August 2018


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In This Issue

Officers and
Board of Governors


Cooper-Smith Advertising
1st Vice President
Cuttlefish Graphics

2nd Vice President  
The Blade
Mail It Corporation

Franklin Park Mall 
President's Advisory Council:


office:  419.866.4199
cell:  419.260.9572

Board of Governors:


Fresh Products

Buckeye Broadband


Impact Products, LLC

Uppercase Designs
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

The Blade

HOT Graphic Services
United Way of Greater Toledo



Calendar of Events:
Thursday, August 9
AdBASH - Volleyball Tournament
sand courts at The Docks
September 2018-June 2019
Lunch & Learn Program Series Sponsor:
Wednesday, September 19
Hope Sowders, Mohawk Paper 
more to come!
September Program Sponsor:
Saturday, November 3
Hilton Garden Inn
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

for more club information, visit:

Who Am I?

My place of birth is:
Toledo, Ohio
My hobbies are:
Golfing/uber driver (for the kids)/fishing and playing golf with the kids
The last good book I read was:
Age of Iron (Angus Watson)
Device I couldn't live without:
All sorts of speakers for music!!!! 
My greatest accomplishment outside my profession:
Raising 2 wonderful kids and not having my wonderful wife leave me!
The reason I got into advertising/marketing:
Started working for the family business when I was in grade school and wanted to keep the family business going and help.      
Biggest influences on me professionally:
My father   
My greatest unfulfilled ambition is:
Win an amateur golf tournament   
When nobody's looking, I like to:
Sing 70's/80's sappy love songs   
The one thing I really want the world to know about me:
I'm a better MC than Michael Seay
Best thing about being an AAF Toledo member:
Working with Patty!!     
I am:

Greg Reece
Account Executive
HOT Graphic Services, Inc

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AAF Toledo
entitles you to be a
member of the
American Advertising Federation (AAF).

This membership connects
you to the entire advertising
community and provides you
with great opportunities for networking, education, and valuable discounts.


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A Message From Our President

Ryan Hall 
2018-2019 AAF Toledo President

Don't forget to sign up for our annual volleyball tournament happening on Thursday, August 9th!  AdBASH takes place at The Beach at International Park with play beginning at 6:00 p.m. Deadline to register YOUR team has been extended to Monday, August 6. Food and t-shirts are included with registration and a cash bar will be available.
The AAF Toledo Board of Governors will be meeting later this month for a retreat! Our friends over at Handlebar Toledo are taking us on a tour of downtown on their bicycle bar! We will be making a stop at Rustbelt Coffee to discuss the 2018-2019 plans and goals for the organization! Keep a lookout for pictures of the retreat on our social media pages.
The Internship Event is a collaborative effort by AAF Toledo, the Press Club of Toledo and PRSA Northwest Ohio. This event brings together students, professionals, and prospective employers for a unique networking and educational experience at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, November 3rd. There are several sponsorship opportunities available. Please visit our website for more details.
Want to get more involved with the AAF? We would love to have your input, and you do not need to be on the Board of Governors in order to participate! If you are interested in helping out with the club, please reach out to Patty Schoepf by clicking HERE . This is a great way to get involved and grow your professional network!
Thank you for your continued support of AAF Toledo. To stay on up to date with everything AAF Toledo, please follow us on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , and Twitter .
Ryan J. Hall
Cooper-Smith Advertising
Media Buyer


AdBASH Volleyball Tournament
Thursday, August 9
Sand Courts at The Docks

Thursday, August 9
  Sand Courts at The Docks

5:00-6:00 p.m. Registration/Food/Cash Bar/Practice
6:00 p.m. Meeting with Team Captains/Play Begins

team registration EXTENDED!
registration deadline = Monday, 8/6

more info:  AdBASH 2018

Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, September 19
The Premier


Hope Sowders 
Mohawk Paper

sponsored by:  Commerce Paper Company 

The Internship Event
Saturday, November 3
Hilton Garden Inn


Saturday, November 3
Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Professionals: Want to help shape our industry's future talent?

As a recruiter, you'll have one-on-one time with students interested in your business. You just might find your next valuable intern!

Reserve your recruiter table today for only $75!

QUESTIONS?  contact Patty at or call 419.866.4199

Our Favorite Things
Holiday Luncheon
Wednesday, December 5
Hilton Garden Inn

  We are in need of raffle items or 100 swag bag items, contact Patty if you are able to donate!

Non-Profit Partner

AAF Toledo Announces 2018-2019 Non-Profit Partner
AAF Toledo has joined forces with St. Paul's Community Center in helping raise funds for St. Paul's 40th Anniversary year. After reviewing sixteen applications, St. Paul's was chosen as AAF Toledo's non-profit partner for the 2018-2019 membership year. "AAF Toledo takes great pride in community involvement," said Ryan Hall, AAF Toledo's current president. "In accordance with our mission, we wanted to join efforts with a non-profit (501c3) organization throughout our membership year for the purpose of bringing awareness towards the non-profit's goal and purpose. Congratulations to St. Paul's Community Center."

Company Profile

Creating a sustainable brand and culture is a challenge for many businesses and organizations. We view this challenge as an opportunity. We help our clients create a culture that supports their brand message. Our proven process has delivered amazing results for our clients. We believe that an agency is nothing more than a group of people that you trust. That's it.

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Welcome New Members

Ryan Hehr
Digital Marketing Manager
Madison Avenue Marketing Group

Troy Hester
Graphic Designer
Toledo Mud Hens, Walleye, Hensville

Taylor Rupert
Graphic Designer
The Andersons

Greg Shaw

Darrell Sheares, Jr.
TouchDown Agency

Thaddaeus Washington
TouchDown Agency

Molly Luetke 
Account Manager

2018-2019 Membership Renewal Invoices

2018-2019 membership renewal invoices were mailed on May 31  
Please renew ASAP.  Our membership year began on July 1.
2nd request invoices will be mailed soon if you did not pay dues.    
Not a member?
contact Patty with questions at 419.866.4199

Career Opportunities

New Jobs Posted!

How to Submit a Job Posting

AAF Toledo's marketing job board will put your job posting in front of the most robust network of marketing and advertising talent in the Toledo Area.


Your posting will be placed on the AAF Toledo Career Page for 30 days.  It will also receive one mention in the monthly AAF Toledo ADV: Newsletter (which is sent to all AAF Toledo members) and one mention per week (4x) on each of AAF Toledo's social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter).

Price: Free - Members | $50 - Non-Members

Job postings are free for AAF Toledo members. Take advantage of this member benefit and join today

Processing Rules & Regulations:
Once AAF Toledo receives your request for a job posting the Executive Director will approve the posting. At this time the company/individual posting the job will be invoiced for $50.

*AAF Toledo has the right to refuse any job postings at anytime.*



About AAF Toledo


AAF Toledo, formerly the Advertising Club of Toledo, is a professional and social organization for individuals actively involved in the creation and production of advertising and marketing communications materials.  The nonprofit (501C6) organization was originally formed in 1909 and remains dedicated to providing professional education and promoting fellowship among members and the community they serve.    


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