December 2018


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In This Issue

Officers and
Board of Governors


Cooper-Smith Advertising
1st Vice President
Cuttlefish Graphics

2nd Vice President  
Lateral Gig 
Mail It Corporation

Franklin Park Mall 
President's Advisory Council:

Crane Development, Ltd. 

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

United Way of Greater Toledo

Hanson Inc.


Calendar of Events:
Wednesday, December 5
Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg
doors open at 11:15
buffet lunch at 11:30
presentations begin at 12:00    
Friday, January 4
ADDY Entry Deadline
more info: 
Friday, January 11
ADDY Judging
Wednesday, January 16
Lunch & Learn
Silver Medal Award Recipient Panel
The Premier
for more club information, visit:

Who Am I?
My place of birth is:
Buckeye State
My hobbies are:
Recently Started: Muay Thai Style Circuit Training and I have always enjoyed playing golf. 
The last good book I read was:
The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
My   best   habit is:
Drinking homemade green juice- Powered by   organic   veggies  
Device I couldn't live without:
My   iPhone   recently broke and I had to wait 2 days for a   was rough!  
My greatest accomplishment outside my profession:
I recently completed my Personal Fitness Training Certification    
The reason I got into advertising/marketing:
Because it has the   capability to touch people's emotions, influence thoughts, and change hearts when done well.  
Biggest influences on me professionally:
I have had exceptional mentors and some not so exceptional one's and they both have had their place in my professional growth.  I learned the most from list ening   to people   like Wayne Dyer, Joyce Meyer, and my brother Christopher.
My greatest unfulfilled ambition is:  
Being a guest on the Chelsea Handler Show.
When nobody's looking, I like to:
Sing in my Jeep like I am on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke Show with Madonna  
The one thing I really want   people in the world to do more of is:
Just be kind to one another.  
Best thing about being an AAF Toledo member:
I   value the   ability to interact with diverse thinkers.  "Diversity" is truly what makes the world rich in all aspects.  If you can embrace this and allow for inclusion then amazing ideas come to life.  
I am:

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A Message From Our President

Ryan Hall 
AAF Toledo President

Happy Holidays from the American Advertising Federation of Toledo!
There's no better way to find ideas for your holiday gift shopping than by attending Our Favorite Things program on Wednesday, December 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn!
This fun afternoon features live entertainment, raffles, and goodie bags.  Did I mention there will be a cash bar?  Be sure to wear your favorite ugly sweater and bring a donation for our 2018-2019 non-profit partner, St. Paul's Community Center!  Items needed for this winter season include:  toothpaste, shampoo (travel and hotel size), gloves, sweatshirts, and sweatpants.
2019 ADDY Call For Entries is now open!
The ADDYs are the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local events.  The AAF Toledo ADDY Awards are the first of a three-tier, national competition.  Learn more about past year winners, Silver Medal Award recipients and the ADDY award process here.  The deadline to submit entries is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4.
If you would like to become more involved within the club, we have several committees that could use your help!  We would love to have your input, and you do not need to be on the Board of Governors in order to participate.  To find out more about becoming involved on one of our committees, please contact Patty Schoepf.
Ryan J. Hall
Cooper-Smith Advertising
Media Buyer
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Our Favorite Things
Holiday Luncheon
Wednesday, December 5
Hilton Garden Inn

Wednesday, December 5
Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg
Schedule of Events
  • 11:15 - doors open | networking | music provided by: TSA choir | cash bar | photo booth
  • 11:45 - buffet lunch served
  • 11:55 - everyone seated | announcements
  • 12:00-1:00 - presentation | raffle drawings
  • 1:00 - closing remarks
  • 1:10-1:30 - retailer booths open for viewing and item purchases 
first 100 people will receive a swag bag --- arrive early! 
receive one raffle ticket for each of the following:  

2019 ADDY Call For Entries

It's ADDY season! Hopefully you've determined the awesome work you've done this year to enter.

ADDY rules and categories have been released.  If you're planning on entering this year, please take a minute to familiarize yourself with them.  You can download the professional PDF here and the student PDF here.

ENTER here

Digital Entries (Video, Website, etc.) - Must be entered into the ADDY software by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4. A link to the Professional & Student software can be found above.

Physical Entries (Print, Packaging, etc.) - Entry must be dropped off with manifest to F.J. Westcott Co. (1425 Holland Rd, Suite B, Maumee, OH, 43537) between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4th. The Westcott Soundstage entrance is located in the back of the building.


Payments may be made by credit card in the ADDY software or by check, payable to: AAF Toledo.

If you have questions regarding entering your work, the software, or anything additional, please contact Patty at 419-866-4199 or

  • Members - $65/Single & $85/Campaign
  • Non-Members - $100/Single & $125/Campaign
  • Mosaic (local only) - $50/entry
  • Student - $40/entry

Non-Profit Partner
St. Paul's Community Center
Community Holiday Luncheon
Friday, December 21

Community Volunteers Needed

If you like the holidays, you will love Holidays at the Shelter! Help them prepare, serve, and clean up after the annual SPCC Holiday Luncheon. Approximately 200 guests will join them at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21 for food, presents, and fun! Bring the family and help our community create some holiday magic.


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Company Profile

What is Urban Adrenaline?
Urban Adrenaline is a creative consulting group that embraces diversity, complexity, branding, and all things digital within the dynamic culture of social exchange.
We understand the critical value that quality design and branding play in creating a powerful virtual experience.
People like to feel something and be moved by what they see, hear, or experience.
Urban Adrenaline embraces how creative design solutions support the infusion of vitality to our urban realm and digital culture.
In an increasingly global world Urban Adrenaline thrives on the challenge of creating solutions for small business, non-profits, and corporate clients that are big thinkers yet, rooted in the very culture and heritage of each specific place, allowing these layered resources to dictate the design and or branding path.
Urban Adrenaline is ready to help you with all your digital marketing needs:
From social, branding, media buys, strategic planning, brand awareness, lead generation SEO, SEM, and much more but, let's have a conversation first because chances are you are already doing a lot of this right...but, let's go to the next level and find affordable, creative solutions to make your digital marketing budget go further within the complex digital eco-system.
Make Urban Adrenaline a part of your team to assist with a special project or contracted solution.
Specialty consulting services include:
  • E-commerce purchasing platforms and design
  • Online product retail marketing
  • Diversity focused inclusion campaigns
  • Affordable interior design branding solutions for offices and lobby entrances
The adrenaline rush is in all of us...our goal is to find what moves you, inspires you, and energizes your soul. Let's talk.
Contact Options:
Phone: 419.377.0113

Welcome New Members

Allie Godfrey
Bowling Green State University

 Catherine Krueck
Owens Community College

2018-2019 Membership Renewal

2018-2019 Membership Renewal   
Please renew ASAP.  Our membership year began on July 1.

Not a member?
if you are NOT listed in below directory, you have not renewed your membership - please contact Patty with questions

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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