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March 2019
A Message From Our President
Ryan J. Hall, Cooper-Smith
2018-2019 AAF Toledo President
Congratulations to all of the AAF Toledo ADDY award recipients! We are honored to be able to recognize and showcase Northwest Ohio’s best creative talent in a wide variety of advertising, marketing and public relations categories at the historic Valentine Theatre. A special thank you to Touchdown Agency for partnering with the AAF of Toledo to design and deliver the theme "Better Together" for our 2019 ADDY Awards. I would also like to thank HOT & Homewood Press for their partnership in printing the materials for this event. Click here for a copy of the winners booklet.

Lunch & Learn with us on Wednesday, March 20th at Hensville – The Roost from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will be featuring a panel of social media experts from the Toledo Mud Hens/Walleye/Hensville, Toledo Zoo and Mary Wyar Photography. Also, don’t forget your donation for our non-profit partner, St. Paul’s Community Center .
Join us on Friday, March 29th for our annual bowling tournament, AdPIN ! Only a few lanes are available for the event that takes place at Rossford Lanes and includes: glow bowling, shoes, food, trophies, and more! Contact Patty at to reserve your lane!

AdBID , our online auction, will begin on Monday, April 1 at 8:00 am. We are now accepting donations for this fundraiser that benefits the club’s general operating fund which in turn supports educational programming and social events. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our non-profit partner,  St. Paul's Community Center . This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Keep in mind, you do NOT need to be a member to bid or donate.

Thank you for your continued support of AAF Toledo. Keep up with all that is happening by following us on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , and Twitter , or by visiting for current event and program information!
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 reach out to Patty Schoepf by clicking HERE .

Ryan J. Hall
Cooper-Smith Advertising
Senior Media Buyer
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 20
Social Media Panel
The Roost at Hensville

Friday, March 29
Rossford Lanes
22 lane maximum

April 1-April 15
collecting donations now - April 1

Wednesday, April 17
Lunch & Learn
Downtown District Panel
The Premier
March Events:
2019 ADDY Awards
Approximately 300 members of the local advertising and marketing community attended the 2019 ADDY Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 21 at the historic Valentine Theatre. Michael Seay, MadAveGroup/AAF District 5 Chairman and Molly Luetke, Madhouse hosted the event.

Agencies, local businesses, creatives, and students submitted 162 entries and earned four Judge’s Choice awards, seven Gold ADDYs, sixteen Silver and sixteen Bronze awards. Student entries garnered a Gold ADDY, Silver ADDY, and two Bronze. Best of Show went to Madhouse for creating an impactful piece for the Toledo Opera “I Dream” Promo.

The Silver Medal Award, the AAF’s highest award for contribution to the advertising industry, was given to Bill Sattler of Madhouse. The 2019 Honorary ADDY for Community Partnership was given to Jerry Anderson for his contributions to our community and to AAF Toledo.

Interested In Joining Our Board?
We Need You!

The 2019-2020 membership year begins on July 1 and we need you!

Some of our board members will be completing their term and we need energetic, productive people to fill those positions.
Please contact Patty at  or 419.866.4199 if you are interested or have questions.
Thank You For Supporting
St. Paul's Community Center

to learn more about their organization, please visit:
AdBID - Online Auction

This fundraiser benefits the club’s general operating fund which in turn supports educational programming and social events. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our non-profit partner, St. Paul's Community Center. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Thank you in advance for donating and/or bidding!

  • Accepting donations now - April 1
  • Online bidding begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1
  • Online bidding closes at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15
  • Highest bidders will be contacted after April 15 (items must be paid for at time of transfer)

Make Giving A Part Of Buying!
PromoHits has committed to donating 5% of its total product sales from January-June 2019 to four local charities!

You can be part of this simply by purchasing your promotional products and telling us which of the 4 designated charities you'd like to support.

There is no extra cost to you! 

The four local charities to benefit from this initiative are:

To learn more or to place an order and choose which charity you'd like to support, call 419-358-0700 or email .

Follow us on Facebook to learn more about these charities and our involvement through PromoCares!

2019 Corporate Sponsor
Member Profile
My place of birth is:
Toledo, Ohio

My hobbies are:
Restoring old furniture, baking, going on walks (usually at Olander Park), and shopping.

The last good book I read was:
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

Device I couldn't live without:
My greatest accomplishment outside my profession:
Being a mother to my 2-year-old son (and daughter coming this April).

The reason I got into advertising/marketing:
Back in college I was in line for a trendy event planning company, my professor pulled me out of line and encouraged me to check out a Columbus based digital agency. I did, interviewed, and got the internship. Let’s just say after my first day I knew working at a digital agency was meant for me.
Biggest influences on me professionally:
My past marketing professor at Miami University, Dr. Jim Friedman who really pushed his students to figure out a personal brand allowing me to discover what I stand for and what I wanted in a future career.
My greatest unfulfilled ambition is:
Launching a blog (“Digital Angela”) focused on the latest trends in the world of digital advertising.
When nobody's looking, I like to:
Binge watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians .
Best thing about being an AAF Toledo member:
Attending and networking at the monthly Lunch & Learns.

I am:
Angela Linares

Strategic Analyst
Hanson Inc.
Welcome New Members

Vincent Rocha

Julie Woods
JWoods Digital Marketing

Welcome Back To The Club

Craig Hagenbuch
S.r Manager, Sales & Service
American Frame

July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

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

2018-2019 Officers & Board of Governors

Ryan Hall, President

Melanie Dunn, 1st Vice President

Katelin Reinhart, 2nd Vice President

Ashley Yoakam, Treasurer

Casey Pogan, Ex-Officio

President's Advisory Council
Patrick Bruen

Matt Rubin

Chairman, AAF District 5 and National Board Member
Michael Seay

Executive Director
Patty Schoepf
office: 419.866.4199
cell: 419.260.9572

Board of Governors:

Liz Allen

Chrissy Arvin

Jodi Dixon

Jean Drees

Scott Grosteffon

Kelly Henry-Hahn

Holly Kemler

Jessica Ovall

Greg Reece

Lucas Stall

Sally Stearns

Mike Toth
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.