The Ohlmann Group’s ties to Dayton’s Better Business Bureau go back to the earliest days of our company. We have long admired the work that they do in setting the bar for truth and integrity in local advertising. So, we were especially honored today to receive a beautiful plaque in recognition of our unique partnership with the BBB. Twenty-three years ago, when the Better Business Bureau approached our President Walter Ohlmann and Senior Vice President Linda Kahn about serving on their Advertising Review Council, they were glad to help. Now, after two decades, Linda still meets quarterly with other industry leaders to identify local advertising that may be untruthful, deceptive, or misleading, and, if necessary, take any violating advertisers to task.
According to the BBB’s website, The Advertising Review Council is a joint program between the BBB and AAF-Dayton whose goal is to “restore public confidence in the truth and accuracy of advertising through education and voluntary self-regulation by advertisers.” Or, to put it in simpler terms, they help make sure advertisers are doing the right thing.
We thank the Dayton Better Business Bureau for doing the right thing for over 100 years, and we’re honored to be part of this ongoing partnership for the good of all advertising.