Last Saturday, Dayton’s top marketing and advertising talent assembled to celebrate their creative achievements at the 2014 AAF-Dayton Hermes Awards. Love was in the air during the Valentine’s Day themed awards banquet, and The Ohlmann Team was honored to see someone we love presented with the evening’s highest accolade. Our own Senior Vice President of Media Services, Linda Kahn, was awarded the AAF Silver Medal in recognition of her lifelong contributions to the advertising industry. Our Chief Marketing Strategist, David Bowman, gave a speech highlighting some of Linda’s innumerable successes and painted a picture of Linda’s talents as a professional, a community leader, a mother and a wife. The honor was particularly poignant because Saturday marked exactly 20 years since Walter Ohlmann, our President/CEO and Linda’s father, was recognized with his own AAF Silver Medal. Following David’s remarks, the crowd had the opportunity to hear from Linda herself, a rare treat given her self-professed aversion to making speeches. You can find a gallery of photos by Julie Noeth of Walling Photography, below.
It was a great night for The Ohlmann Group. The agency took home top honors (the coveted Hermes head) for our Moeller Door Sales radio campaign, as well as silver ADDYs for Hartzell Propeller and CareSource. In total, The Ohlmann Group team was recognized with 12 awards spanning print design, copywriting, outdoor display, branding, web design, direct mail and multi-media campaign creative. Three members of our creative team, Jim Hausfeld, Meghen Welly and Andy Kittles, also received special thanks from AAF-Dayton for helping make the banquet itself a unique and memorable experience.
Here is the official list of the pieces that won:
Gold ADDY/Hermes Award – Moeller Door Sales Radio Campaign
Silver ADDY – Hartzell Propeller Red Bill Air Race Magazine Ad
Silver ADDY – CareSource Annual Report Design
Silver ADDY – CareSource Annual Report Copywriting
Bronze ADDY – CareSource 25th Anniversary Campaign
Bronze ADDY – Hartzell Propeller Props and Hops Campaign
Bronze ADDY – Lifestages Website
Bronze ADDY – CareSource – 25th Anniversary Magazine Ad
Bronze ADDY – Trimbachs Body Shop Billboard Campaign
Bronze ADDY – AAF Dayton Pinewood Designer Derby Logo
Bronze ADDY – Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio Mud Volleyball Logo
Bronze ADDY – Mar-flex “One Square Foot of Awesome” Mailer