Last night, the Ohlmann Group enjoyed a fabulous evening at the American Advertising Federation – Dayton’s Mercury Awards ceremony. These awards recognize excellence in advertising sales and support, and are voted on by members of AAF-Dayton. They are the service-based parallel to the Hermes Awards, which recognize creative achievement.
The Ohlmann Group spends 365 days a year delivering anything our clients and creative team can dream. The Mercury Awards are a gratifying reminder that our efforts do not go unnoticed. Ohlmann Group team members were awarded five Mercury Awards as well as the coveted Vendor of the Year award, which went to Linda Kahn. Here are our winners and the fields in which they were recognized:
Best Ad Agency Rep – Linda Kahn
Best Media Buyer – Helen Mumaw
Best Print/Specialty Buyer – Cindy Zwayer
Newcomer of the Year – Mike Blackney
Unsung Hero – David Bowman
Vendor of the Year – Linda Kahn
The category of Best Media Buyer, in particular, offered a heartfelt moment for The Ohlmann Group. Linda Kahn, who has won the category six times, is considered “Best Media Buyer Emeritus,” and Helen Mumaw took the prize for the second time in 2014. The pair have worked side by side for many years, pushing eachother to greater levels of expertise. Seeing two leaders of Dayton’s advertising community celebrate together was a real treat.
In addition to winning Best Ad Agency Rep, Linda was awarded the night’s ultimate prize: The Vendor of the Year Award. This honor recognizes the individual who received the most votes from AAF-Dayton members across all of the categories. It is a rare achievement, and well deserved. Linda credited Walter Ohlmann, our fearless leader, for making her success possible through decades of visionary leadership.
On behalf of the entire Ohlmann Group staff, thank you to all who made this successful evening possible. Thank you to the AAF-Dayton members for your support, community partnership and honest appraisal of our efforts. Thank you to Walter Ohlmann for envisioning an advertising agency which would leave an indelible mark on Dayton, Ohio. The greatest thanks, however, must be reserved for our clients. None of this would be possible without the many organizations which have trusted our team to make their advertising visions into spectacular reality. We look forward to another 65 years of faithful service.