Jon Brooks Awarded AAF Silver Medal

Holly Allen
Holly Allen
BY: Holly Allen ON March 8, 2023

The American Advertising Federation has awarded Jon Brooks, Creative Director at The Ohlmann Group, the AAF Silver Medal for his exemplary creative achievement in advertising, his creative ability, his contributions to the community, and his work advancing the profession of advertising.

The Silver Medal is the American Advertising Federation’s highest honor.

The Ohlmann Group team joined Jon for the surprise recognition at AAF-Dayton’s Hermes Awards at The Brightside in downtown Dayton. We were thrilled to celebrate Jon. Watch our team’s congratulations video to Jon below!

A Lifetime of Great Work

Jon has spent his entire successful career, spanning over 35 years, in advertising and marketing. He’s a leading creative thinker, and as Creative Director here at The Ohlmann Group, he lends his award-winning creative vision and leads our staff of designers, developers and content creators.

Jon is one of the most decorated creative artists in our region, winning hundreds of awards for his advertising design and branding prowess. He’s a consistent champion at the annual Hermes Awards, with 14 Gold ADDYs for his design work and multiple others as a Creative Director or Art Director. He’s a twice-decorated winner of the Best-of-Show Award as well. With his dozens of additional Silver and Bronze ADDYs, it’s difficult imagine any one individual who has won so many local awards. In addition, his work has been recognized regionally by PRSA and the Columbus AMA, and nationally by the Creativity Annual Awards Competition, the Davey Awards, and GDUSA.

Giving Back to the Next Generation

As a proud graduate of the School of Advertising Art, now known as The Modern College of Design, Jon gives back to the next generation of designers, volunteering to review student portfolios and to speak on panels for students and parents. Jon has also served as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Dayton Creative Syndicate, an AAF-Dayton sister organization dedicated to designers and geared toward young professionals.

Jon’s big talent in advertising is only exceeded by his big heart. He’s known throughout our advertising community as unfailingly generous, uncommonly caring, and unquestionably committed.

Welcome to the Club, Jonny B

Jon’s recognition places The Ohlmann Group among the winning-most agencies in the region. He joins four others on The Ohlmann Group team to have received the Silver Medal over the years: Walter Ohlmann (1995), Jim Hausfeld (2009), Linda Kahn (2015), and David Bowman (2018).

Congratulations, Jon!

Photo Credit: Julie Walling Photography

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