DAYTON, OH (May 20, 2011) – The Greater Dayton Advertising Association announced the winners of its 2011 Mercury Awards, honoring advertising professionals in sales and support services, including ad specialists, educators, and vendors.
Three members of strategic marketing firm Penny/Ohlmann/Neiman were selected as category winners this year. Linda Kahn, Senior Vice President of Media, won in the Best Media Buyer category. This is Linda’s fifth consecutive Mercury win in this category. David Bowman, Chief Marketing Strategist, won this year’s Best Ad Agency Rep. In 2010, Bowman received the Unsung Hero award. Shelby Quinlivan, Director of Public Relations, won the Newcomer of the Year award.
Linda has been with Penny/Ohlmann/Neiman since 1979 where she began her career as a media planner/buyer. Today, as Senior Vice President of Media, Linda leads the team responsible for media evaluation, analysis, purchase, and post-buy analysis for agency clients. Over the last 30 years, Linda has earned a reputation as one of the most respected media planners and negotiators in the region, and supports a number of community initiatives and organizations, including serving on the Hullel School board, the Jewish Federation committee and the Kettering Medical Center Foundation’s Women’s Wellness Fund.
David has well over a decade of sales, marketing, and strategic communications experience with a specialization in new media. He is a passionate member of the Dayton community, and actively supports numerous organizations, including the Epilepsy Foundation, United Way, Dayton Rotary, Dayton Chamber, and Technology First. He is also an organizer, presenter, and emcee for the SummitUp social media conference, and participates in regular speaking engagements on new media, social networking, and digital branding across southwestern Ohio.
Shelby recently joined P/O/N with over five years of public relations experience in the Dayton area. She is an active member of the community, donating her time to Ronald McDonald House, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Relay for Life – Kettering. She also serves on the board for the Public Relations Society of America Dayton chapter and is a member of Generation Dayton.
Richard Kaiser, Marketing Strategist, was also nominated for Newcomer of the Year as well as the Unsung Hero Award. Helen Mumaw, Senior Media Strategist, was nominated for Media Buyer of the Year.
Winners were chosen by voting members of the Greater Dayton Advertising Association and Dayton Creative Syndicate, though winners did not have to be members of either organization to be eligible for the award.