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Mercury Rising: 8 Awards and 14 Nominations

BY: ON May 20, 2015

Last night, the American Advertising Federation – Dayton (AAF-Dayton) recognized the region’s top advertising professionals at the 2015 Mercury Awards. We are proud to announce that Ohlmann Group employees received 14 nominations across nine categories and took home top honor in eight of them. The accolades are particularly significant because Mercury Award winners are nominated and selected by members of AAF-Dayton. It is a great honor to be recognized by our peers in the industry. For our part, we would like to thank our clients. It is only through their trust and support that we are able to channel our passion for advertising.

Take a look at the slideshow below to see some highlights from the event:


  • Linda Kahn, Senior Vice President for Media Services,  was named Best Agency Rep. Linda was nominated alongside Senior Media Strategist Helen Mumaw and Chief Marketing Strategist David Bowman.

  • Jim Hausfeld, Creative Director, was named Best Audio/Video Production Rep.

  • Digital Media Manager Mike Blackney was named best Digital Rep. David Bowman was also honored as a nominee in this category.

  • Helen Mumaw was named Best Media Buyer. Linda Khan was recognized as the Emeritus Honoree, having won the award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

  • Cindy Zwayer was named Best Print/Specialties Buyer.

  • David Bowman was named Best Social Media Rep. Content Marketing Manager Ian Bowman-Henderson was also nominated in this category.

  • Ian Bowman-Henderson was named Newcomer of the Year.


Jim Hausfeld was also nominated for the Unsung Hero Award, which recognizes individuals who make consistent contributions “Behind the Scenes.” Though that award went to longtime AAF supporter Fred Tuzzi, Jim was recognized with the night’s highest honor, the coveted Vendor of the Year award.

The 2015 Mercury Awards also recognized volunteers who made an impact on AAF-Dayton. Supporting the local advertising industry is a core value of the Ohlmann Group. We believe everyone benefits from a stronger community of advertising professionals. Five Ohlmann Group employees were recognized as outstanding volunteers: Andy Kittles, David Bowman, Jim Hausfeld, Linda Kahn, Meghen Welly and Walter Ohlmann.

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