Congrats to our P/O/N Mercury Award Winners!


DAYTON, OH (May 21st, 2010) – The Dayton Advertising Association (DAA) recently announced the winners of its 2010 Mercury Awards, honoring advertising professionals in sales and support services, including ad specialists, educators, and vendors.

Two 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 fourth consecutive Mercury win in this category. David Bowman, Chief Marketing Strategist, won this year’s Unsung Hero 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 Wright State University’s ARTSGALA event and the Kettering Medical Center Foundation’s Women’s Wellness Fund.

David E. Bowman 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. David’s unique mix of marketing communications strategy, business development, and commitment to client education truly make him one of Dayton’s unsung heroes.

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.

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The Ohlmann Group has a rich history that began in Dayton, Ohio in 1949, where the agency was founded as Penny and Penny by Bob Penny and his wife Jean. In 1964, Walter Ohlmann joined the firm. Ralph Neiman came on in 1969 and the firm became Penny/Ohlmann/Neiman. In 2011, P/O/N was renamed The Ohlmann Group to better reflect the agency's ongoing evolution and collaborative nature.

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  1. Richard says:

    Congratulations David! Without a doubt, very well deserved!

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