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HKM Direct Market Communications becomes Presenting Partner of AAF-Akron

HKM Direct Market Communications becomes Presenting Partner of AAF-Akron
Cleveland printing company signs on for 2016-2017 year

AKRON, OH (Sept. 12, 2016) – The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) is excited to announce HKM Direct Market Communications as its new presenting partner for the 2016-2017 year. As a presenting partner, HKM will provide essential funding to support the continued learning and engagement of marketing and advertising professionals in the Greater Akron area, including professional development luncheons, socials and networking events.

“We’re looking forward to working with HKM in a larger capacity as the presenting partner of the club,” said Steve Govern, President of AAF-Akron and Art Director at Kleidon & Associates. “AAF-Akron has a lot in store for the 2016-2017 year, and we’re delighted that HKM sees the value in what we’re doing as an organization and wants to be a part of it. Partnering with a company like HKM, that’s well respected in the industry, is always a benefit to our members.”

HKM was a joint partner with AAF-Akron for the Joe Pulizzi luncheon that was held in May, but the company has actually been involved with AAF-Akron for several years now. HKM first began as an ADDY partner in 2010 when the company sponsored the swag bag for the event, and it has continued to be involved as an ADDY student partner, sponsoring 10 students every year. Over the course of the past five years, HKM has covered the cost for 60 students to attend the ADDYs, the biggest advertising and marketing event of the year for Akron and the surrounding area.

“AAF-Akron is an important organization, and we wanted to become more involved afterRob and Scott Durham - HKM attending an event earlier this year. When the presenting partner came up we knew, as one of the largest printers in the region, we needed to participate,” said Rob Durham, President of HKM Direct Market Communications. “HKM works with many here, and we are very excited about our expanded presence and being an involved, active partner for all of AAF-Akron’s events this upcoming year.”

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for the ADDYs and other events throughout the year. Learn more about ways to get involved and support the club by contacting Cecilia Sveda, Executive Director of AAF-Akron, at

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