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HKM Direct Market Communications Renews Presenting Partnership

HKM Direct Market Communications Renews Presenting Partnership of AAF-Akron

National printing company signs on for a third year

The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) is excited to announce that HKM Direct Market Communications, located in Northeast Ohio, has renewed its partnership with the organization for the 2018-2019 year. As a three-time presenting partner, HKM will continue to provide essential funding to support the progressive learning and engagement of marketing and advertising professionals in the Greater Akron area, including professional development luncheons, the American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), socials and networking events.

“We’re looking forward to working with HKM as the presenting partner of the club for the third year in a row,” said Melissa Olson, president of AAF-Akron and manager of Myers School of Art & Design Student Affairs at The University of Akron. “AAF-Akron has a lot in store for the 2018-2019 year, and we’re delighted that HKM continues to 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.”

Since 2010, HKM has sponsored luncheons and covered the cost of ADDY admission for 60 area students. It has been the club’s presenting partner for the last two years.

“HKM is proud to have our partnership with AAF-Akron flourish year after year,” said Rob Durham, president of HKM Direct Market Communications. “As one of the largest printers in the region, we continue to expand our presence and grow relationships with corporations, universities and agencies. It’s been a really good fit for us!”

About HKM Direct Market Communications
Since its founding in 1922, HKM’s focus is to deliver returns on marketing investments through the production, fulfillment and delivery of communications. The Northeast Ohio based company works with companies across the country and is a provider of graphic art & prepress, digital & offset printing, large format printing, database management, web to print technology, and mailing and fulfillment services. It is a founding member of the Direct Connect Group, a consortium of client-centric direct market service providers that combine capabilities to cost effectively deliver communications from coast to coast and internationally.
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