Clever is the 2023 Design Partner 

July 18, 2022

AAF-Akron is pleased to work with Youngstown marketing agency, Clever! 

As Clever as They Come

Clever is a team of experienced marketing professionals creating branding, design and digital work for clients of all sizes. They believe in a simple idea that great design and creative still matters … and in the end produces the best results.

Led by Whitney Burd, Tony Marr and Adrienne Sabo, Clever was founded on the belief that the art in commercial arts is just as important and wanted to bring the focus back to developing truly creative, powerful marketing and advertising that resonates with brands and their audiences.

With Clever, their clients can outsmart the competition with carefully crafted and coordinated marketing strategies that yield the most returns from the most cost-effective solutions.

We can’t wait to share their clever creative. Stay tuned.

Connect with Our Creative Community

2023 American Advertising Awards Sponsorships Now Available
Awards Show: Friday, February 24, 2023 at the Akron Civic Theatre

Title Partner | $5,000
• “Presented By: Your Company Name/logo” in promotional materials
• Onstage sponsor recognition
• 3-minute onstage presentation/speaking opportunity/promo video
• 16 event tickets with premiere seating
• Logo on: website, header of every e-blast through March 1, winners book, postcards 
• Social media sponsor spotlights
• Full page ad on back cover of winners book
• Press release to media outlets
• Feature in AAF-Akron blog and newsletter
• Opportunity to provide self-promo item or perk for attendees
• Opportunity to be an ADvantage Card partner

ADvertaster Reception Partner | $3,500
• Onstage sponsor recognition
• 8 event tickets
• Signage placement at 2 bars and in reception area
• Custom cocktail
• Full page ad in winners book
• Logo placement on website

Student Best of Show Partner | $2,500
• Onstage sponsor recognition
• Naming rights for the 2023 Student Best of Show Award
• Sponsor presents award onstage
• 4 event tickets
• Half page ad in winners book
• Logo placement on website
• Funds go to the Susan B. Kosich Charitable Fund in support of the Kosich Scholarship

Mosaic Award Partner | $2,500
• Onstage sponsor recognition
• Naming rights for the 2023 Mosaic Award
• Sponsor presents award onstage
• 4 event tickets
• Half page ad in winners book
• Logo placement on website

Penny Partners | $1,000
• Limited to six with category exclusivity
• Onstage sponsor recognition
• 2 event tickets
• Quarter page ad in winners book
• Logo placement on website

Swag Bag Partner | $500
• Logo on bag
• Onstage sponsor recognition
• 2 tickets to the American Advertising Awards
• Logo placement on website

Award Category Partners | $200
• Sponsor a category during the awards presentation
• Full size screen of your logo, a one-sentence “commercial” about your company
• Your logo as a signature on every slide in that category
• 1 event ticket

In-Kind Partners
Here’s a list of items you can help us with:
• Printing
• Signage
• Event volunteers
• Media promotions
• Photography
• Video

For more information or to reserve your sponsorship, contact director@aafakron.com.
Don’t see a sponsorship that suits you? Let us know and we can create a custom package. 

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