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Hafenbrack becomes part of the Upward agency family

Oxiem and Hafenbrack Join Forces As Region’s Most Fully Integrated Agency

DAYTON, Ohio and COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 12, 2014) - Oxiem Brand Interactions announced today the integration of its operations with Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations and its healthcare-focused agency Genessa Health Marketing. These comprehensive brand and digital agencies will unite to form the region’s most progressive, integrated agency group—Upward Brand Interactions—with offices in Columbus, Dayton, Springfield and Cleveland, Ohio.

Oxiem has strong digital roots with industry-leading search, interactive and content marketing offerings, with Hafenbrack boasting a remarkable 34-year history in branding, design and public relations. The two complementary companies will combine under the leadership of Oxiem co-owners John Fimiani and Bill Sterzenbach.

As a result, Upward Brand Interactions will become the largest marketing and interactive agency in the Dayton region. Fifty full- and part-time employees, including 35 in the Dayton/Springfield area, will offer comprehensive resources to help brands and businesses thrive in digital and traditional marketing environments.

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Hafenbrack Marketing Announces Exclusive Partnership with Interactive and Web Services Agency

Hafenbrack Marketing Expands with Addition of Oxiem as Online Services Company

Dayton, Ohio (June 14, 2012)—Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations announced today that long-standing partner, Oxiem, will now be it's online services affiliate. Oxiem is a national Web marketing agency and SEO company with expertise in the healthcare industry.

As the interactive and Web services arm of Hafenbrack Marketing, Oxiem will provide clients with enhanced capabilities that include services to create robust, sophisticated e-commerce and intranet sites, media galleries, dynamic Web content and user-friendly navigation experiences that more fully integrate social media, interactive media and internal business systems.

With Oxiem on board, Hafenbrack's team of Web and interactive marketing professionals grows to over 25 Web developers, designers, and project managers.

"Oxiem has been a long-standing, trusted partner of Hafenbrack Marketing, so it just made sense for us and our clients to bring its capabilities in house," stated Dave Hafenbrack, Founder, Hafenbrack Marketing. "We couldn't be more pleased to offer Oxiem's extensive interactive and Web services to all of our current and prospective clients."

About Oxiem

Oxiem is an interactively inspired, integrated marketing agency that drives brand interactions to create client success. Oxiem focuses on building brand experiences for companies large and small in areas such as education, healthcare, service, industrial/manufacturing and the public sector through websites, search, social media and traditional marketing/communication channels.

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Marketing Firm Adapts Well

Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations Featured in Dayton Daily News

Dave Hafenbrack started in the marketing business 32 years ago when advertising agencies and graphic design studios were mostley seperate entities.

"I started the company myself out of my basement and it was just Hafenbrack Graphic Design," he said. "In the late 1990s, we transitioned to an advertising agency, and we've been a full-service marketing firm for the past few years."

You can read the full Dayton Daily News article here.

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Leading Ohio Marketing Agency Expands Team to Accommodate Growth and Enhance Client Services

Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations Hires Three New Associates for Dayton and Columbus Offices

DAYTON, OH (December 22, 2011)-Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations is pleased to announce the expansion of their team with three new associates. Hafenbrack Marketing, founded more than 32 years ago, is a leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency with offices in Dayton, Springfield and Columbus. To accommodate recent growth and enhance client service capabilities, Hafenbrack Marketing has added Brian Mercer, Account Manager, Mackenzie Barker, Graphic Designer, and Lesley Waldsmith, Director of Public Relations and Social Media, to its talented team of professionals.

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Hafenbrack Marketing Adds Team Members to Provide Enhanced Client Services

Dayton-based marketing agency expands project management and creative production departments.

Dayton, OH (October 1, 2010) – Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations, a full-service advertising and marketing firm with offices in Dayton, Springfield and Columbus, understands that offering clients more for their money is always good business. This is why the 30-year old agency expanded its comprehensive client service capabilities with the addition of new project management, copywriting and multimedia production resources.

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Hafenbrack Marketing Wins 21 Awards


Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations Earns 21 Awards At Annual Hermes/ADDY Competition


DAYTON, Ohio (February 23, 2010) – All secrets were revealed last Friday at Dayton’s historic Masonic Center, as the Greater Dayton Advertising Association recognized the region’s best at its annual excellence in advertising competition. Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations cracked its code for success, garnering 21 wins out 32 entries—including two Best in Category awards.

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Hafenbrack Marketing Expands with Columbus Office

Local Advertising Agency Capitalizes on State-Wide Growth Opportunities

DAYTON, OH (June 8, 2009) - Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations, a full-service advertising agency, announced the opening of its Columbus office, the third location within the state. The new space is located in the heart of Columbus' historic German Village. The company established its headquarters in the Dayton area nearly 30 years ago, and added a satellite office in Springfield in 2004.

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Area Advertising Agency Courts Global Clientele

DAYTON, OH (June 3, 2009) - Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations, a full-service advertising agency with offices in Dayton and Springfield, is managing growth in spite of difficult economic times by further expanding its reach to international markets.

At the lead of this initiative are Hafenbrack Vice President of Client services and Partner, Alex Loehrer, and Senior Partner, Hans J. Wagner.

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Hafenbrack Recognized at Annual PRism Awards

DAYTON, OH (April 17, 2009) - Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations received five awards at the 2009 Public Relations Society of America - Dayton Chapter PRism Awards. The PRism Awards recognize the creativity, planning and enthusiasm that go into implementing exceptional public relations initiatives.

The ADDY Awards is industry's largest competition, with a mission to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local level is the first tier in a national competition. The next level places local winners in one of 14 District competitions. Those winners will make it to the third and final tier, the national ADDY Awards competition.

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Greater Downtown Dayton Value Proposition

Downtown Dayton has big-city advantages without big-city headaches, small-town conveniences without small-town limitations. It has the reputation of being a small city that discovers big, innovative ideas. Downtown is the engine of this region that's helping reinvent the Rustbelt.

Centrally located, downtown is the region's premier business hub and undisputed financial center. It also is home to a majority of the area's government offices and largest professional services firms. This business density and downtown's compact nature make networking easy: nowhere else can people see their banker, lawyer, colleagues, clients, and local elected officials all in the same day - without driving anywhere.

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Hafenbrack Receives National Recognition

DAYTON, OH (January 28, 2009) - Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations has received recognition for their work in Graphic Design USA. Graphic Design USA is a national publication that delivers news and information monthly to the design community. This community includes graphic design firms, publishing departments, advertising agencies and a variety of other creative organizations.

Hafenbrack Marketing was featured twice within the piece. The publication had to review more than 10,000 entries in order to determine the best and the brightest pieces for their American Graphic Design Awards. The issue was released in December of 2008.

From direct mail and catalog to websites and interactive entries, the winning pieces received recognition as established creative minds and organizations of today. Hafenbrack netted an award for their F&S Harley-Davidson Mailer entitled "I Heart My Hog", along with an award for their "Field of Dreams" piece designed for an event held at their facility.

"It is an honor to see your work displayed next to many other well executed designs from across the country," said Jon Brooks, Creative Director of Hafenbrack Marketing. "We love creating attractive marketing tools for our clients to use and grow their business."

About Hafenbrack
Since its start in 1980, Hafenbrack has evolved into a sophisticated, full-service marketing communications firm providing advertising, marketing, direct mail/promotion, e-marketing, public relations and other creative services. Hafenbrack has significantly invested in its strategic business and marketing consultation divisions. Current clientele includes manufacturing, high-tech, healthcare and financial businesses.

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Hafenbrack Hosts a Snow Filled Event

Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations Hosts a Snow Filled Event

Dayton, OH - Hafenbrack Marketing hosted their annual holiday event on Thursday, December 11th at their offices in the historic Kuhn's Building. With a Snow Day theme, Hafenbrack transformed their 4th floor area into a winter wonderland.

Clients, friends and family were able to enjoy food and refreshments while holiday music played in the background and snow fell from the balcony above. The event decor filled the area with trees, snowflakes and much more.

"We strive to make every event special for our guests from the time they walk in to the moment they head home," said Melissa Wyatt, Hafenbrack Marketing's Project Manager and Event Coordinator. "From the invitations and food selection to the decorations and giveaways, we want the entire experience to be a memorable one."

The event was a big success for the region's premier marketing solutions company. With over 150 visitors throughout the evening, Hafenbrack Marketing was a busy downtown space filled with holiday cheer.

"These events allow us to showcase our space, introduce our team, and let our clients and friends know how much we appreciate them," said Alex Loehrer, Hafenbrack Marketing's Vice President of Client Services. "Our team of creative individuals has the opportunity to use their talent throughout the planning stages for invitations, decorations, and transforming our space into a themed event. Combined with the proper planning, we are able to engage prospects and bond with current customers."

For more information on Hafenbrack Marketing or creative event planning, visit hafenbrack.com or call 937.424.8950.

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Hafenbrack Patriotic Picnic

Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations Hosts Another Successful Event

Dayton, OH - Hafenbrack Marketing donned the colors of "Old Glory" and got in the spirit of things with a Star-Spangled event the 26th of June for clients, friends, vendors and family. With an Independence Day theme, Hafenbrack Marketing transformed into Independence Hall and everyone who stopped by was treated to hamburgers, hot dogs and the best apple pies ever, from the EI cake company.

"I really wanted a parade with everyone waving flags, a marching band playing 'Stars and Stripes Forever' and of course, a baton twirler! When I gave more thought to the matter though, I decided it might be a bit much," said Scott Winters, Hafenbrack Marketing Production Director and event coordinator.

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Hafenbrack Marketing Takes a New Approach to Event Planning

Weekly Bike Nights Showcase Agency's Services

DAYTON, Ohio - Through the roaring thunder of a procession of Harley-Davidsons into the parking lot of F&S Harley-Davidson/Buell on North Dixie Drive in Vandalia, you can hear Hafenbrack Marketing's Event Coordinators preparing the contestants for the "Frozen T-Shirt Contest".

The coordination of F&S's weekly Bike Nights falls into the talented hands of Melissa Wyatt and Scott Winters, two of members of the Hafenbrack team. As the contest ends, the band returns to the stage for their next set while the Hafenbrack team checks on the food vendors and captures photography of the evening. ... [read more]

Dayton Marketing Firm's Move Into Downtown Spurs Creativity

Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations Showcases Creative Abilities in Designing New Office Space

DAYTON, Ohio - It all started with a phone call. Dave Hafenbrack, Founder of the agency that bears his name, was in his car on the way to look at a new office space when he received a call from a longtime friend and client. The brief conversation on the phone that followed set into motion a chain of events that has revived an historic building, spurred Dayton's creative market and given Hafenbrack's team a chance to create a workspace that is as chic and posh as it is functional.

"It surprised me to hear from Bob Shiffler. He called and said he was reviving a building downtown, heard I was looking for a new space and just wanted me to check out the building before I made a decision," said Hafenbrack.

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