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King Hill Inducted into Cleveland Advertising Hall of Fame

Cleveland, OHIO (June 12, 2013) – Marcus Thomas senior vice president and digital strategist King Hill was recently inducted into the AAF-Cleveland’s Hall of Fame Program. Marcus Thomas is one of the region’s leading integrated marketing communications firms.

Hill was honored by the American Advertising Federation for his outstanding contributions to Marcus Thomas, DigiKnow and the advertising industry over the years.

The AAF-Cleveland’s Hall of Fame Award Program recognizes individuals who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. AAF-Cleveland may solicit nominations and bestow this honor at its discretion each year. Over 130 were in attendance to celebrate with the inductees on June 12.

Keith Berr, owner of Keith Berr Productions, and Jack DeLeo, hfa President and CEO, were also inducted into the AAF-CLE Advertising Hall of Fame.

About King Hill
King is a veteran marketing communicator and digital pioneer, with extensive expertise blending traditional and digital strategies. At Marcus Thomas, he is a lead strategist for a number of clients and also serves on the agency’s business development and promotion teams. His client experience is broad and deep, ranging from Visa to Coors to Goodyear, FirstEnergy and Nestlé. Prior to joining Marcus Thomas, he was President of DigiKnow, a pioneering digital marketing and technology company he helped co-found in 1995. In his 17 years in the digital space, King has lectured extensively to marketing organizations and clients on subjects relating to digital marketing strategy, social media strategy and integration, and content marketing. He is a past president of the American Advertising Federation-Cleveland; former board member of the Cleveland Press Club and PRSA Cleveland; and father of two beautiful daughters. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University.

About the American Advertising Federation
With almost 400 members, AAF-Cleveland is the city’s largest professional communications organization, and serves the advertising, marketing, media and creative professionals of Northeast Ohio. The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 225 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations.

About Marcus Thomas
Marcus Thomas is a $130 million, fully integrated marketing communications agency with 170 professionals in Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Clients include Akron Children’s Hospital, MTD Products (Troy-Bilt, Yard-Man, Yard Machines, Remington and MTD brands), Nestlé, the Ohio Lottery, Quanex, Sherwin-Williams Paint and Sundries Brands (Dutch Boy, Krylon, Purdy and Pratt & Lambert brands), SIRVA, Swagelok and Tarkett, among others. For more information, visit