Marie Vidmar Graf Principal Consultant
I spent ten years of my life selling dinosaurs. Not many marketing folks in Cleveland can make that claim. I also sold the stars in the night sky, environmental awareness, health education and furry little animals. In the past I have developed and implemented marketing and public relations strategies for shopping malls all across the country; for national, regional and local non-profit organizations; and for neighborhood businesses right here at home.
Not to toot my own horn (who am I kidding, if you got it, toot it!) my work has been recognized with numerous awards over the years: PRSA Silver Anvil, PRSA Bronze Anvil, PRSA Lighthouse Award, PRSA Cleveland Rocks Award, International Academy of Visual Arts,
Communicator Award, Sales and Marketing Executives Distinguished Sales and Marketing Executive Award, and three Emmy’s for
Mark G. Graf Principal Consultant
If the words Every Kiss Begins With Kay®, Odds Are You’ll Have Fun®, Miss A Day Miss A Lot, He Went To Jared® or Put The Power Of An Upright In The Palm Of Your Hand® sound familiar to you, then you already know my work and the work of the marketing teams of which I was privileged to be a part. With over twenty years in the advertising business, I have managed marketing programs for a diverse list of local, regional and national brands.
I’ve learned why people buy diamond rings and coffee makers, ceiling paint and lottery tickets, glassware and garbage cans. I’ve worked with brand names like Kay Jewelers, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid, Dutch Boy and Dirt Devil. And I’ve worked with retailer distribution channels from Kmart, Walmart and Sears down to the corner convenience store.