Innis Maggiore Expands Advertising and Public Relations Capabilities

CANTON, Ohio (June 1, 2001) -- Innis Maggiore Group, Inc., a leading regional advertising and public relations firm, today announced that it has expanded its advertising and public relations capabilities.

Donna Shelley has been named public relations director. In this new position, she will be responsible for managing and directing public relations projects for a variety of Innis Maggiore clients.

Shelley most recently held the position of marketing director for Polysort LLC, a privately held Internet company that operates three vertical business-to-business web sites headquartered in Akron. Prior to that, she was corporate advertising manager for Graphic Enterprises, a provider of workflow systems, network design, and imaging machinery to newspaper, commercial printing, and related industries in North Canton.

Shelley holds a bachelor degree from The Ohio State University and is a resident of Copley.

Lorraine Kessler has been promoted to marketing communications director. In this new position, she will manage the agency's strategic planning and marketing communications. She had most recently been business development director, where she was responsible for coordinating the agency's pursuit of new business.

Prior to joining Innis Maggiore, Kessler was vice president of client services at Lauerer Markin Group, a full-service advertising and public relations agency in Toledo, Ohio.

Kessler holds a master's degree from the University of North Texas and a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. She is a resident of Canton.

"We expect these two individuals to bring Innis Maggiore new ideas and talent while preserving our traditions of integrity, quality and service," said Tom Merrill, vice president, client services of Innis Maggiore Group.

Innis Maggiore Group, Inc., based in Canton, Ohio, is a regional advertising and public relations firm. The firm employs 31 people and reported 2000 capitalized billings of nearly $13 million, up by an average of 23 percent annually since 1997. Key clients include Republic Technologies International, Aultman Health Foundation, Smithers-Oasis Co., Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Square Two Golf, NancyLopezGolf, the National Association of College Stores, Waikem Auto Group, Rainbow Rentals and Akrochem Corp. Innis Maggiore is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

For more information contact:

Jim Cyphert
Director of Public Relations
Innis Maggiore
P: 330-492-5500
Email: jim.cyphert@innismaggiore.com

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