Lehman's Ad Wins National ADDY Award

Ohio Store Joins Timex and Volkswagen as Winners

Gold ADDY winners are listed at www.aaf.org/awards/addys_gold04.html

CANTON, Ohio (July 15, 2004) -- Innis Maggiore Group, an advertising and public relations firm, today announced that a magazine advertisement it developed for Lehman?s has won a National Gold ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation.

The full-page color ad for Lehman's, an old-fashioned hardware store in Kidron, Ohio, was one of only three such ads to win the highest-level awards in the competition among America?s best ads. The category's other two Gold winners were ads for Timex and Volkswagen.

"This demonstrates the caliber of work we're creating right here in Ohio," said Jeff Monter, vice president of creative services at Innis Maggiore.

Glenda Lehman Ervin, marketing director at Lehman's, added, "The talent and creativity of Innis Maggiore staffers continue to amaze me. They are able to create everything from small fliers to entire marketing campaigns. I was pleased, but not surprised, to hear that they had won such a prestigious, national award."

The ad ran during 2003 in Cleveland Magazine and Northern Ohio Live. The piece had previously won Gold ADDYs in both the local ADDY awards and the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia District ADDYs.

Innis Maggiore Group is an advertising and public relations firm with more than 50 associates at offices in Canton and Youngstown, Ohio. The company more than doubled in size between 2000 and 2003, when capitalized billings exceeded $32 million. In 2004, Advertising Age ranked Innis Maggiore the fastest-growing agency in northeastern Ohio for the third straight year. Key clients include Aultman Health Foundation, England Custom Furniture Direct, Flower Factory, NEOUCOM, Nickles Bakery, Parker Hannifin, Progressive Foam Technologies, Republic Engineered Products and Smithers-Oasis Co. Innis Maggiore is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Direct Marketing Association, the National Investor Relations Institute and the Public Relations Society of America.

For more information contact:

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