Stark Ceramics Selects Innis Maggiore Group

CANTON, Ohio (June 9, 2004) -- Innis Maggiore Group, an advertising and public relations firm, announced that it has been selected as the agency of record for Stark Ceramics, Inc., a Canton-based manufacturer of ceramic glazed masonry and large-scale brick.

Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

Stark Ceramics, based in Canton, Ohio, is the world's largest producer of ceramic glazed masonry, widely used in building interiors. Stark products are used in schools, kitchens, gymnasiums, food processing plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, correctional facilities and other buildings. The company markets its products through more than 90 distributors in North America and Europe and maintains a website at

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 2003, Advertising Age ranked Innis Maggiore the fastest-growing agency in Ohio for the second 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