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The Team

Kurt Kleidon

President

Dennis Kleidon

CEO

Rose Kleidon

Executive Vice President

Tim Klinger

Creative Director

Peggy Schobert

Director of Operations

Diana Lueptow

Communications Director

Danial Vereb

Digital Art Director

Matt Hogan

Social Media Manager

Jacob Scott

Junior Graphic Designer
Kurt Kleidon

Kurt Kleidon is the president of Kleidon & Associates, a marketing communication agency in Akron, Ohio. Kurt has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and media relations and comes with the experience of serving as a magazine editor and college teacher.

In his professional capacity, Kurt focuses on marketing strategy and helping his clients find the right balance between digital opportunities and traditional marketing effort. With a background in storytelling, he truly enjoys developing new ways to convey a message within all the possibilities that are possible in social media and digital marketing.

As the host of his own podcast, Three for Three, Kurt interviews business owners on tips and tricks that have helped them build a successful business.

Kurt is avid in his volunteer work in the Akron area and has a passion for helping organizations that aim to improve the lives of children. He has served on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, Summit ArtSpace, the University of Akron, PRSA Akron, and Old Trail School. He is also a published writer and photographer with more than 100 articles and photos that have appeared in print in various magazines and journals.

What did you want to be when you were young?
A cowboy or an Olympic athlete.

What do you collect?
Funko Pop plastic figures from my favorite movies, shows and comics. My favorite is Slimer from Ghostbusters.

What marketing campaign over the past 1-2 years made an impression on you?
The Ice Bucket Challenge, because it was self-sustaining and it created a huge community, increased awareness worldwide and collected massive donations.

What famous tagline has stuck with you through the years?
When I was young, probably in the 1980s, there was a tourism campaign for NYC that had a simple jingle: “I love New York.” I would go around singing it because of the impression it made. But I was really young, so I sang it as “I love Yew Nork.”

What makes for the perfect marketing campaign?
Trust and communication, where is all starts, between the brand and its agency.

Why should brands invest in good writing?
There are a lot of reasons, but the best is that good writing is protection for your brand. Unclear, weak or misleading writing can lead to embarrassment, wasted money or lawsuits.

What’s the most overused word in advertisements?
Different

Kurt Kleidon

Kurt Kleidon is the president of Kleidon & Associates, a marketing communication agency in Akron, Ohio. Kurt has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and media relations and comes with the experience of serving as a magazine editor and college teacher.

In his professional capacity, Kurt focuses on marketing strategy and helping his clients find the right balance between digital opportunities and traditional marketing effort. With a background in storytelling, he truly enjoys developing new ways to convey a message within all the possibilities that are possible in social media and digital marketing.

As the host of his own podcast, Three for Three, Kurt interviews business owners on tips and tricks that have helped them build a successful business.

Kurt is avid in his volunteer work in the Akron area and has a passion for helping organizations that aim to improve the lives of children. He has served on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, Summit ArtSpace, the University of Akron, PRSA Akron, and Old Trail School. He is also a published writer and photographer with more than 100 articles and photos that have appeared in print in various magazines and journals.

What did you want to be when you were young?
A cowboy or an Olympic athlete.

What do you collect?
Funko Pop plastic figures from my favorite movies, shows and comics. My favorite is Slimer from Ghostbusters.

What marketing campaign over the past 1-2 years made an impression on you?
The Ice Bucket Challenge, because it was self-sustaining and it created a huge community, increased awareness worldwide and collected massive donations.

What famous tagline has stuck with you through the years?
When I was young, probably in the 1980s, there was a tourism campaign for NYC that had a simple jingle: “I love New York.” I would go around singing it because of the impression it made. But I was really young, so I sang it as “I love Yew Nork.”

What makes for the perfect marketing campaign?
Trust and communication, where is all starts, between the brand and its agency.

Why should brands invest in good writing?
There are a lot of reasons, but the best is that good writing is protection for your brand. Unclear, weak or misleading writing can lead to embarrassment, wasted money or lawsuits.

What’s the most overused word in advertisements?
Different

The Team

Kurt Kleidon

President

Dennis Kleidon

CEO

Rose Kleidon

Executive Vice President

Tim Klinger

Creative Director

Peggy Schobert

Director of Operations

Diana Lueptow

Communications Director

Danial Vereb

Digital Art Director

Matt Hogan

Social Media Manager

Jacob Scott

Junior Graphic Designer