2012 Judge's Bios

Adam has been the Creative Director for such formats as Rock, CHR, Classic Hits, Country, Jack, Talk, Sports, and Adult Standards in such markets as Miami, Atlanta, Boston, and Columbus, OH.  He also owns a freelance audio voiceover and branding company and has done work for clients such as DirecTV, Pepsi, and the Columbus Blue Jackets.  As the Classic Hits Imaging Director for the international Benztown Branding, Adam's work is heard all over the world.



Kelly is currently the Media Director for Hafenbrack Marketing and Genessa Health Marketing.  For nearly a decade she has produced and directed video, radio and multimedia projects for a wide variety of local and national businesses and organizations.  Kelly’s work has been recognized with three Emmys®, 6 Gold and 7 Silver/Bronze American Advertising Federation Dayton ADDY Awards.  She currently serves as a Governor on the Board for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as on the board of advisors for the School of Advertising Art.







Matt Harlow has spent his entire professional life helping companies project the best possible brands to their prospects and live up to their brands for their customers.  He's been involved in the American Advertising Federation since college and has served at the local, district and national levels in the organization as a professional.  He has spoken to advertising and marketing organizations across America and taught several college advertising classes.

"I'm one of the luckiest people I know. I love what I do. I love the feeling when research on a new market or a product line clicks into place and it all makes sense. I enjoy the planning and the strategy and helping my clients solve their problems and increase sales." said Matt, "I started teaching and speaking to help pay back the profession I love".

Matt has BAs in Marketing and Advertising as well as an MBA from The Ohio State University.  He has been in agency account service since 1987 and never regretted a minute of it! Currently he is the Director of Account Services at Perry Ballard, Inc., an advertising/marketing firm in St. Joseph, Michigan