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Sonnhalter Promotes Andrew Poulsen to Content Engineer

Sonnhalter promotes Poulsen from his role as public relations technician with the company. CLEVELAND – March 2020 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, promoted Andrew Poulsen from public relations technician to content engineer. In this new position, Poulsen is responsible for development and management of Sonnhalter’s public relations and creative copy for both the agency and its clients. His copy responsibilities include press releases, feature articles, blog posts, e-blasts, social media posts, print ads, digital ads and more. Additionally, Poulsen will uphold his previous duties of developing client publicity…read more >

Sonnhalter Honored with Multiple PRSA Rocks Awards

Marketing firm wins gold award in “Brand and Reputation” category on behalf of Kapro Tools and bronze award in “Media Relations: Trade” category on behalf of Weldcote. CLEVELAND – December 2019 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, received a gold award in the “Brand and Reputation” category and bronze award in the “Media Relations: Trade” category at the 17th Annual Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Cleveland Rocks Awards competition. Sonnhalter received the gold award in “Brand and Reputation Management” for the U.S. influencer program it launched for Kapro…read more >

Tenth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Raises $28,000 Worth of Donations for Habitat for Humanity

CLEVELAND – September 2019 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for a tenth year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected $28,000 worth of tools and building materials. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected nearly $280,000 in donations. Organizations, businesses and residents were encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as building materials, furniture and appliances, to Sonnhalter to help benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause of eliminating…read more >

Sonnhalter Adds Cleaning Technologies Group as New Client

CLEVELAND – August  2019 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announces Cleaning Technologies Group (CTG) as one of its newest clients. Founded more than a century ago, Cleaning Technologies Group is the industry leader in parts cleaning equipment and ultrasonic cleaning equipment for a vast number of applications. CTG provides parts cleaning equipment of various designs, including rotary basket and conveyor machines, benchtop cleaning systems, ultrasonic cleaning components and robotic cleaning systems as both pre-engineered platform products and custom designed systems. The company is comprised of three divisions, Blackstone-NEY…read more >

Sonnhalter Updates Comprehensive List of Nation’s Vocational Education Programs

Agency updates and improves its list of more than 980 schools and 4,700 technical programs across the country. CLEVELAND – October 2019 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, updated its free database of vocational education and technical programs in the United States. The current database now lists more than 980 schools and almost 4,700 programs. Originally launched in 2015, Sonnhalter’s vocational program database contains useful and easy-to-read information about each program, including addresses, phone numbers, websites and more. In addition to its new programs, each state in the database…read more >

Sonnhalter Partners With Habitat for Humanity for Tenth Annual Tool Drive

Donate extra inventory, demo models, tools and building materials that are no longer needed during the month of August to support Habitat for Humanity. CLEVELAND – August 1, 2019 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity again for its Tenth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive. From Thursday, August 1 to Saturday, August 31, organizations, businesses and manufacturers are encouraged to donate extra inventory, demo models, tools and building materials to the Sonnhalter Tool Drive to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause and its efforts of eliminating…read more >

Sonnhalter and Viega Honored with PRSA Rocks Award

Marketing communications firm wins silver award in the “feature article” category for its article on the subject of water quality. CLEVELAND – May 2019 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, received a silver award in the “feature article” category at the 16th Annual Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Cleveland Rocks Awards competition. The feature article, “Go with the Flow: Best Practices for Maintaining Water Movement in Plumbing Systems,” was written in collaboration with Viega, a leading manufacturer of pipe fitting installation technology. In 2018, Sonnhalter targeted and reached…read more >

Updated Sonnhalter Plumbing Market Overview Now Available

Information on plumbing market codes, standards and certifications, key trade shows, industry associations, buying groups, training providers, top distributors, industry publications, blogs, online forums and more.   At Sonnhalter, we pride ourselves on working only in the B2T, or Business-to-Tradesmen, industry. And that means not only being up to date on what our clients are doing, but with their industries as well. To that end, we have developed comprehensive Market Overviews for relevant industries, and continually update them. Our latest update is for the Plumbing Market. Please feel free to download, review and share, and if you have any questions, contact…read more >

Sonnhalter Continues Support of Cuyahoga Community College With Annual Scholarship for School’s Construction Program

Agency’s fifth annual scholarship donation toward construction program adds to its longstanding relationship with trade professionals. CLEVELAND – April 2019 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, continues its support of Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C) “Construction Program Scholarship” with a $2,500 donation. This marks the fifth year in a row Sonnhalter donated to the program. With more than 5,000 students enrolled, the construction apprenticeship program at Tri-C is one of the largest of its kind and helps students learn a valuable trade within the construction industry through quality assurance, drawings,…read more >

Sonnhalter and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Honored with Silver Davey Award for Integrated Campaign

Marketing communications firm and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning received a Silver Davey Award in the business-to-business integrated campaign category. CLEVELAND – March 2019 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, received a Silver Davey Award in the 14th Annual International Davey Awards competition. Sonnhalter accepted the award in the business-to-business integrated campaign category for the “Shouldn’t We Be Talking?” personalized road trip campaign it developed with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Sonnhalter worked with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to create a personalized, integrated campaign to…read more >

Sonnhalter Adds Weldcote as New Client

CLEVELAND – January  2019 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announces Weldcote as one of its newest clients.  Weldcote was founded in 2006 by Bill Roland and John Pandorf, two industry veterans with more than 65 years of experience. Weldcote manufactures and distributes high-quality welding supplies, including abrasives, consumables, production alloys, auto-darkening welding helmets and various tools and accessories. With its recent acquisition by Zika, new product offerings are continually being added. “Our vision as a company is not to compete with the ‘titans’ of our industry, but rather…read more >

Ninth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Raises $31,000 Worth of Donations for Habitat for Humanity

CLEVELAND – September 2018 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for a ninth year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected $31,000 worth of tools and building materials. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $250,000 in donations. Organizations, businesses and residents were encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as building materials, furniture and appliances, to Sonnhalter to help benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause of…read more >

Rosemarie Ascherl-Lenhard Rejoins Sonnhalter as Public Relations Foreman

CLEVELAND – June 2018 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, recently announced Rosemarie Ascherl-Lenhard is rejoining the firm as public relations foreman. In the role of public relations foreman, Ascherl-Lenhard will oversee developing clients’ public relations strategies, as well as planning and implementing B2T (business-to-tradesmen) public relations programs and initiatives for the Sonnhalter client base. Prior to rejoining Sonnhalter, Ascherl-Lenhard was senior communications strategist at NMV Strategies. Ascherl-Lenhard previously held the position of public relations foreman from 1998 to 2015 at Sonnhalter. In the past she also held public…read more >

Eighth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Raises $30,000 Worth of Donations for Habitat for Humanity

CLEVELAND – September 2017 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for an eighth year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected $30,000 worth of tools and building materials. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $220,000 in donations.   Organizations, businesses and residents were encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as building materials, furniture and appliances, to Sonnhalter to help benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause…read more >

Sonnhalter Partners with Habitat for Humanity for the Eighth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive

Help eliminate substandard housing during the month of August by donating extra inventory, demo models, tools and building materials that are no longer needed. CLEVELAND – July 2017 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity again for the eighth annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, during the entire month of August. Organizations, businesses and manufacturers are encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as cabinets, sinks, building materials and appliances, to the Sonnhalter Tool Drive between Tuesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 31,…read more >

Sonnhalter and Mortar Net Solutions Honored with Silver Davey Award for Integrated Campaign

Marketing communications firm wins award for integrated campaign highlighting unique moisture management solution in masonry walls. CLEVELAND – May 2017 – Sonnhalter, the leading B2T (business-to-tradesmen) marketing communications firm, received a Silver Davey Award in the 12th Annual International Davey Awards competition. Sonnhalter accepted the award in the integrated campaign category for the “H2Oh!” print ad, landing page and e-blast it developed with Mortar Net Solutions. The Davey Awards honor the finest creative work from small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. The Davey Awards are named after King David who defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a…read more >

Sonnhalter Named a Chief Marketer 2017 B2B Top Shop

Sonnhalter joins the ranks as one of the country’s top business-to-business marketing agencies. CLEVELAND – April 2017 – Sonnhalter, the leading B2T (business-to-tradesmen) marketing communications firm, was selected as one of Chief Marketer’s 2017 B2B Top Shops, a listing of the top B2B marketing agencies in the United States. The agencies in B2B Top Shops are chosen by the editors of Chief Marketer, a leading publication focused on measurable marketing tactics published by Access Intelligence. In choosing agencies for inclusion, editors consider each shop’s depth of client work, creative acumen, analytical expertise and numerous other factors. “It is an honor…read more >

Sonnhalter Adds Airmaster as New Client

Cleveland – March 2017 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announces Airmaster as one of its newest clients. Located in Clarklake, Mich., Airmaster is a leading manufacturer of air circulation, ventilation and heating solutions since 1886. Airmaster exports throughout the world and offers the largest line of air moving equipment in North America. Airmaster services the end user markets in the industrial, electrical and HVAC segments. Previously referred to as Airmaster Fan, the company has a full fabrication and tool and die facility, which offers a complete engineering and…read more >

Sonnhalter Supports Cuyahoga Community College With Annual Scholarship For School’s Construction Program

Agency’s third annual scholarship donation toward construction program adds to its longstanding relationship with trade professionals. CLEVELAND –March 2017 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, continued its support of Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C) “Construction Program Scholarship” with a $2,500 donation. This is the third year in a row Sonnhalter donated to the program. With more than 5,000 students enrolled, the construction apprenticeship program at Tri-C is one of the largest of its kind and helps students learn a valuable trade within the construction industry through quality assurance, drawings, project…read more >

Sonnhalter Updates Comprehensive List of Nation’s Vocational Education Programs

Agency adds nearly 1,000 programs and other new features to list of more than 20,000 technical programs across the country. CLEVELAND – February 2017 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, updated its extensive database of vocational education and technical programs in the United States with new features, including the addition of nearly 1,000 programs. The database, which includes more than 20,000 programs, contains useful and easy-to-read information about each program, including addresses, phone numbers, websites and more. In addition to its new programs, each state in the database is…read more >

Sonnhalter’s Rachel Kerstetter Awarded “Rising Star Award” by Greater Cleveland Public Relations Society of America Chapter

CLEVELAND – December 2016 – Rachel Kerstetter, public relations architect at Sonnhalter, was honored with the inaugural “Rising Star Award” at this year’s annual Cleveland Rocks Awards, presented by the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Greater Cleveland Chapter. This year marked the 14th year in which the PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter honored the area’s best in marketing and communications with more than 50 awards across more than 30 categories. The first recipient of the Rising Star Award, Kerstetter was recognized as an outstanding public relations professional with seven or fewer years of experience. At the ceremony, Kerstetter was honored…read more >

Sonnhalter Announces Marketing Minute Video Series

Video series offers quick, easy-to-understand marketing advice on a variety of industry topics. CLEVELAND – November 2016 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announced the release of its “Marketing Minute” video series. Hosted by Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter, the Marketing Minute video series offers short and concise pieces of marketing and business tips for organizations trying to reach professional tradesmen. Some of the topics covered in the video series include: “What is a USP?” “What is a Creative Brief?” “What is a QR Code?” “Is Print Dead?”…read more >

Sonnhalter Continues Support With Scholarship For Cuyahoga Community College Construction Program

Agency’s donation adds to longstanding relationship with trade professionals CLEVELAND – June 2016 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, continued its support of Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C) “Construction Program Scholarship” with a $2,500 donation. With more than 3,500 students enrolled, the construction apprenticeship program at Tri-C is one of the largest of its kind and helps students learn a valuable trade within the construction industry through quality assurance, drawings, project management, scheduling, problem solving and communication. “Sonnhalter’s support for scholarships provides students with pathways to education and training required…read more >

Sonnhalter Adds Mortar Net Solutions as New Client

Cleveland – March 2016 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announces Mortar Net Solutions as one of its newest clients. Located in Burns Harbor, Ind., Mortar Net Solutions is a leader in the development, distribution and support of innovative moisture management solutions for masonry construction. The company developed and brought to market a series of innovative solutions, including MortarNet®, BlockFlash®, LathNet™ and TotalFlash® that continue to aid masons and architects in their commitment to the creation of beautiful and durable structures. “After an exhaustive search, we’re happy to be…read more >

Sonnhalter and Viega Honored with Silver Davey Award

CLEVELAND – February 2016 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, received a Silver Davey Award in the 11th Annual International Davey Awards competition. Sonnhalter accepted the award in the Print-Collateral Brochure category for a brochure on Water Quality created for Viega LLC. The Davey Awards honor the finest creative work from small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. The Davey Awards are named after King David who defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock. The story resembles what small firms do each year by deriving…read more >

Sonnhalter Releases Vocational Database

Sonnhalter Releases Comprehensive List of Nation’s Vocational Education Programs Agency’s list provides useful information from thousands of technical programs across the country. CLEVELAND – November 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, released an extensive database of vocational education and technical programs in the United States. The database, which includes more than 20,000 programs, contains useful and easy-to-read information about each program, including addresses, phone numbers, websites and more. The database serves as a tool for companies looking to implement more grassroots campaigns to recruit the next generation of…read more >

Sonnhalter Adds Nook Industries as New Client

Cleveland – October 2015 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announces Nook Industries as one of its newest clients. Located in Cleveland, Nook Industries is a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, and its products serve a multitude of industries, including aerospace, chemical, food and beverage, transportation and many more. Nook offers engineering, design, analysis and manufacturing in one facility, and it has the in-house ability to heat treat solid and hollow ball screws and linear shafting. It is also the only company in the industry to…read more >

Andrew Poulsen Joins Sonnhalter as Public Relations Technician

CLEVELAND – July 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announced the recent appointment of Andrew Poulsen to public relations technician. In this role, Poulsen develops content and implements public relations programs for Sonnhalter and its clients. Prior to joining Sonnhalter, Poulsen worked as a writer for various print publications. He was previously an intern for Billboard, and his work has appeared on Billboard.com and in Ohio Magazine, Cleveland Magazine, Fresh Water Cleveland and many other publications. Poulsen is currently a member of the Greater Cleveland chapter of PRSA.…read more >

Sonnhalter Supports Scholarship for Cuyahoga Community College Construction Program

Agency’s donation adds to longstanding relationship with trade professionals CLEVELAND – June 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, donated $2,000 toward Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C) “Construction Program Scholarship.” With more than 3,500 students enrolled, the construction apprenticeship program at Tri-C is one of the largest of its kind and helps students learn a valuable trade within the construction industry through quality assurance, drawings, project management, scheduling, problem solving and communication. “We are happy to have the engagement of Sonnhalter and their support of scholarships for students enrolled in…read more >

Sonnhalter Promotes Rachel Kerstetter to Public Relations Architect

CLEVELAND – May 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announced the recent promotion of Rachel Kerstetter to public relations architect. In this role, Kerstetter manages public relations programs for Sonnhalter and its clients. She joined Sonnhalter in 2011 and served as public relations engineer prior to her promotion. Kerstetter is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America, serving on the board of directors, and is chairperson of the young professionals committee of the Greater Cleveland chapter of PRSA. “It was obvious early in her career…read more >

Sonnhalter Completes Transition of Ownership

Matt Sonnhalter becomes sole owner of B2T marketing communications agency. CLEVELAND – April 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, became wholly owned by Matt Sonnhalter effective January 2. Matt Sonnhalter has been a partner in the firm since 2004 and became president of Sonnhalter in 2008. Founded in 1976 by his father, John Sonnhalter, the agency serves a niche market and continues to maintain that focus. Sonnhalter developed the acronym “B2T,” which stands for “business-to-tradesmen,” to capture the essence of its specialty, which is serving companies that target…read more >

Chris Ilcin Joins Sonnhalter as Account Superintendent

CLEVELAND – March 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announced the recent appointment of Chris Ilcin to account superintendent. In this role, Ilcin manages client relationships and B2T marketing plans. Prior to joining Sonnhalter, Ilcin served in a variety of sales and marketing roles, including marketing associate and trade show coordinator for Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and marketing specialist at Lincoln Electric. Ilcin and his wife also founded TC’s Promise Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps children coming out of the foster care system reach their own potentials…read more >

Sonnhalter Moves Offices to Historic Brownell Building in Downtown Cleveland

Business-to-Tradesman marketing communications firm moves from suburbs to 1320 Sumner Avenue in Cleveland. CLEVELAND – February 16, 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, moved its headquarters to 1320 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. The move occurred on February 13, 2015. The leading B2T (business-to-tradesmen) firm moved from its location from Cleveland suburb, Berea, where it has been located since it was founded in 1976, to an approximately 5,000-square-foot downtown location. The unique new location is the Brownell building, a historic building located in Cleveland’s Gateway District. Brownell was originally…read more >

Sonnhalter Releases Tradesmen Podcasts

Business-to-Tradesmen marketing communications firm creates podcasts sharing contractor perspectives on the contractor-manufacturer relationship. BEREA, Ohio – June 2014 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, releases two new podcasts interviewing professional tradesmen on their interaction with manufacturers. The first podcast, released May 7, features a conversation with Glen Ailport, owner of BSB Plumbing. Ailport has more than 30 years of plumbing experience and shared his thoughts on what would make relationships between contractors and manufacturers better, touching on the topics of supporting contractors, product training and how to connect with…read more >

Sonnhalter Launches Responsive Website

Business-to-Tradesmen marketing communications firm releases website for all screen sizes. BEREA, Ohio – April 2014 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, released its new responsive website. The leading B2T (business-to-tradesmen) firm’s newly designed website is located at Sonnhalter.com. The website is designed to allow for smooth navigation on any desktop or mobile device without any change in URL. The website’s format is both mobile- and touch-friendly, for easy navigation with a tablet or smartphone. “Mobile internet use continues to grow and when we refreshed Sonnhalter.com, we decided not to…read more >

Sonnhalter Offers B2T Marketing Checkup

Business-to-Tradesmen marketing communications firm promotes healthy marketing programs with marketing checkup service. BEREA, Ohio – March 2014 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, offers a B2T (business-to-tradesmen) marketing checkup to help companies improve their marketing programs. The thorough marketing checkup allows companies to have an independent examination of their current marketing programs and advice for improvement. Sonnhalter’s B2T Marketing Checkup takes four to six weeks to complete and consists of three steps. First, the organization fills out a questionnaire featuring a variety of questions in up to 20 different…read more >

Sonnhalter Adds Three New Clients

Business-to-Tradesmen marketing communications firm partners with General Pipe Cleaners, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures and WD-40. BEREA, Ohio – January 2014 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, announces three new clients, General Pipe Cleaners, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures and WD-40 Company. General Pipe Cleaners is a leading manufacturer of high-quality drain cleaning equipment that is manufactured in the United States. Sonnhalter provides General Pipe Cleaners with professional marketing services including strategic planning, product launches, project management, creative development, social media management and fulfills other marketing communications needs. Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC is…read more >

Sonnhalter Makes Top Agency List 5th Year in a Row

Sonnhalter Makes BtoB Magazine’s “Top Agencies” List  for the Fifth Year in a Row BEREA, Ohio – March 2013 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, has been listed by BtoB magazine as one of the top business-to-business agencies in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row. Sonnhalter is featured in the small agency category in the March 4, 2013 issue of BtoB magazine. Annually, BtoB magazine editors pick the top large, medium, small and interactive agencies that exhibited positive revenue growth, new client wins, innovative work and…read more >

Sonnhalter to Hold Free Webinar Social Media in Manufacturing

Sonnhalter to Hold Free Webinar Social Media in Manufacturing: Why It Should Matter To You Social Media in Manufacturing: Why it Should Matter to You BEREA, Ohio – March 2013 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, is hosting a webinar on why social media is crucial to manufacturers. This free, one-hour webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Participants can visit, SocialMediaInManufacturing.notlong.com to register for the “Social Media in Manufacturing: Why it Should Matter to You” webinar. In this presentation, John Sonnhalter, rainmaker journeyman…read more >

Sonnhalter and Osborn Honored with Silver Davey Awards

Cleveland-area agency earns awards for integrated marketing campaign and market-focused product guides. BEREA, Ohio – January 2013 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, received two Silver Davey Awards in the integrated campaign: business-to-business and print collateral categories. The Davey Awards honor the finest creative work from small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. The Davey Awards are named after King David who defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock. The story resembles what small firms do each year by deriving strength from big ideas instead…read more >

Viega and Sonnhalter Receive Award of Excellence for Product Launch

BEREA, Ohio – October 2012 – The Viega ProPress® for stainless product launch received a B2 Award of Excellence from the Business Marketing Association in the Multi-Channel Lead Generation category. The B2 Awards are an international business-to-business marketing and communications contest that recognizes excellence among top agencies and corporate marketers. Sonnhalter, a communication firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, enters award-worthy work, such as the Viega ProPress for stainless product launch, in marketing communication contests. Viega ProPress for stainless steel is a pipe-joining system that uses press fittings to make air- and water-tight…read more >

Sonnhalter Releases Podcast About The State of the Construction Industry

Sonnhalter Releases Podcast About the State of the Construction Industry BEREA, Ohio – February 2012 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, released a podcast interview with Georgia Foley of the Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) about the state of the construction industry. The podcast interview with Foley, who is the executive director of STAFDA, gives a brief overview of the construction industry in 2011 and the industry’s outlook after the first major industry show of the year, World of Concrete. “The construction industry certainly continues to have…read more >

Sonnhalter Releases Podcast About the Importance of Online Training

Sonnhalter Releases Podcast About the Importance of Online Training BEREA, Ohio – March 2012 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, released the podcast, “The Importance of Online Training.” The podcast is an interview with Lisa Bordeaux from BlueVolt, an online learning management system that enables companies to train, track, and reward learning; about how manufacturers and distributors use online training and the different learning methods that it offers. “This podcast offers valuable insights about online training,” said John Sonnhalter, rainmaker journeyman at Sonnhalter. “Everyone is looking for return on…read more >

Sonnhalter Receives 2011 Silver Davey Award for Insider’s Guide Trade Show Initiative

Sonnhalter Receives 2011 Silver Davey Award for Insider’s Guide Trade Show Initiative BEREA, Ohio – February 2012 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, received a Silver Davey Award in the Seventh Annual International Davey Awards competition for 2011. Sonnhalter received the award in the Promotional - Specialty Item category for its Insider’s Guides trade show initiative. The Davey Awards honor the finest creative work from small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. The Davey Awards are named after King David who defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and…read more >

Rachel Kerstetter Joins Sonnhalter as Public Relations Engineer

BEREA, Ohio – January 2012 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, recently announced the appointment of Rachel Kerstetter as public relations engineer. As public relations engineer, Kerstetter will assist the public relations director in developing clients’ public relations programs, planning and implementing social media initiatives and will be responsible for day-to-day public relations activities for the Sonnhalter client base. Before joining Sonnhalter, Kerstetter interned at Fahlgren Mortine, a public relations agency, and Humane Ohio, a nonprofit organization. Kerstetter is a graduate of the University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio.…read more >

Sonnhalter to Hold Webinar: 8 Content Initiatives You Need to Seriously Consider for 2012

Sonnhalter to Hold Webinar: 8 Content Initiatives You Need to Seriously Consider for 2012 BEREA, Ohio – December 2011 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, is partnering with Joe Pulizzi, a nationally-known content marketing expert and founder of the Content Marketing Institute, in hosting a webinar on the growing area of content marketing for B2B. The free, one-hour webinar will be Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Participants can visit, , to register for the “8 Content Initiatives You Need to Seriously Consider for 2012” webinar. The…read more >

Sonnhalter Releases Three New Podcasts with Topics Related to Distributor-Supplier Relationships

BEREA, Ohio – December 2011 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, released three new podcasts in its Marketing Insights podcast series. The new podcasts offer interviews about trends in distributor-supplier relationships, breakthroughs in supply chain planning and execution as well as a review of the 2011 STAFDA Convention. The first podcast titled, “Trends in Distribution and What it Means to the Distributor-Supplier Relationship,” is an interview with Lindsay Konzak, editor of Modern Distribution Management (MDM) newsletter. Konzak discusses the trends in distribution and what they mean for the supplier-distributor…read more >