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Happy Anniversary RMD!

Happy Anniversary RMD!


March marks RMD Advertising’s 24th anniversary. That’s 24 years of exemplary client service, 24 years of cultivating a culture of intensely passionate, smart-as-a-whip RMD’ers … and 24 years of celebrating the food industry. All month long, we’re shedding a spotlight on what makes RMD great, from the people to our clients.

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We asked team members to share what makes RMD special, and this is what we heard:

24: “RMD is a culture of learning, of growing and of failing forward. We believe that if you’re not growing, you’re sinking.”

23: “We plank. We host water challenges. We ring the gong. We do what we can to make RMD more than just a place of work!”

22: “We’re smart marketers, constantly sharpening our skills. RMD works hard to deliver the best of the best for our clients – no exceptions.”

21: “We’re experts in our field and know how to put our clients first. This drives us to think harder and smarter each and every day.”

20: “Puppies in the office! Who else can say that?”

19: “We’ve got a great culture!”

18: “RMD works with truly incredible food brands, many of which are family-owned. What a gift to be able to work so closely to people who are passionate about the food business.”

17: “RMD is a team of people who make the environment what it is: Inspiring, enthusiastic and driven.”

16: “To be able to say I am an RMD’er is a point of pride.”

15: “Every day is a celebration. From National Margarita Day to National Toast Day and from Random Acts of Kindness Month to throwing baby showers for a fellow team member, we make the most of it!”

14: “We get to celebrate our amazing clients by eating their delicious food!”

13: “There is great music pumping through the office all the time.”

12: “We focus on taking care of each other and our clients each and every day.”

11: “Working with amazing food brands and becoming experts in our industry as well as theirs is something I am truly proud of.”

10: “Puppies in the office!”

9: “Who else can say they work with the best stress managers in the world? Dogs!”

8: “RMD is part of the Columbus community, embodying its energy and vibrancy!”

7: “We inspire each other to push farther each day. We push past our creative limits for the sake of our clients, whom we love.”

6: “Did we mention the dogs in the office?”

5: “Our clients inspire us to be better marketers, faster marketers, smarter marketers!”

4: “We learn so much from our clients. They’re the reason we push for success and abandon the status quo each and every time.”

3: “Seeing that increase in numbers each month, whether in the social space or in sales, is so gratifying. It’s something that makes RMD standout.”

2: Working with the RMD team is unlike working on any other team I’ve experienced. The commitment to bringing our clients success is at a caliber I am proud to say is not commonplace in our industry.”

1: “Food is our passion and working with so many family-owned brands is a gift I never take for granted. They’re invested in their company and take an incredible amount of pride in the product they put on the shelves. It is a true honor.”

The faces of RMD

The faces of RMD

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RMD is smart. RMD is driven. RMD is caring. RMD is extraordinary.

You may think you know RMD, but you’ve never seen us like this! Get to know the faces of RMD in a whole new way. Now, when you visit our website, you’ll notice it’s a little livelier.

Get to know our team by scrolling over each avatar to reveal that RMDer’s photo. The sparkle in our eyes and the laughter just behind every smile can’t be matched. This is us in the flesh … well, almost.


Donnelly is a millennial and a food writer based in Columbus, Ohio.  She started writing from a very young age, and her writing skills are a reflection of her passion for food, baking and the creative arts, overall.  She moved to the agency world after a stint as a ballerina.  On her journey, she learned a range of skills, including creative writing, the art of influence in advertising and PR, and how food helps people of differing backgrounds connect on an emotional level.

RMD Adds Two New Members To Team of Expert Professionals

RMD Adds Two New Members To Team of Expert Professionals

Ghaffari and Cochran join the RMD Advertising Team

RMD Advertising, a fully integrated advertising, public relations and brand strategy agency, is proud to introduce two new members to its team of food advertising, public relations and social media experts. Media Specialist, Maryam Ghaffari and Account Coordinator, Taylor Cochran will compliment the energy and success of RMD’s public relations, marketing and brand strategy departments. The team was expanded to augment new client growth.

Ghaffari’s responsibilities include media outreach, media relations and sponsorships, social media and client relations while also working with the account team to execute successful campaigns at regional and national levels. Ghaffari has a five-year background in print media and advertising, with a Master’s Degree in Marketing. Prior to joining RMD, Ghaffari was an Assistant Professor of Applied Management at Ohio University. While at Ohio University she taught Marketing, Sales, Organizational Behavior, Management Behavior and Consumer Behavior.

In addition to hiring Ghaffari and Cochran, RMD promoted Account Coordinator, Heather DeSantis to Media Specialist. DeSantis will work closely alongside Ghaffari and assume the same roles. DeSantis will add an increased amount of media outreach, media relations and sponsorships, client relation assistance and execution of campaigns at local, regional and national levels to her list of responsibilities.

Cochran’s responsibilities at RMD include assisting in the management of client relations, media relations, organization and implementation of campaigns and assistance with social media activity. Cochran graduated this August from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications. She has recently worked for Infinitee Communications.

“We look for the brightest, strongest and most tenacious individuals to join our team here at RMD,” says Sue Reninger, Managing Partner/Client Brand Strategy for RMD Advertising. “Both Maryam and Taylor bring the ideal skill set and exciting ideas, not to mention a fresh and unique perspective, to the agency.”


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