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hfa Named Top 50 Best Places to Work by Advertising Age

AKRON, Ohio (Nov. 14, 2016) — Today Hitchcock, Fleming & Associates, Inc. (hfa), a leading advertising agency, was named one of Ad Age’s 2016 Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media in the U.S. by Advertising Age for the second consecutive year. Companies were chosen based on criteria such as workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics and the employee experience.

hfa is proud to be the only Ohio agency to make the list and rank 32 on a list of 50 winners nationwide. Ad Age received hundreds of submissions, as any advertising agency, ad-tech firm or media company with more than 15 full-time employees in the U.S. was eligible.

“The companies on Ad Age’s Best Places to Work represent the cream of the crop in marketing, advertising, media and ad technology,” said Judann Pollack, deputy editor of Ad Age. “In these highly competitive fields, these 50 stand out for their best-in-class benefits, salaries and hiring practices, but also for creating a compelling culture in which employees are engaged, encouraged and valued. Talent has never been more important in marketing, and our Best Places to Work companies have proven that they can attract and retain the best in the business.”

A strong belief in collaboration, engagement, and integrity make up the solid foundation that helps hfa thrive in a highly competitive industry. hfa believes in creating a work environment to make employees feel valued and encourages activities as an agency, resulting in an inspirational atmosphere that facilitates creativity, collaboration and fun. Strong and fulfilling training programs are set in place for new employees, in addition to cross-departmental career development programs.

“For the second year in a row, Ad Age considered hfa one of the Best Places to Work in the country. We couldn’t be more proud of our employees and the work we’ve produced over the last 76 years,” said Matt McCallum, hfa Partner/Operations. “hfa management believes in supporting our employees and making the environment enjoyable for everyone. We feel it’s important for our bright minds to embrace freedom of expression, thoughts and ideas with one another. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

The 2016 Best Places to Work list is a joint effort of Ad Age and Best Companies Group. Companies from across the United States participated in the two-part survey process to determine Ad Age’s Best Places to Work. The first garnered information about employer’s offerings and the second was an employee survey to measure the workplace experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

To see the 2016 list of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work, click here adage.com/bestplacestowork2016.

About hfa

Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc. (hfa) is more than a top-caliber advertising agency — it is a force for success for all of its clients. Named one of the 50 best places to work in advertising and media by Advertising Age in 2015 and 2016 and three times named one of the Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, hfa provides creative expertise in branding, research, strategic planning, digital solutions, social media marketing, public relations and media. hfa has the skill set to take on projects in any category with specialties in the automotive, building and healthcare industries.

About Advertising Age

Advertising Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for the marketing and media community. Ad Age connects today’s top marketers and brands online, in print and in person with analysis and insights, events including the Ad Age Brand Summit and Ad Age A-List & Creativity Awards, and industry data including the Agency Report and Leading National Advertisers.