BUFFALO, N.Y., March 6, 2015 – Tod D. Martin, founder, president and chief creative officer of The Martin Group (TMG), a premier advertising, branding and public relations firm headquartered in downtown Buffalo, received the David I. Levy Communicator of the Year Award at the Advertising Club of Buffalo’s 2015 ADDY Awards on Friday evening. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and service in the communications industry.
Martin founded TMG in 2001, and has more than 25 years in the advertising industry. He was chosen from a group of nominees with distinguished records of achievement including contributions to his/her company, the industry and the community.
“Receiving the David I. Levy Award is a tremendous honor,” Martin said. “To be included among the talented individuals who have won this award in the past is incredibly humbling. I am thrilled to be the recipient of this year’s award, and even more excited to share it with my great team at TMG.”
Prior to founding TMG, Martin served as executive vice president/creative director for Travers Collins.
Martin is active with numerous community organizations and serves on the boards of directors of Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, BISON Fund and Country Club of Buffalo. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communications design from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
About The Martin Group
The Martin Group was founded in 2001 and is a leading strategic branding, creative marketing and public relations firm. Headquartered in downtown Buffalo, the firm opened a second office in Rochester, N.Y. in 2014 and also acquired the former Travers Collins agency. Using its proprietary Brand Fuel process – a mix of research, positioning and creative invention – the agency has ignited brands for a wide range of local, national and international organizations. The firm has extensive experience in several categories, including retail and sports promotion, health care branding and advertising, financial services and legal marketing, industrial/manufacturing brand marketing, website development, public relations, and social and digital media. TMG was recently named one of the fastest-growing, most-admired and top private companies by Buffalo Business First. To learn more, call 716.853.2757, or visit tmgbrandfuel.com, our Facebook page at facebook.com/TheMartinGroup or our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/tmgbrandfuel.