Brandmuscle’s Kiesha Ruth selected for AAF-Cleveland’s David Stashower Rising Star 4 Under 40 Award

Amanda Knauer Written by: Amanda Knauer

Marketing software client service executive recognized for her outstanding impact in the community and advertising industry

CLEVELAND,  June 15, 2016 -- Kiesha Ruth, Senior Vice President of Client Service at Brandmuscle, a local marketing software and services provider, is one of four outstanding professionals who will receive the David Stashower Rising Star 4 Under 40 Award tonight presented by the American Advertising Federation-Cleveland.Ruth, who has more than a decade-and-a-half of experience mentoring and leading client service and digital marketing departments, has been managing Brandmuscle’s client service team through nine years of growth. Earlier this year, she was promoted to Brandmuscle’s leadership team where she continues to exceed client expectations and grow the local marketing industry.

“I am so excited to join Brandmuscle in congratulating Kiesha on being selected for this award,” said Tracy Parker, Executive Vice President of Consumer Brands at Brandmuscle. “When I hired Kiesha nine years ago, I saw something in her that showed me that she would be the right fit to manage our clients, to lead a team and to help Brandmuscle give back to the community.”

Judges evaluated nominations and selected winners based on four criteria:

  • Giving back to the community
  • Going above and beyond for their company
  • Commitment to the advertising industry
  • Involvement in mentorship and education

Ruth’s expertise in driving local marketing initiatives for national and global clients, combined with her passion for her community positioned her as the perfect candidate for the award. From working with the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland to participating in and leading the Brandmuscle team to raise more than $70,000 for VeloSano (Cleveland’s Bike To Cure race), Ruth has been proactive in giving back to the community and has challenged and supported her team in doing the same.

“As a company, we not only value thought leadership and innovation in our industry but strive to make our community a better place,” said Phil Alexander, CEO of Brandmuscle. “Kiesha embodies everything that AAF was looking for in the award, and we are proud to have a dynamic and inspiring leader strengthening our team every day.”

About Brandmuscle Offering a comprehensive local marketing automation platform backed by 24/7 on-demand support, Brandmuscle helps national brands capitalize on opportunities and local market conditions with brand-compliant, customized marketing across all mediums and formats. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Cleveland, Austin and New Jersey, Brandmuscle employs more than 650 talented professionals and serves more than 200 of the world’s leading brands. Brandmuscle is the only software provider ranked “Best” in all categories of Gleanster’s Local Marketing Automation Vendor Benchmark report and has appeared on Inc. Magazine’s 500 | 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America List multiple years. For more information about Brandmuscle call (866) 464-4342 or visit

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