The Significance of 1986

Let me take you back to 1986 when…

  • Approximately seven million Americans joined hands in “Hands Across America”.
  • Mike Tyson became the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history.
  • Smoking was banned on all public transport including trains, planes, buses and coaches.
  • The first 10 musicians were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective marked the first major use of computer animation in an animated film
  • The Internet Mail Access Protocol is defined, opening the way for email.
  • Sweeney opened its doors for business. We officially celebrate our 26-year anniversary on October 8. Since our establishment, we have had the great privilege of serving hundreds of leading brand name clients – many of whom we helped to create, including: Acuity Brands, Aflac, Assurant, Avery Dennison, BFGoodrich, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio, Care Services, Cleveland Clinic, Chef’s Planet, Demag Plastics Group, 1st Step PRO-WELLNESS, GenCorp, Goo Gone, Hyland Software, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Kaiser Permanente, Kent State University, Lithonia Lighting, Magic American, MosquitoNix, NiteLites, Nordson Corporation, Outdoor Power Equipment Association, Peerless Carpet, Price Club, Proforma, Russell Hobbs, Summa Health System, The Plaza Group, University Hospitals, Visiting Nurse Association, Walgreens, Weiman Products and Westfield Shoppingtowns. We are forever grateful.

Jennifer Manocchio


After starting her career with Edelman in Chicago, Jennifer joined Sweeney and quickly established herself as an exceptional industry innovator. In 2004, she opened Sweeney’s first full-service office outside of Cleveland and quickly rose through the ranks to become agency president. Jen leads by example and without fear. She has been critical to agency growth throughout the past decade and continues to lead the agency into the future.