Unique Audience Experiences through Branded Events

At Advance Ohio, cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, events are inspired by the communities we serve and the content that Northeast Ohio finds most compelling. We strive to attract large audiences, create quality content for our partners, and connect our readers with expert insights.

Each of our events attracts hundreds of attendees. They listen, learn and interact with our trusted and journalists from cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, and quality speakers and experts from our community. Each event is crafted to provide a quality and unique experience for our most engaged audiences, and provide access for our partners and sponsors to connect in a different way.

Align Your Brand with These Events

The events and promotions that we build inspire pride in industry, local communities, accomplished individuals from our area, and more. They connect local and national businesses with our highly engaged audience, transitioning our audience into your brand audience.

Advance Insights
Healthcare Webinar

– Wednesday, February 21, 2024 –

This educational webinar focuses on patient acquisition strategies.​

In an age when every patient is an online researcher and reviewer, hospitals and physician practices must work harder than ever to tell their story and build their brand. This webinar will help healthcare providers identify and engage new patients, while at the same time building trust and reputation online in order to increase referrals from other providers.

The Women’s

– Tuesday, May 14, 2024 –

In its 5th year, the cleveland.com Women’s Summit is dedicated to connecting and inspiring hundreds of women.​

Attendees and partners experience a day of empowerment at the Women’s Summit—an all-day conference uniting women, influential speakers, and endless opportunities. Inspiration igniting, networking building, and engaging in dynamic discussions. ​

The Women’s Summit is a transformative day of personal and professional growth, where connections flourish, voices amplify, and empowerment reigns.

Advance Insights
Education Webinar

– Tuesday, May 21, 2024 –

This educational webinar focuses on student acquisition strategies.​

Amidst state funding increases for colleges and universities across the nation in 2023, the decline of college applicants remains consistent. While examination of college affordability, possibilities of tuition freezes and gaps between financial aid and tuition rates are happening, the slowing of enrollees may be a stark predictor. Institutions are applying the marketing principles of business to best impact recruitment, some with impressive results.

High School
Standouts Awards

– 1st Week of June –

An Academy Awards-style High School student awards ceremony, honoring local students, teachers, and coaches who exemplify the best in the classroom, on the field, and in their communities.​

The honorees are nominated by the readers of cleveland.com & The Plain Dealer and area school districts. ​

Celebrities, sports icons, and community game changers are present at this red-carpet affair together with over 600+ students, their families and friends.

Advance Digital

– Thursday, July 18, 2024 –

A day-long gathering for marketing professionals from all industries to level-up the game on all things digital. ​

A mix of masterclasses, panel discussions, keynotes, and strategy sessions provide the attendees with the tools to make the right decisions and execute their digital marketing strategy like an expert. ​

The summit provides actionable insights and tools that can be implemented right away to fire up your digital marketing engine.


– Thursday, June 20, 2024 –

Hands clapping

In its 15th year, Top Workplaces celebrates Northeast Ohio’s standout companies. The program is recognizing those fostering a people-centric culture, showcasing leadership, and valuing their teams. ​

Workplaces are nominated by their team members and surveyed by our partner Energage.​

This program is supported through a special section in The Plain Dealer published on Sunday, 06/23/24.

Top Nurses

– Thursday, September 12, 2024 –

In its 3rd year this event honors and celebrates Northeast Ohio’s nurses who go above and beyond to keep our communities well cared for. ​

The honorees are nominated by the readers of cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer and chosen by a panel of judges. Presenting and Supporting sponsors to be featured during the nomination campaign in May.​

Plus, The Plain Dealer is publishing a print special section on Sunday, 09/15/24. The section will highlight the honorees and nurses profession at large.

A Guide to

– Thursday, October 24, 2024 –

Stethoscope and calculator

Dive into the 2024 Medicare landscape at our virtual community event! ​

Be in front of 500+ event registrant who are looking  to gain expert insights on enrollment options and plan choices. Our Medicare experts will guide our attendees through the difficult process, with live Q&A and panel sessions. ​

Plus, The Plain Dealer is publishing a print Medicare special section on Sunday, 10/20/24.

Align your brand with our highly engaged during these very targeted event experiences.

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