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July 11, 2014
Asher Media Becomes WBENC-Certified

Dallas-based Asher Media, Inc. recently announced its certification as a majority-owned women’s business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the top advocate for women-owned businesses in the nation.
Accepted by hundreds of U.S. corporations and a number of federal, state and local government agencies, WBENC certification is an important tool for expanding a company's visibility among decision-makers in corporate supply chain diversity and procurement organizations, according to WBENC’s website.
WBENC certification grants Asher Media a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to procurement events such as the Parade of Stars Awards Gala, Southwest Women’s businessWORKS!, Harvesting Partnerships and Power To Potential
  • Access to and inclusion in WBECLink, a searchable Internet database that includes more than 1,000 corporate contacts and 11,000 certified women-owned businesses across the U.S.
  • Search the Regional Directory of Certified WBEs and Sustaining Members through central and north Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas for key contact information

In addition, Asher Media will be listed in WBENCLink, an Internet database that contains information on women’s businesses across the nation.
“We’re very proud of our recent WBENC certification,” said Kalyn Asher, founder and president of Asher Media. “Being a WBENC-certified business offers a lot of advantages in the corporate world, and we’ll now have opportunities to network and explore partnerships with other women-owned businesses at regional and national events.”

February 19, 2014
Asher Media Wins EFH Gold Star Award

In recognition of its commitment to exemplary service, Dallas-based Asher Media, Inc. recently received a Gold Star Supplier Award, presented by Energy Future Holdings (EFH) at its 23rd annual Supplier Diversity Gold Star Recognition Reception. EFH’s Supplier Diversity Gold Star Recognition program awards minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses for their achievements in several categories, including: hiring a diverse workforce, working with a diverse supplier base, providing outstanding service to EFH and contributing to communities through volunteer and philanthropic commitments.

“Being recognized as a Gold Star supplier is definitely a badge we want to tout,” said Kalyn Asher, founder and president of Asher Media. “Earning the award not only assures new clients of our attention to detail and service, but also recognizes our employees and highlights what we’ve done as a company and team.”

Asher Media has worked with TXU Energy, a retail electric provider majority-owned by EFH, for more than 9 years. A national leader in supplier diversity, EFH spent $280 million with diverse suppliers in 2013, when its companies — TXU Energy, Luminant and Oncor — had a cumulative spend of $4.85 billion.

"When good suppliers have the opportunity to compete and win, they do so with competitive pricing, quality service, a record of innovation backed by excellence, and a commitment to mutual success for their companies and their customers,” said Cheryl Stevens, Vice President of Supplier Diversity at EFH. "Our Gold Star Suppliers do all of these, and they are committed to workplace diversity, diversity in their own supplier base and the support of their communities through philanthropic and volunteer efforts.”

April 07, 2011
Asher Media Awarded Agency of the Year

Asher Media was recognized as Agency of the Year at the recent Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Awards in Dallas, Texas.  This award marks the second win for the agency after also topping the field in 2001.

With nominations in five categories, Asher Media brought home the following awards:

-  Agency of the Year
-  Manager/Director of the Year  (Sheryl Standifer)
-  Regional Buyer of the Year (Mary Kim)
-  Dallas Buyer of the Year (Christi Swanner)

Asher Media congratulates all of the winners and nominees.

April 23, 2010
Asher Media Tops Fundraisers at American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

As the top fundraiser in 2010, Asher Media raised more than $13,000 in donations and sponsorships in support of this year's North Dallas Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. The event generated more than $107,000 in total contributions, an increase of almost 60% over 2009, with more than 65 teams and 600 participants supporting the fight against cancer. Asher Media extends special thanks to everyone who gave their time and financial support to this important cause.

April 12, 2010
Asher Media is Movin' on Up!

Since its inception in a spare bedroom, Asher Media has grown consistently over the last ten years.  That trend continues today as Asher Media recently relocated to approximately 10,000 square feet of office space in The Colonnade in Addison, located at the southwest corner of Arapaho and the Dallas North Tollway.  Come see us at 15303 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1300, and here's to the next ten years of growth!

April 8, 2010
Asher Media Dazzles at 2010 AWRT Gala

With five former category winners presenting awards and three new winners receiving awards this year, Asher Media was seemingly everywhere at this year's American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) gala awards ceremony.  This year's winners from Asher Media were:

  • Kalyn Asher, Agency Owner/Principal of the Year
  • Lora Funderburk, Agency Management of the Year
  • Brenna Francis, Media Planner of the Year

Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees for being recognized as the best in the industry!

November 16, 2009
Industry Veteran Adds Firepower to Leadership Team

Asher Media, Inc., one of the fastest-growing media companies in the Southwest, announced today that Sheryl Standifer, formerly senior vice president, media director at TM Advertising (formerly Temerlin McClain), will join the Asher Media leadership team as senior vice president starting January 1, 2010. 

“Asher Media has grown $6 million in billings this year at a time when many large media agencies are closing offices or consolidating,” said Kalyn Asher, president of Asher Media. “We have earned new business and experienced organic growth from our current clients, and as a result the Asher Media team has grown approximately 21 percent.” 

Standifer will oversee client planning, buying, execution, billing, systems integration and new business development.

“Having the depth of Sheryl’s experience and leadership will greatly benefit our clients and position Asher Media for continued growth in 2010 and beyond,” said Lora Funderburk, director of media planning for Asher Media.

Prior to joining Asher Media, Standifer spent 28 years with ad agency giant, TM Advertising, building client relationships with brands including American Airlines, Bank of America, Bell Helicopter, Greyhound, JCPenney, Nationwide Insurance, Nortel Networks, Popeyes Chicken, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Verizon.

Standifer’s campaigns for Nationwide Insurance were recognized by Media Post’s National Creative Media Awards, and she was a finalist for Dallas Ad League’s Media Director of the Year Eagle Award in 2007. 

She is a member of the Dallas Ad League, DFW Interactive Marketing Association and American Marketing Association, and earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising from Texas Tech University.

September 22, 2009
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce selects Asher Media as Business of the Year Award finalist

At its annual award luncheon, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (NDCC) selected Asher Media as one of four finalists for the 2009 Business of the Year Award.

The NDCC is an association of businesses and individuals who come together to promote the most favorable environment for business.  Asher Media has been a member of the NDCC since 2006.

Criteria for the Business of the Year Award include:

  • In business for at least five years
  • Locally owned or locally-owned franchise
  • 1-300 employees
  • Active member of the community

Previous winners of the NDCC Business of the Year Award include TELOS Fitness Center, Tusa Expo Holdings, Inc., Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Inc., Yellow Cab, J.O.Y. Foods, Martin, Fletcher & Associates, Business Jet Center, CDG & Associates, KBA Group (formerly the KGA Group), Southwest Office Systems and Delta Dallas Staffing.

June 18, 2009
Asher Media blazes new trails during anniversary retreat

To commemorate the agency’s 10th anniversary, Asher Media hosted all employees at a company retreat, June 18–20, at Rough Creek Lodge & Resort in Granbury, Texas.

Located in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, Rough Creek is an 11,000 acre property featuring hunting, fishing and a wide variety of other outdoor activities.

The theme for the getaway was “Blaze a New Trail”, where Kalyn asked each employee to challenge themselves by trying something they had never tried before.

To get things started, the group broke into teams for a GPS Navigational Challenge.  Each guided team used GPS navigation in a search for a yellow marker scattered around the Rough Creek property.

In order to move to the next market, each team had to first complete a series of tasks, which included paintball, archery, fishing and shooting, followed by trivia questions about Asher Media and Rough Creek Lodge.

In the end, the teams learned a lot about each other and Asher Media, and even developed a few new outdoor skills in the process.

After all that work, the group was given a day to enjoy the rest of the resort’s features on their own.  Some tested their adventurous sides on the bungee trampolines, while others conquered their fears by hurtling down the 675-foot zip line.  Many chose to simply relax by the pool or visit Rough Creek’s spa.

The event culminated with a gala dinner and reception during which Kalyn Asher presented Jackie Barrera with a necklace commemorating her 10-year anniversary with the agency.  The night ended with roasted marshmallows, s’mores and stories by the fire pit.

Everyone at Asher Media looks forward to the next ten years and the next anniversary adventure!

April 24, 2009
Asher Media contributes more than $10,000 for American Cancer Society

In our second year of participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event, Asher Media generated more than $10,000 in contributions and sponsorships. The North Dallas event raised more than $68,000 for the American Cancer Society, and included over 400 participants. Our "Austin Powers" setup was a groovy success during this year's "Lights, Camera, Relay!" themed event.

It was a great night as we took turns walking the track throughout the event. Relay for Life symbolizes the hope that people lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face the disease have support, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Asher Media extends special thanks to everyone who provided their time and financial support!

April 9th, 2009
Asher Media celebrates 5 awards at 2009 AWRT Gala

Asher Media received 7 individual and agency award nominations and came away with 5 trophies at the 2009 American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) Awards Gala. Asher Media's winners include:

  • Jackie Barrera -- Manager/Director of the Year
  • Amy Dunwoody -- Rookie Buyer of the Year
  • Adrienne King -- Regional Buyer of the Year
  • Laura Perritte -- Media Planner of the Year
  • Christi Swanner -- Dallas Buyer of the Year


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