Mr. Michael Pontikos

Senior Lecturer
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Mr. Michael George Pontikos


Williamson College of Business 3334

phone: (330) 941-1882


To further my education and to keep up in technology, I have taken online course work pertaining to the ADOBE Suite of software programs at I also have my own marketing and advertising consulting firm called SOKITNOP DESIGN. My firm offers a wide array of services ranging from web site and collateral design to developing marketing and advertising campaigns. My clients have include Youngstown State University, Warren Fabricating, The Marian G. Resch Foundation, DOYO Live, Chad Anthony Restaurant Group, Ohio Steel Sheet and Plate, Burgan Real Estate, Penguin City Beer and Mahoning County Public Health

Research Interests

Critical Design, C-K Theory, Sustainable Design, Corporate Social Responsibility, Advertising, Social Media, Content/Inbound Marketing, Graphic Design

Teaching Interests

Creative Strategies, Advertising, Public Relations, Integrated Marketing Communications, Social Media, Graphic Design, Content Marketing, Logo Design, Branding

  • Education
    • 1995


      Youngstown State University

    • 1991

      BS, International Business

      Bowling Green State University

  • Awards and Honors
    • 2006

      International Davy Award for Creative Excellence

    • 2006

      2006 International Addy Award for Creative Excellence

  • Past History
    • 2009

      SOKITNOP Branding

      Branding Consultant

    • 2009

      Youngstown State University

      Full-time Instructor

    • 2002

      Butler Wick & Company

      Marketing Manager/Creative Director

    • 2001

      VanFossan & Associates

      Businesd Development/Creative Services

    • 2001

      Youngstown State University

      Part-Time Instructor

    • 1996

      Image Work Marketing

      Account Executive/Creative Director

  • Public Service
    • 2008 - 2010

      Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Marian G. Resch Foundation, Help Hotline
      Yongstown, Ohio