Traffic. Service. Creative.

TRAFFIC. SERVICE. CREATIVE.

EVERY DAY

It’s simple, really.

The bottom line is that our automotive clients are our partners. Our passion is in your business.

  We are an innovative, dynamic and experienced team delivering exceptional service and proven results for automotive clients whether large or small.  The OH Automotive Team knows our clients have a variety of needs we assess those opportunities, find ways to make them better and drive traffic.
Being in the automotive industry takes knowledge and passion.  Our team has over 35 years of experience and we know what it takes to deliver and to do whatever it takes for our clients to be successful.

We fight for our clients. We’re unabashedly results-driven on their behalf. We’re their partner, we’re their advocate, and we take ownership of every success – and setback – along the way. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. Join us.

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about us

What makes OH Automotive unique is that we have a special blend of creativity, experience, customer service and dedication that you can’t get with most agency partners.

Experience:

With over 35 years experience in the Automotive Industry (on Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels), we know your business and have a proven track record.

Strategic planning:

We are in touch with the long-term success of your entire store (Sales, Service, Parts & Body Shop) and our strategy will lead to success in all those areas.

Creative:

OH Automotive realize many times how you say it is just as important as what you say.  We produce creative that “cuts through the clutter” of regular, every day “car dealer” creative.

Customer service:

Don’t you want an agency partner that cares as much about your business as you do?  Absolutely.  At OH, we strive for a level of customer service that is rarely seen in the industry. Whether you are in our back yard or halfway across the world – we will travel to spend time with you on your business because that is what your investment in OH Automotive deserves.

WHO WE ARE

Steve mitchell

PARTNER/PRESIDENT

Steven Mitchell joined Owens-Harkey Advertising as Director, Automotive in 2013. Since that time, the Automotive Division at OH has grown from one or two clients to 32 – including the #1 Nissan Dealership in the World (United Nissan) in November, 2014. With the growth of the Automotive Team at OH, Steve now serves as President, Automotive.

Prior to his arrival at Owens Harkey, Steve served as the Regional Director of Local Automotive in the Western U.S. for Univision Communications Inc. He brings over 19 years automotive expertise in both Tier 2 and Tier 3 automotive levels and has a unique perspective from the manufacturer as well as dealer level.

Steve is also familiar with the advertising agency world as he spent three-and-a-half years at Arrowhead Advertising and four years at Zimmerman Advertising. Steve’s past Tier 3 clients include groups such as AutoNation, Chapman, Penske, Van Tuyl and Jim Click Automotive (Tucson) as well as dozens of individual Tier 3 dealerships.

Steve knows the automobile business in depth and is aware of the fine line between branding, traffic driving and transactional automotive advertising.

Steve is a 1994 graduate of Arizona State University and majored in Broadcasting. To this day, Steve still serves as the Public Address Announcer for Glendale Community College sports – a position he has held since 1991. Originally from Elgin, Illinois, Steve is an avid fan of the Chicago Bears, Cubs, Blackhawks and Bulls.

When Steve is not in a dealership, he enjoys spending time with his family – his wife Julie, and two kids (Ian, 15 and Victoria, 8), playing golf and reading.

MATT OWENS, PARTNER

Matthew Owens grew up in the advertising industry and has been in the business for over 25 years. As the son of Bill Owens, the founder and owner of advertising agency Owens & Associates, Matt received an early education in marketing and advertising.

As a Partner, Matt’s core responsibilities lie in creative strategy & advertisement planning, media services, and creative direction.

SCOTT HARKEY, PARTNER

Scott is uniquely qualified among advertising agency executives due to his extensive background in media. His experience with radio and with nationally & regionally owned outdoor companies has given Scott market-savvy knowledge that helps provide the best use of media dollars.

matt moore

PARTNER/CCO

Drawing on his 20+ years of experience in the advertising, marketing and television production industry, Matt brings a unique blend of award-winning creativity and strategy to every project he’s involved in. His experience spans categories including Retail, Food & Beverage, QSR, Political, Medical and Automotive. He’s been the lead creative for brands including Hyundai Motor America, Nissan North America, Honda Financial Services, Shea Homes, Fiesta Bowl, Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, Rocky Point CVB, Gila River Indian Community, along with Native Grill & Wings, Raising Cane’s and eegee’s along with many others have benefited from his insight and leadership.

At Owens Harkey, Matt serves a unique role as both Chief Operations Officer and Chief Creative Officers for the company. Matt ensures that every piece of communication is not only creative, but meets the strategic client goals. Prior to joining Owens Harkey, Moore led a large advertising agency’s growth from startup to more than $60 Million a year in annual billings. Moore is well versed in spearheading new business acquisitions, client relations and creative services. Moore’s has also lead projects for the White House Communications Office, The U.S. State Department, Fox Sports Net, ESPN, MSNBC & Fox News. Matt is proud graduate of Baylor University.

mark holcomb

automotive brand development

A native of New Orleans, LA and graduate of the University of New Orleans in marketing and Northwood University for automotive marketing and management.

With over 35 years of retail automotive and recreational vehicle sales and strategic marketing experience for tier 2 and tier 3 level dealership and dealer associations.

For leisure, Mark enjoys running, cycling, swimming, backpacking and scuba diving.

Dawn Webley

media director

With 15 years of marketing experience, Dawn has helped virtually every brand imaginable.  Prior In her years as a media director, she had done every aspect of the job from trafficking, administrative, media buying, media strategy, media planning, and management.  As a media executive she has worked on automotive accounts such as Hyundai Regional Associations in 15 plus markets and local dealerships, dealership groups and auto malls in Phoenix, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, Tampa, Denver and Palm Springs to name a few.

With her market and category knowledge she now leads a team of amazing buyers to help our clients increase awareness, manage strategic plans. evaluate market research, brand development, and the implementation of high performing media buyer.

Highly experienced, engaged and thoughtful, her leadership in the media buying department has been invaluable, to our staff and our clients alike.

Dawn Webley

media director

With 15 years of marketing experience, Dawn has helped virtually every brand imaginable.  Prior In her years as a media director, she had done every aspect of the job from trafficking, administrative, media buying, media strategy, media planning, and management.  As a media executive she has worked on automotive accounts such as Hyundai Regional Associations in 15 plus markets and local dealerships, dealership groups and auto malls in Phoenix, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, Tampa, Denver and Palm Springs to name a few.

With her market and category knowledge she now leads a team of amazing buyers to help our clients increase awareness, manage strategic plans. evaluate market research, brand development, and the implementation of high performing media buyer.

Highly experienced, engaged and thoughtful, her leadership in the media buying department has been invaluable, to our staff and our clients alike.

Hannah Vandeventer

Brand Development Coordinator

A recent graduate of the Anthropology program at the University of Arizona, Hannah Vandeventer is diving right into the world of advertising with Owens Harkey Automotive.

Before joining OH, Hannah worked as a social media executive at the Heard Museum in Downtown Phoenix and was also an active member of a number of online music publications.

As a part of the OH Automotive team, Hannah is responsible for the ins and outs of the automotive department which include tasks such as keeping contact with co-op, delegating information and projects to designers and editors, as well as the day-to-day management of all automotive clients.

In her free time, Hannah enjoys traveling, trying new beer, and playing with her dog, Lucy.

vittoria porter

brand development coordinator

Born and raised in Arizona, Vittoria decided to attend the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

While finishing her degree, Vittoria joined Owens Harkey in 2014 assisting part time in the accounting department before coming on full time in the Automotive Division. Vittoria handles co-op, reputation management, and social media for the automotive clients.

In her free time, Vittoria enjoys spending time with her friends, hiking, and traveling.

vittoria porter

brand development coordinator

Born and raised in Arizona, Vittoria decided to attend the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

While finishing her degree, Vittoria joined Owens Harkey in 2014 assisting part time in the accounting department before coming on full time in the Automotive Division. Vittoria handles co-op, reputation management, and social media for the automotive clients.

In her free time, Vittoria enjoys spending time with her friends, hiking, and traveling.

Get in touch with Us

Let’s discuss how OH Automotive can bring our expertise to you. Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.

Address:

Phoenix

3550 N Central Ave, STE. 1710
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Tucson

780 W. Competition Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone:

602.254.5159

Email:

s.mitchell@owensharkey.com