Media Magic Productions releases 6 New TV and Radio Ads for Ashtabula County Metroparks Issue 5 Levy Campaign


JEFFERSON, OH – (April 13, 2006) –  Media Magic Productions, Ashtabula County’s premier Audio/Video Production and Public Relations Company, has produced and released three, new 30-second television and three, 30-second radio ads showcasing the spectacular Ashtabula County Metroparks Greenway Trail and testimonials from its users, and promoting the Metroparks Issue 5 levy campaign. The ads will run on local radio, Adelphia and Conneaut cable TV and broadcast outlets, beginning the week of April 17th. The Metropark ballot measure seeks voter approval for an Ashtabula County property tax levy of point-four mill (4/10 of a mill).

Located in New Lyme Township, Media Magic Productions was hired in January, as political consultants by the Metroparks Steering Committee, to help manage the levy campaign, handle the public and media relations and create advertising for print, radio, cable and broadcast TV. Previously, Media Magic has produced political TV and radio commercials for the campaigns of Ashtabula City Manager Tony Cantagallo, County Commissioner Bob Boggs and the Ashtabula County Women Democrats.

“The Metroparks Board of Commissioners, it’s Steering Committee, Friends of the Metroparks, Friends of the Western Reserve Greenway and dozens of volunteers have worked diligently, over the years, to get a levy passed to properly fund the Park System”, said Cheryl Dickson-Walker, president and creative director of Media Magic Productions. “They have very limited funds to put toward the levy campaign effort, so we’ve worked very hard to make sure their hard earned dollars are stretched as far as possible Our job is to get out their message out to Ashtabula County voters, in a way that truly educates voters about one of our county’s greatest assets. To make up for the campaign funding shortfall, we’ve concentrated heavily on an aggressive public relations informational and educational campaign.”

Footage and interviews used in the Metropark television commercials were filmed, over the past year, along the Metroparks’ Western Reserve Greenway Trail, by Media Magic Director of Photography, David Walker and videographer David Frank. The television spots were written, produced and edited by Cheryl Dickson-Walker; the radio spots were edited by David Walker. The background music “Rivers and Trails” was written and performed by northeast Ohio singer/songwriter Steve Madewell, who generously donated use of this song to the People for Parks campaign. “Rivers and Trails” is one of a collection of songs on Madewell’s  “Rivers and Trails” CD, mastered by legendary folk singer, Alex Bevan.

Media Magic Productions specializes in producing television and radio commercials and television programming for broadcast and cable. Local commercial clients include The Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Stateline Auto Group, Romar Homes, the Outdoor Army Navy Store, West Wind Condominiums, Greg Sweet Auto Chevrolet and Ford, Gage Furniture, Gerdes Pharmacy, Conneaut Dairy Queen, Saybrook Clock Shop, Wildfire Dance Team, Conneaut Golden Dawn, and Home Alternatives. Media Magic Productions is the parent company of the Ashtabula County Newsnet, a local news organization, producing news and information programming about Ashtabula County.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Dickson-Walker at 440.294.2431, or e-mail: Visit online at


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About The Ashtabula County Metropark System:

The mission of the Ashtabula County Metroparks is to conserve and manage a system of parks and reserves representative of Ashtabula County’s unique natural heritage and scenic beauty, and to provide opportunities for the public to enjoy and learn about the out-of-doors in a safe and wholesome environment. The Metroparks offer a full range of year-round outdoor activities and educational programs for the public, at no cost, including birdwatching and wildlife observation, eco-recreation, fishing and recreational sports instruction, hiking and biking activities, astronomy and geology outings, conservation education and other family-friendly activities. The public can e-mail the Metroparks at

About Media Magic Productions

Media Magic Productions LLC is a full-service audio/video production, advertising and public relations firm, serving businesses in Northeast Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania and clients, large and small, from New Jersey to California. Founded in 1997, our award-winning staff specializes in producing exciting and innovative broadcast, cable TV and web programming, documentaries, radio and television advertising and corporate video production, as well as complete marketing campaigns for small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, contact David Walker: (cell) 440-645-8273, studio line: 440-294-2431, or e-mail: Visit us online at , and .

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