About Us

JMA Promotions was founded by Jim & Margot Mersfelder in 1978 out of their home in Shaker Heights, OH. From those humble beginnings Jim Mersfelder took his vision of providing superior customer service and began revolutionizing the promotional products industry in ways that would last for many years to come.


Long before online company stores and eCommerce solutions became a staple in the industry, Jim Mersfelder wanted to provide corporations with a way to maximize the time and budget spent on promotional items. After performing a case study with students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Jim Mersfelder developed one of the first Corporate Identity Programs seen in the promotional products industry. Later signing his first official contract in 1980, JMA Promotions began providing complete program management to many of the largest corporations located in Northeast Ohio.


After her husband’s passing in 1990, Margot Mersfelder partnered with Ron and Donna Hajek and they ran the business until 2000.  JMA executive Bob Walker began carrying on the Mersfelder legacy as the new owner and president of the company in 2000.  With a solid foundation of excellent customer service, JMA Promotions continues to serve clients with the same passion ignited by Jim & Margot Mersfelder more than 35 years ago.