Heavy Hitter Joins Agency as Non-Compete Expires


ON Advertising  announced that Matt Owens, the dynamic former co-founder and owner of OH Partners, is now one of the owners of ON Advertising.  Matt brings more than 30 years of experience in marketing and advertising.  In fact, Matt was born and raised in the advertising industry and he is a second generation agency owner. Matt’s father owned and ran Owens & Associates in Phoenix for 42 years.   For 14 years, Matt helped build OH to be a top agency in Phoenix. In March 2022, he sold his portion of the business at peak valuation. Now, Matt is excited about leading ON Advertising on a path of accelerated growth and expansion.

“April 2 is the day my non compete with OH expired and I’m ready now to compete,” said Matt Owens. “I’ve been working with ON Advertising as a consultant for many months and now I’m officially an owner.  ON Advertising has what it takes to be a powerhouse agency for clients and a true force for good at the same time.”

In 2012, Matt Owens was named Advertising Person of the Year by the American Advertising Federation.  One of his protégés and current Vice President of Agency and Media Operations at ON Advertising, Dawn Webley Fadda, recently won the 2024 Women of Excellence Addy Award.  Matt is the kind of leader who is always working to help elevate his team to achieve greater success.  He is also passionate about clients’ success.

“Matt loves to see clients win and he has a winning attitude with an engaging personality,” said Ron Meritt, Owner of ON Advertising together with John Hernandez and Eric Garcia. “We are thrilled now to have Matt on board as a partner. He has already given us winning advice and now we’re ready to really take off.”

ON Advertising recently celebrated 30 years in business. ON Advertising is a full-service agency that offers strong visual branding and storytelling along with extensive media expertise and background. Earlier this year, the agency’s growth and success with building B2B and B2C brands led to the need for a move to a new office with more than 14,000 square foot space at RED Development’s premier CityScape office tower portion of the three square blocks mecca in downtown Phoenix.

ON Advertising is a member of GPEC and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  The agency continues serving high-profile, discriminating clients including the State of Arizona, Peddler’s Son, Foresight Companies, B&D Industries, Concord Wilshire, Valley Metro and Xico.

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