Cooper Hong Inc., a brand development and public relations firm, has earned three 2017 MarCom Awards for marketing communications projects developed during the past year.

On behalf of its clients at Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and forklifts for the North American market, CHI received a Gold MarCom Award for its work on a full-line product poster that folds down to pocket size, and a MarCom Honorable Mention for a Hyundai "bellyband ad."

CHI also earned an Honorable Mention for its graphic design work on the website for Ironworks LLC, a heavy-equipment cost management software suite that will give the contractors who use it a clear advantage over those who don't.

"Making a positive difference for our clients, especially in terms of business results, is what energizes us at CHI," said Jane Cooper, president of Cooper Hong Inc. "But we also appreciate receiving recognition from our industry peers. Winning three MarCom awards is a testament to the creative and strategic talent of our team here at CHI.

Sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the international MarCom Awards program recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals, advertising agencies and PR firms. In 2017, more than 6,000 entries were submitted by corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers from around the world.

Roughly 20 percent of entries in the global competition win the Gold Award, while another 10 percent of entries earn an Honorable Mention. The program's judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as an industry benchmark.

About MarCom Awards

One of the oldest, largest and most prestigious creative competitions in the world, the MarCom Awards are sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), a 23-year-old international organization consisting of several thousand creative professionals. As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and community organizations. Over the past few years, AMCP has given more than $200,000 in charitable contributions.

Established in 2006 in St. Charles, Ill., Cooper Hong Inc. delivers successful, integrated business-to-business marketing communications solutions for clients in a variety of industries. B-to-B specialists focused on helping clients reach niche audiences, CHI combines the contacts, expertise and resources of a large agency with the agility, creative firepower and drive of a smaller firm. The team at CHI is comprised of passionate brand development and marketing communications professionals with years of public relations, advertising, Web development, graphic design and direct marketing experience. To experience the power of CHI, call (630) 377-2555, or visit