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St. Charles, IL, United States, 2009/04/22 - Jane Cooper, president and owner of Cooper Hong Inc., St. Charles, Ill., has been named the Public Relations Person of the Year by the Publications in Construction and Agriculture, a subgroup of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Cooper Hong Inc., or CHI, a provider of integrated marketing communications services, has announced that company president and owner Jane Cooper has been named the 2009 Public Relations Person of the Year by PICA, the Publications in Construction and Agriculture, a subgroup of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. This award is presented annually to a marketing communications professional whom the PICA member editors believe “exemplifies best practices” in media relations with the trade press.
Senior editors at PICA member publications chose Cooper for this year’s award based on such criteria as reliability, accuracy, quality of information provided, trustworthiness, integrity and level of experience. For nearly 20 years, Cooper has provided public relations support for Case Construction Equipment, a global manufacturer of construction equipment – and a member of AEM. Cooper and her team of public relations professionals at CHI also provide public relations support for Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group, also a member of AEM.
“This award could not have gone to a more deserving individual. Jane is a consummate public relations professional who has demonstrated her expertise as a marketing strategist, client spokesperson, writer and industry liaison time and again throughout her career,” said Tim Montgomery, vice president of CHI. “We’re honored that the editors we deal with on a daily basis have recognized Jane’s distinguished record of consistently responding to their needs on behalf of our clients.”
A marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience in business-to-business PR and marketing communications, Cooper is also a published author of fiction and nonfiction. She has provided media training and strategic PR counsel for product and marketing managers and top executives alike in such industries as agriculture, construction and off-highway equipment, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and shipping/air cargo.
As one of AEM’s product-specific working groups, PICA promotes high operating standards among off-road equipment manufacturing industry trade media worldwide and fosters continuing educational and informational exchanges between manufacturers, industry suppliers and trade media. PICA also sponsors the “Measures of Success” marketing awards program, which recognizes excellence in off-road equipment marketing communications.
Made up of more than 800 companies representing more than 200 product lines, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers provides services on a global basis for companies that manufacture equipment worldwide in such industries as agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility.
About Cooper Hong Inc.
Established in 2006, Cooper Hong Inc. (cooperhong.com) delivers successful, integrated business-to-business marketing communications solutions for clients in a variety of industries. 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 marketing communications professionals with years of public relations, advertising, branding, Web development, graphic design and direct marketing experience.