October 31, 2017

AIHA Wins Gold and Platinum in MarCom Awards International Creative Competition

Release No. SPR-17-1031-01

Sue Marchese
AIHA Communications
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (October 31, 2017) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is pleased to announce that its IHHeroes.org website and the inaugural edition of its IH Heroes comic have both won Gold Awards in the category of Digital Media/Website Nonprofit and Print Media/Publications Book by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) MarCom Awards. AIHA also received a Platinum Award for the first two installments of its I Am IH video documentary series in the Video/Audio & Video/Film Informational category. All three elements are part of the award-winning I Am IH outreach and awareness campaign.

“The name of the profession, ‘industrial hygiene’ does not resound with the general public, yet IH professionals are the quiet heroes in every workplace, assuring prevention of workplace injuries, illness and death,” said Susan Marchese, Director of Marketing and Communications at AIHA who led the team to develop this public awareness effort. “By making the heroes of industrial hygiene accessible and relatable through our multi-media outreach tools, we have begun to increase the understanding of AIHA’s mission. We are honored that AMCP has awarded this vital public education effort.”

The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. More than 6,000 corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers enter to win at the prestigious MarCom Awards. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. MarCom is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), a 23-year-old international organization consisting of several thousand creative professionals.

A list of Gold and Platinum winners can be found on the MarCom Awards website. Winners of the MarCom Awards range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. AIHA is honored that its I AM IH campaign stood out among the rigorous competition.


About AIHA®

Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness or impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community. AIHA provides comprehensive education programs and other products and services that help its members maintain the highest professional standards.

More than half of AIHA’s nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed in the industrial, consulting, academic and government sectors. Visit www.aiha.org for more information.