CK Communications – Create Magazine Gold Award Winner 2006 Agency Creates Small, Yet Strongly Effective Collateral Piece That Gets Noticed By Thousands

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CK Communications was recently recognized as a Gold Award winner by Create Magazine. Chosen for a collateral piece, CKC designed a lanyard that was highly acknowledged through tradeshows, attended by over 140 countries.

An award-winning advertising agency, CK Communications (CKC), has been named a recipient of a Gold award by Create Magazine. A lanyard design created by CKC was recognized as a winning collateral piece.

More than 100,000 people from 141 countries attended the world’s largest electronic show this year, but only a select few wore the promotional piece selected by Create to win a Gold award. Companies attending trade shows struggle to stand out from the crowds and attract attention to their booths. This year with the design help of CK Communications, Roland Corporation used convention attendees as marketing tools.

Roland’s commercial division held a special event in their booth. Invited guests were required to wear the award-winning lanyard around the National Association of Broadcasters trade show for two days before gaining access to the party.

A lanyard is a cord or strap that is worn around the neck to hold an identification badge, whistle, keys or other small object. Lanyards can also be used as an advertising tool with a customized logo or name printed on the strap. The strap-type lanyard used for this event had Roland’s logo imprinted on it along with a clever design created by CKC.

“We created extensive collateral and advertising support for this huge event, but we knew the lanyard would be worn by all attendees and felt that was the most effective 'stand out' opportunity,” said Craig Kempf, creative director and CEO of CK Communications. “The lanyard created an intense buzz almost immediately. Within an hour, there were hundreds of attendees approaching Roland’s booth requesting the colorful item.”

About CK Communications

CK Communications, Inc., an award-winning advertising, public relations and design firm, offers print and broadcast advertising, public relations, Web design, brand identity, graphic design, multimedia and animation and special event planning. CKC is headquartered in Melbourne and has an office in Orlando, Florida. The firm supports clients additionally by providing advertising space, airtime, production, and printing with no agency mark-up. For more information, call CKC at 321.752.5802 or learn more online at

About Create Awards

With over 300 categories across eight industries, The Create Awards is the top competition for working creative professionals across the nation. The Create Awards are open to all creative professionals and students working in Advertising, Film and Video, Motion Graphics, Graphic Communication, Photography, Printing, Interactive Media, and Copy Writing. The top scoring professional entries in each individual discipline will be recognized as a Gold Winner.

About Create Magazine

Create Magazine provides creative professionals with an insider's perspective on the people, news, trends and events that influence the local advertising and creative production industries. Articles and features, written by local creative leaders and influencers, keep Create readers well-informed about the changing climate of business and competition. The magazine prides itself on not only its content, but also by the way that it is displayed - with high-end graphics and bright colors. Create is published quarterly and gives creative professionals a great medium for sharing information that facilitates strategic partnerships and career growth within their respective communities.


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