American Honda Honors Rhythm With Premier Partner Award
Premier Partner Program Rewards Excellence in Quality, Value and Customer Service
Sept. 12, 2017 — Torrance, Calif. - Rhythm - an Irvine-based digital marketing agency - was presented with American Honda’s distinguished Premier Partner Award on Sept. 12, 2017 in a ceremony hosted by Executive Vice President of Automotive Operations Masayuki Igarashi in Torrance, Calif. Rhythm was one of 15 award recipients selected from a pool of more than 1,000 eligible suppliers based on excellence in quality, value and customer service. Rhythm specifically received the award for providing digital media solutions including email strategy, design and testing for American Honda Motor Company.
Rhythm designs, tests and optimizes email campaigns for Acura.
“Working with a distinguished and reputable brand such as American Honda Motor Company has been beyond rewarding for both our team and the internal team at Honda,” said Craig Cooke, Rhythm CEO. “Our commitment to the overall customer experience and quality craftsmanship are synonymous with the Honda and Acura brands. We are looking forward to a long, successful partnership with American Honda Motor Company.”
Left to right: Executive Vice President of Automotive Operations Masayuki Igarashi presents Rhythm CEO Craig Cooke with Premier Partner Award.
Premier Partner Award recipients play an important role in supporting Honda businesses and operations, including Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products and general purpose engines.
“This outstanding group of Premier Partner Award recipients demonstrates our shared commitment to exceptional customer service,” said Charles Harmon, Senior Manager - Administration Division, American Honda. “They are valued members of the extended Honda family, and we thank them for their dedication and contributions to Honda’s success.”
Rhythm CEO Craig Cooke and Chief Creative Officer Hannes Meyer being interviewed after receiving Premier Partner Award.
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 40,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion. Based on its longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer," Honda operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the HondaJet advanced light jet.
Nine Honda auto plants in the region, including five in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year. In 2016, more than 68 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in the U.S. Those plants today manufacture 17 different models, including nine passenger cars and eight light trucks using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda also operates 16 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America.