Ryan Sung Google Economic Report

In its annual Economic Impact Report, global search engine and data analytics leader Google featured Honolulu Cookie Company as a key success story and quoted General Manager Ryan Sung, recently appointed the second-generation leader of the Hawai‘i-based company.

“We are humbled to have been selected as the company featured by Google,” Ryan said. “It is partially through the marketing department’s employment of Google AdWords that Honolulu Cookie Company has become such an iconic gift of Hawai‘i, as well as through the dedication and hard work of the entire Honolulu Cookie Company family.”

According to the report, about 60 percent of Honolulu Cookie Company’s e-commerce revenue was generated through digital advertising in 2017, a figure that is expected to grow. The report can be viewed and downloaded here: https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/economicimpact.google.com/en//static/reports/2017/ei-report-2017-hi.pdf

Google helped to generate some $171 million of economic activity for Hawai‘i businesses, according to the annual Economic Impact Report for 2017. Roughly 5,300 Hawai‘i businesses, website publishers and nonprofit organizations used Google advertising tools including AdWords and AdSense in 2017. Nonprofits benefited from $2.07 million in free advertising through Google’s Ad Grants program during the study year, the report said.

About the Google Economic Impact Report
Every year Google publishes a collection of success stories featuring 51 businesses (one from each state, plus Washington D.C.). The purpose of these stories is to highlight businesses that are using the web and digital tools to grow. Google selects companies to share their histories, inspirations, growth and community impact.
About Honolulu Cookie Company
Marking its 20th anniversary in 2018, Honolulu Cookie company has been baking its premium shortbread cookies fresh daily in Hawai‘i since 1998. The cookies inspired by Hawai‘i are handcrafted using only the freshest and finest ingredients. They are available for shipping and are individually wrapped to ensure freshness. Honolulu Cookie Company has 13 locations in Hawai‘i; two in Las Vegas, and two on Guam. Honolulu Cookie Company cookies are also available at select retailers: The DFS Group; Aulani a Disney Resort & Spa; Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort; Bloomingdale’s; Neiman Marcus and Tommy Bahama.Visit www.honolulucookie.com; Facebook at: www.facebook.com/honolulucookie, or call toll free at (866) 333-5800.

Media contacts:
Erika Engle
Food Gurus Hawai‘i
(808) 946-4525

Brandon Suyeoka
Honolulu Cookie Company