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Cooksey Communications Newsletter | Fall 2018
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Cooksey Wins Six MarCom Awards in International Creative Competition


Cooksey Communications recently received three Platinum and three Gold honors in the 2018 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition, in recognition of our outstanding client work over the past year.

P L A T I N U M   A W A R D S 
  • Strategic Communications (Media Relations/Publicity)
    CRYSTAL LAGOONS® – BALMORAL
    Cooksey secured more than 100 print, broadcast and digital stories for the August grand opening near Houston of the first man-made, crystalline lagoon in Texas. This resulted in reaching an audience of more than 1.7 million and a return on investment exceeding a quarter of a million dollars.
  • Strategic Communications (Media Relations/Publicity)
    FRISCO STATION "INNOVATION" MEDIA COVERAGE
    Cooksey was instrumental in several media stories centered around innovation at Frisco Station. This included extensive media coverage about the project's 5G Evolution wireless technology, Uber Elevate urban aviation ride-sharing and drive.ai turnkey mobility solutions.
  • Print Media (Print Creativity)
    RICHARDSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (REDP) POCKET FOLDER

    The firm designed a visually dramatic, tri-fold pocket folder to showcase the Richardson community’s exceptional, business-friendly attributes and global reputation for high-tech innovation, and to support the REDP’s proactive economic development efforts across the U.S. and internationally over the coming years.
 G O L D   A W A R D S
  • Strategic Communications  (Communications/Public Relations)
    UNITED WAY OF TARRANT COUNTY
    Cooksey assisted the organization with its annual campaign launch and announcement of the honorary campaign chair, baseball Hall of Famer Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez. The public relations, media outreach and social media efforts helped to kick off the organization’s annual fundraising season.
  • Strategic Communications  (Media Relations/Publicity)
    SKANSKA

    Cooksey's work ensured that advanced technology being utilized in various projects by Skanska, a worldwide construction and development company, was featured in a San Antonio Business Journal article titled “Construction’s High-Tech Future in San Antonio.”
  • Print Media  (Publications)
    EltaMD "DID YOU KNOW?" BROCHURE

    Cooksey’s creative department designed a 24-page product brochure to educate consumers about protecting their skin against premature aging and skin cancer.
MarCom is one of the largest and most prestigious creative competitions in the world. MarCom is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP), a 24-year-old international organization consisting of several thousand creative professionals.
New Clients Enlist Cooksey's Expertise
 
Cooksey is excited to have been selected as a public relations and marketing services partner for these new clients:

Cooksey Again Ranked Among Top 10 PR Firms in North Texas by Dallas Business Journal

Cooksey Communications, with $2.2 million in revenues, is now ranked the ninth largest public relations firm in North Texas, as determined by the Dallas Business Journal. The listing, which appeared in the Aug. 3, 2018, issue, ranks PR firms by total revenue for the year. This year marks the firm's 24th year in business.

Staff Updates

Cooksey Founder and President Gail Cooksey was recently honored by the Dallas Friday Group as one of its three “Directors of the Year.” Dallas’ preeminent public affairs organization, the Dallas Friday Group has sponsored monthly luncheon addresses by leading voices from business, education, technology and government since 1978.
Cooksey Senior Account Executive Mallory Wendel recently attended the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference. Before attending, she helped members of the Austin Chapter of PRSA with the opening reception. She also learned compelling insights about gaining positive media coverage; measuring the success of campaigns by data-backed analysis; understanding how journalists are using social media; and crafting creative stories for business-to-business audiences.
Cooksey again managed the marketing, advertising, public relations and social media for the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. Shown above are Cooksey's Senior Account Executive Ashley Sears (left), a member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Account Executive Jennifer Janicki and Vice President Randy E. Pruett. Voted among the top three “Best Air Shows” in the 2018 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Contest, this year’s show featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadrons, among others.
About Cooksey Communications

Founded in 1994, Cooksey Communications is a Texas-based, strategic communications firm that specializes in issues-related communications for government/economic development, transportation/water, energy and education clients, and strategic communications for professional services, real estate/development, retail/hospitality/consumer and nonprofit clients. Cooksey repeatedly has been named one of the top public relations agencies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex by the Dallas Business Journal. For information, visit www.CookseyPR.com.
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