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Cooksey Communications Newsletter | Winter 2017
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Happy holidays from the Cooksey Team – (front) Jonathan, Ashley, Michelle, Gail, Allison, Karen, Randy, (back) Michael, Jennifer, Lori, Colby, Jason and Mallory.
Celebrating the Season

At this magical holiday season, all of us at Cooksey Communications wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday and New Year! We appreciate your support and friendship and look forward to an exciting 2018.
Demond Fernandez of WFAA, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban participated in a discussion about the economic and investment opportunities in Southern Dallas during TREC Shark Tank on Nov. 2. 
TREC Brings Influx of Capital to Southern Dallas Projects

This fall, Cooksey worked with The Real Estate Council (TREC) to create public awareness of two major initiatives that will bring some much-needed capital investment to several community-driven projects in Southern Dallas.
 
In early November, TREC’s Community Fund hosted its first-ever, Shark Tank-style event. The program featured a conversation between Mark Cuban and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings about the economic and investment opportunities available in Southern Dallas. Afterward, three community-driven development projects located within the GrowSouth footprint were presented to a panel of five real estate investors for possible investment. Read more here.
 
Later in the month, TREC Foundation announced the Forest Theater Neighborhood Project as the recipient of its inaugural Dallas Catalyst Project. Over the next three years, the project team will receive $1 million in grants and pro bono professional services from TREC and its member companies to renovate the iconic Forest Theater and the surrounding area. Read more about this exciting project in The Dallas Morning News.
Cedar Park Hosts Stormwater Drainage Town Halls

Recent flooding events across the state have reinforced the importance of having a long-term, sustainable stormwater drainage plan. Cooksey recently worked with the City of Cedar Park, located just outside of Austin, to host a series of neighborhood town hall meetings to educate residents and secure feedback about the city’s most recent stormwater drainage and related street repairs proposal. Cooksey developed a microsite and supporting materials for residents.
Sky-High Visibility: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Soar into North Texas

Cooksey is proud to have been the marketing communications agency for the Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show since 2015. This year’s world-class air show, which attracts more than 120,000 attendees annually, featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron and the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team and was held Oct. 28-29. Cooksey manages branding, collateral, media relations, social media and advertising (print, broadcast, outdoor and digital) for the show.
Picture-Perfect Marketing: EltaMD

EltaMD is a leading developer of sun care and skin care products that are widely used and recommended by physicians and other medical professionals. Cooksey has worked with EltaMD for many years on branding, design, advertising, packaging, trade show displays and more.
In October, Cooksey was named by Texas Lawyer as one of the “Best Public Relations Firms for the Legal Community” in Dallas.
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Cooksey recently received four Platinum and two Gold honors in the 2017 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition. This was for work done on behalf of DFW International Airport, Freese and Nichols, Perkins+Will, Frisco Station Partnership, City of Mesquite and EltaMD. See more.
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Cooksey Founder and President Gail Cooksey has re-joined the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Named a Five-Star Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the organization has more than 1,900 members.
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Jason Meyer, Cooksey executive vice president/partner, recently served on a panel for the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce about the state of the region’s workforce and emerging trends taking place in the professional services space.
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Cooksey Vice President Michelle Hargis has been invited to join the PRSA Austin Chapter’s board of directors for 2018. She will serve as a member of the programs committee, helping direct programming for luncheons, networking mixers and other special events throughout the year. She also will help the board coordinate with PRSA’s national team for the organization’s 2018 International Conference, which takes place Oct. 7-9 at the JW Marriott in Austin.
About Cooksey Communications

Founded in 1994, Cooksey Communications Inc. is a Dallas/Fort Worth-based strategic communications consulting firm that specializes in issues management for transportation, water resources, energy and economic development clients and strategic communications for professional services firms and retail/hospitality clients. For more information, visit www.cookseypr.com.
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