Cooksey Communications Newsletter | Spring 2018
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Cooksey Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Cooksey recently redesigned its own website (, creating a fully responsive web platform that showcases Cooksey’s sophisticated digital marketing prowess. The state-of-the-art site provides a living example of Cooksey’s constantly evolving, in-house creative services capabilities, including digital strategy, message development, web design and content creation, and represents a significant upgrade to the previous-generation site.
We encourage our clients and friends to visit and explore the new site, discovering its functionality and how the site supports and promotes Cooksey’s distinct market positioning. The site also offers valuable content related to the latest PR, marketing and creative services trends, which professional services firms and public sector entities may find helpful in thinking about their own strategic communications programs.
If you have any questions or feedback you’d like to share with our team – or if you’d like to enlist our help in developing your next-generation website – we hope to hear from you!

We look forward to staying connected.

Cooksey Wins Six Hermes Awards in International Creative Competition

Cooksey Communications recently received four Platinum and two Gold honors in the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards, an international creative competition.

P L A T I N U M   A W A R D S 
  • Media Relations Program – Toyota Music Factory – Cooksey was honored for media outreach and placements for Toyota Music Factory. The firm secured 275+ print, broadcast and digital media clips in 12 months for the entertainment and dining complex in Irving.
  • Publications – 2017 AllianceTexas Magazine – The firm was recognized for its planning, writing and design of the 28-page, four-color magazine produced for AllianceTexas, a development of Hillwood.
  • Media Relations – The Real Estate Council (TREC) – In conjunction with media outreach efforts for the inaugural Dallas Catalyst Project recipient, Cooksey secured a feature placement in The Dallas Morning News titled “Can $1 Million ‘Brighten Up’ Fading Block?”
  • Advertising – Cooksey Communications – The firm was honored for its own ad titled “Sky-High Visibility” in the 2017 Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show program.
 G O L D   A W A R D S
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign – Catholic Diocese of Dallas – Cooksey created the campaign materials for the 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries. This included a strategic social media advertising campaign, logo, brochure, pledge card and eblast. These combined efforts have allowed the diocese to extend the Annual Appeal to be an ongoing successful fundraising program.
  • Logo Design – City of Wylie Economic Development Corporation – The firm designed a logo for the city’s signature “Wide Awake Wylie” brand. Today, “Wide Awake Wylie” evokes a fondness for the hometown feel, while representing the vibrant community it has become.
There were about 6,000 entries from around the world. The Hermes Creative Awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, honor creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media.
New Clients Enlist Cooksey's Expertise
Cooksey is excited to be selected as a public relations and marketing services partner for the following new clients:

Staff Updates

Congratulations to Executive Vice President & Partner Colby Walton on celebrating his 20th anniversary with Cooksey. With training as an attorney and vast experience in professional services/B2B marketing and municipal communications, Colby brings a uniquely well-informed perspective to Cooksey’s strategic communications work.
Cooksey Founder and President Gail Cooksey is discussing “Crisis Communications – Controlling the Message” May 22 at the American Marketing Association Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter’s Nonprofit Special Interest Group Meeting. For information and registration, check the group’s website.

Also, Gail was among a select group of North Texas leaders chosen to participate in the inaugural class of Experience DFW, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s advocacy and education program. The group completed the prestigious program and graduated in May.
Jason Meyer, Cooksey Executive Vice President & Partner, is moderating the Fort Worth Business Press Business for Breakfast panel June 13. The topic is “Architecture - Design Innovation,” and information and registration can be found at the Fort Worth Business Press.
Jennifer Janicki has been promoted to Account Executive.  Her work includes day-to-day account service, planning, media outreach and content creation. Janicki assists clients such as Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, Juniper Capital Management, Perkins+Will, Polsinelli and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Joel Rowe has joined Cooksey’s creative department as senior designer. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the real estate, technology, travel and retail markets and has significant expertise in print, digital and web design.
Cooksey’s staff proudly supports Red Nose Day May 24, a fundraising campaign run by the nonprofit organization Comic Relief. Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has raised more than $1 billion to support programs that keep children safe, healthy and educated.
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, commercial 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
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