Cooksey Communications recently received two Platinum and two Gold honors in the 2018 dotCOMM Awards, an international competition. This awards program is unique in that it spotlights the important role of creative professionals in constantly evolving web, social media and digital platforms.
The four awards highlight Cooksey’s diverse and successful experience in using growing digital public relations, marketing and advertising tools.
- Platinum Winner – Social Media Marketing Category – “Still Stuck in Tarrant Traffic” Campaign. Engaged by the 35W Coalition and the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition, Cooksey created an advocacy campaign to urge Texas lawmakers and transportation leaders to properly fund a portion of the North Tarrant Express Project. This ultimately successful campaign involved social media, advertising and community engagement.
- Platinum Winner – Website Category – Cooksey Communications. Cooksey redesigned its website (CookseyPR.com), creating a fully responsive web platform that showcases the firm’s sophisticated digital and traditional marketing services. The state-of-the-art site serves as an example of Cooksey’s in-house creative and web-based capabilities, and represents a significant upgrade to the previous-generation site.
- Gold Winner – Microsite Category – Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project. A key component of an overall community education strategy, the microsite explained the logistics and impact of the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project and provided information about the related bond package, which voters approved in May 2018.
- Gold Winner – Content Marketing Category – Industry Influencer. Cooksey helped Diane Butler with Butler Advisers draft a blog for D CEO Real Estate titled, “It Takes Just a Few Swings to Shatter the Glass Ceiling.” The key message was that learning to play golf can go a long way for women in the business world.
The dotCOMM Awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (www.amcpros.com). The international organization oversees awards and recognition programs, and honors outstanding achievement and service to the profession.
There were more than 2,000 entries from throughout the United States and many other countries in the dotCOMM Awards 2018 competition. Only about 14 percent of entries won Platinum, the top award, and around 15 percent earned the Gold award. Approximately 5 percent were Honorable Mention winners.