DALLAS – Jan. 9, 2020 – Cooksey Communications recently earned two Platinum honors, the highest recognition, in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards program. This international competition honors outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that are part of the evolution of digital communication.

The two prestigious awards highlight Cooksey’s diverse and successful experience in digital marketing and creative services:

  • Website – Professional Services: Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company. Cooksey worked with GRS, a national actuarial and benefits consulting firm, to update and refresh its website. This included creating a new user experience; organizing content strategically; enhancing the design, photography and graphics; incorporating social media; and using a content management system that makes updating easy.
  • Advertising Campaign – Radio and Television Commercials: 2019 Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. Cooksey oversaw production, creative and content for four radio commercials and two television commercials for Alliance Air Productions, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and producer of the popular air show that takes place annually at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The radio commercials were broadcast by seven stations across North Texas, and the television commercials ran on ABC WFAA-TV.

AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations and freelance professionals. AMCP manages recognition programs, provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession.

Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. From the thousands of entries, about 15 percent won Platinum, the top award, and around 20 percent the Gold Award. Approximately 10 percent were Honorable Mention winners.


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 more information, visit www.CookseyPR.com.