DALLAS – June 3, 2024

In recognition of its outstanding work in the industry, Cooksey recently received two Platinum honors, and two Golds and three Honorable Mentions in the 2024 Hermes Creative Awards, one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world. These awards highlight Cooksey’s expertise in advertising, writing, media relations and video production.


  • Newspaper Placement (Strategic Campaigns/Media Relations) – The Gatehouse: Cooksey placed an article in The Dallas Morning News for The Gatehouse, a nonprofit that helps North Texas single moms with education, housing and employment opportunities. The article highlights the organization’s recently launched Education Track, which focuses on empowering goal-oriented single moms to overcome temporary hardships and complete college-level schooling in high-demand career fields.
  • Video (Electronic Media/Social Media/Interactive Media) – Town of Sunnyvale: Cooksey was engaged by the Town of Sunnyvale to produce the “Sunnyvale State of Town 2023” video, showcasing the Town’s 2023 accomplishments and 2024 priority projects. The video features Sunnyvale Mayor Saji George discussing Sunnyvale’s strong economic growth, street improvements, traffic safety upgrades and residents’ heightened sense of community.


  • Online Placement (Strategic Campaigns/Media Relations) – The Real Estate Council (TREC): Cooksey secured a Dallas Morning News article announcing East Dallas’ Mill City community winning a $1 million grant to revitalize one of the city’s underserved neighborhoods. The grant was awarded by TREC’s philanthropic arm, TREC Community Investors, as part of its second Dallas Catalyst Project.
  • Social Media (Electronic Media/Social Media/Interactive Media) – Irving Economic Development Partnership (EDP): The award recognized Cooksey’s development of content for Beth Bowman, president and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and Irving Economic Development Partnership, as part of an ongoing social media marketing strategy for Bowman’s LinkedIn


  • Print Media (Marketing Collateral/Branding) – City of Richardson: Cooksey designed sleek, updated code violation mailer inserts for the City of Richardson as a way to ensure continued maintenance of residential and commercial properties. The new inserts feature a collection of infographics that give an easy-to-understand overview of the City’s residential code enforcement standards and guidelines.
  • Digital Advertising (Electronic Media/Social Media/Interactive Media) – Anna Economic Development Corporation (EDC): Cooksey created a digital advertisement that targets healthcare professionals, emphasizing the community’s prime location between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the rising tech hub of Sherman.
  • Strategic Campaigns (Public Relations/Communications) – Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition: Cooksey helped plan and run the 14th annual Tarrant Transportation Summit, providing services that included media relations and audience engagement, event logistics coordination, event timeline management, and script, program and messaging development.

Of the more than 6,500 nomination entries submitted for this year’s Hermes Awards competition, only about 17% won Platinum, the top award, and only around 22% won the Gold Award. Approximately 11% earned Honorable Mention status.

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. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence.

About Cooksey Communications

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024, Cooksey Communications is a Texas-based strategic communications firm with essential expertise in four core practice areas: (1) Professional Services clients such as legal and financial services firms, the A/E/C sector, and other B2B and B2G service providers; (2) Public Sector clients such as governmental entities, educational institutions and infrastructure-related groups; (3) Real Estate & Development clients such as real estate firms and economic development agencies; and (4) Sustainability initiatives for any company or entity interested in enhancing competitiveness and resilience in a rapidly changing world. For more information, visit www.CookseyPR.com.