WHAT WE DO

Services

Public Relations

Cooper Smith Agency’s primary focus is securing positive media coverage for our clients, their products, services and projects, particularly in a business-to-business environment.

Social Media

Talking directly to your core audiences is oftentimes more effective than going through traditional media. We help our clients showcase their expertise, highlight their products' best uses and feature their latest news throughout their social media channels.

Product Placements

Our building products and home decor clients have “starred” in hundreds of TV shows, high-profile showhouses, celebrity homes and magazine spreads as direct result of our hard work and aggressive, proactive efforts.

Storytelling

There's no one to better tell your brand's stories than, well, your brand. We take charge of storytelling for our clients to create stories that inspire, entertain and inform.

The Benefits of Specialization

With the right tools, any job is easier. Same can be said about industry knowledge and specialized expertise.

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WHO WE’VE HELPED

Many of the top names in their industries have trusted us

WHO WE ARE

Meet The Team

Cooper Koch

Principal

Cooper Koch

Principal

Cooper Smith Koch is the principal of Cooper Smith Agency, the successful Dallas public relations firm he founded in 2002. Through his work at Cooper Smith Agency and in the years prior to his PR agency’s start, Cooper has provided media and community relations services to a number of high-profile companies and organizations, including the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Ben E. Keith Co., Southwest Airlines, Dal-Tile Corporation, Turner Construction Co., Cirque du Soleil, American Cancer Society and Citigroup.

In 2011, Cooper was recognized as a Dallas Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under Forty” honoree, which is given once a year to executives and entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game professionally, and personally and have demonstrated a commitment to the North Texas community.

Cooper is a proud alumnus of Southern Methodist University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in public relations and corporate communications. His unquenchable curiosity about the world around him led Cooper to also study German, Spanish and anthropology while at SMU.

In 2005, Cooper was honored by SMU’s Division of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs as the year’s “Rising Star,” an award recognizing outstanding young alumni of the university.

An active member in the community, Cooper supports a number of non-profit organizations, including AIDS Arms, Human Rights Campaign and the SMU Alumni Association. Cooper sits on the advisory board to the public relations program at SMU, on the Governing Committee for the DFW Federal Club, and on the Board of Directors for Texas Ballet Theater. He has previously served on the board of SMU’s Young Alumni Associates.

Cooper is also an ardent fan and supporter of the visual and performing arts, oftentimes offering his PR agency’s resources in support of local artists and performance groups.

Arden Hensarling

Managing Director

Arden Hensarling

Managing Director

Born and bred an East-coaster, Arden left the Big Apple for Dallas to be closer to her husband and family, as well as football games at her alma mater Texas Christian University. Go Frogs! Arden, our Managing Director, joined Cooper Smith Agency after working at Hundred Stories PR, a boutique public relations agency in New York City that specializes in real estate. At Hundred Stories PR, her clients included top developers, brokerage firms and fully integrated companies that own, operate and develop premier residential and commercial real estate. Specifically, Arden worked with Elad Group, the developer of The Plaza Hotel, Taconic Investment Partners, Stonehenge Partners and Houlihan Lawrence, to name a few.

Prior to joining HSPR, Arden worked in one of New York’s most prestigious financial and corporate communications firms, Joele Frank. During her time at Joele Frank, Arden assisted numerous fortune 500 companies with internal and external communications for crisis and special situations, including bankruptcy, proxy fights and mergers and acquisitions. Arden’s clients included Yahoo!, OfficeMax, Motorola Solutions, Barneys New York, Ralcorp, Martin Marietta, BMC Software and The Jones Group.

Arden graduated from TCU with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Business.

Alexandra Ruffo

Account Supervisor

Alexandra Ruffo

Account Supervisor

Since mastering her skill set as an Account Executive with Cooper Smith Agency and proving to be an invaluable member of the team, Alexandra has stepped into the role of Account Supervisor, where she utilizes her building materials product knowledge to help oversee several client accounts.

Prior to joining Cooper Smith Agency, Alexandra gained experience working on a variety of high-profile accounts including Frost Bank, General Motors, Fitbit and YouTube. Her responsibilities included securing media placements for her clients, community management and copywriting, to name a few.

In her free time, Alexandra loves exploring the outdoors, watching endless hours of television (when she doesn’t have a great book in hand) and planning trips to faraway lands.

Aubrey Schumacher

Account Executive

Aubrey Schumacher

Account Executive

As an Account Executive, Aubrey Schumacher gains client media exposure through innovative PR and communications initiatives. Born and raised in the Lone Star State, Aubrey is passionate about putting you in headlines to boost your business. Aubrey graduated from The University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in advertising/public relations.

Prior to joining Cooper Smith Agency, Aubrey fine-tuned his craft working for an extensive list of diverse clients ranging from local startups to Fortune 500 brands like J.B. Hunt Transportation. His responsibilities ranged from social media management, brand development and community relations campaigns.

After a brief stint in Oklahoma City, Aubrey is very excited to be back in Dallas to take on new clients in his home state. When he isn’t at the office, you can find him in a kickboxing gym, reading at a coffee shop or listening to the latest true crime podcast.

Morgan McKinney

Account Executive

Morgan McKinney

Account Executive

Morgan McKinney works as an Account Executive, cultivating client relationships to garner meaningful media and consumer exposure. Morgan graduated from the University of Alabama with a dual degree in Public Relations and Spanish, which combined her passion for language and intrigue with the power of good storytelling.

Morgan comes to Cooper Smith Agency from Hill+Knowlton Strategies where she worked as an Account Executive on the AT&T account, compiling traditional and social media analyses on a variety of topics including mergers and acquisitions, sponsorships and product launches. Prior to Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Morgan gained additional PR agency experience working on a variety of healthcare and consumer accounts.

A Nashville native, Morgan enjoys spending her free time both exploring Dallas and traveling as much as she can.

Kiara Mitchell

Account Coordinator

Kiara Mitchell

Account Coordinator

Kiara Mitchell was born and raised in the Dallas area, and discovered her passion for public relations through a sports marketing class in high school. After earning her bachelor’s degree in public relations from The University of Alabama, Kiara returned to the DFW metroplex where she got her start in the digital marketing sphere, managing social media accounts, websites and email marketing efforts for a multitude of companies. She has worked with a diverse set of clients, ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 500 brands like Best Buy and Facebook. Her background in digital and social media gives her a unique and modern approach to getting your clients noticed.

Kiara is passionate about dance and fitness, and is a part-time instructor for a local dance company. During her time off, you can find her at an indoor cycling class or enjoying some live music around Dallas.

CHARACTERISTICS OF EXCELLENCE

Each member of our team is expected to...

Seek out the “why” for everything we do and produce.
Elevate everything. Always seek to make something more significant than it initially appears.
Avidly pursue storytelling.
Be a detail-oriented, engaged self-starter and problem-solver who begins with the end in mind.
Anticipate what people want next.
Always be learning — “sharpening their saws.”
Always ask “now what” — is there something else we can do with this?

What We Believe

Our Approach To Our Work

While there’s no specific formula for what makes one PR person or firm more successful than another, Cooper Smith Agency believes these core values make us great.

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NEWSROOM

The Latest From Our Clients

KWA Construction Breaks Ground on Second Phase of Arlington Commons

The upscale community is the largest multifamily redevelopment project in Arlington history and one of the largest in North Texas  September 18, 2019  —­  KWA Construction, a leading general contractor specializing in multifamily developments throughout Texas, has broken ground on the second phase of construction of Arlington Commons, the largest multifamily redevelopment project in Arlington history and one of the […]

Presidium Breaks Ground on Presidium at Revelstoke, a Master-Planned Multifamily Community in Fort Worth

Located near Alliance Town Center, Presidium at Revelstoke will offer a modern and technically advanced living experience September 16, 2019 – Diversified real estate investment and management firm Presidium has broken ground on Presidium at Revelstoke, a luxury residential community in Alliance Town Center (ATC), North Fort Worth’s premier shopping and dining hub. The first building is expected to be […]

Overhead Door™ Brand Expands Design Offerings with Wood Grain Options

Walnut and Mission Oak wood grain options are now available for select Traditional Steel doors September 18, 2019 – Overhead Door™ Brand, one of the leading brands of garage doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial applications, has expanded its product offerings with the addition of Walnut and Mission Oak wood grain options for its Traditional Steel Collection, Models […]

IN THE NEWS

Our Clients In The News

Restoring the color to slate that’s lost its blackness (LATICRETE)

In its Home and Garden section, The Washington Post recently spoke with Chuck Muehlbauer, the technical director of the Natural Stone Institute, a trade association that offers training and technical advice about the use of stone in building applications, on how homeowners can restore discolored slate and get back to appreciating their original interiors.  His expert recommendation? STONETECHⓇ Epoxy Grout […]

TESTIMONIALS

Nice Things People Have Said About Us

Wish there were more in the industry like you. There are those who actually do seem to have a problem making time for publicity, usually free, for their companies/clients. You truly seem to ‘get it.’

Lou IannocoMagazine Editor

Cooper is one of those rare PR professionals who always has his clients’ best interest at heart and maintains complete integrity with the media. I have really enjoyed working with Cooper. You can tell he really loves what he does.

Mattie RobertsReporter

On behalf of the entire Property Brothers team we want to thank you. Product sponsorships are so important to the end result of each and every episode. We truly couldn’t have done it without you.

Aletha MarshallTV Design Producer

CONTACT US

Let us know how we can help your brand

If you’re looking for a results-oriented firm to help you in getting your name in front of your clients & customers to increase the profile of your brand, please consider Cooper Smith Agency. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the scope of your project and become your strategic partner in reaching your goals.

Phone: (214) 329-4477
Address: 830 N. Bishop Ave, Dallas Texas 75208
Email: info@coopersmithagency.com

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