Seasoned sales leader brings more than 30 years of experience to the fast growing NXT®, SUPERCAP® and Specialty Mortar product brands April 1, 2020, Bethany, Conn. — LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally-proven construction solutions for the building industry, has named Joseph Rizzo as Associate Director of Sales, Concrete Remediation. In this role, Rizzo will lead the LATICRETE sales team […]
WHAT WE DO
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHO WE ARE
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.
Cooper has been recognized numerous times as a leader within Dallas-Fort Worth's business community, including D CEO's "Dallas 500" list of the most influential people in Dallas and Dallas Business Journal’s "Top 40 Under Forty."
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.
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 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.
Born and bred an East-coaster, Arden left the Big Apple for Dallas to be closer to her family, as well as football games at her alma mater Texas Christian University. Arden 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.
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.
The Latest From Our Clients
The industry-first adhesive system is built upon a versatile standalone adhesive in addition to optional kits for specialized enhancements March 30, 2020, Bethany, Conn. — LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has introduced LATICRETE® SELECT-BONDTM, an industry-first, versatile tile and stone adhesive system that includes optional kits for specialized enhancements. Useful for both […]
D CEO announces Presidium as finalists for ‘Real Estate Executive of the Year’ and ‘Best New Multifamily Project’ in the annual Commercial Real Estate Awards March 26, 2020 – Presidium, a diversified real estate development, investment and management firm, has been recognized by D CEO’s inaugural Commercial Real Estate Awards. The firm’s Co-CEO John Griggs was recognized as a finalist […]
IN THE NEWS
Our Clients In The News
LATICRETE has named Joseph Rizzo as Associate Director of Sales, Concrete Remediation. In this role, Rizzo will lead the Laticrete sales team in the creation and execution of strategy for all aspects of concrete remediation sales. “Concrete remediation is one of the fastest moving business segments for Laticrete. Joseph’s established experience in generating sales growth and maximizing profits are essential […]
Our client, LATICRETE, has recently launched a unique, innovative product that delivers real value to both the distributor and installer. “A first-of-its-kind product, LATICRETE® SELECT-BOND™ is a game changer for all tile and stone adhesive needs. The base adhesive works well for the majority of applications and the enhancements allow customization never seen in the market before.” -Jon Scott, LATICRETE […]
KWA Construction President, Brian Webster, landed a spot on the prestigious Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Webster’s recent accomplishments made him a standout candidate in a pool of several hundred other young corporate executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Read Dallas Business Journal’s full article here.
Nice Things People Have Said About Us
Lou IannocoMagazine Editor
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.’
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.
Aletha MarshallTV Design Producer
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.
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