While our true reward is working with a great group of clients to raise their profiles, sometimes it’s nice to be recognized by our peers for a job well done.

Here are some awards and recognition that we’ve received..

Dallas Business Journal Top 25 PR Firms

Cooper Smith Agency has been ranked among the top 25 public relations firms in North Texas multiple times by Dallas Business Journal.

Cooper Koch headshot Dallas Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under Forty”  

In 2011, our founder and principal, Cooper Smith Koch, was honored as one of Dallas Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under Forty” honorees which aims to honor young professionals and entrepreneurs at the height of the careers while demonstrating a strong commitment to the North Texas community.




The Dallas Morning News Feature Story

Dallas PR Specialist Takes His Work To The ‘Extreme’ – In October 2011, The Dallas Morning News prominently featured Cooper Smith Agency’s successful product placement practice in Cheryl Hall’s very prestigous weekly Sunday Business column.

Click here to read the whole story

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In 2005, Cooper Smith Koch was recognized by the Division of Public Affairs & Corporate Communications with its first-ever “Rising Star” award which is given to one young alumnus (under 35) each year.

Katie Awards Finalist

Cooper Smith Agency was a finalist for the Press Club of Dallas’ 48th annual Katie Awards for its media relations campaign for Taste of Dallas.

The Katie Award is the nationally recognized symbol of excellence in the fields of journalism and public relations that honors the best and brightest communicators in the Southwest (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas)..

MarCom Creative Awards

Cooper Smith Agency was honored by several MarCom Creative Awards in 2006 and 2008:

Platinum Award for Writing/Editorial – “Therapeutic Spaces: Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas” for TBG Partners
Honorable Mention – “ABC Excellence in Construction” postcard for Turner Construction
Gold Award for Design – “The Scoop” internal newsletter for Dal-Tile Corporation
Platinum Award for Writing/Editorial – “Think Beyond the Building; Sustainable Design has Evolved” for TBG Partners

Platinum Award Poster Design – “100th Anniversary Timeline” poster Ben E. Keith Beers Division
Gold Award for Design – “Retailer Survey” Ben E. Keith Beers Division
Honorable Mention – Media Placement category for a Wall Street Journal story on Tempest Tea

The Communicator Awards

Cooper Smith Agency was recognized twice in the print media division of the 2006 “The Communicator Awards”:

Award of Distinction – “What’s On Tap” Ben E. Keith Beers Division Employee Newsletter
Honorable Mention – “The Importance of a Comprehensive Design Plan” bylined article for TechCon Dallas, Inc.

Here’s what people are saying about Cooper Smith Agency…


On behalf of the entire Property Brothers team we wanted to thank you for continued support in making the Austin episodes the best they could be. Product sponsorships are so important to the end result of each and every episode, so thank you for your generosity and the relationship we’ve built. We truly couldn’t have done it without you.
Aletha Marshall, Design Coordinator, HGTV’s “Property Brothers”
“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 Iannaco, Senior Editor, Floor Covering News
Our decision to use the Cooper Smith Agency as our media relations representative is rooted in corporate strategy. To grow nationally, to work creatively, to communicate clearly and effectively, to address the question at hand while sharing the heart behind our mission. The Cooper Smith Agency clearly gets it…so that others may do the same.
Dave Finley, President & CEO, LeadsOnline
As a new business it has been imperative to market ourselves as aggressively as we have done for our clients. Cooper Smith Agency has been instrumental in our company’s growth by consistently being “on the ball” and positioning our brand effectively in the marketplace.”
Dawn Meifert, Founder & President, Merge Media Group
Cooper Smith Koch 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. He has brought me some of the most wonderful guests! Plus he’s always smiling and is very easy on the eyes. You can tell he really loves what he does.
Mattie Roberts, Reporter
Cooper Smith Agency is a tremendous resource for our clients. As a world-class communicator, Cooper’s writing style conveys the finest confidence and professionalism while his innovative ideas present new and common sense approaches to solving today’s most challenging business problems. We place full confidence in Cooper’s ability to work directly with top-level executives to ensure rock solid results for our clients.
Wayne Goodwin III, President, Verge Media Group