Cobb Schools Communications Department Wins National, International Awards 

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals recently announced the winners of their 2019 international awards competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. Four of the awards went to members of the Cobb County School District Communications Department, including one platinum and three gold awards. The Cobb Schools blog also won an honorable mention. 

The Hermes awards competition recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.  

Corporate and government marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers submitted thousands of entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and countries around the world.  

Members of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals serve as judges. They look for companies, individuals, and organizations, like the Cobb County School District, whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for their industry.  

In addition to the Hermes awards, the National School Public Relations Society of America also recognized the Cobb Schools Communication Department with three awards and an honorable mention.

NSPRA’s Publications and Digital Media Awards recognize outstanding education publications and marketing and informational materials (print and electronic), video/TV/radio programs, social media, and websites.

Cobb Schools 2019 Hermes Creative Awards: 

Platinum Award Level
“We Keep Each Other Safe”
Electronic Media / Video / Government
David S. Owen, Writer / Producer

Gold Award Level
How Schools Work: Winter Weather
Electronic Media / Audio / PodCast
David S. Owen, Host

Gold Award Level
“The Dance of the Year”
Blog Single Post
Nan Kiel, Press Relations

Gold Award Level
“SafeSchools Alert – Student Safety Campaign”
Electronic Media/Social Media Campaign
Daniel Vehar, Marketing Manager

Honorable Mention Award Level
CobbCast Blog
Blog Writing
Nan Kiel, Press Relations

Cobb Schools 2019 NSPRA Merit Awards:

Social Media 
We Keep Each Other Safe
Daniel Vehar, Marketing Manager

Podcasting
The Inside Scoop: Everything You Need to Know About School Choice
David Owen, Multimedia Coordinator

Blog 
Cobbcast: Good News From the Cobb County School District
Nan Kiel, Press Relations

Honorable Mention: Branding 
Pine Mountain Middle School Brand Identity Package
Randall Dunson, Digital Content Specialist