Account Manager

Cookson Communications hiring an Account Manager

Cookson Communications is a downtown Manchester, New Hampshire-based communications agency specializing in public relations, content creation, creative design and branding, digital services, marketing and custom consulting services. We are a small, cohesive team that enjoys helping our clients address opportunities and solve problems in creative and strategic ways. We are seeking a full-time account manager […]

Kristen Lestock Joins Cookson Communications as Director of Communications and Client Engagement

Kristen Lestock stands next to Cookson Communications logo

Cookson Communications – a visibility-focused communications agency with expertise in public relations, social media, marketing, design and branding – welcomes Kristen Lestock as the newest member of its growing team. As the director of communications and client engagement, Lestock will play a leadership role managing client relations and overseeing the company’s public relations initiatives. “Kristen […]

What will you do differently? Communicating in 2021

communicating in 2021 - nhbr - Matt Cookson

After an eight-year hiatus, Matt Cookson is returning to the classroom to teach an introduction to public relations class at UNH Manchester. In 2007, he created the course to introduce students to the history of PR, ethics and some classic crisis communications textbook case studies (like the Tylenol poisonings from 1982 and the Exxon Valdez […]

Reaching out to a remote workforce

Remote Workforce in New Hampshire

An internal communication strategy is critical for reaching a remote workforce and requires businesses to rethink how they communicate with employees. Remote work was the norm for a few already, but with the changes in 2020, it’s now become the reality for many employers and employees. Although working remotely has its benefits (flexible work and […]

Cookson Communications and Schall Creative begin strategic partnership

Matt Cookson & Fred Schall

Recognizing their shared values, customer engagement styles and complementary service offerings, Cookson Communications and Schall Creative have entered into a strategic partnership to offer highly integrated digital, visual and content-rich services to current and future clients.

The PLUS Company welcomes Dia Kalakonas to its Board of Directors

The PLUS Company – an organization dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to maximize their independence – recently welcomed Dia Kalakonas to its Board of Directors. Kalakonas is the senior director of communications and client engagement at Cookson Communications and as a board member, she’ll work with the organization’s staff and volunteers to find opportunities […]

Media relations rule #1: Know your audience

Strategic media relations requires more than creating compelling content. It also requires delivering and customizing it to the appropriate target audience. For example, geography is a significant factor in media relations. If a company in Nashua is announcing an expansion, more often than not, the Portsmouth Herald or the Concord Monitor will not pick the […]

Matt Cookson named one of the Granite State’s Most Influential Business Leaders

Matt Cookson named one of the Granite State's Most Influential Business Leaders

New Hampshire Business Review honored Matt Cookson during the inaugural New Hampshire 200 Reception event, which recognized the most influential business leaders in the Granite State’s private sector. The New Hampshire 200 list is the product of a year-long research initiative to highlight and learn more about the leaders from every region of the state […]