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Richardson Wins International Communications Award for Story on Anderson Cooper Show
Posted Date: 5/13/2013

The City of Richardson has been named recipient of the Gold Hermes Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) in the Television Placement category for its featured appearance in a story on the Feb. 1, 2012 episode of the Anderson Cooper Show.

The segment showcased a story of survival and rescue involving two Richardson residents, the cooperation of heroes who made it possible, and the coordination between the City and Richardson-based Samsung Telecommunications America, to present, as a token of appreciation, a Samsung Galaxy® Tab 8.9 for all involved.

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards also recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

There were more than 5,500 entries for the 2013 competition, of which only 19 percent received the Gold Award, which is presented to entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talents exceed a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.


About the Hermes Awards
Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers.

About the City of Richardson
Known globally for its high-tech business leadership, the City of Richardson also offers a high quality of life, diverse array of neighborhoods, convenient Metroplex location, multi-modal transportation infrastructure and outstanding City services. Richardson has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top places to live and work by the national media, and the City remains dedicated to continuous improvement, as well as to the principles of open government and two-way communications with residents.