Round Rock earns national honors for communications efforts

Will Hampton named 3CMA 2018 Communicator of the Year

The City won two national awards Sept. 6 at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Will Hampton, 3CMA 2018 Communicator of the Year

Round Rock received one first place award and one second place in the Savvy Awards competition, which honors excellence in local government communications. Communications and Marketing Director Will Hampton was also named 2018 Communicator of the Year for his efforts in leading City of Round Rock’s communications.

Hampton has served as co-chair of two 3CMA Annual Conferences, president of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers and currently serves on the 3CMA Board of Directors. He is also a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Certified Public Communicator Program at TCU.

In the 20 years since he began his career with the City, Round Rock’s Communications team has won more than 89 different honors, including five national Savvy awards and 15 others from 3CMA.

Round Rock won a Savvy Award — the highest award possible — for Round Rock Police Department’s “Tom’s Traffic Tips.” The video series also won the prestigious Diamond Award, which is presented to one of the Savvy winners in each major category.

City of Round Rock won a Silver Circle Award for last year’s “Recipe for Success” budget campaign in the category of Social Media — Best Use of Facebook (100,000 population and up). 

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