2016 NTCA TeleChoice Awards Winners

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association honors excellence in independent telco public relations and marketing through its annual TeleChoice Awards. The awards program is open to NTCA telco members.

Entries in seven categories—annual report, complete branding campaign, complete marketing campaign, customer newsletter, local video content, single-target print publication and website—were judged on innovative strategies, design, writing, creativity and other elements specific to each category. In each category, a winner was selected from three divisions based on the number of access lines served by the entrant and two production categories: “in house” and “outsourced.

Winning entries were on display during the PR & Marketing Conference in Charleston, S.C., and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Rural Telecom magazine

View the winning entries.

Annual Reports

1–5,000 access lines, In House
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association (Brandon, Minn.)

1–5,000 access lines, Outsourced
Arctic Slope Telephone Association (Anchorage, Alaska)

5,001–10,000 access lines, In House
Consolidated Telephone Co. (Brainerd, Minn.)

10,001+ access lines, In House
Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative (Wall, S.D.)

10,001+ access lines, Outsourced
SkyLine Membership Corp. (West Jefferson, N.C.)


Complete Branding Campaign

1–5,000 access lines, In House
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association (Gowrie, Iowa)

1–5,000 access lines, Outsourced
Optic Communications (Columbus, Kan.)

5,001–10,000 access lines, Outsourced
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Co. (Clear Lake, Iowa)

10,001+ access lines, Outsourced
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Kingfisher, Okla.)

 

Complete Marketing Campaign

1-5,000 access lines, In House
Mount Angel Telephone Co. (Mount Angel, Ore.)

1-5,000 access lines, Outsourced
Rainbow Communications (Everest, Kan.)

5,001-10,000 access lines, In House
Premier Communications (Sioux Center, Iowa)

5,001-10,000 access lines, Outsourced
Silver Star Communications (Freedom, Wyo.)

10,001+ access lines, In House
Nex-Tech (Lenora, Kan.)

10,001+ access lines, Outsourced
Nsight Telservices (De Pere, Wis.)

 

Customer Newsletter

1–5,000 access lines, In House
D & P Communications (Petersburg, Mich.)

1–5,000 acess lines, Outsourced
OmniTel Communications (Nora Springs, Iowa)

5,001–10,000 access lines, In House
Pioneer Communications (Ulysses, Kan.)

10,001+ access lines, In House
Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative (Wall, S.D.)

 

Local Video Content

1–5,000 access lines, In House
Huxley Communications Cooperative (Huxley, Iowa)

5,001–10,000 access lines, In House
Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative (McKee, Ky.)

10,001+ access lines, In House
Nemont (Scobey, Mont.)

 

Single-Target Print Publication

1–5,000 access lines, In House
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association (Brandon, Minn.)

1–5,000 acess lines, Outsourced
OmniTel Communications (Nora Springs, Iowa)

5,001–10,000 access lines, In House
Premier Communications (Sioux Center, Iowa)

5,001–10,000 access lines, Outsourced
All West Communications (Kamas, Utah)

10,001+ access lines, In House
Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Guymon, Okla.)

10,001+ access lines, Outsourced
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Kingfisher, Okla.)

 

Website

1–5,000 access lines, Outsourced
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association (Gowrie, Iowa)

5,001–10,000 access lines, In House
Consolidated Telephone Co. (Brainerd, Minn.)

5,001–10,000 access lines, Outsourced
Ardmore Telephone Co. (Ardmore, Ala.)

10,001+ access lines, In House
Nex-Tech (Lenora, Kan.)

10,001+ access lines, Outsourced
Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Guymon, Okla.)

 

2016 TeleChoice Awards Winners