The Award to Brag About

NTCA recognizes the vital role communications play in the broadband industry with its annual Marketing Excellence Awards program, formerly known as TeleChoice Awards. The awards program is open to all NTCA telco members.

This award showcases creative prowess at its greatest; recognizing work in the following categories: marketing, branding, public relations, sales, publications, website and broadcast advertising.

The deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting submissions.  Winners are announced at the Marketing + Sales Conference, formerly the PR & Marketing Conference.

Meet Your Judges

The Marketing Excellence Awards is privileged to have a number of experts across the industry to judge the entries.  Join us at the Marketing + Sales Conference in New Orleans April 28-29 to honor the Award Winners. 
 

  • Mark Bahnson, Owner/Artist, Tom Tony Fine Art Portraits
  • Cheryl Bechard, Marketing Manager, SaskTel International
  • Bob Buchko, Director of Marketing, NeoNova
  • Marie Cummins, Marketing & Sales, ATC Communications
  • Darin Eleazarraraz, Marketing Supervisor, Chariton Valley
  • Rhonda Fitterer, Marketing/PR Manager, Consolidated Telcom
  • Kimberly Garner, CEO/General Manager, Randolph Communications
  • Rachel Getsinger, Senior Design Lead, Pivot Group
  • Kim Gibbons, Executive Assistant, Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company
  • Kurt Gruendling, Vice President of Marketing, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom
  • Ben Gumz, Marketing, Tri-County Communications Cooperative
  • Beth Krause, Marketing Manager, WRT
  • Melissa Lanzourakis, Marketing Manager, Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company
  • Jannie Mulaski, Sales & Marketing Manager, DTC Communications
  • Chad Niccum, Sales & Marketing Manager, New Lisbon Telephone Company
  • Wendy Ottman, CFO, New Florence Telephone Co
  • Kyle Randleman. Vice President, Marketing & Customer Operations, Star Communications
  • Cassie Saylor Pluim, Marketing and Customer Experience Project Manager, Liberty Communications
  • Sidney Shank, Government Policy Coordinator, AcenTek
  • Carla Shearer, CEO/General Manager, South Central Telephone Association Inc.
  • Kim Simpson, Division Manager Sales, Marketing, Video Production, KPU Telecommunications
  • Joan Swartz, Chief Marketing Officer, Polar Communications
  • Ryan Thompson, General Manager/CEO, Santel Communications Coop
  • Angie Tran, Marketing Manager, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association
  • Sane Von Holten, Marketing Manager, South Slope Cooperative Communications
  • Kelly WellsRegulatory Affairs Manager, PTCI
  • Bailey White, Co-Founder, CrowdFiber
  • Kate Young, Chief Marketing Strategist, TCA

CATEGORIES

Marketing Campaign PR Campaign Website Redesign
Sales Strategy Publications
Branding Project Broadcast Advertising

2017 Winners

TeleChoice Awards Winners

Complete Branding Campaign

Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative, Inc. (Ankorage, AK)
1-5,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Dakota Central Telecommunications (Carrington, ND)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Arvig (Perham, MN)
10,001 or more Access Lines, In-House Production

Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation (Gainesboro, TN)
10,001 or more Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Complete Marketing Campaign

Wabash Communications CO-OP (Louisville, IL)
1-5,000 Access Lines, In-house Production

Liberty Communications (West Liberty, IA)
1-5,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

BTC Broadband (Bixby, OK)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, In-house Production

Silver Star Communications (Freedom, WY)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Shentel (Edinburg, VA)
10,001 or more Access Lines, In-house Production

Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation (Gainesboro, TN)
10,001 or more Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Customer Newsletter

Farmer's Mutual Telephone Company (Fruitland, ID)
1-5,000 Access Lines, OutsourcedProduction

DirectLink (Canby, OR)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, In-house Production

OmniTel Communications (Nora Springs, IA)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Garden Valley Telephone Company (Erskine, MN)
10,001 or more Access Lines, In-house Production

West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Abbeville, SC)
10,001 or more Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Local Video Content

Vernon Communications Cooperative (Westby, WI)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, In-house Production

Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative (McKee, KY)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

DTC Communications (Alexandria, TN)
10,001 or more Access Lines, In-house Production

Single-Target Print Publication

West Central Telephone (Sebeka, MN)
1-5,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

BCT (Oregon City, OR)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, In-house Production

OmniTel Communications (Nora Springs, IA)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Nemont (Williston, ND)
10,001 or more Access Lines, In-house Production

North Central Telephone Cooperative (Scottsville, KY)
10,001 or more Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Website

Nortex Communications (Muenster, TX)
1-5,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Norvado (Cable, WI )
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, In-house Production

Vernon Communications Cooperative (Westby, WI)
5,001-10,000 Access Lines, Outsourced Production

Triangle Communications (New Holland, PA)
10,001 or more Access Lines, In-house Production

Golden West Telecommunications (Wall, SD)
10,001 or more Access Lines, Outsourced Production