2018 TeleChoice Award Winners Display Innovation in Rural Telecom PR and Marketing

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kelly Wismer, 703-351-2015, kwismer@ntca.org

Nashville, Tenn., (May 1, 2018)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association awarded 28 member companies with TeleChoice Awards on April 30 during the 2018 PR & Marketing Conference.

The annual awards program honors excellence in member telco public relations and marketing. Entries in six categories—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 divisions: “in-house” and “outsourced.”

“I would like to congratulate all of the 2018 TeleChoice Award winners for their incredible work,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “The marketing efforts of NTCA member companies continue to play a critical role in educating and raising awareness of communications technologies, services, initiatives and issues that impact the vitality of rural communities and our nation.”

Winning entries include campaigns that increased rural consumers’ adoption of higher Internet tiers, with speeds of up to 1 Gbps, and print and digital material touting the telcos’ histories and commitment to their communities.

The full list of winners is available online.


NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of transformative technological advancements, regulatory challenges and marketplace competition, NTCA members are leading the technological evolution for rural consumers, delivering robust and high-quality services over future-proof networks that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development, e-commerce, health care, agriculture and education, and it contributes billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year. Visit us at www.ntca.org.