WordSouth Client Wiregrass Electric Cooperative Wins National and State Awards

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, a longtime client of WordSouth, has won a national award for Website Redesign and two state awards, for Best Feature Story and Best Video.

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Brad Kimbro on the left and Les Moreland (CEO of Wiregrass) on the right accept the AREA awards.

'It is exciting to work with a client who is so progressive, always looking for ways to serve its members better and to keep those members educated, informed and engaged,' says Jared Dovers, managing editor of WordSouth's electric utility division.

Rainsville, AL (PRWEB) April 24, 2014

WordSouth is pleased to announce that longtime client Wiregrass Electric Cooperative (WEC) recently earned awards at both the state and national level for its communications efforts.

The cooperative serves portions of Alabama's Wiregrass region, with offices in Hartford, Dothan, Ashford and Samson.

"Wiregrass Electric has a commitment to excellence that guides everything they do," says Jared Dovers, managing editor of WordSouth's electric utility division. "It is exciting to work with a client who is so progressive, always looking for ways to serve its members better and to keep those members educated, informed and engaged."

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) announced it will recognize Wiregrass Electric Cooperative at its CONNECT '14 Conference, to be held in May in San Antonio, Texas. WEC earned a Spotlight On Excellence award for its website redesign. WordSouth assisted WEC with the concept of the redesign, which was created by Apogee Interactive of Atlanta, Georgia. The site can be found at http://www.wiregrass.coop.

At its annual meeting in April, the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) recognized Wiregrass Electric in two categories. WEC won awards for Best Feature Story and Best Video.

"SARCOA: WEC Gives Back to Seniors This Holiday Season" won Best Feature Story. The article, written and photographed by WordSouth, was published in the November 2013 issue of Alabama Living. “Our local section of Alabama Living is the cornerstone of our communications program,” says Brad Kimbro, Chief Operating Officer for WEC. “We were honored to receive this award.”

Winning Best Video was a piece produced by WordSouth entitled "God Made a Lineman." The presentation featured photos of several linemen throughout the history of the cooperative. The script was written by WordSouth and the voice-over performed by Hal Edwards of WOOF Radio in Dothan, Ala. The script also appeared in Alabama Living magazine. WEC shared the video at its annual meeting, and also posted it to its website and YouTube channel, where it has been viewed more than 22,000 times.

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution system located in Southeast Alabama with more than 3,500 miles of power lines providing reliable and affordable electricity and energy solutions to approximately 23,000 homes and businesses.

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WordSouth engages the power of content marketing to help rural utilities connect with their communities. The company produces custom content, such as magazines, brochures, annual reports and bill inserts, through an all-encompassing approach that saves clients both time and money. For more information about WordSouth, visit the company website at http://www.wordsouth.com.


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