Two WordSouth Clients Win NTCA TeleChoice Awards

WordSouth clients Mountain Rural Telephone Cooperative of West Liberty, Ky., and New Hope Telephone Cooperative of New Hope, Ala., were recently honored with TeleChoice Awards from NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association.

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'It is exciting to partner with these cooperatives and help them meet their communication needs, and we are honored to have been part of the efforts that earned them each a TeleChoice Award,' says Stephen V. Smith, founder and president of WordSouth.

Rainsville, Alabama (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

WordSouth is pleased to announce that two of its telecommunications clients, Mountain Rural Telephone Cooperative (MRTC) and New Hope Telephone Cooperative (NHTC), have won 2014 TeleChoice Awards from NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association.

"We want to congratulate both MRTC and NHTC on this national recognition,” says Stephen V. Smith, founder and president of WordSouth. “It is exciting to partner with these cooperatives and help them meet their communication needs, and we are honored to have been part of the efforts that earned them each a TeleChoice Award."

The cooperatives were recognized at the NTCA PR & Marketing Conference in Seattle, Washington, on May 5, 2014. The annual awards program highlights the outstanding communications efforts of telcos across the country who are members of NTCA (the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America).

Mountain Rural Telephone Cooperative won Best Customer Newsletter in its category for The Mountain Telephone Connection, a bi-monthly customer magazine designed and produced by WordSouth. "It’s an amazing feeling any time you are rewarded for your work," says Lisa Fannin, director of marketing and public relations at MRTC.

MRTC's winning magazine is part of a collaborative publishing effort, produced by WordSouth, that involves 13 telcos across five states. "I can’t say enough positive things about the entire concept of the magazine," Fannin says. “With this one magazine, I can advertise and educate about our services, inform customers about news in the telecommunications industry, educate small/home businesses about how broadband can benefit them, boost the local economy and on and on. Most importantly, I can introduce our amazing, talented customers to others in the region — and all for a minimal price per issue. I couldn’t be more satisfied.”

New Hope Telephone Cooperative won Best Website in its category. The website was developed by WordSouth, and can be found at http://nhtc.coop/. "We have received numerous customer compliments regarding our new website, says Christy Nelson, marketing administrator at NHTC. "We could not have completed this project without all of WordSouth’s hard work and commitment and to them we are grateful!"

"We are so proud to call this website ours!" Nelson says. "To win the first place Telechoice Award for our website (outsourced 1 – 5000 access lines) was just the icing on the cake! We feel that our website speaks volumes for us as a technology company and we look forward to keeping it updated and utilizing it to maintain a competitive edge."

NHTC is also part of the regional magazine effort.

"Our number one goal is to help our clients tell their stories in order to educate, inform and engage their customers," says Smith. "It's especially gratifying to see that work earn national awards for our clients. WordSouth is only part of the equation. The excellent job our clients do in fulfilling their mission of rural service is what creates these amazing stories that we have the privilege to help tell."

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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