TBA Receives National Recognition For Work on Farmer’s Telephone Cooperative (FTC) Inc Annual Report
posted on 05/22/2012
Representatives from The Brandon Agency today announced that agency client Farmers Telephone Cooperative (FTC) Inc. was awarded theprestigious National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) TeleChoice Award for “Best Annual Report for 10,000+ Access Lines.”
As Agency of Record for the nation’s second largest telephone cooperative, Brandon was tasked with publishing their 2011 annual report, which included design, layout, photography copywriting and printing.
The theme for this year’s report was a focused retrospective on FTC’s history of providing communications services within the Pee Dee and Midlands region. The retrospective approach was taken to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cooperative. Focusing not only on the financials and providing a proxy for FTC’s 2012 annual meeting, the report also featured vintage photos from the FTC archives, as well as a comprehensive timeline of communications throughout the time period.
“We are honored to be recognized for our creative and design talent this year by the NTCA,” said Scott Brandon, CEO and president of The Brandon Agency. “It is always exciting to be awarded for your work, but it’s even more gratifying for our clients to be honored for their entry.”
“This honor is exciting for all of FTC because this year’s annual report was truly a unique look at our history,” said Brad Erwin, chief executive officer of FTC. “The Brandon Agency did a great job in putting together this year’s annual report, as they do with all of our marketing needs. Brandon has proven to be an asset to FTC and we look forward to our continued relationship with them.”
NTCA's TeleChoice Awards honor excellence in independent telco public relations and marketing. Each main category consists of three divisions based on access lines served by the entrant. The program is open to all NTCA telco members. Entries are submitted and judged by production category: "in-house," meaning the creative aspect originated at the telco, and "outsourced," meaning the creative aspect was implemented with assistance from a consultant or outside firm.
The NTCA is the voice of rural telecommunications representing over 570 small, rural communications providers and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural communities through the advocacy of broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure and services.