Cooperative recognized for communications efforts
TCEC recently received recognition from “The OKLU Awards,” the annual member relations, marketing & communications contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) and Oklahoma Living magazine.
The awards received were:
- Award of Excellence for Co-op Connections in the Best Marketing Campaign category
- Award of Merit for the GiFTS program in the Best Community Outreach category
- Award of Merit for Social Media Banner in the Best Photo category
The annual OKLU Awards program recognizes the best communication and marketing efforts by Oklahoma’s rural electric cooperatives. Electric cooperative communicators and marketing professionals submitted more than 125 entries in 2020.
Noted professionals in the fields of marketing, design, communication and photography judged the event, which uses a detailed scoring system to determine the winners.
“We are honored to recognize excellence in the work communicators produce on behalf of electric cooperatives,” said Anna Politano, OAEC Director of Public Relations and Communications. “Delivering messages in a clear, concise and creative format is vital to keeping members engaged in their cooperative.”
TCEC was recognized during the OAEC Member Relations & Communications Association Meeting on Nov. 12. The in-person event was moved to virtual to maintain the health and safety of cooperative employees across the state.
The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) is a statewide association created and voluntarily supported by local electric distribution and generation & transmission cooperatives. OAEC is comprised of 30 member systems: 27 distribution electric cooperatives and three generation & transmission electric cooperatives.
Oklahoma Living is the state's largest subscription-based monthly publication, published for consumer-members of Oklahoma's rural electric cooperatives by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives since 1948.
TCEC was recognized for its communications efforts. The communications team is pictured here. From left to right is Chris Purdy, JuliAnn Graham, Maribel Esquivel and Leslie Kraich.