The communications department for Carroll EMC brought home an award in the 2023 Spotlight on Excellence Awards program, a national competition among communications and marketing professionals from America’s electric cooperatives. Carroll EMC received a Silver Award in the Best Individual Ad category for an advertisement in support of those battling breast cancer.
The annual Spotlight on Excellence Awards program, which is sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), recognizes the best communication and marketing efforts by electric cooperatives and related organizations nationwide. More than 650 entries were submitted across 18 different categories, including writing, graphic design, digital communications, campaign development and more. Faculty members from the University of Missouri Columbia, as well as noted professionals in the fields of marketing and digital communications and newspapers, judged the entries.
“I am extremely proud of our communications team and the invaluable work they do each day for our co-op members,” said Jay Gill, Senior Vice President of Member and External Relations for Carroll EMC. “Their efforts deliver exceptional results, have a lasting impact and are critical to serving our community. Because of our team’s strong communication efforts, we can further the cooperative mission to promote, support and protect the community we serve.”
The department has been recognized nationally for its communications efforts more than a dozen times in the past decade through the Spotlight on Excellence Awards program. This year’s winners were recognized during NRECA’s Connect Conference held in Jacksonville, Florida, this May.