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MTA Selected as a Winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards

Two-time Bronze winner


Palmer, AK – 8.19.2015 – The Telly Awards has named MTA as a two-time Bronze winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their TV commercials titled Cooperative, and Employment. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

Both spots were developed and directed by MTA’s agency, Walsh|Sheppard, were shot and produced locally by Hybrid Color Films, and feature MTA Member-Owners and employees. This is the first time MTA has entered work into the juried competition.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “MTA’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

“We are thrilled to share this honor with our long-standing agency, Walsh|Sheppard, and our Member-Owners,” said Carolyn Hanson, Director of Marketing and Sales for MTA. “We are proud to be recognized for two commercials that communicate the true spirit of hard working Alaskans and cooperative values, on a national stage.”


About MTA
MTA exists so that its member-owners have efficient and effective solutions to their communication needs, including reliability, competitive pricing, and superior customer service.
Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA) is a member-owned cooperative founded in 1953 to bring telephone service to rural South-Central Alaska. Today, MTA delivers some of the most advanced communications products available in the marketplace, including Voice, Internet, Wireless, Business Solutions, Directory and Digital TV services. The MTA service area covers over 10,000 square miles and spans the area from Eagle River’s Hiland Road to Clear Air Force Base.


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