OEC Claims National Awards
The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) in June awarded OEC’s marketing and member relations team with two trophies during its annual, nationwide contest — Best Employee Publication and Best of Show in the publications category for the employee magazine, Watts Watt.
“This is the second year in a row the Watts Watt has earned the first place trophy in the Employee Publication category,” said Autumn McMahon, manager of marketing and member relations. “We have an incredibly hard-working team that ensures the materials we send to our members and our employees are of the highest quality, and we are always proud when someone else acknowledges our hard work.”
This is the first Best of Show for OEC. The award recognized the best comprehensive piece of work among the 11 subcategories in the publications division (the contest also awarded work in writing, photography and events).
The Watts Watt aims to keep employees and their spouses, board trustees and retirees of OEC abreast of the latest co-op happenings and events, as well as celebrate achievements and recognize those who are giving back to their communities.
“The Watts Watt was hand-selected by the judges as the best publication among over 100 entries,” said Brianna Wall, editorial and events coordinator. “This is huge because this particular contest includes work from co-ops in a variety of industries — not just electric co-ops — whose budgets are much larger than ours. It’s truly an honor and inspires me to continue working to ensure OEC’s materials are the best they can be.”