RIDGELAND, Miss., (June 20, 2023) – C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has won gold, silver, and bronze awards at the 44th annual Telly Awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens and are judged by leaders from video platforms, television, and streaming networks.
C Spire received these awards for its Customer Inspired brand journalism video series, highlighting the exceptional work its customers are doing across Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. C Spire’s video profile of Prentiss Furr, the Jackson, Mississippi-based teenage pop singer and songwriter won a gold Telly Award. It received a silver award for its story on Salad Days Produce, the Flora, MS-based, family-owned hydroponic farm.
“We’re excited to share stories of the incredible things our customers are doing – whether that’s launching their music careers or sustainably growing more than 200,000 heads of lettuce each year – utilizing C Spire’s connectivity and technology solutions,” said Jennifer Anderson, chief marketing officer for C Spire. “I’m extremely proud of the work our passionate and committed marketing team has done to help tell these inspiring customer stories.”
This was a record-breaking year for the Telly Awards with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers such as Airbnb, Audible, BET Networks/BET Digital, BritBox, Disney, FEMA, Gaumont, Golden State Warriors, MediaMonks, NASA, National Geographic Society, Netflix, Paramount, PBS Digital Studios and more.
“The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as C Spire truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said Sabrina Dridje, executive director for Telly. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and companies big and small are turning to more sustainable practices to break the cycle of past production processes.”
About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, Gigabit consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of dedicated Internet, wireless, IP Voice, data, cloud and managed IT services for businesses and enterprises. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.
About The Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include Green The Bid, SeriesFest, Video Consortium, Ghetto Film School, We Are Parable, Future of Film, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, Production Hub with support from The Commercial Director’s Diversity Program.