June 7, 2023

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Jeremy Theriot, Director of Community Relations
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REV wins five Tellys in the 44th Annual Telly Awards

Honors include silver Telly Awards for the Louisiana telecom provider’s rebrand and community relations initiatives in 2022
Gonzales, La.  REV/REV Business was recently awarded five silver Telly Awards for projects completed in 2022. The Gonzales-based company took home two silver Telly Awards for their REV Rebrand project – bringing together three legacy companies: Reserve Telephone Company (RTC), EATEL/EATEL Business and Vision Communications. Three additional honors were awarded for their local community relations efforts, specifically their REV Tailgate Show (featuring East Ascension and Dutchtown High School), a spotlight on a recovering and rebuilding Grand Isle community post-Hurricane Ida and the long-form documentary — Middle Passage to Wallace: the Whitney Plantation Museum Experience.
“We are very proud of the expansive body of work our marketing, production and community relations teams have teamed up to produce over the past year, and these awards are only a glimpse of the caliber and quality of work they do every day at REV,” said Josh Descant, CEO of REV. “When we first began exploring the idea of a rebrand, we had high confidence our in-house team could execute on much of this crucial project, so this honor is shared across the entire company for so many of our teammates’ efforts.”
This year marks the 44th anniversary of the Telly Awards, and organizers say it was a record-breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from all over the world. Some internationally recognized brands submitting nominations included Airbnb, Audible, Disney, NASA, Netflix, Paramount, and more. The Telly Awards recognize the best in video and television and are judged by industry leading networks and production companies including Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, ESPN Films, Vimeo and more. This year’s Telly theme – Breaking Through the Static – honored innovative, inclusive and disruptive work.
“Our Bayou, Capital and River regions are all so distinct, and our team did a great job leveraging our rebrand’s unique purpose and community assets to highlight the special cultures in each of our markets,” said Tressy Leindecker, REV’s executive vice president of Sales and Marketing. “What some teams would see as a challenge, this group reframed as an opportunity which makes us even prouder to have earned these awards and we’re grateful to the Tellys’ judges for the confirmation and honor.”
REV won two silver Telly Awards in the Branding and Corporate Image categories for the REV Rebrand project. They received a silver Telly Award in Educational Institution for the REV Tailgate Show: East Ascension vs. Dutchtown Griffins and another silver Telly Award in Public Service and Activism for their social media spotlight video—Grand Isle Returns After Hurricane Ida. Finally, they received their last silver Telly Award in Video Journalism for their documentary—Middle Passage to Wallace: the Whitney Plantation Museum Experience, which aired on the provider’s local origination stations and social media in 2022 and 2023 during Black History Month.
REV’s award-winning videos can be viewed by clicking the links below:
For a complete list of the 44th Annual Telly Awards winners, click here

About REV/REV Business

Established in 2020 and rebranded in 2022, REV/REV Business is the combined parent company of Reserve Telephone Company (RTC), EATEL/EATEL Business and Vision Communications. The combined company, with nearly 250 years of collective communications service, operates as Louisiana’s largest, locally owned, telecommunications network with over 2,836 miles of fiber.

For more information about REV/REV Business and the provider’s new brand and continued commitment to localism, please visit – New Name. Same Local Company.