Society for New Communications Research Announces Call for Entries for 2008 Excellence in New Communications Awards

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The Society for New Communications Research today announced a call for entries for the 2008 Excellence in New Communications Awards. This prestigious awards program honors innovation in the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities and virtual worlds and collaborative technologies in the areas of business, media, and professional communications, including advertising, marketing, public relations and corporate communications, as well as entertainment, education, politics, and social initiatives. Entrants are asked to submit detailed case studies outlining their initiatives and technologies. The deadline for entries is September 8th, 2008

The Society for New Communications Research (http://www.sncr.org), a nonprofit think tank focused on the latest developments in new media and communications, today announced a call for entries for the 2008 Excellence in New Communications Awards (http://www.sncr.org/awards).

This prestigious awards program honors corporations, governmental and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, media outlets, and individuals who are innovating the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities and virtual worlds and collaborative technologies in the areas of business, media, and professional communications, including advertising, marketing, public relations and corporate communications, as well as entertainment, education, politics, and social initiatives.

Awards are granted in six divisions: Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, Academic, and Technology Innovation (for New Communications and Social Media Technology Vendors) and seven categories: Online Reputation Management; Behind the Firewall; Blogger Relations; External Communications & Communities; New Media Creation; Collaboration & Co-creation; and Mobile Media. In addition, the Society's Fellows will select and honor the Visionary of the Year, the Innovator of the Year, and the Brand of the Year.

Entrants are asked to submit detailed case studies outlining their initiatives and technologies. The winning case studies will be published on New Communications Review (http://www.newcommreview.com) and the winners will be honored at the 2008 Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala, which will be held in November in Boston, Mass. Entry guidelines and the online entry form can be found at http://www.sncr.org/awards. The deadline for entries is September 8th, 2008. No extensions will be granted.

Entry fees: SNCR members can submit their entries free of charge. Non-member fees: $49.USD per entry through 8/8/08; $70.USD per entry from 8/8/08 - 9/8/08. (For information about SNCR membership rates, levels and benefits, visit http://www.sncr.org/membership.) A portion of each entry fee is tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit SNCR, a 501c3 foundation. For more information, contact info @ sncr.org or call +1 650-331-0083.

About the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR)

The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new communications tools, technologies and emerging modes of communication, and their effect on traditional media, professional communications, business, culture and society. For more information about the Society for New Communications Research, visit http://www.sncr.org or call +1 (650) 331-0083.

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