Society for New Communications Research Announces Call for Entries for 2009 Excellence in New Communications Awards

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Prestigious Awards Honor Excellence in New Media and Communications, Social Media and ICT Developments

The Society for New Communications Research (http:sncr.org), a global nonprofit research and education foundation and think tank focused on the latest developments in new media and communications, today announced a call for entries for the 2009 Excellence in New Communications Awards (http://www.sncr.org/awards).

This prestigious awards program honors the work of 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 in twelve categories: Online Reputation Management; Behind the Firewall; Influencer Relations; External Communications & Communities; Collaboration & Co-creation; New Media Creation; Online Publishing; Mobile Media; Microblogging; Social CRM; and Measurement Innovation.

Entrants are asked to submit case studies detailing their initiatives and technologies. The winning case studies are published by SNCR and New Communications Review and the winners will be honored at the 2009 Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala, which will be held November 5-6 at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, Mass. and hosted by SNCR Fellow Paul Gillin.

Entry guidelines and the online entry form can be found at http://www.sncr.org/awards. The deadline for submissions is September 7th, 2009. No extensions will be granted.

Entry fees: $75. USD per entry. A portion of each entry fee is tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit SNCR, a 501c3 foundation. For more information, call +1 650-331-0083.

About the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR)

The Society for New Communications Research is a global 501c3 nonprofit research and education foundation and think tank dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society. SNCR creates a bridge between the academic community and practitioners using these new tools and methodologies, and is focused on research, education and best practices. 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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