Latest Trends and Best Practices for Social Media and New Communications to Be Presented at the 6th Annual Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala

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Event to feature research presentations from the Society's Fellows' and winning case studies from around the world through the Society's awards program.

The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), a nonprofit global 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, will hold its 6th Annual Research Symposium & Awards Gala on Thursday, November 3rd and Friday, November 4th at the Harvard University's Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA.

The event will feature the latest research findings from SNCR Fellows, leading thinkers, innovators and practitioners in new communications, social media & ICT.

Research presentations will include:

  • 2011 Update on Social Media Adoption Trends Among the Inc. 500, Fortune 500, Higher Education & Charities, Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, SNCR Senior Fellow & Chancellor Professor of Marketing and Director of the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Social Media & Enterprise Decision-making: Findings from the 2nd Annual New Symbiosis of Professional Networks Study, Vanessa DiMauro, SNCR Senior Fellow & CEO of Leader Networks
  • Using Social Media for Social Change: Health Justice CT Program Update, Heang Tan, Project Manager & Editor for Health Justice CT
  • The Hyper-Social Organization: Findings from the 4th Annual Tribalization of Business Study, Francois Gossieaux, SNCR Senior Fellow & Board Member and Co-founder & Partner at Human 1.0
  • The Use of Social Media “Behind the Firewall” by Enterprise Users: Findings from the New Communications Behind the Firewall Study, Francesca Karpel, 2010-2011 SNCR Fellow & Senior Manager of Internal Communications, NetApp
  • Top Concerns Facing Communications Service Providers (CSP) in the Age of the Social Web: Findings from the Use of Social Media Tools on CSPs Study, Jeff Edlund, 2011 SNCR Fellow & CTO at HP Communications & Media Solutions
  • The White House On the Road: Leveraging the Digital World for Change in the “Real” World, Giovanni Rodriguez, SNCR Founding Fellow & Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer for Deloitte Post Digital Enterprise
  • How Are Media and Journalism Evolving? Insights From the 3rd Annual SNCR/Middleberg Survey of Media in the Wired World, Don Middleberg, SNCR Senior Fellow & President at Middleberg Communications, and Jen McClure, SNCR Founding Fellow & Board President & Senior Director, Social Media Strategy at Thomson Reuters
  • Social Media Measurement Standards, Katie Delahaye Paine, SNCR Senior Fellow and Founder of KDPaine & Partners LLC
  • Digital Marketing 2.0, Mike Baker, President & CEO of DataXu, and Francois Gossieaux, SNCR Senior Fellow & Board Member and Co-founder & Partner at Human 1.0
  • Raise Awareness, Build Support: Lessons from charity: water, Paull Young, Director of Digital at charity: water & 2011 Fellows Choice Honoree for Humanitarian of the Year
  • Building a Smarter Planet, Mike Wing, Vice President, Strategic and Executive Communications at IBM & 2011 Fellows Choice Honoree for Organization of the Year

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On the evening of November 4th, SNCR will hold a gala dinner to honor the winners of the 2011 Excellence in New Communications Awards. These prestigious awards honor the work of individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and media outlets that are pioneering the use of new and emerging communications technologies. Awards are granted in ten categories: Social Marketing; Internal Communications & Communities; External Communications & Communities; Influencer Relations; Crowdsourcing; Social CRM; Social Commerce; Social Data and Measurement; Online Reputation Management; and Mobile Media.

Special award honorees include:

  • Organization of the Year: IBM, for its use of social media to encourage employee engagement and innovation, and for its “Smarter Planet” initiative, which utilizes the Internet of Things and the System of Systems to build a better, more sustainable, and smarter world.
  • Innovation of the Year: The Google+ social network, for bringing new ideas to the process of connecting people and ideas in a new way. Google+ is a collaborative online platform that allows people to share links, photos, games, videos and documents.
  • Humanitarian of the Year: charity: water, a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, for its effective use of social media tools and technologies such as online video, Twitter, and Facebook to raise awareness and inspire support. charity: water has given more than two million people in 19 countries access to clean water.
  • Visionary of the Year: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, for revolutionizing the way we use computers, phones, and mobile devices and revolutionizing the way people use and relate to information, ideas, content, media and communications -– and for making content available from any device at any time. Jobs, who died on Oct. 5, will be honored in a special memorial tribute.

To register for the 6th Annual SNCR Symposium and Awards Gala, please go to Tickets are limited.

Sponsor this event for as little as $1,500. For more information, please visit:

About the Society for New Communications Research
The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation and think tank focused on 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. For more information, visit


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