Society for New Communications Research Announces 2011 Fellows Choice Award Winners for Organization, Innovation, Visionary and Humanitarian of the Year

IBM, Google+, charity: water and Steve Jobs to be Honored in Prestigious SNCR Awards Program at Harvard University's Faculty Club on November 4th

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These special honorees have used new and emerging tools and technologies to encourage us all to rethink the way we live, work and interact in the world. We are delighted to be able to recognize these innovators through this awards program

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2011

The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), a global nonprofit think tank and research and education foundation focused on the latest developments in new media and communications, today announced the 2011 SNCR Fellows Choice Award honorees.

These prestigious awards honor organizations and individuals for their notable impact on business, media, culture and society through the use of new communications and social media tools and technologies. Each year SNCR's Fellows choose the Organization of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Visionary of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year as part of the SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards program.

The 2011 SNCR Fellows Choice Award honorees are:

  • 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.

“The SNCR Fellows have once again chosen an amazing group of individuals and organizations as this year’s honorees. They have all exemplified the use of new and emerging tools and technologies to encourage us all to rethink the way we live, work and interact in the world. We are delighted to be able to recognize these innovators through this awards program," stated Jen McClure, founder and board president of the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR).

The SNCR Fellows Choice Awards will be presented at the 6th Annual Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala, which will be held November 3-4, 2011 at Harvard University's Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA. To register for this event, please visit: http://sncr.org/events/upcoming-events.

This event will also feature the presentation of the 2011 SNCR 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.

The 6th Annual SNCR Awards Gala will be co-emceed by SNCR Senior Fellows Paul Gillin, author of three books about social media and new communications, and Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D, SNCR Senior Fellow and Research Chair, and Chancellor Professor of Marketing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

For more information and to register to attend this event, visit http://sncr.org/events/upcoming-events.

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 http://sncr.org.

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