Submit your entry for the 2017 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards

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The Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) has begun a call for entries for the 2017 Excellence in New Communications Awards. The winning case studies will be published by The Conference Board and winners will be honoured at its 22nd Annual Senior Corporate Communications Management Conference to be held in New York in Spring 2017.

The deadline for entries is Friday February 3, 2017 at 11:59pm PST – just over three months away.

Founded in 2005, SNCR is a research and education institution dedicated to the advanced study of how new and emerging communications tools and technologies (such as digital, social media, and mobile) are affecting business, media, health, law, culture, and society. In February 2016, SNCR joined The Conference Board as part of the larger organization.

I’ve been involved with SNCR since the beginning as a Founding Fellow and Advisory Board member.

The New Communications Awards programme honours the work of corporations, non-profits, governmental organizations, educational institutions, media organizations, and individuals who are advancing the use of digital and social media, mobile media, collaborative technologies, virtual reality, and other emerging digital technologies to improve business, media, health, law, culture, and society.

Awards are granted in six divisions: Academic, Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, and Technology Innovation; and six categories: Innovation in Digital Experience; Communications, Communities and Collaboration; Mobile Experience; Social Data and Social Listening Projects; Social Marketing / External Communications and Communities; Storytelling; and Digital and Social Media for Social Good.

The Awards contest presents a terrific opportunity to showcase your work and best practice in any of these areas, and demonstrate your excellence through competing to win for the recognition of your peers and the wider international business community.

To submit your entry, go to http://www.conferenceboard.org/sncrawards2017 and complete the detailed entry form. You have until February 3. Good luck!

Here’s the full text of the press release announcing the call for entries, with additional information:

SNCR of The Conference Board Announces Call for Entries for 2017 Excellence in in New Communications Awards

21 October, 2016

Awards honor excellence in the use of digital, social, and mobile technologies across business, media, health, law, culture and society—Submissions close Friday, February 3, 2017.

The Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) today opened its call for entries for the 2017 Excellence in New Communications Awards. Organizations that have made innovative use of digital, social, and mobile technologies can now submit their case studies for consideration at www.conferenceboard.org/sncrawards2017. Entrants are asked to detail their initiatives, technologies used, and success metrics.

This prestigious Excellence in New Communications Awards program honors the work of corporations, nonprofits, governmental organizations, educational institutions, media organizations, and individuals who are advancing the use of digital and social media, mobile media, collaborative technologies, virtual reality, and other emerging digital technologies to improve business, media, health, law, culture, and society.

The winning case studies will be published by The Conference Board and winners will be honored at its 22nd Annual Senior Corporate Communications Management Conference in spring 2017.

Award divisions and categories

Awards will be granted across six divisions—Academic, Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, and Technology Innovation—and in eight categories:

  • Innovation in Digital Experience
    Category includes social marketing projects and projects utilizing augmented reality, virtual reality, or the internet of things, as well as innovations designed to reach new and/or younger audiences
  • Communications, Communities and Collaboration
    Category includes projects that leverage social media and online platforms to build customer communities, employee communities, developer communities, corporate intranets, or other online engagement initiatives
  • Mobile Experience
    Category includes mobile apps or mobile web projects focused on internal and external audiences
  • Social Data and Social Listening Projects
    Category includes use of applications social data for improved communications, customer insights, customer experience, R&D, and innovation
  • Storytelling
    Category includes both text-based and visual media (photos, videos, graphics) designed to reach audiences by constructing and disseminating a compelling narrative
  • Digital and Social Media for Social Good
    Category includes projects with the sole goal of creating social impact, raising awareness, and improving engagement with social-good programs

Judging criteria

The Excellence in New Communications Awards honor projects that are successful at achieving business goals. For this reason, judges will reward entries that achieve excellence of implementation within their category and display the following characteristics:

  • Meaningful, demonstrable ROI
  • Effective use of other program performance metrics
  • Contribution to achieving business/organizational goals (this includes, for relevant projects, achieving social good)
  • Integration of digital and traditional platforms
  • Efforts to overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities
  • Recognition of lessons learned

About the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board

Founded in 2005, SNCR is a research and education institution dedicated to the advanced study of how new and emerging communications tools and technologies (such as digital, social media, and mobile) are affecting business, media, health, law, culture, and society. In February 2016, SNCR announced that it will join The Conference Board as part of the larger organization.

www.conferenceboard.org/sncr

About the Conference Board

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.

www.conference-board.org

For further information contact:

Jonathan Liu
1 212 339 0257
[email protected]

Communication Leader, Social Media Leader, Consultant, Digital Change Agent, Speaker with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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