BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Society for New Communications Research (http://www.sncr.org), a nonprofit global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new media and emerging trends in communications, will honor the work of five outstanding individuals, as well as leading organizations on December 5th at the 2nd Annual “Excellence in New Communications Awards” Gala at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, Mass. The SNCR Awards of Excellence in New Communications recognize innovative individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations and media outlets that are pioneering the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities, virtual worlds and collaborative technologies in the areas of media, marketing, public relations, advertising, entertainment, education, politics and social initiatives.
On December 5th the Society will honor Francois Gossieaux and Hylton Joliffe of MarketHum and sister company Corante; corporate blogging pioneer Mike Dillon, general counsel and executive vice president, Sun Microsystems Inc.; educator and new media researcher Dr. Craig E. Carroll of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina, and Chido Makunike, an online journalist and blogger from Zimbabwe, working in Senegal.
In addition the SNCR will honor many leading corporations, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. This year’s awards finalists include: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Airwide Solutions Mobile Inc., American Heart Association with Edelman, Approva, Arketi Group, Bain & Company with Atwood Partners, Inc., Capulet Communications, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), CircleUp Inc., Cisco Systems, Citizendium Foundation, CleanPix Corporation, coBRANDiT, Converseon, Dell, EngineerAid, Gay Men's Health Crisis, General Motors Corp., GINA for Missing Persons FOUNDation, Gutenberg Communications/Team Vinay, H.E.L.P., HIMSS - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, IBM, Infogroup International, Infosys Technologies Limited, ITtoolbox, MAPS: Media Arts in the Public Schools – The Florence Prever Rosten Foundation, Microsoft with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Midwest Airlines, mTLD Ltd, Nortel Networks, Porter Novelli, PostSecret, Public Citizen, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Tapestries of Hope, The Bivings Group, The Coca-Cola Company, The Dow Chemical Company, The Flying Dog Brewery with CoBRANDIT, The Kubatana Trust of Zimbabwe, The Scuderi Group with Topaz Partners, Unilever, United Nations University Media Studio, Visible Technologies and Wikiklesia Press.
The Excellence in New Communications Awards Gala will be held in conjunction with the SNCR’s annual symposium, which will take place on December 6th, and will feature the Society’s Fellows’ latest research findings, as well as panels and discussions. The full event agenda and online registration is available at http://www.sncr.org/symposium.
The 2nd Annual Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala is sponsored by the following organizations. Association Sponsors: American Marketing Association - Boston, Institute for Public Relations, Social Media Club and Public Relations Society of America – Boston. Corporate Sponsors include: Business Wire, ClickPress, iContact, Weber Shandwick and Wieck Media.
About the Society for New Communications Research
The Society for New Communications Research is a nonprofit global 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 and society. For more information, visit http://www.sncr.org or call (650) 331-0083.
Additional Information & Links:
About the SNCR Symposium & Awards Gala: http://www.sncr.org/symposium
About Francois Gossieaux and Hylton Joliffe: http://markethum.com/about/
About Dr. Craig E. Carroll: http://www.jomc.unc.edu/faculty/
About Mike Dillon: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/ceo/bio.jsp?name=Mike%20Dillon; Blog: http://blogs.sun.com/Dillon/
About Chido Makunike: http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/chido11.12679.html and http://africanagriculture.blogspot.com/