NEW YORK--(Business Wire’s free webinar series received a 2008 Commendation of Merit from the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) at the new media think tank’s recent awards gala in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Friday, November 14.)--
“Recognition from SNCR is great validation of our efforts and much appreciated”
The free webinars, which offer education and enlightenment about Web 2.0, search engine optimization, and best press release practices, have been attended by almost 5,000 professional communicators in 2008. The program earned the commendation in the New Media Creation/Social Media Production Category/ Corporate Division.
“Business Wire’s webinar series is a great example of the successful and innovative use of new communications solutions and social media practices to enhance communications and relationships,” commented Mike Manuel, SNCR Best Practices & Awards committee chairman.
“Recognition from SNCR is great validation of our efforts and much appreciated,” said Monika Maeckle, Vice President of New Media for Business Wire, who attended the SNCR conference and gala.
The Society honors innovative organizations 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.
Winning case studies submitted to this year’s SNCR awards program have been published in New Communications Review at http://www.newcommreview.com/index.php?s=awards.
To watch the archived webinars, click on the links below:
- Be An SEO Hero: Optimize Your Press Release for Search http://tinyurl.com/5mltrj
- Lost In MySpace? http://tinyurl.com/68h3g9
- Desperately Seeking Google Juice: Crafting Web Friendly Press Releases http://tinyurl.com/5e2m4c
- Your Text Needs A Partner: Using Multimedia to Drive Press Release Results http://tinyurl.com/6kfuf5
- A Social Media Conversation: How PR, IR & Marketing Professionals Can Engage and Participate in the Social Web http://tinyurl.com/6atw95
- EON: Enhanced Online News Solutions: Power of Press Releases in the Social Web http://tinyurl.com/5dmera
About Business Wire
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is utilized by thousands of member companies and organizations to transmit their full-text news releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, news media, trade publications, institutional and individual investors, financial information services, regulatory authorities, Internet portals, information websites, business-to-business decision-makers and consumers worldwide. With a news distribution network spanning 150 countries and 45 languages, Business Wire's multi-channel delivery network has access to dozens of international and national news agency networks throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The Business Wire news network is powered by its patented NX high-speed data platform and supports XML, XHTML and XBRL code to deliver the most sophisticated news file to enhance news release interactivity, customization and search engine optimization. Business Wire has 31 bureaus in cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney with reciprocal offices throughout the world. Business Wire was founded in 1961.
About the Society for New Communications Research
The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) is a global nonprofit foundation 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. The Society creates a bridge between the academic community and practitioners using these news tools and technologies. SNCR's Fellows include a leading group of futurists, scholars, business leaders, professional communicators, members of the media and technologists from around the globe - all collaborating together on research initiatives, educational offerings, and the establishment of best practices. For more information, visit http://sncr.org or call +1-650-331-0083.