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Congratulations to the 2017 Excellence in New Communications Awards Winners

By Alex Parkinson

2017 Excellence in New Communications Awards

The 2017 Excellence in New Communications Awards were presented on Monday, honoring some of the most innovative uses of social and digital technologies at companies, governments and nonprofits. The ceremony, which preceded The Conference Board’s 22nd Annual Corporate Communications Conference, was held in New York and attracted a number of representatives from organizations that we eager to hear case studies from the winners.

This year’s winners were:

Communications, Communities and Collaboration

Corporate Division

Winner: Cisco

For a community that helps partners learn to modernize and simplify sales processes and use data and analytics to better understand and serve their customers.

Honorable Mention: FedEx Services

Nonprofit Division

Winner: ICMA

For the “Realize Retirement” tour, which used multimedia and virtual reality to increase public sector employees’ awareness of the importance of saving for their retirement.

Digital and Social Media for Social Good

Corporate Division

Winner: Consolidated Edison

For an innovative use of live video to dramatize the difficult and sometimes dangerous jobs its field crews perform to keep customers’ power on.

Government Division

Winner: Office of the Attorney General and Madison + Main

For a geo-targeted ad campaign aimed at reaching concerned citizens, possible abusers and victims of human trafficking.

Nonprofit Division

Winner: Mayo Clinic

For a live Periscope broadcast of a colonoscopy that raised awareness and eased concerns about this important preventive procedure.

Innovation in Digital Experience

Corporate Division

Winner: MetLife

For a multimedia campaign to help low- and moderate-income people to improve cash flow management and achieve their goals.

Mobile Experience

Corporate Division

Winner: PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies

For a mobile game that stimulated interest in the bank’s branches, particularly among young people.


Corporate Division

Winner: United Technologies Corporation

For an integrated web and social media campaign to celebrate the achievements of participants in its Employee Scholar Program and drive awareness and new applications.

Honorable Mention: Texas Instruments

Nonprofit Division

Winner: The Asia Foundation

For a film that raised the voices of marginalized communities across Asia and inspire a new generation of leaders through the Asia Foundation Development Fellowship Program.

In its 12-year history, SNCR has honored over 300 organizations and individuals through this prestigious awards program. All the winning case studies are available to members of The Conference Board at www.conferenceboard.org/sncr.

If you’re interesting in submitting a case study for next year’s awards, please contact Alex.Parkinson@conferenceboard.org. Thank you to everyone who submitted and congratulations to the winners! We will see you again next year.

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