At the beginning of this year I have entered my website in the EuroBlog Social Media Awards competition and was lucky enough to receive some support from colleagues and friends in the endeavor. Thank you to all of you who voted me because…
My site has now an award forÂ Most innovative use of social media techniques in a communications research project or investigation.
The award ceremony took place during the The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (Euprera) Spring Symposium heldÂ in Lisbon, symptoms Portugal on the 3rd of March. Since I am currently in Bahrain and traveling such long distances on a short notice was difficult, I have “picked up” my prize virtually during a Skype call.
It was with great pleasure that I heard that my site was chosen for theÂ use of a variety of social media platforms in research and was deemed to have provided originality of insights, thought, theoretical understanding, delivered with creativity and style. It is a great honor and I feel humbled. My efforts to integrate technology in public relations and later on in research have started during my undergraduate studies time. Since then I was lucky to see emerging technologies help revive the public relations practice, challenge traditional research and enable teaching to expand beyond the usual borders of a classroom and campus.
In the same ceremony two more awards were handed out:
- Public Relations Studierende Hannover -Â Most effective social media presence established by a communications/public relations student studying on undergraduate or post-graduate programme at a European university.
- COOPR.NL -Â Most valuable contribution to the academic understanding of the impactÂ of social media on PR practice.
Congratulations to the winners!