NVTC Social Media Committee Announces Winners of 2011 Social Media Awards

Jun 17, 2011, 12:05 ET from Northern Virginia Technology Council

HERNDON, Va., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, today announced that its Social Media Committee (SMC) has selected the winners of its second annual social media awards. This program is dedicated to recognizing commercial and government organizations that have successfully implemented innovative and unique social media programs.

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The awards program included four categories and winners were selected by three judges, all social media enthusiasts in the DC area, including Amber Harris (@TheNuwanda) with Discovery Communications; Andrew Bates (@AndrewBates) with EyeTraffic/Penton Media; and Nicole Nolte (@NicolePRExec) of Welz & Weisel Communications.

The winners of the second annual NVTC Social Media Committee's Social Media Awards are:

  • Best Use of Facebook – The Army National Guard
  • Best Use of Twitter – Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Best Use of Viral Video – Network Solutions
  • Best Integrated Social Media Campaign – Deloitte

"Social media continues to be an important and valuable way for organizations to build relationships with target audiences and established customers," said Evan Weisel, principal at Welz & Weisel Communications and Chair of the NVTC SMC. "The organizations recognized through this awards program are successfully leveraging social media to enhance relationships, build mindshare and bring additional value to its customers. The second annual NVTC SMC Social Media Awards was a great success and we look forward to next year's submissions."

The mission of the NVTC SMC is to embrace this new medium and adapt to its ever changing environment. Through educational forums and insightful dialogue with NVTC members, the Social Media committee is a valuable resource for those in the Northern Virginia technology community who want to use social media tools to improve how they communicate with key audiences. While there is a need to understand more about the tools that make up the social media landscape, most importantly, it is about what tools are the best fit for businesses and how they fit into a company's overall goals. NVTC's Social Media committee addresses these very issues that are top-of-mind with all organizations.

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council