Martindale-Hubbell Connected was recently honored with the Commendation of Excellence Award by the Society for New Communications Research as part of the 2009 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards. The Society honors “innovative organizations that are pioneering the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities, and collaborative technologies in the areas of media, marketing, public relations, advertising, entertainment, education, politics, and social initiatives.”
Connected was honored by the judges as one of the year’s best in the “External Communications & Communities” category.
At the risk of sounding like an Oscar winner droning on while the “cut-it-short” music plays in the background, I don’t want to miss this opportunity to thank a few people. Obviously we are grateful to the judges and to SNCR staff who coordinate this awards program every year. I also want to recognize the efforts of Vanessa DiMauro and her team at Leader Networks. Vanessa has worked closely with us since the beginning in developing and executing on a strategy that balances the unique networking needs of the legal community and the goals of the business to create and grow the Connected community in a way that continues to serve all well.
Last but certainly not least, I want to thank the hundreds of lawyers and legal professionals who have provided input and feedback since we first shared our plans to build the world’s premier online network for legal professionals. Connected has grown by leaps and bounds since its official launch earlier this year and we continue to seek outside input as we refine and expand this unique online community in the months and years to come. As always, I encourage readers of this blog to contact me directly with your suggestions, feedback, ideas and criticisms.