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Leader Networks

February 17, 2009 08:30 ET

Vanessa DiMauro, CEO of Leader Networks, Named Fellow of the Society for New Communications Research

Will Focus Research on Social Networking for Business

BELMONT, MA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Leader Networks CEO, Vanessa DiMauro, has been named a 2009 Fellow of the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR). As one of only 14 new Fellows in 2009, Vanessa joins the Society's existing group of business leaders, scholars, professional communicators, members of the media, futurists and technologists from around the globe.

The Society's Fellows collaborate on original research and educational programs focused on the advanced study of emerging trends and developments in media and communications, and their effect on business, professional communications, media and society.

Vanessa DiMauro is a popular speaker, researcher, author and blogger on the topics of online communities, social and professional networking online, and Web 2.0 for businesses. With a research background, Vanessa takes the approach of a cultural anthropologist to help businesses use social networking and online community building to help companies get closer to their customers, generate revenue and tangible ROI. Her in-depth white paper titled "What are the best practices for building professional peer communities?," written with the Patricia Seybold Group, is considered a seminal work on building online communities.

During 2009, Vanessa will focus on the business uses of social networking. "It is an honor to be selected as a Society for New Communications Research Fellow," says DiMauro. "As businesses today are striving to incorporate social networks as part of their new communication model, my research with SNCR will help to study and document the different ways in which businesses are adopting online communities, and the effects it is having on open and timely communications with various constituents."

"We are delighted that Vanessa DiMauro has joined the Society for New Communications Research as a Fellow to lend us her expertise, and are confident we will benefit greatly as a result of Vanessa's participation," stated Jen McClure, executive director of the Society for New Communications Research.

About Leader Networks

Leader Networks, founded by Vanessa DiMauro, brings over 15 years of social network and community building expertise to the enterprise. Leader Networks is a consulting firm that helps clients create professional peer networks and online executive communities, helping clients harness the power of new digital rules and tools to drive measurable business benefits from social media. Leader Networks provides a full suite of services for all stages of networking and community development. For more information, please visit www.leadernetworks.com. Read Vanessa DiMauro's blog at: http://blog.leadernetworks.com/.

About the Society for New Communications Research

The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) think tank 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. SNCR is dedicated to creating a bridge between the academic and theoretical pursuit of these topics and the pragmatic implementation of new media and communications tools and methodologies. The Society'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 877-304-SNCR.

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