ONGC internal communications website ONGCReports has secured an international award for ‘Online Internal Communications’ from the prestigious ‘Society for New Communications Research’ [SNCR], New York, USA. This is the first time ONGCReports has bagged an international recognition, placing the brand ‘ONGC’ in the world Communications map.
The 2016 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards were publicly announced by the Society for New Communications Research at an exclusive reception and awards ceremony at The Conference Board’s New York headquarters on 18 May 2016. ONGC secured the Top award under the category: Internal Social/Online Internal Communications and Communities, Government Division.
The other winners this year have been global retail brands like Marriott International and Johnson & Johnson. This award for Internal Communications category from SNCR has been bagged earlier by reputed organizations like Bacardi Limited in 2012, PepsiCo in 2011, Dell in 2008 and Cisco in 2012. IBM in 2011 and Netapp Inc. in 2010 have bagged the award for External Communications. Hence, this award puts ONGC’s Communications in the global league. This is a Big success story scripted by a Small passionate Team.
The detailed Case Study of ONGC Internal Communications titled ‘Mainstreaming Unsung Ideas’ during 2015 has been selected by an independent jury from among various case studies from around the world. The Case Study showcased analysis and engagement effects of new features on the internal portal. The SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards program honors individuals and organizations for the exemplary use of digital, mobile and social media. Awards were granted in six divisions: Corporate, Government, Nonprofit/NGO, Media, Technology and Academic, and in seven categories.
The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) is a USA-based global non-profit research and education foundation, dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new and emerging communications tools & technologies such as digital, social media, mobile and their effect on business, media, culture and society.
ONGCReports team has implemented significant innovative and employee-engaging features since 2015 and now commands a rich, diverse and balanced portfolio of best-in-class features on this virtual space of ONGCians. A high-growth and collaborative engagement has been achieved in Internal Communications in the last one and half years by instituting best-in-class intranet portal features, many of which are pioneering in the Indian public sector. The features were conceptualized and implemented by the small Internal Communications Team.