Tuesday May 7, 2013 0 commentsFORT COLLINS - Colorado State University's social media team has been recognized as one of the best in the nation and was honored alongside major corporations, entertainment companies and nonprofits at the PR News Social Media Icons Awards in New York City, CSU announced.
CSU's Social Media Committee received an honorable mention as the Best Social Media Team in the nation. CSU was among finalists for the top honor that included teams from Cisco Systems, Raytheon, Devils Arena Entertainment and the United Nations Foundation.
CSU and Brown University were the only higher education institutions recognized at the event.
PR News is a national organization for public relations and communications professionals.
"We are proud of our social media team and what it has already accomplished and look forward to what's next in this emerging field," said Tom Milligan, CSU's VP for external relations.
CSU's social media strategy is guided by the Social Media Committee with members representing offices across the campus. The committee is responsible for directing how the university's brand and reputation is communicated and illustrated in social media platforms.
CSU's Social Media Policy, developed in 2010, is a model for many institutions across the nation, CSU said.