CCI Conference on Corporate Communication 2014

Tuesday, June 3– Friday, June 6, 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Offered in association with:
Corporate Communication: An International Journal

Hosted by:
CCI – The Hong Kong Chapter, The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

CCI’s 2014 Conference Videos

The Power of Moments: Redefining Marketing in the Age of Real-Time with Lisa Wang from Twitter introduced by Valentina Chan, CCI – The Hong Kong Chapter Conference Coordinator, June 6, 2014.

Social Media and Crisis Communication with panelists: Timothy Coombs, Oyvind Ihlen, Chung-ju Flora Hung-Baesecke, Ratna Damanti & Stacey Anne Rodrigues; moderated by Lucinda Austin and Yan Jin, June 4, 2014.

Conference Group Photo

Conference Awards

Best and Highly Commended Paper awards, sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd., publisher ofCorporate Communications: An International Journal, were presented at the conference to the authors of the best papers overall.  They are:

Perceptions of Thanks in the Workplace: Use, Effectiveness, and Dark Side of Managerial Gratitude
Crystalee Beck, MA in Professional Communication, Weber State University & MarketStar Corporation, USA

Corporate Social Media Spokesperson: Who should speak on behalf of the organization in times of crises?
Ratna Damayanti, Stacey Ann Rodriguez, Samuel Chua & Augustine Pang, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Nature and Impact of Strategic Corporate Communication in Indian Service Sector Organizations
Mala Sinha, Faculty of Management Studies & Perveen, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, India

” ‘AP’ Stands for ‘Associated Press:’ Defining the Success of the World’s Oldest Media Company’s First Rebranding
Hal Hilliard, MA in Corporate Communication, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College/CUNY and Associated Press, USA

Paper abstracts are available here.

Congratulations 2014 Best Paper winners!

In the News:

Crystallee Webb Beck in the news following her 2014 Best Theoretical Paper Award at CCI’s Conference on Corporate Communication held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, June 3-6.

KSL 5 News Interview (VIDEO + transcript)

WSU Student Recieves International Award for Thesis on Gratitude in the Workplace (Weber State press release)

WSU Study: Gratitude Rates High in the Workplace (Standard Examiner article)

WSU graduate receives international award for master’s thesis (WSU Signpost article)

And on Beck’s  blog “delighted to write”:

Hey, Hong Kong! CCI Conference on Corporate Communication 2014

After the press release: Gratitude in the news

Also in Baruch College/CUNY news: Hal Hilliard, 2014 Highly Commended Applied Paper winner and Kelley Bertoli and Courtney Kurysh, ACORN™ Presenter Commendations  winners — all 2014 Baruch MA in Corporate Communication graduates. See story here.

ACORN™ Presenter Commendations

Since the inception of the Conference on Corporate Communication in 2001, Best Paper Awards have been presented in recognition of excellence in academic and practitioner papers. Beginning in 2010, CCI has awarded presenter commendations to underscore the importance of presentation skills, particularly for communication practitioners and scholars. Uhmms, a communication training firm (USA) sponsors the award. Pat Scott, CEO of Uhmms, and a member of the Conference Program Committee, presents the commendations. Each presenter chosen receives an ornamental acorn and a CCI Certificate. Recipients of the 2014 ACORN™ PRESENTER COMMENDATIONS are:

Crystalee Beck, USA
Kelley Bertoli, USA
Rowena Briones, USA
Timothy Coombs, USA
Ratna Damayanti, Singapore
Christabel Reena David, Singapore
Sabine Einwiller, Germany
Jesper Falkheimer, Sweden
Øyvind Ihlen, Norway
Yan Jin, USA
Courtney Kurysh, USA
Jan Maessen, The Netherlands
Ernest Martin, Jr., USA
Vanessa Marcié , UK & France
Irene Pollach, Denmark
Intisar Said Ali Sawwafi, Oman
Line Schmeltz, Denmark

Congratulations 2014 ACORN™ Winners!


Corporate Communications:
An International Journal



Amgen Inc.

Con Edison


The J.M. Smucker Company

Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Inc

Prudential Financial, Inc.|

Siemens Corporation


CCI – The Baruch Chapter, MA in Corporate Communication, Dept. of Communication Studies, Baruch College/CUNY, USA

CCI – The Hong Kong Chapter, Dept. of Chinese & Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Australian Journal of Communication & The Writing, Editing & Publishing Program,
Faculty of English, Media Studies &
Art History,
The University of Queensland, Australia

Centre for Corporate Communication, School of Business and Social Sciences,
Aarhus University, Denmark

Department of Strategic Communication,
Lund University, Sweden

Corporate Communication,
Aalto University School of Business, Finland

IULM University of Milan, Italy

Richard T. Robertson School of
Media & Culture, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore