UBM's Future Cities reaches 10,000 site members and wins 4 industry awards, just 5 months after launching

Dec 12, 2012

NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM's Future Cities, the first B2B community addressing global urbanization and sustainability, announced today it has registered more than 10,000 site members since its launch on October 15, 2012, an extraordinary achievement for a site that is less than six months old.

UBM's Future Cities has been extremely well received, generating an average of 350,000 monthly page views and 150,000 monthly unique visitors. Future Cities has become a noteworthy forum for industry professionals involved in planning, building, and sustaining cities to network and share strategies, averaging 1,500 monthly posts on the site's user generated message boards and 700 pieces of original content produced by the community, for the community.

In addition to receiving overwhelming support, UBM's Future Cities has been honored with four industry awards, including an Internet Advertising Competition Award from the Web Marketing Association for Best Energy Online Campaign for Schneider Electric's Energy Management Campaign on UBM's Future Cities; and three Ava Digital Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals for Best Website/Informational, Best Web Element/Infographic for "Our Urban Planet," and Best Web Element/Home Page.

"The sheer level of activity and engagement on Future Cities since its launch makes clear that this is exactly the kind of community that city decision makers around the globe were waiting for," said Nicole Ferraro, Editor in Chief of UBM's Future Cities. "We are grateful for the industry recognition and community support. To have had input and participation from key leaders like Manny Diaz, former Mayor of Miami; Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv; Jane Henley, CEO of the World Green Building Council; and hundreds of others within our first few months is remarkable. We're thrilled and excited to continue to extend this community."

Future Cities is sponsored by some of the leading companies in sustainability solutions including IBM, Schneider Electric, Symantec, VMware, HP, Brocade, Opentext, and Avnet. For more information on UBM's Future Cities or to join the site visit www.ubmfuturecities.com.

Amy Averbook
Sr. Director of Marketing, UBM DeusM

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than forty-five successful sites and online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech (http://www.ubm.com/tech) is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.  Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market -- engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals.  UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.