UBM's Future Cities Wins Two min's Best of Web Awards

Apr 15, 2013

NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM's Future Cities site was honored this morning at the min's 2013 Best of the Web Awards Breakfast with two min's Best of Web Awards for Best New Site and Best Infographic for UBM's Future Cities original graphic, "Our Urban Planet."

UBM's Future Cities launched October 15, 2012 as the first global, online b2b community for 21st century urban decision makers, dedicated to covering business, sustainability, and solutions. Future Cities has been extremely successful in its first few months of launch, enlisting a blogosphere of 150+ world-renowned sustainability experts producing 776 pieces of original content comprising: 333 blogs, 62 video blogs, 44 city diaries, 186 photos, 114 cartoons, 14 infographics, 8 reports, 4 original pieces of research, and 11 live online events. This incredible quantity of original content has generated 1,874,894 page views, 11,021 site registrants, and 9,201 message board posts in just six months.

min's Best of the Web Awards is the industry's top honor in the digital space, recognizing outstanding websites and digital initiatives among consumer and b2b magazines. UBM's Future Cities was up against steep competition, beating out Condenasttraveler.com and Hearst Digital Media's shopBazaar.com, among others, for Best New Site. It won against Financial Times for Best Infographic.

"We are thrilled and humbled to receive these awards today – six months to the date after our launch," said Nicole Ferraro, Editor in Chief of UBM's Future Cities. "We share these accolades with our incredible community members who show up day after day to engage in insightful and productive discussions about the future of cities all over the world. We look forward to many more successes and celebrations in the months and years to come."

UBM's Future Cities is published by UBM DeusM, UBM's marketing services division, using a proprietary publishing platform designed to support very large specialist communities. These are the fifth and sixth awards won for Future Cities. To view UBM's Future Cities winning infographic, "Our Urban Planet," visit: http://www.ubmfuturecities.com/document.asp?doc_id=523511. To learn more about UBM's Future Cities, 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 45 successful sites and online communities over the last two 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.