UBM's Big Data Republic Wins Media Pioneer Award

Apr 26, 2013

LONDON, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM's Big Data Republic community was honored Wednesday night as a Media Pioneer Award winner, at a ceremony at the British Library.

Big Data Republic launched in November 2012, with the goal of demystifying the complex new world of data and giving business professionals the insight they need to make the informed decisions about big-data solutions for their companies. It instantly resonated with such innovative coverage as the Big Data Peer Index and Big Data Explained videos.

The Media Pioneer Awards, hosted by The Specialist Media Show, celebrate innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in specialist media markets. Over the last three years, the Media Pioneer Awards have rewarded the quiet innovators in specialist publishing, those niche consumer or B2B media businesses that are pushing the boundaries, just out of the spotlight.

"This award recognises how Big Data Republic, ably steered by Saul Sherry, has quickly established itself as a vibrant community full of fascinating conversations in less than six months. Combined with the Big Data events that UBM is launching in the UK and Chicago this year, we are in a great position to engage with this growing business community across live and digital channels," said Luke Bilton, Head of Content, UBM Live. "Congratulations are owed to the teams at UBM Live, UBM Tech, and UBM DeusM who have made this such a success."

Big Data Republic has also been shortlisted for 2013 Launch of the Year at the AOP Awards, hosted by the Association of Online Publishers on June 6. This award honors entries that demonstrate use of excellent content, creativity, and marketing, and reflects the most promising launch through evidence of its commercial viability, its clear understanding of the target market, and strong evidence of the business impact of the launch.

Big Data Republic was created in partnership with InformationWeek, the leading news and information source for information technology professionals and business managers, and UBM Live, a leading global B2B events organizers and publishing company. Big Data Republic is published by UBM DeusM, UBM's marketing services division, using a proprietary publishing platform designed to support very large specialist communities. To learn more about Big Data Republic, visit: www.bigdatarepublic.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 Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their markets. Its premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, Big Data Republic, ICMI, CPhI, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

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.