UBM Electronics' EBN Wins a min's Best of the Web Award in the Relaunch: B2B Category

EBN is the Electronics Industry's Premier Online Community for Global Supply Chain Professionals

Apr 7, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced it won a min's Best of the Web award for EBN, the electronics industry's premier online community for global supply chain professionals, in the Relaunch: B2B category.  The Best of the Web awards heralds magazine excellence online.

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According to min's, "As the supply chain in electronics became more decentralized and affected by volatile international markets, UBM editors decided that the field needed a resource, not just another content feed. EBNonline.com was recreated as a genuine community of experts. Editor Bolaji Ojo is a facilitator of conversations that occur among hundreds of community moderators throughout the site ... . The site effectively moved from content to real conversation and led rather than followed the market into a solutions-driven approach to b2b publishing."

"We are honored to be recognized by min's for the extraordinary relaunch of EBN.  It validates that we have achieved our editorial mission," said David Blaza, Vice President, UBM Electronics.  "Additionally, we have received tremendous interest and support from our audience – EBN clearly supports the needs of global supply chain professionals."

EBN is the market-leading interactive community site for senior executives, managers, financial analysts, and other professionals involved in managing supply chain activities in the high-tech equipment sector. Formerly known as Electronics Buyer's News, EBN was one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain. The publication focused on the electronics supply chain and provided critical market information on all players in the electronics industry.

EBN's mission is to create an environment where all players in the supply chain OEMs, electronic manufacturing services providers, engineers, component distributors, component manufacturers, logistics firms, procurement professionals, supply chain management software developers, and other third-party service providers can identify opportunities, share best practices, find solutions to challenges and problems, get information about companies they do business with, and engage in conversations about their field in a professional environment.

EBN's editorial team is led by Editor in Chief Bolaji Ojo and Community Editor Barbara Jorgensen.

EBN's global community of readers provided the following feedback about the website:

"UPS is excited to be authoring the 'Change in the Chain' blog on EBN. Logistics is a powerful force in business today and a strong community of supply chain professionals is essential to harnessing that power to prosper economies worldwide."  

-- Mike Lepley, UPS

"In many cases companies don't compete; their supply chains do.  Today, product design, procurement, manufacturing, sales, logistics, outsourcing, environmental regulations, supply-demand, and allocation often occur not just in different countries but also on separate continents, further complicating the management and coordination of already complicated processes and functions. EBN will help spark the necessary discussions among all players in the market."

-- Michael Kirschner, CEO of Design Chain Associates

About UBM Electronics

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry.   UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services.   More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research.  UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

For more information on UBM Electronics please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, VP, Marketing, UBM Electronics
T: 516.562.5652, E: Felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

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