UBM Electronics and the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA) Announce the Call for Nominations for the Inaugural Electronics Choice Industry Awards

Awards Celebrate Excellence in Marketing by Honoring ECIA Members Displaying Exceptional Branding and Marketing Programs; Nomination Deadline August 26, 2011

Jul 7, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO and ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 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, and the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA) today announced the call for entries for the inaugural Electronics Choice Industry Awards (ECIA's). The ECIA awards celebrate excellence in marketing by honoring ECIA members who have displayed exceptional branding and marketing programs in the past year.  

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"ECIA is happy for this opportunity to acknowledge the marketing excellence of our members through the Electronics Choice Industry Awards. With UBM Electronics as a sponsor, our members will receive industry-wide recognition through expanded press coverage for their efforts," said Robin B. Gray, Jr., President and CEO of ECIA.

"We are very pleased to partner with ECIA for this exciting competition," said David Blaza, Vice President, UBM Electronics.  "We understand the creative effort necessary to keep a company's brand at the forefront of the electronics industry.  We wish all of the award participants the best of luck in the awards program."

This year's awards program replaces the association's former competition, the Channel Marketing Awards.

The ECIA's feature an entry field of 11 award categories, including:  

Best Print:

  • Best Brand Awareness Campaign
  • Co-Op Advertising Campaign
  • Corporate Capability Brochure
  • Corporate Newsletter

Best Digital:

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Outreach
  • Web promotion
  • Corporate e-Newsletter
  • Best Online Campaign

Best Integrated:

  • Integrated Marketing
  • Industry Advocacy

Best of Show:

  • Judges award a "Best of Show" designation to the single entry with the highest score.

All entries will be reviewed by the judging panel which will consist of David Blaza, VP, UBM Electronics; Karen Field, SVP, Content, UBM Electronics; Brian Fuller, Editorial Director, EE Times' EE Life community, UBM Electronics; Robin B. Gray, Jr., Electronic Components Industry Association; Kirby Strickland, Phase Two Consulting/Creative/Media Management; and Michael McClellan, Plexus Marketing Group, Inc.

To submit entries for the competition, visit www.eciawards.com.  The deadline for entry submission is Friday, August 26 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Award winners will be announced at the 2011 Executive Conference Luncheon on Monday, October 24, 2011 at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel. The ECIA 2011 Executive Conference, which will take place October 23-25, 2011 InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel, is the premier educational event for the electronics distribution industry.  The informative, results-oriented conference brings the senior management teams of leading-edge electronics firms together to focus on industry trends, developments and future direction. It also provides an opportunity for networking with industry leaders. The 2011 conference program features a distinguished speaker roster that includes Beth Wozniak, Honeywell Sensing & Control; Michael Long, Arrow Electronics; Ian Heller, Real Results Marketing; and Glenn Derene, Popular Mechanics Magazine.  

About the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA)

Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA) supports the expanding needs and interests of the global supply chain. ECIA was formed in 2011 by the combination of the National Electronics Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronics Components Industry (ECA). The Association connects all segments of the electronic components industry including manufacturers, authorized distributors and manufacturers representatives. ECIA members are involved in networking, development of industry guidelines and standards, advocacy, research, conferences and exhibitions and special interest roundtables, For more information visit www.eciaonline.org.

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 UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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

For more information on Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA) please contact:
Debbie Conyers, Director of Marketing and Communications
T: 678-393-9990, E: dconyers@eciaonline.org

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