UBM Electronics Wins Three min's Editorial & Design Awards

Honored for Best E-newsletter, Digital Magazine Edition and Microsite

Nov 9, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 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 that it won three min's Editorial & Design Awards.  The program recognizes excellence in content and design among consumer and business-to-business media brands.

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"We are very pleased to have received three top honors in this competition.  These awards showcase our talented team as well as our strong commitment to the global engineering marketplace," said David Blaza, Vice President, UBM Electronics.  "We are honored to have competed against many well known brands in the media marketplace such as Greentech Media, Inc, Hearst Digital Media, Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated."

UBM Electronics won the following min's Editorial & Design Awards:

The EE Life Newsletter won in the "Best E-newsletter" category.  The weekly EE Life e-newsletters feature abstracts that link to unique content from the EE Life community area on EE Times, which explores the question of what it means to be an engineer by exploring professional and social aspects of the engineering sub-culture through content created and inspired by engineers. EE Life e-newsletters offer additional insight into design practices—both good and bad—from engineers to riff on products that didn't quite live up to their expectations and speculate on what happened and what could have been done differently. Additionally, promotions for contests and competitions cement the community culture by presenting engineers the opportunity to gain recognition and accolades from their peers.

"The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan" won in the "Best Tool/App or Digital Magazine Edition."  The content of the EE Times special issue "The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan" covered how the earthquake and tsunami impacted Japan – its people, business and industry. It focused on the loss of electric power and its devastating consequences.  UBM Electronics brought all of its brands -- EE Times, ESD, EBN, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World and Embedded.com -- together to produce the special issue. The special issue raised over $133,000 for American Red Cross relief efforts to assist Japanese people and businesses. 

In addition, last week, EE Times was honored with an Eddie Award for the Best Business-to-Business Digital Edition for this special issue.

The Drive for Innovation won in the "Special Section/Microsite" category.  The Drive for Innovation is an inspired initiative presented by UBM Electronics in partnership with Avnet Express.  The program, a first-of-its kind media project, showcases electronics innovation and automotive system design anchored by a cross-country journey in a Chevrolet Volt.  The 12-month initiative celebrates innovative people, products and places in electronics and technology.  Anchored by a year-long cross-country journey, the Drive for Innovation features EE Times Editorial Director, Brian Fuller, driving a Chevrolet Volt to innovation hubs across America interviewing engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and students, while blogging and posting video updates about his experiences. As the road trip unfolds, Brian highlights inspiring stories and also details the electronics innovation behind the Chevrolet Volt and the future of plug-in electric cars. The multi-faceted program is anchored by a website, which features content from the road trip, a drive tracker and an interactive map that highlights the tour as well as games and prizes to fuel community engagement.

Additionally, the Drive for Innovation "On the Road" Blog was also a finalist in the "Blog" category.

The min's Editorial & Design Awards program recognizes excellence in content and design among consumer, business-to-business and specialized information media brands. The awards were judged by a panel of editors, designers and consultants.  

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.

UBM LLC 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 jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised 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

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