UBM Electronics and RapidBuyr Announce Partnership to Offer Daily Deals and Services to the Global Electronics Industry

Connects the Electronics Industry to Technology and Business Products and Services

Dec 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 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 RapidBuyr, the only national and local daily deals network specifically for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced an alliance to provide daily deals on business products and services to UBM Electronics' audience of engineers, engineering managers and senior managers at organizations of all sizes across the globe.  Under the initial terms of the alliance, UBM Electronics will be RapidBuyr's partner in the global electronics marketplace.

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UBM Electronics will incorporate RapidBuyr's daily deal offers across its electronics portfolio including relevant site placements, newsletters and highly-targeted audience promotions in order to help its audience of more than 2.2 million engineering professionals get direct access to special deals on technology and business products and services. As the alliance develops, UBM Electronics will offer specific products for engineers such as tools, software and equipment.

RapidBuyr offers high-quality business products to millions of small and mid-size businesses from name-brand manufacturers such as Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Lexmark and others, at significant discounts of 30-80 percent.

RapidBuyr's daily deals dramatically lower prices on typically expensive products and services such as hardware, software, Web development and design, IT outsourcing, marketing, meetings, events, staffing assistance, SaaS offerings and more. Currently serving a distribution network of over 30 million daily deal recipients, RapidBuyr is the largest daily deals site specifically addressing the business market.

"For nearly 40 years our trusted brands have connected the global electronics industry to essential information to help engineers bring new products to market and accelerate technology sales," said David Blaza, vice president, UBM Electronics. "This partnership with RapidBuyr is a natural extension to our portfolio and part of our business' strategic growth plan of reach, services and commerce. We continue to listen to the needs of our audience and are very pleased to offer access to technology and business daily deals to expand and deepen engagement with our customers, particularly those who work in small and medium businesses."

"The global electronics industry turns to UBM Electronics every day for news, products and insight into critical industry information. We are very pleased to partner with UBM Electronics to connect their audience to the reliable and highly discounted technology and business products and services we offer.  We are committed to delivering top-notch goods and services at the best prices, and in doing so, we believe UBM Electronics will enhance their relationship with their customers," said Tom Aley, CEO, RapidBuyr.

About RapidBuyr
RapidBuyr offers a network of local and nationwide daily deals for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The service provides millions of businesses with deep discounts of up to 80 percent on products and services such as computers, software, peripherals, information subscriptions, general merchandise, local services, travel and sporting events. Founded by successful entrepreneurs from Amazon, Microsoft, CNET, Dow Jones and Ziff Davis, RapidBuyr syndicates its social commerce platform to companies seeking to monetize their B2B audiences via transaction revenues. For more information, visit www.RapidBuyr.com.

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

For more information on RapidBuyr please contact:
Maya Zarchan
T: 781-894-1739, E: mzarchan@sspr.com


SOURCE UBM Electronics