UBM Electronics and the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA) Announce the Call for Entries for the 2012 Electronics Choice Industry Awards for Marketing

Awards Celebrate Excellence in Marketing Programs; Entry Deadline August 31, 2012

Aug 16, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO and ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for design engineering and the electronics industry's decision makers, and the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA) announce the call for entries for the 2012 Electronics Choice Industry Awards (ECIA's). The 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 excited for this opportunity to once again acknowledge our members through the Electronics Choice Industry Awards. With UBM Electronics as a sponsor, our members will receive industry-wide recognition of their marketing efforts," said Robin B. Gray, Jr., President and CEO of ECIA.   

"It's a pleasure to partner with ECIA for the second year of this marketing competition," said Kathy Astromoff, CEO, UBM Electronics.  "It takes considerable effort to keep a company's brand at the forefront of the electronics industry and we appreciate that determination.  We wish all of the participating companies the best of luck in the competition."

The ECIA's feature an entry field of 12 award categories, including:  

  • Best Brand/Image Advertising
  • Best Co-Op Advertising
  • Best Corporate Promotional Publication
  • Best Corporate Newsletter
  • Best Media Innovation - Product
  • Best Media Innovation — Special Promotion Video (non-product)
  • Best Social Media Outreach
  • Best Special Web Promotion
  • Best Customer Engagement/Training Event
  • Best Online Campaign
  • Best Integrated Marketing
  • Best Industry Testimony

In addition, judges will award a "Best of Show" designation to the single entry with the highest score.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of business-to-business marketing experts and award winners will be announced during a special session at the 2012 Executive Conference on Monday, October 29, 2012. The ECIA 2012 Executive Conference, which will take place October 28-30, 2012 at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel, is the premier networking and educational event for the electronics distribution industry. 

To submit entries for the competition, visit www.eciawards.com.  The deadline for entry submission is Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

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 design engineering and the electronics industry. We deliver 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, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, DataSheets.com, 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, DESIGN, 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.

For more information, go to UBMElectronics.com; follow us at @ubm_electronics to get the latest UBM Electronics news.

About UBM

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, and 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 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to UBM.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

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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