The WebAwards are a testament to the success of all three sites' emphasis on community and conversations, further substantiating that social media and interaction among peers, combined with award-winning editorial coverage, are valued across a variety of industries. The UBM TechWeb communities are single-sponsored and run by DeusM, a UBM company that specializes in building highly-engaged, highly-qualified B2B communities based on a proprietary publishing system called Community in a Box (CiaB). Internet Evolution and The CMO Site are sponsored by IBM, and Enterprise Efficiency is sponsored by Dell.
"This is a significant achievement for everyone involved in these communities, at UBM TechWeb, at DeusM, and at our clients. It's gratifying that our unique formula for building and nurturing highly engaged B2B communities is getting such prestigious recognition," said Steve Saunders, Managing Director of DeusM.
This is the Web Marketing Association's 15th annual WebAward's Competition for Website development. This year's WebAward's competition included more than 2,000 entries from 45 countries in 96 industry categories. "The level of excellence in Website development continues to increase, constantly making the Internet a very competitive place to do business," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. This year's entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb ( www.techweb.com), the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses – media solutions, marketing services, and professional information – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM Ltd., a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
DeusM ( www.deusm.com) is headquartered in New York City. Its name is an abbreviation of Deus Ex Machina, a term derived from classical drama that describes the moment that a god is introduced into a play to resolve the entanglements of the plot. The company specializes in the use of proprietary high-value content and Web 2.0 technology to attract highly qualified audiences to its communities – and keep them engaged there.
About United Business Media Ltd.
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 and online and print 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 http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com.
United Business Media Ltd.
Natalia Wodecki, Senior Director Communications, UBM TechWeb