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First Annual UBM Studios Digital Event & Environment Award Winners Announced
In-House Competition Showcases the Most Innovative and Successful Digital Environments Produced by UBM in 2011
Chicago, IL, February 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Studios, the world’s global leader in digital events, environments and communities, today announced the winners of the UBM Studios Digital Event & Environment Awards. These online environments allow companies to connect with customers, prospects and employees from around the world in an interactive setting. With over 250 UBM environments to judge from, the in-house awards program showcases the most innovative and successful digital events and environments produced in 2011.
“As the largest producer of digital events, environments and communities in the world, UBM Studios offers best of breed digital solutions. UBM Studios is revolutionizing the use of digital environments to deliver a robust digital marketing-as-a-service that creates world-class engagement to audiences in a vast number of markets with real results for its customers,” said Kate Spellman, President, UBM Studios.
Spellman added, “We are very pleased to have hosted the first annual UBM Studios Digital Event & Environment Awards program and congratulate the winning environments on their achievements. Each and every day we are transforming the way audiences interact digitally. Our goal at UBM Studios is to help our customers learn more about how to engage, connect and educate audiences.”
The UBM Studios Digital Event & Environment Awards winners include:
Most Innovative Use of a Digital Environment
- Winner: PR Newswire RetailInvestorConferences.com
RetailInvestorConferences.com is the monthly online investor conference series, which replicates the look and feel of physical investor conferences. Through an easy-to-navigate, branded environment, public companies interact directly with retail investors each month; providing the community with educational presentations and live Q&A sessions with top executives.
- Honorable mention: UBM Connect TTG Virtual
The TTG Virtual Caribbean digital event targeted the United Kingdom travel industry. It focused on assisting travel agents and suppliers sell more Caribbean products. The online content allows attendees to learn from and interact directly with industry experts.
- Honorable mention: UBM Built Environment Sustainability Now
The Sustainability Now series of digital events was targeted to built environment professionals and their clients. The series of events offered the latest news and information on creating and sustaining a green built environment. The event series enables built environment professionals to come together to learn about the industry and learn from industry thought leaders.
Best User Experience
- Winner: UBM Channel COMDEXvirtual
COMDEXvirtual provides a unique forum for solution providers to connect with vendors to identify new business, new revenue streams and monetize new opportunities. It also provides an opportunity to view new products and technology roadmaps. Many special features and functionality were incorporated into COMDEXvirtual to create a more interactive environment and a more engaging experience for attendees. The digital event strengthened the company’s thought leadership position in the industry by delivering trusted content on key industry trends.
- Honorable mention: UBM Medica Physicians Practice LIVE
The digital conference, which included an Auditorium and Expo Hall, brought physicians and administrators together to attend sessions on practice management. The digital experience allows attendees to interact with leading industry experts and ask questions about their medical practice office needs and concerns.
Best Single Sponsor Environment
- Winner: UBM TechWeb HDI Webcast Theater
The HDI Webcast Theater offers a content-rich environment to support its training initiatives to technical service and support professionals. Each month HDI offers a one hour live webcast presented by top industry experts and practitioners. The live and on demand webinars keep attendees up-to-date on key industry issues and offer training on concepts critical to support organization effectiveness. Additionally, attendees can chat with other attendees, engage in discussions with the presenters, download free content and extend their experience through social networking tools. The Webcast Theater allows the global support industry to come together once a month to learn about new industry practices from experts and practitioners and network with peers.
Best Digital Environment in Conjunction with a Live Event (Hybrid)
- Winner: UBM TechWeb Blackhat Uplink USA 2011
Black Hat USA is the world’s leading series of information security events. Black Hat Uplink added an online, real-time extension to its conference where delegates paid to view high quality video, audio, and presentation content; while also interacting with the physical event’s Twitter stream during the live simulcast. Black Hat Uplink provides access to conference content in real-time for Black Hat community members all over the globe. The digital event enabled attendees from across the world to come together to learn and connect on the topic of security.
- Honorable mention: UBM TechWeb Interop
Interop created an engaging alternative to a physical conference that could reach audiences globally. The environment showcased webcasts and white papers and gave audiences the ability to connect with subject matter experts via moderated chats and live Q&A sessions. Interop created a forum to discuss the latest industry developments.
Best Use of Sales & Marketing
- Winner: UBM Canon Plastics Today
Targeted to plastics processing and injection molding professionals, the first digital event offered presentations from industry experts, real-time educational session, networking with suppliers and experts as well as product design technologies and solutions. This event enabled industry professionals to come together to learn about industry practices from experts as well as network with peers.
- Honorable mention: UBM Channel CRN India
Targeted to the channel community, CRN India presented India’s first virtual show for the channel community. The two-day event offered insightful information and presentations from industry experts as well as best of breed offerings from technology vendors from India and abroad. The digital event allowed attendees from across Asia to come together regardless of their location to connect on key industry topics.
Best Career & Recruitment Environment
- Winner: UBM Studios Milicruit Veterans Career Fair
As the recognized leader in digital recruitment environments for military veterans, Milicruit brings thousands of service members, veterans and military spouses together with military-friendly employers to help reduce the unemployment rate. Milicruit’s virtual recruitment fair provides employers with the opportunity to meet and interact with veteran job seekers looking for employment.
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