UBM's Future Cities reaches 10,000 site members and wins 4 industry awards, just 5 months after launching

 UBM's Future Cities reaches 10,000 site members and wins 4 industry awards,
                        just 5 months after launching

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 1, 2013

NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM's Future Cities, the first B2B
community addressing global urbanization and sustainability, announced today
it has registered more than 10,000 site members since its launch on October
15, 2012, an extraordinary achievement for a site that is less than six months

UBM's Future Cities has been extremely well received, generating an average of
350,000 monthly page views and 150,000 monthly unique visitors. Future Cities
has become a noteworthy forum for industry professionals involved in planning,
building, and sustaining cities to network and share strategies, averaging
1,500 monthly posts on the site's user generated message boards and 700 pieces
of original content produced by the community, for the community.

In addition to receiving overwhelming support, UBM's Future Cities has been
honored with four industry awards, including an Internet Advertising
Competition Award from the Web Marketing Association for Best Energy Online
Campaign for Schneider Electric's Energy Management Campaign on UBM's Future
Cities; and three Ava Digital Awards from the Association of Marketing and
Communication Professionals for Best Website/Informational, Best Web
Element/Infographic for "Our Urban Planet," and Best Web Element/Home Page.

"The sheer level of activity and engagement on Future Cities since its launch
makes clear that this is exactly the kind of community that city decision
makers around the globe were waiting for," said Nicole Ferraro, Editor in
Chief of UBM's Future Cities. "We are grateful for the industry recognition
and community support. To have had input and participation from key leaders
like Manny Diaz, former Mayor of Miami; Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv; Jane
Henley, CEO of the World Green Building Council; and hundreds of others within
our first few months is remarkable. We're thrilled and excited to continue to
extend this community."

Future Cities is sponsored by some of the leading companies in sustainability
solutions including IBM, Schneider Electric, Symantec, VMware, HP, Brocade,
Opentext, and Avnet. For more information on UBM's Future Cities or to join
the site visit www.ubmfuturecities.com.

Amy Averbook
Sr. Director of Marketing, UBM DeusM

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by
UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing
industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director
Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM
principals have built and delivered more than forty-five successful sites and
online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a
unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured
system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a
breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable
marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their
target customers.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech (http://www.ubm.com/tech) is a global media business that provides
information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the
technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and
inspire decision makers across the entire technology market-- engineers and
design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and
integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology
professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times,
Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and
DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education,
training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology
buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its
content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content
marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM
Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information
services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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