Award Winning Design News has Record Month with Over One Million Page Views

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon's Design News, the online community for design and manufacturing professionals, hit a record number of page visits in October: 1.2 million.  This is the second time this year Design News' newly redesigned web portal broke the one million mark, the first time being in April.

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"The quality of both the content and the discussion on the Design News site are excellent.  I'm always amazed by the insightful comments that readers provide, the questions they ask, and the mutual respect that readers demonstrate when discussing controversial issues.  Design News readers are smart people, and it shows." - Dave Palmer, Design News user and Blogger

Design News continues to be the "go-to" place for the latest design-related information. The site's traffic clearly bears that out. And that's in addition to the multitude of awards received over the last 18 months.

The redesigned Design News web portal has been extremely well received, generating an average of 838,936 monthly page views and 135,695 monthly unique visitors.  Design News has become a significant forum for industry professionals involved in Electronics & Test, Automation & Control, Materials & Assembly, and Design Hardware & Software, averaging more than 4,500 monthly posts on the site's user generated message boards and 115 pieces of original content produced by the community, for the community.

In addition to receiving outstanding user support, Design News has won an impressive seven industry awards, including the 2013 Ava Digital Gold Award for Best Innovative Web Development and the 2013 IAC Award for Best Online Campaign.

Design News is sponsored by some of the leading companies in design and manufacturing including Mouser Electronics, Digi-Key, MICROMO, Dell, Intel, National Instruments, and Agilent Technologies. For more information about Design News or to join the Design News community, visit designnews.com.

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe.  UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow @UBM for news and updates from across the businesses and selected members of UBM's Twitterati.

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