Broadcast Tech Journalist Phil Kurz Joins NewBay Plus Marketing Services Team

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2017) — NewBay has announced that passionate technology journalist and broadcast advocate Phil Kurz, who has covered the industry in magazine and digital outlets for more than three decades, is partnering with the company’s NewBay Plus marketing services team as contributing editor.

Kurz, who most recently was Technology Editor for NewsCheck Media LLC, will work with the NewBay Plus team to help manage and develop custom content for their customers’ audiences within broadcast and professional video production markets. In addition, Kurz will serve as the technology correspondent for TV Technology and tvtechnology.com.

Kurz has an extensive background covering the broadcast industry, having had more than 2,000 articles published in industry trade magazines. He is a former editor of Television Broadcast, AV Video, and Video Toaster User magazines and also served as the editor and primary author of several e-newsletters published by Broadcast Engineering covering a variety of topics, including RF technology, HDTV, ENG, news technology, OTT, and IPTV.

“Over his 30-plus years covering the broadcast industry, Phil has documented the rapidly changing world of broadcast technology, from the early days of the DTV transition to the current landscape of multichannel and next-gen TV,” says Joe Braue, VP of Marketing Services for NewBay. “He has ample experience understanding the needs of manufacturers who serve broadcasting, cable, and OTT markets and he is uniquely qualified to help in the creation of powerful custom programs to drive thought leadership, brand awareness, and lead generation for them.”

In addition to his work for NewBay Plus, Kurz will contribute regularly to TV Technology. “For many years, Phil and I have crossed paths at industry events and I’ve always admired his enthusiasm and passion for the broadcast industry,” says Tom Butts, Editor-in-Chief of TV Technology. “I look forward to working with Phil as we continue to improve and expand our coverage in print, online, and via our industry-leading events.”

Kurz comments, “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Tom and his team on TV Technology and Joe on NewBay Plus projects. Both are highly regarded in the industry, and I look forward to contributing my abilities and talents to the overall success of the entire enterprise.”

For more information about NewBay Plus custom content programs, contact Joe Braue at jbraue@nbmedia.com, 212-378-0467. Contact Phil Kurz at pkurz@nbmedia.com, 816-582-5949.

ABOUT NEWBAY
NewBay delivers educational, thought leadership and problem-solving business information and networking to some of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We provide more than 95 digital products, 50 live event experiences, 35 high-quality magazines, custom marketing and e-commerce environments. Our capabilities inform millions of professionals and connect them with providers of products and services to improve performance and seize new opportunities. Learn more at newbaymedia.com.

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NewBay Names Joe Territo Chief Content Officer

NEW YORK, NY (September 6, 2017) — Joe Territo has been named Chief Content Officer of NewBay, a new position established to intensify audience engagement with communities that connect business purchase decision makers to product and service providers, CEO Steve Palm announced today.

Territo will focus on enhancing creation, packaging and delivery of critical information and thought leadership content through digital, event and magazine products — to help business professionals solve problems and seize opportunities. He will emphasize making actionable business data and networking experiences easy to find and user-friendly – most especially through search, social, mobile and video distribution. These efforts will significantly increase NewBay’s already sizable audience and drive reader engagement to further facilitate opportunities for demand generation and brand/product awareness with the company’s 4,000 marketing partners.

Prior to NewBay, Territo was Chief Content Officer at Penton, accelerating engagement and user experience innovation, expanding the company’s digital footprint, and driving event participation. Before Penton, Territo held executive positions with the Newhouse family’s Advance Digital and Time Inc., specializing in print-to-digital transformation.

Territo immediately will engage with NewBay’s U.S. Business Information portfolio, including the Technology, Tech & Learning, TV Sector, and Broadcasting & Video groups.

“Joe has a terrific track record of creating value for audiences and marketers through innovative content that serves the evolving needs of growing communities,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay. “His experience in developing high-value digital content experiences and engaging audiences through mobile, social and events make him the ideal person to lead our team of respected and distinguished editors and journalists.”

“NewBay is the content leader in nearly all the markets they serve,” says Territo. “I am proud to be joining this talented team. I look forward to developing best practices with them, and increasing capabilities to accelerate growth – especially in digital and events.”

NewBay also announced that Carmel King has been named Executive Vice President, Content and Business Operations. King will tap her decades of business information experience and leadership, in partnership with Territo, to enhance deployment of new approaches that maximize content impact on client value across the company’s many products.

Territo can be reached at jterrito@nbmedia.com, or 212-378-0453.

ABOUT NEWBAY
NewBay delivers educational, thought leadership and problem-solving business information and networking to some of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We provide more than 95 digital products, 50 live event experiences, 35 high-quality magazines, custom marketing and e-commerce environments. Our capabilities inform millions of professionals and connect them with providers of products and services to improve performance and seize new opportunities. Learn more at newbaymedia.com.

NewBay Media Announces Launch of AV Tech Europe

NEW YORK / LONDON (August 2, 2017) — NewBay, publisher of Installation, ISE Daily, InfoComm Daily, TVBE, TV Technology, Systems Contractor News, Pro Sound News Europe, and AV Technology, has announced the launch of AV Technology Europe (AVTE), a pioneering new B2B intelligence resource for AV professionals in the corporate, education, public sector, retail and hospitality, and entertainment industries.

Launching in September, AVTE will become the dedicated knowledge center for end user decision makers and AV/IT managers through its digital, social, events, and premium magazine channels. The new brand’s extensive focus on education-technology content will see NewBay’s Tech & Learning UK title migrated over to the AVTE platform upon launch.

“It’s an extremely progressive time for the AV market, with so much technical and operational advance impacting the way businesses across the professional spectrum are approaching their AV and IT requirements,” said James McKeown, content director at NewBay.

“We’ve done our diligence, and are in the fantastic position of boasting the largest and most renowned portfolio of AV intelligence brands internationally. We’re excited to bring this new premium resource to market, and we look forward to working with all industry stakeholders to bring our end user readers the most informative, insightful, and enlightening product in the marketplace.”

AVTE will be led by editor Michael Garwood, who has recently been hired from tech start-up, Access AI, and comes with vast experience in technology publishing. Michael will work alongside content director James McKeown and managing director Mark Burton in developing the content strategy for the brand, with sales managers Gurpreet Purewal and Ollie Smith handling the commercial direction.

“We are delighted to be launching such an innovative and comprehensive resource to serve the European AV end user market,” said Mark Burton, managing director, NewBay. “NewBay’s breadth and depth in both North America and Europe provides us with a unique opportunity to establish a resource like AVTE. This new initiative will allow us yet another way to serve the growing information needs of this fast evolving market”

“I’m thrilled to have joined such a forward thinking company in NewBay and am extremely excited to be a part of such an exciting and important new title in AVTE,” said Michael Garwood, editor of AVTE. “With AV playing an increasingly intrinsic role across all industries and verticals, we feel it’s vital for IT/AV managers to have a dedicated resource catered exclusively to their needs – however simple or complex they may be. AVTE will provide just that.”

The first issue of AVTE will be printed in early September and will be available at the London PLASA Show, September 17-19.

About NewBay
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B2B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through more than 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

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D-Tools Extends Data Services by Providing Access to AV-iQ Product Database for System Integrator Users

CONCORD, CA & ORLANDO, FL (June 14, 2017) D-Tools, Inc.the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software and AV-iQ, the world’s largest database of AV products, announce a partnership and software integration at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This integration will provide D-Tools System Integrator™ (SI) users access to AV-iQ’s comprehensive central database of over 400,000 A/V products, enabling system integrators, designers, installers, and other technology professionals to be more efficient with their time and in their project workflow.

When used together, D-Tools’ estimation, system design, and project management software platform and AV-iQ provide vital product and engineering data that helps users quickly and accurately find, select, and use the detailed product information in client projects. Tying AV-iQ’s product database to project documentation through D-Tools will result in a singular, connected process capable of producing more accurate proposals and estimates, while simultaneously reducing time and errors and, ultimately, improving any system integrator’s bottom line.

“AV-iQ’s strategic goal is to take the data we collect from brands throughout the audiovisual industry and find more ways to use it. AV-iQ provides a single point of entry for manufacturers to input their detailed product information, and then D-Tools enables us to deliver that information to resellers, integrators, and end-users through yet another popular platform, amplifying the visibility of the manufacturers in our program,” said AV-iQ Operations Manager Mark Loftus.

“Our mission has always been to enable our users to be more efficient and effective through the use of our platform,” said Tim Bigoness, CMO of D-Tools. “Providing access to the AV-iQ catalog gives our users a powerful resource that will help them save time and ultimately deliver the right products for their client engagements.”

Development of the D-Tools – AV-iQ integration is under way and is expected to be released in Q3 2017. In the coming weeks, D-Tools users will be able to access a growing library of detailed product information from AV-iQ’s database of sponsorship manufacturer members. Streamlining the transfer of product details while preserving data integrity will enable integrators to create more accurate proposals quickly, complete detailed system design drawings with the most up-to-date product information, and manage projects to completion on-time and on-budget.

InfoComm attendees are invited to visit D-Tools in booth #3515 and AV-iQ in booth L-3 to learn more about how this partnership will benefit integrators, designers, consultants, and other technology professionals.

To learn more about AV-iQ go to www.av-iq.com or contact sales@av-iq.com.

Additional information about D-Tools’ award-winning platform can be obtained by signing up for an online guided tour by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by visiting http://d-tools.com/30-day-free-trial/.

About AV-iQ
AV-iQ, owned by NewBay, provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-°©-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration. Locate nearby service providers with the AV Services Directory and Unified Communications directory. Get exclusive access to product news, industry updates and tools by registering for My-°©-iQ. For more information, visit www.av-iq.com.

About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, Inc., founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 5,500 leading companies in 87 countries currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contacts
Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4102, timb@d-tools.com

Anthony Savona, NewBay, (212) 378-0450, ASavona@nbmedia.com

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AV and CE Publishing Veteran Cindy Davis Partners with NewBay Plus Marketing Services Team

NEW YORK (May 23, 2017) — NewBay has announced that Cindy Davis of CustomMediaCo, an award-winning publisher and editor in the AV/IT and Consumer Electronics industry, is partnering with the company’s NewBay Plus marketing services team as contributing editor.

Davis, who is chief content officer and principal of CustomMediaCo, will work with the NewBay Plus team to help manage and develop custom content for its customers’ audiences within commercial AV/IT and consumer electronics markets. For more than a decade, Davis has combined her unique vision and editorial expertise to deliver custom thought-leadership programs for some of the most influential companies in the AV/IT and consumer electronics industries.

“Cindy is a fantastic partner to our NewBay Plus team as she has ample experience understanding the needs of AV/IT and Consumer Electronics manufacturers and then creating powerful custom programs to drive thought leadership, brand awareness, and lead generation,” says Joe Braue, VP of Marketing Services for NewBay. Davis will specifically focus on companies targeting AV/IT end users, residential custom integrators, and consumer electronics manufacturers. NewBay reaches these audiences with its AV TechnologyResidential Systems, and TWICE media brands.

Davis joins Executive Editor David Keene as the top custom content editors for NewBay’s AV Group. “We look forward to attending the upcoming InfoComm 2017 Show as a team,” says Braue. AV industry marketers attending the show who are looking for content marketing solutions should contact Braue at jbraue@nbmedia.com for more information.

Davis will continue as contributing editor to NewBay’s AV Technology magazine as well as content producer of its AV/IT Technology Leadership Summit series, a live event program that she helped launch and produce in 2016. Both the magazine brand and its Summit series are targeted to a growing and increasingly diverse audience of end users in corporate, higher education, health care, government, hospitality and other vertical markets.

“My passion has always been connecting with technology stakeholders and producing best-in-class content for users,” says Davis. “Whether it is a consumer audience looking to enhance their lives through technology or AV/IT managers needing to build efficiencies into their daily jobs, my goal is to deliver creative, high-impact content with value and agility that meets people where they are. I am excited to work with NewBay Plus and help develop exciting thought-leadership content for clients across multiple platforms.”

In addition to creating custom content, Davis has deep publishing and editing experience in the AV and Consumer Electronics spaces. She’s contributed to InfoComm International’s Exceptional Experience series of case studies. In 2011, she developed a comprehensive launch strategy for TechDecisions (TD), EH Media’s first online-only, B2B content websites, which was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” in 2012 by B2B Media Business magazine.

From 2000 to 2008 she was editor-in-chief of Electronic House magazine, a print and online consumer brand targeted to consumers looking for information and inspiration about the lifestyle benefits of the connected home. Davis worked closely with the CE Pro team, developing synergies between the dealer/integrator community and its customers. Both are brands of EH Media.

ABOUT NEWBAY PLUS
NewBay Plus creates marketing services that help you tell your story, drive thought leadership, and generate demand. We succeed because of two crucial advantages: We have editors who know your products, your competitors, and your industry, and we already have a relationship with your customers and prospects because of our media brands’ audiences. We think you should have a marketing services partner who knows your vertical industry as well as you do. For more information, visitwww.newbaymedia.com/newbay-plus/ or contact Joe Braue, VP of Marketing Services atjbraue@nbmedia.com.

ABOUT NEWBAY

NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 print and digital publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services, and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at http://www.newbaymedia.com.

TWICE Releases Annual Top 100 CE Retailer Report

NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2017) — TWICE, the authority in CE news and analysis, has published its annualTop 100 Consumer Electronics Retailers Report today. This report, which has annually provided the industry with a valuable snapshot of trends and results for the past 13 years, is produced in conjunction with market research firm The Stevenson Company.

This exclusive proprietary data is a must-read for everyone attached to the consumer technology and electronics retail industry, with the content being absorbed by the entire CE ecosystem — including the investment community who monitor this important sector. According to Ed Hecht, VP Group Publisher, TWICE, “The information conveyed in this report is a bellwether for the general health of the U.S. economy.”

Some key points from this year’s report includes:

  • Amazon led the pack with a 25-percent increase in sales last year, although Best Buy remains No. 1 with nearly $31 billion in consumer electronics revenue.
  • Total sales for the Top 100 grew 1.5 percent to a staggering $137 billion, despite a period of intense competition and contraction for retailers across all industries.
  • The ten largest tech retailers alone accounted for more than 80 percent of total revenue, reflecting the powerful forces of consolidation across the consumer electronics landscape.
  • Our Top 100 rankings encompass more than 90 percent of total U.S. tech sales at retail.

“Our annual Top 100 Consumer Electronics Retailers Report paints a picture of an industry in transition, and points out the previous year’s winners, losers, movers, and shakers,” states John Laposky, Editor in Chief of TWICE. “It is the most carefully researched and accurate report of its kind, and therefore a valuable tool for anyone who does business in the consumer technology space.”

“Our Top 100 Report reflects a major retail reboot as consumer shopping habits shift and the tech biz embraces a new, connected world of smart, voice-controlled devices,” adds Alan Wolf, TWICE Senior Editor and manager of this project.

TWICE partners with The Stevenson Company on a number of reports throughout the year, beginning with this one. Upcoming reports include:

  • Top 50 Major Appliance Retailers (June 5, 2017)
  • Top 25 eTailers (June 19, 2017)
  • Top 100 Combined (CE and Majap) (July 10, 2017)

For further analysis of the TWICE Top 100 CE Retailers Report, click here.

The TWICE reports can be purchased at the NewBay Online Store as they become available. The Top 100 CE Retailers report is available now. Click here for more details and to order.

About TWICE
TWICE is published by NewBay and is the leading business resource serving the consumer technology industry. With editorial coverage on all things related to consumer electronics and emerging technologies like IoT and Smart Home Connections, along with evergreen coverage on Major Appliance, TV, and Audio, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. Be it news, new products, and/or trends,TWICE has it covered. TWICE is also the publisher of the Official CES Daily, with our partners at CTA, producers of CES. For more information, visit http://www.twice.com.

About NewBay
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 print and digital publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services, and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more athttp://www.newbaymedia.com.

Mix Presents Sound for Film & Television Returns on September 16, 2017

CULVER CITY, CA (March 1, 2017) — NewBay, publisher of Mix, has announced that the fourth annual Mix Presents Sound for Film & Television event will be held on September 16, 2017, once again on the lot of Host Sponsor Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA.

The event provides an excellent networking and education conference for sound designers, editors, mixers, recordists, Foley artists, composers, technologists, chief engineers, and all those working in audio post-production. It also provides the opportunity for manufacturers to present intimate product demos to the leading creators in the industry.

“Each year has been better than the last, and that’s what you hope for,” says Tom Kenny, editor of Mix. “We have tried to introduce new areas of the sound-for-picture world each year, while keeping in mind that the core audience is rooted in the creative use of technology. This year we will be adding a Composer’s Lounge, where the audience will be able to interact in small groups with some top musicians and artists writing for visual media. I’m excited to start calling up some of the talent!”

Following its launch in 2014, with a focus on the emerging immersive sound formats, the one-day exhibition and expert-panel event has expanded into sound design, production sound, virtual reality, television post, and other areas. Last year saw the addition of the Production Sound Pavilion, the Dolby-sponsored VR Demo Room, and the end-of-the day Sound Reel Showcase, where 8-minute reels from 12 different films were introduced by their sound teams.

Details on programming, panelists, sponsors and keynote speaker will be released in the upcoming weeks and months.

Mix is published by — and the Mix Presents Sound for Film & TV event is produced by — NewBay.

About NEWBAY
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

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Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable Nominated for Four Jesse H. Neal Awards

NEW YORK, NY (March 1, 2017) —Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable, published by NewBay, have announced that they have been recognized by the Jesse H. Neal Awards in four prestigious categories. The Neal Awards, produced by the SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association), honor editorial excellence in business publications, and are considered one of specialized journalism’s most important accolades.

“It is truly an honor to have, for the second consecutive year, four nominations in these prestigious awards,” states Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director for Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable. “This recognition doesn’t only place the spotlight on these four pieces, but also on the overall work the entire team does covering this dynamic industry through excellence in reporting and analysis.”

The nominations are as follows:

CATEGORY: Best News Coverage
ENTRY TITLE: “Upfront”
PUBLICATION: Broadcasting & Cable
AUTHOR: Broadcasting &Cable Staff

CATEGORY: Best Range Of Work By A Single Author
PUBLICATION: Broadcasting & Cable
HONOREE: Mike Malone

CATEGORY: Best Range Of Work By A Single Author
PUBLICATION: Multichannel News
HONOREE: Mike Farrell

CATEGORY: Best Single Article
ENTRY TITLE: “Hacked”
PUBLICATION: Multichannel News
AUTHOR: Mark Robichaux

Entries for the Neal Awards are scored in three areas: journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship. Winners will be announced on March 31.

About JESSE H. NEAL AWARDS
The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of business-to-business journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of ABM, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. Past Neal winners and finalists have tackled some of the major issues of their time. In doing so, they have exposed corruption, conflicts of interest, and other malfeasance, and brought attention to major new trends, brilliant leadership, innovative tactics, and other developments in businesses and industries.

About NEWBAY MEDIA’S TELEVISION SECTOR
NewBay Television Sector’s mission is to provide news, insight, and analysis to decision makers in the television industry, giving them the knowledge and context to make the decisions that will drive the future of their businesses. Our team of experienced and dedicated journalists infuse our magazine, digital, social, and event platforms with content that anticipates the news and sets the agenda.

We cover the market through four powerful brands: Multichannel News, which focuses on insight and intelligence about the multichannel industries; Broadcast & Cable, which serves the broadcast, advertising, and syndication industries; and Next TV, which tracks the evolution of OTT, online video, and the next generation of business for the entire television industry.

About NEWBAY
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

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TWICE Picks Awards Honor The Best Of CES

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 10, 2017) — TWICE, the authority in CE news and analysis, is proud to announce the winners of its third annual TWICE Picks Awards, honoring the best products at CES 2017. TWICE editors reviewed over 170 entrants, the most in its history, and chose winners based on the impact they’re expected to have at retail and the marketplace.

“The TWICE Picks Awards are the answer for anyone who wants to know about the most exciting, game-changing products at CES 2017,” says Ed Hecht, TWICE publisher/VP. “Our winners are chosen using deep perspective by some of the most experienced editors in the business. Each of the winning products demonstrated rich innovation and is expected to positively disrupt the tech market. We offer congratulations to the winners and all the nominees —standing out above the crowd at CES is an accomplishment in itself.”

New for this year is the Super Pick Award, given to the company that received the most wining entries. LG was the recipient of the first Super Pick Award, for its impressive seven winning entries.

“CES is the launchpad for 2017 LG OLED and LG Super UHD TVs, smart connected appliances and more,” says Dave VanderWaal, marketing VP, LG Electronics USA. “TWICE’s recognition of cutting-edge technologies like the W7 ‘wallpaper’ OLED series and LG SIGNATURE washer dryer combo and others underscores LG’s industry leadership. We are especially honored to be the 2017 CES Super Pick award winner.”

TWICE will present more details on the winners and nominees throughout the month of January on TWICE.com and in its daily newsletters, as well as in its January 30 issue and special TWICE Picks Awards digital edition.

“On behalf of my colleagues at TWICE, I congratulate the winners of this year’s TWICE Picks Awards,” says John Laposky, TWICE editor in chief. “The competition was fierce, but we are confident that these winning products will help shape the future of the CE marketplace and provide a positive impact for retailers.”

The winners of the third annual TWICE Picks Awards are as follows:

Super Pick Winner (presented to the company with the most winning entries)

  • LG

3D Printers

  • Coretech 3D (Canada), Polaroid Nano
  • Robo 3D Robo C2 smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi
  • XYZprinting da Vinci Nano

Accessories: Computer Peripherals

  • Samsung Electronics America C34F791 Curved Widescreen Monitor
  • Blue Microphones Raspberry, Ultimate Mobile USB Microphone for PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad

Accessories: Gaming Peripherals

  • Acer Predator Z301CT Monitor
  • Nyko Technologies Data Bank Pro for PlayStation 4 Slim and Pro

Accessories: Headphones $99 & Less

  • LG FORCE

Accessories: Headphones $100 to $299

  • Altec Lansing Freedom 2 Wireless Earphones
  • Audio-Technica U.S. ATH-DSR7BT

Accessories: Headphones More Than $300

  • Sony Electronics MDR-1000X
  • Audeze iSINE

Accessories: Health & Fitness

  • Luraco Technologies iRobotics 7 Medical Massage Chair

Accessories: Mounting Accessories

  • Bracketron Uber Edition Dash Magnet Mount
  • iHome iSP8 SmartPlug with Remote Control and Power Monitoring
  • Scosche MPQHD – MagicMount Pro Home Qi

Accessories: Smartphone Accessories

  • Scosche BTRPSG TapStick
  • Shure MOTIV MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

Accessories: Power & Charging Devices

  • EcoJump
  • Belkin Accessories PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone

Accessories: Tablet Accessories

  • Speck Products Presidio CLEAR

Cameras: Action Video Cams

  • JK Imaging Kodak PIXPRO Orbit3604K

Car Speakers

  • Pioneer Electrinics TS-WX70DA active add-on subwoofer

Car Tech

  • Magellan Return To Route

Computers

  • Acer Swift 7
  • Samsung Electronics America Chromebook Plus

Connected Home Devices

  • Blink XT
  • D-Link Systems Wi-Fi System (DKT-833)
  • iDevices Socket
  • Lenovo Smart Storage
  • LG Flat 65-inch Super UHD 4K TV with HDR Super and Smart Home (65SJ8000)
  • LG Air Purifier PuriCare 360
  • Thiel Audio Products AURORA LifeStream TOUR/HOME/Studio
  • Samsung FlexWash+FlexDry

Drones/Robotics

  • Immotor Go personal vehicle
  • Ozobot Evo

High-Performance Stereo

  • Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1 amplifier

Home Audio: Bluetooth Speakers

  • Altec Lansing LifeJacket XL
  • iHome iZBT10 Bedside Sleep Therapy Speaker
  • ION Audio Keystone
  • JAM Audio JAM Voice

Home Audio: Networked Tabletop Speakers

  • Altec Lansing Smart Home Bluetooth Speaker
  • RIVA Audio Wand Series

Home Audio: Soundbars At More Than $499

  • Samsung HW-M750 Soundbar
  • Pioneer Elite FS-EB70 Network Sound Bar System

Home Automation: Wireless Door Locks

  • BenjiLock

Home Automation

  • Belkin Wemo Dimmer Switch

Major Appliances: High-Efficiency (HE) Washer

  • LG SIGNATURE Combo TWINWash System (Model LUWM101HWA)

Major Appliances

  • Whirlpool French Door-within-Door Refrigerator

Smartphones & Tablets

  • LG K8
  • Royole Corporation Flexible Phone
  • Lenovo PHAB2 Pro
  • ZTE USA Project CSX

Video & TVs: Flat-Panel TVs – 40 To 57 Inches

  • Westinghouse Smart 4K UHD Amazon Fire TV Edition
  • TCL P3

Video & TVs: Flat-Panel TVs – 58 Inches & Larger

  • LG 65-inch 4K OLED TV with Advanced Accessibility Technologies (65B7)
  • Philips 6000 series 86-inch 4K Ultra HD TV with Dolby Vision, Enhanced Color Gamut and NetTV – 86PFL6902
  • LG SIGNATURE 77W7 OLED Wallpaper TV
  • Samsung Q8C
  • Sony Electronics XBR-Z9D with BMD

Video & TVs: Home-Theater Projectors

  • Epson Pro Cinema LS10500 3LCD Reflective Laser Projector with 4K Enhancement and HDR

Video & TVs

  • P&F USA Philips 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with HDR and Dolby Vision capable – BDP7502
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TWICE is published by NewBay.

About TWICE
TWICE is published by NewBay and is the leading business resource serving the consumer technology industry. With editorial coverage on all things related to consumer electronics and emerging technologies like IoT and Smart Home Connections, along with evergreen coverage on Major Appliance, TV, and Audio, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. Be it news, new products, and/or trends, TWICE has it covered. For more information, visit www.twice.com.

About NewBay
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 print and digital publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services, and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

NewBay Wins Folio: Marketing Awards for Customized Site and Integrated Marketing

NEW YORK, NY (December 13, 2016) — NewBay has won two 2016 Folio: Marketing Awards — one for the Best Customized Site (TWICE/LG CES 2016 Social Media Hub) and one for Integrated Marketing (Multichannel News and B&C/RSG Media Integrated Marketing Program). NewBay joined fellow winners at an award ceremony held this afternoon at New York City’s Yale Club.

According to Folio:, the winners of this year’s awards represent the greatest marketing achievements across both the B2B and consumer sectors of the industry, elevating their brands and clients to levels above and beyond the competition.

“We congratulate NewBay for being among our 2016 winners of the Folio: Marketing Awards,” says Folio: Vice President of Content Tony Silber. “These awards recognize the most innovative marketing activities in magazine media, and the honorees represent the best of the best in their peer sets.”

“We are honored to be recognized for our innovative marketing solutions capabilities and excited about the growth of our NewBay Plus Marketing Services Group,” says NewBay CEO Steve Palm. “This year, NewBay Plus has delivered more than 125 marketing programs to 115 different clients — solving their thought leadership, brand/product awareness, and demand-generation challenges.”

The winning programs are briefly outlined below.

TWICE/LG CES 2016 Social Media Hub
LG, one of the largest consumer electronics manufacturers in the world, has long supported the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as an exhibitor. At the 2016 CES, LG teamed with TWICE and NewBay Plus, NewBay’s Marketing Services Division, to create a Social Media Hub for CES 2016 where the TWICE editorial team curated the most relevant Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media postings for the show in real time. The site focused on the vital business and technology issues being discussed at CES with focus on CE manufacturers and retailers, the TWICE audience. This integrated marketing program gave exclusive exposure to LG’s social media and targeted CE and retailer marketing agendas at the show.

The hub became a trusted resource for show attendees, and, as a result, traffic expectations for the site were set at 25,000 and were exceeded by more than 100 percent.

Multichannel News and B&C/RSG Media Integrated Marketing Program
RSG Media needed to reach deeper into the rights management market with one of their popular products. To help them gain product awareness with this audience, NewBay Plus created an integrated multichannel marketing program that defined the growing rights management marketplace in the media and entertainment industry using the influential NewBay brands Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. The program included ads and custom content placed across the full portfolio of the brands, including magazines, newsletters, web sites, lead-generation ebook, and live and virtual events.

The results included more traffic to RSG’s online properties and a growth in sales.

For more information about these award-winning campaigns from NewBay Plus Marketing Services, contact Joe Braue at 212-378-0467 or jbraue@nbmedia.com.

About NewBay
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 print and digital publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services, and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.