NewBay Media Relaunches AV-iQ

NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2014) — NewBay Media has announced the highly anticipated re-launch of AV-iQ, the AV industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of AV products and services, now online at www.av-iq.com. The new AV-iQ.com now boasts a significantly improved user interface with more intuitive and visually driven navigation, easier filtering tools, and a responsive design to better accommodate visitors using tablet devices. The company has also launched a series of weekly newsletter designed to help the AV industry better utilize the newly improved AV-iQ website.

AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes a database of over 440,000 products from hundreds of manufacturers, all with richly detailed product information, manufacturer and installer case studies that provide detailed examples of real world installations, local service directories, product comparison tools, and much more. It features My-iQ, a personalized, cloud-based industry information resource that allows users to select sources, choose the brands they want to select from, manage project lists, decide when to receive alerts, and search current and historical data by brand, product type, or date.

Users will see the changes immediately upon logging on to www.av-iq.com, where they will be greeted by a completely redesigned user interface and navigation menu that makes it easier than ever to access the more than 440,000 products. The product detail pages have also been redesigned, and the entire site has been crafted to be tablet friendly for the member on the go.

AV-iQ has also introduced a new weekly version of it AV-iQ Announcer enewsletter that has been redesigned with a new responsive look that is easy to read on any computer or mobile device. There are four versions of the new AV-iQ Announcer — one for each week of the month that focuses on a different subject important to the AV industry. The scheduled topics are:

• Week 1: New Product Update
• Week 2: Service Provider Spotlight
• Week 3: AV-iQ Updates — Learn how to get the most out of AV-iQ
• Week 4: PR Wire Stories — Latest industry news

AV-iQ members will begin receiving the new AV-iQ Announcer later this month. Non-members can sign up for just the newsletters or full AV-iQ membership at www.av-iq.com.

The new AV-iQ will be heavily promoted through ads and articles in NewBay Media’s related print and online products, including Systems Contractor News, Sound & Video Contractor, AV Technology, Digital Signage Magazine, Pro Sound News, Tech & Learning, and Government Video. AV-iQ will also be able to be accessed from prominent menu placement on these brand websites, expanding the audience to this vital industry resource.

The redesign has also led to improved branding and sponsorship opportunities. Manufacturers and service providers can take advantage of the site’s enhanced branding functions, as well as the robust lead generation and lead nurturing capabilities. There are several high-impact sponsorship options available, each focused on providing prominent placement to products and logos throughout the site.

“AV-iQ is a tremendous service for AV integrators, equipment providers, distributors, consulting firms, and end users,” states Adam Goldstein, EVP/Group Publishing Director, NewBay Media. “The goal of the new design and mobile functionality was to make it even easier for users to maximize the vast benefits that AV-iQ provides, and our online and AV-iQ teams have done a stellar job in achieving that goal.”

Free membership to AV-iQ is available, as are several paid plans that provide more benefits to the user. New sponsorship programs are also available.

For more information on sponsorships, contact Bruce MacIntosh at 212-378-0491 or bmacintosh@nbmedia.com or Travis Merchant at 917-281-4781 or tmerchant@nbmedia.com.

About AV-IQ
AV-iQ 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. AV-iQ was acquired by NewBay Media from InfoComm International in August 2014. For more information, visit http://av-iq.com. 

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries —Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, 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 BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 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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