Altitude Lifestyle Provides Hotel Internet Marketing Services for Hotels & Resorts: SEO

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London, United Kingdom, September 02, 2017 Ronak Patel, the Founder & CEO shared further details, “Hotels and resorts invest considerably in the best locations, but find it increasingly difficult to record better occupancy ratios due to weak online performance. Our suite of services are well placed to position clients on the crest of search results to offer better occupancy ratios.” The large number of players in hotels and resorts have to contend with each other and the threat of Online Travel Agencies that are scything across the digital medium in hospitality are grabbing a significant percentage of prospects by using various tactics.

With offices in London, Dubai and California, Altitude Lifestyle has consistently pitched clients into the spotlight of digital excellence, helping clientele to tower over the competition and start competing with Online Travel Agents. Banking on a team of some of the best creative minds in visual imagery and digital marketing, the organisation has tasted success in hundreds of projects that have elevated clients to greater visibility online and a sharp increase in revenue. Patel had more to say on this, “Visibility and Value is the mantra to success, and there really is just one platform now – digital, and it makes a lot of sense to be visible and competitive.”

Many resorts and hotels sometimes slip into obscurity for want of a good agency to promote the services or the location. Altitude Lifestyle offers services that will help hotels and resorts to appear on search results prominently and figure on the itinerary of travellers. Brand building in the digital highway involves strategies, SEO, analysis, social media management, paid search, email marketing and fresh content. Nothing sells a location better than breath-taking visuals, and Altitude Lifestyle combines the skills of exceptional photography with digital marketing to leave a powerful impact on prospects.

For more information, you can visit their website at http://altitudelifestyle.com/ or can call them directly at +44 (0) 779 225 4414. You can also email them with your queries at info@altitudelifestyle.com.

About the company:
Altitude Lifestyle, a leading digital marketing and hotel marketing agency dedicated to help both local and global businesses succeed through a process of designing, developing, and implementing interactive digital marketing solutions that include Paid search Marketing, Email marketing, social media management, search engine marketing, search engine optimization services for Hotels and Resorts. They also specialise in Interior and Exterior Hotel Photography to help Hotels and Resorts reach their goals.

Altitude Lifestyle Limited
Ronak Patel
07792254414
Contact
altitudelifestyle.com

Award Winning Websites Named in 96 Industries by Web Marketing Association: SEO

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Boston, MA, September 07, 2017 The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 21th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. Entries from 52 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year’s competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at www.webaward.org.

“Website design is constantly evolving to better meet the needs of the online audiences,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “This year, the WebAwards competition received remarkable entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality. We congratulate all of our winners for developing websites that deliver for their audiences. “

Best of Show

The 2016 Best of Show WebAward is presented to [D³] Digital Design + Development, Hilton for their outstanding work on Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – At The Center of Extraordinary. The site was also recognized as Best Hotel and Lodging Website.

[D³] built a property site for the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills with the use of monochromatic colors, beautiful photography and typography, blended into a simple, sophisticated vibe. They focused on the architecture of the hotel and used it as a focal element to portray both the Beverly Hills culture and high-end quality. The result is a beautiful, clean website, rich with vibrant imagery that evokes all the feelings of a luxurious stay in Beverly Hills.

Top Agency

Scorpion was named Top Agency at the 2017 WebAward Competition, taking home 38 WebAwards this year. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms. Since being founded in 2001, Scorpion has become known throughout the industry for pushing boundaries—for making websites with technology that have never been seen before, for achieving results other companies thought were impossible. That passion for innovation and dedication to their clients has resulted in their team earning countless recognitions throughout the years, for our designs, for our results, and for the relationships that we have built with our clients. From receiving the Google Customer Satisfaction Champion award to winning hundreds of website design awards, they are proud of each and every honor. Not just for the award itself (although those are nice, too), but for what it means: their hard work, their commitment, and their drive. The agency was recognized in the 2017 WebAwards with Best Automobile Website, Best Healthcare Provider Website, Best Medical Website, Best Professional Services Website, 8 Outstanding Website WebAwards and 26 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

Ten agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2017. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)
TMP Worldwide 22
TravelClick 17
Nebo 10
Miles 8
Postali LLC 8
UP Hotel Internet Marketing 7
WSI 7
Sabre Hospitality Solutions 7
BrandExtract 7
TopSpot Internet Marketing 6

Competition Format

The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

The WebAward competition format allows Web sites to compete head to head with other sites within their industry to win the Best of Industry award. Entries also compete against a standard of excellence to win Outstanding Website and Standard of Excellence WebAwards. Each site is judged on seven different criteria and earns a score between 0 and 70 points. The highest score in a given category wins Best of Industry for that category. If the remaining entries receive a score of 60 or greater, they receive the Outstanding Web site award. Entries that score higher than their industry average and below 59.9 receive the Standard of Excellence.

The 2017 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, EContent Magazine, iContact, SEO, Inc. and Website Magazine.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward, Internet Advertising Competition and MobileWebAward award programs have been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 21th year, the WebAward Competition is the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

Web Marketing Association
William Rice
860-558-5423
Contact
www.WebAward.org

Top SEO & SEM Software According to the Crozdesk Software Rankings: SEO

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London, United Kingdom, September 08, 2017 Crozdesk, the business software discovery portal, revealed the Top 15 SEO & SEM Software today based on the Crozscore, which automatically calculates the strength of a software solution in relation to its competitors without any human intervention. Hubspot landed the number one spot with a Crozscore of 95%, followed closely by Ahrefs and Moz Analytics, both with a Crozscore of 93%.

In addition to HubSpot, Ahrefs and Moz Analytics, the top 15 SEO & SEM software products in 2017 include Serpstat, SEMrush, WebCEO, Monitor Backlinks, Advanced Web Ranking, BrightLocal, AuthorityLabs, CanlRank, SERPWatcher, Marketing Miner, HitTail and SEO4Ajax.

There were a total of 31 SEO & SEM solutions and 216 other SEO & SEM software products listed on Crozdesk that were included in the Crozscore calculations for the Summer 2017 installment of the Crozdesk Software Rankings.

The rankings list also includes a market overview that shows the position of each software product on the Crozdesk Market Radar™, which is a live infographic based on real-time data to give market insights about who the leaders, market contenders, product contenders and challengers are in the SEO & SEM software category.

For more information on the Top 15 SEO & SEM Software in 2017, visit:
https://crozdesk.com/marketing/seo-sem-software#top-list

About Crozdesk Ltd.
Crozdesk, the business software discovery platform, has over 200 categories and curated lists of detailed software profiles, user and expert reviews, side-by-side comparison features and rankings to help business professionals, software buyers, software investors and software analysts make the right software choices.

The platform was also purpose-built to synthesize performance data from a wide range of sources using machine learning techniques into a single aggregate figure known as the Crozscore, which signifies the solution strength of a software solution.

Crozdesk
Nabeel Khalid
+44(0) 333 567 4242
Contact
crozdesk.com

BDA and Development Bank of Japan Form Strategic Partnership: SEO

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New York, NY, September 08, 2017 BDA Partners, a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia, has formed a strategic partnership with Development Bank of Japan (DBJ). As part of the agreement, DBJ has made a growth capital investment into BDA, resulting in DBJ owning 5% of BDA’s enlarged equity.

The two firms will jointly pursue M&A advisory and capital raising mandates connecting Japan with the rest of Asia, Europe and the US. Through this partnership, BDA will enhance its ability to advise clients in selling companies to Japanese buyers. DBJ’s clients will also gain access to top quality acquisition targets worldwide, with advisory support from BDA.

DBJ is 100% owned by the Japanese Government, and has total assets of US$148bn. It provides financing, consulting, and advisory services in Japan and internationally, including M&A advisory and public and private, equity and debt, investments. DBJ released its fourth medium-term management plan in May 2017, in which M&A advisory services are highlighted as a key strategic focus.

This new relationship builds on BDA’s successful, six-year worldwide strategic alliance with William Blair, a premier global investment banking and asset management firm.

No existing BDA shareholders are selling any equity in the transaction. BDA will have access to future equity from DBJ, at BDA’s discretion. Additional terms have not been disclosed.

BDA has been active in Japan for over 15 years, working on transactions involving clients and counterparties such as Asahi Glass, Inabata, Nissha Printing, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sumitomo Corporation, Totoku Electric, Toshiba Machine, and Yanmar.

BDA has been managed for over twenty years by Euan Rellie, Charles Maynard and Andrew Huntley, who are Senior Managing Directors and the three largest shareholders in the firm. Several BDA partners were instrumental in forming this new partnership, and will work closely with DBJ, notably Paul DiGiacomo (Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore) and Jeff Acton (Tokyo). BDA’s CFO, Bill Pullano, was also closely involved in developing the partnership.

Masanori Yanagi, President & CEO of DBJ, said, “Using DBJ’s knowledge and network and BDA’s expertise and overseas network, DBJ will more efficiently and effectively offer our customers integrated lending, investment and financial advisory services beyond Japan.”

Euan Rellie, Co-Founder of BDA, said, “We consider Japanese companies to be vitally important to cross-border M&A going forward. DBJ offers us exceptional client access, relationships, and funding for the most promising Japanese companies in SE Asia and around the world. We’re excited to work together to offer unparalleled cross-border deal flow across Japan, the rest of Asia, Europe, and the US.”

About DBJ
Development Bank of Japan is 100% owned by the Japanese Government, and has total assets of US$148bn. It offers medium- to long-term loans, syndicated loans, asset-backed loans, debtor-in-possession financing, project/structured financing, and real estate financing services. The company also provides investment services, such as equity, leveraged and management buyouts, and mezzanine financing. The company operates through a network of 10 branch offices and 8 representative offices, as well as an overseas representative office. Development Bank of Japan Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Tokyo. www.dbj.jp

About BDA
BDA Partners is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A and capital raising. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Dubai, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com

US securities transactions are performed by BDA Partners’ affiliate, BDA Advisors Inc, a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BDA Advisors Inc is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and SIPC. In the UK, BDA Partners is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In Hong Kong, BDA Partners (HK) Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC) to conduct Type 1 and Type 4 regulated activities to professional investors.

BDA Partners
Euan Rellie
212-265-5300
Contact
www.bdapartners.com

John Lincoln of Ignite Visibility Nominated for Search Marketer of the Year by Search Engine Land: SEO

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San Diego, CA, September 19, 2017 Search Engine Land, the leading search marketing industry publication, recently included John Lincoln, CEO of Ignite Visibility, in the short list of nominees for the 2017 Landy Awards in the Search Marketer of the Year – Male category. The Landy Awards honors excellence within the digital marketing community.

“I don’t believe you could be search marketer of the year or be nominated for such an award unless you are working with amazing coworkers and clients. I’m grateful for the opportunity to use my expertise as a digital marketing strategist where I get to help businesses generate more traffic, revenue and leads for their website. It’s my business’ mission, and it is incredibly fulfilling,” said Lincoln.

The Search Marketer of the Year – Male category recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional and measurable results in search marketing via organic and/or paid channels. Nominees need to show proven results and have made significant contributions towards best practices in the search marketing industry.

“Search engine marketing is getting more competitive every day, especially in the United States. We’ve developed a clear model that gets results for clients. Ignite Visibility’s organic traffic is up over 400% this year. It’s about doing things that cut through the clutter and about creating amazing experiences that relate specifically to what the user is looking for. Goal setting, persona development, customer journey mapping and a solid digital marketing strategy make all the difference in today’s landscape,” he concluded.

Over the past four years, Ignite Visibility has grown to serve more than 150 clients including amazing names such as Tony Robbins, Medifast, Lancer Skincare and WeddingWire.com. The Internet marketing firm currently ranks as #1 on Clutch.co for SEO consulting.

Lincoln’s nomination adds to further recent accomplishments, including “SEO: The Movie.” The highly successful documentary-style film about the evolution of search engine optimization has over 100,000 YouTube views and counting. Additionally, Ignite Visibility also ranks 698 in this year’s Inc. 5,000 list, making it one of the select fastest-growing private firms in America.

Winners of the coveted Landy Awards will be announced in New York City on October 25, 2017. The gala will take place during the week of Search Engine Land’s annual SMX Conference, the world’s largest search engine marketing conference.

Read the full press release here

About Ignite Visibility

Ignite Visibility is a premier Internet marketing company based in San Diego, CA, dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service in the industry. By establishing mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with their clients, Ignite Visibility creates custom solutions uniquely tailored to meet the specialized business objectives of each client. Because a company is only as good as the promises it keeps that were made during the sales process, Ignite Visibility holds itself accountable to clearly defined key performance indicators established at the outset of every campaign. Ignite Visibility is committed to their motto pertaining the three R’s of customer satisfaction: relationships, responsiveness and results, visit https://ignitevisibility.com/.

About the Search Engine Landy Awards

Also known as “The Landy Awards”; Search Engine Land launched the now industry-leading program to recognize excellence in search marketing (organic search engine optimization and paid search advertising) as an integral component of the digital marketing landscape. Applicants are evaluated for best practices in core aspects of SEO & SEM, and the results driven by search-focused campaign initiatives.

Ignite Visibility
John Lincoln
619-452-3677
Contact
https://ignitevisibility.com

BlueHive Strategic Environments Announces Acquisition of Award Winning Marketing Agency: SEO

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Worcester, MA, September 19, 2017 BlueHive Strategic Environments, an industry leader in trade show exhibits, events, and corporate interiors, announced today the acquisition of Paris Marketing LLC, a digital marketing agency specializing in brand management for B2B organizations. The combination of each organization’s strengths and resources means they can now offer clients innovations and solutions that are not available elsewhere in their respective markets. The acquisition agreement was closed September 1, 2017.

For BlueHive President Paul Hanlon, embracing forward thinking is standard operating procedure when it comes to growing his company. To illustrate this point, Hanlon, in response to the financial recession of 2009, acquired Continental Woodcraft, a high-end custom milling company. The ability to physically build customized booths onsite and on demand allowed BlueHive to streamline their work process and leverage an economy of scale that remains unmatched in its industry. Building on the success of this model, in 2016, Hanlon brought in video and social media services to support its trade and exhibit clients. Although no one knew it at the time, this decision would form the basis for the future acquisition of Paris Marketing. In 2017, Paul Hanlon was formally recognized for these achievements and was awarded the Worcester Business Journal’s 2017 Business Leader: Innovator of the Year Award.

As Hanlon considered how to best support “physical” trade and exhibit clients in a “digital” environment, he saw a trend wherein more clients were turning to BlueHive for services he considered outside the realm of traditional event activities. The reasoning made sense; BlueHive intimately knew the client’s brand and its industry, and because trade shows make up a significant investment of a company’s annual marketing budget – there is no room for error. For clients working with outside creative agencies, there was always an additional layer of communication and time needed for both parties to get in alignment. If an agency could be brought in sooner, or be a more integral part of the pre- and post-exhibit process, then customers would naturally enjoy a deeper, more seamless experience with the company’s brand at every touch point.

“When our clients came looking for marketing services, we either had to turn them away or refer them to other agencies, it wasn’t our strong suit at the time. Now, clients from any industry can receive top-level marketing and brand services in a more cohesive and, we believe, effective way. It’s very exciting to be able to offer consumers an alternative solution to a creative challenge that didn’t exist before.” – Paul Hanlon

Once the decision was made, Hanlon started his search for a marketing agency that shared BlueHive’s ability to balance form and function from beginning to end. He soon landed on Paris Marketing, a Worcester-based digital agency focused in professional service industries. The organizations began what would become a yearlong strategic partnership before deciding to merge into one holistic company.

Prior to launching Paris Marketing in 2012, Lisa Woodford was the Director of Marketing for a national litigation firm and was at the peak of her career in the legal marketing industry. Building and managing brands in highly-regulated and risk averse industries taught Lisa the value of developing variable scenarios and outcomes to help her clients successfully navigate their complex marketing landscapes. This experience also gave Lisa the resilience and agility to see opportunity, where many others saw barriers.

It was this well-balanced perspective that Lisa drew upon when two Achilles tendon injuries forced her to consider a transition in her career. Rather than seeing her injury as a setback, she used it as creative inspiration to name her endeavor Paris Marketing after the Trojan prince of the same name who fatally wounded the Greek hero Achilles. Lisa believed there was something very honest about the idea that even the strongest warrior could be overthrown by something as small as an arrow. She wove this theme into the organizational culture, which ultimately led to the agency’s “Creative Brand Warrior” philosophy. The belief in creative accountability means that everyone at the agency is responsible for bringing good ideas to the table, empowering them to become a champion for their clients.

Lisa attributed the agency’s value-based approach to client service and high creative standards as a main driver of the significant growth that enabled the agency to get on the radar of the larger BlueHive company.

“As I see it, our companies each bring something different, but equally valuable to the table. Combining our strengths and resources was a very natural way for us to continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect from each of us and to deliver those services in ways that are deeper and more valuable at every touch point.” – Lisa Woodford

Whatever the reason, both Paul Hanlon and Lisa Woodford quickly recognized that the vision, culture, and values of their respective organizations were almost perfectly aligned. And what originally presented itself as a serendipitous opportunity to collaborate, rapidly evolved into what BlueHive and its new affiliates saw as another way to deliver an industry game changer.

About BlueHive
Formed in January 2005 as an exhibit and design firm focused on revamping and revitalizing the exhibit world, BlueHive transitioned from merely creating static spaces to focusing on developing the complete trade show environment. Today, it is a bold creative force that embraces and influences the entire brand experience, dedicated to ensuring that its clients achieve the most from their programs and campaigns. Headquartered in a 160,000+ sq. ft. facility in Worcester, MA, BlueHive also has satellite offices located in Portsmouth, NH; Long Island, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; and Las Vegas, NV.

www.blue-hive.com

About Paris Marketing
Based in Worcester, MA, Paris Marketing, an affiliate of BlueHive, is home to a nimble tribe of Creative Brand Warriors, who believe that marketing isn’t accidental, but rather the result of intentional choices based on experience and insight. Paris uses a battle-tested approach to provide a complete range of marketing services to clients across industries. Their digital marketing services include brand strategy, website design, visual design, social media, video, media production, SEO, and PPC. Paris Marketing is the recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Reader Rankings Award for Best Website Design.
www.paris.marketing

Paris Marketing
Amadeus Finlay
508 254 7221
Contact
paris.marketing

One Hundred Best Local SEO Companies Named by topseos.com for September 2017: SEO

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Naples, FL, September 25, 2017 The leading provider of digital marketing reviews and ratings, topseos.com, has published their rankings of the best local SEO companies for the month of September 2017. The published listings consist of digital marketing agencies which assist their clients in reaching buyers in their area through local Search results. The rankings are updated on a monthly basis to account for new developments and achievements of the leading and top contending local SEO agencies.

The rankings of the best local SEO companies include:

1) Boostability

2) Zoek

3) VJG Interactive

4) TrafficSource

5) Disruptive Advertising

6) HigherVisibility

7) Bruce Clay

8) Sachs Marketing Group

9) SEO Experts USA

10) Colorado SEO

To view the complete list of the best local SEO companies visit:
https://www.topseos.com/rankings-of-best-local-seo-companies

The rankings released each month are determined through the use of a meticulous evaluation process carried out by the independent research team at topseos.com. Five areas of evaluation are used for the purpose of benchmarking and comparing local SEO companies in areas including needs analysis, keyword selection, optimization, localization, and reporting. The research team also connects with client references to learn from the direct experiences of businesses relying upon local SEO services.

About topseos.com

topseos.com is the leading authority on Search marketing. Since 2002, topseos.com has been publishing rankings of the best SEO companies in addition to other digital marketing services and software. Each month new rankings are published to take into account the latest developments and achievements of the leading and top contending digital marketing agencies.

Those interested in apply for the rankings can visit:
https://www.topseos.com/apply-for-rankings-research/

topseos.com
Marc Stephens
800-874-2458
Contact
https://www.topseos.com/

BDA Advises UQM Technologies on Equity Issue & JV with China National Heavy Duty Truck/Sinotruk: SEO

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New York, NY, August 29, 2017 BDA is pleased to announce that its client, UQM Technologies Inc (NYSE MKT: UQM) has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement (“Agreement”) with China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co Ltd through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sinotruk (BVI) Ltd (collectively, “CNHTC”), the parent company of Sinotruk (Hong Kong) Ltd (“Sinotruk”), a leading Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer.

-CNHTC owns a majority of Sinotruk, a leading, multi-billion dollar global manufacturer of heavy and light-duty commercial trucks and buses, and related key vehicle parts and components

-The transaction will take place in two stages: the first stage having CNHTC purchase a 9.9% ownership in UQM for approximately $5.1m, and the second stage, after required approvals, increasing the ownership to 34% of UQM on a fully diluted basis for approximately $23.2m

-UQM and CNHTC plan to form a JV in China to support Sinotruk in the commercial vehicle electrification market along with supply to other Chinese customers

-The second stage is subject to approval by the shareholders of UQM and clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”)

-Upon closing of the second stage, CNHTC will have the right to nominate up to three of eight total directors to UQM’s board of directors

UQM and CNHTC plan to create a JV to manufacture and sell electric propulsion systems for commercial vehicles and other vehicles in China. CNHTC has headquarters in Jinan, China.

CNHTC’s investment and creation of the JV is planned to occur in two stages. First, CNHTC will acquire newly issued common shares of UQM, resulting in a 9.9% ownership interest of common shares issued and outstanding. This is expected to close within 30 days of signing of the Agreement. Second, CNHTC will acquire additional newly issued common shares resulting in CNHTC owning a total of 34% of UQM’s issued and outstanding common stock on a fully diluted basis. The purchase price is $0.95 per share, which represents a 15% premium over the 30-day closing price average for the period ending on the last trading date before signing. The total transaction will bring approximately $28.3m in cash to UQM.

The terms of the Agreement were unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. UQM shareholders will continue to hold their shares in UQM, and UQM stock will continue to be traded on the NYSE MKT.

The Agreement is subject to usual and customary closing conditions, and closing of the second stage will require approval by UQM’s shareholders representing a majority of UQM’s voting shares. Closing is expected to occur as soon as possible following shareholders’ approval and receipt of approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and the required Chinese regulatory authorities. The parties expect the closing will occur in December 2017.

As part of the Agreement, the parties have agreed that following the closing, CNHTC will have the right to nominate up to three of eight total directors to UQM’s board of directors with one CNHTC representative expected to be elected as the Chairman of the Board. CNHTC is the parent company of Sinotruk (Hong Kong) Limited (“Sinotruk”), a leading heavy-duty commercial vehicle manufacturer in China and one of the largest commercial vehicle groups in the world. In addition to heavy and light-duty commercial trucks and buses, they also manufacture key parts and components such as engines, cabins, axles, steel frames, and gearboxes. In Sinotruk’s annual report for the year ended December 31, 2016, Sinotruk reported audited revenues from these vehicles, parts, and components of US$4.9bn. They also reported shipping over 172,000 commercial vehicles and over 106,000 engines. Sinotruk has over 25,000 employees.

After the closing of the Agreement, UQM and CNHTC intend to form a JV for the manufacture and sale of electric propulsion systems in China. The parties expect Sinotruk to be a significant purchaser of electric drive trains from the JV for Sinotruk’s commercial vehicles and other customers will be identified for sales as well.

“After a long and thorough process to find the right strategic partner to enter the China market and expand globally, we are thrilled to be joining forces with CNHTC,” said Joe Mitchell, President and CEO of UQM. “Finding a strong strategic partner in Asia has been a major priority for UQM with our potential partner meeting three key criteria: 1) provide the necessary capital to allow us to enter the China market; 2) provide the infrastructure to support our continuing product development and operations; and 3) provide access to customers in China to grow our business. In all respects, CNHTC definitely meets all of these criteria. We believe CNHTC’s size, global presence, and experience in commercial vehicles and desire to become a major player in the new energy market in China will enable us to accelerate our strategic initiatives and also makes us a much stronger company, creating long-term shareholder value. This alliance provides UQM with access to the largest electric vehicle market in the world and provides us with a much stronger competitive position in the global market for electric vehicles. We believe our shareholders, customers and employees will all benefit from this alliance, as it should put us in a position to fully capitalize on our world class products and technology in the rapidly expanding transportation electrification market.”

“Vehicle electrification is the future and we are delighted to bring UQM technology and capabilities into the CNHTC organization,” said Mr. Ma Chunji, Chairman of CNHTC.

“UQM has developed some of the world’s leading electric propulsion systems and has a team of talented people which is key to developing leading edge technologies. We are excited about UQM’s future growth prospects and the value that each party brings to the new alliance.”

Advisors
BDA Partners is acting as financial advisor, and Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. as US legal advisor to UQM. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP serves as US legal advisor to CNHTC on this transaction.

BDA Team
Euan Rellie, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, New York
Jeffrey Wang, Managing Director, Head of Shanghai office
David Kim, Associate, New York
Chloe Lu, Analyst, Shanghai

Conference Call
Joe Mitchell, UQM CEO, and David Rosenthal, UQM CFO, will host a conference call for analysts and investors today, August 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. (ET) to discuss this announcement in further detail. To join this conference call, please dial 1-888-241-0326 approximately ten minutes before the conference is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode “77423478” to access the call. International callers should dial 1-647-427-3411. For anyone who is unable to participate in the conference, a recording will be available for 7 days beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow. To access the playback call 1-855-859-2056 and enter replay code “77423478#”. International callers should dial +1-404-537-3406.

About UQM
UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, and industrial markets. A major emphasis for UQM is developing propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. UQM is TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certified and located in Longmont, Colorado.

About China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co Ltd and Sinotruk (Hong Kong) Limited
China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co Ltd (“CNHTC”) is the parent company of Sinotruk (Hong Kong) Limited (“Sinotruk”), a leading heavy-duty commercial vehicle manufacturer in China and one of the largest commercial vehicles groups in the world. Its products are distributed in over 90 countries worldwide, including in South America, Africa, SE Asia, the Middle East, Ireland and Australia, among others. Since its founding in 1950, CNHTC has had a long and successful history cooperating with international partners in developing new products and markets in China and elsewhere, including Steyr of Austria, MAN SE of Germany, and Cargotec of Finland. CNHTC has two subsidiaries listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, respectively.

About BDA
BDA Partners is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A and capital raising. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Dubai, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com

US securities transactions are performed by BDA Partners’ affiliate, BDA Advisors Inc, a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BDA Advisors Inc. is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and SIPC. In the UK, BDA Partners is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In Hong Kong, BDA Partners (HK) Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC) to conduct Type 1 and Type 4 regulated activities to professional investors.

Forward-Looking Statements
This Release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. These statements appear in a number of places in this Release and include statements regarding UQM’s plans, beliefs or current expectations; including those plans, beliefs and expectations of our management with respect to, among other things: (i) the receipt and timing of required approvals and satisfaction of other significant conditions to the closing of the transaction with CNHTC, (ii) the failure to reach binding or definitive agreement between the parties regarding the potential formation of the joint venture; (iii) UQM’s ability to successfully gain access to the Chinese electric vehicle market as a result of the anticipated joint venture transaction; (iv) uncertainties as to the future operating and financial condition of the joint venture; (v) difficulties or unanticipated expenses in connection with forming or operating the joint venture; (vi) the risk that the potential transactions disrupt our other operations, including the potential loss of any existing customer or supplier relationships in China or globally; (vii) UQM’s ability to secure the anticipated benefits of the investment and the potential JV for its shareholders, customers, and employees, and (viii) the impact of any changes in general economic and market conditions. Closing of the transaction is subject to the receipt of necessary approval from UQM’s shareholders, and approval from U.S. and Chinese governmental authorities. Other important Risk Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements are contained in our Form 10-KT and Form 10-Q’s, which are available through our website at www.uqm.com or at www.sec.gov.

Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication does not constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication relates to a proposed issuance and sale of stock by UQM to China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (“CNHTC”) that will result in CNHTC obtaining a minority ownership interest in UQM common stock. In connection with this proposed transaction, UQM may file one or more proxy statements or other documents with the SEC. This communication is not a substitute for any proxy statement or other document UQM may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. Investors and shareholders of UQM are urged to read the proxy statement and other documents that may be filed with the SEC carefully and in their entirety if and when they become available because they will contain important information. Any definitive proxy statement(s) (if and when available) will be mailed to shareholders of UQM. Investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents (if and when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by UQM through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by UQM will be available free of charge on the Company’s internet website at www.uqm.com or by contacting the Company’s corporate UQM Technologies, Inc. 4120 Specialty Place, Longmont, Colorado 80504, (303) 682-4900, Fax (303) 682-4901, secretary’s office at 4120 Specialty Place, Longmont CO 80504 or by calling (303) 682- 4900.

Participants in Solicitation
UQM, its directors and certain of its executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in such solicitation in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in the proxy statement if and when it is filed with the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of UQM is set forth in UQM’s Annual Report on Form 10-KT for the transitional nine-month period ended December 31, 2016 and other reports and statements filed with the SEC, including UQM’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and UQM’s Current Reports on Form 8-K. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available. Source: UQM Technologies, Inc.

BDA Partners
Euan Rellie
212-265-5300
Contact
www.bdapartners.com

topseos.com Announces the 100 Best Search Engine Optimization Companies for August 2017: SEO

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Naples, FL, August 29, 2017 The leading provider of independent reviews and ratings in digital marketing, topseos.com, has named the 100 best search engine optimization companies for the month of August 2017. The list is published each month to account for the latest developments and achievements of the top competing SEO companies. Companies featured in the list provide exceptional services to assist businesses in being listed in prominent locations in the search results of major search engines.

The 100 best SEO companies for August 2017 include:
1) Boostability
2) Over the Top SEO
3) WebpageFX
4) Straight North
5) Ignite Digital Inc.
6) Bruce Clay
7) Ignite Visibility
8) VJG Interactive
9) Thrive Internet Marketing
10) 29 Prime

For the complete list of the best SEO companies visit:
https://www.topseos.com/rankings-of-best-seo-companies

The rankings are produced through the use of a proprietary evaluation process and research performed by the topseos.com independent research team. Five areas of evaluation are used to determine the placement of agencies on the list in areas including on page optimization, off page optimization, needs analysis, keyword analysis, and reporting methods. The independent research team also receives feedback from customers of SEO companies to learn about their experience with the vendors they have worked with and the results achieved.

About topseos.com
topseos.com is an established independent research firm focusing on the investigation and ratings of internet marketing firms all around the world. The ratings are created by the independent research team each month to showcase the best search engine optimization firms based on their achievements and their rating achieved through the proprietary investigation process.

Those interested in applying for the rankings can visit:
http://www.topseos.com/apply-for-rankings-research/

topseos.com
Marc Stephens
800-874-2458
Contact
https://www.topseos.com/

Ash Vyas Director of Digital Marketers India Announced as a Keynote Speaker in Corporate Seminar of MDP: SEO

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Ahmedabad, India, August 14, 2017 Digital Marketers India is a Digital Marketing agency from India, which has been catering its Indian and international customers with strategic services in different digital marketing channels such as: SEO, SMO, SMM, ASO, paid advertising, SEO friendly content writing and distribution and much more. The company is driven by Ash Vyas, who holds a position of director in the company. She is well recognized name in the digital marketing industry and has been announced as a keynote speaker for a Digital Marketing Seminar. The seminar is about MDP (Management Development Program) on the topic of Digital Marketing for Business Growth. The seminar is designed for owners, founders, co-founders, VP, C-level executives and top management professionals. The seminar is aimed to touch the top management and give the expert tips on how to use digital marketing in favor of a business to ensure undeniable business growth.

The stated seminar is a one day seminar and a workshop which is organized by one of the famous management institutes of Surat, namely, S.R. Luthra Institute of Management. The institute has been offering the best management programs in the city and contributes to the community by conducting such expert seminars and workshops for students, business professionals and other learning enthusiast. Mr. Ravi Vaidya is the key organizer of the event and has invited two keynote speakers as listed below:

• Ashvini Vyas, popular in the digital marketing industry as Ash Vyas

• Bhautik Sheth

Bhautik is a trainer and entrepreneur in Surat. Ash Vyas is from Ahmedabad who is accredited to be a guest in Surat, Gujarat to benefit the digital marketing seminar attendees. The seminar will be discussing various areas of digital marketing, their role and how it can play importance in business growth. The main topics to be covered are:

• Search Engine Optimization

• Social Media Optimization

• Paid Advertising

Ash Vyas, will be benefiting audience with her decade long experience in SEO for business and lead generation. She is prepared to be part of this event and going to share as much as possible to benefit the audience. In a discussion with media, she shared, “It’s a pleasure to be a Digital Marketing seminar’s keynote speaker and very excited to deliver this session in Surat. I have delivered many expert sessions earlier on diversified topics in Ahmedabad, Mehasana. Also, I have delivered sessions and workshop to audience of Mexico, New York, London, Philippines, Egypt and a few other countries, but, this is my first seminar in Surat and I am very excited. Also, I’m very thankful to Mr. Ravi Viadya and Mr. Bhautik Seth for inviting me as a keynote speaker. I’m looking forward to this event.”

Anyone interested can join the seminar by calling at 937-472-4699. The seminar will be conducted on 16th September, 2017.

Anyone interested to learn more about Ash Vyas, please visit http://digitalmarketersindia.com/director-digital-marketers-india/

Digital Marketers India
Ash Vyas
937-625-2727
Contact
www.digitalmarketersindia.com