Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Sustaining Member Benefits

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IMC Sustaining Members includes some of the most influential players in the IoT/M2M ecosystem – they have joined the organization to receive the following tangible benefits, all included in their membership fees (except where noted)…


IMC Quarterly IoT Buyers’ Index

Breaks down IoT buying patterns of IMC Adopter Members according to vertical markets and job function with the following metrics.
                * Buying plans projected for 6, 12, 18, and 24 months
                * Size of deployments in number of connected devices
                * Type of connectivity – Cellular, WiFi, Satellite, Low-Power WAN, and more
                * Preferred choices in solutions providers

IMC Annual Adoption Report
With almost 8,000 data points, the recent IMC Adopter Member Survey was the largest market-segmentation study ever conducted for the IoT sector. The 2016 edition will include deep analysis of IoT buying issues, plus analysis of quarterly trends, as well as summaries of government initiatives and technical standards from around the world.

IMC Custom Research
The IMC does not rent its list, in keeping with strict privacy policies, but it does encourage members to communicate with one another – including queries from Sustaining Members. With restrictions, the IMC Adopter Membership can function as the world’s largest focus group of IoT Buyers!
[May involve additional fees.]


IMC Direct Email Marketing

Available ONLY to IMC Sustainers – limited number of blasts annually.

IMC Membership Directory
Available to all IMC members – look up any IMC Adopter by name or company for direct “inmail” communication anytime!

IMC Online Advertising
An Adopter-only audience with the highest open rates and the stickiest page views! Banner advertising on IMC Newsletters allows messages tailored to vertical markets, while the IMC Website offers horizontal or vertical positioning.

IMC Custom Promotion
Put your personalized message to the largest group of self-identified IoT Adopters ever assembled – ask about IMC Custom Newsletters, Webinars, and more!
[May involve additional fees.]


Thought Leadership

Effective Brand Exposure
The IMC puts the brands of its Sustainer Members on every piece of content that it publishes.  In the eyes of IoT Adopters – the communities that really matter – IMC Sustainers are rightfully seen as setting the industry agenda for the IoT/M2M sector!

Be Heard on Issues that Count
As with most benefits described here, IMC Sustaining Members are able to post Case Studies, Blog Entries, White Papers and more to the IMC Website with no incremental fees. These posts can link directly back to your own website.

There’s More to Come!
With new inbound registrations for Adopters running at 300/week, the IMC is on track to have 15,000 new Adopter Members by year’s end 2015!  All of the benefits described here will increase in value accordingly, but there will be new programmes to supplement existing ones:

   * Educational Programmes for IoT Project Management
   *  Adopter-orientated events – attended by actual IoT Buyers!
   *  IoT Advocacy Programmes on privacy and security issues