CDS HELPS TOPSPOT AND HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE (HWC) WIN PRESTIGIOUS MOBILE WEBSITE AWARD 2016 FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WEB DEVELOPMENT

This award is a wonderful validation of the hard work put forth by the houwire.com marketing team working side by side with both TopSpot IMS and Catalog Data Solutions to craft a website with a user experience designed to specifically meet the needs of their target demographic. “We are so proud of the finished product, but so excited to continue the work in the areas of conversion improvement, and data mining for continued performance improvement. Stay tuned because you have not seen anything yet!” Tim Doyle, VP Sales and Marketing - TopSpot Internet Marketing.

“User experience has been a fundamental focus as HWC works with our partners for continuous enhancement of the houwire.com site. We are in a new web era that is far beyond either B2C or B2B – we have entered the H2H phase of digital marketing: Human-2-Human.Sites must work tirelessly towards the goal of whetting the user’s appetite for human-first design so that users can perform product research, enhance their core business knowledge, and finalize the choice to utilize a company’s goods or services in one fell swoop of a site visit.” Gilberto Velasquez, Jr., Digital Marketing Manager, HWC.

“As web based product selection and buying continues to change and evolve, sales and marketing organizations need to continually come up with ways to get in front of the selection and buying cycle. TopSpot and CDS have delivered such as solution for HWC.” John Major, CEO CDS.

CDS helps their Industrial clients to grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online product catalogs, configurators, ecommerce, 3D CAD, 2D Drawings, & BIM models.

About Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ: HWCC)

Founded in 1975, HWC (www.houwire.com) is a national leader in the distribution of electrical wire, cable and related services - including cable management systems, mechanical wire & lift / rigging hardware. HWC is a master distributor with a superior logistic footprint, providing customers with the right product, at the right place, at the right time.

Comprehensive value-added services include same-day shipping, knowledgeable sales staff, inventory management programs, just-in-time delivery, logistics support, customized online ordering capabilities and 24/7/365 service through web portals, live chat, email, social media and an online quote system.

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About TopSpot Internet Marketing

A Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner, TopSpot Internet Marketing is a Houston search marketing firm with 70+ in-house team members and a client base of over 700. Since 2003, TopSpot has been helping B2B/industrial companies plan, implement and measure their online marketing efforts. Our service offering includes PPC management, SEO, website architecture, website design & development, mobile web development/marketing, analytics, email marketing, conversion improvement and consulting.

About WebAwards

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion.

The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.

About CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.)

CDS serves Industrial Suppliers by providing them with 3D Catalog & eCommerce solutions that get their products found, designed-in, and purchased. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, CDS enables building product and industrial parts manufacturers and their distributors to increase sales by enabling their products to be specified into new designs, improve website conversion rates, generate high quality sales leads, and improve customer service. CDS SaaS solutions include the CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, and CDS Configurator™. CDS’s skilled and experienced professional services team provides CAD modeling and implementation services for the successful deployment of CDS SaaS solutions. The company’s customers include the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors in the building products, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries. For more information call +1.408.550.8820 or visit www.catalogdatasolutions.com.

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