Business Editors Heap Praise On CIO, CMO And CSO Magazines For Editorial Excellence

CLEVELAND OHIO – JUNE 22, 2005 – The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) heaped high praise upon CXO Media Inc. and its CIO, CMO, and CSO magazines last night at a national awards ceremony. CMO magazine, just 10 months in print, won the highly sought after Magazine of the Year prize plus three gold awards, including New Web Publication. Sister magazines CIO and CSO each took home two gold awards as well as several other distinctions. All three magazines from IDG business unit CXO Media are now ASBPE Magazine of the Year award winners, a distinction they have collectively earned four times in the past six years. Last night’s awards were conferred at a ceremony held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland where the country’s leading editors, publishers and designers gathered to celebrate the best of the best in business-to-business publishing.

"It's incredibly gratifying to be honored by your peers in the business press, says Lew McCreary, editorial director of IDG’s CXO Media. “The ASBPE Awards stir great excitement year after year. It is so rewarding to work with a staff as richly talented as we have at all three of our publications and serve the varied needs of our executive audiences. It's a privilege to work with some of the most celebrated and respected writers, editors and designers in the business. After my nearly 18 years at CXO Media, this never gets old."

CIO Magazine Awards (80,000 or over circulation)

Gold

Technical Article: True Grid (May 15, 2004) – Christopher Lindquist, David Rosenbaum, Terri Haas, Cathy Mallen

Overall Typography: April 1 & 15, 2004 – CIO Design Staff

Silver

Special Section: How to Run IT Like a Business (May 1, 2004) – Stephanie Overby, Richard Pastore, Lorraine Cosgrove Ware, Alice Dragoon, Janice Brand

Overall Web Publication: CIO.com – CIO.com Staff

Bronze

Feature Article: A Travel Guide to Collaboration (November 15, 2004) – Alice Dragoon, Richard Pastore, Mary Lester, Cathy Mallen

Information Graphics: September 15, 2004 – CIO Design Staff

CMO Magazine Awards (under 80,000 circulation)

Gold

New Web Publication: CMOmagazine.com – Art Jahnke, Jon Surmacz, Todd Borglund, Constantine von Hoffman, Rob O’Regan

Overall Web Publication: CMOmagazine.com – Art Jahnke, Jon Surmacz, Todd Borglund, Constantine von Hoffman, Rob O’Regan

New Publication Design: September 2004 – Scott Shultz, Helen Zhai, Mary Lester, Jenna Talbott, the CXO Media Design Team

Silver

Overall Typography: November, December 2004 – Scott Shultz, Helen Zhai, Mary Lester

New Publication: September 2004 – Rob O’Regan, Elaine M. Cummings, Constantine von Hoffman, Diann Daniel, Al Sacco

Bronze

Regular Department: Buzz, (September, October, November 2004) – Rob O’Regan, Elaine M. Cummings, Diann Daniel, Al Sacco

CSO Magazine Awards (under 80,000 circulation)

Gold

Feature Article: Anatomy of a Fraud (October 2004) – Scott Berinato, Derek Slater, Steve Traynor, Emily Henderson, Carol Zarrow

Special Supplement: The Global CSO (Fall 2004) – CSO Staff

Silver

Technical Article: Scumware Out There (November 2004) – Sarah D. Scalet, Michael Goldberg, Chandra Tallman, Emily Henderson, Maggie Locher

Bronze

Interactive Community: CSOonline.com homepage – CSO Online and Magazine Staff

“Editorial excellence is the lifeblood of CXO Media and the reason our audience reveres and trusts our magazines, websites, and executive programs to deliver the content they need to succeed. We welcome the scrutiny as well as the respect of our editorial peers because we know how important it is to strive for and attain excellence year over year," says Walter Manninen, president and CEO of CXO Media.

About ASBPE

Based in Wheaton, Ill., ASBPE (www.asbpe.org) is the nation’s only professional association for editors and writers who work on business, trade, association, and professional magazines and their associated Internet publications. Its focus is to help editors develop editorial and publishing management skills that will enhance their performance, the editorial excellence of their publications, and that will prepare them to play larger roles in their publishing organization.

The society is widely known for its annual Awards of Excellence competition in editorial and design of magazines, newsletters, and Web sites, as well as its annual National Editorial Conference. ASBPE has more than 700 members and chapters in 14 cities — Atlanta, Boston/New England, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, New York, Northern Michigan, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C. — which host meetings to provide face-to-face professional guidance, networking, and educational presentations to editors at the local level.

About CXO Media Inc.

CXO Media Inc. produces award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. Magazines from this esteemed content producer are CIO magazine, CMO magazine, and CSO magazine with all three offering companion websites for their respective audiences of chief information officers, chief marketing officers and chief security officers. The company also publishes Darwinmag.com for CEOs and other corporate executives who want to understand technology concepts in order to make smart business decisions. CXO Media also produces a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified executives and operates the CIO Executive Council™, a professional organization of CIOs, and CSO Executive Council™, a professional organization of CSOs. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, CXO Media strives to enhance partnerships between C-level officers as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. Company information available at http://www.cxo.com.

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