CXO Media’s CMO Magazine Expands Editorial Team with Accomplished Business Journalists Stephanie Gelston and Christopher Caggiano Join Company’s Newest Magazine as Senior Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 25, 2004 – Award-winning CXO Media Inc., an IDG business unit catering to corporate officers' information needs, today announced the addition of key editorial staff for CMO magazine, the only monthly magazine dedicated to the nation's chief marketing officers (CMOs). The magazine provides today's senior marketing executives with high-level, strategic information to better manage and integrate the marketing profession's diverse portfolio of disciplines, capture market share and justify budgets in a recovering economy.

Stephanie Gelston joins CMO magazine as senior editor. Previously, Gelston spent four years as assistant business editor at The Boston Globe, where she pioneered BostonWorks, New England's largest Sunday career and workplace section. Before joining The Boston Globe, Gelston held several editorial positions at Inc. magazine, including senior web editor and associate editor, and worked as business reporter for The Boston Herald and managing editor of The Boston Business Journal.

Also joining the CMO magazine senior staff is Christopher Caggiano, who will serve as senior writer alongside Constantine von Hoffman. Caggiano, a successful freelance business writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including D&O Advisor, Legal Times, and Corporate Counsel, has more than thirteen years of experience in the publishing industry. Before embarking on his freelance career, Caggiano was senior associate editor and before that senior staff writer for Inc. magazine, as well as executive editor for Inc. Technology.

CMO magazine's Editor in Chief Rob O'Regan announced the recent additions to the CMO team. "I'm very pleased to welcome these two accomplished journalists to CMO magazine. As senior editor, Gelston will work with our editorial leadership to develop the best content possible for our readers. She's a hot ticket in the publishing world and we're thrilled to add her extraordinary talent to the CMO management team. Caggiano is the perfect addition to CMO magazine's editorial staff. He's a dynamic, compelling writer with a unique and energetic voice. Readers will find his work engaging, entertaining, and above all — informative."

About CMO Magazine

Launched in 2004, CMO magazine and its companion website ( http://www.cmomagazine.com/) provide chief marketing officers (CMOs) with high-level, strategic information to better manage and integrate the marketing profession's diverse portfolio of disciplines. In today's ultra-competitive, real-time marketing economy, the magazine offers its executive readership a mix of practitioner-focused features, horizon thinking, useful tools and practical advice. Through CMO magazine, 25,000 CMOs and other marketing executives gain a better understanding of the role information technology plays in managing customer relationships, increasing market share, and measuring and justifying return on investment. The magazine and its online resource cater exclusively to the unique needs of executive marketers in medium- to large-size organizations, across all industries. CMO magazine and CMOmagazine.com are produced by International Data Group's award-winning business unit: CXO Media Inc.

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, including CIO, CMO, CSO magazines and websites, Darwinmag.com and the CIO Executive Council. CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific websites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com/.

Web site: http://www.cmomagazine.com/http://www.cio.com/

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