Editor-in-Chief of IDG’s Macworld Named Top Influencer in Technology Marketing’s 2002 “Influencers Report”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 14, 2002 – In the current issue of Adweek's Technology Marketing, Rick LePage, Editor in Chief of Macworld magazine, has made the top ten list of media influencers among consumer/computer magazines. LePage is #8 in an elite group that includes Michael Miller of PC Magazine (#1), Stephen Levy of Newsweek (#3), and Janet Rae-Dupree of U.S. News & World Report (#5).


The annual "Influencers Report" ranks technology industry influencers, writers, columnists, editors, analysts and publications based on their public profile, external activity, visibility, publication influence and circulation. The rankings also reflect reader surveys and Technology Marketing¹s editorial perspective.

Technology Marketing's 8th annual "Influencers Report" is available on the Web at http://www.technologymarketing.com .

About Mac Publishing LLC

Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world's leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches over 2 million influencers of computer purchases*, while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of 2 million unique visitors. Mac Publishing sites include: Macworld.com and MacCentral.com. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG¹s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

*SOURCE: Intelliquest CIMS v 8.0