GamePro Magazine Announces Key Management Promotions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 23, 2000 – IDG Games Media Group, the world’s largest interactive entertainment information provider for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and publisher of GamePro magazine, the world’s largest multiplatform gaming magazine, and GamePro.com, the world’s premier entertainment destination for the Y-Generation, today announced recent promotions within its sales management team.

Craig Lee has been promoted to Vice President/Associate Publisher of GamePro magazine. In his previous position as National Advertising Sales Director, Craig played a key role in leading GamePro to record-setting sales revenue and in building strategic relationships with leading advertisers in both the endemic and non-endemic areas. In his new position, he will be responsible for overseeing the GamePro brand and further enhancing the sales team’s efforts, utilizing over 16 years experience in the publishing field.

Additionally, Simon Tonner has been promoted to the position of National Advertising Sales Director. Previously, Simon was Director of Marketing and contributed greatly to the promotional opportunities and marketing partnerships available to advertisers. Simon will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the GamePro sales team, drawing from his nearly 10 years of publication marketing and sales experience.

“These exciting new promotions of seasoned sales and marketing experts will further enhance the top-level service, industry knowledge, and unique promotional opportunities that the powerful GamePro brand is known for, ” said John F. Rousseau, President and CEO of IDG Games Media Group and Publisher of GamePro magazine. “Our enhanced management team further aligns our strategic goals and places us on the right track to repeat another year of record growth at GamePro.”

GamePro is the 4th largest male teen magazine reaching nearly 20 percent of all U.S. male teens1. As the market leader in video and personal computer games magazines, GamePro reaches over 3 million readers1.

About IDG Games Media Group:

IDG Games Media Group, located in San Francisco, CA, is the world’s largest interactive entertainment provider for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and produces GamePro magazine, GamePro.com, and the IDG Games Media Group Industry White Paper.

About IDG:

IDG Games Media Group is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.