IDG Communications Hires Executive to Lead Content Syndication Programs ; Michael Romoff Joins IDG Syndication and Networks from NBC Universal

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 6, 2008 – An experienced ad network and licensing executive and member of the launch team at NBC Universal, Mike Romoff, has joined as vice president of Syndication for IDG Communications which is based in Framingham, MA. In this new position at IDG Communications, Romoff is responsible for developing and implementing online content syndication partnerships to distribute technology news and information to digital media companies. IDG media include CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld/TecWorld/TecChannel, Network World, Macworld, and PC World along with the IDG News Service.

Peter Longo, CEO, IDG Syndication and Networks said: “Mike has a strong understanding of content partnerships that will be a major benefit as we grow our syndication business.” Romoff, who returns to IDG following a stint at The Industry Standard magazine from 1999-2001, said “I look forward to helping our media brands to distribute their award-winning editorial and at the same time draw new visitors to their Web sites.”

Romoff held executive positions in sales and ad operations at NBC Universal for two years. He was a key member of the team that organized, an entertainment site featuring NBC and Fox programs. Prior to NBC, Romoff served as a director at 360i, an interactive agency, and in a business development role at

He earned an MBA in media/management from Columbia Business School and a BA in economics from Amherst College.

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld/TecWorld/TecChannel, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 1,000 IDC analysts in more than 110 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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