IDG Dominates Australian Business Publishers Awards

BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 6, 2000 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading provider of IT media and information services, recently swept the annual Australian Business Publishers (ABP) Association Bell Awards for Excellence, winning 12 of the 28 categories in which awards were given. IDG titles won the top two major awards – “Business Magazine of the Year” and “Best Specialist Magazine of the Year;” six of the eight awards for editorial excellence; two of the three electronic publishing awards; and the award for “Magazine Launch of the Year.”


"These awards serve as a testament to our commitment to deliver the highest levels of editorial quality and integrity," said Don Kennedy, managing director, IDG Australia. "We take great pride in receiving such acclaim as these awards sets the standard for editorial excellence for publishing in Australia."

ABP annually recognizes excellence in business and specialist publishing with the ABP Bell Awards, now in its fifth year. More than 600 print and online publications were eligible for nomination this year, and there were more than 250 entries, according to the ABP.

For two consecutive years, CIO has won more awards than any other Australian publication, and this year was named “Business Magazine of the Year.” CIO also won awards in the categories of “Best Editorial Issues Campaign of the Year,” “Best Case Studies of the Year,” “Best Analytical Writing of the Year” and “Business Publishing Printing Project of the Year.” The publication also received awards for “Best Opinion Segment Series” and “Best Single Issue Graphic Design.”

PC World received the other top honor, “Best Specialist Magazine of the Year.” The publication’s web site was also named “Electronic Editorial Product of the Year.” In addition, PC World won top honors in the “Best Product Information Series,” “Best Case Studies Series,” and “Best Analytical Writing” categories. PC World’s Scott Mendham was named “Best Newcomer to Journalism.”

Australian Reseller News was the winner of the “Best Product Information Series of the Year” for the second year in a row, and the publication’s Tessa Hoult was highly commended as “Advertising Salesperson of the Year.” Computerworld’s Lauren Thomsen-Moore was also recognized as “Best Newcomer to Journalism.”

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 80 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, CIO, and For Dummies® global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

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