IDG Global Solutions Selects Transaction Media as Its Representative in Southeast Asia

FRAMINGHAM, MA – April 20, 2011 – IDG Global Solutions (IGS), which manages marketing programs for technology companies across 90 countries, has chosen Transaction Media Limited (TML) as its sole representative in Southeast Asia for IDG media brands and marketing services. TML today represents IGS in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. Taiwan representation is effective June 22.

Under the agreement, TML will work with marketers and agencies on programs that span multiple countries in Southeast Asia. Michael Mullaney, vice president, US and Asia Pacific, IGS said: "The global presence of both IDG and TML will ensure that marketers have the advice and media properties to meet their business objectives." TML Managing Director Nitin Joshi will move from Taiwan to Singapore to oversee the new IGS business. Mullaney added: "Most of our multi-national customers in this region have their marketing headquarters in Singapore and Nitin will be instrumental in growing our business there."

Joshi, who founded TML eight years ago, is familiar with IDG and the technology marketplace. In the 1990's he served as a vice president with Reed Business, a sales partner of IDG in the UK at the time. "We believe IDG's global capabilities will play a very significant role in enabling innovative and integrated media campaigns," said Joshi. "We plan to overachieve on client expectations with high-quality programs and excellent customer service."

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events and research company. IDG's media brands — including CIO(R), CSO(R), Computerworld(R), GamePro(R), InfoWorld(R), Macworld(R), Network World(R), PCWorld(R) and TechWorld(R) — reach an audience of more than 200 million technology buyers in 90 countries.

Online, IDG's network features more than 450 websites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. The IDG TechNetworkrepresents more than 460 independent websites in an ad network complementary to IDG's media brands. IDG(R) is also a leading producer of more than 700 technology-related events, including Macworld(R) 2011, E3 Expo(R), DEMO(R), SNW(TM), and IDC Directions(R).

IDG's marketing services include lead generation with IDG Connect(R), custom publishing, social Web marketing with IDG Amplify(R) ads and IDG Social Scout(TM) analysis and program development, and IDG Market Fusion(TM) research and content optimization.

IDC(R), a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence; advisory services; and events in IT, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. 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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About Transaction Media Limited

Transaction Media Limited (TML) has long history in the technology media sales sector. TML offers dedicated support to technology vendors and advertising agencies in Taiwan and South East Asia wishing to reach pan-Asian and global markets. []

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