IDG Is Recognized At 12th Annual Folio: Awards Show For Excellence In Magazine Industry

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 6, 2001 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced that its publications Darwin, CIO, Network World, Info World, Macworld, and Computerworld won top honors at the 2001 Folio: Awards Show. The Folio: show is comprised of three separate awards – the Folio: Ozzie Awards, the Folio: Excellence Awards, and the Folio: Circulation Direct Marketing Awards. IDG publications were recognized in categories such as best cover, best feature design, and best use of digital imagery. The awards were announced last week at the 2001 Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala held at the 12th annual Folio: Show in New York City.


"We are honored to be recognized by Folio:'s prestigious Ozzie, Editorial, and Circulation awards," said Kelly Conlin, IDG president and CEO. "Capturing the most awards given to a single technology publisher clearly demonstrates IDG's editorial quality, design excellence, and circulation achievement."

Folio: Ozzie Awards

The Ozzie Awards honor excellence in 14 aspects of magazine design. Computerworld, CIO, Darwin, Network World, and Info World won in the following categories:

" Best Supplement Annual or One-Shot, Gold (trade) – Computerworld

" Best Use of Illustration for a Single Article, Gold (trade over 35,000) – CIO

" Best Cover, Silver (trade above 100,000) – Darwin

" Best Design New Magazine, Silver (trade over 35,000) – Darwin

" Best Feature Design, Silver (trade above 100,000) – Network World

" Best Use of Color Photography, Silver (trade over 35,000) – Info World

Folio: Editorial Excellence Awards

The Excellence Awards honor overall quality and reward achievement in accomplishing a magazine's editorial mission. Publications were rated on how well they fulfilled their mission statements as well as the quality of their content. In the business-to-business category, CIO and Darwin won for best Computing, and and won in the online b-to-b category.

Folio: Circulation Direct Marketing Awards

The Circulation Direct Marketing awards honor entries for excellence in circulation direct marketing and are evaluated on concept, copy design, and technical execution. Macworld was chosen for new business subscription promotion-direct mail in the business-to-business category.

This year, the Folio: Awards received entries submitted by consumer, trade, association, and custom publications. The entries were evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges and were rated on how well they satisfied the criteria within each category. All award winners will be featured in the Folio: December issue.

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people 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 in 80 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 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