IDG Promotes Network World Inc.’s Evilee Thibeault To CEO

BOSTON, MA – JULY 12, 2000 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading provider of IT media and information services, today announced that Evilee Thibeault has been appointed CEO, in addition to her responsibilities as publisher of Network World, Inc. In this role, Thibeault will continue to work with her team to deliver high quality network news and information, custom integrated product offerings, and evolve marketing and sales strategies through Network World’s print, online and event programs. Network World, the Leader in Network Knowledge, provides advertisers with the greatest access to the collective buying power of network leaders.

 

"Evilee’s marketing expertise and compelling vision has driven Network World’s record growth which has made it the fastest growing publication in its category," said Kelly Conlin, president and CEO, IDG. "Network World has also been an excellent role model for an integrated media company, by building world class online and events products in addition to its flagship publication, which was recently named ‘Best Trade Publication’ by Computer Press Association and awarded two National Gold Awards by the American Society of Business Press Editors."

Thibeault has been with Network World since 1989, held the position of senior vice president and publisher since 1996, and was promoted to president and publisher in 1999. Thibeault will retain her role as publisher and continue to oversee all operations including circulation, production, marketing, advertising and sales. Under Thibeault’s leadership, Network World achieved record-breaking ad page growth in 1999 and 2000, extending the magazine’s nearly two-year industry leadership with the highest number of total ad pages and market share of all network publications.

Thibeault has nearly 20 years industry experience in high-tech publishing, marketing and research. As senior vice president/publisher of Network World, Thibeault developed the company's integrated sales strategy of print, online and event product offerings and frequently speaks at educational events about marketing and her role as publisher.

An authority on marketing, Thibeault served as advertising director for Motorola Corporation's high-speed modem division. She also held various positions at McGraw-Hill, CMP Media and Technology Solutions, a high-tech marketing agency. She is on the board of directors for BPA International and ITworld.com.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, NetworkWorld, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

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 $2.56 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 300 computer 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 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 in 35 countries, and research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

A headshot of Thibeault can be accessed at http://www.nwfusion.com/nw/images.html