IDG Publications and Web Sites Win an Impressive 123 Awards in 2005

Boston, MA – August 29, 2005 – International Data Group (IDG) has received 123 awards recognizing editorial and design excellence from six U.S. organizations during the first half of this year including the ASBPE National and Regional Awards, the TABPI (Tabbie) Awards, the Neal Awards, Maggie Awards and Media Industry Newsletter (Min) Best of Web award.

IDG media dominated the largest annual program winning 91 awards from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE). CMO (chief marketing officer) magazine received “Magazine of the Year” honors in the 80,000 circulation category. CSO (chief security officer) magazine and Macworld were named “Top 10 Magazines of the Year.”

IDG also took home 23 awards at the Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) “Tabbie Awards” with seven publications capturing at least two medal awards. Earlier in the year at the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards in New York, IDG publications won five Neal Awards, more awards than any other media company.

“Advertisers and readers demand editorial quality,” explained Bob Carrigan, president, IDG Communications. “It is especially gratifying when peers select IDG publications and Web sites as the best in so many categories.”

ASBPE AWARDS

IDG dominated the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE) Awards, one of the most competitive awards program for business publications, receiving a total of 43 national awards to go along with 48 regional awards in the Northeastern and Western ASBPE regions.

• Bio-IT World was honored with two national and two regional awards from the ASBPE for publications with circulations of less than 80,000. The publication’s signed editorial, front cover, feature article design and regular contributed column were all winners.

• CIO, for the second year in a row, won six national ASBPE awards (two gold, two silver and two bronze). The magazine was recognized for excellence in categories including technical article, overall typography, special section, overall Web publication, feature article and information graphics. These honors follow eight medals at the ASBPE regional awards ceremonies.

• CMO (chief marketing officer) magazine in its first year of publication received “Magazine of the Year” honors in the 80,000 circulation category. In addition to “Magazine of the Year,” CMO received six awards (three gold, two silver and one bronze) for excellence in categories including new Web publication, overall Web publication, new publication design, and regular department.

• Computerworld led the national competition for the second year in a row by winning eight national awards. This honor comes on the heels of winning three gold, four silver and two bronze awards at the regional awards ceremonies held earlier this year, bringing Computerworld’s total to 17 ASBPE awards for excellence in 2005, more than double the nearest competitor. Judges honored Computerworld in a variety of categories, including feature article, opening page or spread, cover design, information graphics, original Web news section, special section, how-to article, regular column, case history, technical article and winning in all three categories for front cover – news tabloid.

• CSO, in addition to being recognized as a top 10 finalist for “Magazine of the Year” honors in the less than 80,000 circulation category, took home nine national and regional awards (four gold, three silver and two bronze). CSO was recognized for excellence in categories including feature article, special supplement, regular contributed column, technical article, interactive community, individual profile, regular department and special section.

• InfoWorld received one national and six regional awards from the ASBPE. The publication was honored with a silver award for its computer generated front cover “Linux Looms Large” in the national competition, and received two gold, three silver and one bronze in regional competitions.

• Macworld, a top 10 “Magazine of the Year” finalist, was also honored with five ASBPE awards – one gold and two silver national awards along with one gold and one bronze regional award. Macworld was recognized for its contents page, original Web news section, how-to article and news analysis.

• Network World received five national awards from the ASBPE – more than doubling its performance from the previous year – to accompany its three regional awards. The categories in which Network World was recognized include special section, news analysis, original Web news, news section, overall Web publication, feature series and technical article. The publication also received an honorable mention in the “Magazine of the Year” award category for publications with circulations of 80,000 or more.

• PC World, dominated the overall competition, earning a total of 21 ASBPE awards – over two and a half times the total of its nearest competitor. Its eight national awards recognize PC World’s accomplishments in categories including original Web news section, regular department, signed editorial, front cover design, original Web database, and new publication design for Digital World. The publication’s 13 regional awards include a very impressive 10 gold and three silver medals.

TABBIE AWARDS

IDG also took home 23 awards at the Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) “Tabbie Awards” with seven publications capturing at least two medals. The winning categories included special sections, technical article, regular column, news coverage, feature article, front cover illustration, and how-to article.

NEAL AWARDS

Earlier in the year at the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards in New York, IDG publications won five Neal Awards, more than any other media company.

CSO took home three Neal Awards, including Best Single Article for “Anatomy of a Fraud.” CIO took home a Neal Award for Best subject-related series of articles, "Offshore Outsourcing."

At the Neal ceremony, American Business Media also recognized CXO Media’s Editorial Director Lew McCreary, who received this year's G.D. Crain Award for his outstanding contributions to journalistic excellence in business media. CSO and CIO Senior Editor Scott Berinato was awarded the McAllister Fellowship which includes a one week tutorial visit to Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

MAGGIE AWARDS

The Maggie Awards are produced by the Western Publications Associations and honor the year’s best editorial and design in magazines, tabloids, newsletters and online media.

InfoWorld took home a Maggie Award for Best Regularly Featured Web column/Trade for “Enterprise Windows”.

PC World also won a Maggie Award for Best Computer Magazine/Consumer for its November 2004 issue.

Media Industry Newsletter (Mins) Best of Web

Network World won top honors for online integration with a print campaign for a telecommunications client.

BtoB MAGAZINE’S MEDIA POWER 50

The annual list names top advertising venues including magazines, newspapers, broadcast/cable, Internet, out-of-home, and e-mail newsletters. CIO and InfoWorld were named to BtoB Magazine's annual Media Power 50.

IDG CEO Pat Kenealy was listed in BtoB’s “Who’s Who” section of the “Media Power 50.”

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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