IDG Wins Two WebAwards

BOSTON, MA -OCTOBER 1, 2002 – The Web Marketing Association awarded International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today with the "Best International Business Website" and "Best Publishing Website" awards for its corporate website (htp:// in their sixth annual WebAwards ceremony. The Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition provides web professionals recognition and validation for their outstanding work.


"As a three time winner, these awards acknowledge IDG's continuing leadership in developing innovative web resources for our customers," said Jeff DeBalko, president of IDG Global Communications. "These awards reflect the creativity, hard work and dedication of our web teams who combined design, usability, and technology excellence to meet the visitor needs. We are particularly proud of the Best International Business Website award as it strongly reflects our commitment to serving our customers in 85 countries worldwide" is the corporate home page for IDG, designed to provide customers, partners, media and prospective employees with extensive information on IDG's global product lines, mission and values, current marketing initiatives, latest company news and employment opportunities. Launched in 1996, it attracts more than 50,000 visitors per month. was selected from over 500 websites worldwide for its superior design, innovation, content, navigation, and use of technology. A team of independent Internet professionals representing the various disciplines of website development, and including members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, content providers and webmasters, from companies such as Hewlett Packard, Cox Interactive Media, Fidelity Investments, Reebok, and IntelliQuest judged the sites.

Now in its sixth year, the WebAward Competition for website excellence is conducted by the Web Marketing Association, Inc. (WMA), an independent volunteer organization founded with the purpose of evaluating and recognizing and increasing the standard of excellence on the World Wide Web. Its website is located at

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 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


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