IDG’s CMO Magazine Wins Five Top Folio Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 22, 2005 – CMO magazine, published by IDG’s CXO Media, receives top honors from Folio magazine for outstanding design and editorial. The 19th annual Folio: Editorial Excellence Awards and Folio: Ozzie Awards recognize the magazine industry’s leaders in editorial and design. Launched in September 2004, CMO magazine won three gold awards and one silver award for design, as well as a silver Eddie award for best B2B magazine in the design/advertising/marketing category. In addition, CMO magazine’s sister publication CSO magazine received a silver and one bronze award with CIO magazine taking home a bronze.

“On the heels of our one-year anniversary, it is a great honor to receive such prestigious recognition for our design quality and innovation,” says Rob O’Regan, Editor in Chief of CMO magazine. “It speaks to the high bar we have set for ourselves coming out of the gate and is a tribute to our talented design team.”

CXO Media Awards:

CMO:

Gold – best design, new magazine

Gold– best feature design, December 2004 “Under the Radar,”

Gold–best overall design

Silver–best use of typography for February 2005 “Outer Limits”

Silver–Best B2B magazine (editorial excellence in the design/advertising/marketing category)

CIO:

Bronze–best use of illustration for its March 15, 2005 story on “How to Save the Internet”

CSO:

Silver– best use of digital imagery in the July 2004 article “How to Stop a Laptop Thief”

Bronze–best overall design

Judges selected 104 winners across consumer, business-to-business, associations, and online media.

ABOUT CMO:

Launched in 2004, CMO magazine, its companion website (www.CMOmagazine.com) and the CMO Perspectives conference provide chief marketing officers (CMOs) with high-level, strategic information to better manage and integrate the marketing profession’s diverse portfolio of disciplines. In today’s ultra-competitive, real-time marketing economy, the magazine offers its executive readership a mix of practitioner-focused features, horizon thinking, useful tools and practical advice. Through CMO magazine, 25,000 CMOs and other marketing executives gain a better understanding of the role information technology plays in managing customer relationships, increasing market share, and measuring and justifying return on investment. The magazine, its online resource, and the conference cater exclusively to the unique needs of executive marketers in medium- to large-size organizations, across all industries. CMO magazine and CMOmagazine.com are produced by International Data Group’s award-winning business unit: CXO Media Inc.

About CXO Media Inc.

CXO Media Inc. produces award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business, including CIO, CMO, CSO magazines and websites, Darwinmag.com and two executive communities: the CIO Executive Council and the CSO Executive CouncilTM. CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), 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 websites 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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