IDG’s Journalists and Analysts Ranked The Most Influential By Adweek’s Technology Marketing Magazine

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 3, 2002 – Adweek's Technology Marketing magazine, in its annual ranking of the most influential editorial leaders in the technology market, once again selected more editors and analysts from IDG for its "Influencers Report" than from any other media company.


IDG achieved 14 rankings across multiple categories in the report and was featured 27 percent more than the next highest media company. IDG journalists and analysts appeared in the 'Media Influencers,' 'Trade Publications,' 'Consumer/Computer Magazines,' 'Pundits,' and 'Analysts Influencers' categories. The report appeared in Technology Marketing's June 2002 issue.

"Having more representatives on this 'key influencer' list than any other company is attribute to the editorial integrity and editorial excellence of IDG's publications, web sites and research reports, said Kelly Conlin, president and CEO of IDG. "That influence means that our readers can take great confidence in the content they get from IDG as they make technology purchasing decisions, and that in turn helps the technology industry continue to grow."

IDG journalists and analysts featured in the 2002 "Influencers Report," include Michael Vizard, editor in chief, InfoWorld; Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief, CIO; Harry McCracken, editor, PC World; John Gallant, president and editorial director, Network World; Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief, Computerworld; Rick LePage, editor in chief, Macworld; Wes Nihei, vp/editor in chief, Gamepro; Stephen Manes, contributing editor, PC World; Roger Kay, director, IDC; Dan Kusnetzky, vice president, IDC, and Christian Christiansen, program vice president, IDC. IDG publications featured in the report include InfoWorld, PC World, Network World, Computerworld, CIO, Macworld, and Gamepro.

The "Influencers Report" ranks technology industry influencers – writers, columnists, editors, analysts and publications – based on their public profile, external activity, visibility, publication influence and circulation. The rankings also reflect reader surveys and Technology Marketing's editorial perspective. The annual report represents the 12-month period of April 2001 through March 2002.

About International Data Group (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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