IDG’s Network World and PC World Win Five Awards in Min’s First Annual “Best Of The Web” Awards

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 14, 2003 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced that Network World and PC World captured five awards in the first annual Min's Best of the Web competition. Recognized for their leadership in business-to-business publishing online, Network World and PC World will serve as a benchmark for excellence online.


Network World's website, Network World Fusion ( won in three categories. In the b2b e-mail newsletter category, Network World Fusion won for its portfolio of 46 newsletters covering major industry and technology topics. Network World's Customer Access Management (CAM) lead generation and marketing optimization program took top prize in the b2b Ad Presentation category, which recognizes a site's ability to serve effective ad messages and offer advertisers unique selling platforms. Network World Fusion was also awarded an honorable mention for b2b editorial excellence, honoring the sites with the highest quality content delivered in the most user-friendly and functional ways.

"IDG continues to provide strategic Web solutions that deliver relevant content to IT professionals during the decision-making process, and help marketers to reach this valuable audience if IT buyers," said Evilee Thibeault, CEO and publisher, Network World.

PC World's website ( won in two categories. In the b2b application of e-commerce category, PC World won for its PC World Product Finder. PC World's Product Finder was also awarded an honorable mention for b2b design.

"These awards acknowledge IDG's continuing leadership in developing innovative web resources for our customers," said Jeff Edman, president of PC World. "I am proud that our designers and developers were recognized for their hard work and dedication."

min's Best of the Web Awards are sponsored by min and min's b2b, which serve the consumer and trade magazine business with weekly news and information for publishing executives. The Best of the Web Awards, the only program solely honoring magazine excellence online, is produced by PBI Media, LLC, a full-service b2b information and marketing solutions provider with its own stable of 52 magazines, directories and newsletters. Announcements of the 2002 awards will be made in min, min magazine, min's b2b and at

About International Data Group

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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