IDG’s Network World Celebrates Best Month Ever in May and Continues to Lead in Total Ad Pages Amongst Competitors

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA. – JUNE 2, 2000 – Network World Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, enjoyed its best month ever last month, achieving 428 total advertising pages. Network World has also been the official market leader for nearly two years with the highest number of total ad pages of all networking publications. The newsweekly's ad page total for the month of May was up 54% over the same month last year and represents the best month in the newsweekly's 14-year history.


According to Computer Publishing & Advertising Report (CPAR), Network World is the display and supplement ad page leader over all networking publications. In 1999, Network World led the market with a total of 2,598 ad pages, followed by second place Network Computing with 2,453 pages, and third place Internet Week with 1,839 pages.

"Network World's dramatic gain in total ad pages and market share are the result of its fully integrated approach to covering the technologies and services that Network Leaders need to rely on–infrastructure, e-commerce, VPNs, ISPs, ASPs, and convergence," commented Evilee Thibeault, President and Publisher of Network World, Inc. "And, vendors experience great R.O.I. with our custom integrated offerings and are confident their marketing messages have the greatest impact in Network World's print, online and event programs."

About Network World

Network World, Inc. the leading network media company is shaping the future of enterprise network computing through its print publication, Network World, its online extension Network World Fusion (, and its educational seminars and events nationwide. Network World, Inc. empowers Network Leaders with the knowledge required to meet their evolving business needs.

About International Data Group

Network World, Inc. is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at