IDG’s Wins Maggie Award For Best Online Publication

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 16, 2003 – At a ceremony held last week at the Folio: West Show, was honored with two Maggie Awards from the Western Publications Association including “Best Online Publication.” In addition, the Web site won for “Best Online Publication Homepage Design” for the third straight year. Since 1997, PC World and have brought home over 20 Maggie Awards, more than any other technology publication.


"Congratulations to the editorial and design teams of PC World and," praised Ramon "Bud" McLeod, editor of and executive editor, news. "These awards acknowledge the hard work, dedication and team spirit that goes into all of our products. It is a great source of pride for our Web site to have been singled-out for editorial and design excellence."

The award for “Best Online Publication” recognizes’s editorial mission of providing consumer-related reporting and advocacy, timely news of emerging products and trends, clear and concise product reviews, and expert guidance on making the most of hardware, software, and the Internet. Highly integrated with the print publication, offers a wide range of content and broader choice of media. This is the fourth time has won in this category.’s Maggie for “Best Online Publication Homepage Design” is testament to the superior presentation of editorial content, ease of use, and incorporation of photos and illustrations to emphasize the product focus of the site. Creative Director Robert Kanes, Associate Art Director Pierre Granier, and Associate Designer Diego Aguirre share responsibility for the daily look of the homepage.

In addition,’s Product Finder recently won min’s Best of the Web Award for Application of E-commerce in the b2b category. The Best of the Web Awards demonstrate both the value of experience and the importance of brand integration in an increasingly fickle Web environment.

The 2003 Maggie Awards honored editorial, design and promotional excellence in magazine and electronic publishing in the Western United States. This year over 1,700 entries were received; PC World and were finalists in 16 categories.

About PC World

PC World Communications, Inc. is the publisher of PC World and ( and is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. The winner of the 2002 Folio: Gold Editorial Excellence award, PC World is the world's most widely-read computer publication with a readership of 6.2 million (MRI, Fall 2002). With an average of 1.6 million unique visitors per month (Nielsen//NetRatings, January – March 2003), is a leading online resource for PC-product buyers and users.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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