Network World Wins Min’s ‘Best Of The Web’ Awards

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – FEBRUARY 10, 2005 – Network World, Inc. announced that it was honored with two min's Best of the Web Awards. Network World was the winner in the "Integration with print" category for its Network World Fusion web-based editorial content and also received an honorable mention in the "Ad presentation" category for its Dimension embedded microsite campaigns.

Network World Fusion ( is tightly integrated with the print edition of Network World to ensure that Network IT Executives have the latest news, research, analysis, test results and opinions needed to help them succeed. Since its launch, Network World Fusion has provided a vast array of additional information and tools that complement the coverage of the weekly edition of Network World. Network World Fusion is one of the most widely visited sites among technology publications, garnering, on average, 800,000 unique visitors each month.

"Throughout the years, Network World has remained focused on creating a deep integration between our print and online products," said Evilee Thibeault, CEO and publisher, Network World. "We are proud to be recognized for our innovative efforts that deliver the reliable, up-to-date information needed by Network IT Executives while providing vendors with unique and effective ways to deliver their message to this audience."

Network World's Dimension, cited for an honorable mention, is a co-branded microsite within Network World Fusion that delivers in-depth information about a company's solution or service surrounded by comprehensive, relevant editorial content. Dimension allows visitors to quickly obtain the information they need, while the advertiser builds awareness and captures highly qualified leads.

"Network World has a reputation of providing reliable, comprehensive information that creates a loyal following of qualified prospects. Because of this, credibility is enhanced for vendors that surround their content with Network World's content on a Dimension microsite," said Kevin Normandeau, VP of online, Network World. "The min's award recognizes the value that such a resource provides to both the prospect and the vendor."

In related news, Network World announced that it is a finalist in the American Business Media's Jesse H. Neal awards for 'Best Web site' for its continued excellence in producing Network World Fusion ( Of the 1168 award entries across all categories, 81 made it to this year's finals with Network World selected as one of three finalists in the 'Best Web site' category along with sister publication PC World.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (, and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is 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 Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & ExpoR, MacworldConference & ExpoR, DEMOR, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at