New Independent Study Shows IDG Reaches the Greatest Number Of Technology Buyer

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 8, 2001 – Again this year, the Millward Brown IntelliQuest CIMS study has found that International Data Group (IDG) publications reach more technology purchase influencers than those of any other media company. The recently released Computer Industry Media Study (CIMS) v. 8.0 found that IDG publications, including CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, PC World, and Macworld, reach double the number of technology influencers than the publications of Ziff Davis and CMP.

The independent study found that IDG publications have more top-ranking publications than any other media company, holding more than a third of the top 15 positions. IDG's PC World was ranked as the leading technology publication among technology publications and business magazines for technology purchases. Most important, IDG publications reach the greatest number of the most influential technology influencers-those 4.3 million professionals who are involved in purchasing more than $500,000 a year on technology products and services-with a combined reach of 36 percent, compared to 24 percent for Ziff Davis and 23 percent for CMP. IDG also has the largest reach among IT professionals, with the combined reach by IDG publications surpassing 50 percent of the IT influencer segment-far greater than either CMP or Ziff Davis.

"IDG's 37-year tradition of investment in editorial quality has consistently attracted the industry's most influential technology buyers, and this study is another confirmation of the superior loyalty of IDG's brands with the audiences they serve," said IDG President and CEO Kelly Conlin. "Today's marketing plans must focus on ROI, and with print publications, web sites and events targeting technology buyers worldwide, IDG is the only media company that can offer an unsurpassed global reach to the professionals most influential in technology decisions today."

The CIMS study assesses technology purchase involvement and plans, as well as the media usage of more than 52 million individuals who are involved in the purchase of technology products and services within US businesses. The CIMS study is conducted annually by Millward Brown IntelliQuest.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG 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.net (www.idg.net), IDG's Technology Directory, covers the world's largest network of technology-specific web sites, comprised of more than 300 IDG sites in 70 countries. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo. Research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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