Triangle Publishing Services Co., CXO Media Share APEX Awards Honors

NEWTON, MA – OCTOBER 3, 2000 -Triangle Publishing Services Co. (TPSC), a leading provider of editorial, circulation and sales/marketing support, and CXO Media Inc., publisher of CIO and Darwin magazines, were recently named winners of the Annual Awards for Publication Excellence

(APEX). The APEX Awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc.

The collaboration of Triangle, CXO Media's Custom Publishing staff and Ken Silvia Design won the design and layout Award of Excellence for the Winter 2000 issue of eDirections magazine (a custom publication produced for Microsoft Corp.) Triangle and CXO's Custom Publishing staff also received an additional award for the Microsoft Enterprise Web site.

"I'm thrilled that Apex is nationally recognizing CXO Media Custom Publishing, Ken Silvia Design and Triangle Publishing for producing outstanding products," says Ellen Romanow, CXO Media's executive vice president, sales and custom publishing. "The fact that we received awards for both print and Web products is a testament to our team's ability to produce first-class communications in different media."

"It's very rewarding for Triangle to be recognized, along with CXO, for the quality of the diverse projects we create together," says Larry Marion, TPSC president. Triangle Publishing Services Co. has collaborated with CXO Custom Publishing for two years.

Communications Concepts Inc., which sponsors the annual APEX awards, helps writers, editors and managers improve their publications through a monthly newsletter called Writing That Works, APEX is a competition that offers recognition for outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and Web sites.

Nearly 5,000 entries were submitted for this year's awards. Awards are given in 96 communications categories within 11 main categories, including newsletters; magazines and journals; magapapers and newspapers; annual reports; brochures, manuals and reports; video and multimedia; Web and intranet sites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and special publications. A total of 66 APEX Grand Awards were presented in the 11 major categories to honor outstanding works. There were 1,274 APEX Awards of Excellence given to recognize excellence in the individual communications categories.

About Triangle Publishing Services Company

Triangle Publishing Services Co. (TPSC) is a leading editorial services provider for print and Internet publishers and vendors. It provides the highest caliber editorial consulting services, new publication development and specialized content for publishers and vendors in the information technology industry. It has produced publications and Web site content for CIO, InformationWeek, MASG, Computerworld, Microsoft, SAP, Compaq, Ziff Davis and other publishers and vendors.

Founded in 1994, TPSC is a Newton, MA-based, private company comprised of 56 writers, editors, art directors, programmers, sales executives and circulation experts. It provides a turnkey solution for publishers or vendors who seek to outsource some or all of their communications projects. Its special services include: the design and development of paid or free publications for B2B communications, supplements, redesigns, case studies and white papers as well as Web site design, content and maintenance.

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About CXO Media

CXO Media Inc. (formerly CIO Communications Inc.) produces CIO and Darwin magazines. These publications serve CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper. The company strives to enhance partnerships between CIOs and CXOs, as well as to create opportunities for IT and consumer marketers to reach them. In addition to publishing CIO and Darwin, the company produces the and Web sites, as well as the CIO and Darwin Executive Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government leaders.

CXO Media is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles. It 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 also produces 168 computer-related expositions worldwide and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide.

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About Ken Silvia Design

Founded by Ken Silvia, Ken Silvia Design is a consulting design firm specializing in editorial-related projects. Silvia was the former art director for Boston magazine and founding design director of Inc. magazine. For over twenty years, Silvia's work has been recognized internationally by such professional organizations and publications as Print Communication Arts, Graphis, the New York Art Directors Club, the Creative Club of Boston, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Silvia has served as publication design consultant to major publishing houses including: American Movie Classics Network, Cadmus Publishing, Cahners Publishing, Inc. Publishing, IDG Communications, New York Times Publishing, PennWell Publishing, Random House, Rolling Stone Publishing, Times Mirror

Publishing, Ziff-Davis and Harvard University as well as financial and banking institutions. Silvia Design's client list of over 400 publication titles includes: Inc., CIO, IBM's Think, Beyond Computing, Microsoft's e-directions, InfoWorld, SKI, The Walking Magazine, The Yacht, Organic Gardening, The Boston

Business Journal and The Boston Phoenix.

Silvia also served five years as the director of the magazine design workshop at the Radcliffe Publishing Course, and most recently served as editorial/design judge for over 40 regional magazine titles at the International Regional Magazine Association Annual Conference.