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12/14/2001

IDG Captures Two WebAwards; Web Marketing Association Honors IDG.com and IDG.net with ‘Standard of Excellence’ Awards

BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 14, 2001- International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, has received the Standard of Excellence award for its corporate website (www.idg.com) and its online network of websites (www.idg.net). The Web Marketing Association's annual WebAwards recognize companies leading the way in creating websites that provide a well-rounded experience for Internet users. The Standard of Excellence award honors a company's website that sets the standard for others to follow.

 

IDG.com is the corporate home page for IDG, designed to provide customers, partners, media and prospective employees with extensive information on IDG's global product lines, mission and values, current marketing initiatives, latest company news and employment opportunities. Launched in 1996, it now attracts more than 100,000 visitors per month. IDG.net serves the needs of technology decision makers around the world who depend on IDG's online content, personalization, search, product information and up-to-the-hour technology news and analysis. IDG.net is a gateway to more than 330 technology-specific sites powered by more than 2,000 journalists reporting from every continent in the world.

"The WebAwards clearly demonstrate IDG's continuing excellence in editorial and web design," said Kelly Conlin, IDG president and CEO. "These awards reflect the creativity, hard work and dedication of our web teams who combined design, innovation, and technology to meet customer needs."

Both websites were selected from over 500 websites worldwide for their superior design, innovation, content, navigation, and use of technology. A team of independent Internet professionals representing the various disciplines of website development, and including members of the media, advertising executives, and corporate marketing executives, from companies such as Hewlett Packard, Cox Interactive Media, Fidelity Investments, Reebok, and IntelliQuest judged the sites.

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 $3.01 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 offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), a gateway to IDG's 330 websites powered by more than 2,000 journalists reporting from every continent in the world. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo. Research company IDC provides global marketing intelligence and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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