Information technology (IT) media company TechTarget announced today that its CIO Decisions, Information Security, and Storage magazines received 11 National Awards of Excellence and 13 regional awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The national awards were announced last week at ASBPE’s annual national conference in Chicago. Earlier in the month, the three monthly publications also garnered 15 publishing awards in the “Tabbie” competition organized by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). This annual competition “recognizes worldwide excellence in trade, association and business magazines,” attracting 800 editorial and design entries from around the world.
“We are great believers in the kind of high-quality journalism that both serves our readers and breaks new ground in covering the technologies most important to their business success,” said Greg Strakosch, CEO of TechTarget. “We are honored by this recognition of our work by such prestigious editorial associations.”
CIO Decisions magazine, which serves 50,000 IT executives at midmarket enterprises, earned gold awards for best new publication and feature design, honoring the founding team. Along with Information Security magazine, both publications were named among the ten finalists for ASBPE’s Magazine of the Year in the “under 80,000 circulation” division with Information Security receiving an honorable mention in this category. Storage magazine won a gold in the “Publication Redesign” category.
CIO Decisions also won four Silver awards in the categories of “Individual Profile”, “Technical Article”, ”Feature Article” design and “Overall Typography.” Storage took a silver in the “Front Cover: Directory/Supplement” category, and Information Security received silvers in both the “Special Supplement” editorial category and the “Opening Page or Spread: Computer Generated” category.
ASBPE is the professional association for full-time and freelance editors and writers employed in the business, trade, and specialty press. The ASBPE Awards program, which attracted more than 2,600 entries this year from B2B publications, honors the hard work and commitment to excellence by trade publication editors and graphic designers.
TechTarget is a leading provider of specialized online content that brings together buyers and sellers of corporate IT products. We sell customized marketing programs that enable IT vendors to reach corporate IT decision makers who are actively researching specific IT purchases. We operate a network of 35 websites, each of which focuses on a specific IT sector, such as storage, security or networking. IT professionals rely on our websites for key decision support information tailored to their specific areas of responsibility. We complement our online offerings with targeted in-person events and three specialized IT magazines that enable advertisers to engage buyers throughout their decision-making process for IT purchases. As IT professionals have become increasingly specialized, they have come to rely on our sector specific websites for purchasing decision-support. Our content enables IT professionals to navigate the complex and rapidly changing IT landscape where purchasing decisions can have significant financial and operational consequences. Since our founding in 1999, we have developed a broad customer base that now comprises more than 1,000 active advertisers who placed business with us in 2006, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Research in Motion, SAP and Symantec. More information about TechTarget is available at www.techtarget.com.