*We ask that you refrain from any public announcements until 6 a.m. ET on June 17, 2019, the embargo date.*

Congratulations!

Your organization has been selected as one of Computerworld’s 2019 Best Places to Work in IT.

On June 17th a complete list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT will be featured online on Computerworld.com.

To help you with your promotional efforts related to this great honor, Computerworld has prepared this press kit.

 

Background Information
Information on the criteria for being named to the list and the judging process.

Press Release Guidelines
Press release guidelines to assist in preparing promotions about this honor, as well as a quote from Computerworld’s executive editor.

Logo Licensing Information and Reprints
Usage guidelines and licensing information for the Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT logo.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions you might have about the Best Places to Work in IT program.

 

Any Other Questions?
BestPlaces@computerworld.com

Background Information

Criteria
Since 1994, Computerworld’s annual Best Places to Work in IT feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals.

The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. Each year, 100 organizations are selected by Computerworld to receive this award.

(Inclusion on the Best Places to Work in IT list does not imply endorsement of an organization’s products or services. Press release content should specify that selection is based on the excellence and quality of the IT workplace, and not state or imply that your organization’s product or service is being honored.)

Press Release Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE: ANY public announcement is under strict embargo until 6 a.m. ET on June 17, 2019.

Highlight your organization's achievement internally and externally. For planning purposes, we have included news release guidelines to assist you in your promotion and publicity efforts.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before preparing a press release that references Computerworld and the Best Places to Work in IT list. (A sample press release is included in this document for your reference; however, you may craft your own based on your company's style.) Computerworld will release the Best Places to Work in IT list on June 17, 2019, at 6 a.m. Eastern Time. A press release highlighting the Best Places to Work in IT will be distributed on June 17, 2019. All other press releases should be drafted and issued by your organization following the June 17th announcement.

 

For information related to the 2019 Best Places to Work in IT list :
BestPlaces@computerworld.com 

For publicity-related questions, please contact:
Alex Kastrinelis 
Marketing Specialist, IDG Communications, Inc.

 

Social Media Announcements
If you plan to promote this recognition on social media, please consider referencing #CWBestPlaces and @Computerworld.

Obtaining a quote from Computerworld
If your organization wishes to include a quote attributed to a Computerworld spokesperson, please use the following quote to reinforce Best Places to Work in IT key messages. All quotes should be attributed to Ken Mingis, executive editor, Computerworld, and cannot be edited.

“The market for IT talent remains very tight, and employers continue to focus on finding and holding on to the best people," said Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis. "Our 2019 survey shows again that the Best Places to Work in IT are dynamic organizations that provide top pay and a broad array of programs and benefits designed to make them attractive places to work. Many show that they have a commitment to training, to diversity and to improved communication and teamwork.”

 

References to Computerworld and the Best Places to Work in IT
All communications involving Computerworld and the Best Places to Work in IT must be consistent with the style and content listed below:

  • The full feature name is the Computerworld 2019 Best Places to Work in IT.
  • Computerworld is always one word, and the "w' is not capitalized.
  • On first reference, list the publication as "IDG's Computerworld”. Computerworld as a standalone name may be used after the first reference.
  • The Best Places to Work in IT list will appear online on June 17, 2019 at Computerworld.com.

(Inclusion on the Best Places to Work in IT list does not imply endorsement of an organization's products or services. Press release content should specify that selection is based on the excellence and quality of the IT workplace, and not state or imply that your organization's product or service is being honored.)

 

The following approved Computerworld corporate boilerplate and short Best Places to Work in IT description may be used, where appropriate, in press releases referencing inclusion as a Computerworld Best Place to Work in IT.

Corporate Boilerplate  
About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

Follow Computerworld on Twitter: @Computerworld #CWBestPlaces
Follow IDG on Twitter: @IDGWorld
Follow Computerworld on LinkedIn
Follow Computerworld on Facebook

About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

Approval Process
Please use the information in this package to help craft your release, including the quote from Ken Mingis. Please note that the quote may not be changed or edited. Your release does not need to be approved; however, if you have any questions prior to your distribution, please reach out to Alex Kastrinelis.

All costs associated with the writing, issuance and distribution of press releases are the responsibility of the organization issuing the release. Computerworld reserves the right to deny selected organizations the ability to incorporate references to the Best Places to Work in IT and/or Computerworld in press releases and marketing material.

 

Template Press Release

Contact

[Contact Name]
[Company Name]
[Phone Number]
[Email]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Computerworld names [Company name] to 2019 list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT.

DATELINE - June 17, 2019 -IDG’s Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com) announces [Company name] as a 2019 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. Organizations will be included in coverage on Computerworld.com along with results from the 2019 Best Places to Work in IT survey.

[Company Quote]

[Unique facts about company's IT practices]

“The market for IT talent remains very tight, and employers continue to focus on finding and holding on to the best people," said Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis. "Our 2019 survey shows again that the Best Places to Work in IT are dynamic organizations that provide top pay and a broad array of programs and benefits designed to make them attractive places to work. Many show that they have a commitment to training, to diversity and to improved communication and teamwork.”

About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of lT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

(Insert your company's "motherhood" paragraph here)

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc.. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

Follow Computerworld on Twitter: @Computerworld #CWBestPlaces
Follow IDG on Twitter: @IDGWorld
Follow Computerworld on LinkedIn
Follow Computerworld on Facebook

Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective organizations.

Logo Licensing

Computerworld has created a special logo for the 2019 Best Places to Work in IT.

The logo is available for use on advertising collateral, promotional materials, direct mail campaigns, newsletters, etc. on or after June 17, 2019.

If you would like to purchase a license to use the 2019 Best Places to Work ln IT logo, please contact Mike Shober, Content Sales & Licensing, The YGS Group, at 717.430.2229 or 800.290.5460.

 

Advertising Opportunity
Here's your chance to congratulate your organization within the pages of Computerworld's Special Report, digitally promoted through all IDG social media channels, newsletters, and available to Computerworld.com’s 3 million+ monthly website visitors for download. Get the details here.

 

Order Reprints
Please Note: ANY public announcement is under embargo until 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time, June 17, 2019.

To order Reprints, Eprints, Benchmark Reports, and Award Merchandise, please contact Mike Shober, The YGS Group, at 717.430.2229 or 800.290.5460.

 

Please Note
YGS Is the only authorized custom award partner for Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT. If you receive solicitation to purchase awards or plaques from any unauthorized vendors, please contact us at BestPlaces@computerworld.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Computerworld?
A. 
Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

Q. What is the Best Places to Work in IT list?
A.
 The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

Q. Who are past recipients?
A.
 The Best Places to Work in IT program began in 1994, and each year since then 100 organizations have received the honor. The 2018 recipients can be viewed here.

Q. How can I promote this honor?

A. After an embargo date of June 17, 2019, you may promote this honor externally. Please review the press release template for ideas and a quote from Ken Mingis, executive editor of Computerworld.

Q. Whom should I contact if I have further questions?
A.
 Please contact the following people:

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