*We ask that you refrain from any public announcements until 6 a.m. ET on June 23, 2020, the embargo date.*

Congratulations!

Your organization has been selected as one of Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 2020 Best Places to Work in IT.

On June 23rd a complete list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT will be featured online on IDGInsiderPro.com and linked to from Computerworld.com.

To help you with your promotional efforts related to this great honor, IDG 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 Insider Pro’s editor.

Logo Licensing Information and Reprints
Usage guidelines and licensing information for the Insider Pro and 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, the annual Best Places to Work in IT feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals. This year the 100 Best Places to work in IT is brought to you by IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld.

The list continues to be compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. Each year, 100 organizations are selected 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 23, 2020​.

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 the Insider Pro and Computerworld 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.) Insider Pro and Computerworld will release the Best Places to Work in IT list on June 23, 2020, at 6 a.m. Eastern Time. A press release highlighting the Best Places to Work in IT will be distributed on June 23, 2020. All other press releases should be drafted and issued by your organization following the June 23rd announcement.

 

For information related to the 2020 Best Places to Work in IT list :
BestPlaces@computerworld.com 

For publicity-related questions, please contact:
Lynn Holmlund  
Marketing Director
IDG Communications, Inc.

 

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

Obtaining a quote from Insider Pro
If your organization wishes to include a quote attributed to an Insider Pro spokesperson, please use the following quote to reinforce Best Places to Work in IT key messages. All quotes should be attributed to Mark Lewis, VP Audience Development at IDG’s Insider Pro, and cannot be edited.

“As technology continues to evolve more rapidly than ever, attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain that technology has never been more important or more challenging,” said Mark Lewis, VP Audience Development at IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Place to Work in IT list share a common denominator: They create an environment that not only rewards workers with competitive compensation and benefits, but they also foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”

 

References to Computerworld and the Best Places to Work in IT
All communications involving Insider Pro, 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 Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Places to Work in IT.
  • Insider Pro has Insider Pro as two words with the “P” capitalized, and Computerworld is always one word, and the "w' is not capitalized.
  • On first reference, list Computerworld 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 23, 2020 at IDGInsiderPro.com and 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 Insider Pro and Computerworld corporate boilerplates and short Best Places to Work in IT description may be used, where appropriate, in press releases referencing inclusion as a Insider Pro and Computerworld Best Place to Work in IT.

Corporate Boilerplate  

About Insider Pro

InsiderPro provides its subscribers with access to in-depth journalism, exclusive research, enterprise product reviews, hands-on advice, editor-curated special reports and feature articles on topics such as AI, machine learning, cloud platforms, analytics, network security, cyber threats, IoT, tech careers and much more. Insider Pro is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available. at www.idg.com.

Follow Insider Pro on Twitter: @InsiderPro_IDG #BestPlacesIT

Follow IDG on Twitter: @IDGWorld
Follow Insider Pro on LinkedIn

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 www.idg.com.

Follow Computerworld on Twitter: @Computerworld #BestPlacesIT
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 IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Insider Pro and 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, IDG 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 Mark Lewis. 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 Lynn Holmlund.

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

 

Template Press Release

Contact

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld name [Company name] to 2020 list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT.

DATELINE - June 23, 2020 - IDG's Insider Pro (https://www.idginsiderpro.com) and Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com) announce [Company name] as a 2020 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 IDGInsiderPro.com and Computerworld.com along with results from the 2020 Best Places to Work in IT survey.

[Company Quote]

[Unique facts about company's IT practices] 

“As technology continues to evolve more rapidly than ever, attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain that technology has never been more important or more challenging,” said Mark Lewis, VP Audience Development at IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Place to Work in IT list share a common denominator: They create an environment that not only rewards workers with competitive compensation and benefits, but they also foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”

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 Insider Pro and 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, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

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

About Insider Pro

InsiderPro provides its subscribers with access to in-depth journalism, exclusive research, enterprise product reviews, hands-on advice, editor-curated special reports and feature articles on topics such as AI, machine learning, cloud platforms, analytics, network security, cyber threats, IoT, tech careers and much more. Insider Pro is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available. at www.idg.com.

Follow Insider Pro on Twitter: @InsiderPro_IDG #BestPlacesIT

Follow IDG on Twitter: @IDGWorld
Follow Insider Pro on LinkedIn

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 www.idg.com.

Follow Computerworld on Twitter: @Computerworld #BestPlacesIT
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

Insider Pro and Computerworld have created a special logo for the 2020 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 23, 2020.

If you would like to purchase a license to use the 2020 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 InsiderPro and Computerworld's Special Report, digitally promoted through all IDG social media channels, newsletters, and available to IDGInsiderPro.com’s subscribers and Computerworld.com’s 2 million+ monthly website visitors for download. Get the details here.

 

Order Reprints
Please Note: ANY public announcement is under embargo until 6 a.m. Eastern Time, June 23, 2020.

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 Insider Pro and 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 Insider Pro?
A.
Insider Pro provides its subscribers with access to in-depth journalism, exclusive research, enterprise product reviews, hands-on advice, editor-curated special reports and feature articles on topics such as AI, machine learning, cloud platforms, analytics, network security, cyber threats, IoT, tech careers and much more. Insider Pro is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available. at www.idg.com.

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 Insider Pro and 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, IDG 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 2019 recipients can be viewed here.

Q. How can I promote this honor?

A. After an embargo date of June 23, 2020, you may promote this honor externally. Please review the press release template for ideas and a quote from Mark Lewis, VP Audience Development at IDG’s Insider Pro.

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

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