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Paul Bonington Promoted to SVP & Goup Publisher of the Mecklermedia Magazine Group


Mecklermedia Corporation announced that Paul Bonington has been promoted to senior vice president and group publisher of the Mecklermedia magazine group which includes Internet World, Web Week, and Web Developer publications. He was formerly the publisher of Web Week newspaper and Web Developer magazine. Paul's new responsibilities become effective immediately, and will encompass managing all aspects of editorial and advertising sales for the magazine group.

Bonington began his career at Mecklermedia in 1994 as the publisher of Internet World. In 1995, he was assigned the additional responsibilities of launch publisher for both Web Week and Web Developer, and a year later he took over publisher responsibilities for those titles full-time. Paul's 15 years of sales and management experience in this industry combined with his understanding of Mecklermedia's long-term objectives made him the ideal candidate for this top position, commented Alan Meckler. Under his leadership and with the strong team we have in place, I am confident our titles will continue to flourish as the media community becomes increasingly aware of the unique strengths of our print properties.

Prior to Mecklermedia, Bonington was Director of National Accounts for International Data Group (IDG) where he directed IDG's corporate-wide resources for major accounts including IBM, Digital, ATT, NEC, Texas Instruments, Lotus and Compaq. From 1987 to 1991, he served as District Manager for IDG's start-up weekly, Network World.

From 1985 to 1987, Paul was the Regional Manager for Capital Cities/ABC Inc.'s weekly Electronic News. From 1983 to 1985, he launched and developed Penton Publishing's Computer-Aided Engineering magazine as Eastern Regional Advertising Manager.

Paul began his publishing career as an advertising sales account executive in Ziff-DavisÌ special interest consumer magazine group.

Bonington replaces David Egan who held the title of president and COO of the group. Mr. Egan, who joined the company in April, resigned recently.

With BPA-audited, total qualified circulation of 319,068, effective with the June 1996 issue, Internet World is the authoritative resource through which savvy users gain greater professional and personal productivity from the Internet. Internet World serves its readership by providing high-level reporting and analysis of the key technological, legal, business, and social issues surrounding the Internet. It also provides comparative product testing through IW Labs.

Web Week, the "Newspaper of Web Technology and Business Strategy", serves corporate managers and IT professionals, and covers Web technology for Intranet and commercial applications. Web Week reaches more than 80,000 qualified subscribers with news, product analysis, and information.

Web Developer is a bimonthly magazine with a guaranteed distribution of 60,000, and helps technical professionals and programmers build, design, optimize, and maintain leading Web sites and Web applications by providing them with indepth tutorials, product testing and reviews, case studies, programming tips, and interviews.

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