Companies around the world have embraced green technology to drive projects and develop products aimed at boosting energy efficiency, trimming waste, and reducing or eliminating the use or the production of harmful substances. The InfoWorld Green 15 awards recognize the 15 most innovative IT initiatives that fall under this umbrella of sustainability.

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InfoWorld Green 15 Promotional Information

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Read about the 2013 InfoWorld Green 15 winners

To help you promote your win, InfoWorld has supplied the following PR information and usage guidelines.

Note that companies named as an InfoWorld Green 15 Award winner may be referenced in press outreach to publicize the awards and InfoWorld's content about the awards. InfoWorld will not disclose proprietary corporate information, but it may highlight information included by your organization in the original InfoWorld Green 15 Awards content.

If you would like a physical award, you can ordered through the YGS Group via phone at (800) 290-5460 x129 or via email at Note that YGS solely determines the cost of the awards' production.

The InfoWorld Green 15 brand is a valuable asset that International Data Group needs to protect. We ask that you help us by properly using the logo in accordance with our guidelines listed below. Accordingly, we ask that your business partners, customers, and other third parties adhere to the guidelines listed below. 

As an InfoWorld Green 15 winner, you have the opportunity to purchase a license for the rights to use the InfoWorld Green 15 logo. Please contact Christina Donahue at, or or 508-620-7760 for additional details. 

Parties given permission to use the InfoWorld Green 15 logotype must adhere to the following rules:

  • The logotype may not be altered in any manner, including size, proportions, colors, elements, type, or in any other respect. You may not animate, morph, or otherwise distort its perspective or dimensional appearance.
  • The logotype may not be combined with any other graphic or textural elements and may not be used as a design element of any other logo or trademark.
  • The logotype must be separated from your company name and product names by the space of one logo width or one inch, whichever is greatest.


If you have questions, please contact Lynn Holmlund in IDG Enterprise Marketing.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before preparing a press release that references InfoWorld and the InfoWorld Green 15 rankings.

If your company would like to include a quote attributed to an InfoWorld spokesperson, please use the following quote to reinforce InfoWorld Green 15 key messages. Modified versions of this quote are subject to approval from InfoWorld. All quotes should be attributed to Ted Samson, Senior Analyst, InfoWorld.


“Once again, organizations represented in this year's crop of Green 15 winners have raised the green bar, finding innovative ways to leverage sustainable IT practices to reduce costly waste and boost efficiency while improving their overall environmental standing.”

All communications involving InfoWorld and the InfoWorld Green 15 Awards must be consistent with the style and content listed below:

  • The full feature name is the InfoWorld Green 15 Awards
  • InfoWorld is always one word, and the "w" is capitalized.
  • On first reference, list the publication as "IDG's InfoWorld." InfoWorld as a stand-alone name may be used after the first reference.
  • If a subsidiary of an organization is included in the rankings, press releases or marketing material should specify that the unit -- not the parent organization -- received the award. If the parent unit is cited, the name of the subsidiary unit should be more prominent in placement, size, and usage than that of the parent unit.


The following approved InfoWorld corporate boilerplate and short InfoWorld Green 15 Awards description may be used, where appropriate, in press releases referencing inclusion in the InfoWorld Green 15 feature.


Approval Process

All releases must be sent to InfoWorld for review and approval prior to distribution. Please note that approval for press releases can ONLY be granted by InfoWorld.

Please send a draft of your release to Lynn Holmlund for review, and allow two business days for written approval. When sending your release for approval, please include your name, the selected company you are representing, e-mail address, phone number, description of your intent to make an announcement, and the planned distribution date of the release.

All costs associated with the writing, issuance, and distribution of press releases are the responsibility of the company issuing the release. Permission to issue announcements regarding the InfoWorld Green 15 Awards feature is made at the discretion of InfoWorld. InfoWorld reserves the right to deny selected companies the right to incorporate references to the InfoWorld Green 15 Awards and/or InfoWorld in press releases and marketing material.

For more information contact:

Lynn Holmlund
Sr. Marketing and PR Specialist
(508) 935-4526


Companies around the world have embraced green technology to drive projects and develop products aimed at boosting energy efficiency, trimming waste, and reducing or eliminating the use or the production of harmful substances. The InfoWorld Green 15 awards recognize each year the 15 most innovative IT initiatives that fall under this umbrella of sustainability.

Inclusion in the InfoWorld Green 15 rankings 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 work environment, and not state or imply that your organization’s product or service is being honored.

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