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Joseph Braue Appointed SVP and Group Director of CMP's Light Reading; Industry Veteran to Strengthen CMP's Communications Portfolio
Oct 02, 2007 (10:10 AM EDT)

MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP today announced that industry veteran Joseph Braue has been appointed Senior Vice President and Group Director of Light Reading, the world's leading online communications publication.

Braue brings more than 20 years of editorial and publishing experience in the telecommunications and IT sectors to Light Reading, which provides news and analysis via, and paid research through HeavyReading, a leading telecommunications research firm. Light Reading also produces leading industry events such as Ethernet Expo, Optical Expo and The Future of Broadband. This fall, Light Reading launched Contentinople, a new online brand focused on the emerging digital content media and distribution industry. Braue reports to Tony Uphoff, President of CMP's Business Technology Group (BTG), which includes TechWeb, the leading online destination for decision-making IT professionals and InformationWeek, the leading IT media brand.

"Joe has a stellar track record of developing the right products to achieve the business objectives of his customers. His strong entrepreneurial spirit, combined with his wealth of industry knowledge, is a winning formula for the continued growth of Light Reading. We are excited that Joe has joined the team and look forward to his leadership in creating even more innovative solutions for our customers," Uphoff said.

Most recently, Braue was Senior Vice President for CMP Integrated Marketing Solutions (CIMS), which achieved more than 300 percent revenue growth over the past three years. Braue was named one of the "Top 40 Influencers in Magazine Publishing in 2005" by FOLIO, and his CIMS group won several industry awards for content-driven solutions for high-tech marketers. Previously, Braue was Vice President and Group Publisher for Data Communications magazine and founded magazine in 1996. He has a BS in communications from St. John's University, New York City.

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( ) is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP.

About CMP

CMP ( ) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event, and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times, and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developer Conference, and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights, and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to

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