CMP Media's Channel Group Names New Publishers

Dan Dignam Takes Helm at CRN, Robert DeMarzo to Head VARBusiness

Dec 16, 2004

CMP Media's Channel Group has strengthened its two flagship publications by naming Dan Dignam as publisher of CRN and Robert DeMarzo as publisher of VARBusiness, effective Jan. 1, 2005.

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"The promotion of Dan and Bob to these key positions sets the group on a path to continued success in 2005 and beyond," said Robert Faletra, president of CMP's Channel Group, in announcing the promotions. "We have had two very solid years in a row and our prospects for the future are extremely bright with these exceptional professionals leading both publications' talented publishing and editorial teams."

Dan Dignam joins CRN, the newsweekly that provides vital information for VARs and technology integrators, following four years as associate publisher of VARBusiness. Before becoming Publisher of CRN, Dignam had been northeast regional manager of CMP's Customer First program and an account director at CRN. Earlier in his career, Dignam was with Miller Freeman Publications.

Robert DeMarzo, currently a CMP Media vice president and editorial director of VARBusiness becomes vice president and publisher of the biweekly magazine that covers the business of technology integration. DeMarzo has been news editor, managing editor and editor of CRN. Before being named to his present VARBusiness position, he served as the magazine's editor-in-chief.

Jeannie Cappo, western regional sales manager at VARBusiness, replaces Dignam as associate publisher. Faletra indicates that a new editor is being sought for the magazine.

About CRN

CRN provides Solution Providers and Business Technology Integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to run their businesses successfully. As an advocate and voice of the Channel, Solution Providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. With more than 20 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for 117,000 channel professionals. CRN can be found on the Web at

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 18 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for Solution Providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available on the magazine's Web site at

About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

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