(WESTPORT, CT -June 16, 1998) - Mecklermedia, "The Internet Media Company," (Nasdaq: MECK) announced today that David Arganbright has joined the company's Web publishing division as vice president of commerce and licensing, a newly created position.

"As the largest pure Internet information resource on the Web, there is a great deal of potential in commerce and licensing for," said Alan Meckler, chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia. "Our tightly focused audience of Web developers, Internet professionals and sophisticated Internet users is very attractive to sellers of goods and services."

Prior to joining Mecklermedia, Mr. Arganbright served as president of Grolier Interactive in Danbury, CT, where he published the best selling and award winning, "Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia," as well as a number of reference and education titles. Mr. Arganbright led the business development efforts there which included numerous licensing and distribution agreements, building Grolier relationships with AOL, CompuServe, AT&T; Worldnet, Dow Jones, Philips and GTE, to name a few.

"David's proven ability and vast experience in the licensing and commerce area will certainly be an asset to the team," added Chris Elwell,'s vice president and general manager.

Mr. Arganbright received his business degree from the University of Cincinnati and his MBA from Miami University.

Mecklermedia Corporation, "The Internet Media Company," based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of Internet information through its Internet World and ISPCON trade shows, Internet World weekly and Boardwatch monthly print publications, and the network of Web sites at, which provides daily news and information resources for the Internet community, as well as at and at Mecklermedia also publishes the ISDEX, the only 100% Internet stock index featuring 50 leading companies at Mecklermedia's global presence includes Internet World trade shows and licensed publications throughout Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Dara Tyson
Mecklermedia Corporation
(203) 341-2972
[email protected]

Lynn Bodges
Mecklermedia Corporation
(203) 341-2842
[email protected]

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