Getty Images Ranks Seventh on InformationWeek 500

Innovative Search Technology and Online Tool Development Boost Company into

Top 10

Sep 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from Getty Images, Inc.

    TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Getty Images, Inc.
 (NYSE:   GYI), the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content,
 today announced that it ranked seventh on the 2007 InformationWeek 500,
 which was revealed at a recent gala awards ceremony at the exclusive
 InformationWeek 500 conference in Tucson, Arizona. This ranking marks a
 significant shift from its 2006 ranking at 143.
     "This award caps off an exciting year of technological investments and
 developments at Getty Images, with the launch of our new website -- -- playing a large role in earning this recognition," said
 Bruce Livingstone, SVP of Technology at Getty Images. "Our innovative
 enhancements to the site, specifically the addition of our
 first-of-its-kind Catalyst search tool, demonstrate our focus on engaging
 our customers in new ways to make their jobs easier."
     "We'd like to extend our sincere congratulations to all InformationWeek
 500 honorees. These companies represent today's leading technology
 innovators, many of whom have joined us this week," said InformationWeek
 vice president and publisher, John Siefert. "This group has prompted
 fascinating discussion on some of the most forward looking business
 technology initiatives to date."
     For nearly 20 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the
 nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual
 listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights
 the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply
 identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the
 InformationWeek 500 can be found online at
     About Getty Images (
     Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of visual
 content and the first place creative professionals turn to discover,
 purchase and manage imagery. The company's award-winning photographers and
 imagery help customers create inspiring work which appears every day in the
 world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns,
 films, television programs, books and Web sites. Headquartered in Seattle,
 WA and serving customers in more than 100 countries, Getty Images believes
 in the power of imagery to drive positive change, educate, inform, and
     About InformationWeek (
     InformationWeek is the leading multimedia Business Technology brand --
 online sites, magazine, events and research -- providing CIOs and IT
 decision makers with unique perspective and tools that work in lock step
 with their decision making process -- from the setting of business
 strategies to the evaluation and recommendation of technology solutions.
 Through its cross-media platform, InformationWeek provides editorial
 content developed by both journalists and CIO and IT peers delivered when
 and how they want it, 24/7. For Technology Marketers, InformationWeek
 offers a dynamic portfolio of products to engage and align with the
 largest, most influential buying audience in the market. This means
 marketing solutions that target broad audiences (reach), as well as media
 programs organized by content themes and specific audience segments
 (composition). The InformationWeek audience of 3 million buyers, includes
 CIOs, IT executives and business managers who cut across industries, job
 titles, company sizes and global borders.
     About CMP Technology (
     CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology
 industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information
 brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than
 any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of
 access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and
 buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology 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.
     Press Contact for Getty Images:
     Bridget Russel
     Director, Corporate Communications
     Press Contact for CMP:
     Ellen Asuncion
     Marketing Manager, InformationWeek

SOURCE Getty Images, Inc.