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24 October 2018,     TORONTO

COPA State of Digital Seminar - How to Sell Ads in the Digital Age

 
The COPAs has released its State of Digital Ad Seminar panel that is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Eglinton Grand in Toronto from 4-6pm as part of the 10th Anniversary COPA Awards event. This will provide tips for your ad sales teams for the digital age with speakers from the Ad tech world, Chris Sharpe,

26 September 2018,     TORONTO

COPA 2018 Finalists Released. A spotlight on Canadian talent

 

The COPAs is a national awards program and celebration for all the outstanding digital publishing professionals in Canada.  The finalists for the 2018 Awards were posted on the COPA web site  Click here to see the finalists. In its 10th year anniversary the COPAs has become the badge of honour in the Canadian publishing industry for excellence in online content. 

One of the more notable entries in the Academic division is written by Cory Morrison a student from Sheridan College who lives with autism and his article  - “The journey of autism services “ is a finalist in the Best Article category. Another first this year were entries from a bilingual Chinese culture magazine Fete Chinoise that is  finalist in the Best Niche Website and Best investigative Article in the Consumer division

 

13 September 2018,     TORONTO

Matthew Holmes Leaves Magazine Canada

Matthew Holmes
Matthew Holmes
 Matthew Holmes, Magazines Canada's President and Chief Executive Officer, has left the organization for a position leading government and institutional relations for Queen's University.Over the past three years, Matthew has steered Magazines Canada through considerable changes in the industry, and our association. Matthew oversaw a period of change management and renewal at Magazines Canada. Magazines Canada will be transitioning to new leadership under an Executive Director.

11 September 2018,     TORONTO

Rogers Selling Off Last Magazines

Once Canada's largest circulation magazine
Once Canada's largest circulation magazine
Rogers, according to a Globe & Mail story is looking for a buyer for  eight of it's  magazine and digital assets, including Maclean’s, Canadian Business, MoneySense, Today’s Parent, Hello! Canada, Flare and Chatelaine’s French and English editions . Rogers wants to  sell them as a package  deal, rather than selling them off piece meal

11 September 2018,     OAKVILLE

Horizon Travel and ONtheGO Magazines Sold to Lazarus Bleau

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Lazarus Bleau Inc.  has acquired Horizon Travel Magazine and OntheGo Toronto media business. Horizon Travel and lifestyle magazine is distributed through The Toronto Star, National Post and The Wall Street Journal, claims of a readership of over 4 million consumers in Canada and the US.

11 September 2018,     TORONTO

Major Cuts To Postmedia Newspapers

One of 10 newspapers going out of print
One of 10 newspapers going out of print
Postmedia  has close six community newspapers and gone online with four others. They will also cut about 10 per cent of thier workforce across the newspaper chain. 
Postmeedia  has shut down the Camrose Canadian and Strathmore Standard in Alberta and the Kapuskasing Northern Times, Ingersoll Times, Norwich Gazette and Petrolia Topic in Ontario.

20 July 2018,    

Ricardo Media Appoints Lee Herberman

Lee Herberman Head of Business Development
Lee Herberman Head of Business Development
Ricardo Media Inc. has announce the appointment of Lee Herberman as Head of Business Development.  Experienced in all facets of broadcasting, production and strategic development, Herberman will lead the development and execution of new initiatives in English Canada.  

19 July 2018,     OTTAWA

Export Funding Program Includes Magazines

Can Canadian Magazines be exported?
Can Canadian Magazines be exported?
With Creative Canada, the Government plans to help Canada’s creative industries open up opportunities in new markets around the world. The Government investment of $125 million over 5 years to implement Canada’s first Creative Export Strategy.This includes the launch of Creative Export Canada, a new funding program that will help creators stand out in the global market.

19 July 2018,     TORONTO

Magazines Canada Moving

 
Magazines Canada is moving to a new office space.
As of August 1, 2018, Magazines Canada’s new mailing address is:555 Richmond Street West, Suite 604
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1. Phone number will remain 416 504-0274
 Note that the Distribution Warehouse is NOT moving.

18 June 2018,     TORONTO

Rogers cuts 75 from Publishing Division

 

Maclean's and Chatelaine lost staff
Maclean's and Chatelaine lost staff
Rogers Media cuts 75 staff from publishing operations. As Rogers moves further out of  publishing, about one-third of the staff from the publishing and digital content division have been let go. Included  in the lay offs were  staff from Maclean' and  Chatelaine. There are now about 150 people left in the publishing division. Non of the frequencies of any of the publications has been changed

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