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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

18 June 2018,     TORONTO

New Editor for Wings and Helicopters

Jon Robinson
Jon Robinson
Jon Robinson is the new editor of Wings Magazine and sister publication Helicopters. Jon was previous editor of Print Action another Annex trade publication. He came with Print Action when it was sold to Annex in 2013. Jon was with Print Action for 15 years. He is a Economics graduate of Brock University.

13 June 2018,     TORONTO

St. Joseph Media buys Totem from Yellow Pages

Circulation of 4.5 million
Circulation of 4.5 million
 St. Joseph Communications announced the acquisition of Totem from Yellow Pages Ltd. Totem will now operate under Strategic Content Labs, the custom content arm of St. Joseph Media that creates print and digital products.Totem’s biggest clients include  the quarterly CAA Magazine with combined readership of 4.5 million. Other Totem clients include  The Hockey News and The London Magazine. F ounded as Redwood Custom Communications, it was bought by TC Media in 2008 and then sold to Yellow Pages in 2016 and renamed Totem. 

13 June 2018,     BURNABY, BC

Western Living and Vancouver Magazine Sold to Canada Wide Media

Vancouver City Magazine
Vancouver City Magazine
Peter Legge, CEO and chair, Canada Wide Media Limited,  announce the acquisition of Western Living magazine, Vancouver magazine and related print and digital assets.
The acquisition also includes WLCondo and Vancouver magazine City Guide.  
Vancouver magazine is published 10 times a year with a readership of 314,000 and Western Living is also published 10 times a year with a readership of more than 287,000.  Western Canadian focus is centered on three pillars: home design and décor, food and wine, and travel.

10 June 2018,     MONTREAL

All but One of Transcontinental Publications Sold

 

 
Transcontinental  Media Sector, TC Media, announces  the sale of three more of its local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc., a company of which Mr. Frédéric Couture is President. In total, 26 employees of the various publications and 1 employee from TC Media's Production team are transferred to Groupe Lexis Média inc.Six months ago, this publisher acquired 12 of TC Media's  local newspapers as part of our sale process launched a year ago

7 June 2018,     TORONTO

COPA unveils refreshed logo for its 10th anniversary

 

The COPAs , the badge of honour in the digital world celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018 and a special logo has been created for this special milestone for the awards. Martin Seto, producer of the COPAs, in celebration for the 10th Anniversary decided to roll  back entries fees to when they first launched the COPAs in 2009.

2 June 2018,     TORONTO

State of The Media Report

2018 Global Report
2018 Global Report
 Cision surveyed 1,355 journalists from across seven countries on their perception of the media and communications industries to craft the State of the Media Report 2018. 
As the media contends with constant accusations of fake news, anti-media sentiment, and an overwhelming supply of competing content, it's becoming much more difficult for professional journalists and influencers to be heard.

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