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12 October 2021,     TORONTO

OHS Canada has a new publisher


Todd Humber
Todd Humber
Todd Humber is the new publisher of OHS Canada, Annex Business Medias’s occupational health and safety media brand. He assumes the role on Nov. 1

            “Workplace safety has always been a strong passion for me, and it’s an area where I have a lot of media experience,” said Humber.

12 October 2021,     TORONTO

Danielle Labrie takes over construction group at Annex


Danielle Labrie is the new group publisher of Annex Business Media Construction Group, which includes Glass Canada, Fenestration Review, Canadian Contractor, Canadian Rental Service, Rock to Road, Electrical Business, Energy Manager, and Crane & Hoist Canada. She is also joining Annex’s leadership team.

12 October 2021,     TORONTO

Canadian Art closes


Canadian Art is closing up shop after 37 years of publishing due to its financial position and revenue loss resulting directly from the COVID pandemic. The board of directors announced the immediate closure on its website in early October.
            “After thoroughly exhausting all options to allow Canadian Art to survive, the Board began the process of pursuing a wind-up that would best maintain the organization’s charitable status, protect the stewardship of its cultural assets for the future, and maximize recoveries to stakeholders such as employees, landlords, trade creditors,” said the announcement.

3 October 2021,     TORONTO, ON

Last Chance to Enter the 2021 COPAs and be the Best


The 2021 COPAs deadline for entries has been extended until October 8, 2021, so you still have chance to participate in this year’s edition.

This year the COPAs expect a bumper crop of entries not seen since 10 years ago at the tail end of the Dotcom boom. Industry participating is increasing and the COPAs will be the most competitive in years as there are a lot new companies entering.

30 September 2021,     TORONTO

Canadian Lodging News now Stay Magazine

Canadian Lodging News is being re-launched as Stay Magazine: Canadian Hotel Intelligence by its new owners, Big Picture New Media.
     New issues are expected shortly, and Stay is billed as a publication for leaders, executives, investors, suppliers, and employees who need access to the most current and relevant insights about the hotel business.

28 September 2021,     TORONTO

NFT covers from NOW and Georgia Straight


Media Central Corporation is selling NFTs of nine iconic magazine covers published by NOW Magazine and the Georgia Straight. The covers feature Grimes, Drake, Seth Rogan and more Canadian artists that have defined Vancouver and Toronto’s arts and entertainment history, said a press release by the company.

28 September 2021,     NEW YORK

The New Yorker weighs in on teen magazines


The New Yorker takes a deep look at the history and impact of teen magazines, like Elle Girl, Cosmo Girl, Jump, YM, and Teen People, all of which have ceased to exist. The article, by Kate Dwyer, asks whether, in an age of influencers and TikTok, magazines aimed at teens can ever be relevant again. Social brands have erased the authority of magazines even though teens still want guidance and a community, according to the article.

28 September 2021,     TORONTO

Tara Jacobs to head events at Annex


Tara Jacobs is the new director of events at Annex Business Media. She helped launch Annex’s current event portfolio starting in late 2013 and has been instrumental in driving the business from a handful of events to over 50 events across 30 Annex brands, said the company. More recently, she helped pivot from in-person to virtual events in a matter of weeks.

28 September 2021,     VANCOUVER

Georgia Straight website blocked in China


Georgia Straight editor, Charlie Smith, reports that after writing a column describing the tenure of president Xi Jinping as a disaster, and accusing him of getting cozy with authoritarian thugs, the brand’s website was blocked in China. The magazine reported the news earlier this week.

22 September 2021,     NEW YORK

Monotype Buys Hoefler&Co.

Creators of Gotham, Knockout , Chronical and Decimal
Creators of Gotham, Knockout , Chronical and Decimal
-Monotype today announced that it has acquired Hoefler&Co, the prominent type foundry based in New York City. Hoefler&Co is one of the most iconic names in type design, having designed the fonts that give voice to many of the world’s foremost institutions, publications, causes, and brands. With the acquisition of Hoefler&Co, Monotype will expand its type library to include some of the world’s most popular typefaces including Gotham, Knockout, Mercury, Sentinel, Chronicle, Decimal, and Archer . 

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