Friday, November 18, 2011
Women of Influence Inc. has selected finalists for the 2011 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA). All finalists will be honoured at the 19th Annual Awards Gala – hosted by Diane Francis, editor-at-large for the National Post – on November 28, 2011 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

Ellen Kral, Group Publisher and CEO of Kenilworth Publishing Inc. & Kenilworth Media Inc., is one of three finalists for the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.

Ellen Kral
Ellen Kral

The RBC CWEA recognizes women entrepreneurs from across Canada who make impressive contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Nominees share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursing their dreams. The award series will recognize business women from three major regions across Canada; east, central and west.

Over 3,000 women entrepreneurs were nominated for the awards, the highest number of nominations since the creation of the program.  Candidates were required to complete a thorough application; a prominent Canadian judging panel of business leaders reviewed all qualifying applications. Following the due diligence process completed by Deloitte’s Private Client Services, the winners will be selected by the judges.

See an interview she gave on Professionally Speaking TV at this link:

Wednesday, November 09, 2011
The December 2011 issue of Vanity Fair is red hot. Scarlett Johansson lights up the cover, which is sure to spark some sizzling sales.

We often talk about eye contact, which is undeniably great, but what about the lip contact.  I don’t know if those lips are real, have been digitally enhanced, have had a little botox added, or what. But I think plenty of newsstand buyers are going to want to learn more about the “funniest, frankest sexpot since Marilyn Monroe.”

Monday, November 07, 2011
It seems a bit counter-intuitive, but according to ABC statements, Wired magazine reported that their digital single copy sales decreased in the June 2011 period.

On the June 2010 statement Wired reported an average of 17,167 digital replica single copies had been sold.  On the December 2010 statement Wired reported an average sale of 27,369 digital replica singe copies had been sold…an increase of 58.4%.  However, on the June 2011 statement, Wired reported sales of digital single copies of just 13,147 on average, for a 52% decrease. Wired did report, for the first time, an average sale of 2,020 digital replica subscriptions in June 2011.  When Wired debuted their first digital replica single copy with the June 2010 issue, they sold 103,000 copies. 

On the other hand, Popular Photography reported that their digital subscriptions averaged 13,745 for the June 2011 period, up from 9,760 in December 2010 for a 41% increase.  In June of 2010 they reported digital replica subscriptions of 3,560. Therefore, sales are up 286% year over year. Popular Photography also reported 1,821 non replica digital subs on averge for the June 2011 period and 1,898 non replica digital single copies.

Popular Photography has maintained their 318/M to 319/M print subscription level over this period.  Print single copy sales were 22,202 for June 2011, 23,323 for December 2010, and 27,771 for June 2010.

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