Canadian Publishing Industry News
19 May 2017,    

PressReader to offer all you can eat digital news and magazines on Bell Mobility with 6,000 titles.


Is this major market announcement Bell Mobility is now offering all their customers access to 6,000 newspapers and magazines available on PressReader to their subscribers for $10 per month. This is not a surprise as Rogers Media’s Texture digital magazine solution offers access to 200+ magazines for $14.99/mo for unlimited access has an estimated 100,000 subscribers and we all know how competitive Bell and Rogers are, just ask their sports departments. PressReader is based in Vancouver and works with  thousands of publishers in over 100 countries. Readers can browse newspapers and magazines on their web platform or download them to a smartphone or tablet using the PressReader app. 

17 May 2017,     TORONTO

Pattison’s Digital Out of Home Private News Channel is a new player in the digital publishing game.


The digital market is getting even more crowded as there is a new player in game with the entry of Pattison’s Out-of-home Digital Network. This private network includes video screens in subways in Toronto and office/ residential elevators that delivers news, weather and subway train arrival status. The ads can be posted in 2,500 screens in 1,000 locations and is now available to the programmatic ad network market through a company called Campsite.

15 May 2017,    

A Video going Viral for the right reasons - Free a Girl Campaign


A global issue that is getting a lot attention is child prostitution. It has been estimated that 2 million children are victims worldwide by the Free A Girl organization, based in the Netherlands. They launched a video campaign as part of the ‘Week against child prostitution', from May 15-21. The video outlines the atrocities of international child sex work, with girls as young as seven forced against their will into the trade. Masthead is going to help this cause by sharing this video to help build awareness of this issue with our influential readers in the publishing industry.  See the video at this link.

10 May 2017,    

Cover of the Week - Fashion: Peel & Reveal Cover


Fashion Magazine has announced that their Summer 2017 issue will feature a “peel and reveal cover treatment”.  The cover treatment has been sponsored by Joe Fresh.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Joe Fresh on another cover execution and a high quality editorial integration. The clean and contemporary look and feel of the issue is synonymous with the Joe Fresh brand and the peel-to-reveal cover adds a layer of intrigue and interactivity to the consumer experience,” said Jacqueline Loch, VP & Group Publisher, Women’s Brands at St. Joseph Media.

9 May 2017,    

2016 Newspaper Award Winners


The winners of the 2016 National Newspaper Awards were awarded at a Gala on May 5, 2017 in Toronto


The Globe and Mail took top honours  and  The Globe's Mark MacKinnon, was named 2016 Journalist of the Year. The Toronto Star won two awards, and eight other news organizations won one each – the Kingston Whig-Standard, the National Observer, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Canadian Press, La Presse, the Toronto Sun, the Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun, and Fort McMurray Today/Edmonton Journal/Edmonton Sun.

6 May 2017,     TORONTO

SCOTT'S Directories sold to Owen Media

ANNEX sells off Scott
ANNEX sells off Scott"s Directories
 Scott's Directories has been sold by Annex Media to Owen Media of Missisauga. Scott's Directoies was part of the trade publishing assets of Glacier Media that Annex bought several years ago. Scott's is a business trade index and database. It has gone through several owners. Original owned by Southam, than Postmedia and then Glacier Media of Vancouver. When Glacier exited the trade press it ended up in the deal with  Annex and Newcom. The plan is to move Scott's some time in July to Missisauga .

5 May 2017,    

Ingram Periodicals LLC Sold to TNG


TNG has announced the acquisition of Ingram‘s magazine sales and distribution business effective May 1st, 2017.

In a quote from the press release TNG President David Perry said, “Ingram is a well-respected organization servicing the needs of its clients. Their magazine delivery methodology is considerably different that TNG;s current model and this acquistion will position our company to meet the service needs of an ever-changing market place.”

3 May 2017,    

Lyne Robitaille adds TVA Publications’ magazines division to her current roles


Julie Tremblay, President & CEO of Quebecor Media Group and TVA Group Inc. is pleased to announce that Lyne Robitaille will add TVA Publications’ stable of magazines to her current role as Senior Vice President, Newspapers and Books. Lyne will draw on her rich track record in media, distribution and subscriptions to continue the transformation of TVA's magazines in an industry undergoing profound change. Lynn  previously spearheaded the digital shift at the Group’s newspapers, which has made them the most widely read medium on all platforms today. 

1 May 2017,    

Magnet Recap: CMC 2017 Award Winners, Canadian Magazine Awards / Grands prix du magazine

The latest winners from the magazine industry awards were announced at Magnet 2017 April 25-27 in Toronto. This year according to Norm Lourencio of K9 Design there were a lot of new faces this year at Magnet and was a bee hive of activity that was capped off with the Canadian Magazine Awards / Grands prix du magazine an elegant affair at the Four Seasons Hotel.


CMC 2017 Awards


The CMC 2017 Awards winners were announced on April 26 at the CDS cocktail reception and the winners this year are:

  • Audience Development – Canada’s History 
    Vendor of the Year co-winners – Mark Wade, Interprovincial and Colleen Moloney, CM Group
    Magazine of the Year – Canadian Woodworking
    Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 – Tom Worsley.

  • The awards are produced by the Circulation Management Association of Canada.


28 April 2017,    

The COPA 2017 Awards Categories have been released

The Canadian Online Publishing is now entering its 9th year. The COPAs produced by Masthead has decided to freshen up the categories this year, with a new division for Students/Schools and an emphasis on more content categories like Best 100-200 word Clickbait category. There will be new awards for investigative story, photo journalism, sports article, lifestyle article and company profile added to the mix of the awards this year. 



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