Canadian Publishing Industry News
17 November 2017,     OTTAWA

Meet Magazines on Parliament Hill

 

 

Magazines Canada members and key partners are invited to join the association's Board of Directors in Ottawa on November 21 for  Magazines on the Hill reception. This is an opportunity to meet  with Members of Parliament, Senators and other influential Ottawa decision-makers who are responsible for the legislation that underpins Canada's cultural policy and programs, including the Canada Periodical Fund.

Come out and share a #MagazineMoment with Ottawa!

7 November 2017,     TORONTO

State of Digital Seminar

 

 

How to compete in the digital world for publidhers. What digital wagon do they hitch a ride on? The digital landscape includes programmatic, search, social, content marketing, web display and email.  What are the needs of the reader and advertiser in this new environment? There are signs that readers are suffering from digital ad overload? What is the ad effectiveness of tv, radio, outdoor, newspaper and magazines versus digital which is better. What works and doesn’t work will be explored in this panel discussion with 3 marketers.

7 November 2017,     MONTREAL

Transcontinental Media sell 21 publications

 

exiting the publishing feild
exiting the publishing field
Transcontinental Media  announces  the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties to Icimédias Inc. In total, 140 employees of these various publications and 28 employees from TC Media's Production team are transferred to Icimédias.  With the completion of this transaction, close to 50% of the titles included in this process are now in the hands of local owners.

7 November 2017,     TOTONTO

Magazine Canada Awards Merge with National Magazine Awards

 
 
The National Media Awards Foundation and Magazines Canada  announce the integration of 10 Magazine Grands Prix categories into the National Magazine Awards.The National Magazine Awards will be a unified program of 29 categories  to recognize excellence in journalism, writing, visual art, design and publishing. Open to all Canadian creators and publications in both official languages, the National Magazine Awards recognize our country’s diverse communities of readers.

7 November 2017,     LONDON

KODACHROME launched by Eastman Kodak

 
A magazine about analog renaissance
A magazine about the  analog renaissance
Kodachrome is a new magazine designed to tell the story of the analog renaissance and to showcase the place of craft and analog technologies in contemporary culture. KODACHROME magazine highlights the worlds of cinematography, photography, vinyl records, publishing and more, telling a broad mix of stories inspired by the craft revival – while also considering the harmonious balance with digital technologies like 3D printing and CGI.
 

6 November 2017,    

Quebecor launches a tablet version of the J5 mobile app for Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec daily newspapers

 

The digital consumption habits of Canadians according to Comscore based on their hardware show that 50% of users are on the desktop, 30% smartphones and 20% tablets. Canadians are well connected with 30.6M cellphone subscribers (73% have smartphones) in a market with a population of 35.1M (87% index), that is 2 phones per household in Canada (15.4M HHs), the average household size is 2.4. 

6 November 2017,    

Cover Re-Design for Canadian Woodworking

 

The Dec/Jan 2018 issue of Canadian Woodworking has a fresh new look.  Publishers Linda and Paul Fulcher commissioned K9 Strategy + Design to assist with the project.

 

Norm Lourenco, Creative Director at K9 Strategy + Design said this:
 

“Our main goal with this project was to develop a masthead logo/wordmark that would stand out against its competitors – a challenge when working with long titles. We worked hard to find the right balance that would accommodate the variety of different sized projects that are regularly featured on the cover and at the same time allow the masthead to stand out.”


 

4 November 2017,    

St Joseph launches new Men’s Service magazine - "Title”

 

St Joseph media has tweaked their stable of 10 brands that include city lifestyle magazines (Toronto Life, Ottawa Magazine) and women service pubs (FASHION Magazine, Weddingbells, Marriage Québec, Canadian Family) is launching a Men’s service magazine “Title” this November. The new publication Title replaces the former Men’s FASHION magazine and will be targeting affluent Men 28-50.

30 October 2017,    

Panelists Announced for the State of Digital Seminar for COPA Awards Party

 

The State of Digital Seminar that is now part of the COPA Awards program will have a distinguished panel this year that will include Gah-Yee Won, Director, Global Digital Brand Strategy at Scotiabank, Taina Suomela the Toronto office General Manager of InBox Marketer a email marketing agency and Fawn Annan, President & CMO IT World Canada (ITWC) and content marketing services and technology publishing company with a 30 year history.

 

5 October 2017,    

Cover of the week: Sports Illustrated gets into Politics

 

The latest issue of Sports Illustrated has gotten into politics.   I give SI credit for not shying away from controversy…controversy typically helps sell magazines.  Therefore, it deserves to be the Cover of the Week. However, I’m just not sure the gamble is going to pay off for Sports Illustrated this time on newsstands, in the USA, although it probably will here in Canada.

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