Canadian Magazine Industry News
21 July 2014,    

Professionally Speaking takes the lead at 2014 Tabbie awards

 PS's Honourable Mention for front cover
The 2014 Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI) awards, better known as the Tabbie’s were announced and a significant amount of Canadian publications came away with some hardware.

There were over 450 entries this year, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. The awards aim to showcase editors, writers and B2B publications as a whole that demonstrate excellence in their field.

In the Top 25 Best Single Issue category, Canadian Nurse’ s November 2013 issue came in eight place (Lisa Brazeau, Nahanni McIntosh, Joan Salton, Blair LeBlanc, Hector Palermo) and Wood Design and Building came in 25th for its fall 2013 issue (Theresa Rogers, Nicolas Heffernan, Sharon MacIntosh, Etienne Lalonde, Natalie Tarini, Katrina Teimourabadi).

17 July 2014,    

Spafax launches first issue of APEX Experience magazine

 
Spafax has launched the first issue of APEX Experience magazine, a publication that will provide content for the passenger experience industry with an emphasis on thought-provoking, intelligent and creative features.

The B2B magazine is being developed and published for the Airline Passenger Experience Association and is distributed worldwide to its members, however non-members will have free access to the digital version online.

17 July 2014,     TORONTO

It’s the end of an era for Toronto’s Maison de la Presse Internationale

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Maison de la Presse Internationale’s 99 Yorkville Ave. location will close its doors on July 22.

Cathy Ola, manager of the magazine and book shop started working at Maison de la Presse in 2003 when it was originally located at 105 Yorkville Ave.—now the location of the Hazelton Hotel.

“It’s the only French book store in Toronto, since Libraire Champlain closed down,” she said. “According to my loyal customers there’s nowhere else to go and get books and French magazines.”

16 July 2014,     SASKATCHEWAN

Independent magazine seeks funding on Indiegogo

First ever colour issue July/Aug.2014
Earlier this week, Briarpatch, a Saskatchewan based magazine, launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $3,000 in order to continue publishing the independent non-profit publication.

The funds will help supplement its tightly stretched budget, ($15,000 annually in public funding) and allow the magazine to continue to pay freelance writers for work that will appear in the print version as well as online.

15 July 2014,     TORONTO

MagNet 2015 pushed back, FIPP World Congress takes centre stage

 
MagNet’s 2015 conference will be pushed back to 2016 in order to shine a light on the Canadian Magazine industry during the FIPP World Congress taking place in Toronto on Oct. 13-15, 2015.

Hundreds of delegates from dozens of countries will be attending FIPP, and Magazine Canada’s board of directors and team behind the MagNet conference have developed and integrated Canadian programming with international programming at FIPP 2015, instead of going forward with the annual conference.

10 July 2014,    

PWAC to launch members only news brief publication

 
The Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) is launching The Current on July 24, a news brief publication that will be sent by email to over 600 subscribing freelance writers every Thursday.

PWAC has teamed up with B2B digital marketing company MultiView for the project.

10 July 2014,    

Ad recall in digital magazines on par with print

GfK MRI Starch Advertising Research has released a report stating advertisements in tablet versions of magazines have the same level of recall, on average as print magazine ads.

Although the report was done for the American market, it presents valuable information for Canadian publications in the wake of magazines going digital and/or having both digital and print editions.

The data also showed that tablets reach younger readers with high incomes and engagement. The average level of reader recall for print and digital ads in 2013 was 52% and the top noted digital magazine ads were recalled by over 80 % of readers—the same with print ads.

8 July 2014,     CANADA

Canadian post-secondary institutions receive CASE awards

 
Alberta’s Lethbridge College is one of nine Canadian educational institutions that received recognition from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards.

The Circle of Excellence awards showcases exceptional work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing and is open to those working at member colleges, universities, independent schools and nonprofits around the world.

Lethbridge’s Wider Horizons publication received a gold award in the Community College Magazine category.

3 July 2014,     U.S. AND CANADA

First half of 2014 sees more magazine launches than closures

MediaFinder, the largest online database of American and Canadian publications is reporting that in the first half of 2014, 93 magazines launched and 30 closed.
 
Eight Canadian magazines launched during the second quarter including Femmes, etc., CPA Magazine and the CPA Magazine French Edition. Five Canadian magazines folded, including Via Destinations and Profit: Your Guide to Business Success. Fresh Juice dropped its print edition.
 
Regional interest magazines were the most popular and six new print titles launched, including The Sip and 12th & Broad.
 

3 July 2014,     TORONTO

National Geographic now available for Next Issue Canada subscribers

 
Canada's only all-you-can-read digital magazine provider has added the National Geographic family to its roster.

Readers will now have access to National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Little Kids.

"At Next Issue, we are continuously expanding our catalogue to deliver incomparable access to the publications readers value most," said Steve Maich, Senior Vice President, Publishing, Rogers. "The National Geographic suite of magazines is among the most respected and well-known brands in the world, and adding them to our catalogue enhances the breadth of best-in-class content available to subscribers of all ages."

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