Canadian Publishing Industry News
17 January 2019,     TORONTO

Blue Ant Buys The Baby Shows

Cottage Life another Blue Ant Media brand
Cottage Life another Blue Ant Media brand
Blue Ant Media announced  that it will be expanding its Canadian consumer show business with the acquisition of The Baby Shows, which take place in Toronto in Spring and Fall at the Enercare Centre. The shows adds to the company’s portfolio of consumer events across Canada, which include the Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show, the Edmonton Cottage Life and Cabin Show and the Seasons Christmas Show in Toronto.

17 January 2019,     TORONTO

Call For Entries Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards


Canadian Journalism Foundation  awards honouring significant contributions to journalism and to provide fellowship opportunities for early-career journalists. 
Take a look, make a submission or nomination, and share with friends and colleagues whose work and talent deserve to be recognized.The awards include: CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, CJF Lifetime Achievement Award,

13 January 2019,     TORONTO

Devin Kinasz New Publisher of Travelweek

Devin Kinasz Publisher of Travelweek
Devin Kinasz Publisher of Travelweek
Devin Kinasz will be taking on the leadership role as the new publisher at Travelweek Group, a Canadian  travel trade publication , in both print and digital. Starting with Travelweek in 2013 as Director of Digital Strategy, Devin was instrumental in doubling Travelweek’s digital revenue over the past 5 years, and led several transformations of different website and email products, plus conceptualized and successfully launched the world’s only virtual reality platform for the travel trade.

13 January 2019,     TORONTO

Paul Godfrey Stepping Down as CEO of Postmedia

Paul Godfrey now Chairman
Paul Godfrey now Chairman
Paul Godfrey is stepping down as CEO of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. but will remain as executive chairman of the company, which owns the National Post, Vancouver Province, London Free Press, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Sun Newspapers and other newspapers. Godfrey  has led Postmedia since its inception in 2010. In 2016 he cut 800 jobs at Postmedia to try to stem mounting losses.

2 January 2019,     KINGBRIDGE, ONTARIO

Business Media Summit Key Note Speaker

Kevin Turpin of National Journal
Kevin Turpin of National Journal
The Business Media Leadership Summit returns February 5–6, 2019 to the Kingbridge Conference Centre, King City, just north of Toronto. The keynote speaker this year is Kevin Turpin, president of the Washington, D.C.-based National Journal.
Under Kevin's leadership, National Journal has gained an international reputation for successfully developing new and innovative revenue streams in the face of the disruption and challenges facing all publishers.

2 January 2019,     TORONTO

B2B Readership Study

Business media readership report
Business media readership report
A market research study of Canadian B2B publications conducted by RKI for Magazines Canada found that, regardless of medium, business media content is highly valued and trusted by their audiences. The business media readership is highly engaged, has decision-making power and purchasing influence, and has great confidence in the content of B2B media. The study shows that business media magazines are read by senior people in the industries which they cover, the majority of whom are buyers/purchase influencers.

31 December 2018,     SAINT-HYACINTHE

TC Media Buys Somabec and Edisem

Transcontinental still keeps it hand in publishing
Transcontinental still keeps it hand in publishing
TC Media announces  the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. Founded in 1968, Somabec  represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science. In addition, the transaction includes the acquisition of publishing house Edisem, owned by Mr. Rhéaume, which particularly specializes in the publication of medical books.

11 December 2018,     TORONTO

Weddingbells Launch Awards Program

Brand extension into awards business
 Weddingbells has announce the launch of the Weddingbells Canadian Wedding Awards.The Weddingbells Canadian Wedding Awards  will recognize the best in bridal products and services across 18 categories, from cakes to photographers, videographers, planners, florists, designers, venues and more.
The awards will be judged  in early January, and winners will be announced in all 18 categories—including the eastern, central and western Canada regional.

11 December 2018,    

State of The Media Report

Cision  surveyed 1,355 journalists from across seven countries on their perception of the media and communications industries to craft the State of the Media Report 2018. 
Results include,being accurate is more important than being first. Journalists are concerned about fake news and trust in the media.Reporters and editors still trust the press release the most. PR professionals are being asked to provide accurate,

6 December 2018,     TORONTO

The 10th Anniversary 2018 COPAs is a Wrap


The Canadian Online Publishing Awards celebrated its 10th Aniversary on November 14 at the historic Eglinton Grand in Toronto. The winners this year came from across the country with Western Canada getting 11 Golds, 11 Silvers; Ontario had 20 Gold and 21 Silver; Quebec 11G, 9 Silver; and the Maritimes 2G and 1 Silver. 

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