Canadian Magazine Industry News
8 October 2015,     TORONTO

New magazine has the skating community in mind

There’s a new quarterly magazine hitting the digital newsstands. Figure Skater Fitness is a publication for figure skaters, coaches, parents and the skate community as whole.

Within its 58 pages, readers will find the best advice and tips on a variety of topics including, fitness, mental training, nutrition, injury prevention and glamour.

8 October 2015,     TORONTO

FIPP World Congress starts next week

One of the largest magazine events to hit Toronto is taking place next week. From Oct. 14 to 15 the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel will be home to the 2015 FIPP World Congress.

Celebrating its 90th anniversary and 40th World Congress, FIPP will bring over 700 attendees and 50 industry leading keynote speakers from around the world together, to delve into the latest trends, developments and innovations in magazine media.

2 October 2015,     TORONTO

The CSME to host event on art direction

On Oct. 7, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is hosting an event to discuss the best way to plan art direction for a multi-platform brand and how to get the most out of your art budget.

Attendees will hear from two speakers: Chris Bond, creative director, digital editions (Canadian Living, ELLE Canada, The Hockey News, Style at Home, etc.) at TVA Publications, and Jessica Hoston, creative director at The Kit.

How to get the most of you art budget with a multi-platform brand will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the Hazleton Hotel in Toronto. The price for members will be $15, and $20 for non-members.

For tickets and more information, visit the CSME website.

30 September 2015,     MONTREAL

New appointments announced for TVA Publications

TVA Publications have announced several key appointments in its organization:

Christopher Purcell, vice president marketing and circulation and general manager, Toronto

As general manager, Purcell will oversee all business operations in Toronto. He will work with the group publisher, collaborate with staff and supervise the strategic development plan for circulation and subscriptions. As vice president marketing and circulation, Purcell will be responsible for the circulation strategy and consumer marketing for 27 French and English language print and digital magazines that include Canadian Living, Coup de Pouce, Elle Canada, Style at Home and Chez Soi.

30 September 2015,     TORONTO

Canadian Business Media announces strategic partnership with ABM

Canadian Business Media (CBM) is partnering with The Association of Business Information & Media Companies (ABM), a division of SIIA, to offer Canadian B2B media professionals a new suite of benefits.

“This strategic partnership with CBM is a wonderful opportunity to share the latest developments in B2B media and information at very exciting time for our industry,” Mike Marchesano, managing director, ABM of SIIA, said. “We look forward to working together with CBM and getting to know its member companies and teams.”

CBM members will be invited to attend all ABM events at the member rate, including annual conferences, regional training sessions, webinars and more. The two groups will also team up to host networking programs in the Toronto area.

29 September 2015,     TORONTO, ON

My Passion Media appoints new editorial director

My Passion Media Inc., a niche (passion-based) publishing company with nine magazines, 13 online publications and five YouTube channels, has appointed Terrilyn Kunopaski as its editorial director in its  Travel & Leisure department. Kunopaski will take on the new role on Oct. 5.

24 September 2015,     MONTREAL

The TC Media Business Solutions Group launches its Content Services

The TC Media Business Solutions Group is introducing a new service that specializes in content and distribution strategies for advertisers interested in reaching the Quebec business community and finance professionals. TC will create multiplatform content that is integrated with the distribution channels for its Les Affaires, Finance et Investissement and Investment Executive, brands.

“We are very proud to be launching a new line of services that highlights the talent and expertise of our people, while also giving our customers the opportunity to raise awareness of their brands and increase their visibility with a high-quality audience,” Sylvain Bédard, vice president, business solutions at TC Media, and publisher of Les Affaires Group, said. “Through our prestige brands, we offer multiple distribution channels to advertisers who want to foreground their expertise through content marketing, to showcase their products and services through partner content, or to be associated with our editorial content.”

23 September 2015,     VANCOUVER

The Western Magazine Awards have been cancelled

The Western Magazine Awards Foundation has announced that the 2015 edition of its awards competition has been cancelled. Reasons for the cancellation include industry budget tightening and low attendance at past galas. They were also setback by the Canadian Heritage ministry’s decision to cease funding all “initiatives to recognize and/or reward” Canadian magazines through the Canadian Periodical Fund.

Visit the Western Magazine Awards website for the full statement and to participate in a survey, in which they hope to gather ideas regarding the future of the awards. The survey must be completed by September 30.

17 September 2015,     TORONTO

House & Home magazine designs red carpet suite for TIFF

For the second year in a row House & Home magazine has designed the red carpet suite for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The concept for the design was developed by House & Home editor-in-chief Suzanne Dimma and designer Jenna Cadieux, who also worked on the space last year.


16 September 2015,     TORONTO

The C.J. Group of Companies acquires SBC Media

SBC Media, a Canadian action sports lifestyle media company has made a few headlines over the past few months. In July the company announced that it had filed for bankruptcy and just earlier this month, staff from one of its publications, SBC Skier, found a new home at a newly formed publication, Forecast Ski Magazine.

Now comes the news that The C.J. Group of Companies has acquired SBC Media. The C.J. Group of companies is a privately owned media communications and graphics firm that also provides traditional lithography, digital printing, large-format production, screen-printing, interactive solutions, bindery services, fulfillment, logistics services and publishing.


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