Canadian Magazine Industry News
2 December 2016,    

Newspapers Canada seeks judges for 2017 awards

 
Newspapers Canada is currently seeking judges for our 2017 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards and Great Idea Awards!

2 December 2016,    

National Magazine Awards Foundation announces the Call for Entries

 

The National Magazine Awards Foundation call for entries is now open for 2017. This is the 40th Anniversary of the awards program . Submissions open on December 1, and the deadline for entries is January 20. The early Bird deadline is January 13. This year's National Magazine Awards will feature 25 categories structured to emphasize the unique forms and functions of magazine journalism.Download the the Guide to the National Magazine Awards for more info at this link.  Enter Here 
 

1 December 2016,     TORONTO

Content Marketing Summit 2016 - How to Market to Generation Z (Millennials)

A Content Marketing/Big Data Summit was held on Nov 28-29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto. This area of publishing as we all know, we need to pay attention to. Here are the key takeaways on the content marketing/ social media strategies being used to market to Generation Z (Millennials) from 3 industry experts. The panelists for this discussion were Rashel Hariri, Digital Social Media Manager, McDonlad’s, Agnes Koc, Marketing Manager, SPC – Student Price Card and Justin Bastedo, Brand Strategy Manager, Canada Buzzfeed
 
 
 

25 November 2016,    

The End of an Era. Rogers Media Sells off some of their iconic B2B Media Brands in November.

 

As reported in September, Rogers Media had planned to sell off their B2B media brands as they focus in on their consumer titles. These changes to their magazine portfolio according to Rogers were to address the ongoing challenges facing the print media industry. They will focus on consumer brands that are centred on five content pillars: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Parenting, News & Current Affairs, and Sports.  This is a sad time as these brands link back to the Maclean Hunter era of Canadian Publishing and a lot of good people will be looking for work as the industry goes through a consolidation period.  

21 November 2016,     OTTAWA

Canada Periodical Fund – Application Deadline is December 19, 2016

The Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) – Aid to Publishers component provides financial assistance to Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals.
 
Using a formula based on eligible copies sold or circulated by verified request over a 12-month period, the Aid to Publishers component provides funding to eligible Canadian publications. Publishers are able to use funding to support the creation of content, production, distribution, online activities or business development.

21 November 2016,     TORONTO

The Magazine Grands Prix Announce Judging Co-Chairs and Guiding Principles for Judging

 
The Magazine Grands Prix anounced author, commentator and critic Stanley Péan and award-winning writer Soraya Peerbaye as judging co-chairs for the new award and fellowship program that celebrates the diversity of the country’s magazine media.

18 November 2016,     TORONTO

Good Housekeeping Editor Jane Francisco named keynote speaker for The Advertising Club of Toronto’s Magazine Day 2016

 

The Advertising Club of Toronto has announced Jane Francisco, Editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping, as the keynote speaker for the AdClub’s upcoming Magazine Day 2016 that takes place Friday, December 2, at the Four Seasons Hotel Yorkville in Toronto. Jane Francisco has been in the magazine industry for over 20 years holding key positions as Editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, Style at Home, and Glow magazine. Francisco was appointed Editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping in November 2013.

18 November 2016,    

Google funds a Digital News Initiative in Europe. What about Canada?

 

Under pressure from the European union for the monopoly they have created in the digital search space, Google is now contributing to the creation of news in Europe through their Digital News Initiative (DNI). The DNI Innovation Fund established in 2015 is an initiative to help create innovation and  new thinking in news. Google has set aside €150 million, over three years, to give news organizations of all sizes the space to try new things.

17 November 2016,     MONTREAL

ELLE Canada has a New Editor-in-Chief

ELLE Canada, one of Canada’s leading fashion, beauty and culture magazines with nearly 1.5 million readers across all platforms, has a new Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa Craft. She is highly respected multiplatform journalist with more than 16 years of experience, Craft joined ELLE Canada as Beauty Director in 2011, garnering six industry awards for the magazine and, since September 2015 alone, leading a team that increased traffic to the brand’s digital beauty content by 70%.

17 November 2016,     TORONTO

Vivadata releases 2016 Q2 results and shows print remains dominant

The latest results from Vividata show that print is not dead and is the dominant choice of readers of newspapers and magazines in Canada. The survey highlights are the following

Canadians are reading newspapers in both print and digital formats. Seven out of ten weekday newspaper readers are reading a printed edition daily. Seventy percent of newspaper readers still read a printed edition daily. That’s down from 90% five years ago.

 
 
 

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