Interactive Advertising Bureau
(IAB) Canada president, Paula Gignac
, will step down after eight "ground-breaking years."
The IAB announced on Thursday that Gignac is stepping down as of Sept. 1. She is leaving the Greater Toronto Area, where the main IAB office is located, "in support of her partner who will pursue a master's degree elsewhere in Ontario."
It will be business as usual while the search for a new president is being conducted, noted the IAB. Meanwhile, Gignac, who hailed from Chatelaine
before the IAB, will remain as a consultant for the organization, as well as lead representative for IAB's administration of DAAC's self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising set to go live later this year.
News has just come in that Robert Kennedy
, founder of Mississauga-based Robert Kennedy Publishing
that created magazine titles such as MuscleMag International
and American Curves
, has passed away from complications due to skin cancer at the age of 73. Kennedy is one of the few Canadian publishers to have built a magazine business focused mostly on the U.S. market. Watch Masthead
for more details.
has been promoted to editor of ParentsCanada
magazine, previously serving as managing editor, while the magazine makes a move from six to eight issues this year. Dr. Marla Shapiro, editor when the magazine launched in 2007, will remain on the masthead as founding editor. Bonnie Young
has joined ParentsCanada
in a sales capacity. Young comes from Canadian Geographic
and TV Guide
has announced the grouping of its 360 solutions and digital sales teams under one management team. As a result, Andrea Fernandes
has been appointed vice president, 360 solutions and digital sales in Toronto, while Patricia Chateauneuf
has become vice president, 360 solutions and digital sales in Montreal. Other Toronto team appointments include Connie Corner
as sales manager, 360 solutions; Shira Biderman
and William Cormier
are now digital sales managers.
and Alyea Henderson
have been nominated as account managers for the 360 Solutions Toronto team.
On the TC Media Montreal team, Emelie Brunet
remains as director of digital sales; Genevieve Roy
joins TC as account director of 360 solutions; Josee Rivest
has been named team lead for the 360 solutions project coordinators.
has left his post as president
of Reader's Digest Canada
to pursue a "new business opportunity". He spent 14 years with the company.
has been appointed vice president of business development at Rogers Publishing
. Osborne joined Rogers Publishing in 2007 as associate publisher of Maclean's.
has joined North Island Graphics Media
(publisher of Masthead
) as circulation manager. She was previously an administrative assistant with now-defunct Apex Publishing
, which produced Dogs in Canada