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19 April 2021,     TORONTO

Michelle Allison to lead Agriculture Group at Annex

 

Michelle Allison
Michelle Allison
Michelle Allison has been named Group Publisher of Annex Business
 
Media’s Agriculture Group. She will be responsible for the following B2B media brands: Top Crop Manager West, Top Crop Manager East, Potatoes in Canada, Manure Manager, Drainage Contractor, Fruit & Vegetable, and Canadian Poultry

Allison joined Annex and its Agriculture Group in 2014. With diplomas in both business and agri-business, she is well respected in the ag marketing world and will continue to manage several of Top Crop Manager’s largest accounts.

19 April 2021,     TORONTO

Postmedia achieves $700,000 Q2 profit; 21% revenues drop

 

 
Postmedia reported $700,000 in net profits in its second quarter, ended February 28, compared to a 21% revenue slide. Revenue for the period totalled $106 million, down from $134.2 million at the same time last year, before COVID-19. Its profit compares to a net loss of $12.8 million last year.

19 April 2021,    

Zoomer Media leads in women employment

 

 
The Globe and Mail has identified Zoomer Media as one of the top employer of women in its annual survey of gender diversity. Amid hundreds of Canadian corporations, the newspaper identified seven with significant numbers of female executives, where an average of 44% of the leadership roles were held by women.

Zoomer Media claims 64% of women executives which puts it behind only four other companies nationally and number-one among all public traded media companies.

14 April 2021,     TORONTO

- COPA 2021 Call for Judges

 
The Canadian Online Publishing Awards has now started its 2021 Awards program with a public call for judges that is now open to interested individuals. An Invitation to be part of the Best in CanadaThis is a volunteer position and all judging is done online.

COPA Judges Registration LInk

The 2021 program schedule has been released to see who is the Best in Canada this year.

12 April 2021,     TORONTO

Annex acquires Food in Canada

 

 
Annex Business Media Inc. has acquired Food in Canada from Glacier FarmMedia. Food in Canada is a B2B media brand targeting the food processing sector nationwide. The brand becomes part of Annex’s diversified manufacturing media group, which now includes 19 brands.

“Food in Canada fits very well into our existing portfolio of manufacturing brands, including synergies with such brands as Canadian Packaging and Bakers Journal,” says Annex chief operating officer Scott Jamieson. “It will also benefit from some significant operational and market synergies, making for an exciting addition.”

12 April 2021,     TORONTO

Broadview wins top awards for faith-based publishing

 

Broadview magazine and Broadview.org won three top honours from two faith-based journalism associations.

In early April the Canadian Christian Communicators Association gave Broadview two awards: General Excellence in Print – Magazine  and General Excellence in Website Design The Associated Chuch Press, a North America-wide association for mainline Christian journalism, gave Broadview Best in Class: National/International Magazine.

6 April 2021,     TORONTO

New mag Crackyl launches

 

 
A new quarterly for firefighters has recently launched.

Crackyl, named for the crackling sound of fires that firefighters are too familiar with, will focus on lifestyle and health issues that are important to firefighters and those who share their lives. Content will span from health to finance, relationships to stress management, and fitness.

 

6 April 2021,     TORONTO

Torstar acquired Cineplex magazine

 

 
Torstar Corporation has entered into a long-term partnership with Cineplex, in which it will acquire publishing and exclusive theatre distribution rights for Cineplex Magazine.

 

Familiar to most movie goers, when that was still possible, Cineplex Magazine focuses on interviews with movie stars, previews of upcoming feature films and glamour shots from the red carpet.

 

Under Torstar, the 20-plus year old publication and its digital sibling will continue under the brand, Star Cineplex.

 

6 April 2021,     OTTAWA

Facebook won't pay news publishers in Canada

 

 
Facebook Canada has ruled out applying Australia’s model of paying news publishers for content links on its platform. The social media behemoth, however, has not ruled out banning Canadians from sharing news on its platform, which is what it did in Australia before it reached a financial agreement to compensate news publishers.

 

6 April 2021,     NEW YORK

Time sells four covers as NFTs for $500k

 

 
Time Magazine recently sold four iconic digital magazine covers as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for almost $500,000 US in cryptocurrency. The auction took place in late March on the NFT marketplace SuperRare.

 
The four covers include the famous “Is God Dead?” artwork from 1966. That was followed up more recently with the “Is Truth Dead?” treatment during Donald Trump’s presidency.

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