Canadian Magazine Industry News
25 August 2016,     TORONTO

HELLO! Celebrates 10th anniversary at TIFF

HELLO! Canada is celebrating its 10th anniversary during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with a red carpet cocktail soiree on Sept. 11, at the Thompson Toronto.

19 August 2016,     HALIFAX, NS

Frank mag to fight publication ban breach charge

Frank magazine’s managing editor Andrew Douglas, has been accused of breaching a publication ban. He published a story on Christopher Garnier, a man who faces a second-degree murder charge, using information he received from a leaked document. 

16 August 2016,     TORONTO

The Kit Compact goes national

May 2016 issue of The Kit Compact
The Kit Compact, which launched in September 2015, is expanding its demographic beyond Toronto, and will now be distributed in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.

Circulation will now reach 125,000 readers and each issue will feature local content.

“I’m delighted that The Kit Compact is going national,” Laura deCarufel, editor-in-chief of The Kit, said.

16 August 2016,     BANFF, AB

Discover the outdoors with Canadian Rockies Annual

Alberta’s Crowfoot Media has published a new mountain culture magazine entitled Canadian Rockies Annual. The publication combines design, storytelling and striking visuals to take readers on a journey through the Canadian Rockies’ cultural landscape.

"We hope readers will gain a newfound love, appreciation or fascination for our little corner of the planet,” editor-in-chief Meghan J. Ward, said. 

11 August 2016,     TORONTO

Weddingbells launches bridal show

Weddingbells magazine has announced it will own and produce Unveiled: The Weddingbells Show, a bridal show to take place on January 20, 2017 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.

Weddingbells is calling the Unveiled an all encompassing experience for bridal parties, that will incorporate editorial exposure and experiences to serve consumers and vendors.

8 August 2016,     TORONTO

Vividata Q1 study released

Vividata has released its 2016-Q1 study, revealing that while readership has not changed, its ability to measure digital readership with greater accuracy and timely reporting has.

The audience measurement resource, surveyed 38,000 consumers across Canada from April 2015-March 2016 for the results. Reports on 113 publications shows how consumers use print and digital media. The data is collected through a rolling 52-week survey and released quarterly.

5 August 2016,     TORONTO

St. Joseph Media adds to its women’s group

Photo cred: Style at Home
St. Joseph Media continues to make changes to its team, this time appointing Kelly Whitelock to the newly created position of GM advertising sales, women’s group.

Whitelock will oversee advertising sales for the St. Joseph portfolio of women’s brands across all digital and mobile platforms, including FASHION, Men’s FASHION, Weddingbells, Mariage Quebec, Glow, Pure and Canadian Family.
She will have oversight of all national and retail sales teams and territories across Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and New York, with the goal of driving advertiser opportunities and revenue growth.

4 August 2016,     CALGARY, AB

Alberta Magazine Awards judges needed

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, producers of the Alberta Magazine Awards, is seeking writers, editors, art directors, designers, publishers, illustrators, photographers and digital creators to judge its 2016-17 program.

29 July 2016,     TORONTO

Report on Business appoints editor

Report on Business (ROB) magazine has appointed Duncan Hood as its editor and director of features.

Hood joined the Globe last year, as deputy director of editorial products for ROB, responsible for reworking the Globe’s strategy for editorial newsletters and the launch of the Globe Investor newsletter.

He has spent his career in various senior editorial positions at Maclean’s, Canadian Business and MoneySense magazine.

29 July 2016,     TORONTO

NOW Magazine’s co-founder resigns

 NOW founders Alice Klein and Michael Hollett
Michael Hollett, editor and publisher of NOW Magazine has announced his resignation.

Hollett co-founded NOW in 1981. He will now focus on running the North by Northeast (NXNE) music festival. He is the NXNE president and managing director. 

“NXNE took huge strides in 2016 and I am committed to building on this growth for 2017 and beyond with exciting ideas I look forward to sharing with all of you soon,” Hollett in a statement.

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