Canadian Publishing Industry News
14 July 2017,    

Paris Match Wins Censorship Fight

 

A French court denied a bid by a Paris prosecutor who called for Paris Match magazine to be removed from sale on newsstands.  At issue: images from the terrorist attack in Nice, on the one-year anniversary of the Bastille Day massacre.  Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31, drove a rented truck into a crowd of people as they watched a fireworks display late on July 14th, 2016, killing 86 people.  More than 300 people were injured in the brutal attack.

 

10 July 2017,    

COPA Deadlines are this week on July 14

 
The deadline for the 2017 Canadaian Online Publishing Awards is Friday July 14. This competition is open to any online publishers in Canada. You can enter here http://www.canadianonlinepublishingawards.com

7 July 2017,    

Metro News Re-Brands: METRO 360

Metro News, one of Canada’s oldest, and largest magazine distributors, has announced a new corporate indentity…METRO 360. The new branding is designed to reflect the forward-thinking strategic direction of the company, as it grows its business into the future. CEO Daniel Shapiro says:“While magazine and book distribution will remain a crucial component of our portfolio, METRO 360 is looking toward the future, seeking our large packaged goods manufacturers to represent throughout Canada. We are also actively investing in consumer friendly packaged good companies, applying our core skill set to quickly scale the business.”
 

7 July 2017,    

Cover the Week - House & Home's "Cottages You’ll Love"

 

The August 2017 issue of Canadian House & Home is the Cover of the Week.

 

The cover features a very welcoming boathouse dock scene
 

• Bold Type Treatment in upper left position

• Crisp white feel for Summer

• Cover Slash in upper right corner
 

The issue is a visual treat with tons of valuable information.  Last year’s August issue was a huge success (Cottages to Covet) so it will be interesting to see how this one performs.

 

Here’s what Editor-In-Chief Beth Hitchcock had to say about it:

27 June 2017,    

Postal Code Targeting introduced by Canada Post

 

OTTAWA—Canada Post has introduced Postal Code Targeting. This new Canada Post Smartmail Marketing program allows marketers to directly connect with their receptive audience with more precise reach. You can now mail directly by postal code targeting.  

27 June 2017,    

Douglas Knight to Retire as President of St. Joseph Media

 
Douglas Knight, President of St. Joseph Media plans to retire on July 4, 2017. Mr. Knight, who has been a leading Canadian media executive for 40 years, has served as President of St. Joseph Media since 2006. He also serves as chair of Magazines Canada and as a member of the jury for the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.
 

27 June 2017,    

The Toronto Star Close its Tablet App

 

After two years in the marketplace the Toronto Star announced on June 26 that it is shifting gears after they could not replicate the success of the La Press tablet app model in the Toronto market. The Star Touch is being discontinued and being replaced with a universal app that will work on smartphones as well on August 1, 2017. This has resulted in layoffs of the Star Touch team.

27 June 2017,    

New York Times Expanding in Canada

 

In an era shrinking newsrooms, this announcement should provide inspiration in how the New York Times has expanded their coverage in Canada and are creating live events for readers to attend to.

 

26 June 2017,    

Canada's Anti-Spam - Private Right to Sue is Suspended

 

In a big left turn the Government of Canada is suspending the implementation of certain provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) that was introduced in 2014 in response to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector.  The provisions, known as private right of action, would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations for alleged violations of the legislation.

26 June 2017,    

ELLE Canada has a new Art Director. Jed Tallo

 

ELLE Canada has a new Art Director. Jed Tallo and is a tremendous addition to the new wave of talent at ELLE Canada, lead by Vanessa Craft, the brands newly appointed (November 2016) Editor in Chief.

 

Most recently, Tallo was employed in the custom content department at Rogers Communications. Prior to that, the award-winning art director worked for FLARE magazine, initially as deputy art director.

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