|Confident Southam Inc. purchases CHMM Inc.
Toronto, Ont., 30 June, 1999: Southam Inc. has purchased Markham, Ont.-based CHMM Inc., publisher of Hazardous Materials Management and Solid Waste Management.The sale, which closes today, sees CHMM president Todd Latham become general manager of a new environmental division within Southam's Magazine and Information Group. "We've been given the green light to do whatever we've been doing, but only on a bigger scale," says Latham, who was recently elected chairman of the Canadian Business Press.Latham says the shift to Southam will result in the loss of only two jobs, both within CHMM's production department.The president of Southam's Magazine and Information Group, Bruce Creighton, says the sale shows that Southam has confidence in Canadian trade publications, despite changes to Bill C-55 that have opened up the domestic advertising market to foreign competitors. "When people are buying, it shows there's an interest and positive attitude about the trade magazine industry," says Creighton, noting that he's willing to entertain even further acquisitions. "We'd take a look at various properties if they're the right fit for us and the right fit for them."Today's deal marks Southam's first purchase in roughly a decade, although the Toronto-based publisher did launch two new trade titles over the past year--newmedia. pro and Cabling Systems. According to Latham, CHMM and Southam had been discussing a deal as far back as 1996, but plans were put on hold during Southam's ill-fated attempt to sell its entire stable of business publications.
|Association veteran appointed to lead CMPA
Toronto, Ont., 29 June, 1999: The Canadian Magazine Publishers Association (CMPA) has named a career association manager to succeed Cindy Goldrick as executive director.Mark Jamison, who was most recently the first-ever executive director of the Cultural Careers Council of Ontario (CCCO), officially takes over the top CMPA post on July 5."I think he's a very dynamic guy and he's going to bring a very well-rounded approach to the association," says CMPA chair Sharon McAuley.As for outgoing executive director Cindy Goldrick--who announced her resignation in mid-March--she is staying on until the end of the summer to oversee the transition (for more on Goldrick's departure see "CMPA chief resigns" and "Another CMPA resignation" in the March '99 Daily News archives).According to McAuley, the CMPA will be looking to Jamison to assume the high-profile role of industry advocate while overseeing the implementation of the organization's recently adopted strategic plan."The association has gone through so many changes in recent years it's been critical for us to get someone with strong leadership skills in place," says McAuley. "He brings that management component, and he's very strong in advocacy and fundraising."For his part, Jamison refers to himself as a "facilitator for change," saying he aims to bolster the CMPA as a "strong forum" through which members can communicate. "What I do is shape a team around a project and get the heck out of the way," he says of his management style. "I get the specialists in place and create an environment for them to succeed."In terms of association experience, Jamison's résumé--which spans two decades--includes executive director roles with bodies as diverse as the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra (where he raised $1 million in six months) and the Ontario Restaurant Association.A member of both the Canadian Association of Cultural Executives and the Canadian Society of Association Executives, Jamison actually started out his career as double bass player, performing with the likes of the Toronto Symphony. While hearing problems forced him to change career plans when he was in his twenties, Jamison notes that his background as a trained musician has put him in good stead for working with cultural industries."Certainly the education and the experience has helped me, particularly in the cultural management area," he says. "I spend a lot of time with creative people, so I have an understanding of the mentality. I appreciate that tight, disciplined focus."He also appreciates the important cultural role magazines play. "In order to be Canadian, we must communicate with each other and we have to be sure we have the vehicles to do that," says Jamison. "Every country in the world invests in its cultural industries."
|The Georgia Straight sweeps Western Mag Awards
Vancouver, B.C., 28 June, 1999: The Georgia Straight took home eight awards from last Thursday's 7th Annual Western Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year honours for B.C. and the Yukon, as well as all of Western Canada.The newsprint tab went into the ceremony at Vancouver's Renaissance Hotel with 18 nominations--more than double that of its nearest competitor, Vancouver Magazine, which earned just two awards.Thursday's haul was a significant improvement over the Vancouver-based title's showing last year, when it claimed just four trophies.Next to The Georgia Straight, the biggest winner was the arts title Border Crossings with four awards, including Manitoba's Magazine of the Year.Other multiple winners included Western Living with three prizes, while Explore--last year's Magazine of the Year for all of Western Canada--picked up just two awards, including Magazine of the Year for Alberta and NWT. Noticeably absent from this year's list of award winners was Adbusters, which took home the high-profile Magazine of the Year prize from the National Magazine Awards on June 4. While the iconoclastic title won three Western Magazine Awards in 1998--including Magazine of the Year for B.C. and the Yukon--it failed to pick up any nominations for this year's ceremony.What follows is a complete list of the 1999 Western Magazine Award winners.1. Business (Sponsored by Quebecor Printing Vancouver): "Secret Life of Toys," Sarah Cox, The Georgia Straight2. Science, Technology and Medicine (Sponsored by Strateagy magazine): "A Fish Tale," Terry Glavin, The Georgia Straight3. Arts, Culture and Entertainment: "Keepers of the Avant Garde," Matthew Mallon, Western Living4. Travel and Leisure (Sponsored by Air Canada): "Stern Lessons," Tony Leighton, Explore5. Regular Column or Department: "Chronicles," Terry Glavin, The Georgia Straight6. Fiction: "Hawk's Landing," Dianne Warren, Grain7. Profile (Sponsored by the Reader's Digest Foundation): "Tough Guys," Greg Potter, The Georgia Straight8. Human Experience: "The Drinking Drive," Steve Burgess, The Georgia Straight9. Public Issues: "The Hidden Crime," Gail Johnson, The Georgia Straight10. Gold Award for Best Article, Manitoba (Sponsored by the Manitoba Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Citizenship): "Hollywood/Berlin," Meeka Walsh, Border Crossings11. Gold Award for Best Article, Saskatchewan (Sponsored by Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing): "Ten Weeks at the Top of The World," Allan Casey, Western Living12. Gold Award for Best Article, Alberta/NWT: "Fusion," Frank Dobbs, Alberta Venture13. Gold Award for Best Article, B.C./Yukon (Sponsored by the B.C. Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture): "Equity and Irony," Shawn Blore, Vancouver14. Best Photograph: "The Kispiox Way," Gary Green, Beautiful BC15. Best Photographic Feature or Series: "The Zone," David McMillan, Border Crossings16. Best Illustration or Illustration Feature: "Dzamatizations," Marcel Dzama, Border Crossings17. Best Art Direction, article (Sponsored by Adobe Systems Inc.): "Wet Set," Rick Staehling, Western Living18. Best Art Direction, cover: "Tressed to Kill," Anders Knudsen, Avenue19. Trade Magazine of the Year: Farming20. Magazine of the Year, Manitoba: Border Crossings21. Magazine of the Year, Saskatchewan: The Craft Factor22. Magazine of the Year, Alberta/NWT (Sponsored by AMPA., Alberta Magazine Publishers Association): Explore23. Magazine of the Year, BC/Yukon: The Georgia Straight24. Magazine of the Year, Western Canada: The Georgia Straight
|LTI launches IT book for executives and managers
Toronto, Ont., 24 June, 1999: Information technology, or IT, has become such an integral part of overall business strategies that even company executives and managers need to keep abreast of the latest IT developments. So goes the rationale behind CIO Enterprise, launched last month by LTI, a division of Toronto's Laurentian Publishing Group. Like sister title CIO Canada, whose readers are IT executives, the new publication covers information technology, but from the perspective of executives and managers who aren't necessarily IT professionals. In what publisher/editor John Pickett refers to as "a nice solution," CIO Enterprise is polybagged with every second issue of CIO Canada. "It leaves CIO Canada magazine to serve its core readership without being diluted in any way," says Pickett. "And yet it serves the readers of CIO Canada in the areas that they've expressed concern--that is, hoping to educate non-IT executives."
Contact: 416-290-0240Frequency: 6/yearCirculation: 7,000Cover price: $6Subscription: $55Colour ad: $5,616
|Quill & Quire "lightens up" with graphic redesign
Toronto, Ont., 23 June, 1999: When it begins to feel like your magazine's look is not on par with its content, it's probably time for a redesign. That's how publisher Sharon McAuley explains the impetus behind Quill & Quire's new graphic design, which debuted with the current July issue. The most prominent changes are on the cover: gone is the familiar banner ad (now on the contents page), while the primary focus has been devoted to the issue's main feature, rather than two articles as was the case before. Secondary features, meanwhile, are now highlighted on the cover by more more descriptive cover lines. In keeping with Quill & Quire's aim "to lighten things up," McAuley says the title also now employs a whiter stock, along with more visuals and more white space. As well, readers will now find "guideposts" on each page to identify each section.
|New magazine aims to unify administrative staff
Toronto, Ont., 22 June, 1999: It was after working eight years as an administrative assistant that Susan Stibbe decided it was time for her profession to be taken seriously. Her solution? Stibbe quit her full-time job and and she and a partner set about launching a magazine geared specifically to admin staff. The result, 9 to 5 Magazine, launched this month.Noting that there is no other magazine of its kind on the market, Stibbe says she aims to "unify" the profession through her new quarterly. "I'm hoping to change the attitude of administrative professionals themselves, to give them a little bit more security and confidence," she says. According to Stibbe, 9 to 5 Magazine will cover such topics as new technology, office politics, stress, ergonomics and research. The magazine is currently distributed free in Toronto via controlled circ, although plans are in the works to go national and launch a Web site.
Contact: 416-751-6547Frequency: quarterlyCirculation: 15,000Cover price: freeSubscription: freeColour ad: $3,225
|Transcontinental purchases English business titles
Montreal, Que., 21 June, 1999: Transcontinental Publications Inc. has established a business publishing beachhead in English Canada with the acquisition of two Toronto-based titles.The Montreal-based publisher announced today that it had purchased independently owned IE: Money magazine, sister title Investment Executive and a related Web site."We do want to establish a position in English Canada for business publishing and personal finance publishing," Transcontinental Publishing president André Préfontaine told Masthead Online this afternoon. "It's a good basis from which to expand our growth in English Canada," he added. Although Transcontinental already counts Good Times and The Hockey News among its handful of English titles, the purchase marks its first foray into English Canada's business and personal finance categories.Three-year-old IE: Money is a 200,000-circ consumer glossy focusing on personal finance, while Investment Executive targets financial advisers and managers. The 10-year-old tab-format title has a circulation of 45,000."We are the leading publisher of this type of information in Quebec, so it's something we know well and we're comfortable with," noted Préfontaine, whose stable of French-language titles includes Affaires Plus, Les Affaires and Le Magazine PME."We're the largest in the French market, so its a marriage made in heaven," he said of the deal, which is slated to close by early next week.According to Préfontaine, the existing staff at the two publications will be kept in place. "We don't want to break up that winning team," he said. As for Barbara Hyland--CEO of both Investment Executive Inc. and IE: Money Inc.--she will stay on to pursue "new projects," although a title and job description have yet to be hammered out.
Contact: 416-366-4200 (IE: Money/Investment Executive)
|New personal finance book to target boomers
Toronto, Ont., 18 June, 1999: Despite the many personal finance titles already on the market, The Wealthy Boomer aims to fill a niche all of its own when it launches in September. "We're trying to be more than a personal finance publication," says editor Beth Marlin, noting that the title will specifically target readers aged 37 to 52.Along with articles on the likes of money managers and tax shelters, says Marlin, The Wealthy Boomer will also cover lifestyle issues from a boomer's point of view. "You'll never see our cover saying What men really think about this' or What women really think about that,'" she says. "It'll be What the boomers really think.'"Planned are regular features on travel, relationships, leisure activities, health and "hippy nostalgia."Along with a newsstand presence, the bimonthly's first issue will be distributed as an insert in the National Post.
Contact: 416-948-8990Frequency: six times per yearCirculation: 300,000Cover: $5Subscription: $25Full-page, colour ad: $14,500
|Magazine about things Swedish celebrates 70th
Vancouver, B.C., 17 June, 1999: Swedish Press magazine celebrated its 70th anniversary on June 6--Sweden's National Day--with a gala dinner and the launch of a new Web site. According to editor Anders Neumueller, the Vancouver gala coincided with the launch of the Swedish Press Web site: www.nordicway.com. "The idea is not to do your typical magazine Internet site," says Neumueller, explaining that the site will not simply carry the magazine's content. Instead, it will feature a calendar of events, information on all Nordic countries, and articles on all things Swedish in different parts of the world.
|Toronto publisher to produce Pan-Am games guide
Toronto, Ont., 16 June, 1999: If you attend the Pan-Am Games this summer in Winnipeg, check out the souvenir guide: the contract to publish it was awarded to Toronto's Canadian Controlled Media Communications (CCMC). President Kim Locke says CCMC is responsible for every aspect of the publication, including the editorial, design, ad sales and circulation. To be called XIII Pan-Am Games Souvenir Magazine, the 108-page collector's item will include articles on the history of the games, as well as stories on the athletes and the events themselves. Such projects are not new for CCMC. For the past decade, the Toronto firm has been publishing souvenir programs for both the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company.CCMC has also produced souvenir books for the Calgary Olympics and the Commonwealth Games.And along with publishing Campus Canada Magazine for more than 12 years, CCMC also publishes specialty publications for the National Hockey League.
|Adbusters shut out of Western Magazine Awards
Vancouver B.C., 15 June, 1999: The Georgia Straight has earned 18 nominations going into the 17th annual running of the Western Magazine Awards--double that of its nearest competitor, Vancouver Magazine. Noticeably absent from this year's list of award finalists, meanwhile, is Adbusters, which took home the high-profile Magazine of the Year prize from the National Magazine Awards on June 4. While the iconoclastic title won three Western Magazine Awards in 1998--including Magazine of the Year for B.C. and the Yukon--it failed to pick up any nominations for this year's ceremony. As for Explore, last year's Magazine of the Year for all of Western Canada, the Alberta-based title picked up just four nominations. Last year, The Georgia Straight won four awards. Magazines with multiple nominations include:
The Georgia Straight (18);
Border Crossing (7);
Western Living (7);
BC Business, Beautiful BC, Monday Magazine, Mountain Heritage, Praire Fire, Western People (3); and
Alberta Venture, Grain (2).
What follows is a complete list of finalists for each of the writing and graphics categories. This year's ceremony will be held June 24 at Vancouver's Renaissance Hotel.
1. Business (Sponsored by Quebecor Printing Vancouver):
Secret Life of Toys, Sarah Cox, The Georgia Straight;
A Town that Nobody Wanted, Judi Lees, BC Business;
Boom Towns, James MacKinnon, The Georgia Straight;
Forest Follies, Ben Parfitt, The Georgia Straight.
2. Science, Technology and Medicine (Sponsored by Strategy magazine):
Straits of Georgia, Nancy Baron, The Georgia Straight;
A Fish Tale, Terry Glavin, The Georgia Straight;
Critical Conditions, Paul Grescoe, The Georgia Straight;
Mothzilla, Rob Wipond, Monday Magazine.
3. Arts, Culture and Entertainment:
Noteworthy, Jon Ferry, BC Business;
Emily Carr: The Selling of an Icon, Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight;
Discovering the Music of Wilderness, Ken Madsen, Up Here;
Keepers of the Avant Garde, Matthew Mallon, Western Living.
4. Travel and Leisure (Sponsored by Air Canada):
Speaking with Sophia, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Border Crossings;
Stern Lessons, Tony Leighton, Explore;
A New York State of Mind, John Lekich, The Georgia Straight;
Atlin: Town of Golden Dreams, Daniel Wood, Beautiful BC.
5. Regular Column or Department:
Our Town, David Beers, Vancouver;
Chronicles, Terry Glavin, The Georgia Straight;
Column, Myrna Kostash, Border Crossings;
Notes and Dispatches, Stephen Osborne, Geist.
The Ice Woman, Melissa Hardy, Prairie Fire;
Quebec Street, Nora Kelly, The Capilano Review;
Hawk's Landing, Dianne Warren, Grain;
Back of the Bear's Mouth, Alissa York, Prairie Fire.
7. Profile (Sponsored by the Reader's Digest Foundation):
Chris' Cabin, Jeff Gailus, Explore;
Writing Down Bones, Bruce Grierson, Western Living;
Tough Guys, Greg Potter, The Georgia Straight;
Meanin' of Keenan, Pamela Swanigan, Vancouver.
8. Human Experience:
The Drinking Drive, Steve Burgess, The Georgia Straight;
What You Learn, Ruth Krahn, Event;
Penumbra, Jim Oaten, Sub-Terrain;
Newborn Toad, J.G. Watson, Event.
9. Public Issues:
The Unbearable Rightness of Cycling, Ross Crockford, Monday Magazine;
The Hidden Crime, Gail Johnson, The Georgia Straight;
Our Saviour the Slumlord, Jenny Manzer, Monday Magazine;
Childhood Lost, Tara Shortt, The Georgia Straight.
10. Gold Award for Best Article (Manitoba)
(Sponsored by the Manitoba Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Citizenship):
Virtual Apartmentalization, Rob Sauvey, Border Crossings;
Hollywood/Berlin, Meeka Walsh, Border Crossings.
11. Gold Award for Best Article (Saskatchewan)
(Sponsored by Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing):
Ten Weeks at the Top of The World, Allan Casey, Western Living;
A Farm Accident Changed His Life, Karen Morrison, Western People;
For Crying Out Loud, Karen Morrison, Western People;
Hockey Dreams Come Alive, Pat Rediger, Saskatchewan Naturally.
12. Gold Award for Best Article (Alberta/NWT):
Fusion, Frank Dobbs, Alberta Venture;
Dinosaur Alley, Curtis Gillespie, Western Living;
Counting Coup, Peter Ross, Mountain Heritage;
The Rising Sun Over Mt. Alberta, Bob Sandford, Mountain Heritage.
13. Gold Award for Best Article (BC/Yukon)
(Sponsored by the B.C. Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture):
The Straits of Georgia, Nancy Baron, The Georgia Straight;
Equity and Irony, Shawn Blore, Vancouver;
The Last Radical, Kevin Gillies, Vancouver;
Fish Tale, Terry Glavin, The Georgia Straight.
14. Best Photograph:
Dig It, Dina Goldstein, BC Business;
The Kispiox Way, Gary Green, Beautiful BC;
Testing Their Mettle, Dale Roth & Michele Ramberg, Alberta Venture;
Winter Morning on Vermillion Lakes, Jaime Trento, Mountain Heritage.
15. Best Photographic Feature or Series:
Traveller's First Communion, Wanita Bates, Border Crossings;
Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Marnie Burkhart, Avenue;
The Zone, David McMillan, Border Crossings;
Weddings, Parties, Anything, Gerard Yunker, Avenue.
16. Best Illustration or Illustration Feature:
A New York State of Mind, Roxanna Bikadoroff, The Georgia Straight;
Dzamatizations, Marcel Dzama, Border Crossings;
Poll, Rod Filbrandt, Vancouver;
Equity and Irony, LaBounty & Johl, Vancouver.
17. Best Art Direction, article (Sponsored by Adobe Systems Inc.):
Portrait of Chinatown, Anders Knudsen, Avenue;
Canyonlands, Todd Rechner, Explore;
Wet Set, Rick Staehling, Western Living;
Pattern Language, Rick Staehling, Western Living.
18. Best Art Direction, cover:
Best Restaurants, Anna Belluz, Vancouver;
Portrait of Hille, Brigit Goldammer, The Georgia Straight;
Tressed to Kill, Anders Knudsen, Avenue;
Top Designers, Rick Staehling, Western Living.
19. Trade Magazine of the Year:
Blitz, Louise Aird;
Reel West, Ian Caddell/Andrew von Rosen;
Enterprise, Thomas Gies;
Farming, Bill Strautman/Ron Lyseng/Dale West.
20. Magazine of the Year (Manitoba):
Prairie Fire, Andris Taskans;
Border Crossing, Meeka Walsh.
21. Magazine of the Year (Saskatchewan):
Craft Factor, Leslie Millikin;
Big Buck, Garry Donald;
Western People, Michael Gillgannon;
Grain, Elizabeth Philips.
22. Magazine of the Year (Alberta/NWT)
(Sponsored by A.M.P.A., Alberta Magazine Publishers Association):
Avenue, Dan Bowman, Valerie Berenyi;
Encompass, Margaret Chandler;
Secondwind, Robin Telasky, John Smith;
Explore, Peter Thompson.
23. Magazine of the Year (BC/Yukon):
YES Mag, David Garrison/Shannon Hunt;
Beautiful BC, Bryan McGill;
The Georgia Straight, Beverley Sinclair;
Vancouver, Jim Sutherland.
24. Magazine of the Year (Western Canada):
The winner will be announced June 24 at the gala awards dinner and ceremony.
|CMC elects reps from Shift, Rogers and Telemedia
Toronto, Ont., 14 June, 1999: The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) elected five new board members last week during its annual general meeting at Magazines University '99. Elected for two-year terms last Tuesday at The Old Mill in Toronto were:
Vanessa Desroche (senior group circulation manager, Business Publishing, Rogers Media Inc.--Publishing);
Renata Kunz (consumer marketing manager, Saturday Night);
Wayne Leek (consumer marketing director, Shift); and
Kamy Zarbafi (circulation director, TV Guide).
Elected for a one-year term, meanwhile, is Chris Madiona (circulation director, Business Publishing, Rogers Media Inc.--Publishing). Remaining on the CMC board with one year remaining in their two-year terms are:
chair Terry Gray (former circulation director, Outdoor Canada);
Jo-Anne Liburd (marketing specialist, Southam Inc.); and
Kate MacDougall (associate consumer marketing manager, Toronto Life).
|Chapters now stocking Air Canada's enRoute
Toronto, Ont., 11 June, 1999: Air Canada's enRoute magazine is now available on terra firma thanks to a newsstand arrangement with the Chapters bookstore chain. Touted as the first-ever inflight title to land on the newsstands, enRoute can now be purchased at any Chapters location across the country (complimentary copies will still be provided on Air Canada flights). The magazine's newsstand presence began with the current June issue featuring Quebec racing car driver Jacques Villeneuve on the cover. "EnRoute has always successfully competed with newsstand titles for readership, awards and advertising dollars," publisher Raymond Girard said in a June 8 press release. "Since our acclaimed relaunch we are confident that enRoute will have a significant impact on the Canadian newsstand Since relaunching in May 1998, enRoute has gone on to claim several prestigious honours, including best cover and best feature design at last fall's Ozzie Awards for Excellence in Magazine Design, presented by Folio: magazine. And just last Friday at the National Magazine Awards, the perfect-bound book picked up a silver for the category Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article, as well as five honourable mentions. The magazine is published under contract for Air Canada by Spafax Canada Inc.
|CAMag steals KRW crown from Marketing mag
Toronto, Ont., 9 June, 1999: CAmagazine was the judges' darling during this evening's presentation of the 45th Annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, which capped off Magazines University '99. Picking up the Harvey S. Southam Award for career achievement at tonight's ceremony, meanwhile, was Mitch Kostuch, an alumnus of both Maclean Hunter and Southam who went on to start his own publishing firm and venture capital company. Kostuch, who began his editorial career with Hugh C. Maclean Publications in 1953, is now chief of both Kostuch Publications (producing specialty books for the hospitality industry) and SB Capital Corp., which invests in technology and provides consulting for the likes of the World Bank.
Marketing Magazine, which dominated last year's awards with three gold and two silver (matching its performance of 1997), left tonight with just one gold and one silver out of its four nominations. CAmagazine took centre stage this year largely due to art director Bernadette Gillen, who carted off two golds and three silvers (included silver for the marquee award for Best Single Issue, which she shared with editor Christian Bellavance). The gold award for Best Single Issue went to Applied Arts, which picked up a total of one gold and two silver prizes out of just three nominations. Presented annually by the Canadian Business Press to honour excellence in editorial and graphic design in business/trade magazines, this year's KRWs were once again held in conjunction with Mags U at Toronto's The Old Mill. For a full report on the KRWs, Mitch Kostuch and Magazines University '99, watch for the upcoming July/August issue of Masthead magazine. What follows is a complete list of the 1999 KRW Award finalists and winners.
Southam Magazine and Information Group
Style. The Jungle. Doris Montanera, Editor. Marketing Magazine. Hey, it could happen. Stan Sutter, Editor. Pharmacy Practice. Rx remedy. Anne Bokma, Editorial Director. Hazardous Materials Management. Highway robbery. Guy Crittenden, Editor-in-Chief. Masthead. Marginalia, The waiting game. Patrick Walsh, Editor.
Hazardous Materials Management. Highway robbery. Guy Crittenden, Editor-in-Chief.
Marketing Magazine. Hey, it could happen. Stan Sutter, Editor.
Best Merchandising or Marketing Article
CARD The Media Information Network
Marketing Magazine. Playing with perfection. Lara Mills, Staff Writer.
Jobber News. Shifting into high gear: the exotic world of specialty refinish paints. Andrew Ross, Editor. Style. Stay cool. Lisa D'Innocenzo, Staff Writer. CAmagazine. The new fraud squad. Robert Colapinto, Writer. Bonnie Meaney, Editor. Style. Where it's at. Doris Montanera, Editor.
Style. Where it's at. Doris Montanera, Editor.
Marketing Magazine. Playing with perfection. Lara Mills, Staff Writer.
Best Industrial or Technical Article
General Printers -- Division of Consolidated Graphics Canada Ltd.
Truck News. Grease under the gun. John G. Smith, Editor. Advisor's Edge. SERV and protect. Kevin Press, Associate Editor. Canadian Occupational Safety. Techno-trauma: is workplace technology making us sick? Paul Challen, Editor. Krista Foss, freelance writer. The Nutrition Post. Dark roast. Andrew Skelly, Contributing Editor. OHS Canada Magazine. Keep me hangin' on. David Dehaas, Author.
The Nutrition Post. Dark roast. Andrew Skelly, Contributing Editor.
Canadian Occupational Safety. Techno-trauma: is workplace technology making us sick? Paul Challen, Editor. Krista Foss, freelance writer.
Best Profile of a Company or a Person
CAmagazine. Hors des sentiers battus. Guy Paquin, Writer. Marketing Magazine. Krafting a bold new direction. Lara Mills, Staff Writer. The Medical Post. Calling his shots. Mark Cardwell, Writer. LÉo Charbonneau, Features Editor. The Medical Post. The luck of Donald Coffey. Diana Swift, Senior Editor. The Nutrition Post. Memorial's Jewel. Kristin Jenkins, Freelance Writer. Diana Swift, Editor.
CAmagazine. Hors des sentiers battus. Guy Paquin, Writer.
The Medical Post. The luck of Donald Coffey. Diana Swift, Senior Editor.
Best Regularly Featured Department or Column
Cornerstone List Managers
PEM Plant Engineering and Maintenance. People and productivity (February, April, November). Wilfrid List, Columnist. Applied Arts. Portfolios (May, July, November). Sara Curtis, Editor. Doctor's Review. History of medicine (January, July, October). Marcia Bruner, Writer. Jackie Rosenhek, Senior Editor. Caroline Lussier Schaffer, Art Director. Benefits Canada. Benefit trends (April, June, October). Robin Kalbfleisch, Associate Editor. OHS Canada Magazine. Off the cuff (March, August/September, October/November). David Dehaas, Author.
OHS Canada Magazine. Off the cuff (March, August/September, October/November). David Dehaas, Author.
Applied Arts. Portfolios (May, July, November). Sara Curtis, Editor.
Maclean Hunter Business Publishing
Applied Arts. Material witnesses. Sara Curtis, Editor. Canadian Banker. Opening access, opening minds. Richard Wright, Freelance Writer. Simon Hally, Editor. The Medical Post. The day I met Elvis. Douglas Bilbey, Writer. LÉo Charbonneau, Features Editor. OHS Canada Magazine. Beyond the breaking point. Lesley Young, Author. CAmagazine. High stakes. Ruby Andrew, Writer.
Applied Arts. Material witnesses. Sara Curtis, Editor.
OHS Canada Magazine. Beyond the breaking point. Lesley Young, Author.
Best News Story
Canadian Medical Association Journal. Why did 12 infants die? Winnipeg's endless inquest seeks answers. Barbara Sibbald, Writer. CGA Magazine. No small change. Gundi Jeffrey, Author. Ruby Andrew, Handling Editor. L'Actualité mÉdicale. Le bogue de l'an 2000 -- un dÉfi sans prÉcÉdent pour le rÉseau. Michel Legault, Journalist. Quill & Quire. Commonwealth disappears from view. Charles Mandel, Alberta Correspondent. Hardware & Home Centre. Size does matter. Paula Anderton, Writer. Elena Opasini, Editor.
Quill & Quire. Commonwealth disappears from view. Charles Mandel, Alberta Correspondent.
L'ActualitÉ mÉdicale. Le bogue de l'an 2000 -- un dÉfi sans prÉcÉdent pour le rÉseau. Michel Legault, Journalist.
Quebecor Printing Canada
Oral Health. Implantology. Andrea Anderson, Art Director. Shelley Snowdon, Managing Editor. Erla Kay, Senior Publisher. Canadian Architect. Unique Interventions. Marco Polo, Editor. Steven Evans, Photographer. Nyla Matuk, Assistant Editor. Sue Williamson, Graphic Designer. Salon Magazine. Soaring into Spring. Matthew Beckerle, Art Director. Alison Wood, Editor-in-Chief. Advisor's Edge. Growing pains. David Heath, Art Director. Caroline Nolan, Editor. Jim Ireland, Art Director. Greg Holman, Photographer. Advisor's Edge. Thinking inside the box. David Heath, Art Director. Caroline Nolan, Editor. Jerry Humeny, Photographer.
Oral Health. Implantology. Andrea Anderson, Art Director. Shelley Snowdon, Managing Editor. Erla Kay, Senior Publisher.
Advisor's Edge. Growing pains. David Heath, Art Director. Caroline Nolan, Editor. Jim Ireland, Art Director. Greg Holman, Photographer.
Best Graphic Treatment of a Feature
Modern Purchasing. Conflict. Patrizia Antoniali, Art Director. Joe Terrett, Editor. Advisor's Edge. Computer Age. David Heath, Art Director. Caroline Nolan, Editor. CAmagazine. Downsizing: making it work. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director. Luc Melanson, Illustrator. CAmagazine. The bottom line on stress. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director. Gary Clement, Illustrator. Advisor's Edge. Grow Up! David Heath, Art Director. Caroline Nolan, Editor. Jim Ireland, Art Director. Greg Holman, Photographer.
CAmagazine. The bottom line on stress. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director. Gary Clement, Illustrator.
CAmagazine. Downsizing: making it work. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director. Luc Melanson, Illustrator.
Best Single Element Used In a Graphic Design
JJM Graphic Ltd.
Advisor's Edge. Great expectations. David Heath, Art Director. Caroline Nolan, Editor. Jim Ireland, Art Director. Silly Illy, Illustrator. CAmagazine. Where is the grass greener? Bernadette Gillen, Art Director. Tim Zeltner, Illustrator. Style. Morph On! Lydia Paniccia, Art Director. Doris Montanera, Editor. CAmagazine. The big fix. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director. Bob Daly, Illustrator. Style. Out of the shadows. Doris Montanera, Editor. Rita DiFonzo Koroknay, Stylist.
CAmagazine. Where is the grass greener? Bernadette Gillen, Art Director. Tim Zeltner, Illustrator.
CAmagazine. The big fix. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director. Bob Daly, Illustrator.
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Biz. A day in the life of our business community. Arthur Kelly, Editor. Marilyn Pettitt, Art Director. Marketing Magazine. September 28. Laura Medcalf, Associate Editor. Christine Ager, Art Director. Beth Hitchcock, Writer. Mikala Folb, Writer. Jim McElgunn, Reports Editor.
Advisor's Edge. Beat the clock. David Heath, Art Director. Caroline Nolan, Editor. Kevin Press, Associate Editor. Applied Arts. November/December. Sara Curtis, Editor. Georges Haroutiun, Art Director. CAmagazine. October. Christian Bellavance, Editor-in-Chief. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director.
CAmagazine. October. Christian Bellavance, Editor-in-Chief. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director.
Applied Arts. November/December. Sara Curtis, Editor. Georges Haroutiun, Art Director.
THANKS ALSO TO KRW GALA SPONSORS
PLATINUM: Canada Post Corporation
GOLD: Bell Sympatico High Speed Edition (Gala); Maclean Hunter Business Publishing (KRW Video)
SILVER: Metroland Printing & Distributing (Décor)
BRONZE: Andrews Mailing Service Limited (Wine); Southam Magazine Group (H.S. Southam Award).
|Saturday Night, Quill & Quire among ACE winners
Toronto, Ont., 8 June, 1999: Magazine circulators honoured their industry peers this afternoon during the third annual running of the Awards for Circulation Excellence, or ACE Awards. The kudos were dispensed by the Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) in tandem with Magazines University at Toronto's The Old Mill. The ceremony also saw the presentation of the 11th annual CMC Scholarship. This year's recipient of the $3,000 prize was Saturday Night's associate consumer marketing manager, Andrew Metcalfe, who joined the magazine two and a half years ago. Metcalfe's win marks only the second time the award has gone to a male circulator; last year, Toronto Life's then associate consumer marketing director, Wayne Leek, took home the coveted prize (Leek is now Shift magazine's consumer marketing director). As for this year's ACE Awards, the winners were as follows:
Consumer magazine categories
Renewal effort/series: Canadian Home Workshop
Direct mail promotion: THIS Magazine
In-book promotion: Toronto Life
Other: Saturday Night
Trade magazine categories
Renewal effort/series: Quill & Quire
Direct mail promotion: Scott's Directories
Other: OHS Canada
Capping off the eighth annual running of Magazines University, meanwhile, will be tomorrow night's presentation of the 45th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, honouring the top editorial and graphics from the business press. See tomorrow's Daily News posting for highlights from the KRWs; for a full report on Magazines University '99 itself, meanwhile, watch for the upcoming July/August issue of Masthead magazine.
|Editors honour their own/CMPA elects new board reps
Toronto, Ont., 7 June, 1999: The patriotically named titles Canadian Geographic, Canadian Home Workshop and Cycle Canada were feted tonight as the country's top consumer books by members of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME). The annual Editors Choice Awards, which honour member titles for excellence in both graphics and editorial, were doled out during the associaton's annual banquet at Magazines University '99. Also awarded during tonight's festivities was the first annual Jim Cormier Award for Display Writing. The winner was Toronto Life magazine, where Cormier had been working as a consulting editor for several months prior to his death last fall. As for the Editors' Choice Awards, the three winning magazines won in the following categories:
Canadian Geographic, 150,000-plus;
Canadian Home Workshop, 60-150,000; and
Cycle Canada, less than 60,000.
Only one honourable mentioned was listed, and that was Gardening Life in the 60-150,000 category (interestingly, three days earlier Gardening Life picked up the Best New Magazine honour at the National Magazine Award).
New CMPA board members
The annual general meeting of the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association (CMPA) went off without a hitch this afternoon, with members endorsing the association's hand-picked slate of candidates for board representatives. Elected by acclaimation to three-year terms were:
chair Sharon McAuley, publisher, Quill & Quire;
director Bruce Porter, managing editor, TickleAce;
director Lee Simpson, group publisher and vice-president, The Women's Group, Maclean Hunter Publishing; and
Barbara Zatyko, managing editor, Geist.
Today's routine election proceedings were in stark contrast to last year's AGM when a revolt from the floor by small magazine publishers and supporters culminated in the electon of Fuse managing editor Petra Chevrier (Lee Simpson, who was also on the board's slate last year, lost to Chevrier). For a full report on today's events at Magazines University '99--now being held for the third consecutive year at The Old Mill in Toronto, Ont.--watch for the upcoming July/August issue of Masthead magazine.
Contact: 416-504-0274 (CMPA)
|Writers' group hires interim executive director
Toronto, Ont., 4 June, 1999: The Periodical Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) has appointed two career consultants to the top staff posts of executive director and associate director. The appointments by PWAC's national executive were officially announced through a press release on Wednesday. Named executive director is Sherri Helwig, who had already been serving as interim executive director since August 1998. The associate director's job goes to Victoria Ridout. In what PWAC labels "an experimental job-sharing approach," Helwig will fulfill her PWAC duties while carrying on as general manager of CultureNet, the national Internet service for arts bodies. Along with her professional relationship with CultureNet, which she joined in 1995, Helwig has also been a writer, lecturer and independent arts consultant for the past seven years. As associate director, meanwhile, Victoria Ridout brings with her more than 15 years experience in writing and publishing with the likes of McClelland & Stewart, Coach House Press and The Writers' Union of Canada (WUC), which she joined in 1990. Ridout left her position as WUC's contracts consultant in 1998 to establish her own, ongoing business--Victoria Ridout Services for Writers--which offers contract advice and negotiation services.
|UWO biz journal shifts to Toronto, changes name
Toronto, Ont., 3 June, 1999: Along with a new address, Ivey Business Quarterly has also made changes to its name, look, frequency and masthead. The official magazine for the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business moved to Toronto from London last September. Then in January, the title's frequency jumped from four issues to six per year, prompting the name change to Ivey Business Journal. A redesign soon followed with the March/April issue. Geared to senior business executives, the magazine "hadn't been doing an effective job in reaching that market and talking to its audience," says publisher/editor Ed Pearce in explaining the changes. As a result, the magazine now has columns covering such topics as retailing, e-commerce, entrepreneurs and the Asian market. As for other changes, the logo now puts more focus on the "Ivey" to better "brand" it with the school, says Pearce. The move to Toronto, meanwhile, means the book is now closer to many of its writers and advertisers. And with the move, the magazine's graphic design was brought inhouse.
|WHERE Toronto names new publisher and prez
Toronto, Ont., 2 June, 1999: WHERE Toronto magazine has finally named a new publisher to replace Giorgina Bigioni, who left the post late last year to take over as publisher of Toronto Life Fashion. On Monday, the Key Publishers title announced that Tim Allen has assumed the dual role of WHERE Toronto publisher and WHERE Canada Ltd. president. Before joining WHERE, Allen was vice-president and general manager of All Maps Canada Ltd. He had been with the Rand McNally and Company subsidiary since 1985. According to a WHERE press release, Allen developed the firm's custom publishing operation, which counts Travelodge, AAA/CAA, Maclean Hunter and Tourism New Brunswick among its clients. Carole-Ann Hayes had been filling in as WHERE Toronto's acting publisher following Bigioni's departure for Toronto Life Fashion (Bigioni replaced Shelagh Tarleton, who left resigned last October after serving six years as Fashion's publisher). Contact: 416-955-4969
|Ad revenues up slightly during first quarter of 1999
Toronto, Ont., 1 June, 1999: Canadian magazines measured by Leading National Advertisers (LNA) recorded a marginal increase in advertising revenue for the first quarter of 1999. According to LNA figures for the first three months of 1999, ad dollars were up 1.5% across the 69 titles reporting comparable year-to-year data (sales for Chic and Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins were not included). Leading the gainers at 178.2% was the Winnipeg-based teen giveaway What! A Magazine, with revenues of $301,240. Montreal's Harrowsmith Country Life brought up the rear, dropping 60.8% to $599,370 (see lists of top 10 gainers and losers below). Recording the highest ad income, meanwhile, was Maclean's at $8,859,250, down 3.8% over last year. Other big earners included:
TV Guide (-14%/$6,487,670);
Canadian Living (-12.5%/$4,276,583); and
Reader's Digest (-19.4%/$4,275,149).
Finally, Westworld Saskatchewan tallied up with the lowest earnings at $79,780, representing a drop of 12%. What follows are the top 10 gainers and losers in terms of percentage difference over the first three months of 1998.
Top 10 gainers:
What! A Magazine 178.2%
Canadian Gardening 150.5%
Filles d'aujourd'hui 51.6%
Sympatico NetLife 48.6%
Le Lundi 46.1%
Canadian Geographic 44.5%
Saturday Night 41.7%
Le Magazine PME 35.3%
Top 10 losers:
Harrowsmith Country Life -60.8%
Selection du Reader's Digest -38.6%
Campus Canada -26.7%
Femme Plus -24.6%
Reader's Digest -19.4%
Gardening Life -17.5%
Tribute Magazine -17.4%
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