Canadian Magazine Industry News
16 November 2011,     TORONTO
People in Publishing: Willson leaving Rogers, Wetheral in at Azure
Peter Willson will end his post as associate publisher and consumer marketing director of Hello! Canada at the end of the year.

Willson, who has been with Rogers for 26 years in roles including director of retail sales for consumer magazines and director of marketing communications for Maclean's, is leaving as a result of "structural and organizational" changes within the company.

Willson was named Newsstand Marketer of the Year by Masthead in 2005.

Peter Willson
Peter Willson


Also at Rogers, circulation director Brinda Luckoo has been promoted to executive director, consumer marketing group, reporting to president Ken Whyte.

Azure Publishing has named Anne Wetheral as advertising director. Wetheral will be responsible for managing the ad departments of Azure and Designlines. She was previously advertising director at Flare.

St. Joseph Media has appointed Juliette Baxter as editor-in-chief of Glow and Pure magazines, two publications which St. Joseph recently landed the contracts to publish and print. St. Joseph said Baxter's "immediate mandate is to bring together a committed and talented editorial team."

Baxter has 15 years' experience in both consumer and custom publishing, beginning her career as associate beauty editor at Fashion. She begins her new post on Nov. 21. The first issues of Glow and Pure under St. Joseph's lead will be published in May 2012.

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) has elected Sunni Boot, chief executive officer of ZenithOptimedia Canada, as its new chairman. Boot previously served as chairman of the ABC Canada Board Committee.

Replacing Boot as chairman of ABC Canada’s board committee is Shelagh Stoneham, vice president of brand and marketing communications at Rogers Communications.

Sunni Boot and Shelagh Stoneham of ABC
Sunni Boot and Shelagh Stoneham of ABC

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