Canadian Publishing Industry News
13 January 2017,    
Magazines Canada and Canadian Business Media Merge
Magazines Canada and Canadian Business Media formally announced their marriage into one association and was celebrated on January 12, 2017 at the Le Germain Hotel in Toronto. Magazines Canada will now have close to 400 titles with 125 in the B2B space. The two associations have been workng together since February 2016. The KRW Awards will also be under the Magazines Canada umbrella and will take a 1 year hiatus in 2017. Plans for the future in 2018 is under review.

(From L to R) Matthew Holmes, Magazines Canada CEO; Scott Jamieson, Magazines Canada Board Vice Chair and Director of Content and Engagement, Annex Business Media; Douglas Knight, Magazines Canada Board Chair; and John Kerr, CBMA President and Kerrwil CEO
 (From L to R) Matthew Holmes, Magazines Canada CEO; Scott Jamieson, Magazines Canada Board Vice Chair and Director of Content and Engagement, Annex Business Media; Douglas Knight, Magazines Canada Board Chair; and John Kerr, CBMA President and Kerrwil CEO


“Magazines Canada has been a leading supporter of the B2B industry for many years now, and this merger is a great step for our sector. It strengthens our voice on the national stage and improves our ability to coordinate on projects that will mean a brighter future for business media,” said Scott Jamieson, Vice Chair of Magazines Canada’s board of directors and Director of Content and Engagement for Annex Business Media, a CBMA member.

“This move is exactly what we need to do to align our efforts to build a foundation for a stronger trade press in the future,” said John Kerr, CBMA President and CEO of Kerrwil. “In a digital age, having both the consumer and trade press under one roof just makes a ton of sense and I am personally looking forward to rolling up my sleeves to support the next efforts.”

Magazines Canada is the national association representing the majority of Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business magazines. French and English member titles cover a wide range of interests across multiple platforms including arts and culture, business and professional, lifestyle and food, news and politics, sports and leisure, women and youth. The association focuses on government affairs, professional development, coordinating national awards programs and marketing campaigns, and delivering services that meet the needs of the magazine industry.    
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