MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:01:24 EST Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:01:08 EST TVA Group's acquisition of Transcontinental brands cleared Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:05:08 EST The Competition Bureau has given the TVA Group the green light to complete the acquisition of Transcontinental’s consumer magazine portfolio and related assets. The deal was announced in November. The TVA Group is now the new home to 15 publications, including Elle Québec, Canadian Living and The Hockey News. The Bureau concluded that this transaction is unlikely to result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition due to, among other things, the presence of effective remaining competitors in all overlapping genres of magazines and the ability of advertisers to reach the same demographics through other magazines and media.   Canadian Living and ELLE Canada to shoot live interactive covers this Friday Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:49:20 EST   Canadian Living and ELLE Canada will shoot their magazine covers simultaneously in Toronto and Los Angeles this Friday, February 27.   Actress and health advocate Lisa Ray will be Canadian Living’s guest editor and cover model for June. Ray is one of the many guest editors that will be featured during the magazines year-long 40th anniversary celebration. Readers are invited to follow the Lisa Ray live cover shoot @CanadianLiving on twitter and Instagram on Friday between noon and 2pm EST. Fans can submit questions on all social media platforms using the hashtag #CL40. Canada Wide Media hires WesternSync Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:50:41 EST Canada Wide Media, publisher of the KRW Award winning BCBusiness magazine, has appointed WesternSync and its managing partner, Brian Trotter as its executive representative in Ontario and Quebec. Trotter left his most recent position as national account manager at The Globe & Mail in June to start WesternSync. Venture Publishing also hired the company for representation back in August. The newly appointed publisher of BCBusiness, Charlene Rooke, has worked with Trotter in the past, when she held the position of editorial director of the content group at The Globe. "I worked successfully with Brian at The Globe across a number of categories," Rooke said. "I look forward to collaborating with him to promote opportunities and deliver solutions to clients and agencies based in the Ontario and Quebec markets." The 2015 Canadian Cover Awards winners list Scott Bullock Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:14:18 EST Newsstand Marketer of the Year: Anita Baldwinson Photo by: Mark Cortejos   The winners of the 2015 Canadian Cover Awards were handed out Tuesday night, at the Alliance for Audited Media sponsored cocktail party, that was well attended on a cold Winter night. The Canadian Cover Awards recognize and celebrate the success and importance of magazine covers in Canadian single copy sales. Canadian magazine titles were invited to submit top-selling covers for consideration in eight award categories. Spafax wins six NATJA awards Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:17:20 EST   Branded content solutions provider, Spafax, took home six awards at the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards. The company received three gold, two silver and one bronze award for travel-focused content produced for clients, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Bombardier Business Aircraft, and Air Canada. The NATJA awards honours the best travel writing, photography and promotion throughout the travel industry. Over 650 submissions were received this year from across the globe, and winners were announced on Feb. 11. Canada's History celebrates 95 years, undergoes redesign Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:25:31 EST Canada's History readers will notice a few changes when they pick up the latest issue, slated to hit newsstands on March 23. Editor-in-chief Mark Collin Reid explains,     In 2015, Canada’s History — formerly The Beaver magazine — will mark its ninety-fifth birthday. As Canada’s second-oldest magazine, we’re proud of our past, but also focused on the future. For more than a year, the editorial team, led by art director James Gillespie, has worked on a refreshed design that places Canada’s History squarely in the spectrum of twenty-first-century publishing. It was truly a team effort, with special thanks going out to design consultant Karen Simpson for her advice and encouragement. Here are the finalists for the 2015 Cover Awards Scott Bullock Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:31:55 EST Magazines Canada and the CMC have released the shortlist of finalists for the Canadian Cover Awards. Winners will be announced February 24 at an awards reception in Toronto, at 6 pm (ET) at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown.  Please plan to attend. It’s always a good cocktail party and a chance to mingle with friends and colleagues. The Canadian Cover Awards honour and celebrate the power and success of magazine covers at the newsstand. Issues from September 2013 to September 2014 were eligible for this year’s awards. The finalists are: Last call for entries for the KRW Awards Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:14:48 EST The deadline for submitting online entries to the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson awards is 5pm today. Hard copies must be received on Feb. 17 at 5pm. The KRWs celebrate the best in Canadian B2B publishing. Written, visual, digital and integrated magazine content is being accepted in 25 categories. Winners will be honoured during a gala on June 2 at One King West Hotel in Toronto. Visit the website for more details.  Magazines Canada launches standard metrics for digital magazines Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:13:45 EST Magazines Canada has developed a set of standard metrics to help the country's magazine media track the engagement and readership of its digital publications. Along with a taskforce, Magazines Canada developed a set of guidelines to provide advertisers, agencies and publishers with “generally accepted measurement principles,” and a set of standardized measurements were created in five categories: Total unique readers per issue, total number of sessions per issue, total amount of time spent per reader per session, average number of sessions per reader per issue and total accumulated time spent per reader per issue. Cosmetics magazine gets a makeover, new editor Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:29:10 EST Rogers Media's Cosmetics magazine has unveiled a new look for its Spring 2015 issue. A relaunch of its industry e-newsletter, and a website overhaul is also in the works. From left: The Spring 2015 issue, the January/February 2015 issue featuring model Liya Kebede Travel Courier gets a new look Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:40:32 EST Baxter Travel Media has described the redesign of its Travel Courier magazine as modern, fresh and bright.  Left to right: Travel Courier redesign, former layout Finalists announced for Alberta Magazine Showcase Awards Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:16:43 EST The finalists for the 2015 Alberta Magazine Showcase Awards have been announced. More than 50 volunteer judges, all experts from across North America, combed through almost 300 editorial and design entries, in order to choose the best representatives for each of the 15 categories. Gold and Silver award winners will be honoured at the awards gala on March, 5 in Calgary. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 19, and early bird tickets can be purchased before Feb. 12.  Achievement Award winners will be announced on Feb. 11. Early bird deadline draws near for 61st annual KRW Awards Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:14:33 EST The early bird deadline to submit work to the KRW Awards is less than a week away. There are 25 categories  to enter that recognizes excellence in the creation of written, visual and integrated magazine content, in the Canadian B2B publishing industry. Early bird entries should be submitted by Feb. 6. Entering by this date means submission fees will be discounted in most categories. The final online and hard copy deadline is Feb. 13, at 5pm (ET). Press freedom group to discuss free speech in aftermath of Charlie Hebdo Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:55:03 EST The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) and Carlton University’s School of Journalism and Communications, is holding a panel to discuss the limits placed on freedom of expression, and how to best accommodate religious and cultural sensitivities, in light of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Goodbye up! Hello WestJet Magazine Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:35:51 EST WestJet Magazine has unveiled a new look for the New Year. The magazine formerly known as up! is the official inflight publication for WestJet airlines and produces content about travel, trip experiences, and advice from travel writers, taste-makers and local experts. Design director Steve Collins and art director Teresa Johnston worked together to create the new layout. The WestJet website has also gone through a redesign in order to enhance the user experience. From left: The January 2015 issue of WestJet Magazine, The December 2014 issue