MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:59:20 UTC Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:50:45 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Paul Godfrey Stepping Down as CEO of Postmedia http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190113976.shtml Sun, 13 Jan 2019 00:47:28 EST Paul Godfrey now Chairman Paul Godfrey is stepping down as CEO of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. but will remain as executive chairman of the company, which owns the National Post, Vancouver Province, London Free Press, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Sun Newspapers and other newspapers. Godfrey  has led Postmedia since its inception in 2010. In 2016 he cut 800 jobs at Postmedia to try to stem mounting losses. Devin Kinasz New Publisher of Travelweek http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190113940.shtml Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:36:13 EST Devin Kinasz Publisher of Travelweek Devin Kinasz will be taking on the leadership role as the new publisher at Travelweek Group, a Canadian  travel trade publication , in both print and digital. Starting with Travelweek in 2013 as Director of Digital Strategy, Devin was instrumental in doubling Travelweek’s digital revenue over the past 5 years, and led several transformations of different website and email products, plus conceptualized and successfully launched the world’s only virtual reality platform for the travel trade. Business Media Summit Key Note Speaker http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190101991.shtml Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:54:17 EST Kevin Turpin of National Journal The Business Media Leadership Summit returns February 5–6, 2019 to the Kingbridge Conference Centre, King City, just north of Toronto. The keynote speaker this year is Kevin Turpin, president of the Washington, D.C.-based National Journal. Under Kevin's leadership, National Journal has gained an international reputation for successfully developing new and innovative revenue streams in the face of the disruption and challenges facing all publishers. B2B Readership Study http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190101965.shtml Wed, 2 Jan 2019 17:20:59 EST Business media readership report A market research study of Canadian B2B publications conducted by RKI for Magazines Canada found that, regardless of medium, business media content is highly valued and trusted by their audiences. The business media readership is highly engaged, has decision-making power and purchasing influence, and has great confidence in the content of B2B media. The study shows that business media magazines are read by senior people in the industries which they cover, the majority of whom are buyers/purchase influencers. TC Media Buys Somabec and Edisem http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181230039.shtml Mon, 31 Dec 2018 19:29:54 EST Transcontinental still keeps it hand in publishing TC Media announces  the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. Founded in 1968, Somabec  represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science. In addition, the transaction includes the acquisition of publishing house Edisem, owned by Mr. Rhéaume, which particularly specializes in the publication of medical books. Weddingbells Launch Awards Program http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181211951.shtml Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:01:14 EST     Brand extension into awards business  Weddingbells has announce the launch of the Weddingbells Canadian Wedding Awards.The Weddingbells Canadian Wedding Awards  will recognize the best in bridal products and services across 18 categories, from cakes to photographers, videographers, planners, florists, designers, venues and more. The awards will be judged  in early January, and winners will be announced in all 18 categories—including the eastern, central and western Canada regional. State of The Media Report http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181211941.shtml Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:27:38 EST       Cision  surveyed 1,355 journalists from across seven countries on their perception of the media and communications industries to craft the State of the Media Report 2018.  Results include,being accurate is more important than being first. Journalists are concerned about fake news and trust in the media.Reporters and editors still trust the press release the most. PR professionals are being asked to provide accurate, Magazines On The Hill http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181206907.shtml Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:56:41 EST Celebrating Canadian Magazines on the Hill Canadian magazine media gathered November 27, 2018 for a "Magazines on the Hill" reception in Ottawa organized by Magazines Canada and hosted by Julie Dabrusin, MP for Toronto—Danforth and Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.Part of the annual Ottawa meeting of the association's Board of Directors, the reception  with senior leaders from across the Canadian magazine media sector gathering with Members of Parliament, Senators, Department of Canadian Heritage officials and influential Ottawa decision-makers who are responsible for Canada's cultural policy and programs. PurchasingB2B Relaunches as Supply Professional http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181206861.shtml Thu, 6 Dec 2018 20:05:32 EST Relaunched Supply Professional PurchasingB2B  publication and its website have been renamed, redesigned and relaunched with its new identity, Supply Professional.The publication has undergone several transitions—originally published as Modern Purchasing then PurchasingB2B—to reflect the changing needs of its readers and developments in the industry. For over 60 years, Supply Professional magazine (formerly PurchasingB2B) has reached  supply professionals. Weddingbells Cover for 2019 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181206838.shtml Thu, 6 Dec 2018 02:17:19 EST   Weddingbells  Spring & Summer 2019 issue hits newsstands December.Photography by Alvaro Goveia. Editor and creative producer, Alison McGill. Styling by Tara Williams. Hair by Sean Dawson, Electric Hairdressing London. An  interview with Meghan Markle’s wedding-day makeup artist Daniel Martin, who spills the secrets of how to create the royal bride’s now-famous no-makeup makeup look. The 10th Anniversary 2018 COPAs is a Wrap http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181126800.shtml Thu, 6 Dec 2018 12:55:40 EST   The Canadian Online Publishing Awards celebrated its 10th Aniversary on November 14 at the historic Eglinton Grand in Toronto. The winners this year came from across the country with Western Canada getting 11 Golds, 11 Silvers; Ontario had 20 Gold and 21 Silver; Quebec 11G, 9 Silver; and the Maritimes 2G and 1 Silver.  Newcom Buys Canadian Insurance Top Broker http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181117859.shtml Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:52:22 EST     Canadian Insurance Top Broker  Newcom Media has announced the acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Founded in 1905 as Office & Field magazine, Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication for brokers and other insurance professionals . The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the Top Broker Summit, an annual conference where  brokers connect with insurance carriers.  BC Launches Publishers Travel Program http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181117849.shtml Sat, 17 Nov 2018 03:26:25 EST   Creative BC has launched a new Magazine Publishers Travel Support Program. This program provides financial support for B.C. magazine publishers to promote their publications to new audiences throughout Canada and around the globe.  Companies with successful applications will be allotted up to $3,000 per fiscal year to attend specified markets COPA State of Digital Seminar - How to Sell Ads in the Digital Age http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20181024902.shtml Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:39:16 EST   The COPAs has released its State of Digital Ad Seminar panel that is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Eglinton Grand in Toronto from 4-6pm as part of the 10th Anniversary COPA Awards event. This will provide tips for your ad sales teams for the digital age with speakers from the Ad tech world, Chris Sharpe, COPA 2018 Finalists Released. A spotlight on Canadian talent http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180926947.shtml Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:04:05 EST   The COPAs is a national awards program and celebration for all the outstanding digital publishing professionals in Canada.  The finalists for the 2018 Awards were posted on the COPA web site  Click here to see the finalists. In its 10th year anniversary the COPAs has become the badge of honour in the Canadian publishing industry for excellence in online content.  One of the more notable entries in the Academic division is written by Cory Morrison a student from Sheridan College who lives with autism and his article  - “The journey of autism services “ is a finalist in the Best Article category. Another first this year were entries from a bilingual Chinese culture magazine Fete Chinoise that is  finalist in the Best Niche Website and Best investigative Article in the Consumer division