MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:56:22 UTC Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:56:12 EST Douglas Kelly To Become President of St. Joseph Media replacing Douglas Knight Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:02:50 EST   Douglas Kelly will immediately assume the position of President of St. Joseph Media, Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Communications announced today. Mr. Kelly, who is currently SVP, Strategic Content Labs, at St. Joseph Media, takes over the position from Douglas Knight, who recently retired after leading the division for 10 years. Venture Publishing founded by Ruth Kelly has closed its business operations. Martin Seto Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:17:48 EST   Venture Publishing based in Edmonton has ceased operations due to the passing in June of its founder and CEO Ruth Kelly. I had the pleasure of meeting her at her office and at Alberta Magazines Publishers Association (AMPA) conferences over years and she was a inspirational force in the publishing industry in Alberta. We are sadden by her passing and her legacy publishing company. Venture Publishing published Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil as their principal magazine titles.   Cover of the Week - SkyNews "Eclipse" Cover Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:31:31 EST   This just in from Janice McLean, Art Director at SkyNews magazine:   “There’s a total solar eclipse happening in North America this August 21st, the first visible from the contiguous United States since 1979 Because SkyNews is a how-to magazine, we give very specific news based on the months we publish, therefore July/Aug is a special issue about the eclipse.   You’ll see that we’ve flagged the event dramatically on our July/August cover, with all the major sell-lines and cover image touting the eclipse. CSME's patio party! Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:57:10 EST   The CSME is hosting their annual patio party for you to eat, drink and relax al fresco with fellow magazine folk. This year, they will be sipping cocktails on The Pilot’s rooftop patio. Register below (it’s just $5 for members and $10 for non-members) and  you will get your evening started with two drinks. All are welcome—editors, art directors, writers, social media coordinators and more.  When: August 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Cover of the Week - Justin Trudeau on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine Scott Bullock Wed, 2 Aug 2017 09:45:22 EST   Look who is gracing the cover of Rolling Stone magazine…our very own Prime Minister.  Looking young, handsome, and cool as usual. The iconic American magazine jealously wonders why they don’t have someone as hip as we do running the country.     This one should sell well in Canada. Annex Business Media acquires assets from Swan Erickson Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:00:18 EST   Annex Business Media has acquired the assets of Swan Erickson Publishing, which include Industrial Products & Process Technology and Process West.  IPP&T addresses the process products and technology information needs of more than 24,500 process engineers, managers, consultants, purchasing agents and R&D personnel. Process West regionally serves a similar audience of over 10,500 processors in Western Canada.    Facebook to Launch a Metered Paywall for Content Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:43:21 EST   The latest chatter is that Facebook will be testing a paywall for content from select publishers this fall in the USA. Readers will get access to 10 free articles and then will be diverted to a subscription page on the publisher's website. This is good news for publishers as Facebook and Google are facing pressure from the publishing industry to share revenue as digital content distributors, not content creators are getting all the revenue pie now. The gravy train of free content is coming to an end. Canadian Office Products Association launches digital magazine - Office Today Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:46:26 EST   The Canadian Office Products Association has launched a digital magazine that will be published 4x year. The start-up circulation of this magazine is 110,000 according to their media kit and will target the SMB sector. It will also have an email newsletter and website ( to offer advertisers. The charter ad rates are $3,000 for a Full Page 4 colour ad and is a very competitive $3 CPM to compete against Facebook that sells at $2 CPM. You can check out the summer issue at this link. Carrie Gillis is the new Director of Events and Experiental marketing at St. Joseph Media Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:39:28 EST   Carrie Gillis has been hired as the new Director of Events and Experiental marketing at St Joseph Media that is part of the custom content division St Joseph Media.  She will report to Doug Kelly, Sr. VP Strategic Content Labs. Prior to joining St Joseph Media Carrie was the Associate Publisher at Realscreen magazine for the past two years and before that she was the Associate publisher at The Grid TO. Paris Match Wins Censorship Fight Scott Bullock Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:16:36 EST   A French court denied a bid by a Paris prosecutor who called for Paris Match magazine to be removed from sale on newsstands.  At issue: images from the terrorist attack in Nice, on the one-year anniversary of the Bastille Day massacre.  Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31, drove a rented truck into a crowd of people as they watched a fireworks display late on July 14th, 2016, killing 86 people.  More than 300 people were injured in the brutal attack.   COPA Deadlines are this week on July 14 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:41:17 EST   The deadline for the 2017 Canadaian Online Publishing Awards is Friday July 14. This competition is open to any online publishers in Canada. You can enter here Cover the Week - House & Home's "Cottages You'll Love" Scott Bullock Fri, 7 Jul 2017 17:18:48 EST   The August 2017 issue of Canadian House & Home is the Cover of the Week.   The cover features a very welcoming boathouse dock scene   • Bold Type Treatment in upper left position • Crisp white feel for Summer • Cover Slash in upper right corner   The issue is a visual treat with tons of valuable information.  Last year’s August issue was a huge success (Cottages to Covet) so it will be interesting to see how this one performs.   Here’s what Editor-In-Chief Beth Hitchcock had to say about it: Metro News Re-Brands: METRO 360 Scott Bullock Fri, 7 Jul 2017 19:53:18 EST Metro News, one of Canada’s oldest, and largest magazine distributors, has announced a new corporate indentity…METRO 360. The new branding is designed to reflect the forward-thinking strategic direction of the company, as it grows its business into the future. CEO Daniel Shapiro says:“While magazine and book distribution will remain a crucial component of our portfolio, METRO 360 is looking toward the future, seeking our large packaged goods manufacturers to represent throughout Canada. We are also actively investing in consumer friendly packaged good companies, applying our core skill set to quickly scale the business.”   The Toronto Star Close its Tablet App Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:14:19 EST   After two years in the marketplace the Toronto Star announced on June 26 that it is shifting gears after they could not replicate the success of the La Press tablet app model in the Toronto market. The Star Touch is being discontinued and being replaced with a universal app that will work on smartphones as well on August 1, 2017. This has resulted in layoffs of the Star Touch team. Magazine Association of BC Announces 2017 Board Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:11:07 EST   MagsBC announced their new volunteer board for 2017 to help steer the the province’s magazines to new heights. The association founded in 1993 to represent, connect and promote the BC magazine industry.