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26 February 2015,     TORONTO, LOS ANGELES

Canadian Living and ELLE Canada to shoot live interactive covers this Friday

Canadian Living and ELLE Canada will shoot their June 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.

26 February 2015,     TORONTO

The 2015 Canadian Cover Awards winners list

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.

26 February 2015,     BURNABY, BC

Canada Wide Media hires WesternSync

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."

20 February 2015,     TORONTO

Spafax wins six NATJA awards

 
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.

19 February 2015,     TORONTO

Canada's History celebrates 95 years, undergoes redesign

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.

13 February 2015,     TORONTO

Here are the finalists for the 2015 Cover Awards

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:

13 February 2015,     TORONTO

Last call for entries for the KRW Awards

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. 

12 February 2015,     TORONTO

Magazines Canada launches standard metrics for digital magazines

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.

11 February 2015,     TORONTO

Cosmetics magazine gets a makeover, new editor

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

9 February 2015,     TORONTO

Travel Courier gets a new look

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

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