MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sun, 17 Feb 2019 05:16:15 UTC Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:12:18 EST B2B Awards Launch By National Magazine Awards Fri, 1 Feb 2019 20:48:15 EST Now moving into B2B awards The National Media Awards Foundation, a bilingual charity that facilitates Canadian journalism awards programs, has announce the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B. B2B creators and publishers will be recognized through the NMA: B2B annual awards program. B2B awards will recognize excellence in 19 categories, including recognition for achievement in personal and company profiles, trade First Joint Story By Reader's Digest and United Church Observer Fri, 1 Feb 2019 12:02:13 EST   Reader’s Digest Canada and The United Church Observer have unveil their first joint effort—a account of the July 2018 rescue of the White Helmets, Syria’s  volunteer first responders.  In August 2018,veteran journalist Sally Armstrong and photographer Peter Bregg travelled to Jordan and Israel to learn about the people and planning behind the secret Canadian-led international operation that saved 422 lives Postmedia Print Revenue Continues To Decline Sun, 20 Jan 2019 02:32:12 EST Postmedia's Flagship Publication Revenue for the quarter was $171.3 million as compared to $189.0 million in the same period in the prior year, a decrease of $17.7 million or 9.4%. The revenue decline was primarily due to decreases in print advertising revenue of $14.0 million or 15.4% and print circulation revenue of $4.6 million or 7.9%. Tabbies B2B Magazine Awards Call For Entries Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:21:39 EST   International B2B Magazine Awards The Tabbies international b2b magazine competition encompasses 18 categories, and is open to English-language business-to-business publications around the world that are published at least three times per year.The Tabbies allows all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their international peers. Publications need not be  international , Blue Ant Buys The Baby Shows Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:31:46 EST Cottage Life another Blue Ant Media brand Blue Ant Media announced  that it will be expanding its Canadian consumer show business with the acquisition of The Baby Shows, which take place in Toronto in Spring and Fall at the Enercare Centre. The shows adds to the company’s portfolio of consumer events across Canada, which include the Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show, the Edmonton Cottage Life and Cabin Show and the Seasons Christmas Show in Toronto. Call For Entries Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:39:38 EST     Canadian Journalism Foundation  awards honouring significant contributions to journalism and to provide fellowship opportunities for early-career journalists.  Take a look, make a submission or nomination, and share with friends and colleagues whose work and talent deserve to be recognized.The awards include: CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, CJF Lifetime Achievement Award, Paul Godfrey Stepping Down as CEO of Postmedia Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:17:45 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 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:48:01 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 Wed, 2 Jan 2019 23:39:54 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 Wed, 2 Jan 2019 22:58:36 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 Mon, 31 Dec 2018 20:44:20 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 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:04:03 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 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:01:03 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 Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:31:08 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 Thu, 6 Dec 2018 11:44:27 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.