MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Mon, 29 May 2017 20:57:13 UTC Mon, 29 May 2017 16:56:38 EST PressReader to offer all you can eat digital news and magazines on Bell Mobility with 6,000 titles. Fri, 19 May 2017 16:53:07 EST   Is this major market announcement Bell Mobility is now offering all their customers access to 6,000 newspapers and magazines available on PressReader to their subscribers for $10 per month. This is not a surprise as Rogers Media’s Texture digital magazine solution offers access to 200+ magazines for $14.99/mo for unlimited access has an estimated 100,000 subscribers and we all know how competitive Bell and Rogers are, just ask their sports departments. PressReader is based in Vancouver and works with  thousands of publishers in over 100 countries. Readers can browse newspapers and magazines on their web platform or download them to a smartphone or tablet using the PressReader app.  Pattison's Digital Out of Home Private News Channel is a new player in the digital publishing game. Wed, 17 May 2017 10:09:27 EST   The digital market is getting even more crowded as there is a new player in game with the entry of Pattison’s Out-of-home Digital Network. This private network includes video screens in subways in Toronto and office/ residential elevators that delivers news, weather and subway train arrival status. The ads can be posted in 2,500 screens in 1,000 locations and is now available to the programmatic ad network market through a company called Campsite. A Video going Viral for the right reasons - Free a Girl Campaign Mon, 15 May 2017 10:09:36 EST   A global issue that is getting a lot attention is child prostitution. It has been estimated that 2 million children are victims worldwide by the Free A Girl organization, based in the Netherlands. They launched a video campaign as part of the ‘Week against child prostitution', from May 15-21. The video outlines the atrocities of international child sex work, with girls as young as seven forced against their will into the trade. Masthead is going to help this cause by sharing this video to help build awareness of this issue with our influential readers in the publishing industry.  See the video at this link. Cover of the Week - Fashion: Peel & Reveal Cover Scott Bullock Wed, 10 May 2017 16:07:37 EST   Fashion Magazine has announced that their Summer 2017 issue will feature a “peel and reveal cover treatment”.  The cover treatment has been sponsored by Joe Fresh. “We’re thrilled to partner with Joe Fresh on another cover execution and a high quality editorial integration. The clean and contemporary look and feel of the issue is synonymous with the Joe Fresh brand and the peel-to-reveal cover adds a layer of intrigue and interactivity to the consumer experience,” said Jacqueline Loch, VP & Group Publisher, Women’s Brands at St. Joseph Media. 2016 Newspaper Award Winners Tue, 9 May 2017 10:10:03 EST   The winners of the 2016 National Newspaper Awards were awarded at a Gala on May 5, 2017 in Toronto   The Globe and Mail took top honours  and  The Globe's Mark MacKinnon, was named 2016 Journalist of the Year. The Toronto Star won two awards, and eight other news organizations won one each – the Kingston Whig-Standard, the National Observer, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Canadian Press, La Presse, the Toronto Sun, the Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun, and Fort McMurray Today/Edmonton Journal/Edmonton Sun. SCOTT'S Directories sold to Owen Media Sat, 6 May 2017 11:56:35 EST ANNEX sells off Scott"s Directories      Scott's Directories has been sold by Annex Media to Owen Media of Missisauga. Scott's Directoies was part of the trade publishing assets of Glacier Media that Annex bought several years ago. Scott's is a business trade index and database. It has gone through several owners. Original owned by Southam, than Postmedia and then Glacier Media of Vancouver. When Glacier exited the trade press it ended up in the deal with  Annex and Newcom. The plan is to move Scott's some time in July to Missisauga . Ingram Periodicals LLC Sold to TNG Scott Bullock Fri, 5 May 2017 15:25:11 EST   TNG has announced the acquisition of Ingram‘s magazine sales and distribution business effective May 1st, 2017. In a quote from the press release TNG President David Perry said, “Ingram is a well-respected organization servicing the needs of its clients. Their magazine delivery methodology is considerably different that TNG;s current model and this acquistion will position our company to meet the service needs of an ever-changing market place.” Lyne Robitaille adds TVA Publications' magazines division to her current roles Wed, 3 May 2017 14:57:48 EST   Julie Tremblay, President & CEO of Quebecor Media Group and TVA Group Inc. is pleased to announce that Lyne Robitaille will add TVA Publications’ stable of magazines to her current role as Senior Vice President, Newspapers and Books. Lyne will draw on her rich track record in media, distribution and subscriptions to continue the transformation of TVA's magazines in an industry undergoing profound change. Lynn  previously spearheaded the digital shift at the Group’s newspapers, which has made them the most widely read medium on all platforms today.  Magnet Recap: CMC 2017 Award Winners, Canadian Magazine Awards / Grands prix du magazine Mon, 1 May 2017 15:19:11 EST The latest winners from the magazine industry awards were announced at Magnet 2017 April 25-27 in Toronto. This year according to Norm Lourencio of K9 Design there were a lot of new faces this year at Magnet and was a bee hive of activity that was capped off with the Canadian Magazine Awards / Grands prix du magazine an elegant affair at the Four Seasons Hotel.   CMC 2017 Awards  CMC MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR   The CMC 2017 Awards winners were announced on April 26 at the CDS cocktail reception and the winners this year are: Audience Development – Canada’s History  Vendor of the Year co-winners – Mark Wade, Interprovincial and Colleen Moloney, CM Group Magazine of the Year – Canadian Woodworking Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 – Tom Worsley. The awards are produced by the Circulation Management Association of Canada.     A Facebook Live broadcast of a Q&A with Melanie Joly at CAJ17 on April 28 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:57:20 EST   This Friday, April 28 from 1:20pm - 2:20pm at the CAJ Annual Conference in Ottawa, one of the keynotes will be broadcast on Facebook Live that you can see on the CAJ Facebook page. This will be a Q&A with Mélanie Joly, the Minister of Canadian Heritage.    Inovva acquires circulation management firm Oyster Group Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:07:29 EST   Inovva has acquired the Oyster Group, a Halifax-based company offering circulation management and fulfillment services. This acquisition complements Inovva’s web-based suite of publishing management tools that allow publishers to work from a consolidated database that tracks and monetize all activities, products and services. This includes magazine subscriptions, newsletter recipients, contest entries and event attendees.  The COPA 2017 Awards Categories have been released Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:43:49 EST The Canadian Online Publishing is now entering its 9th year. The COPAs produced by Masthead has decided to freshen up the categories this year, with a new division for Students/Schools and an emphasis on more content categories like Best 100-200 word Clickbait category. There will be new awards for investigative story, photo journalism, sports article, lifestyle article and company profile added to the mix of the awards this year.      COPA 2017 RULES PAGE Rise Publications Inc. launches Vitalize Magazine a personal wellness and lifestyle magazine Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:14:16 EST   Rise Publications the publishers of Hoss Magazine has launched a new personal wellness and lifestyle magazine - Vitalize, on April 10 for the Metro Toronto GTA market. Vitalize‘s content will have stories on cosmetic procedures/medical advice, beauty, fashion, technology, health, lifestyle and events in the Toronto GTA / Southern Ontario.  Its Publishing Week in Canada - MagNet, Newspaper Day, CAJ17 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:54:53 EST Masthead nominates this week as Publishing Week in Canada as there are multiple events for the publishing industry happening in the next seven days. First off is Magnet April 25-28 from Magazines Canada, Newspaper Day by the Ad Club on April 27 and the CAJ Annual Conference on April 28-29 in Ottawa. The CAJ17 event has a Q&A with Mélanie Joly, the Minister of Canadian Heritage that should be on everyone’s list to attend. This is a sit-down conversation with the minister on the future of the news media industry in Canada. The session will be availble on Facebook Live on April 28 from 1:20-2:20pm.  Here is your guide on what is happening over the next week.     MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference | April 25-28, 2017 This 4 day event has sessions for magazine publishers in print and online and is produced by Magazines Canada. Keynote speakers are Anna Maria Tremonti, Host of  The Current on CBC Radio One; Jane Francisco, Editor-in-Chief, Good Housekeeping; and John Wilpers, Senior Director/USA of Innovation Media Consulting. Masthead’s Scott Bullock will be speaking at the conference too!   First Lady Wins $3 Million Judgement Scott Bullock Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:08:03 EST   According to , Melania Trump has won a $3 million dollar judgement (and an apology) from the Daily Mail.  “It’s far less than the $150 million Trump’s initial suit demanded, but still extraordinary that a First Lady earned a public retraction and payout from a media organization,”according to the post.   The judgement was handed down in London’s High Court. The trouble was that the Daily Mail suggested that Melania Trump was a professional escort, or to be more blunt, was saying she was a hooker.