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ICYMI: Ascential buys Perpetua

Plus, Annex Business Media buys a food industry magazine and Stingray invests further in podcast creation and distribution.

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La Presse taps Patrick Salois for VP sales and operations role

Salois’ mandate includes clarifying the use of technology and its ability to drive advertising data.

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Postmedia revenue down another 21% in Q2

The publisher expects advertising declines to continue throughout the rest of 2021.

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St. Joseph relaunches Canadian Business

A return to print in fall 2021 and more dynamic content online will include a focus on entrepreneurs and women in business.

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Torstar acquires rights for Cineplex Magazine

The publisher adds the entertainment publication to its recent list of strategic print acquisitions.

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Mediatonik adds pubs for kids and seniors to its roster

A deal with Bayard gives the rep house access to Good Times, Bel Age and the Owlkids family of magazines.

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Torstar promotes Irene Gentle into strategic media role

Anne Marie Owens, former editor-in-chief of the National Post, succeeds Gentle as editor of the Toronto Star.

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Mastermind Toys signs sponsorship deal with Today’s Parent

The toy retailer will get exclusive access to promotional content formats in both print and online.

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Torstar gets Wheels back on track

The relaunched auto section features coverage enthusiasts have come to expect, as well as lifestyle content that reflects changes in the marketplace.

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How Google feels about calls for news legislation

Sources from the company say its own market-based solutions to paying for news will help a “self-sustaining news model.”

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ICYMI: Sportsnet expands WWE programming

Plus, Waze expands its ad tools and John Hinds retires from News Media Canada.

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Ad revenue down by 15.9% at Quebecor in 2020

The impact of the pandemic on its advertising business was, however, offset by an increase in telecommunications revenue.

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Onlia adds custom content to its mix with Torstar partnership

The digital insurance brand hopes a series of cross-platform content plays will add thought leadership to an awareness-focused strategy.