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Canadian Newsstand Awards

Posted by Scott On October - 19 - 2012

The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) and Magazines Canada, have formally announced a new partnership arrangement for the annual Canadian Newsstand Awards.

First launched in June of 2002, the Canadian Newsstand Awards was a strategic partenership between Masthead, the CMC and HDS Retail (now LS Travel) who has been the lead sponsor.  Over $153,000 in retail promotions space and 60 gold winners’ certificates have been handed out over the years.  The awards ceremony has also traditionally honoured a Newsstand Marketer of the Year.

Now, with the support of Magazines Canada, the Canadian Newsstand Awards will be re-energized.  “I sense a renewing energy among Canadian publishers and their distributors to increase Canadian brand impact on the newsstand.  The newsstand awards have a strong base and can be an important platform upon which we can work collectively to reach readers,” says Mark Jamison, President & CEO of Magazines Canada.

According to the joint press release from the CMC and Magazines Canada, the awards ceremony will take place sometime early in 2013…the date to be determined soon by a new task force.

Special thanks to Doug Bennet, Masthead, and Gerald Savaria, LS Travel, for launching the event in 2002, and to Mark Jamison, Magazines Canada, Ron Sellwood, the CMC, for their determination to build on the past success of this annual event honouring excellence in magazine publishing, art direction, and marketing.

So, get ready to submit your best selling covers from 2012…I have a feeling the new event will be fantastic!

Past winners can be viewed here:

http://www.newsstandawards.ca/2011/winners.php

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Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.

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