Webinar: Understanding the 2019 Election Results For Your Magazine
Join Magazines Canada on Wednesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm (ET) as Shirlee Engel, Public Affairs Counsellor for Compass Rose Group discusses the outcomes of the federal election with Melanie Rutledge, Executive Director of Magazines Canada.
During this hour long webinar, Shirlee Engel and Melanie Rutledge will discuss: a summary of the election including the role of misinformation and policy themes; an early look at new relevant players and the balance of power; the opportunities and risks facing the magazines sector; and what we can look forward to next with the federal government.
Register now to hear about what the results of the 2019 election mean for you and your magazine!
Shirlee Engel is a Public Affairs Counsellor for Compass Rose Group. Shirlee is a seasoned multi-platform media and communications strategist with more than 15 years of experience, specializing in storytelling, media relations, crisis communications and public policy.
As an award-winning television news correspondent for Global News, Shirlee covered domestic and international politics, federal budgets, election campaigns, public policy and the economy. Her work on veterans issues and mental health was closely watched on Parliament Hill and led to changes in federal policy.
Shirlee most recently applied her extensive experience in the non-profit sphere, leading media relations for the Canadian branch of a global organization focused on fighting inequality and promoting women’s rights.
Shirlee joins Compass Rose with a passion for building relationships and helping great organizations and businesses navigate the noise to get the traction and attention they deserve.
Melanie Rutledge is the Executive Director of Magazines Canada. In the bilingual role of Director, Government and Industry Engagement for Magazines Canada, a position she held since 2016, Melanie worked closely with the CEO on government relations and advocacy, maintained critical relationships with federal decision-makers, funders, and regional associations, and was responsible for Magazines Canada’s internal and external communications.
Over the course of her 22-year career to date, Melanie has developed expertise in cultural policy, program design and administration, stakeholder relations, and strategic communications. From 2003–2008, Melanie was Head of the Writing and Publishing Section at the Canada Council for the Arts, where she oversaw the administration of grants and services to Canadian writers and publishers, including magazines.