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Cover Lines: Share Your Thoughts on Our Strategic Plan

Make Your Voice Heard! Share Your Thoughts on Our 2018–2023 Strategic Plan

Over the last year, Magazines Canada has worked on a strategic planning process with members, various committees and task groups, and the Board. The result is a draft Strategic Plan for 2018–2023. We would like to invite you—our members and partners—to provide comment as we finalize our strategy.

This final step in our process is the best way to help shape your association for the next five years, and the Board will review all feedback received before finalizing the plan in 2018. Thanks in advance for your support of our industry group and for taking an active role in what we do next. Read more, and share your feedback!

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New Hotsheets on Digital Circulation and Running a Contest

We’re sharing new Hotsheets for Magazines Canada members all summer, including:

Digital Circulation 101 / Diffusion numérique 101: Cottage Life Media’s Nancy Parker shares how small publishers can produce “replica” digital editions of their magazine at a minimal cost.

How to Run and Promote a Contest / Comment tenir et promouvoir un concours: Geist‘s Michal Kozlowski shares tips on how to run a successful writing contest, and why they’re beneficial for magazines.

Help Support the Magazine Moment Campaign

Our consumer awareness campaign continues through Fall, with retail point-of-sale displays as well as print and digital advertising, social media and events. Help the campaign—you can:

• Link to the “Culture Report” Magazine Mashup video on Canada’s Magazine Store and Boutique des magazines d’ici;
• Follow and share #MagazineMoments on social media @MyCdnMags / @MagsDici;
• Download print and digital ads from the Members Area of our website.

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August 31 Deadline to Apply for a Fall Travelling Consultation

Only 3 days left to get a head start on your magazine’s September goals by applying for a one-day, one-on-one consultation with an industry leader. Our member-exclusive consultation program leaves the choice of the consultation topic to you, and the travelling to the expert! It’s free for Canada Council-funded members. Apply today!

Inscrivez-vous maintenant pour une consultation itinérante

Prenez les devants pour établir les objectifs de septembre de votre magazine en vous inscrivant pour une consultation personnalisée d’une journée avec un chef de file de l’industrie. Notre programme de consultation exclusif réservé aux membres vous laisse le choix du sujet de la consultation, et c’est le spécialiste qui se déplace pour vous ! Inscrivez-vous d’ici le 31 août 2017.

Advocacy Update: NAFTA

With the NAFTA renegotiation now underway, we’re working to provide the Canadian government with insight on the needs and priorities of our sector.

Magazines Canada CEO Matthew Holmes has been appointed to Canadian Heritage’s Ad Hoc Cultural Sector Advisory Group and has met with Canada’s chief negotiator, Steve Verheul, as well as members of Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage supporting the Canadian delegation.

The negotiations could touch on a variety of topics with implications for cultural industries, including magazine media: from the long-standing “cultural exemption” to copyright law and tax policy on foreign advertisers.

Once the negotiations have progressed through the fall, we will consult with members on specific issues or any concerns you may have.

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