Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Magazine Awards Gala | March 14, 2013 | Calgary

Alberta Magazine AwardsThe Alberta Magazine annual awards program honours the best in the industry and gives the region’s magazine professionals a chance to commend the work of their colleagues. The 2013 Alberta Magazine Awards will be presented at a gala dinner that kicks off the Alberta Magazines Conference on March 14, 2013 at the Carriage House Inn, Calgary. There are five award categories open to anyone in the magazine industry and Showcase Awards which are open to AMPA member magazines only.

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Alberta Magazine Publishers Association PD Sessions with Tom Gierasimczuk | February 6 & 7, 2013

Alberta Magazine Publishers AssociationRegistration is now open for the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association’s upcoming events with Tom Gierasimczuk, director of audience development at Vancouver-based Canada Wide Media and editor-in-chief of BCBusiness magazine. Prior to that he was editorial director at Rogers Media-owned Marketing magazine in Toronto and at Calgary-based RedPoint Media Group, where he was named Editor of the Year in 2010 by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. He sits on the leadership board of the Canadian Marketing Association and consults for the U.S.-based Content Marketing Institute.

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Alberta Magazine: DOMUS by Source Media Group, Calgary

Domus Magazine CalgarySource Media Group out of Calgary launched DOMUS magazine on June 2012. It runs three times a year so they’re getting ready to publish their third issue.  Jim Zang, the Associate Publisher says that, “DOMUS is Latin for ‘large house’ or ‘mansion’. The magazine features ads and articles on $1million-plus homes only. This market is huge in Calgary right now and currently growing. Other than Best Home, which is published out of BC and features ads and articles from across Alberta and BC, there is no other magazine that caters to this market exclusively. However, unlike Best Home, our distribution is Calgary only. All local all the time. So advertisers who do business in Calgary only don’t spend money to advertise in markets where they don’t operate. We’ve’ve hired a different group of writers and photographers to work on the magazine and are using a different stock and page size.”

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Alberta Magazine > Red Deer’s Child Magazine

Red Deer's Child MagazineRed Deer’s Child Magazine is published by Wendy Mueller for Gryphon Publishing, publisher of Edmonton’s Child and Urban Infant, and edited by Keri Leland. Established in 2010, Red Deer’s Child Magazine is recognized by the families of Red Deer and the surrounding communities, as well as caregivers, educators, health care professionals, and local media, as the source for information about all things family – including classes, programs, activities and support for families in the area. Each issue includes a local monthly calendar of events and coverage of local issues written with an understanding of what Red Deer and area parents are looking for – whether they are expecting their first child or are on the verge of empty-nesting.

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Business in Calgary Magazine Team Launches Business in Edmonton Magazine

Business in Edmonton MagazineBusiness in Edmonton is new monthly publication by the Business in Calgary team that promises to to produce timely and interesting articles about the people, trends and events that make Alberta’s capital city an economic powerhouse and hotbed for entrepreneurs. Every month they aim to promote the entrepreneurial spirit of Edmonton by showcasing the best – from startup companies to corporate giants. The team has successfully published Business in Calgary since 1998 and will no doubt bring all its hard earned lessons to its sister publication in Edmonton. Let’s hope they also hire some Edmonton photographers, writers and editors.

Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)