WINNIPEG, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's History society is pleased to
announce the appointment of Melony Ward as publisher effective February
1st, 2014. Ms. Ward will be responsible for overseeing the advertising
sales, circulation and marketing for Canada's History and Kayak magazines and CanadasHistory.ca. She will also work with the president
and CEO to develop new cross platform strategies to extend the magazine
brands and build new revenue streams for the organization.
Ms. Ward has more than 20 years of experience in the book and magazine
publishing industry. Most recently she was the Executive Publisher of
Azure and Designlines magazines. From 2000-2011, Ms. Ward was with
Canadian Art magazine and foundation as publisher and executive
director. She has also served the industry in a variety of capacities
such as Industry Advisor to the Ontario Media Development Corporation
and as a past board member and treasurer of Magazines Canada.
"We are delighted to have Ms. Ward join the Canada's History team," said
president and CEO Deborah Morrison. "Not only does she bring an evident
depth of expertise in the business of publishing, but she also has
first-hand experience with the unique challenges and opportunities that
come with publishing as part of a charitable mission. Ms. Ward's
knowledge and interest in Canada's cultural scene will undoubtedly help
us tremendously in developing the public and educational programming
side of our operations as well."
"Understanding our history has never been more relevant," Ward said. "As
we approach our sesquicentennial year, we need to engage all Canadians
by making our national stories relevant to our contemporary lives.
Canada's History has the mandate to deliver those stories and I am
thrilled to be joining their team"added Ms. Ward.
Ms. Ward will be based in Toronto, working closely with the strong team
of advertising and circulation consultants who have contributed to the
recent growth and success of both titles over the past five years.
Canada's History has a paid circulation of 32,000 and an unprecedented PMB-measured
reach of 965,000 reader or 25 readers per copy. Kayak has a paid
circulation of 8,000 in English and extended controlled distribution to
over 32,000 French subscribers through a partnership with Quebec-based Les Debrouillards magazine. The society also publishes CanadasHistory.ca attracting more
than 230,000 unique visitors per year; produces the Governor General's
History Awards; coordinates a student-based initiative known as
Heritage Fairs-Young Citizens, and recently launched a series of
branded travel tours to European Battlefields to commemorate the
upcoming anniversaries for World Wars I and II.
SOURCE: Canada's History
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