MONTREAL, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Media Services division of leading digital solutions company EquiSoft announces the renewal of a five-year agreement with RICARDO MEDIA Inc. The company will therefore continue to provide RICARDO magazine with its PublisherElements suite of audience and content management tools, as well as across-the-board customer care, operations and hosting services.
Since starting to work with EquiSoft, RICARDO MEDIA launched an English-language version of its iconic recipe and lifestyle magazine. The new title broke records and earned awards in its first year of publication.
"We've been working with RICARDO MEDIA for over 7 years," commented Brinda Luckoo, Executive Vice-President, Media Services at EquiSoft. "The renewal of our agreement is a testament to the reliability and efficiency of our software tools. The challenges that many publishers face when trying to stay close to their readers are easily addressed by PublisherElements."
RICARDO MEDIA will continue to rely on PublisherElements to help build its business and manage the circulation of the English and French editions of its magazines, in both print and digital formats. PublisherElements enables the centralization of all reader data into individual files, greatly simplifying the publisher's life while creating new revenue opportunities.
About RICARDO MEDIA
Ricardo is both a chef and a charismatic, easygoing communicator, but RICARDO is also a brand for a contemporary lifestyle. RICARDO MEDIA, inspired by strong family values, works hard to promote the importance of cooking and eating as a family, offering cross-platform, high-quality content. Ricardo's own TV production company—350 Degrees Productions—specializes in lifestyle and cooking shows. RICARDO magazine is a resounding success in Quebec, reaching over 1,000,000 readers every issue. The magazine's English edition has been available nationwide since September 2014. With more than 5,000 triple-tested recipes and hundreds of how-to videos, ricardocuisine.com is a bilingual foodie destination for more than 2 million unique visitors each month. Ricardo has also created a line of kitchen accessories that are sold in over 600 stores from coast to coast. Ricardo has his own wine label that reflects his personality and taste. Sold only in Quebec for now, it offers two South African wines, a Spanish wine and one from the south of France. Open in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, since November 2014, Espace RICARDO is a one-of-a-kind gourmet boutique featuring RICARDO accessories alongside Test Kitchen-approved tools and gadgets. March 2016 saw the opening of Café RICARDO, which offers customers tasty dishes based on recipes drawn from the pages of the magazine and the website.
About EquiSoft and its Media Services Division
Founded in 1994, EquiSoft provides innovative media and publishing business solutions that leverage new digital technologies to drive growth. As part of its extensive portfolio of products and services, EquiSoft develops and markets PublisherElements, an advanced suite of tools designed to help media companies and publishers optimize their revenue streams and manage every aspect of their audience, content and subscription management needs in print, web and mobile formats. With over 125 active media titles on the platform, extensive experience in data conversion, and unique industry-specific expertise, EquiSoft offers turnkey solutions to B2B and consumer media services. EquiSoft has a growing team of nearly 250 professionals operating from Canada, the United States, Latin America, South Africa and India. Website: www.equisoft.com
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