Multiplatform Content Initiative Will Include a Magazine with a Targeted Circulation of over 400,000 Copies
TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental Media is proud to
announce the launch of a dynamic new media brand called "Juice. Healthy living, made delicious." that will bring to Canadians timely and relevant healthy living content
across multiple channels. This multiplatform content initiative will
launch across English Canada in April 2012, and will include: six
issues per year of a full-size print magazine; a website; a daily and
weekly e-newsletter; social media presence; and a comprehensive tablet
experience - connecting with Canadians on their preferred media
platform for information.
Canadians increasingly recognize the importance of healthy living and
are actively seeking to make better lifestyle choices.1 A leading Canadian research study shows that 87 per cent of Canadians
believe that "there is a lot I can do with food and nutrition to
prevent illness" and that 4 in 5 Canadians are "very concerned about
the health of their families"2, making the launch of this new brand highly relevant for today's
consumer. Aimed mainly at women - the household decision-makers -
Transcontinental Media's Juice will inform, inspire and enable consumers to achieve their healthy
eating and lifestyle goals, delivering the right information in an
engaging and direct way.
Editorial content will be developed, produced and distributed by
Transcontinental Media, with the focus on providing consumers with
delicious recipes and meal ideas, the latest nutrition news as well as
practical health and financial advice. Pierre Marcoux, Senior VP,
Business and Consumer Solutions Group at Transcontinental Media,
stated: "We are thrilled to launch an integrated media brand that will
be the must-have resource for Canadians wanting to achieve a healthier
lifestyle. We expect it to be one of the most innovative publishing
launches the Canadian market has seen in many years".
Targeted Circulation from Day One
Unique to this launch, is a relationship with Canada's largest grocery
retailer, Loblaw Companies Limited. Thanks to this relationship, the
magazine alone will have a tremendous initial circulation base of over
400,000 copies, composed of mailed copies to a large selection of
Loblaw's loyal customers and will also be available for purchase at
select Loblaw banner stores and other retailer newsstands.
"We view this relationship as an ideal opportunity to give our loyal
customers access to high-quality content that will help them learn how
food and wellness can play an integral part in achieving a healthy
lifestyle both for themselves and their families," commented Uwe
Stueckmann, Senior VP Marketing at Loblaw. "Transcontinental Media is
recognized for its strong media and digital assets, so we are pleased
to utilize this content platform, helping our customers make the
connection between healthy living information and the important role
their grocery store can play in achieving their goals."
Lynn Chambers, Group Publisher at Transcontinental Media, added: "We
have developed an innovative, multiplatform publishing model that will
allow marketers a unique opportunity to link a mass advertising
campaign to an in-store experience. I look forward to introducing this
brand to our business partners as a powerful new way for them to reach
a premium audience of high value grocery shoppers."
Healthy Living and Canadians
BrandSpark International's Robert Levy, President of the leading
Toronto-based research firm, believes that there is an undeniable need
in the market for this type of content: "Our research shows that over 3
in 4 Canadians are paying more attention to food labels and what they
eat, so simple, credible and engaging information on healthy living
will definitely be well received by them."
This new healthy living-focused media brand will bolster
Transcontinental Media's extensive portfolio of well-established
properties. Transcontinental Media reaches over 7 million women readers
in Canada, which makes it the leader in reaching women in the country.
About Transcontinental Media
The fourth largest print media group in Canada, with more than 3,000
employees and annual revenues of $608 million in 2010, Transcontinental Media reaches, through its multiplatform offering, over 18 million consumers
across Canada. The group is the largest publisher of consumer magazines
and French language educational resources in Canada, and the largest
publisher of local and regional newspapers in Quebec and the Atlantic
provinces. Transcontinental Media publishes the weekday daily Metro in Montreal and Halifax. It is also the leading distributor of
door-to-door advertising material in Canada, with Publisac in Quebec
and Targeo in the rest of Canada. Transcontinental Media is
distinguished by its custom publishing, mailing and customized email
database, which allows marketers to connect efficiently with more than
six million consumers. Thanks to a wide digital network of more than
300 websites, Transcontinental Media reaches over 10 million unique
visitors per month in Canada.
Transcontinental Media is a subsidiary of Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A,
TCL.B, TCL.PR.D) which has operations in Canada and in the United
States, and reported revenue of C$2.1 billion in 2010.
1 Angus Reid Public Opinion online poll conducted of more than 1,000
Canadians on February 9, 2011
Survey finds 76 per cent of Canadians are making healthier eating
choices than three years ago
2 2011 BrandSpark Canadian Shopper Study of over 36,000 Canadians
SOURCE TRANSCONTINENTAL INC.
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