Veteran Fashion Journalist Tim Blanks Joins Flare Magazine as Editor-at-Large



    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Lisa Tant, editor-in-chief of Flare is pleased
to announce the appointment of Tim Blanks to editor-at-large of Flare
Magazine.
    Since 1985 Tim has been covering the world of fashion and is a sought
after trend expert, often quoted in print, television and on the web. He
recently left his duties as the popular host of the long-running,
internationally syndicated television show, Fashion File and writes regularly
about fashion for international magazines and newspapers including Vogue, The
Financial Times, Interview, Fantastic Man and Arena Homme Plus. Tim is a
contributing editor for Style.com where he writes regularly about
internationally celebrated fashion, entertainment and arts events. His talents
also include writing and presenting Masters of Style, a series of sixty-minute
documentaries about fashion's most intriguing designers.
    "Tim's column will offer Flare readers tremendous insight into the world
of fashion and global trendsetters," commented Lisa Tant, editor-in-chief of
Flare Magazine. "His writing is clever, passionate and always informative. Our
readers are in for a real treat and I am thrilled to add his name to the Flare
masthead."
    Tim joins Flare effective immediately and readers can enjoy his first
Flare column in the March issue, on newsstands across Canada on February 19th.
He will continue to be based in London, England but his responsibilities at
the magazine will include covering stylish happenings, people and places
around the world.
    Flare is the No. 1 selling fashion and beauty magazine in Canada. With
more female readers 18+ than any other Canadian fashion magazine, Flare is
Canada's best selling and most popular fashion and beauty magazine. It
features international and Canadian trends, with an emphasis on merchandise
available at Canadian retailers. Flare also features coverage about beauty,
fitness, entertainment, careers, celebrities and a popular Shopping Planner
and "Where to Buy" guide. Flare.com is the most visited fashion web site in
Canada offering timely style information Canadian women have come to rely on
from the experts at Flare.

    Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI;
NYSE:   RG) operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers
Broadcasting has 51 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television
properties include Toronto multicultural television broadcasters OMNI.1 (CFMT)
and OMNI.2, televised and electronic shopping service, The Shopping Channel,
Canada's live event and high-definition leader, Rogers Sportsnet and the
management of two digital television services. Rogers Publishing produces many
well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Flare,
L'actualité and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of
industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are
integrated with their own popular web sites. Rogers Media also owns The
Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a year-round sports and
entertainment facility.

    Sources: PMB 2006; ABC June 30, 2006 Statement; comScore Media Metrix
Canada - May - July 2006 - Women under the age of 44. Comparison sites
include: louloumagazine.com, ellemagazine.com, ellegirl.com.
fashionmagazine.com, wish.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Tracy Finkelstein, FLARE Magazine, (416)
764-2471, Tracy.Finkelstein@flare.rogers.com; Hazel Picco, FLARE Magazine,
(416) 764-2477, Hazel.Picco@flare.rogers.com

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