TORONTO, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - Rogers Publishing Limited, Canada's leading
consumer publisher, today announced the appointment of David Hamilton as
Publisher of Hello! Canada. Hamilton, former publisher of Flare and
Vice-President of Rogers Consumer Publishing, and a well-respected magazine
industry veteran, will start in his new role on September 17.
"We are very happy that David will be leading the Hello! Canada team in
the role of Publisher," said Marc Blondeau, Senior-Vice President, Consumer
Publishing, Rogers Publishing Limited. "His impressive track record of success
in publishing and marketing will allow us to build on the tremendous successes
we've seen in bringing this world-renowned magazine to the Canadian
Hamilton's appointment comes on the heels of last week's announcement
that Hello! is making an impressive 80 per cent increase in its circulation
guarantee to advertisers since its initial guarantee at launch. This increase
represents a monthly circulation guarantee of 180,000 copies, up from the
100,000 copies guaranteed with the first August 24, 2006, issue. The first
anniversary issue of September 10, 2007 also broke all advertising sales
records for previous issues.
Published weekly, Hello! Canada is a license of the international
publishing phenomenon with 10 editions around the world and over 8 million
"It is an honour to be invited to play a leadership role with one of the
world's most well-recognized and well-respected magazines," said Hamilton.
"I'm looking forward to once again working alongside some of my former
colleagues at Rogers and getting to know the very talented team at Hello!
With 60-plus years of success, 10 editions around the world and a reach
of more than eight million readers in over 100 countries, Hello! magazine has
been launched in Canada by the country's leading consumer publisher: Rogers
Publishing Limited. The Canadian Hello! presents respectful, up-close and
intimate information on international and national celebrities known and loved
by Canadians. With unparalleled access to celebrities' homes and lives, Hello!
publishes spectacular photographs, as well as exciting lifestyle sections
featuring fashion, décor and food. The U.K. edition of Hello! was launched in
1988, creating the celebrity magazine marketplace in that country, and is a
wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish magazine Hola!, which first debuted in
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