Mags BC Remix: Multi-Platform Publishing
On Thursday June 14th the Magazine Association of BC will be holding a networking event for publishing and media professionals at the W2 Media Cafe in downtown Vancouver.
A panel of industry experts will be discussing the dizzying array of digital platforms available to writers, magazine editors and curators.
I will be moderating the conversation and we will focus on first-hand accounts of success and failure with leveraging new ideas and magazine content within the ever-evolving digital landscape.
The degree of disruption that currently affects the publishing industry has no modern equivalent. Digital tools + the internet have turned business and distribution models upside down and provided opportunities for countless new competitors to enter the field and further the disruption.
The discussion at the Mags BC Remix Multi-Platform Publishing will focus on real-life examples of how to succeed in this new environment and how to learn positive lessons from our shared challenges.
We will encourage questions and discussion points from all attendees and will make time for less formal discussions, too.
Tickets for the event are $15 and are available online and at the door.
The panelists include:
Nick Jones is a consultant focused on the use of digital strategy and tactics to serve users & achieve business objectives. Nick holds an MBA (Strategy), MPA (Public Policy) and BFA (Oil Painting) from Queen’s University. His prior work experience includes time at CBC/Radio Canada, Chapters.ca, Nurun, Bell ExpressVu, Telus and Credit Union Central of BC. Nick is also a public speaker, author, educator and digital artist.
Nikolay Malyarov has been with NewspaperDirect since 2003. As VP of Publishing, he is responsible for growing ND’s worldwide community of newspaper and magazine publishing partners, focusing on solutions which help them expand their market reach and increase revenues, while effectively meeting their unique business objectives.
As VP of Legal Affairs, Nikolay provides counsel on all legal aspects of the Company’s business.
Kate Reid is the head writer at A Thinking Ape, a mobile games startup in Gastown. Before transitioning to game writing for Disney’s Club Penguin, she wrote for a number of print and online magazines including The Tyee, Geist and the Huffington Post Canada.
Follow Kate on Twitter @thekatereid.
Christine Pilkington is the CEO of Crisp Media. She has consulted some of the world’s top brands, delivered countless workshops and seminars, written articles and blog posts, and participated as a panelist and speaker on online technologies for over 14 years. Christine has worked with AOL, BMW, Chapters/Indigo, RadioShack and some of the top media brands in Canada like LOULOU, Sportsnet, CityTV, Maclean’s and Today’s Parent. Follow her on Twitter @chrispilkington