Friday, January 06, 2012

Magawards moving to Thursday night, sharing evening with Kenneth R. Wilson awards

After years being a Friday night fixture, the National Magazine Awards are being held on a Thursday night this year, sharing the evening of Thursday, June 7 (and the associated overheads) with the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for business-to-business media.
Both events will be held at The Carlu in Toronto, with the KRWs first, then a joint industry reception, then the NMA gala. 
The double-header will be the culmination of Magazines Week, which also features MagNet, the annual industry conference. Richard Johnson, Media Liaison and Special Projects Manager for the Magawards, said in response to a query from Canadian Magazines:
Responding to requests and feedback from stakeholders, event attendees and industry suppliers, the NMAF and KRWs in consultation with Magazines Canada felt it was advantageous to align the two events on the Thursday night to benefit from cost savings, increase networking between these two sectors of the industry, better accommodate travel and other schedules of Magazines Week, and take advantage of the extra media attention to the award winners afforded by having a weekday rather than a weekend follow the NMA gala.
More details about the timing etc. will be available closer to the date.

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