Marketing editor Tom Gierasimczuk to be emcee at KRW awards
Tom Gierasimczuk, editor-in-chief of Marketing magazine, will serve as master of ceremonies of the 58th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards on June 7, co-presented by Canadian Business Press and Magazines Canada.
In a press release, Gierasimczuk slyly averred to the controversy over the concurrent events, in which some people in trade publishing felt that the KRWs were being relegated to "second fiddle" status.
“It’s a true honour to be asked to host such an important annual national event.I bet at no point in their 58-year history have the KRWs attracted the attention they have this year. At first I thought it was all because of my being the emcee. But no, it’s because the various changes in this transitional year have piqued the interest of so many.“If Marketing’s site were generating the response and buzz that the 2012 KRW Awards have attracted, I would be a very happy guy.” Tom is also proud that Canada’s business press has stood up for what they believe in—albeit anonymously—on various message boards. “It shows just how much these awards mean to a great many people.”
The KRWs honour business-to-business publishing; the National Magazine Awards honours consumer magazine creators. The KRWs are at 4:30 on June 7, during Magazines Week and the NMAs are at 7:30, with a shared reception between.The National Magazine Awards will be hosted by broadcaster Ralph Benmergui.