Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Halifax's Metro Guide Publishing sold to its printer, Advocate Printing & Publishing

Metro Guide Publishing of Halifax has been sold to its printer, the Pictou-based Advocate Printing & Publishing Company, expanding the printer into the glossy print media market Advocate CEO Sean Murray confirmed the sale Monday, according to a story in the New Glasgow News
Sole owner Sheila Blair-Reid, who has owned the 42-year-old company for the past 21 years, wanted to allow more time for her family, Murray said.
Metro Guide Publishing owns Halifax Magazine, East Coast Living, and publishes the tourist guide Where Halifax under license from St. Joseph Media Inc.,Nova Scotia’s Doers’ and Dreamers’ guideGreater Halifax Visitor Guide and programs for the Neptune Theatre; 13 titles in all in the four Atlantic provinces. The Advocate has printed the magazines for most of the past 15 years. Metro Guide has 13 employees and Murray said there were no plans to make any personnel changes.
“It’s our intent to keep everything as close to what it is today as possible until we build and grow on it,” he said.

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