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FALL 2012 Awards for TC Media

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Check out the accolades and awards recieved by TC Media in the Fall of 2012.

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FALL 2012 Awards for TC Media

  1. 1. Good News!Over the last weeks, TC Media has been winning awards at a number of industrycompetitions, and its flagship brands have been outperforming in the marketplace. So wewant to share the good news and above all thank you for your collaboration and exceptionalwork over the past year!"OF THE YEAR" MATERIAL!First, we are very proud to announce that TC Media has been named one of the 10 finalists in the MediaPlayer of the Year competition organized by Marketing magazine. Every year this trade publication invitescompanies to submit applications in three categories: Media Player of the Year, Agency of the Year andMarketer of the Year. Several of our initiatives and projects have given us an edge and put us among thefinalists: the launch of mobile apps such as the remote payment solution for Stationnement de Montréal (P$Mobile Service) and On the Table, the higher newsstand sales of a number of our magazines, such asCanadian Living (up 8.2%) and Elle Canada (up 2.7%), as well as our new television production house,TC Media Production. (Source: ABC June 2012)The name of winning company will be announced in January 2013.Read the article in Marketing about our nomination. 2012 MOBIZ AWARDS On November 15th, our mobile solutions team won the 2012 Mobiz-Ingenio Award in the "Business – Society" category for the new P$ Mobile Service remote payment solution for Stationnement de Montréal. Since the app was launched in June 2012, more than 76,000 accounts have been opened, generating an average of 28,000 transactions per week. This new service for Montreal motorists is clearly a solution that stands out because of its impact on the services and information provided to consumers.2012 PEARL AWARDSFor a number of years the Custom Content Council has organized this contest to reward excellence incustom content. This year, Totem ranked in three categories, winning a silver and two bronzes:  EDITORIAL: Best Overall Editorial, More than 250,000 BRONZE: Acura Style, Totem Brand Stories (Acura Division/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)  DESIGN: Best Overall Design, More than 50,000 Tied for BRONZE: Acura Style, Totem Brand Stories (Acura Division/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)  DESIGN: Best Use of Photography, More than 250,000 SILVER: Acura Style, Totem Brand Stories (Acura Division/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.) 1
  2. 2. NEW COMSCORE RECORDOur site canadianliving.com had remarkable success inOctober, moving from 16th to 14th position in the Lifestylecategory of ComScore ranking. It even set a new ComScorerecord by attracting 1.307 million unique visitors, whichdoesn’t include visitors to the website’s mobile platform. Thisis an increase of more than 300,000 unique visitors overSeptember, and puts canadianliving.com up there with siteslike Sympatico.ca, Globe Life, Martha Stewart, Chatelaineand Pop Sugar. Canadianliving.com is the most-visitedwomen’s website in its category.MEDIA INNOVATION AWARDS (MIA)On November 16th, Marketing magazine also announced the winners of the MIA for innovative and originaladvertisers, agencies and media companies. We learned that our publications did extremely well in twoseparate categories and won three awards:  BEST IN NEWSPAPER GOLD: Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec and Touché! PHD for “Comforting Edition" – Metro Newspaper  BEST IN MAGAZINE – No GOLD was awarded. SILVER: Kraft Canada and Starcom MediaVest Group for “Premium Plus – Soup Loves Premium Plus” – Initiative developed through our brands: Coup de pouce, Canadian Living, Style at Home, Décormag and Canadian Gardening BRONZE: Coty Canada and OMD pour “Coty – Sally Hansen Magnetic” – ELLE CanadaCheck out the link below to see the magazines winning entries.https://transcontinentalmediasalespromotions.sharefile.com/d/s869c3c5c96f4b1eb 2
  3. 3. 2012 COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER AWARDSOur community papers also won recognition in this prestigious competition which pays tribute to theexcellence and top-notch work of professionals in the Quebec community press. In all, we received 15awards in 11 different categories. A list of the winners is appended to this release.CANADIAN ONLINE PUBLISHING AWARDS (COPA)The 2012 COPA Awards were held in Toronto in October 2012. Having earned a total of 17 nominations, wewon awards in five categories. First, we won gold in the Best data visualization category with The greatCanadian food map: An interactive infographic, an interactive map published on canadianliving.com thatidentifies the most popular food products by province or territory. The mobile app for TheHockeyNews.comwon once again, obtaining Silver in the Best smartphone app category. The site ELLEQuébec.com alsowon Silver, this time for its video Les coulisses du reportage mode Icônes, in the Best video or multimediafeature category. StyleatHome.com came second in two categories, Best e-newsletter and Best use ofsocial media.2012 DIGI AWARDSLastly our new app On the Table/Quoi Manger has been nominated in the BestTablet App category in the 2012 Digi Awards. Quite the achievement after onlysix months! The winners will be announced on December 4th. Stay tuned!TC Media thanks and congratulates everyone who worked directly or indirectly on these projects. Theseawards show the success of our efforts to work more closely together in order to excel in the marketplace.Great job!Info-media** 3
  4. 4. 2012 COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER AWARDS  Community Action 3rd position: Être bénévole... En prison, Geneviève Blais, LAction Week-end  Municipal 1st position: Quand une municipalité repêche dans la cour du voisin, Eric Patenaude, LAvenir & Des Rivières  Food 1st position: Une transformation qui passe par lagriculture, Marie-Josée Parent, Le Canada Français  Finance 3rd position: Silence, on tourne à Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu!, Marie-Pier Gagnon, Le Canada Français  Environment 2nd position: Les éoliennes, un sujet qui divise plus que jamais, Valérie Legault, Le Canada Français  Sports and Recreation 3rd position: Triporteurs : un « joyeux problème », Hélène Ruel, La Nouvelle-Union (Dimanche)  Claude-et-Jeannine-Masson 1st position: En route vers son centième marathon, Richard Hamel, Le Canada Français  Jean-Vigneault 1st position: On aimerait en rire mais…, Gilles Lévesque, Le Canada Français 3rd position: «The show must go on», André Nadeau, LAction Week-end  Photography - Portrait 1st position: Toujours debout, Rémy Boily, Le Canada Français  Photography - Reporting 1st position: Dommage pare-à-pluie, Rémy Boily, Le Canada Français 3rd position: « À sy méprendre », Pierre-Olivier Girard, Le Reflet du Lac  Advertising 1st position: Chéri, je me sens rajeunir, Marie-Josée Hudon, LAvantage Votre Journal 2nd position ex-æquo : Grande vente sous la tente, Renée Geneau, LAvantage Votre Journal 3rd position: Série dautopromotions «Ajoutez de la couleur», Valérie LeBlanc, Le Canada Français 4

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