When you have a cultural giant to the south, those in the north need to strut together.
Geez magazine is a member of Magazines Canada. This is a non-profit organization that seeks to build and maintain the profile of Canadian magazines in a landscape filled with foreign periodicals.
As part of a nation-wide campaign to promote made in Canada magazines, we ran a little logo on our front cover and agree to run the promotional page below. We also are taking part in a direct mail program, where Canadians can order 2 magazines and get a third for free. You’ll see a promotion for that in the sidebar.
Yes, these promotions are “ads.” Which means we’re sullying our “advertising-free” status. In this case, Magazines Canada is a not-for-profit organization which is not purchasing ad space from us. It does not directly affect our bottom line, that is, this will not make us dependent upon advertising dollars from commercial, for-profit vendors.
Have feedback or suggestions for us? Write to editor Aiden Enns, editor [at] geezmagazine [dot] org