Avenue Magazine Welcomes New Publisher
MARCH 17, 2014 — RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions is proud to announce that respected magazine executive Joyce Byrne has joined our team today as Publisher of Avenue magazine. Joyce will be responsible for the entire Avenue brand in Calgary, including the award-winning magazine and all its digital channels, as well as Avenue’s signature annual events including Best Neighbourhoods, Best Restaurants and Top 40 Under 40.
“We’re really pleased to welcome Joyce,” said RedPoint President & CEO Pete Graves, who has been handling the publisher’s role himself for the past two years. “It’s great to have someone with her reputation. I’m excited for her, and for the outstanding Avenue team. As publisher, being able to connect people with design, food, style and how to experience all that Calgary has to offer makes for an exciting role. It’s a great time to be at the helm of the Avenue brand.”
Joyce comes to RedPoint after nine years as vice-president and associate publisher at Venture Publishing, based in Edmonton, where her main focus was Alberta Venture magazine along with several other titles. Prior to that, she was publisher of the highly influential Toronto-based national title This Magazine. She also served as a director of the national industry association Magazines Canada from 2002 to 2012.
“Calgary seems to be on every best-of list right now — it’s livable, interesting, exciting and cosmopolitan,” said Joyce. “I could not be happier to be joining theAvenue team at this time. It’s a great opportunity to grow an award-winning brand during a time of positive and transformative growth in this great city, and I’m looking forward to leading this very talented team.”
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Now in its 20th year of publication, Avenue is Calgary’s premier city lifestyle magazine. With a unique blend of journalistic excellence and inspirational aesthetics,Avenue provides readers with the city’s most reliable information on Calgary’s personalities and its arts, fashion, decor, dining, travel, outdoors and leisure scenes. Since 1994, Avenue readers have come to trust and look forward to the magazine’s award-winning, intelligent and cutting-edge perspective on the people, culture and lifestyles that define Calgary.
RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions offers industry-leading print and digital publishing, marketing, communication and creative services that engage, inform and inspire. RedPoint is one of the largest and most celebrated independent publishing and marketing companies in Western Canada. Our magazine brands are leaders in their categories, and our Marketing Solutions division has helped local, national and international clients grow their brands and connect with their audiences.