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May 24th 2012

HuffPost Canada Celebrates One-Year Anniversary


Last night the Huffington Post Canada team celebrated their first birthday- and in style, if we do say so ourselves! The two-story office transformed into a playground for clients, politicians, bloggers, friends, media, and of course, our (newly-coined) honourary Canadian, Arianna Huffington! Oh, and Conrad Black (pictured above). Even Team HuffPost Quebec jumped on the short flight from Montreal to celebrate their English counterparts.

We presented the HuffPost Canada team with a video of birthday wishes from some favourite friends- including CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos, Marc and Craig Kielburger of Free the Children, Conrad Black and Leader of the Official Opposition party of Canada, Thomas Mulcair.

May 8th 2012

HuffPost Canada Announces Regional Expansion

The HuffPost Canada team is just two weeks shy of celebrating its first birthday and what better way to celebrate than to announce the regional expansion of two new sites: HuffPost B.C and HuffPost Alberta. Scheduled to launch this fall, the sites will feature HuffPost's signature blend of news, blogging, community, and social engagement, to capture the unique cultures of both provinces, with regional editorial teams leveraging the power of the HuffPost platform to deliver the most important and most entertaining local stories.

"HuffPost Canada was our first international edition and has always had a special place in the HuffPost family," said Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of HPMG. "And I'm delighted that we'll be welcoming even more voices to the conversation by expanding to British Columbia and Alberta, just as we expanded to Quebec in February. Since we're already in a celebratory mood with HuffPost Canada approaching its first birthday, there's no better time to enlarge the discussion with the unique perspectives of these vibrant provinces."

The strong social DNA, vital to the HuffPost model, will extend to connect with the social communities of B.C. and Alberta. The Huffington Post Canada currently generates more than 2 million social actions a month through its commenting and sharing platforms and its social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.*

Arianna will be joining the team, including bloggers, clients, media and friends of HuffPost, in Toronto to reflect and commemorate the success of its first year. Join us in the celebration by exploring our new sites.

*Based on HPMG internal data.

Apr 26th 2012

Go Global or Stay Local: Come See The World with HuffPost Canada Travel


HuffPost Canada Travel
, AOL Canada's new home for all things sun, sand, ski and everything in between launches today with advertising partner BC Tourism. The new travel site will reflect the Huffington Post's signature blend of social news and tools that will deliver stories, reviews and insights, while encouraging conversations on topics and issues that are relevant to its audience. Let HuffPost Canada Travel be your go-to destination for breaking travel news, sight-seeing tips and alluring video! Oh, and galleries of beautiful, exotic beaches, of course!

"We're expanding our HuffPost Canada portfolio, and amazing blogger community, to appeal to the interest of all our readers," said Paul Cramp, general manager of male audiences, AOL Canada. "The transition from AOL Travel to Huffington Post Travel Canada gives us the opportunity to build a broader focus in our travel channel: there are 2.8 million Canadians that visit Huffington Post sites every month and we're reaching out to this highly engaged audience with a new offering to attract both the luxury vacationers and travel junkies alike!"

With insight on destinations at home and around the globe, the site delivers the information you're looking for through original travel video, amazing travel blogs as well as travel guides, deals and bookings. Come to HuffPost Canada Travel to get informed and vacation-inspired!

Apr 17th 2012

The Flaming Lips Headline NXNE


North by Northeast
(NXNE) and AOL Canada today announced that three-time Grammy-Award winning group The Flaming Lips will headline an electrifying free show at Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday, June 16. Celebrating its 18th year, NXNE Music presents more than 650 artists for 300,000 attendees and generates more than $47 million for the city. NXNE takes over Toronto June 11-17, 2012.

Saturday night at NXNE is always legendary – and this year is no different. For the second consecutive year, AOL Canada is the proud sponsor of the Saturday night concert at Yonge-Dundas Square. Oklahoma psych-rockers The Flaming Lips, renowned for their elaborate live shows featuring costumes, balloons, puppets-yes, puppets – and electric light performances, will bring their psychedelic A-game to Canada's pre-eminent music festival.

One of the most anticipated summer music events in Canada, NXNE is an essential gathering of the best new artists, their fans, the music industry – and a destination for youth-focused experiential brand integration. NXNE 2011 was the best-ever edition of the week-long event, marking a 15 per cent increase in overall festival attendance. Each year, NXNE delivers some of the most impactful brand integrations within the world of live entertainment.

During NXNE 2011 more than 110,000 people visited Yonge-Dundas Square over four days to check out free concerts including new wave legends Devo and Men Without Hats, both presented by AOL Canada. Handing out more than 500 Spinner.ca branded t-shirts, and hosting a backstage VIP booth for AOL Canada clients, Spinner.ca has enjoyed a killer 151% increase in traffic since June 2011! *

*comScore Inc. Total Canada. Home and Work. Spinner property Media Trend June 2011-Feb 2012.

Apr 4th 2012

The Huffington Post Canada Named Finalist for Excellence in Journalism Award

Today, the Canadian Journalism Foundation announced its list of finalists in the large-media category for the annual Excellence in Journalism Award and The Huffington Post Canada was among the honorees.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation celebrates news organizations that embrace ideals of journalistic excellence including accuracy, independence, accountability, courage and originality. Recent excellence winners in the large-media category include the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and The Hamilton Spectator.

This year's winner-and the winner will be announced at the CJF 15th Annual Awards Gala on June 7, 2012 in Toronto. Click here to read the full list of nominees.

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