Terry Sellwood, President, Cottage Life Media to retire August 2015
Cottage Life Magazine appoints Penny Caldwell to Publisher, Michelle Kelly to Editor
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(Toronto, ON, July 14, 2015) – Cottage Life Media, a Blue Ant Media partnership, announced today that Terry Sellwood, President, Cottage Life Media has made the personal decision to retire in August 2015. The company has also announced that Penny Caldwell, Editor, Cottage Life Magazine has been appointed to Publisher of the publication, with Michelle Kelly, current Executive Editor, assuming the role of Editor.
In his 15 years with Cottage Life Media, Sellwood oversaw the strategic direction of the company’s publications Cottage Life, Cottage Life West, Outdoor Canada and Explore Magazine (2000-2012) and its consumer shows across Canada. Charged with growing Cottage Life Media’s profile, Sellwood was the key driver in the company’s success, contributing to its evolution onto new platforms in digital, broadcast television and social media.
“I am honoured to have spent the last 15 years of my career with this industry-leading media company and its incredibly talented team,” said Terry Sellwood, President, Cottage Life Media. “As Cottage Life Media continues its evolution in this new era of publishing, I know they will continue to be a trailblazer in this space.”
“Terry is an icon in our industry and we thank him for his leadership and dedication to the Cottage Life brand during his 15-year tenure with us,” said Al Zikovitz, CEO, Cottage Life Media. “We are also thrilled to announce the exciting appointment of Penny Caldwell, an award winning, 30-year industry veteran, to Publisher of Cottage Life Magazine and Michelle Kelly assuming her role as Editor.”
Cottage Life Magazine has been named the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors’ (CSME) Magazine of the Year for three consecutive years and is the 2015 recipient of the National Magazine Awards Foundation’s (NMAF) new Best Brand accolade.
Cottage Life Media is a Blue Ant Media Partnership and has been the definitive source for weekend living entertainment since 1988. The company publishes Cottage Life, Cottage Life West and Outdoor Canada and produces the annual Spring and Fall Cottage Life consumer shows in Toronto and the Edmonton Cottage Life & Cabin Show. cottagelife.com
Blue Ant Media is a privately held media company that owns and operates 10 media brands including Cottage Life, T+E, Smithsonian Channel Canada, Love Nature and AUX. Blue Ant creates and distributes content ranging from music to outdoor living, DIY to nature, engaging fans across television, digital, magazines and live events and produces experiential events and specialized consumer shows. Blue Ant Media is based in Toronto has an investment in Omnia Media, a Los Angeles-based YouTube network and Choice TV, a New Zealand broadcast network. To learn more, visit blueantmedia.com