62nd Annual CBM Awards Gala - June 7, 2016 


We are pleased to announce the master of ceremonies for this year's CBM Awards, held on Tuesday June 7 at the Grand Banking Hall at One King West in downtown Toronto. You can purchase your tickets here.


And now, please meet your host for the evening:




D.B. Scott (David), the President of Impresa Communications Limited, has built a solid reputation as a consultant, market researcher, teacher, publisher, editor and blogger. His company is based in Cambridge, Ontario. It provides strategic advice and consulting services, principally to the magazine industry and the not-for-profit and cultural sector. His experience has been called on in such critical areas as content, marketing, launches and relaunches, redesigns, audience surveys and focus groups, meeting facilitation and review and development of production and publishing systems. His involvement in magazine consulting grew directly out of his experience as editor of The City, managing editor of Quest, editor and publisher of Ontario Living and founding editor of Avenue magazine in Toronto.


He’s perhaps best known to many as the author of Canadian Magazines, a more-or-less daily blog published for more than 10 years.


He was member of the board of the National Magazine Awards Foundation for several years and was president of the awards in 1991. He received the Foundation Awards for Outstanding Achievement, the foundation’s highest honour, in 2011 He is also a member of the Quadrangle Society of Massey College at the University of Toronto and was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME).


He is the part-time academic coordinator of the Magazine and Web Publishing program in the Ryerson University’s Chang School and teaches a course called Magazine and Website Publishing. He has long been involved in professional development, both as an awards judge (National Magazine Awards, Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, Western Magazine Awards and IRMA (the International Regional Magazine Association)) and as a presenter at the industry conference MagNet and BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Atlantic magazine associations. He has been a longtime participant in the Travelling Consultants program offering one-day consultations to magazines across Canada. In collaboration with John Milne, he has published four white papers drawn from the Business Media Summit, held each winter under the auspices of Magazines Canada.  He has continued to serve on the professional development committee of Magazines Canada.


In his non-professional life, Scott served a six-year term as a trustee of the Cambridge Public Library Board (Cambridge Libraries and Galleries) after two years as Chair. He has been deeply involved in the heritage movement, serving on the board of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation for eight years, one as Chair, and was nine years on the Community Heritage Fund management committee of Heritage Cambridge, a branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Inc. He was vice-president of the Waterloo Regional Arts Council and was the founding chair of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, on which he served for its initial six years and which, to date, has injected more than $2 million in new funding into the Waterloo Region arts community. In 2003, he was presented with the prestigious K-W Arts Award for outstanding contributions to the arts.



We are looking forward to seeing you at the 62nd Annual CBM Awards on June 7.

To purchase your tickets for the gala, please visit our tickets page.


If you have any questions, please email us at staff@krwawards.ca.