Craig has done an amazing job handling all our titles. That includes increasing sales and efficiency for Sharp Magazine and increasing efficiency that has saved thousands of dollars on wasted copies for our twice a year SIP Sharp – The Book for Men. Additionally, he was the lead on the successful launch of our Luxury Lifestyle Magazine for Women - S/Style & Fashion. He has taken a real weakness of our company and turned it into a growth area. As magazines continue report downward trends on newsstand sales we are experiencing growth and the full credit goes to the efforts of Craig. His efforts should be recognized by the industry and be used as an example that there still is opportunity on newsstand if you’re prepared to work hard and create innovative solutions.
President/Publisher at Contempo Media
Craig has played an integral role in helping to re-launch and build the newsstand circulation for our Ignition and PASMAG brands. His industry knowledge, relationships and dedication have helped us immeasurably during this exciting transition for our Company.
Tim V. Rutledge
Group Publisher & CEO at Performance Publications Media Group
Craig develops and nurtures great relationships with industry partners. He is a "do what you say" kind of guy, which I really respect, as it is often a rare quality today. I enjoy collaborating with Craig to do innovative things that drive sales for our respective companies' benefit.
Manager, Retail Services | Marketing at TNG
I've known Craig for over 20 years and he is an expert in the areas of Newsstand Circulation, Marketing and Client Relations. He always puts his clients and retail partners first and strives to find a win/win in all negotiated situations. He has always been honest, forthright and fair in all our dealings.
Larry Payne - Vice President and General Manager at ProLogix Distribution Services
Craig is the kind of individual that will give you 100%, every time. A very dedicated and devoted asset, every decision Craig would make was always in the best interest of his business partners. Craig is also a very ethical and straightforward person who has been a pleasure to both know personally and to have worked with on business projects throughout the past several years. I would deem Craig to be an asset to any organization.
Vice President of Sales at METRO360
Craig's knowledge and experience in the newsstand industry is vast. Craig is always prepared to go the extra mile for us and deals with Coast to Coast on our behalf making our lives so much easier. Craig always gives us the best advice on covers, promotions and new distribution locations. For many of us the newsstand world is confusing and it is wonderful to have someone who understands it perfectly deal with it for us.
Group Controller at OP Media Group Ltd & Outdoor Group Media Ltd.
I managed Craig while at Conde Nast and he is an exceptional manager of tough and complex situations. He has the proven capability to dissect opportunities and secure outcomes that are not only profitable but also offer a long-term solution.
C. Michael Garavalia
Executive Director Sales at Meredith Corporation
Craig has helped us from A to Z to reshape our brand and improve our newsstand sales substantially. Craig has created new profitable products for us to sell on the newsstands like our Tone Zone Annual. He even helps us choose our covers. Craig is responsive and on top of everything. He really is the superman of newsstand marketing and understands magazines better than anyone I have met in my 25 plus years publishing magazines
Publisher at OptiMYz Magazine
Craig has been a pivotal force in the recent foundation of the Industry Action Group, which advocates for a strong presence at and enjoyment of magazines at retail. As part of this work to find creative and positive solutions for growth in today’s newsstand industry, he was also a key advisor on a new national study of shoppers and retailers conducted by BrandSpark International for Magazines Canada that makes a compelling business case for magazines at retail. As a result, I am extremely pleased to announce that he has been named Magazines Ontario Volunteer of the Year for 2017.
This award honours a volunteer whose dedication, diligence and professionalism are
invaluable to the Ontario magazine industry.
Congratulations on this achievement—it is well deserved!
CEO at Magazines Canada
Craig would make a fine addition to any organization. His attention to detail, time-management skills, experience and personal attributes are exemplary. He is a fine marketing professional.
Richard Stefens - Retail Account Executive at Condé Nast
Tom MIlani - Director, Client Solutions at Graphic Transportation