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Editor Rae Ann Fera
Categories Trade magazine
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Brunico Communications Ltd.
First issue August 1999
Final issue May 2010
Based in Toronto
Language English

Boards is a former international trade publication catering to the advertising community. Launched in August 1999, the magazine was published monthly until May 2010, when a corporate restructuring of its Canadian publisher, Brunico Communications Ltd., led to the brand's shelving. Responsibility for editing the offline magazine and "Boards Online", its online equivalent, was initially split between Mark Smyka (a former senior editor of Marketing)[1] and Liz Saunderson. Over the following decade, editorial responsibility fell to Teressa Iezzi,[2] Sandy Hunter,[3] and Rae Ann Fera. Eventually, editing the two branches was consolidated into a single role.

Each issue of Boards contained several regular feature columns, including: "Word" (an editorial), "Radar" (industry news), "Ideas" (commentary on various aspects of advertising), interviews with various industry figures, as well as sections catering to the various sectors of the advertising industry (creative, music and sound, post-production and editing, animation, etc. In addition, starting in May 2009, "Boards Online" began publishing daily content updates such as "behind the scenes" features, video links, and commentary on particularly striking or successful advertising campaigns.


  1. ^ Smyth, Jill; "Tough Sell", Ryerson Review of Journalism (1994). Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  2. ^ Iezzi, Teressa; "The silliest you can act as an adult and still get paid", Boards, 1 March 2002. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  3. ^ Hunter, Sandy; "Don't call it a comeback", Boards, 1 March 2002. Retrieved 27 March 2011.

Category:1999 establishments Category:2010 disestablishments Category:Professional and trade magazines Category:Advertising

➛ Boards U, a foundational learning event for junior agency producers. ➛ Boards Creative Workshop (BCW), a regional half-day inspiration and networking event in Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Amsterdam. ➛ Boards Summit Europe in Amsterdam. ➛ Facilitated and fostered the relationship that brought Boards and Boulder Digital Works into partnership for a travelling series of executive-level digital workshops.