Monday, February 28, 2011
good things grow
If the Oscar hosting didn't put you into a premature slumber last night, you may have noticed the commercial spot above flashing past a couple of times.
Congrats to the OAC's sibling agency, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, for showcasing the very successful business of Ontario art during one of the biggest shows of the television year.
Naturally, my favorite parts are the book and magazine covers flying out of the frame, most of which have benefited from strategic and focused funding from both the OMDC and my office at the OAC.
And the return on that investment is immense. As the OMDC notes on the book publishing page, the Ontario book publishing industry alone generates over $1 billion annually, while the magazine industry accounts for 9,000 jobs in the province and $388 million annually in salaries and benefits.