Kenilworth Media, Inc. of Richmond Hill, Ont., has acquired Hubbard Marketing & Publishing Ltd., of Toronto, Ont. The deal includes Hubbard’s three magazines, Pool & Spa Marketing; Piscines & Spas; Pools, Spas & Patios and the prestigious Art of Water event.
Pool & Spa Marketing is published six times a year, plus an annual Reference and Directory. It is dedicated to providing North American swimming pool and spa/hot tub professionals with the latest news, products, services and techniques and is recognized as the authoritative voice of the pool and spa/hot tub industry, advocating best practices and encouraging excellence.
The French-language Piscines & Spas provides Quebec retailers, dealers, installers and service companies with the latest product information and market projections. The magazine is also the official publication of ‘Salon Splash,’ Quebec’s annual fall pool/spa trade show and conference.
Pools, Spas & Patios is the only Canadian consumer magazine targeted to the backyard leisure/recreational water market. The magazine encourages readers to relax, retreat and rejuvenate through the creation of a backyard oasis that not only reflects their own personal style, but embraces the age-old adage that water is soothing to the soul.
The annual Art of Water event showcases Canada’s top backyard artists who have successfully married water and landscaping to create unique backyard dreamscapes that reflect the harmony and individuality synonymous with leisure living.
In announcing the acquisition, Kenilworth publisher Ellen Kral said, “We are pleased to welcome the Hubbard magazines into the Kenilworth fold. This is a perfect fit for us, reflecting the diversity of our product portfolio.”
“We are very excited to be part of the Kenilworth group of publications,” said Richard Hubbard, president of Hubbard Marketing and Publishing Ltd. “The combination of the two companies will be a boon to both advertisers and readers, positioning the magazines for continued growth and expansion in the pool and spa market.”