St. Joseph has 57 years of history, heritage and knowledge. As an omnichannel communications company, we’ve become leaders in transforming the way brands engage with people.
St. Joseph Communications is spearheading transformational change by redefining the way in which organizations connect with their customers. Our omnichannel marketing approach lets us build solutions and ecosystems anchored by people, technology and insight that intuitively merge all data and visual assets to create multichannel publishing solutions for all mediums. This gives marketers the opportunity to be more efficient at creating and grouping content while focusing on strategy and analytics. Through these solutions we can deliver the widest array of interconnected solutions across our Content, Media and Print groups. By redefining how brands develop experiences, we build sales, boost loyalty and create evangelists across all communications channels and technologies.
Simply put? We help brands engage with people.
We’re creative strategists, workflow specialists, skilled photographers, digital signage experts, animators, designers, stylists, production managers and creative directors. Yet what really counts isn’t the individual jobs we do but the results we inspire. St. Joseph’s Content Group understands the consumer path to purchase and its related touch points, which allows us to deliver omnichannel solutions that make a difference. We produce everything we create from start to finish, all under one roof.
With over 8.5 million readers in print and 14.5 million online, no one delivers fashion, beauty, weddings, lifestyle, food, decor and urban essentials like St. Joseph’s Media Group. Our titles include Toronto Life, FASHION, Weddingbells, MARIAGE Québec, Canadian Family, Quill & Quire, Ottawa Magazine, Where magazines, 20 Minute Supper Club and Torontoist. Our brands consistently win awards for journalism, photography, design and online excellence. We engage communities and reach readers that need to know about you and readers you should get to know.
Printing is so much more than putting ink on a page. After five decades in the industry, we’ve come to believe that it’s partly a technology solution and partly an art form. Knowing how to make an impact — at the right price and on schedule — takes finesse and years of skill. St. Joseph’s Print Group brings that kind of expertise to North America’s largest publishers, retailers, catalogers and financial corporations. Our extensive print facilities can meet any challenge and our Toronto Print Campus is the largest in the country.
Executive Leadership Team
Gaetano Gagliano is an honored Canadian entrepreneur who founded St. Joseph Communications in 1956 and was instrumental in changing his company from a small printing business to the largest privately owned communications company in Canada. He also founded Salt + Light Television. Gaetano was named a Knight of the Order of Sylvester in 1992, a Member of the Order of Canada in 1998, and was given the title of Commendatore, one of Italy’s highest honorary rankings. He has received two honorary doctorates from Canadian universities. Born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Gaetano and his wife have 10 children and more than 40 grandchildren.
Tony Gagliano is Executive Chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Communications. Under Tony’s leadership, the company has upheld his father’s vision to evolve from a small family business into a national communications company.Tony is chair of the board of the Art Gallery of Ontario, chair of the board of Salt+Light Media Foundation, and a board member Villa Charities and Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. In addition, he is a cabinet member of Ryerson University in Toronto, a council member of the Royal Conservatory of Music, and an honorary board member of Scours Canada. Tony is also co-founder and chair of Luminato, Toronto’s Festival of Arts & Creativity. In 2008, the Canadian Club named Tony and his fellow Luminato co-founder Canadian of the Year, and the CIJA and UJA Federation presented Tony with the Words & Deeds Leadership Award. In 2010, Ryerson University presented Tony with an honorary doctorate for extraordinary contribution to Canadian society, Graphic Monthly named Tony its Printer of the Year and he was the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Volunteer award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter. At the Canadian Printing Awards in 2011, Tony was named the Printing Leader of the Year.
Frank Gagliano is Vice Chairman of St. Joseph Communications. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the communications and graphic arts industry, including 10 years as President of a Toronto-based advertising agency. Frank has been instrumental in directing the company through key acquisitions, including the privatization of the Queen’s Printer, which doubled the size of the company overnight. Today, Frank focuses on enterprise-wide convergence, and opportunities for acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and new start-ups that align with the company’s strategic plan. Frank was one of the founding members of CORE (Centre of Outsourcing Research and Education) and is a board member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Foundation and other public and advisory boards.
John Gagliano is President of the company’s vibrant Print platform, overseeing print facilities in Toronto and Ottawa and 21 digital print centers nationwide. Under John’s direction, St. Joseph Print completed a multi-million dollar campus revitalization program designed to strengthen its competitive position and increase its capacity and service model. John has held various positions in all aspects of the business since joining the organization in 1982. John is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and has served on the boards of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, the Children’s Aid Foundation and the Canadian Opera Company. He is currently on the board of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation.
Michael Chase is an industry leader in next generation marketing & creative thinking. As the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for St. Joseph, Michael has made a name for himself as a driving force for change within the company itself and also within the broader, global marketplace. Michael’s thought leadership empowers brands to succeed in an ever-changing digital world, allowing them to create real connections with real people – their customers. He has provided strategic and creative direction for a diverse host of international companies including BMW, FedEx, Porsche, Air France, MTV, Viacom, HBO, Universal, Warner Bros, Sony, Nike, IKEA, Walmart, Thomson Reuters and Diageo. Michael lectures regularly on the North American Speaker’s Circuit covering a wide range of topics related to trends, technologies, digital evolution and multi-channel marketing. Michael also provides leadership on boards and faculties for many of the industry’s leading pundits, including the In-store Marketing Institute, the Canadian Marketing Association, and the Digital Screenmedia Association. Michael is an often quoted “industry expert” and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Marketing Magazine, The Globe & Mail and other leading books and publication
Kin-Man Lee is Chief Financial Officer of St. Joseph Communications. Kin-Man joined St. Joseph Communications in 2013 bringing over 25 years of financial and operational leadership in the media industry including previous experience as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Sun Media Corporation and Publisher & Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Sun. Kin-Man oversees all aspects of financial reporting, treasury, taxation, financial planning, risk management and mergers/acquisitions. Kin-Man is a Chartered Professional Accountant with board experience from a variety of industries such as media, technology, market research, non-profit, consulting and real estate.
Doug Templeton is President of St. Joseph Communications, Content Group which is one of the company’s most diverse platforms. Doug’s role involves overseeing approximately 400 content specialists across the five unique companies under this platform. He drives the company’s ability to provide unique, integrated content solutions including print, digital, package design and store design. He led the successful outsourcing of an integrated retail flyer/catalog/signage program for Sears Canada. Doug’s career began as a photographic representative for a commercial photo studio and he now has 30 years of leadership experience in content solutions for major retailers and catalogers.
Douglas Knight is President of St. Joseph Communications’ Media Group, a platform of the company dedicated to managing several award-winning publications. Doug joined St. Joseph Communications in 2006 following his return to Toronto from New York, where he served as founding chair and CEO of ImpreMedia, LLC. A 30-year media veteran, Doug is the former publisher and CEO of both The Financial Post and Toronto Sun. He is a director of the Writer’s Trust of Canada, the CCTFA and IESI-BFC Limited, and chair of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Doug has served numerous arts, industry and community organizations in Canada and the U.S.
Joining St. Joseph Communications in 2010, Martin is an expert in online search and business development. Focused on balancing traditional media with new media, he brings over 19 years of experience building online business for large national brands, including Yahoo! Canada, Bell Sympatico/MSN, Marsh Canada and the National Post. Most recently, Martin held the position of Vice President of National Accounts at Search Engine People. Martin is engaged in numerous speaking events and media appearances and holds an executive MBA from the Rotman School of Business.