Torstar has tremendous confidence in Fervent Events, which has provided Metro News (Toronto) with an exceptional street team, 5 days a week for the past 18 months. Fervent is properly managed by its extremely capable and responsive President Calum McGuigan, and Account Manager Abby Wilson.Distribution Manager, Metro Toronto
7.8 million newspapers distributed
Metro is a ‘freesheet’ daily newspaper, primarily intended for commuters in big cities’, mainly during rush hours. Globally, Metro has 24.8 million daily readers, with 1.3 million being in Canada alone. Metro Toronto is owned by Torstar.
June 2015, Metro Toronto were unable to distribute newspapers inside the TTC anymore. Metro decided to employ street promoters to distribute outside stations. After 8-weeks, Metro were unhappy with the agency they hired and commissioned Fervent Events and another agency to take over in October 2015, and split the business 60/40 in Fervent Events favour.