“Alison is a person of great style and taste. She is always in-the-know and shares an interesting perspective on her experiences relating to travel, shopping or culture. Her playful outlook on life is contagious.”
—Jane Gill, Founder & President, Jane Gill PR.
Alison McGill is an award-winning editor, writer, creative producer, media personality, podcast host and brand strategist. From 2002 to April 2021 she was the Editor-in-Chief of Weddingbells (in 2017 her role was expanded to include Editorial Director of Weddingbells' sister publication Mariage Quebec).
In May 2021, Alison joined The Kit as a contributor and in-house wedding expert. Alison is a passionate media producer with years of industry experience working across multiple platforms — print, digital, television, radio and social media. In September 2021, Alison launched the podcast Aisle Seat, voted one of Brides 12 Top Wedding Podcasts. Alison is also a regular contributor to Brides, Hello! Canada, The Toronto Star, 29Secrets, and MoneySense, and has worked on branded content projects for clients including Amazon, Michael Hill, Birks, Ever New, Transat, Pandora, Paris Jewellers, & For Love, Oxford Properties, Bayview Village, CAA, The Kit Collab, St. Kitts Tourism, NARCES, Alcorn Hair and Coal Mine Theatre.
Alison’s past publishing experience includes being the Editor-in-Chief of Salon Magazine and Fashion18 (while also maintaining the EIC position at Weddingbells). Not only is Alison a talented writer and editor, but excels in creative production. Fashion, beauty and lifestyle photoshoots are her focus and passion and Alison has worked with Canada’s top creative talent to produce impactful, award-winning, of-the-moment visual content. Alison loves the creative process and having fun creating dynamic and captivating imagery.
Alison is an entertaining and engaging speaker, passionate about style and pop culture. Her witty and welcoming personality has made her a favourite media personality. Alison has been featured as a guest expert on a variety of programs including: CityLine, BreakfastTelevision, The Morning Show, MuchMusic, BT Montreal, CTV Morning Live Vancouver, Global Montreal, ET Canada, Etalk, E! Network Canada, The Social, CTV News, The Goods, CBC News, The Weather Network, Canada AM, CHCH Morning Live and Your Morning.
“Alison has a widespread interest in, and knowledge of, the media with a continued, active pulse on the use and relevance of the ever-growing presence of social channels in our culture. I appreciate her discretion with my brands and always welcome the opportunity to work with Alison.”
— Karin Eagan Dajani, Director of Global Communications, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London and LaMer
“I have collaborated professionally with Alison for several years on editorial photoshoots for Weddingbells. Alison’s impeccable taste, intelligence and well informed fresh perspective on any assignment she leads makes her an absolute pleasure to work with and learn from. Alison has great integrity and a passion for her work which is very inspiring to the teams she manages.”
— Alvaro Goveia, Photographer
“In luxury travel public relations, I have met and travelled with many editors and writers from all over the globe. When I met Alison I was immediately impressed by her graciousness and professionalism. I continue to be inspired by her creativity and her ability to visualize different ways in which to expand awareness for my clients while stimulating her readers.”
— Carol Ann Kelley-Elwell, Director of Marketing & Media Relations, Victoria King Public Relations
“Alison has her finger on the pulse of the latest trends and is up to speed on the latest and greatest when it comes to fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle. I had the pleasure of working with Alison and her expert team of professionals when they conducted a shoot on the grounds of Four Seasons Orlando. Alison and team were first-class and delivered incredible imagery and editorial coverage of the property.”
— Dana Berry, Director of Public Relations and Communications, Four Seasons Resort Orlando.
“Alison is enthusiastic and motivated; has a wonderful creative vision and an equally amazing relationship with her creative people and team she assembles. Communication is another stellar skill she possesses — clear, concise, confident and quick. Alison is always collaborative, always respectful and always available to problem solve and create.”
— Daniela Favot, Principal, FUZE Reps
“I always love working with Alison on fashion editorials and television hits. Alison is supportive, passionate, professional, with strong knowledge of the fashion and beauty industry. She has her pulse on the future of communications and content development — she was one of the very first editors I know to embrace social media and proved how valuable a communication tool it would be to her readers and industry.”
— Andrea Anastasiou, Fashion Stylist and Owner of White, Toronto & White, Montréal