St. Jude's Children's Hospital pulled together a team to help take the Memphis medical operation to the "next level." Joining founder Danny Thomas' daughter Marlo were Time Inc.'s Ann Moore, Mike Eisner, Barry Diller, David Verklin, Andrew Lack, FedEx's Fred Smith and other heavy hitters.
The glorious Meredith Vieira hosted an Organic Style lunch at New York's Blue Fin restaurant for Maria Rodale's salute to "extraordinary" women.
Anna Wintour of Vogue may have more pals than she realizes to judge by the critical pans of this new novel supposedly targeting her, "The Devil Wears Prada." Either that, or the book stinks. Chris at Bookhampton tells me, however, "It'll be one of our summer best sellers."
Bon Appetit's Lynn Heiler says they're having "a delicious spring." Circ is comfortably above 1.3 million and first-quarter ad pages were up 14%.
Rick Atkinson won the Pulitzer this year for his "An Army at Dawn," Henry Holt, a brilliantly reported account of the North African campaign of 1942-43. Great portraits of an oddly dithering Rommel, an Ike out of his depth and a U.S. army trying painfully to grow up. A must-read, even if Mr. Atkinson never saw an adverb he didn't love.
Publisher Mary Ann Bekkedahl adds VP to her title at Men's Health. And why not? First-half ad pages are up 31% over 2002.
Premiere opened the Tribeca Film Festival hosting a bash at The Flea Theatre. Who else tells you these things?
People en Espanol teams with Telemundo, Honda and Maybelline May 14 at Roseland in Manhattan to promote their "25 Most Beautiful" issue.
Publisher Daniel Lagani's preening. His Better Homes & Gardens will be ahead 100 ad pages January through May.
Mark Stevens has a new book out from Crown, "Your Marketing Sucks." I guess that just about says it.
John Mack Carter's media roundtable scores a nice "get," David Pecker as their Thursday luncheon speaker talking about his tabloids and how he wants to be the "worst nightmare" for People and Bonnie.
Oops, Washingtonian averages about 100 ad pages an issue (AA, April 28, P. 58.)