Amy Churgin of Architectural Digest reports the magazine's first half estimated to be up 7% in ad pages (55 pages ahead). May alone will be up 22% (the annual "great design" number).
And at Weight Watchers, Publisher Wayne Perra says the latest PIB ad pages have them up 48% over 2001, with revenues rising 157%. As for circ, since the acquisition by Time Inc. and relaunch in May 2000, they've been scrambling (because they didn't retain the million name subscriber base) but now have the rate base back up to a million as of last month. Newsstand is up to 229,000.Nice job, Wayne.
The Lucky phenomenon continues: April ad pages rose from 109 last year to 168 this time. Circ, too, is booming.
Randy Jones of Worth magazine has a new book out, "Worth's Greatest Stock Picks of All Time."
Move over, Sundance. Budget Living has its own film festival.
Golf's April issue will be its biggest month ever in ads with 155 pages, up 10%.
I believe I did earlier offer an opinion that Yankee "Boomer" Wells was a bum? Now his own damned book confirms it.
You can't nip through the AOL Time Warner building on 51st Street to the 21 Club these days. Security, y'know. But next door you can dash through the Chase Bank's ground floor. Where they still have some dough. Go figure.