A Wall Street Journal reporter is phoning ex-Hearstlings at home with very pointed questions about how Hearst Magazines has changed since Cathie Black took over.
Magazine biz going to the dogs? Well, sort of. The American Kennel Club just launched a slick new semi-annual mag, AKC Family Dog, from its HQ at 260 Madison Ave. in Manhattan. M.E. is Arliss Paddock (also a horse fancier?) and publisher is George Berger.
Hallmark Entertainment inked Beth R. Nussbaum as VP-PR. She was with Dan Klores Communications in N.Y.
University Club (N.Y.) past President Percy C. Douglas died suddenly. Good man, good Marine.
Business booming at More magazine, says Carol Campbell. Prelim PIB has its February ad pages up 39%. March looking good, too, she notes, and April "is going to be a record breaker!" New advertisers for this 40-plus market mag, DeBeers, Nordstrom, MasterCard.
American Express Publishing Corp.'s Travel & Leisure's first quarter ad pages soaring from 237 pages last year to 355 this time. That's up 50%, says Publisher Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio.
Gina Sanders has named an associate publisher for Conde Nast Publishing's Teen Vogue, Alison Adler Matz, who moves over from House & Garden.
If reports are true Wenner will pay Bonnie Fuller a million a year over the next three to run Us, let's hear it for workaholic Bonnie! Jann still has enough left over for "Springtime in the Rockies."
New VP-West Coast manager for Parade is Debi Leibovitz, formerly with Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing in L.A.
Pete Spina (shepherding some ad clients) reports from spring training in Fla. He says The Sporting News 2002 ad pages were up 17% and dollars up 39%. The Vulcan Ventures magazine has also cut a licensing deal with Nascar. Pete, clearly, hits to all fields.
The unforgettable "My Man Godfrey" heading for Broadway? That's what Kelly Gonda's East of Doheny independent production company says.
Hard winter? Cold? Blizzards? Why, when I was a stripling...