Col who? They all laughed when Murdoch named Col Allan editor of the New York Post. Circ, they say, is up 10% over last year.
New bimonthly shelter mag out West launching in April. It's Western Interiors & Design, founded by Carol Decker, with edit offices in L.A. and corporate HQ in Jackson Hole, Wyo. They grabbed Michael Wollaeger of Architectural Digest as editor.
Laughing all the way to the bank, David Carey says this year's annual cartoon issue of The New Yorker doubled its ad pages from 65 last year to 129 this time.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance rates the new `03s: best cheapo (under 16 grand), the Ford Focus ZX3, best wheels over $40,000, the Lexus LS.
Oink Inc Radio, the creative radio production outfit run by Dan Price and brother Jim, opened new offices and studios in Soho at 38 Greene St. Their new pard is Gary Moskowitz of Baker Sound Studio in Philly.
Let's hear it for Steve Giannetti, just promoted to group publisher at National Geographic Magazines.
Time Inc. will spin off In Style Home next October along lines of In Style The Look, In Style Weddings, etc. Looks like they've got themselves a franchise.
Self has a new editorial beauty director, Elaine Farley.
Organic Style hired Stacey Newman Weldon as mid-Atlantic ad sales manager.
Victor Profis promoted by Southern Living to ad director, regional and state.
Emily Davis was promoted to direct project development for Vogue. Replacing her as international fashion director is Jeffrey Greif. He's fluent in Italian and French. But then aren't we all?
Now there's a Web-based proofreader, ProofreadNOW.com, headed by Phil Jamieson.
Child named Dan Josephs creative director. He was at Golf Digest.
Tom McCluskey reports a socko December for Biography mag topping off a tough year. For the month pages are up 67%, dollars 144%.
Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing is moving the editorial offices of Inc. magazine to NYC from Boston.
And Happy Thanksgiving to all!