I finally figured out why I'm not a billionaire; I have an honest accountant.
Kate Kelly Smith sends along their first-ever "celebrity special" August edition of Child with model Niki Taylor and sons on the cover. Publisher Smith says February through September, they're up 25% in ad pages. This will be the largest issue Child has had since being taken over by Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing and carries a new tag, "Raising Kids with Smarts & Style."
How stuffy can a great agency get? Campbell-Ewald sends a letter asking that they be referred to in that manner and only that manner. Not "C-E," not "Campbell-Ewald Advertising," not "CEA," not "C-E Communications." I would think Mark O. Benner, senior VP out in Warren, Mich., would have better things to do than sending letters like this. Get out and sell some advertising, Benner!
In Atlanta, Greg McCastle becomes president-ad sales & marketing for The Weather Channel. He was with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and will work out of New York.
You've read about Fergie's daytime talk show due to debut next year? Woman behind it is Amy Rosenblum, who previously helped produce Maury Povich, Sally Jessy, and before that, Joan Rivers. Here comes the Duchess!
"What's lurking in your compost?" asks Organic Gardening, now marking 60 years in biz.
So President Bush is going to crack down on the capitalist rogues. Does he start with Cheney or "Ken Boy" Lay?