Nice note from Carl Portale. Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, he says, "made me a generous offer. ... I have not retired ... I have made many relationships ... and intend to use them to further my extended career." So if Carl phones, you've been warned!
PR whiz Maury Rogoff moved offices to 666 Third Ave. in Manhattan. Same phone.
BBDO North America's Prez Andrew Robertson speaks at Thursday's International Ad Assn. N.Y. Chapter lunch in Time & Life Bldg.
New York-based Lifestyles Ventures (it puts out American Cheerleader) named Julie Davis president, reporting to founder-CEO Michael Weiskopf.
National Ad Director Kristi Rummel says Sierra magazine circ is now 727,000, up 14.6% from June `01. Editor Joan Hamilton says Sept. 11 and the Afghan war haven't cooled our environmentalists.
Don't miss Rex Reed's great New York Observer piece on Liza's wedding. Though I sniff some "creative writing" in the anecdote about his leaving the reception: It just so happened the cab radio was playing Streisand's "Happy Days Are Here Again." When was the last time you heard a N.Y. cab radio broadcasting in English, never mind in Barbra?
At Time Inc. some are saying of John Huey that King John was more popular among the Barons at Runnymede in 1215.
Industry Standard's ex-Publisher Alissa Neil joined Ellen Ryder Communications at 580 Broadway, N.Y.
Smithsonian has a new director of circulation, Lisa Dunham. She worked at Gruner & Jahr Publishing, Time Inc. and for Martha Stewart Living.
Mr. Brady's novel "Warning of War" is published this week by St. Martin's Press. Set in late 1941, it is based on historical accounts of how a thousand U.S. Marines standing sentinel in Shanghai and North China tried to get out as the Japanese prepared to pounce.