Golf & Travel is celebrating its first anniversary with its April/May issue and has just been esteemed with its first editorial award, a merit award for photography from the Society of Publication Designers. G&T also won a silver medal for circulation promotion in Folio's 11th annual Ozzie awards. Not bad for the first year of publishing, eh?
Don Welsh got his brand new Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel off to a lively start with a story in USA Today and Mr. Frommer on the "Today" show. Full of tips on cheap travel, the mag itself is slick with lots of good four-color photography.
At Self, Editor Rochelle Udell hired a West Coast editor and a good one, Susan Mulcahy, who most recently created the cool Mr. Showbiz Web site for Paul Allen's Starwave in Seattle. She previously was editor of Avenue and ran Page Six for the New York Post.
Wow! At Architectural Digest Peter Hunsinger reports the April issue will be up 96 ad pages or 79% over April a year ago. It's the Hollywood issue that annually snaps, crackles & pops thanks to Paige Rense and her doughty edit folks.
The very gracious Michael Gottsacker of St. Paul sends along a tip on how I can punctuate French words properly using a PC.
Lee Jones says Entrepreneur raised the rate base to 525,000 effective with the March issue. No ad rate boosts, says Lee.
Inside PR saluted Barbara Molotsky, prez of Bozell's Chicago unit, as a "consumer marketing all star."
Men's Journal hired a new staff photog, Andy Anderson.
Family Life promoted Lucille Sitra to Eastern ad manager and Marc Gordon to the equivalent Western job.