We all have neckties older than most PR outfits, but here was Creamer Dickson Basford (no commas, you'll note) celebrating 60 years in the dubious business (they also do advertising and marketing) over cocktails at the National Arts Club in New York. Some 60 alums attended, including documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, Richard Clancy of Sony, Gerry Corbett of Hitachi and Jonathan Weisberg of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
When Jack Bernardy was transferred west to L.A. by BBDO back in the '70s, he started up a quasi-newsletter to pals entitled, "Dear Friends East of the San Andreas Fault." Some 20 years later he's still sending it out with his admittedly skewed take on LaLa Land.
Games magazine reports its December issue will be the biggest in its 18-year history. Ad Director Eli Belil says they'll close the year 5% ahead of '94 in ad pages and 12% up in bucks.
Meanwhile, Forbes continues to cause hernias with an Oct. 23 issue containing a record 350 ad pages. That brought the biweekly's cumulative ad page total for the year to date up to 3,656 pages, which is about 15% ahead of the period a year ago.
Retiring is William A. Robinson, 68, after a 53-year career in promotional marketing. He'll remain a consultant to Robinson & Maites, Chicago, while relocating with wife Gloria to their vacation home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Moving is Stefanie Miller, who left Wells Rich Greene BDDP to become a media exec at Cohn & Wolfe PR in NY.
The Disney Magazine Publishing folks promoted David J. Fishman to corporate director of business development. He'd been with their Discover magazine.
Can you wait for this one? In February HarperCollins will publish a new non-fiction hardcover by Manhattan family court judge Judy Sheindlin with the appetizing title, "Don't Pee on My Leg & Tell Me It's Raining." A national ad campaign and eight-city author tour are planned.
New exec director in NY of the Fashion Association is Eric Hertz, formerly at Women's Wear Daily and later fashion trade associations. He succeeds Norman Karr.
Shucks! Once again I didn't make the Entertainment Weekly list of the hundred most powerful. Even Joe Eszterhas squeezed me out.
On Wednesday the Art Directors Club in NY presents a symposium titled "Dream Girls" about how women are portrayed in advertising. It's at Cooper Union and costs 15 bucks to attend.
Success mag promoted Chris Chalk from Midwest sales director to ad director.
Mort Zuckerman hosts a party this Thursday for Atlantic Monthly Editor William Whitworth who's been 15 years in the chair. It's at the Rainbow Room.
Bill Wackermann upped to corporate/travel manager for Vanity Fair.
For both National Enquirer and Star, David Teitler is new national sales manager. He'd been at Glamour.
Dan Klores PR in New York moved to new quarters at 386 Park Ave. S. Phone & fax #s remain the same.
Another biggie this Thursday at the N.Y. Public Library: Glamour's annual "Woman of the Year" event.
Love the Sports Illustrated coverline on Chi Bulls new teammates Jordan and headcase Rodman: "Air & Space."
Marylou Whitney, who's got a zillion dollars, writes regularly for Jim Sheeran's Palm Beach Society mag, most recently about the Iditarod dogsled race in Alaska. What they care about dogsleds in Palm Beach I couldn't tell you.
Jim DeRogatis is a new senior editor at Rolling Stone writing and editing on music and artists.
In Pittsburgh (and I presume elsewhere) they're celebrating 75 years of commercial radio since KDKA got the first license and broadcast the election of that rascal Warren Harding over poor Jim Cox Nov. 2, 1920.
Bob Vivian of The Communicators, Chico, Calif., writes to ask, isn't it about time we again made fun of NFL coaches' sideline shirts? I dunno. Jerry Jones seems to be providing all the sideline humor we need.
Is it possible that Rush Limbaugh was named for the son of radio's "Vic & Sade," Rush Gook? Only other "Rush" I know of.
William Paterson College saluted Susan Ungaro, editor in chief of Family Circle magazine, as a distinguished alum at a luncheon earlier this month.