Deborah Fine, publisher of Conde Nast Publications' Glamour
, on Sept. 5 added VP to her business card, making her the eighth among an elite group of Conde Nast publishers who sport both titles. The promotion caps a bizarre few weeks for Ms. Fine, in which her firing was rumored to be imminent. Earlier on Sept. 5, in fact, the New York Post
ran an article that--incorrectly, Conde Nast executives said--reported that her firing would come by the end of the week. Executives inside and outside Conde Nast said the company had wooed Jayne Jamison, publisher of Hearst Magazines' Redbook
, in recent weeks for the publisher's post at Glamour
, but those efforts failed when Ms. Jamison's contract with Hearst proved unbreakable. Ms. Jamison had previously accepted the publisher's slot at Conde Nast's Lucky
, but was faced with similar circumstances at Hearst. Hearst and Conde Nast officials declined to comment on the Jamison/Fine situation, and neither publishing executive returned phone calls. Glamour
's circulation of 2.2 million is the largest of any Conde Nast title. Through July of this year, Glamour's
ad pages are down 8.1% from last year's results.
Copyright September 2000, Crain Communications Inc.