Let's hear it for Debra Brandt, new ad director for Us.
Check your calendars: the rescheduled date for MPA's Kelly Awards for Creative Excellence is April 22 at Santa Monica's Museum of Flying.
That great Northwestern "J" School, Medill, holds its 11th annual magazine and new media job fair on campus April 16, complete with a job phone line. Lots of influential alums out there, kids. Check it out.
Why despair tugs occasionally at my sleeve: over WCBS news radio in N.Y., an anchor refers to this as "the least snowiest winter "in some time. A double superlative? For shame.
No, you're kidding! This month's Boomer Report says you're more likely to be "connected" if you're under 55 than over.
Midway Home Entertainment in Corsicana, Texas (they deal in videogames), promoted Paula Cook to marketing director.
Lift a stein to Andreas Wiele, promoted to exec VP-chief operating officer of G&J USA Publishing.
I'm sure among those celebrating St. Patrick's Day last week was Mary Donahue Quinlan, recently named GM of the Wall Street Journal's new weekend edition that made its debut last Friday.
Business trips coming up? Ian Schrager's latest hotel rates start at $125. He's got places in N.Y., Miami, L.A.
Craig Seligman is the new exec editor for Food & Wine. He'd been at The New Yorker.
At The Sporting News Jay Burzon reports the December re- launch seems to be working with ad pages in January up a whopping 89%. Is that possible? Or is Jay blowing smoke?
From Zenith Media Services to People comes Amy Andrews as new sales development director.
TV Guide covers by such famous artists as Dali, Warhol, Peter Max, Norman Rockwell, Al Hirschfeld, Charles Addams will be featured starting March 27 in the windows of the Barneys shop in Beverly Hills. They just ended a similar run in Manhattan, all part of the mag's 45th anniversary excitements.
Manhattan writer Norman Darden's doing a bio of Pierre Toussaint, the 19th century Haitian slave who came to N.Y. as a fledgling though impoverished entrepreneur, and ended up on the Vatican's canonizing "saint-track," under Pope John Paul II. People blather on about encouraging black literature; here's a published black writer writing about a fabulous black subject. Interested parties can reach Darden by fax at 212-986-1274.
Longtime Quaker Oats exec Larry Baytos also has a book, "Dante's Dilemma: MBA's From Hell!" available through Cheshire Books, Naples, Fla. Larry himself describes his satiric novel as "Tom Clancy meets Dilbert."
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. (Not bad for the first year of publishing, eh?). G&T also won a silver medal for circulation promotion in Folio's Ozzie awards.