Big doings tonight when GQ takes over Radio City Music Hall for its first "men of the year" awards. Phil Collins headlines the show and, thanks to American Express, some of the bucks go to their "Charge Against Hunger" campaign. Kirstie Alley hosts, and Cher, among others, will entertain.
In January, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine will be 50 years old and to celebrate, Knight Kiplinger and his father, Austin, who founded the mag, will be in NY Tuesday, Dec. 3, hosting a black-tie dinner at the Rainbow Room. They remind me their 1947 headlines included, "Living on $5500 a Year" and "What every woman should know about her husband's finances."
Home Office Computing is only 13 years old but George Ehinger says they just marked up their best-ever quarter for ad pages. October carried 95 ad pages, November 110 and December will top 100. Not bad.
Fitness mag named a senior editor for travel & outdoors, Myatt Murphy, who'd been with Men's Health and before that with Coca-Cola.
Book man Michael Korda of Simon & Schuster will be honored at the Hotel Pierre in NY Nov. 25 by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation. As you know, Korda recently wrote a book about his own battle with prostate cancer.
McCall's has three new account managers, Kimberly Asher, Patrick Ferencz and Jennifer Kapfer, and good hunting, all.
Providence, R.I.-based Getaways magazine has a new associate publisher, Cynthia Crane, moving over from Martha Stewart Living.
Jayne Jamison reports that the December issue of 70-year-old Parents will be their biggest in history with 176 ad pages and that they're up 10% for the year over 1995 with 1,386 pages.
At Home magazine Ed Abramson complains all the hoopla about House & Garden and House Beautiful masks the fact that with only 10 issues, Home "will carry more ad pages than all other shelter magazines except perhaps for Architectural Digest." Their October issue with 166 ad pages is Home's largest ever.
Runner's World has been running for 30 years now and is having its best ad sales year ever. They sold 365 ad pages last year and 453 this year, up 24%. Revenue for the year is up 37% to $14 million-plus.
At Stagebill the new ad director is Kim L. Pinto and Shira Kalish is the new marketing chief.
In L.A. the new Us manager is Syd Cooper Hersh.
Women in Communications saluted Jane Chesnutt of Woman's Day with a 1996 Headliner Award.
In Chicago Ketchum Directory Advertising promoted Rick McFadden to exec VP. He's based in L.A.
Love the title of Hollywood producer Linda Obst's new book, "Hello, He Lied."
Madonna's pediatrician was Heidi Fleiss' father. I am bereft of comment.