Top NY PR guy Dan Klores and his directing pard Ron Berger, the ad agency man, enjoyed a great Sundance, selling their new documentary to USA Network. This one's the brilliant "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story, " screened for a bunch of us before the boys flew west. It's about Griffith's 1962 Madison Square Garden champion- ship fight with Benny "Kid" Paret. "Kid" had taunted Emile, a former hat designer, about rumors he was gay, and was killed in the ring when ref Ruby Goldstein was slow to stop the mayhem and Emile just kept punching.
Inspired creative on the Super Bowl. I counted four separate chimpanzee commercials.
Pete Michalsky says Bauer Publishing titles in competitive fields, for example, In Touch, First For Women, will now be measured and the data made available through PIB, starting this month.
Bill Keating moves from Teen People to Golf as account manager. Stout fellow; don't know his handicap.
Conde Nast Traveler Publisher Lisa Henriques Hughes (Conde's publisher of the year) closed '04 up 114 ad pages or 11%. Trip of her choosing? Antarctica, since she's been to the other six continents, and even though, "Antarctica doesn't have an advertising budget."