New retail ad manager for the New York Post is Chris Golden, formerly with the Chicago Trib and Ad Age. Stout fellow.
There'll always be an English eccentric: in the Book Review of The New York Times Hilary Spurling reminds of one of Iris Murdoch's Oxford tutors, "who liked to teach from the floor, rolled up in his carpet and sucking a razor blade ... famous for stabbing himself with his pen in public lectures."
Must reads: Michael Starr's TV column in the New York Post.
Hires at YM by new Editor Christina Kelly include Lori Majewski as exec editor. She was a founding ed. for Teen People. YM also goes from 10 to 11 issues, heading toward monthly.
Gruner & Jahr USA has a new president of their Business Innovator Group Resources, David Evans. Howard Kaplan becomes VP-marketing in the G & J unit.
Exec director Sandy Josephson, one of the best known people in the radio biz, exits trade association New York Market Radio after 14 years.
Next Feb. 7 the Four A's, USA Today and History Channel host a reception and dinner at Cipriani on 42nd Street in Manhattan to celebrate "the 10 most popular TV commercials of the last quarter-century," titled, "Whassup in Advertising."