Leaving Money for Fairchild Publications is Mike DeBartolo to become the group publisher-VP for biz to biz publishing. Also joining Mary Berner's tram, Tony Sarcone as director of marketing & business development.
Jerry Della Femina and his partners celebrate tonight the first anniversary of their new Manhattan restaurant on East 54th Street.
PR whiz Maury Rogoff's latest account, Disney Publishing Worldwide senior VP Deborah Dugan.
Still growing, and fast. Family PC will boost its rate base from 600,000 to 700,000 in September.
WFAN (the Imus radio station) in New York raised $2.7 million with its 11th annual SIDS radiothon, funding research into sudden infant death syndrome.
Building subscription sales for Hachette Filipacchi Magazines is the new director, Mirta Soto.
Elle didn't exist in this country a few years ago and now is climbing toward the million circ mark. Rate base goes from 900,000 to 950,000 in September. The Hachette magazine picked a good one in new Editor Roberta Myers.
Cheers to Dan Brewster on that big new Gruner & Jahr job. I'd heard Hearst Magazines' Michael Clinton was on the short list.
At Hearst, the new PR director is Liz Fischer.
Funny society page piece about posh Lyford Cay in The New York Times. One of those trashing less "classy" resorts was R. Couri Hay, a N.Y. press agent and former stringer for the gossip page of Star. Couri is now not only an arbiter of taste but is described as "the Couristan carpet heir." Steve Dunleavy of The New York Post, please copy.
He was already president and chief operating officer, now Jason Klein is also CEO of Times Mirror Mags.
In San Francisco, Upside zoomed to a circulation topping 250,000 and is aiming for 300,000 this calendar year.
Bazaar (they're sort of playing down the Harper's part) signed top photog David Sims to an exclusive.
Publisher Susan Plagemann of Cosmo says they closed the first half 87 pages (10%) ahead of last year. Revenues a record-breaker, says Susan.
Ad chief Andrea Rene Vaughan reports ad pages at National Geographic were up 7.6% in the first half, their best six months in 112 years.
Entertainment Weekly names a new L.A. bureau chief, Mary Kaye Schilling, while Cable Neuhaus returns to N.Y. as general editor supervising their EW Internet operation.
At Conde Nast Publications, Robert Pini's the new director of corporate communications. He reports to senior VP Maurie Perl. Conde Nast's Bon Appetit has a new travel director, Merri Lee Kingsly. She was at Men's Journal.