New ad VP at USA Weekend is Jim Hackett, who'd been handling national sales.
Beefing up is Cooking Light, the Southern Progress (Time Inc.) mag. It claims new MRI figures show it has added readers (now 6,688,000) "while most titles in the competitive set experienced losses . . . "
Editor Meg Duskin sends along a copy of the newly redesigned The National Voter, magazine of the League of Women Voters.
Cosmo promoted Nancy Hall Quinn to ad director.
Also at Hearst, Connie Livsey is new exec marketing director of Victoria, and Charlotte Barnard was upped to editor in chief of Hearst Special Publications.
When Myrna Blyth of Ladies' Home Journal gets her Henry Johnson Fisher Award Wednesday at the Waldorf in NY, it'll be George W.'s new pal, Elizabeth Dole, who makes the presentation.
Peter Walsh of Coogan's Bar in uptown Manhattan alerts me its Coogan's Salsa Blues & Shamrocks 5K race in the ethnically mixed nabe, will be March 5, close enough to St. Paddy's Day.
SFX Marketing, New York, named Steve Greifer senior VP-general manager of its Contemporary Marketing unit. Steve's been prez of a Chicago-based promo agency.
College Television Network, NY, promoted Pete Thomas to senior VP-integrated ad sales.
Publisher Suzanne Grimes says they're increasing frequency of Women's Sport & Fitness to 10 issues this year.
Football great Jim Brown declares he will serve his time "with dignity." Where was the old dignity when Jim was whacking out the windows of his wife's car with a shovel?