Glamour crashed the Hollywood post-awards party circuit in a big way at the Emmys (a la Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly on Oscar night). Smart move by Editor Bonnie Fuller. But do you really want your magazine's defining "guest of honor" to be Courteney Cox?
In Cleveland Jim Cox asks, other than baseball, what was Eddie Basinski's claim to fame?
Cosmo launched its 38th edition, in Romania.
Charlie Mandel actually got a first issue out (64 pages on Sept. 20) of his Greensfever, a Houston-based mag for child golfers.
Departures is 10 years old and adding a seventh issue (October) next year. It's boosting its rate base from 350,000 to 385,000 immediately.
Lots of complaints from Sports Afield. I said Hearst pulled the plug; they insist they've been put on the block. If there are no takers, I'd say that's a quibble.
Amy Andrews named marketing director for People en Espanol.
Give Jann Wenner a 10 for guts, going weekly with Us.
Busy N.Y. ad person Marina Kamen has three kids, runs a commercial production house ( Y&R, Coke, MTV are clients), and moonlights in clubs as a "hot music diva." MRK Records brings out her first album in November.
Marie Claire (Hearst), now five years old, ups its rate base to 775,000 (from 700 flat). They claim their single copy newsstand sales top those of Vogue, Elle, W.
Wow! Business Week's Sept. 27 issue ran a total of 324 pages. Bill Kupper tells me its third quarter closed with "record revenue."
Owners tell me Saab is a swell car. But the radio commercials ("It's fun driving it to the grocery. . .my wife likes its pickup") are icky.
Kathy Gordon's new publisher of both Disney Magazine and Disney Adventures.
That hot bridal category percolates right along. Susannah Pask of Bridal Guide says through the September/October issue, Guide's up 240 ad pages on last year, or 15% ahead.
Recently promoted Redbook Ad Director J.D. Rehm (yes, Jack Rehm's his proud daddy) says they were 12% ahead in ad pages over the first half and have hired Susan Landau as Eastern sales manager.
Ever hear of CIO? No, not the labor union, the every-other-weekly slick mag for chief information officers and execs. It's published in Framingham, Mass., has a mostly controlled circ of 125,000, and was up last year 33% in ad pages over '97. The magazine projects a 25% gain this year.
The 1999 Glamour women of the year awards will be handed out Nov. 11 at Lincoln Center. Cover Girl is this year's sponsor.
Carl Portale says Elle closed biggest November ever (235 ad pages with no special ad sections). Subscribers are also being sent a 100-page mag on