Wenner Media anointed John Berg VP-group publisher. He was a biggie at BBDO.
Parade Editor Walter Anderson begins his millennium colloquies May 4 at the New School in Manhattan with Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel; coming up, Marian Wright-Edelman on May 11, and Bill Bradley June 8.
Will Lippincott says they're cooking at The New Republic with a redesign by Roger Black and a 50-page ad count in the largest issue in the mag's 85 years.
The great Fred Morton joins Vanity Fair as a contributing editor. Fred is a splendid writer (12 books) with a subtle appreciation of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. And he's an habitue of Elaine's. Savvy rock music writer Lisa Robinson also goes on VF's masthead.
If Himmler could go deep, the NFL would have drafted him.
Parenting Group, a unit of Time Inc., named Jack Bamberger VP-marketing. He'd headed sales development for Sports Illustrated.
PR guy Andy Plesser now handling Manhattan media hangout Michael's on West 55th St.
The great Kenneth Paul Block, who did the most glorious fashion illustrations for Women's Wear Daily and W in the '60s, '70s and '80s has his first major New York show June 3-June 26 at the Museum of American Illustration, 128 East 63rd St. If you dig fashion, this is a must.
Prevention's April issue was their biggest ad revenue book ever.
Joe Marconi is out with "The Complete Guide to Publicity," $19.95 from NTC Business Books in Chicago.
Deft, if wicked, Michael M. Thomas line in The New York Observer: "Brown . . . the only Ivy League university to offer a Ph.D. in Gucci." Mr. Thomas is a Yale man.
Promoted to senior VP by SFM Media in NY is Jason Kanefsky. He buys TV and cable and used to be at Lintas and FCB.
Modest Tom Florio asks, "Is it something I've done?" re: my failure to notice the May issue of Conde Nast Traveler's 245 ad pages, "largest travel mag ever published."
Nifty pix in tribute to Hemingway in the new Men's Journal.
Judson Green appointed associate publisher of Metropolis, the design magazine. He was at Inside Media.
Working Mother turns 20. They celebrate May 5 at Bryant Park Grill in Manhattan.
Now defunct, Wells Rich Greene first sent its huge archive to Duke U.'s special collections library. Neat idea.
Is Travel Holiday on the comeback trail? Rate base up 50,000 and ad pages to