Ex-Primedia and ad agency exec Martin Grant bought Score Media, which places national ads inside and adjacent to washrooms in big arenas. They've already signed Yankee Stadium, Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Boston's Fleet Center. Firestone, Geico and Nextel are early clients.
Vibe named Noah Callahan-Bever a senior editor. He's 24. Their "junior" editors haven't been born yet.
Medal of Honor winners and media types flocked to the Overseas Press Club in the Manhattan heat wave to toast Larry Smith's latest book, "Beyond Glory," an oral history of MOH recipients, published by W.W. Norton. Larry's the retired managing editor of Parade. Eddie Adams did the pix and General Schwarzkopf the intro. It's a grabber!
Longtime Variety Publisher Gerry Byrne, just back from Baghdad, reports on a troop-cheering visit from Andrews Air Force Base to the Gulf late last month led by Robert De Niro and the Tribeca Film Festival. Northwest Airlines donated the 747 and sponsors included USO, Vanity Fair, NBA, MTV. Joining in were individual NFL players, Dallas cheerleaders, actresses like Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brittany Murphy and other celebs. Wayne Newton emceed closing show at Qatar where families of NYC firemen killed on 9/11 presented retiring Gen. Tommy Franks a chunk of World Trade Center steel. Byrne, who fought as a Marine officer in Vietnam, said he damned near re-upped.
Jim Sammartino says Guideposts (the monthly founded by Norman Vincent Peale) with a circulation of 2.6 million, just had its biggest ad issue ever in June.
Teen Vogue broke the hundred page barrier in its 4th issue, selling 113 ad pages in the August/September number. And they're already boosting the cover price to two bucks, says Gina Sanders.