Cap Cities alums (including Tom Murphy and Dan Burke) gather Thursday at the Manhattan Club for cocktails and dinner. Phil Beuth (who used to run much of ABC) says 75 will attend.
Phelps Group, a Santa Monica, Calif., agency, named Maryanne Coury VP and team leader. She'll create national media ads and promotion for record label clients.
Glenda Bailey sends a most gracious note re my brief, inglorious reign running Harper's Bazaar. Single-copy sales are ahead 10% "while the category as a whole is experiencing a decline," Editor Bailey says.
Daniel M. Lagani says his huge Better Homes & Gardens is headed for its best year ever and claims "through August, BH&G is carrying more ad pages than every monthly except Vogue and InStyle."
Publisher Dawn Drew says National Geographic Traveler now has an "on campus" college edition.
And, Terry McDonell says Sports Illustrated on Campus is being inserted in 72 college dailies (from the Harvard Crimson to UCLA Bruin) every Thursday. "A mix of the DNA of SI with a jolt of attitude from the quad," says Terry.
Kevin O'Malley of Esquire says September was up 8%, October was up 35% and November will be 31% ahead of last year in ad pages. Well played, O'Malley!