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Conde Nast Publications' on again/off again talks about acquiring Mortimer Zuckerman and Fred Drasner's title Fast Company are back on.

Martin Grant resigned this week as president-advertising and marketing at Channel One, New York, to pursue another opportunity.

Webstakes.com is looking for an agency to handle its estimated multimillion-dollar account.

Nationwide Insurance Enterprise will launch a new brand image this week with advertising from Temerlin McLain, Dallas. Newspaper ads in eight key markets will run May 21.

Muriel Siebert & Co.'s $3 million direct-response TV and print review is down to three finalists, including Gramercy Group and DMW Worldwide, New York. A decision is expected soon on the discount broker's account, now in-house. Westport Consulting Group, Westport, Conn. is handling.

Luana Floccuzio to exec VP-managing director of N.W. Ayer & Partner's Detroit office from director on the General Motors Corp. advertising and corporate marketing team. She succeeds Dannielle Colliver, who is leaving the agency in June to relocate her family and pursue new opportunities.

Deutsch, Marina del Rey, Calif., has dropped out of the $25 million to $40 million Budget Group review.

Anthony Hoyt, senior VP-group publisher for American Media, was let go last week despite assurances he would remain from new owners Evercore Capital Partners and Chairman-CEO David Pecker. Associate Publisher Paul Tsigrikes also was let go.

True North Communications, Chicago is slated to announce the acquisition of a New York agency May 17. The shop is expected to be housed under Bozell Worldwide, New York.

Scott Wallace to chairman, Marstellar Advertising, New York, from president-CEO; also, Joe Fisher to president-CEO, from managing director of Burson-Marstellar; and Mike McKenna to chief operating officer, from managing director-chief creative officer of Citigate.

J. Walter Thompson Co. appointed four new board members: William Hamilton, exec VP-worldwide creative director; Bob Jeffrey, president of JWT, New York; Steven Carter, CEO of JWT, London; and Dennis Ryan, exec VP-exec creative director of FCB, Chicago.

AMBI to Artustry Partnership, New York to handle the launch of its Chromax brand supplement.

Copyright May 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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