Not a bad idea: from now on, send postcards instead of letters. Who's the No. 1 postcard manufacturer? Who's got the account? Should we buy stock?
Al Wahnon's authoritative Floor Covering News leads its front page with a dispatch from Dalton, Ga., reporting that, "Despite terrorist attacks, the carpet technologies show goes on." Now that, by God! is the spirit we want.
Ivy League Magazine Network (Harvard Magazine runs it) hired Larry Brittan as director of ad sales development. He'd been with Discover. They're located in Cambridge, Mass., at 7 Ware St., and all wear nice natural shoulder suits, I am assured by Publisher Catherine A. Chute.
Entertainment Weekly hired Liam Sullivan as a sales rep. He covered New England for Spin.
Parents, the Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing mag, promoted J.P. Perkins to ad director. She was with Grey and Foote Cone before joining Gruner in '96.
Real Simple, the 18-month-old Time Inc. mag, added Francesca Goodwin to direct special events and Joanne Kroeger to handle promotions.
Jim Hackett named senior VP-advertising for Parade. He moves over from USA Weekend.
Onward and upward with Gerry Byrne, former Variety publisher. Byrne is now CEO of Stagebill, Avenue and Performing Arts mags, all under his Stagebill Media umbrella in New York. Wayne Roche becomes exec VP-publishing director of the entire company and Jill Brooke, from Avenue, its editor in chief. Avenue founder Judy Price takes on a consultancy role.
I thought if there was one guy smart enough to make it work, it was Steve Brill.
New York Post columnist Steve Dunleavy, carried away by love of country, announced the other evening at his favorite Manhattan watering hole, Langan's, that to raise funds for N.Y.'s firefighters, he would shave his head. He collected about a grand, retired to a room off the bar, and allowed himself to be Samson-ed. "He's keeping a very low profile," a Post source tells me.
Also in the coiffure dept., Donald Trump, so evident in his Yankee Stadium box seat, has got to see someone about this orange hair malady that's seized the poor fellow.