Did you hear?... Kirk Harrington named director of publicity for Rodale Press' sports brands

Rodale Press today announced that Kirk Harrington has been named the company's director of publicity for the publisher's sport brands.

Rodale Press today announced that Kirk Harrington has been named the company's director of publicity for the publisher's sport brands -- Backpacker, Mountain Bike, Bicycling, Scuba Diving, and Runner's World. Harrington comes to Rodale following his service in active duty as a Sr. U.S. Army Liaison to the Joint-Terrorism Taskforce in New York City.


Did you hear?... Robert Davidowitz named Group Publisher for Rodale sports magazines

Rodale has named Robert Davidowitz as Group Publisher of the company's sports magazines, which include Backpacker, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, Runner's World, and Rodale's Scuba Diving. Davidowitz comes from Primedia where he was Group Publisher for that company's American Baby ...read more

Did you hear?... Alpina Sports Corp. appoints Frank Thibodeau as Brand Development Director

Alpina Sports Corp. has announced the appointment of Frank Thibodeau as the company's first Brand Development Director. His role with the company will be to build consumer and trade awareness for the Alpina product lines. Thibodeau will also serve as the primary contact for all ...read more

Did you hear?... Rodale, Inc. announces promotion of Steven P. Murphy

Rodale, Inc. has announced the promotion of Steven P. Murphy from company president and COO to company president and CEO. SNEW® View: In the face of tough market conditions, Murphy led the company through difficult cutbacks and layoffs in 2001, resulting, the company said, in $40 ...read more

Did you hear?... Mark Samuelson named brand manager for Paramo

Former Nikwax USA marketing director Mark Samuelson has been named brand manager for Paramo Directional Clothing Systems. U.K.-based Paramo is introducing its clothing into the U.S. market and has established an office in Everett, Wash. The company produces non-membrane ...read more

Did you hear?... Sport Scheck in Munich loses its managing director

One of Germany's leading specialty sports retailers (Sport Scheck in Munich) is losing its managing director, Rainer Angstl, who at age 39 has been with the company for 24 years. He has requested the board of directors to set him free from his continuing contract. As of August 1, ...read more

Stephen Barr Named Advertising Director for Rodale’s Backpacker magazine

Stephen Barr has been named Advertising Director for Rodale's Backpacker magazine, it was announced today by VP/Group Publisher, Backpacker and Bicycling Chris Lambiase.Barr, who begins his new position this week, will be based in New York and report to Lambiase. In his new role, ...read more

Did you hear?... Wolfgang Solleder named Schoeffel GmbH's new director of marketing and public relations

Schoeffel GmbH's new director of marketing and public relations is Wolfgang Solleder. Schoeffel is based in Schwabmuenchen, Germany. www.schoeffel.de. ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Bustin' another rumor: GoLite is NOT going bankrupt, is NOT looking for outside investors, and is NOT under pressure by outside investors to pump up the profits for a quick sale. All three rumors were floating around the trade show halls during Outdoor Retailer and, according ...read more

Did you hear?...Sports Guide suspending operations

According to a blog report by Sports Guide Magazine editor Jill Adler, Mills Publishing Inc. (www.millspub.com), the owner of the Sports Guide title, has suspended operations indefinitely. Sports Guide, a Utah-based publication, which had a reported circulation of 40,000, was 25 ...read more