WASHINGTON: American Advertising Federation hosted a Congressional Diversity Summit at the International Trade Center to bring together congressmen and representatives from advertisers, agencies and media companies. Included among those at the event were (l. to r.): Connie Frazier, professor of advertising, Howard University; Ronald A. Sampson, senior VP-director of corporate development, Burrell Communications Group; Al Anderson, CEO, Anderson Communications; and Samuel J. Chisholm, president-CEO, Chisholm-Mingo Group.
LONG BEACH, CALIF.: Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute held its annual Day of Design & Creativity at the Long Beach Hilton. Among those attending were (l. to r.): Dick Blatt, president of POPAI; John Clark, instructor, Art College of Design; Richard Winter, general manager, Thorco Industries, and chairman of POPAI; John Handy, senior VP-product design, Mattell; Sandi Means, managing director of promotions, DDB Needham Worldwide, Los Angeles; Julie Allenby, president, Ruszel Woodworks, and chairwoman of POPAI's West committee.
SAN FRANCISCO: Children's Television Workshop and Excite held a party during Jupiter Communications' Digital Kids Conference that drew attendees to the ANA Hotel, including (l. to r.): Marshall Klein, director of business development, CTW Online; Stella Kleiman, manager of business development, Excite; and Nancy Blumenthal, director of marketing, CTW Online.
BOSTON: Account planners and media branding executives converged to discuss planning the future for consumers at the APG-U.S./Four A's Account Planning Conference at the Westin Copeley Place. Among those attending were (l. to r.): Geraldine Laybourne, CEO, Laybourne Co.; Douglas Atkin, partner-director of planning, Merkley Newman Harty; and Kristin Volk, exec VP-director of Consumer Insight Group, Arnold Communications.