MINNEAPOLIS: At the American Advertising Federation's 1998 Camp Creative conference (top photo, l. to r.), John Geddes, deputy managing editor, The New York Times; John Costello, senior exec VP-marketing, Sears, Roebuck & Co.; Phil Guarascio, VP-general manager of marketing and advertising for North American Operations at General Motors Corp.; and Denis Beausejour, VP-advertising, Procter & Gamble Co., discussed redefining the role of corporate advertising. The annual event was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. American Advertising Federation's annual meeting also brought together (bottom photo, l. to r.): Thomas J. Burrell, chairman-CEO, Burrell Communications Group; Lia Guiterrez, principal-chief information officer, Inventiva; Wally Snyder, president, AAF; Ana Maria Fernandez Haar, president-CEO, IAC Advertising Group; Hector Orci, chairman-CEO, La Agencia de Orci & Asociados; and Edward R. Erhardt, VP-publisher, Advertising Age.
NEW YORK: The Ad Council board named Gregory Coleman (l.), senior VP-worldwide publisher, Reader's Digest, its chairman at the group's annual meeting, this year held at the Ford Foundation headquarters. Congratulating Mr. Coleman are (2nd l.): Ruth Wooden, president-CEO, and Murray Gaylord (r.), chief operating officer, both of the Ad Council; who flank Robert Wehling, senior VP, Procter & Gamble Co., and chairman emeritus of the council.
WESTCHESTER, N.Y.: GQ hosted its first GQ/Jack Nicklaus Golf Outing at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, drawing golfers from the advertising industry including (l. to r.) Keith Ritter, senior VP-sports planning, CBS; Richard Beckman, publisher, GQ; Jack Nicklaus; Al Saltiel, general marketing manager, Jaguar Cars North America; and Tom Sassos, CEO, VSM Media.