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NEW YORK: Country Weekly hosted a luncheon/songfest at the Sky Club for ad executives with entertainment by country singer David Kersh. Forming a supportive chorus are (l. to r.): Carol Xanthos, senior account exec, Country Weekly; Tracy

Thomas, assistant category manager, Seagram Americas; Mr. Kersh; Michele Quinn and Jennifer Janson, both account execs, Ruder-Finn; and Katherine Jose, senior VP-publisher, Country Weekly.

CHICAGO: Hearst Magazines hosted a cocktail reception for the ad industry and media at Spago. Enjoying the hospitality are (l. to r.): Larry Bilansford, VP-marketing, Jenn-Air Co.; Alan Waxenberg, exec VP-publisher, Victo ria; Jean Donova n, account supervisor, Leo Burnett USA; and Kathleen Foster, ad director, Victoria.

CHICAGO: Inducted into the POP Hall of Fame recently for outstanding work in point-of-purchase advertising were (l. to r.): John Lombardi, exec VP-creative group worldwide, Revlon; Penny Cleare, director-merchandising services, Heublein; and Jim Detwiler, director of package development, Chanel.

CHICAGO: At a dinner and awards ceremony for the in-store advertising industry's Design of the Times competition were (l. to r.): Kay Roseland, marketing specialist, Honeywell; John A. Sakaley III, director of merchandising, Nintendo of America; and Doug Leeds, president, Thomson-Leeds.

NEW YORK: The Advertising Club of New York hosted a luncheon focused on the concept of branding that drew adfolk such as (l. to r.): Thomas J. O'Rourke, senior VP-marketing, CIT Group; Frederick W. Hill, senior VP-com munications and comm unity relations, McDonnell Douglas Corp.; Nancy J. Wiese, director-worldwide strategic ad vertising, Xerox Corp.; Charles B. Holleran, VP-communications, Digital Equipment Corp.; and Bernard Flanagan, VP-emeritus for marketing, Dow Jones & Co.

MIAMI: IAC Advertising Group won Addy honors for TV spots for Barnett Bank and Publix Super Markets at the recent annual awards competion sponsored by the Advertising Federation of Greater Miami. Enjoying the accolades were (l. to r.): Hi lda Fernandez Bertram, senior account exec; Gabriela Alcantara-Diaz, senior VP-account services; Jose Rodriguez, account exec; and Shirley Attia, senior VP-creative director.

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