NEW YORK: Alair Townsend (r.), publisher of Ad Age's sister publication Crain's New York Business, played the host at a reception the weekly held at the National Arts Club to honor its "40 under 40." That select group in cluded (l. to r .): John Simons, exec VP, Fleet Financial Group; David Kahn, publisher, Saveur; and Andrew Morri son, president, Nia Direct.
CHICAGO: The Chicago Association of Direct Marketing's Direct Marketing Days at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers Cityfront Center drew more than 3,000 attendees, including (l. to r.): Pat Wheelless, president, Wheelless Group, and president of CADM; Meg Goodman, partner, Performance Consulting Group, and a CADM director; and Samuel K. Skinner, president, Commonwealth Edison Co., and conference keynote speaker.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.: The Western States Advertising Agencies Association named Dailey & Associates President Brian Morris (second from right) its leader of the year at a dinner at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Adding their congratu lations are (l. to r.): Mark Bilfield, account director, TBWA Chiat/Day; Diane Krouse, manag ing director, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, and president of the WS3As; and Bart Young, CEO, Fraser/Young.
NEW YORK: Helping the American Marketing Association judge the most effective advertising campaigns of 1996 as part of the group's Effie awards program were (l. to r.): Tom Weyl, president-chief creative officer, Martin/Williams, Minneapol is; Ken Meeker, VP-suncare marketing, Playtex Products; Robert Scarpelli, vice chairman-chief creative officer, DDB Needham, Chicago; and Steve Shannon, director of general marketing, General Motors Corp.'s Oldsmobile Division.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.: International Data Group invited advertising industry executives to its IDG Global Summit technology marketing conference. Joining IDG Chairman Patrick McGovern (l.) are (second l. to r.): Tom Scott, VP-general mana ger, Toshiba America's computer divisionlower case cq.brj; Gary Beach, president-CEO, IDG's Computer world; and Robert Herbold, exec VP-chief operating officer, Microsoft Corp., and a speaker at the conference. Photo credit: Hal Boucher