Y'ALL COME: Ed Benson, executive director of the Country Music Association, was joined by singer Wynonna (c.) and Advertising Age sales exec Kristi Harris at a press conference to announce "Marketing With Country Music," a seminar cosponsored by CMA and AA May 8 to 10 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
MOVING APPEAL: Artist Peter Max shows off his handiwork, a bus poster that urges: "Save the Planet. Use Mass Transit." With him are (from l.) Bonnie Apfelbaum, public affairs director, TDI; William Apfelbaum, president-CEO of TDI; and actor Chevy Chase, co-founder of the Center for Environmental Education. The posters will run in TDI markets in the U.S., U.K. and Republic of Ireland.
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WHAT'S NEW: Gathered in Detroit, where Popular Science honored automotive winners from its "Best of What's New" issue, were (from l.) Keith Cunningham, Detroit manager for Popular Science; Pat Campbell, president of Popular Science Properties; Bobbie Gaunt, marketing director, Ford division, Ford Motor Co.; and Tom Johnson and Bob Mancini, both senior VPs at J. Walter Thompson USA.
BLOWOUT BASH: People celebrated its "Best Parties of the Year" issue with a fun-filled bash of its own at Webster Hall, New York. Here Kathy Gorup (r.), account manager for People, welcomes Lori Brake, account supervisor, Grey Advertising.
HAPPY 15TH: Media company Charney/Palacios & Co., Miami, hosted a party at the Grove Isle Club to celebrate its 15th anniversary. From left: Tom Will, president, Latcom; Elio Calvo, comptroller, and Grace Palacios-Will, president, Charney/Palacios; Jean Jacques Zaugg, director general, Publicitas Holding; and Cy Charney, senior VP, Charney/Palacios.