New York: Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall (c.), headlined in Vanity Fair's new performer series, meets with guests (from l.) Patricia Foster, beauty manager, Vanity Fair; Mariko Kobayashi, VP-management supervisor, DCA; Mari Chihaya, advertising and public relations for Shiseido; and Nancy Landsman, ad manager, Vanity Fair.
Chicago: Eric Karaffa, Midwest manager for Country Living, welcomes Media Planner Laura Brand (l.) and Media Supervisor Kim Deasy of J. Walter Thompson USA to the magazine's annual beer-tasting party.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.: The Thornlea House at Cranbrook was the scene of a reception for the Detroit ad community hosted by Gruner & Jahr. From left: Marlene Choinski, VP, J. Walter Thompson USA; John Heins, president-CEO, Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing; Kathleen Charla, president, Kathleen G. Charla Associates, the G&J rep; Beth Oliver, VP-director of communications, Hiram Walker & Sons; and Jack Oliver, senior VP-director of integrated marketing, PentaCom.
Los Angeles: At a commercial shoot for Williams Entertainment's Doom computer game were (back row, from l.), from Hal Riney & Partners/Heartland, Chicago: Kitty Rothschild, senior VP-executive producer; Eric Moncaleano, associate creative director and art director; Jonathan Harries, exec VP-executive creative director; (front row, from l.) David Shih, copywriter; John Fowler, Williams' director of marketing; Tim Reardon, account exec; and William Mericle, senior VP-creative director.
New York: Offices of D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles were the site of the first reunion of the Minority Advertising Intern Program Alumni Association. From left: Orville Dale, VP-human resources, Young & Rubicam; Gail DeGroat, VP-human resources, DMB&B; Jackie Llewellyn, VP-diversity programs, American Association of Advertising Agencies, which sponsors the intern program; Marc Strachan, president, Middleman Liaison Extraordinaire; Florence Kirtsos, personnel manager, McCann-Erickson Worldwide; and Younhee Choi, account manager, Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor. Mr. Strachan and Ms. Choi are chairs of the alumni association.
New York: The Summer Garden at Rockefeller Center was the scene as Coty introduced its "ici" fragrance to the beauty and trade publications. Here Mary Manning (c.), VP-market development for Coty, welcomes two executives of Jerry & Ketchum: Senior VPs Cappy Capossela (l.) and Theodora Borsen.
Pleasantville, N.Y.: Dave Malherbe (c.), VP, Volkswagen Asia/Pacific, accepts a Global Pegasus award from James P. Schadt, chairman-CEO, Reader's Digest Association. The award honors the best of more than 10,500 ads in Reader's Digest editions worldwide. With them are Jurgen Osmer (l.), ad, sales and PR manager for VW Asia/Pacific; Dorothy Au, RD Hong Kong ad director; and David B. Beattie, RD Pacific ad director.