VENICE, CALIF.: Live! hosted a party for advertisers at James' Beach Restaurant recently. Toasting the monthly were (l. to r.): Wendy Green, marketing manager, Rhino Home Video; Peter Riherd, account manager, Live!; and Julie Sellers, media planner, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.
NEW YORK: Advertising Women of New York and Advertising Age presented their second annual Media Mavens awards at a luncheon at the Hilton. Celebrating were these honorees and sponsors (front row, l. to r.): Tim Forbes, chief operating officer, Forbes, which sponsored the luncheon; Charlie Rutman; Page Thompson; Steve Sternberg; Stacey Lippman; Pat Mitchell, Ad Council, and a member of AWNY; Roslyn Daniels, USA Today, and a member of AWNY ; and Ed Erhardt, VP-publisher, the Ad Age Group. Also (back row, l. to r.): Jim Bell; Donna Salvatore; Arnie Semsky; Karen Ritchie; Michael Kassan; Werner Michel; Brian Jacobs; Laura Silton; and Nora McAniff, People, and a member of AWNY.
NEW YORK: The Rainbow Room was the location for Beyond Computing's recent awards dinner honoring businesses that have employed information technology to achieve business goals. Attending were (l. to r.): Clifford Benjamin, advertising director, Beyond Computing; Richelle George, manager of marketing communications, IBM Corp.'s System 390 Division; and William J. Flatley, VP-advertising sales, Forbes Inc.
NEW YORK: Food & Wine hosted a cocktail party for visiting celebrity and cookbook author Marcella Hazan (l.). Raising a glass to celebrate her new cookbook are (2nd l. to r.): David Carriere, director of marketing, HarperCollins Publishers; Paul Barrett, marketing manager, Bertolli USA; and