SAN FRANCISCO: Association of Independent Commercial Producers sponsored the 1997 AICP Show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, showcasing 58 spots to commercial production and advertising agency executives. Among those viewing the show were (l. to r.): Dana Townsend, executive producer/commercial division, Skywalker Sound; Cheryl Panek, producer, Foote, Cone & Belding; and Kevin Townsend, VP, Lucas Digital, and general manager, ILM Commercial Productions.
LAS VEGAS: Men's Health magazine invited fashion advertisers attending an apparel trade show here to a reception at Spago. Attending were (l. to r.): Barry Kantrowitz, a VP-sales, Couture by J. Park; MaryAnn Bekkedahl, retail-accessories category manager, Men's Health; and Bennett Fruchter, also a VP-sales, Couture by J. Park.
SKIBO CASTLE, SCOTLAND: American Express Publishing hosted a weekend in the Scottish highlands for advertisers. Donning kilts for the occasion were (l. to r.): Rick Smith, advertising director, Food & Wine; Ed Kelly, publisher, Travel & Leisure; Keith Vieira, VP-marketing director, Sheraton Hotels Hawaii; Joe Buhler, director, Switzerland Tourism; Bill Smith, president-chief operating officer, Silverseas Cruises; Robert Titley, director of advertising and public relations, British Tourist Authority; Jorge Felner da Costa, director, Portugese National Tourist Office; and Doug Fyfe, president, Canadian Tourist Commission.
NEW YORK: Street & Smith's Sports Group hosted a recent breakfast for advertisers at Tavern on the Green. Enjoying the motor sports publisher's hospitality were (l. to r.): Steve Schiffman, VP-strategic marketing, Nascar; Andrew Craig, president-CEO, CART; Tina Carusillo, co-publisher, Street & Smith's Sports Group; and Max Muhleman, president-CEO, Muhleman Marketing.
NEW YORK: Money magazine, to commemorate 25 years in business, played host to advertising executives at Metronome. Helping the publication celebrate were (l. to r.): Geoff Dodge, publisher, Money; Gloria Rodriguez, VP, and Don Umans, director of advertising, both of Value Line; and Barbara Lee Epstein, account