LOS ANGELES: Poppe Tyson threw a party for new Media Director Barbara Thompson (c.), and invited local media reps to Westwood Brewing Co. Congratulating Ms. Thompson are: Catherine Davenport (l.), Southern California and Arizona rep, CMP Media's HomePC, and Debbie Yount, general manager of Poppe Tyson's Los Angeles office.
NEW YORK: Smithsonian hosted a cocktail reception for the media and advertisers at Studio 450's penthouse to celebrate a redesign. Eyeing the magazine's new look are (l. to r.): Auste Viesulas, account exec, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising; Dave Cator, advertising director, Smithsonian; Kim Hobson, media supervisor, BBDO Worldwide; and Ron Walker, publisher, Smithsonian.
NEW YORK: Street & Smith's Sports Group and New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani hosted a dinner reception on the lawn of Gracie Mansion for guests from the fields of advertising, media and sports to benefit the Mickey Mantle Foundation's organ donor program. Guests attending included (l. to r.): former New York Mets player Rusty Staub; Kami Rizzo, ad director, Standard Rate & Data Service; Sal Schiliro, publisher, Street & Smith's Sports Group; and Danny Mantle, son of the late Yankee player.
NEW YORK: Vibe threw a Fall Fashion Preview party at Cheetah Club for marketers in the fashion industry. Enjoying the magazine's hospitality were (l. to r.): Nina Renvoize, New York metro operations manager, and Bill Jackson, New York state manager, both of Seagram Americas; and Robin Gibson, corporate accounts manager, and John Rollins, publisher, both of Vibe.
NEW YORK: DoubleClick hosted an outing for an Imax movie-format preview at Sony Theatres Lincoln Square for advertisers and agency folk, including (l. to r.): Eleanor Powers, VP-corporate development, and Mike Zimbalist, general manager of online services, both of United Media; and David Henderson, VP-North American sales, DoubleClick.
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