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NEW YORK: Time, in conjunction with the recent PC Expo, hosted a breakfast and roundtable discussion, "Staying competitive in the high-speed technology marketplace," for conference attendees in its offices. Greeting panelist Michael Cowpland, CEO, Corel Corp. (r.), are Walter Isaacson, managing editor (l.), and Dick Raskopf, associate publisher, Time.

NEW YORK: Meredith Custom Publishing sponsored the recent second annual Brandcom Forum at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel. Gathered for the event were (l. to r.): John Loughlin, VP-publishing director, Meredith Corp.; Andrew Stewart, eastern manager, Saturn Corp.; Bill Kerr, president-CEO, Meredith; Bruce Grieve, VP-global rewards, consumer card services group, American Express Co.; Barbara Caplan, partner, Yankelovich Partners; Chris Little, president, Meredith Publishing Group; Jack Griffin, publisher-general manager, Meredith Custom Publishing; and Frederick Reichheld, director, Bain & Co.

NEW YORK: Entertainment Weekly and Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide threw a party at O&M's offices for the unveiling of an exhibit of photos from the magazine. Enjoy the opening were (l. to r.): Mike Kelly, publisher EW; Victor Ruvulo, partner-assistant media director, O&M; Mike Klingensmith, president, EW; Mark Rice, senior partner-media director, O&M; and David Morris, associate publisher, EW.

SCARBOROUGH, N.Y.: Newsweek hosted a golf event for marketers and agency folk at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Showing they have sports sense as well as business savvy were (l. to r.): Mark Stewart, exec VP-media director, McCann-Erickson Worldwide; Rick Smith, editor in chief and president, Newsweek; George Dallas, senior VP-director of media services, and Scott Suky, media supervisor, both of McCann-Erickson; and Joe Campion, director of media services, Unilever's Unus Media unit.

CHICAGO: Chicago Association of Direct Marketing drew a crowd of direct marketers for its 1997 Tempo awards presented to both marketers and agencies. Gathered after the ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel were (l. to r.): Liz Brohan, VP-executive creative director, Columbian Direct Marketing, and Tempo awards committee co-chair; Dale Paschke, manager-direct response marketing, Deere & Co.; Kristine Land, president, CM Partners; Shelly Soble, president, Creative Benefits, and president-elect of CADM; and Clive MacLean, exec VP, CM Partners.

NEW YORK: Asiaweek, Fortune, Time International and CNN International invited advertisers to view live coverage June 30 of the handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China at three events held simultaneously in London, San Francisco and New York. Preparing to watch history happen in New York at the Asia Society were (l. to r.): Hugh Wiley, president, Time Latin America; James Bandler, account exec, Turner International; Larry Levy, VP-director of corporate advertising, Chase Manhattan Bank; Alec Gerster, exec VP-director of programming and media services, Grey Advertising; and Mike Federle, eastern advertising sales director, Fortune.

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