NEW YORK: Advertising Age's Media 2000 Socratic Debate was held last week at City Center with panel members including (from l.): Scott Donaton, Advertising Age; Steve Farella, SFM Media; and Steve Heyer, Turner.
NEW YORK: Advertising Women of New York hosted its annual Advertising Woman of the Year luncheon at the New Hilton & Towers late last month, honoring Abby F. Kohnstamm (2nd r.), senior VP-marketing, IBM Corp., as its 1999 Adwoman of the Year. Joining Ms. Kohnstamm are (from l.): Celia Currin, director-marketing services, The Wall Street Journal; Shelly Lazarus, chairman-CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; and Ellen Flahive, publisher, American Park Network, and president of AWNY.
CHICAGO: The Retail Advertising & Marketing Association's 48th annual Retail Advertising Conference featured an awards ceremony in which Howard Adler (r.), senior VP-advertising, Lord & Taylor, accepted the Retail Partnership Award, presented by the Newspaper Association of America for expert use of newspapers to drive business. John Kimball, senior VP-chief marketing officer of NAA, made the presentation.
ATLANTA: Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath (2nd l.) joined NFL Insider at a kickoff party for the magazine at Club E.S.S.O. late last month. Joining Mr. Namath in toasting the new Emap Petersen publication were (from l.): Joe Blaney, associate publisher, and Mark Goldsmith, executive publisher, both of NFL Insider; and Ed Mastronardi, VP-senior financial consultant, Merrill Lynch & Co.