NEW YORK: Rance Crain (l.), president and editorial director, Crain Communications, and S. Murray Gaylord, exec VP-chief operating officer of the Advertising Council, flank Woody Woodruff, creative director, Burson-Marsteller, who received the G.D. Crain Jr. Award at the Ad Council's 46th Public Service Award Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
NEW YORK: Celebrating the launch of the new combined ESPN/ABC Sports Customer Marketing & Sales at ESPN Zone were (from l.): Evan Sternschein, exec VP-national sales, ESPN/ABC Sports Customer Marketing & Sales; Jimmy Roberts, reporter, ESPN; Steve Grubbs, exec VP, BBDO Worldwide; Brent Musberger, sportscaster, ABC Sports; and Edward Erhardt, president, ESPN/ABC Sports Customer Marketing & Sales.
NEW YORK: Miss America 2000, Heather Renee French (front, center), is flanked by volunteers who served a Thanksgiving dinner to the less fortunate at the New York Rescue Mission. Frank Closurdo (in sports jacket) helped coordinate McNeil Consumer Products' connection through its Tylenol brand, which uses the theme "We care."
NEW YORK: Plans for the upcoming Invitational Summit on Multicultural Markets & Media on Jan. 19 were discussed at a recent luncheon hosted by Advertising Age. The summit's core planning committee consists of (first row, from l.): Caroline Jones, president, Caroline Jones Inc.; Rev. Al Sharpton, president-CEO, National Action Network; Earl G. Graves Jr., president and chief operating officer, Black Enterprise; (2nd row) Bessie Edwards, Williams & Associates; Ismael Betancourt Jr., president-CEO, IF-MC-CA-DI; John Wang, president, Asian American Business Development Center; Margaret Williams, Williams & Associates; Nick Ferrari, general manager, business development, the Ad Age Group; Daniel Jaffe, exec VP-government relations, Association of National Advertisers; O. Burtch Drake, president, American Association of Advertising Agencies, and Susan M. Hearn, Madison Avenue Initiative.