TORONTO: Comedian Paula Poundstone served as master of ceremonies for a reception at the 70th annual Direct Marketing Association's International Echo Awards at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Pictured (l. to r.): Jerry Shereshewsky, direct yahoo, Yahoo!; George Wiedemann, chairman-CEO, Grey Direct Marketing Group; Ms. Poundstone; and H. Robert Wientzen, president-CEO, DMA.
SAN FRANCISCO: To celebrate its continuing growth, The Economist entertained advertisers and agency folk at Fleurs de Lys. Raising a glass are (from l.) Noelle Bibrowski, account exec, Lowe Lintas & Partners Worldwide; David Hanger, publisher, The Economist; and Clarissa Schuh, senior advertising manager, Sun Microsystems.
CHICAGO: Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion brought out its editor in chief, Mary Engelbreit (3rd from l.), at Art Effect for a reception. Flanking Ms. Engelbreit are (from l.): Cheryl Solomon, sales rep, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion; Katie Enright, media planner, and Sherry Harter, associate media director, both of FCB Worldwide.
NEW YORK: The Advertising Club of New York honored DDB Worldwide Communications Group Chairman-CEO Keith Reinhard (c.) as its man of the year with a reception at the Union League Club. Flanking Mr. Reinhard are (from l.): Harold Levine, founder of now-defunct Levine, Huntley, Schmidt & Beaver; Mary Lou Quinlan, vice chairman, MacManus Group; Leslie Winthrop, president of AAR/Bob Wolf & Partners; Dawn Hudson, senior VP-strategy and marketing, Pepsi-Cola North America; Peter Georgescu, chairman-CEO, Young & Rubicam; and Carla Loffredo, senior partner, director of brand communications, J. Walter Thompson USA, and president of the