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MADISON, WIS.: Local shop Lindsay, Stone & Briggs late last month sponsored Brandworks University, a seminar on branding, that featured Kraft Foods President Bob Eckert (2nd l.) as keynote speaker. With Mr. Eckert are (l. to r.): Harvey B riggs, creative director; Marsha Lindsay, president-CEO; and Rick Stone, exec VP, all of Lindsay Stone.

NEW YORK: Participants at the Television Bureau of Advertising's Annual Forecasting Conference were happy to hear reports of a rosy outlook for advertising. Celebrating the good news were (l. to r.): Jim Yager, president-CEO, Benedek Broadcasting Corp., and Ave Butensky, president, TVB.

DALLAS: The Dallas Ad League, Magazine Publishers of America and Business Week recently sponsored Magazine Day in Dallas at CityPlace Conference Center. The event drew attendees from the agency, marketer and media communities, including (first row, l. to r.): Alan Webber, founding editor of Fast Company; Clyde Boyce, Southwest manager, Time; Beckey Phillips, account manager, Business Week; and Tom Robinson, VP-research, MPA; (second row): Bryon Morrison, partner, Wiessmorr.Interactive, and president of the ad league; and John McGuire, acccount manager, Business Week. Messrs. Webber and Robinson were speakers at the conference.

NEW YORK: The Advertising Club of New York and Mutual Funds hosted a cocktail reception at W Hotel for media, agency and advertiser folk that drew attendees including (l. to r.): Dan Goldemen, advertising director, Mutual Funds; Alison Galardi, manager of media planning, TD Waterhouse; Jennifer Waterhouse, first VP-media marketing, TD Waterhouse; and Chris Cuomo, account manager, Mutual Funds.

LOS ANGELES: The sixth annual Jackie Robinson Foundation Golf Magazine Classic took place recently at the Wilshire Country Club, presented by General Motors Corp. Among those playing a round (l. to r.): Tony Andrea, president, Kaleidoscope Sports; Jim Kahn, senior VP, Golf Magazine Properties; Roy Roberts, VP-group director, GM; and James Kopper, publisher at large, Times Mirror

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