NEW YORK: The Puck Building was the venue for Cannes Prediction 1999, sponsored by Leo Burnett USA, American Association of Advertising Agencies, Screenvision Cinema Network, Advertisng Age's Creativity, Schieffelin & Somerset Co., Starcom USA and Vigilante. Helping capture the flavor of the French Riviera while making their predictions were panelists (l. to r.): Michael Conrad, vice chairman-chief creative officer, Burnett; Mike Robertson, exec VP-executive creative director, Bates USA; Toby Barlow, creative director, TBWA/Chiat/Day; Ted Littleford, executive creative director, Foote, Cone & Belding; Cheryl Berman, chief creative officer, Burnett; Danny Robinson, chief creative officer, Vigilante; Dennis Fogarty, president, Screenvision; Jamie Barrett, executive creative director, Fallon McElligott; and Rogier van Bakel, editor, Creativity.
RYE, N.Y.: Travel & Leisure Golf hosted its first Luxury Marketers Golf Experience for advertisers and agency folk at the Westchester Country Club last month. Among the foursomes teeing up was this one, including (l. to r.): John Kirwan, VP-golf, Polo/Ralph Lauren Corp.; Steve Raye, director of marketing, General Cigar Co.; journalist Maurice Dubois; and Bill Ridenour, associate publisher, Travel & Leisure Golf.
NEW YORK: Conde Nast Publications held a party at the restaurant Nobu to welcome Ruth Reichl (2nd r.), the new editor of monthly Gourmet. Joining Ms. Reichl are (l. to r.): Gina Sanders, publisher, Gourmet; Drew Nieporent, owner of Nobu; and Si Newhouse Jr., chairman, Conde Nast.
SAN FRANCISCO: At a luncheon last month sponsored by the San Francisco Adclub at the Fairmont Hotel, John F. Kennedy Jr. (center), president and editor in chief of George, spoke on "Marketing Politics in the Post-Scandal Age." Flanking Mr. Kennedy are (l. to r.): Chris Wilhelm, senior VP-group head, Shugart Matson Young; Jim Magill, exec VP-general manager, Zuckerman Fernandes & Partners; Sue Zeifman, senior VP-general manager, Young & Rubicam's RPM unit; Millie Olsen, president Amazon Advertising; Harold Mann, president, Mann Consulting; and