NEW YORK: Advertising Women of New York sponsored a breakfast at Top of the Week for participants in the group's revamped mentoring program and their advisees. Standing up for mentoring were (l. to r.): Allison Zane, marketing director, Architectural Digest; Nicole Gordon-Levine, account exec, Zagat's; Jennifer Allyn, senior associate, Catalyst; Christy Ezelle, media planner, Ogilvy & Mather; and Jennifer Dela Rosa, media supervisor, and Ellen Jacobs-Shaikin, associate media director, both of DDB Worldwide.
AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.: The Management Conference & Annual Meeting of the American Association of Advertising Agencies at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island late last month brought together executives including (l. to r.): Faith Geier; Philip Geier, chairman-CEO, Interpublic Group of Cos.; Shelly Lazarus, chairman-CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; O. Burtch Drake, president-CEO, Four A's; and Christine Miller, exec VP, Magazine Publishers of America.
WASHINGTON: The Advertising Council held its 49th Washington Conference at the Ronald Reagan Federal Bldg. recently. Among attendees (l. to r.): Bill Tompkins, VP, The Washington Post; Ruth Wooden, outgoing president of the Ad Council; Janet Robinson, president-general manager, The New York Times; Greg Coleman, president, U.S. magazine publishing, Reader's Digest Association; Peggy Conlon, VP-group publisher, Broadcasting & Cable Group, Cahners Business Information, and incoming Ad Council president; and Jim Oates, group president, Leo Burnett Co., and incoming Ad Council chairman.
NEW YORK: Advertising Club of New York presented its 1999 International Andy Awards for creative excellence in advertising at Town Hall. Judges for the awards joined Deborah Zdobinski (2nd l.), senior VP-director of corporate communications, DMB&B Communications, and co-chairman of the Andys; (l. to r.): Rick Boyko, chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; Mark Fenske, creative director at both Love God Death & Sex and the Bomb Factory; Ron Berger, CEO-chief creative officer, Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG; Ron Lawner, managing partner-chief creative officer, Arnold Communications; and