NEW YORK:The American Marketing Association presented the 1998 Edison Best New Products awards to honorees at the Marriott Marquis Hotel recently. Attendees included (l. to r.): Herb Baum, CEO, Hasbro, and an AMA board member; Robert King, exec VP, Gillette Co.; Charles S. Madden, VP-university relations, Baylor University, and AMA chairman; Ted Turner, vice chairman, Time Warner; and Cal Hodock, principal, Rainbow Consulting, chairman of the Edison steering committee.
NEW YORK: Entertainment Weekly tossed an Oscars party for advertisers at Elaine's. Among the celebrants (l. to r.): Tom Morrissy, eastern sales manager, EW; Antonio Betancourt, director, Rums of Puerto Rico; Trisha Morrissy, account exec, MJI Broadcasting; and John Squires, president, EW.
NEW YORK: Exchanging a few words at the Big Picture Conference at the Plaza Hotel, a media and entertainment industry event sponsored by Variety and Schroders, are (l. to r.): Bruce Barnet, CEO, Cahners; Gerald Levin, chairman, Time Warner; and Gerry Byrne, VP-publisher, Variety.
NEW YORK: On deck for the America's Cup 200 luncheon for advertisers hosted by Sailing Co.'s Cruising World and Sailing World at the New York Yacht Club are (l. to r.): Sally Helme, CW/SW publisher; John Mutterperl, associate brand manager, and James France, category directory, both of Remy Amerique; and Mike