MIAMI: The Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute held its annual industry conference at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa. Accepting POPAI's Industry Achievement Award were Nancy Bruner (2nd l.), purchasing manager for Kraft Foods, and William Smith (2nd r.), in-store presence manager for food and beverage, Procter & Gamble Co. Flanking the winners are Dick Blatt, POPAI president (l.) and Richard Winter, exec VP, Thorco Industries, and POPAI chairman.
NEW YORK: The American Jewish Committee hosted a dinner at the New York Hilton in honor of Cathleen P. Black (2nd r.), president of Hearst Magazines, who received the committee's National Human Relations award. Congratulating the winner are (l. to r.): Michael Clinton, senior VP-chief marketing officer and group publishing director, Hearst Magazines; Tina Brown, chairman, Talk Media; Frank A. Bennack Jr., president-CEO, Hearst Corp.; and Michael Gould, chairman-CEO, Bloomingdale's.
NEW YORK: Capital Publishing hosted a dinner for fashion advertisers at Daniel Restaurant, drawing attendees who included (l. to r.): Katrina Garnett, president-CEO, CrossWorlds Software; W. Randall Jones, CEO, Capital Publishing, and Camille McDonald, president-CEO, Parfums Givenchy.
BOSTON: SmartMoney hosted a wine tasting for advertisers at Mistral restaurant. Among those attending were (l. to r.): Roger T. Servison, senior VP, Tracy Curvey, senior VP-customer marketing and development, Stephen Cone, president of customer marketing and development, Personal Investing & Brokerage Group, all of Fidelity Investments; Steven Swartz, president-editor in chief, James Stewart, editor at large, Gale Murray, New England regional advertising manager, and Chris Lambiase, VP-publisher, all of SmartMoney; Fred Kobrick, president, Kobrick Cenent Funds; and Paula Polito; senior VP-marketing communications,