ATLANTA: The Radio Advertising Bureau brought in a series of panels featuring advertisers as part of its recent Management & Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. RAB officials and members of the best-attended panel, "Everything You Must Know About Financial Institutions," included (l. to r.): Howell Cohen, senior VP-marketing, RAB; Milton H. Jones, exec VP-technology solutions, Bank of America; Judy Carlough, senior VP-national marketing, RAB; and Grant O'Neal, senior VP-brand communications, BofA.
LOS ANGELES: Fortune recently toasted advertisers at a dinner at Skybar that brought together, among others (l. to r.): Jeffrey Smith, senior manager-public affairs, American Honda Motor Co.; Barbara Smith; Doug Matthews, account supervisor, Batey Ads USA; and Tony Haskel, Los Angeles manager, Fortune.
NEW YORK: To applaud its National Geographic Traveler on 15 years of publishing, National Geographic Society invited agency and advertiser folk to a party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's ancient Temple of Dendur. Guests included (l. to r.): Patricia Sims; William Sullivan, senior VP-director of advertising, Rolex Watch Co.; Suzie Watson, advertising and public relations director, Timex Corp.; Robert Sims, senior VP-National Geographic Society; and Dawn Drew, publisher, National Geographic Traveler.
NEW YORK: Magazine Publishers of America bestowed its Henry Johnson Fisher Award for life achievement in magazine publishing on Susan L. Taylor and Robert J. Teufel at a ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria late last month. Ms. Taylor (3rd l.) is editor in chief at Essence; Mr. Teufel (5th l.), president-chief operating officer of Rodale Press. Congratulating and framing the honorees is a group including (l. to r.): Donald Kummerfeld, president of MPA; Bill Cosby, host for the evening; Ed Lewis, chairman-CEO, Essence Communications, and MPA chairman; Clarence O. Smith, president, Essence Communications; and John Griffin, president, Rodale's magazine division. The Fisher award is named after the