NEW YORK: American Express Publishing Corp. and Barbara Smith (c.) threw a launch party for their joint publishing venture, B. Smith Style, a newsstand single issue due out in the fall. Flanking Ms. Smith and offering congratulations are musician Isaac Hayes (l.) and Tony Morgano, CEO-general manager, AmEx Publishing.
NEW YORK: Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion held a reception before the holidays at the offices of Grey Advertising to sample recipes from the every-other-monthly. Among those attending (l. to r.): Kim Rollins, sales rep, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion; and Lisa Kaplan, agency of record director, and Bob Giacomini, senior VP-media director, both of Grey Advertising.
CHICAGO: Chicago Interactive Marketing Association chose the Chicago Historical Society for its holiday party late last month. Some of the association's board members paused for a photo on the staircase in the building's main hall, including (front row, from l.): Cathy Boyle, VP-sales, Magnitude Network; Deb Kuykendall, VP-ad sales, Talk City; Dawn White, marketing manager, Revere Group; Erin Ross, Midwest account manager, Doubleclick; Stacey Dalen, VP-interactive sales, Chicago Sun-Times; (2nd row, from l.): Bradley Zall, director of business development, Organic Online; Curt Galusha, director of sales and marketing, Taproot Interactive; Rachel Jarvis of Spacetime; Gina Fratarcangeli, senior Midwest account manager, PointCast; (at rear) Dave Marsey, account manager, IXL Communications.
NEW YORK: Golf & Travel recently served as host for a golf tournament with a twist: a game of miniature golf for advertisers at Hackers, Hitters & Hoops. Lining up, clubs in hand, for the photographer were (l. to r.) Cindi Crain, editor, and Henry Robinson, publisher, G&T; Judy Donovan, national sales manager, Fritz Wanans, VP-general manager, and Mina Zolfagheri, director of product development, all of Liz Claiborne; and Elliot Weiner, New York sales