NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.: The Orange County Adclub held its annual awards dinner recently at the Sutton Place Hotel. Among those attending were (l. to r.): Eric Spiegler, assistant creative director, Bozell Worldwide, whose shop was one of the evening's winners; Denise Denison-Erkeneff, partner, R&D Graphics, and president, Orange County Advertising Federation; actor John O'Hurley, who emceed the awards; and Cory Sprockett, assistant VP, Gunther's Printing, and event chairwoman.
NEW YORK: Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners' co-chairmen were honored by the Starlight Children's Foundation earlier this month for their pro-bono ad campaign for the organization benefitting seriously ill children. Dressed up for the occasion were (l. to r.): Jonathan Bond, founder and co-chairman, Kirshenbaum Bond; Lucy Mullen, executive director, Starlight; Richard Kirshenbaum, co-chairman, Kirshenbaum Bond; and Jeff Gural, chairman, Starlight.
NEW YORK: U.S. advertising and marketing executives met at the Omni Berkshire Place hotel for final judging of the 30th annual Effie Awards for effective advertising campaigns, which will be presented June 3. Winnowing the list of competitors down were panels that included (l. to r.): Francis Kelly III, managing partner-chief marketing officer, Arnold Communications; Bruce Miller, president, Suissa Miller; Allen Rosenshine, chairman-CEO, BBDO Worldwide; Licia Hahn, VP-marketing, CBS TV Stations; Peter Stringham, chairman-CEO, Young & Rubicam North America; and Stanley Becker, outgoing vice chairman-chief creative officer, Saatchi & Saatchi.
CHICAGO: The Chicago Magazine Association held its annual media panel luncheon at the Westin River North Hotel. Joining Gary Wenstrup (l.), Midwest advertising manager, TV Guide, and Kathy Kayse (r.), Midwest advertising manager, Time, were panelists (2nd l. to r): Lee Zobrist, VP-project director, Advanswers; Bob Porcaro, VP-client media director, Foote, Cone & Belding; Barb Kittridge, media supervisor, Leo Burnett Co.'s Starcom Media Services; and Ed Gold, VP-associate media director, DDB Needham Worldwide.
LOS ANGELES: The Western States Advertising Agencies Association recently named Lee Clow (r.) its leader of the year, a repeat performance for the chairman of TBWA Chiat/Day, who also won the award in 1984. Attending a dinner honoring Mr. Clow were (l. to r.): Mark Bilfield, director of integrated marketing, Saatchi & Saatchi Pacific, and president, WSAAA; and Bob Kuperman, president-CEO, TBWA Chiat/Day West.