WASHINGTON: Grocery Manufacturers of America held a reception in honor of the group's 90th anniversary at the Willard Hotel that brought together (l. to r.): C. Manly Molpus, president-CEO, GMA; Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.); and Sen. Trent Lott (R., Miss.).
PURCHASE, N.Y.: The Association of National Advertisers held a regional meeting on measuring and growing brand equity for marketing executives at MasterCard's headquarters. Attending the meeting were (l. to r.): Charles E. Brymer, CEO, Interbrand; Phylis A. Porio, director, branding and naming strategies, IBM Corp.; Robin Webster, senior VP, ANA; Peter Sealey, executive consultant, Los Altos Group; and Raymond Perrier, brand evaluation director, Interbrand.
PARK CITY, UTAH: Entertainment Weekly hosted a luncheon at Lakota during the Sundance Film Festival. Pausing during a busy schedule of moviegoing were (l. to r.): Michael J. Klingensmith, president, Sports Illustrated; Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman, Miramax Films; and Michael J. Kelly, publisher, and James W. Seymore, managing editor, both of Entertainment Weekly.
NEW YORK: The Advertising Club of New York hosted a breakfast at The New York Times' offices that featured Alan Webber (c.), founding editor, Fast Company, speaking on "The New Rules of Business." Joining Mr. Webber were: Barbara Carr, president, ad personnel recruitment specialist Carr & Associates; and Jeff Grill, senior VP and partner, N.W. Ayer & Partners.