LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas Convention Center was the venue for the recent Shot Show convention of outdoor sports industries, where Outdoor Life celebrated its 100th anniversary. Admiring a commemorative Bowie knife presented to the 10-times-a year publication in honor of the occasion were (l. to r.): Todd Smith, editor in chief, Outdoor Life; Walter A. Gardiner, president, Imperial Shrade Corp., which manufactured the knife; Jason Klein, senior VP, Times Mirror Magazines, and president, Outdoor Co.; and Jeff Paro, publisher, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream.
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco magazine and Carillon Importers' Stolichnaya vodka were sponsors of the Stoli Arts Achievement awards presented at the Cowell Theater to artists working in 1997. Representing the sponsors were (l. to r.): Barney Fonzi, VP-advertising, San Francisco; Patricia Barroll, VP-marketing, and John Rooney, senior VP-national sales, both of Carrillon Importers; and Steve Rivera, publisher, San Francisco.
DALLAS: The New York Times hosted a luncheon for the Dallas advertising community at the Mansion at Turtle Creek to introduce its new technology section, "Circuits." Enjoying the hospitality at the mansion are (l. to r.): Jack Robberson, VP-worldwide account director, McCann-Erickson; Stan Victor, director-worldwide semiconductor group communications, Texas Instruments; Darren Franks, managing director-telecommunications, and Stu Getz, managing director, computer-electronics retail, The New York Times; James Gorman, editor, "Circuits"; and Doug Latino, managing director-Texas, The New York Times.
MIAMI BEACH, FLA.: Men's Health toasted the launch of a new fragrance from Extreme Polo Sport Ralph Lauren at Liquid nightclub with a reception for advertisers. Enjoying the magazine's hospitality were (l. to r.): Jeff Morgan, worldwide publisher, Men's Health; Jack Wiswall, senior VP-general manager, Cosmair; Mark Zwerner, senior VP-general merchandise manager, Burdine's; and Richard Jackson, regional manager-Southeast, Cosmair.