creative manager, Merkley New man Harty.
NEW YORK: Enjoying the Addys' maritime madness aboard the Intrepid were Lisa Serratore, creative manager, Y&R Advertising; Alex Wetmore, art director, Bozell; Steven Crutchfield, copywriter, Grey Advertising; and Tricia Krupa, creative recruiter, Y&R.
NEW YORK: Worldvision Enterprises hosted a game of Pictionary Challenge pitting the national media depart ments of BBDO Worldwide and DDB Needham Worldwide at Maxwell's in Rosie O'Grady's. Talking strategy be fore the match were: Stuart Shlossman, senior VP-director of national broadcast, DDB Needham; Steve Grubbs, VP-national TV buying, BBDO; and Gary Montanus, senior VP-worldwide marketing, Worldvision. Oh yes, DDB came out on top.
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NEW YORK: Advertising Age sponsored the Advertising Research Foundation's Presidents Reception at the New York Hilton. Attending were: Kathy Joe, international relations manager, Esomar; Jim Davis, president, Market place Measurement Wor ldwide; Jim Spaeth, president, ARF; Steve Jekogian, director of consumer research, Seagram Americas; and Marty Kopp, director of marketing research, Kraft Foods.
CHICAGO: Members of the judging panel that joined Advertising Age editors in selecting the Ad Age Best Advertising of 1996. gather Smiling for the camera before deliberations began were (l. to r.): Kirk Citron, president, Citron Haligman Bedecarre; Allan Broce, senior VP-marketing and on-air promotion, MTV; Art Wagner, president, Blue Sky Adver tising/Marketing; Bob Lachky, VP, brand marketing, Anheuser-Busch; Rick Boyko (chief judge), senior partner-cre ative head, Ogil vy & Mather, New York; and Arthur C. "Bud" Liebler, VP-communications, Chrysler Corp.
NEW YORK: Advertising Research Foundation presented the 1997 David Ogilvy Research Award, for the best research contributing to a successful ad campaign, to Ralston Purina Co., St. Louis, and its agency, Fallon McEllig ott, Minneapolis. Accepting the award are Robert White (2nd l.), director of account planning, Fallon; and Tom Boyd (2nd r.), director of information management, Purina. Presenting the award are Ronald O. Cox, group VP, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. (l.) and Jim Spa eth, president, ARF.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.: Attending a luncheon sponsored by Inc. that focused on new-business ideas at Oba Chine were these members of the marketing community (l. to r.): Steve Thompson, advertising director-West Coast, Inc.; Bob Elen, president-chief operating officer, Davis Elen Advertising; Larry Poindexter, president, Abert/Poin dexter; Cliff Scott, president, Scott Group; and Gary Mirkin, national advertising director, Inc.