St. Louis: At a KTVI party for ad people prior to an Elton John-Billy Joel concert at Busch Stadium were (from l.) Kathy Lawson, senior VP, Advanswers; Suzanne Teagle, general sales manager, KTVI; Janet Koch, VP, Advanswers; and Blake Byrne, president, Argyle Television Operations.
New York: The folks behind "The Goods" home shopping venture on MTV networks show off their 210 karat cubic zirconia replicated rings-a home shopping staple-at a press conference to announce the project. From left: Rich Cronin, senior VP-general manager, Nick at Nite; Judy McGrath, president, MTV: Music Television; Tom Freston, chairman-CEO, MTV Networks; model Cindy Crawford, spokeswoman for "The Goods"; Mark Rosenthal, exec VP-affiliate sales and marketing, MTV Networks; John Sykes, president, VH-1; and Gerry Laybourne, president, Nickelodeon.
New York: Lifetime Television hosted a party at Le Pactole to celebrate its sponsorship of the America3 women's team that will compete in the America's Cup sailing competition next year. From left: Beth Rutland and Susan Hammill, Lifetime account execs; Sarah Cavanaugh, a member of the America3 team; and Kristin Galvin, media buyer, Hal Riney & Partners.
Menlo Park, Calif.: Hailing the publication of "Starbucks Passion for Coffee" by Sunset Publishing Corp. were (from l.) Robin Wolaner, president-CEO, Sunset; Harry Roberts, VP-marketing, Starbucks Coffee Co.; Tony Glaves, VP-associate publisher, Sunset; and Susan Maruyama, president-publisher, Sunset Books. Sunset and Starbucks plan a series of books.
New Haven, Conn.: Among the crowd at the Volvo International Tennis Tournament, with Time as the presenting sponsor, were (from l.) tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis; Suzanne Pommer and Mike Pommer, VP-marketing, UD/Glenmore; and Bruce Kostic, category manager for Time.
Stamford, Conn.: Attendees at the open house to celebrate Wahlstrom & Co.'s 40th anniversary included (from l.) Carol White, manager-dealer advertising, Olympus America; Cathy Mason, secretary-dealer advertising, Olympus; Roberto Velazquez, account manager, Wahlstrom; Irv Weiler, manager-audio marketing, Olympus; Susan Hughes, manager-sales administration, Olympus; Ed Schneck, exec VP, Wahlstrom; and Frank Barton, president, Wahlstrom.
Washington: Ralston Purina Co. offered free fitness screenings for dogs at the Reflecting Pool on behalf of its Fit & Trim brand and in conjunction with the Washington Humane Society. Helping out were (from l.) Scott Farrell, senior VP, Cohn & Wolfe agency; Tera Miller, assistant manager-marketing public relations, RP; Kerry Lyman, manager-marketing communications, RP; Ron Kelly, general manager, C&W; Kathleen Gallagher, account exec, C&W; and Andrea Van Ness, promotion manager-Check Mark, RP.
La Costa, Calif.: Tom Conway (l.), senior VP-director of retail marketing, Television Bureau of Advertising; Mary Kizer and Jim Kizer, general manager, WSTM-TV, Syracuse, N.Y.; and Sue Sprunk (r.), VP-marketing and advertising, Hill's Department Store, take time out during TVB's television retail advisory committee meeting here.