Chicago: Tom Burrell, chairman of Burrell Communications Group, joins a group of staffers who presented a "show and tell" on their trip to Senegal and the Gambia, West Africa, accompanying the McDonald's client team and winners of an "Adventure to the Homeland" sweepstakes. From left: LaVicki Moss, Vickie Casanova, Donna Carter, Amy Hilliard-Jones and Anna Morris.
Akron, Ohio: Bob Knight (c.), basketball coach at Indiana University and speaker at the Car & Driver and Road & Track annual Akron tire industry dinner, also enjoyed a round of golf with Cy Hitchcock (l.), president, Hitchcock-Flemming & Associates, and William Jeanes, publisher, Hachette Filipacchi Automotive Group.
Richmond, Va.: Mickey & Minnie Mouse were guests at a luncheon hosted by Siddall Matus & Coughter for agency staffers' children. The agency helped launch Walt Disney Co.'s newest theme park project in Virginia. With the Mouses here are (from l.) Jan Crable, VP-media supervisor; Katie Potts, account coordinator; and Sibyl Plumly, media supervisor.
Miami: A party aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' new superliner, Fascination, celebrated Kathie Lee Gifford's 10th anniversary as ad spokeswoman for the line. From left: Micky Arison, chairman-CEO, Carnival Corp.; Bob Dickinson, president, Carnival Cruise Lines; Frank Gifford, ABC sportscaster; Ms. Gifford; Bill Drier, president, McFarland & Drier, Carnival's agency; and Giovanni Gallo, captain of the Fascination.
Mexico City: Celebrating the opening of Clarion de Mexico, first Latin American office of Greenwich, Conn.-based Clarion Marketing & Communications, were (from l.) John Hopper, group VP, Clarion Worldwide; German LeBatard, general manager, Noble/DMB&B Mexico; Ray Rizzo, CEO, Clarion Worldwide; Gustavo Blanquel, creative director, and Eric Lund, managing director, both of Clarion de Mexico. Clarion is a division of DMB&B.
Chicago: Leo Burnett Co. staffers at Appleblast, the annual agency outing at Navy Pier, were serenaded with the song "Leo, Leo" (to the tune of "Louie, Louie") rendered by (from l.) Robert Nolan, corporate vice chairman-director of creative services; Carla Michelotti, senior VP-associate general counsel; Kerry Rubie, group president-Europe/Middle East and Latin America; and Jim Thompson, exec VP-director of client services.