MPA Gives Out Kelly Awards

Leo Burnett Wins Grand Prize for Altoids Campaign

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NEW YORK ( -- The Magazine Publishers of America's 25th Kelly Awards honored magazine advertising for creativity and effectiveness. Above left: Presenter Chuck Porter, chairman, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, with Nina Link, president-CEO, MPA, and Jack Supple, chairman-managing partner, Carmichael Lynch, also a presenter. Above right: Leo Burnett won the $100,000 grand prize for its work for Altoids "Burn Through" campaign. Jeremy Smallwood, art director, Pam Mufson, copywriter, and Matt Miller, art director, hold up the award.

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NEW YORK ( -- Above left: At the 2006 Kelly Awards were Ellen Oppenheim, MPA's exec VP-chief marketing officer; Nick Klinkert, art director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty; Tom Kraemer, copywriter, Bartle Bogle Hegarty; and William Gelner, group creative director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty. Above right: 'Avenue' magazine held a reception to celebrate its June real estate issue. Dottie Herman, president-CEO, Prudential Douglas Elliman; Julie Dannenberg, 'Avenue' publisher; and Dolly Lenz, vice chairman-new development marketing and investment sales, Prudential Douglas Elliman.

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NEW YORK ( -- Celebrating 'Avenue' magazine's June real estate issue were (above left) Dennis Mangone, senior VP, Corcoran Group, and Lauren Muss, senior VP, Corcoran Group, as well as Laura Cordovano, managing director-new development marketing and investment sales, Prudential Douglas Elliman.

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NEW YORK ( Above left: At the W Hotel on June 14, 'Essence' magazine held 'Smart Beauty III: Speak to Me,' the third in its series of panel discussions. (Standing, from left) Stephanie George, president, 'Essence,' 'In Style,' 'Real Simple' and The Parenting Group; Michelle Ebanks, president, Essence Communications; Agnes Cammock, 'Essence' fashion director; Veronica Wilson, 'Essence' advertising director; Mikki Taylor, 'Essence' beauty director and cover editor; Angela Burt-Murray, 'Essence' editor in chief; and Cindy Schreibman, 'Essence' associate publisher-marketing. (Seated, from left) Steve Stoute, managing partner, Carol's Daughter; Cheryl G. Hudgins Williams, associate director-global communications, Proctor & Gamble Beauty; singer/actress Kelly Rowland; Iman, founder-CEO, Iman Cosmetics, Fragrances and Skincare; and Charles N. Jamison Jr., marketing consultant. | Photo: Colin Williams. Above left: Meanwhile, in Beijing, Meredith Corp. and SEEC Media Group Ltd. launched the first Chinese-language edition of 'Better Homes and Gardens' magazine. Guo Xin, assistant publisher and editor in chief, presents the China team.

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BEIJING, CHINA ( -- Above left: William T. Kerr, Meredith chairman-CEO, and Wang Boming, SEEC CEO, light the candles on a cake in a symbolic gesture of the partnership between Meredith and SEEC Media. Above right: A traditional Chinese dancer performs at the launch.

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