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NEW YORK: Direct Marketing Day in New York Inc. presented its Direct Marketer of the Year award to Martha Rogers (2nd r.) and Don Peppers (r.), founders of Marketing 1 to 1, at the group's 33rd annual marketing conference at the New York Hilton. Wishing the winners well are: Thomas J. Turner, president, Turner Direct, and DMDNY board member; and Wendy Riches, last week named president, global direct marketing and e-commerce (see item, Page 32), Hasbro, and general chairwoman of the conference.

NEW YORK: Civilization Editorial Director Nelson Aldrich (2nd l.) opened his home for a reception in honor of cartoonist Jules Feiffer (2nd r.), who guest-edited an issue of the magazine. The two are flanked by Quentin Walz, publisher, Civilization; and W. Randall Jones, CEO at Civilization parent Capital Publishing.

WASHINGTON: Vice President Al Gore (r.) recently swore in Kay Koplovitz as chairwoman of the National Women's Business Council, which advises an arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues that relate to establishing women's businesses. Ms. Koplovitz's husband, Bill Koplovitz, held a Bible for the ceremony.

NEW YORK: Conde Nast Publications and Visa USA co-hosted an evening at Tuscan Square. Among those attending were (l. to r.): Ron Galotti, VP-publisher Vogue; Richard Beckman, VP-publisher, GQ; Richard Cohen, president-CEO, Ermenegildo Zegna USA; and Rob Robins, exec VP-market development and acceptance, Visa.

NEW YORK: Advertising Women of New York met at the New York Hilton to hear an address by Andrea Alstrup (3rd r.), VP-corporate advertising, Johnson & Johnson. Also attending were (l. to r.): Liz Schroeder, promotion director, DM News; Celia Currin, director-marketing services, The Wall Street Journal; Jill Manee, associate publisher and advertising director, Ad Age Group; John Heins, president-CEO, Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing; Pat Mitchell, VP-creative services, Advertising Council; and Clarence Smith, president, Essence Communications.

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