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LOS ANGELES: Members of the commercial production and advertising industries gathered at the Hollywood Palladium for the Association of Independent Commercials Producers/West holiday party. Enjoying the spirit of the season were (l. to r.): Frank Stiefel, president, Stiefel & Co.; Steve Levit, associate creative director, Team One Advertising; and Mr. Levit's fiancee, Edwina Monaghan.

NEW YORK: The "Saturday Night Live" studio was the venue for the recent Web Advertising Executive Summit, hosted by Microsoft Corp., NBC and MSNBC. Featured speakers at the industry event included (l. to r.): Peter Neupert, VP-news, sports and commentary, Microsoft; Tom Rogers, president, NBC Cable; Robert J. Herbold, exec VP-chief operating officer, Microsoft; and James Kinsella, general manager, and Merrill Brown, editor in chief, both of MSNBC on the Internet.

NEW YORK: The Wall Street Journal hosted a holiday party at parent Dow Jones' executive offices for financial advertisers. Attendees included (l. to r.): Peg Gordon, advertising manager, Chase Manhattan Bank; Paul Atkinson, VP-advertising, WSJ; Aubrey Hawes, senior VP-advertising, Chase Manhattan; and Robert Paradise, publisher, Barron's.

NEW YORK: George J. Green (2nd. l.), president, Hearst Magazines International, will receive the Henry Johnson Fisher Award for lifetime achievement in magazine publishing at a black-tie dinner late this month. Congratulating Mr. Green recently were (l. to r.): Gilbert C. Maurer, exec VP-chief operating officer, Hearst Corp.; Helen Gurley Brown, editor in chief, Cosmopolitan international editions; and John Mack Carter, president, Hearst Magazines Enterprises.

NEW YORK: To inaugurate the launch of the Russian edition of Men's Health, Rodale Press hosted a party at the Russian Consulate. Toasting the success of the new publication are (l. to r.): Matthew Smith and Merle Sloss, president, Polo Ralph Lauren Footwear; and Jeff Morgan, worldwide publisher, and Steve Bruman, international fashion director, both of Men's Health.

NEW YORK: Advertising Women of New York honored winners of its Advertising Women of the Year Award at the New York Hilton. Attendees and honorees included (l. to r.): Ed Vick, chairman-CEO, Young & Rubicam; Linda Srere, president-CEO of Y&R Advertising's New York office; Sally Minard, partner, Lotas Minard Patton McIver; Ann Moore, president, People; Beth Gordon, U.S. media director, Y&R/WCJ Partnership, and president, Media Edge; Anne MacDonald, managing director of global branding and communication, Citibank; and Nora McAniff, president, People, and president of AWNY. Ms. Gordon, Ms. Moore and Ms. Srere each received awards as Adwomen of the Year.

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