DALLAS: Magazine Publishers of America sponsored Marketing Magazines: The Retail Conference, which was attended by more than 500 from the magazine publishing industry. At the conference were (l. to r.): Edward Lewis, chairman-CEO, Essence Communications; and Michael Pashby, senior VP-consumer marketing, and Donald Kummerfeld, president, both of the MPA.
DALLAS: Berry Brown hosted a party to celebrate the agency's 20 years in the advertising business. Hoisting a glass to the shop were (l. to r.): Jill Tonnick, senior account exec, Berry Brown; Ellen Taaffe, business team manager, Quaker Oats Co.; Bob Berry, chairman, Berry Brown; and Mary Fitzgerald, market manager-wholesome snacks, Quaker
DETROIT: Southern Progress Corp. hosted a series of luncheons to introduce the local marketing community to its new property, a revamped Weight Watchers Magazine. One lunch brought together (l. to r.): Kate Greer, editor, Weight Wa tchers; Marlene Choinski, partner-media director, and Tom Johnson, senior partner-group media director, both of J. Walter Thompson USA; and Jeff Ward, senior VP-publisher, Weight Watchers.
KEYSTONE RESORT, COLO.: Enjoying a small celebration after watching the MCI Downhill Relays Championships was this contingent from the ad business (l. to r.): Franklin Lowe, VP-sales, Golden Gate
Productions; Steven Soldano, exec VP-director of media services, Deutsch; and Bill Barrett, VP, SFM Media.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.: Katharine Graham, chairman of the executive committee of Washington Post Co., addressed members of the Los
Angeles ad community at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel recently. Attending the luncheon were (l. to r.): Bill Ganon, Western regional advertising director, Newsweek, a Post Co. magazine; Ms. Graham;
Diane Krouse, managing director, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles; and Omar Olson, Western regional manager, The Washington Post.