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Cancun, Mexico: Dallas-based Ward Communications' staff celebrated the company's 10th anniversary with a retreat in Cancun that included beach Olympics competition. Presenting their cheerleader routine are (from l.) staffers Carrie Barsodi, Alisha Finger and Brenda Bateman.

New York: Model Talisa Soto, featured in Sports Illustrated's new swimsuit issue, poses at an SI party saluting the issue with Mel Stevens (l.), advertising director, Arrow Fasteners, and Larry Griswold, SI account manager.

New York: Rolling Stone held a party in connection with its sponsorship of the New York Men's Designer Collection Shows. Among the women on hand to view the threads were (from l.) Sally Morningstar, fashion manager for Rolling Stone; Pat Durkin, VP-director of marketing, Tommy Hilfiger; and Dana Fields, group publisher, Wenner Media.

New York: Posed below National Review's display in Grand Central Station-featuring founder William F. Buckley Jr.-are (from l.) Jack Fowler, associate publisher; Don Burkett, director of marketing and advertising sales; Ed Capano, publisher; and Bob Cox, president of the Cox Group, NR's agency.

Squaw Valley, Calif.: Don Glenn, merchandising manager, Jeep/Eagle, poses with World Cup Champion skier Julie Parisien during evening festivities at the Jeep/Eagle Tournament of Champions competition.

San Francisco: John Bourquin (l.) of Bert-Co Graphics, winner of the Best of Show Award at the San Francisco Advertising Club's Point-of-Purchase show, poses with (from 2nd l.) adclub President Chris Wilhelm of McCann-Erickson; Tom Clark of Bemiss-Jason, POP committee chair; Vena Tambellini of Lithomania, committee vice chair; and Tag Awai of ACI Display, recipient of the Dick Scott Award for contributions to the industry.

New York: Lisa Badeau (l.) director of account services, Cosmopulos Crowley Daly, represented the agency in accepting the Platinum award from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International for a direct mail campaign for the Boston Convention Complex. With her are (from 2nd l.) Richard Keating, director of sales and marketing, Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers, part of the complex; awards emcee Willard Scott of NBC's "Today" show; and Chris Pappas, marketing communications manager, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

Chicago: Gathered at the Television Bureau of Advertising's exhibit at the Retail Advertising Conference were (from l.) Joseph Rivers, VP-sales promotion, Frederick Atkins Inc.; Brenda Seidner, director-retail marketing research, TVB; Boots Walker, general manager, WXII-TV; and Steve Langford, general sales manager, WAVE-TV.

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