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NEW YORK: Television Bureau of Advertising hosted its fifth annual Research Conference at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center to discuss developments in TV research and station branding. Pictured at the meeting are (l. to r.): Gary Corbitt, research director, Post-Newsweek Stations, and chairman of TVB's Research Task Force; Jim Spaeth, president, Advertising Research Foundation; John Wolfe, senior VP-public affairs, American Association of Advertising Agencies; and Ave Butensky, president, TVB.

NEW YORK: "Driving the brand" was the theme behind a symposium hosted by Strategy & Business at the Harley-Davidson Cafe. Those attending included (l. to r.): Mark O'Neil, director of marketing and promotions, Harley-Davidson Motor Co.; Sam Hill, vice chairman-worldwide strategic planning and business development, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles: Joel Kurtzman, editor in chief, Strategy & Business; and Stephen A. Greyser, professor, Harvard Business School.

NEW YORK: Marketing strategies for the motion picture industry were under discussion at the Advertising Club of New York's luncheon at the Marriott Marquis recently. Panelists included (l. to r.): Scott Woodward, VP, Calvin Klein Marketing; Joanne Davis, exec VP, Bozell and president of the adclub; Karen Sortito, exec VP, MGM/UA Worldwide Promotions; Mark Gill, president-marketing, Miramax Films; and Steve Aaron, publisher, Premiere.

NEW YORK: Meredith Corp.'s Country Home hosted a party to introduce new editorial personnel to advertisers at Tuscan Square. Meeting the public were (l. to r.): Jean Norman, executive editor; Carol Sheehan, editor in chief; and Joseph Lagani, publishing director, all of Country Home; with Judy Sullivan, associate media director, TBWA Chiat/Day.

NEW YORK: The Lady Windridge toured media folk around New York harbor recently, courtesy of Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution. Passengers included (l. to r.): Cliff Brown, director-sales planning and business development/media sales, Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution; Larry Grossberg, senior partner-media director, J. Walter Thompson USA; Cathy Wilcher, director of media, Warner-Lambert Co.; and Julie Kantrowitz, senior VP-media sales, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

LOS ANGELES: Food Network's "Two Fat Ladies," Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson, were guests of honor at a luncheon the cable TV network hosted for advertisers at Spago. Enjoying the network's hospitality were (seated, l. to r.): Theresa Spalding and Lynn Bolton, both local sales managers, and Beth Gal, account exec, all of Adlink; and Rebecca Stair, media supervisor, Grey Advertising. (Standing, l. to r.): Brian Coolidge, junior account exec, and John Bathdassarian, senior regional manager, both of Food Network; Ms. Paterson;

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