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LAGUNA NIGEL, CALIF.: New officers of the Association of National Advertisers gathered here last week for the group's annual meeting included (l. to r.): Jim Garrity, First Union National Bank, chairman of ANA; Steve Kroft of CBS' "60 Minutes" and a panel moderator at ANA; Ron Cox, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., outgoing chairman of ANA; and John Sarsen, ANA president-CEO.

Rondi (l.) and Ron Cox (c.) of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. talked with James Ebron of Black Entertainment Network, which sponsored the black-tie dinner and provided the Spinners as entertainment.

CBS' Steve Kroft (l.) moderated a panel at ANA that included (2nd l. to r.): Steven Schmidt, AC Nielsen Corp.; John Graham, Fleishman-Hillard; Jim Mack, Frankel & Co.; and Mark Levine, Wunderman Cato Johnson.

Scott Bedbury, senior VP-marketing of Starbucks Coffee Co., led one of the best-attended break-out sessions on managing brands in the 21st century.

Microsoft Corp.'s Exec VP-Chief Operating Officer Robert Herbold told attendees "I honestly believe [the Internet] is headed to be the next mass medium."

Some of the Casie awards given at the ANA meeting went to (top photo) Steven Yee, Sony Online Ventures, and Zoe Adlersberg, Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, for best interactive ad campaign for gaming Web site The [email protected]; and (photo at left) Peggy Kelly, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and Seth Goldstein, CKS

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