NEW YORK: Advertising New York held a fund-raiser at Rockefeller Plaza that featured celebrity chefs. Slaving over a hot grill for charity are (l. to r.): Wally Snyder, president, American Advertising Foundation; Nora McAniff, publisher, People; Jeff Petersen, associate publisher, Architectural Digest, and president, Adclub of New York; Al Roker of NBC's "Today"; and Lori Spanos-Erdos, director of travel advertising, USA Today, and Ed Erhardt, VP-publisher, Ad Age Group, both co-chairs of Advertising New York.
NEW YORK: Advertising New York presented 1997 Good Egg awards to Pfizer, WPIX-TV and Lotas Minard Patton McIver at a luncheon at Gracie Mansion. Attending were (l. to r.): Linda B. Urben, corporate advertising director, AT&T Corp.; Judy Lotas, Karen McIver, Sally Minard and Joanna Patton, partners, Lotas Minard Patton McIver; Aubrey Hawes, VP-corporate communications, Chase Manhattan Bank; and Mary Lou Quinlan, president-CEO, N.W. Ayer & Partners.
NEW YORK: Saban Entertainment hosted a luncheon at Tavern on the Green to introduce advertisers to John McDonough (c.), the new Captain Kangaroo. Flanking the Captain are (l. to r.): Susan Frank, exec VP-marketing and promotion, Fox Kids Networks Worldwide, and Elie Dekel, exec VP-marketing and advertising, Saban.
NEW YORK: Reader's Digest celebrated its 75th anniversary with a cocktail reception for publishing and advertising executives at the New York Public Library. Celebrants included (l. to r.): James P. Schadt, chairman-CEO, RD; Martha Stewart; Christopher P. Willcox, editor in chief, RD; and conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
SAN FRANCISCO: P.O.V. magazine and Rums of Puerto Rico threw cocktail parties in three cities for the media, marketers and agency folk. In San Francisco, City Tavern was the venue. Attendees included (l. to r.): Jayson Goldberg, ad director, P.O.V.; Joel Barnard, copywriter, Megan Brueger, senior media planner, Aaron Stern, copywriter, Shana Huntington, account exec, and Caroline Sherman, account exec, all of Citron Haligman Bedecarre; and Matt Stegman, account exec,