NASHVILLE: Delegates to the Marketing With Country Music conference, co-sponsored by the Country Music Association and Advertising Age, enjoyed a luncheon featuring performances by Kathy Mattea and Mark Chesnutt at the Wildhorse S aloon. Lined up after lunch are (l. to r.): Bruce Hinton, chairman, MCA Nashville; Bill Furlong, Midwest sales manager, Ad Age; Nikol Osborne, event marketing manager, Kraft Foods; Mr. Chesnutt; Ms. Mattea; Dirk Herrman, VP-brand m arketing, Fruit of the Loom; Shelia Shipley Biddy, senior VP-general manager, Decca Records; Ed Benson, executive director, CMA; Jeff Walker, president, Aristo Media; and Nick Ferrari, director of marketing and communications, Ad Age.
NEW YORK: Gathered to pick the winner of the recent Barron's sweepstakes contest were (l. to r.): Bob Paradise, publisher, Barron's, and VP, Dow Jones Magazine Group; Barry Hedge, president, Angotti, Thomas, Hedge; and Ed Erhardt, publisher, Advertising Age.
NEW YORK: John Kahan (l.), director-industries, services and product direct marketing, IBM Corp., joins Wendy Riches, chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Direct North America, and Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP Group, at the agency's 25th annive rsary celebration at CyberCafe.
NEW YORK: Sue Wisniewski (2nd r.), senior manager of media planning at Kraft Foods, spoke at a recent lunch meeting of Advertising Women of New York at the offices of USA Today. On hand for the presentation were (l. to r.): Tony Hoyt, se nior VP-publisher, National Enquirer/Star; Janet Smith, VP-advertising sales, USA Today; and Linda Urban, U.S. corporate advertising director, AT&T Corp., and president of AWNY.
NEW YORK: Good Housekeeping hosted a tour and luncheon in honor of Mother's Day at the Good Housekeep ing Institute, for media planners and their mothers. Enjoying the hospitality were (l. to r.): Mary Heil; Steve Heil, media supervisor, Y&R Advertising; and Susan Ferber and George Corrigan, both account managers at Good Housekeeping.
COLUMBIA, MD.: Arbitron Co. hosted an Advertiser Leadership Conference at its headquarters that brought together executives from advertisers and radio broadcasters, including (l. to r.): Howell Cohen, VP-marketing, Radio Advertisin g Bureau; George Wolfson, exec VP-operations, Viacom Broadcast Group; Judy Carlough, exec VP, RAB; and Pierre Bouvard, general manager, Arbitron Radio.
NEW YORK: Award winners at Crain's New York Business' All-Star luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria included (l. to r.): William Modell, chairman, Modell Sporting Goods; Alair Townsend, publisher, Crain's New York Business; Robert Boy le, executive director, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; Beverly Sills, chairman, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; and Douglas Durst, president,