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New York Sports Illustrated and Pontiac team up for a joint 40th anniversary celebration at the Pontiac GTO Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue Launch Party . (From l.) Mark-Hans Richer, advertising director, Pontiac; Dave Morris, publisher, Sports Illustrated; Chery Tiegs, model; Bob Kraut, marketing director, Pontiac GTO.

New York George Foreman is on hand with Casual Male Retail Group and Avrett Free & Ginsberg to shoot ads for the George Foreman Comfort Zone Collection. (From l.) Jamie Korsen, chief marketing officer, Avrett Free & Ginsberg; Betsy Mansfield, creative director, Avrett Free & Ginsberg; Joe Petruccio, executive creative director, Avrett Free & Ginsburg; Mary Luttrell, director-advertising, Casual Male; Ric Della Bernarda, senior VP-marketing, Casual Male; Nancy Brogan, creative director, Casual Male; George Foreman; Zoe Sokolovsky, production manager, Casual Male; Frank Ginsberg, chairman-CEO and chief creative officer, Avrett Free & Ginsberg.

Detroit Actor and comedian Bill Cosby speaks with Ford Motor Co. Vice Chairman Allan Gilmour during the Ford Freedom Awards Gala. Mr. Cosby was named the 2004 Ford Freedom Award Scholar.

Orlando, Fla. American Association of Advertising Agencies holds the opening reception at its 2004 Media Conference and Trade Show . (From l.) O. Burtch Drake, president-CEO, Four A's; Renetta McCann, CEO, Starcom North America; Colin Quinn, host, Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd"; Bob Liodice, president-CEO, Association of National Advertisers; Sean Cunningham, president-CEO, Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau.

New York The American Advertising Federation hosts a reception for its Most Promising Minority Students program. (From l.) Heide Gardner, director of diversity, Interpublic Group of Cos.; Wally Snyder, president-CEO, AAF; David Bell, chairman-CEO, Interpublic; Carla Michelotti, AAF chair of the board and exec VP-general counsel, Leo Burnett Worldwide.

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