WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF.: The Hollywood Stock Exchange welcomed guests to O2K, its second Academy Awards event, at the House of Blues. Arriving on the red carpet were (from l.): Todd Ferguson, merchandising manager, Toyota Motor Sales USA, and Scott Griest, management supervisor, lifestyle group, Saatchi & Saatchi.
NEW YORK: The Advertising Club of New York welcomed members to a panel discussion at the Altman Building entitled "Creatively Incorrect: How Diversity and Culture Impact Creativity," with panelists and adclub executives including (from l.): Stephen Block, director of marketing, AT&T Corp.; Atsuko Watanabe, VP-general manager, Admerasia; Federico Traeger, VP-executive creative director, Bravo Group; Andy Berlin, CEO, Berlin Cameron; Valerie Graves, exec VP-chief creative officer UniWorld Group; and Lisa Skriloff, president, Multicultural Marketing Resources.
NEW YORK: The Association of National Advertisers put on its Television Advertising Forum at the Plaza Hotel for marketer, agency and TV executives. Among the conferencegoers (from l.): David Marans, senior VP-media research director, J. Walter Thompson USA; John J. Sarsen Jr., ANA president-CEO; Kaki Hinton, senior director of advertising services, Warner-Lambert Co.; David Poltrack, exec VP-planning and research, CBS Television Network; and Bruce Thomas, VP-national advertising, AT&T Media Services.
SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS, CUBA: Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel hosted an educational trip to Cuba for its advertisers. Touring with the Newsweek Inc. publication outside Havana are (from l.): Maurice Kenbar, chairman, Skyy Spirits; Arthur Frommer, editor in chief, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel; Michelle Peluso, CEO, site59.com; Jacob Hill, publisher, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel; and Michael Loeb, president, Synapse Group.