CHICAGO: Intersport Television hosted a reception during the taping of its March Madness programming. Enjoying the festivities (from l.): Mike Adamle, VP-sales, Intersport; Brett Fuller, manager-sponsorships, Sprint PCS; Lee Johnson, program manager, Sprint Corp.; and Guy Rudloff, senior account director, CBS SportsLine.
ST. LOUIS: At the 1999 Advertising Club of Greater St. Louis' Addy Awards, agency Rodgers-Townsend came home the big winner, with a record take of 57 Addys and four special awards. Basking in the afterglow are (from l.): Tom Townsend, partner, Rodgers-Townsend; Bob Wallace, senior VP-administration at agency client St. Louis Rams; Tim Rodgers, partner, Rodgers-Townsend; and Phil Thomas, VP-marketing for the Rams.
NEW YORK: Judges for the Outdoor Advertising Association of America's 2000 Obie Awards took a break from deliberations recently in the Paramount Hotel's playroom (seated, from l.): Rick Colby, president-executive creative director, Colby Effler & Partners; Diane Cimine, exec VP-marketing, OAAA; Charlie Robb, partner and creative director, Smith & Robb Advertising; David Bernstein, managing partner, Kelland Communication Management; (back row) Rob Richards, senior VP-creative director, Eller Media Co.; David Yacullo, president-CEO, Outdoor Services; Sheila Hayes, communications director, OAAA; Rick Robinson, national creative director, Infinity Outdoor; Michael Grieco, exec VP-group creative director, N.W. Ayer & Partners.
NEW YORK: Offspring Magazine got off to a good start with a launch fete tossed by parents Hearst Magazines and Dow Jones & Co., at Circo Restaurant. Lifting a glass to the newcomer (from l.): Bob Fritze, associate publisher at Offspring Magazine sibling SmartMoney; Nick Utton, chief marketing officer, MasterCard International; and Christopher Lambiase, senior VP-publishing director, SmartMoney, and publisher of Offspring.
LOS ANGELES: People, General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac and the Entertainment Industry Foundation teamed to sponsor a gala March 12 following the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Among the party-goers (from l.): actress Whoopi Goldberg; Nora McAniff, president, People; Karen Yu, assistant regional divisional marketing manager, Cadillac; and Lisa Paulsen, president-CEO, EIF.