NEW YORK: Cosmopolitan held it fourth annual Fun Fearless Female luncheon at the Plaza Hotel. Attendees included (from l.): Frank Bennack Jr., president-CEO, Hearst Corp.; Donna Kalajian Lagani, publishing director, Cosmopolitan Group; and Andrea Alstrup, VP-corporate advertising, Johnson & Johnson.
NEW YORK: The Direct Marketing Association hosted 2000 Circulation Day at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, inducting Brian Kurtz, (c.), VP-marketing, Boardroom, into its circulation hall of fame. Flanking Mr. Kurtz are Robert Gursha (l.), chairman, DMA's circulation council; and Michael Faulkner, senior VP-councils and affiliates.
NEW YORK: Kang & Lee Advertising hosted an Asian Lunar New Year party at Club MK, complete with traditional lion dancers. Welcoming in the year of the dragon, which began Feb. 5, are (from l.): Eliot Kang, president-CEO, Kang & Lee; Paula McNally; Howard McNally, president, AT&T Consumer Services; Alberta Stringham; and Peter Stringham, chairman, Y&R Advertising North America. Kang & Lee is a division of Y&R Advertising parent Young & Rubicam.
LA QUINTA, CALIF.: The Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute held its annual night of honors at the La Quinta Club & Resort. Here Popai executives flank industry hall of fame inductees and a special award recipient (from l.): Dick Blatt, president of Popai; Gene Bokor, founder of Merchandising Display Corp.; Gerry Conway, founder of Fasteners for Retail; Walter Roosli, president, Rapid Displays West; Al Bru, president-CEO, Frito-Lay North America, the recipient of the Chief Award for Merchandising Excellence; and Jim Cavaluzzi, president, Trans World Marketing, and chairman of Popai.
NEW YORK: The New York Festivals' 1999 AME International Awards for advertising-marketing effectiveness were presented at the Hilton Hotel & Towers. Among the award winners: IBM Corp. and agency Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, which won a best of show award for their e-business solutions campaign. (From l.): Frank DeVito, partner, DeVito Fitterman, and past chairman of the New York Festivals; Deirdre Bigley, program manager-e-business, Roy Schecter, producer-brand advertising, TV, Marilyn Merserau, VP-worldwide brand advertising, and Anne Bohly, program manager-e-culture, all of IBM Corp.; Bill Jeffway, senior partner-worldwide account director, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; and Gerald M. Goldberg, president, New York Festivals.