PHOENIX: American Express Publishing Corp. hosted a summit on luxury marketing at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. Among those attending (from l.): Peter Bates, president, Strategic Vision; Bill Smith, president, Silversea Cruises; Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, VP-sales and marketing, Travel & Leisure; Joe Watters, president-CEO, Crystal Cruises; and Dan Brewster, president-CEO, American Express Publishing.
SAN FRANCISCO: The Outdoor Advertising Association of America held the opening reception of its national convention at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Among the attendees (from l.): Bill Levine, chairman, and Arte Moreno, president-CEO, both of Outdoor Systems; and Eric Solomon, senior VP-director of national sales, TDI.
SOUTHFIELD, MICH.: Jerry Della Femina (c.), chairman-CEO, Della Femina/Jeary & Partners, was the featured speaker at the November meeting of the Adcraft Club of Detroit at Southfield Manor. He was joined on the dais by Peggy Daitch, VP-corporate sales and marketing, Conde Nast Publications, and president of the Adcraft Club, and Hugh Broder, exec VP-director of broadcast production, BBDO.
DALLAS: The Radio Advertising Bureau kicked off its directors meeting with Advertiser Day, which featured a series of panels and speakers from the marketer and agency communities. One panel-"Major brew, local niche"-was made up of (from l.): Brandon Sanchez, senior marketing manager, Anheuser-Busch; Mary Terry, director of marketing, Miller Brewing, Dallas; Joseph Polichino, partner and director of marketing, Coors Brewing Co.; Mary Bennett, senior VP-national marketing, RAB; and John Quigley, senior manager-field media services, Busch Media Group.
CHICAGO: American Business Press organized its recent Top Management Meeting at the Hotel Intercontinental, drawing attendees including (from l.): Thomas Kemp, CEO, Penton Media; Gordon Hughes, president, ABP; Peter Sealey, executive consultant, Los Altos Group; Marshall Freeman, chairman, Miller Freeman, and chairman of ABP; and Marianne Howatson, senior managing director, Screaming Media.