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NEW YORK: GQ Editor in Chief Art Cooper (l.) and VP-Publisher Tom Florio flank Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, at the Beacon Theatre, where the men's monthly recently presented its Men of the Year awards. Mr. Spielberg won in the category of best film director.

ANNAPOLIS, MD.: Cruising World celebrated 25 year of smooth sailing at an anniversary bash for advertisers during the Annapolis Boat Show. Shown (l. to r.) are Donald Brewster, president, Brewster Advertising; Scot West, general manager, Sunsail USA; and Sally Helme, publisher, Cruising World.

NEW YORK: BBDO Worldwide hosted a sports summit at the Hotel Meridien for clients to discuss the future of the sports business. Attendees included (l. to r.): Larry Novenstern, director of sports marketing sciences, BBDO; NBA Commissioner David Stern; and John Belfiore, New York media director, and Mike Drake, U.S. media director, both of BBDO.

NEW YORK: Madison Square Garden was the venue for People's 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert & Gala, "Carole King: Making Music With Friends." Enjoying the music were (from l.): Nora McAniff, president, People; and Jean Hoehn Zimmerman, senior VP-marketing and sales, Chanel.

NEW YORK: American Business Press named winners of its 1999 Creative Excellence in Business Advertising awards recently. Congratulating Cathy Ostlie (2nd r.), copywriter at Minneapolis' Martin/Williams, which won the 1999 Grand CEBA award for overall excellence were (l. to r.): Gordon Hughes, president, ABP; Nina DiSesa, chairman-chief creative officer, McCann-Erickson Worldwide, New York: Frank Ginsberg, CEO-creative director, Avrett, Free & Ginsberg; and Marshall

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