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BIRMINGHAM, MICH.: Detroit-area advertisers and agency executives joined CNN for a Newsmaker luncheon at the Townsend Hotel recently. Luncheon attendees included (l. to r.): Sid Bedingfield, exec VP, CNN; Dave Coffey, supervisor-new media technologies, DaimlerChrysler's PentaCom unit; Gene Boivin, VP-regional sales manager, CNN's Detroit office; Susan Reihl Johnson, advertising manager, Ford Customer Service; and Lee Wilson, senior VP-director of Jeep planning, PentaCom.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF.: Time Inc.'s In Style sponsored the seventh annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars charity party last month at Pagani restaurant. Showing off their formal wear (l. to r.): Lou Cona, publisher, In Style; Elton John; and Mark Miller, VP, Jaguar Cars North America. A raffle to win a Jaguar was a feature of the party.

ROYAL OAK, MICH.: Cooking Light hosted a luncheon for advertisers and the media at BT's Mongolian Barbeque. The event's theme: 99 food trends for the new millennium. Among attendees (l. to r.): Chris Allen, publisher, Cooking Light; Melissa Huget, account exec, Bozell Worldwide; Anita Reaves, assistant analyst, and Beth Mach, media supervisor, both of GM MediaWorks; Danielle Leone, sales associate, Charla Breton Associates; and Doug Crichton, editor, Cooking Light.

NEW YORK: Magazine Publishers of America offered another in its Advertiser Forum series designed to bring senior advertisers and agency media executives together to talk to the media about brand strategies. The featured topic for the event, held at MPA's offices, was the long-running "Milk Mustache" campaign for the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. Among those attending the recent forum were (l. to r.): Christine Miller, exec VP-marketing, MPA; Peter Gardiner, media planning director, Bozell Worldwide, who presented the agency's strategy; and Ken Wallace, VP-group publisher, Prevention.

NEW ORLEANS: The Promotion Marketing Association of America honored Draft Worldwide and the U.S. Postal Service recently with a Gold Reggie Award for superior promotion of a product or service. Showing off their award following a presentation at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel are (l. to r.): Norman Cloher, manager-stamp services, Giovanna Athias, marketing specialist, Azeezaly Jaffer, executive director-stamp services, and Gary Stone, manager-stamp fulfillment

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