NEW YORK: Not taking the holiday party scene too seriously were the two partners in Agency.com. Kyle Shannon, chief creative officer (in antennae), and Chan Suh, CEO, hosted an evening's fun at Tribeca Sutdios.
NEW YORK: American Express Publishing Corp. and Barbara Smith (c.) threw a launch party for their joint publishing venture, B. Smith Style, a newsstand single issue due out in the fall. Flanking Ms. Smith and offering congratulations are musician Isaac Hayes (l.) and Tony Morgano, CEO-general manager, AmEx Publishing.
NEW YORK: Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion held a reception before the holidays at the offices of Grey Advertising to sample recipes from the every-other-monthly. Among those attending (l. to r.): Kim Rollins, sales rep, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion; and Lisa Kaplan, agency of record director, and Bob Giacomini, senior VP-media director, both of Grey Advertising.
CHICAGO: Chicago Interactive Marketing Association chose the Chicago Historical Society for its holiday party late last month. Some of the association's board members paused for a photo on the staircase in the building's main hall, including (front row, from l.): Cathy Boyle, VP-sales, Magnitude Network; Deb Kuykendall, VP-ad sales, Talk City; Dawn White, marketing manager, Revere Group; Erin Ross, Midwest account manager, Doubleclick; Stacey Dalen, VP-interactive sales, Chicago Sun-Times; (2nd row, from l.): Bradley Zall, director of business development, Organic Online; Curt Galusha, director of sales and marketing, Taproot Interactive; Rachel Jarvis of Spacetime; Gina Fratarcangeli, senior Midwest account manager, PointCast; (at rear) Dave Marsey, account manager, IXL Communications.
NEW YORK: Golf & Travel recently served as host for a golf tournament with a twist: a game of miniature golf for advertisers at Hackers, Hitters & Hoops. Lining up, clubs in hand, for the photographer were (l. to r.) Cindi Crain, editor, and Henry Robinson, publisher, G&T; Judy Donovan, national sales manager, Fritz Wanans, VP-general manager, and Mina Zolfagheri, director of product development, all of Liz Claiborne; and Elliot Weiner, New York sales