Calendar Of Events

The Audies Entry deadline for Audiobook of the Year entries: Dec. 15

Sponsored by The Audiobook Foundation, the awards competition, which recognizes excellence in audio publishing, takes place June 3, 2005 at Tavern on the Green in New York. For general info, call Shawn Taylor Zelman at (703) 556-7172; for sponsorship info, call Lesa Faris at (703) 556-7172; for further info or to download an entry form, visit

THE WIN AWARDS New York, January

Presented by the Women’s Image Network, the event honors the best advertising created or directed by women or with empowering messages for women. For info or to register, contact Joy Tuttle at (310) 229-5365 or; for further info, visit

Gracie Allen Awards Entry deadline: Jan. 3

The event is presented by American Women in Radio and Television on June 20-21 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. To enter, visit For further info, contact Amy Lotz at (703) 506-3290 or

The OBIE Awards Entry deadline: Jan. 14

The event, presented by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, honors the best creative outdoor work from the past year. The Obie Awards take place May 24, on the closing night of the OAAA National Convention and Trade Show, at the Hilton Chicago. To enter, visit; for further info, visit


Themed, “Harnessing the Power of Movies, Television, Music, Sports and Games,” the event is hosted by Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Amusement Business, Sporting Goods Business and Nielsen Media Research, in association with the Entertainment and Media Management Institute at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Takes place at The Regent Beverly Wilshire. For info, call (646) 654-5169 or visit


The International TV, Cinema & Radio Advertising Awards (taking place Jan. 27 at the Hudson Theatre Times Square) and the International Television Programming & Promotion Awards (taking place Jan. 28 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel and the Hudson Theatre Times Square) are presented by New York Festivals. For info, call (212) 643-4800, e-mail or visit

Blockbuster Marketing to U.S. Hispanics & Latin America Miami Beach, Fla., Jan. 24-27

Presented by the Strategic Research Institute at the Wyndham Miami Beach Resort. For info, call (888) 666-8514, e-mail or visit

AME Awards

The event, which honors advertising and marketing effectiveness, is presented by the International Awards Group at the Hudson Theatre Times Square. For info or to enter, call (212) 643-4800, e-mail or visit

The Kellogg Marketing Conference 2005 Evanston, Ill., Jan. 28-29

Themed, “Taking Action—Seizing Results,” the event, presented by the Kellogg School of Management’s Marketing Club, takes place at the Donald P. Jacobs Center. For info or to register, contact Steven Hammer at (847) 644-0947 or shammer2005@kellogg., or visit marketingconference/. The Kellogg School of Management is part of Northwestern University.

VCU Adcenter Fundraiser New York, Feb. 10

Titled, “AdChemistry,” the event takes place at Gotham Hall. For info or to register, call Joanna Colangelo at (212) 533-8080, ext. 210, or visit


Presented by American Women in Radio and Television at the Key Bridge Marriott. For info or to register, call (703) 506-3290 or visit

4A’s Media Conference & Trade Show New Orleans, March 2-4

Themed, “Broadening the Communications Mix,” the event, presented by the American Association of Advertising Agencies and co-marketed by the Association of National Advertisers, takes place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. For info or to register, visit; for further info, call (212) 850-0850. For info about the trade show or sponsorship opportunities, contact Michelle Montalto at (212) 850-0731 or

PMA ANNUAL Conference Chicago, March 2-4

Titled, “Branding 360—Building Brands Through Strategic Partnerships,” the event, presented by the Promotion Marketing Association, takes place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The Reggie Award Presentation and Gala takes place March 3. For info or to register, visit; for further info, call (212) 420-1100.

The 2005 DMA International ECHO Awards Early bird entry deadline: March 31

Presented by the Direct Marketing Association, the event takes place at the 2005 ECHO Awards Ceremony, at a date to be determined, during the DMA’s 88th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta on Oct. 15-19. To enter, visit; for further info, call (212) 768-7277.

ARF Annual Convention & Trade Show New York, April 17-19

Titled, “re:think! 2005,” the event is presented by The Advertising Research Foundation at the Embassy Suites Hotel. For info, call Kelly McSorley at (212) 751-5656, ext. 217, or visit