“Great. I get to follow Ellen DeGeneres,” John Dooner deadpanned upon being introduced by the emcee last Wednesday at the Ad Council’s 52nd Annual Public Service Award Dinner. When the 3,000 Waldorf-Astoria guests settled down, the McCann Worldgroup chairman and CEO saluted the evening’s honoree, American Express chairman/CEO Ken Chenault. Other ad bigs in attendance included Ogilvy & Mather’s Shelly Lazarus, Yahoo!’s Terry Semel, the Ad Council’s Peggy Conlon, who gave a moving speech about adoption, McCann Erickson’s Nina DiSesa, Lowe’s Andrew Langer and The Kaplan Thaler Group’s Linda Kaplan Thaler. … Arnold’s Boston HQ doubled as a film set recently, as writer/director Evan Meszaros used the offices for the opening scenes of his thriller Windcroft, in which the lead character is an ad executive. Meszaros says the offices were exactly what he envisioned in the storyboards he drew last year. President and COO Fran Kelly’s office had to be “sanitized” to make sure no sensitive materials would appear in the shots. … Sugartown Creative is partnering with Trudie Styler and her husband, Sting, on a line of organic foods called Il Palagio. The boutique, which is providing packaging and advertising for the items, will be paid based on how well the products sell. … Claudia Strauss and Jim Anstey of Lime Public Relations + Promotions, a unit of Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, guest starred on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart last Wednesday, as Lime helped the winning team design and promote a store to sell Tassimo coffee machines. … Celebrity portraiture collection Corbis Outline celebrated its 25th anniversary last Thursday with a private exhibition at the Milo Studio in Los Angeles. Spotted mingling with celeb photogs James White, Sebastian Copel and Kwaku Alston and admiring iconic images were Crew Creative Advertising’s Masha Kupets and Rob Lebow and Corbis Outline’s Jim Roehrig and Bill Hannigan.
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