It wasn't an agency principal, creative director or even an account executive. Instead, the Advertising Club of Greater Boston last week gave one of two "Tin Cup" awards to Mark Young, a partner in the law firm Peabody & Arnold.
Okay, so it also recognized Arnold Communications' Pam Hamlin with the same prize, given each year to a person or persons of whom "We asked a lot. You gave more."
Young was singled out at the Ad Club's annual trustees reception for his involvement in the group's government relations committee and for conducting a well-attended workshop on "The Y2K Millennium Bug." His firm also underwrote a sold-out breakfast on mergers and acquisitions that brought a rare joint appearance of Boston's titans of advertising-- Jack Connors and Ed Eskandarian.
Hamlin, a group account director, was cited for her role as chair of the continuing education committee.
Also recognized was "Teacher of the Year." That distinction, first given in 1996, was awarded to Robert Brown, vice president of sales for Merrill/Daniels (formerly Daniels Printing) who for 15 years has taught a course on print production. --Judy Warner