Nominations are due for the Women's Advertising Club of Chicago's 1998 Advertising Woman of the Year award. For info, call Mary Ann McCarthy at (312) 640-0061.
Marketing consultant Al Ries presents a talk based on his book Focus: The Future of Your Company Depends on It to the Advertising Federation of Minnesota. The event is at the Minneapolis Hilton & Towers, beginning at 11:30 a.m. For info, call (612) 339-5470.
The Chicago Financial Advertisers present "One-to-One Marketing Magic." The event is at The Como Inn, beginning at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, call Michelle Weiss at (312) 321-2310.
The 44th Annual Chicago Direct Marketing Days, sponsored by the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing, is at the Sheraton Chicago Cityfront Center. Bob Woodward of The Washington Post is the luncheon speaker on Feb. 24. For info, call (312) 670-2236.
The Broadcast Advertising Club presents film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert and its annual Academy Awards Sweepstakes. The event is at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, beginning at 11:30 a.m. For info, call (312) 645-0083.