The Connecticut Valley chapter of the Public Relations Society of America holds the 1998 Mercury Awards, honoring excellence in public relations, communications and marketing. At the Town & Country Club in Hartford, Conn., from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Renee Beaudry at (860) 523-3238.
The Publicity Club of New England presents a panel discussion, "Demonstrating the Effectiveness of PR Programs." The panel includes Katharine Delahaye Paine of The Delahaye Group, Shirley Horn of Hewlett Packard/Medical Products Group and Judy Carlson of Carlson Communications Consulting Group. At Emerson College, 80 Boylston St., Boston, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Info: 617-867-0787
The New England Direct Marketing Association has made its final call for entries into the 1999 NEDMA Awards for Creative Excellence. Work completed between Oct. 1, 1997, and Sept. 30, 1998, qualifies for the show. Info: (781) 237-1366
Deadline: Dec. 31