ƒ Dave Mona of Shandwick speaks on “Adding Punch and Substance to Your Presentation,” at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Advertising Federation of Minnesota. The event is at the Minneapolis Hilton & Towers, beginning at 8 a.m. For info, call (612) 339-5479.
ƒ “Customer Management: The New Rules of Marketing” is the topic for the fifth annual Seklemian/Newell Retail Database Marketing Conference. Keynote speakers are Ernest Speranza, senior vice president of advertising and marketing for Toys R Us, and Arthur Middleton Hughes, executive vice president of The Database Marketing Institute. The conference is at the Chicago Hilton & Towers. For info, call (619) 423-2050.
Detroit/MAY 18
ƒ The Fourth Annual Automotive Direct Marketing Day will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Mich. Speakers will include Regina Brady, vice president of interactive at Direct Media; Mary Kubitskey, manager of communications for General Motors’ GM Card Operations; and David Rooney, manager of media operations/customer relationship marketing at DaimlerChrysler. For info, call (248) 258-8803.