SEEKING TRUTH The New York American Marketing Association will host “The Truth About Trust: Finding Your Own Truth in Your Own World,” during which the findings of Foot, Cone & Belding’s study of the same name will be discussed. Janet Pines, executive vice president, director of strategy and insights at FCB Worldwide, will present. Top of the Week, Newsweek, 251 W. 57th St. in New York. Dec. 11. For more info or to register, visit

BENEFIT GALA NAMIC, formerly known as the National Association of Minorities in Communications, will hold its Ninth Annual Holiday Benefit Gala, “New York Renaissance: A Night to Remember” at The Pierre hotel in New York. Dec. 11. The event benefits the Digital Bridge Alliance and The Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Institute. For info or to register, call (212) 969-8622.

BEST SPOTS DEADLINE Adweek’s Best Spots is accepting submissions for the best U.S. TV commercials of 2002. The winners, selected by Adweek editors, will be announced on Jan. 27. The deadline for entries is Dec. 27. For complete details on entry requirements, visit