Calendar Of Events

Brand-jacking and how to avoid it New York, Feb. 16

Enterprise IG hosts panelists who will discuss “brand-jacking”—when a third party hitches a ride on a brand’s fame, positioning and/or slogan and uses them for its own communications, special interest or competitive purposes—undermining the brand’s reputation. At The Columbia Club. For info, visit

AICP SHow—Call for Entries Deadline: Feb. 18

The entry period is open for the Association of Independent Commercial Producers’ 2005 AICP Show, “The Art & Technique of the American Television Commercial.” This is the 14th year of the AICP Show, which honors the craft of commercial filmmaking and the professionals whose collaborations contribute to the results. The deadline for entries is Feb. 18. Entry instructions are at This year’s AICP Show will be held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on June 14.


Presented by American Women in Radio and Television at the Key Bridge Marriott. For info or to register, call (703) 506-3290 or visit

4A’s Media Conference & Trade Show New Orleans, March 2-4

Themed, “Broadening the Communications Mix,” the event, presented by the American Association of Advertising Agencies and co-marketed by the Association of National Advertisers, takes place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. For info or to register, visit; for further info, call (212) 850-0850. For info about the trade show or sponsorship opportunities, contact Michelle Montalto at (212) 850-0731 or

PMA ANNUAL Conference Chicago, March 2-4

“Branding 360—Building Brands Through Strategic Partnerships,” presented by the Promotion Marketing Association, takes place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The Reggie Award Presentation and Gala takes place March 3. For info or to register, visit; for further info, call (212) 420-1100.

SNTA Syndication Day 2005

New York, March 10; Chicago, March 21; Beverly Hills, Calif., March 24

The Syndicated Network Television Association presents the SNTA Syndication Day, bringing together syndicators, advertisers, agency media planners and buyers in a series of group presentations. A special addition to each event is the new Planners Summit, designed for planners who are unable to spend a full day at the conference. For more information, contact Jordan Harris at or (212) 259-3746.

Advertising Hall of Fame New York, March 15

Presented by the American Advertising Federation at The Waldorf-Astoria. For info or to register, contact Lisa Rubin at (800) 999-2231 or, or visit

The 2005 DMA International ECHO Awards Early-bird entry deadline: March 31

Presented by the Direct Marketing Association, the event takes place at the 2005 ECHO Awards Ceremony, at a date to be determined, during the DMA’s 88th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta on Oct. 15-19. To enter, visit; for further info, call (212) 768-7277.

ARF Annual Convention & Trade Show New York, April 17-19

Titled, “re:think! 2005,” the event is presented by The Advertising Research Foundation at the Embassy Suites Hotel. For info, call Kelly McSorley at (212) 751-5656, ext. 217, or visit

New York Magazine Day New York, April 19

The Advertising Club of New York and the Magazine Publishers of America celebrate the 9th Annual New York Magazine Day at the Marriott Marquis. The keynote speaker for the luncheon will be John Costello, evp of merchandising and marketing at Home Depot. For more info, visit

The Andy Awards New York, April 28

The Advertising Club of New York honors the winners of the 2005 Andy Awards competition. Hosted by honorary chairman Alex Bogusky, executive creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, the event will include the announcement of the People’s Choice Award as well as the Andys top honor, the Grandy Award. For more information, visit

4A’s Management conference Southamption, Bermuda, May 4-6

Presented by the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the annual 4A’s Management Conference takes place at the Fairmont Southampton. For info or to register, visit; for further info, call (212) 850-0850.

46th annual international Clio festival Miami, May 21-24

The International Clio Awards, founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, is one of the world’s most recognized international advertising award competitions. This year’s event promises three days of programs, events and award shows at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami’s South Beach. For more information, call (800) WIN-CLIO or (312) 583-5300, or visit

The OBIE Awards

Chicago May 24

Presented by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, the Obie Awards honor the best creative outdoor work from the past year. The event will take place on the closing night of the OAAA National Convention and Trade Show at the Hilton Chicago. To enter, visit; for further info, e-mail Jessica Mullery at or visit