Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Webby Cocktails

Hi Folks, Just a quickie to say we've got pics from the Webby's cocktail party for new and old judges in the Great Room at the Union Square W on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007. My Photos and theirs, which could be retitled ''Recognition Media's Neil Vogel and Friends.

It was sponsored by dotmobi for the new mobile category and there was plenty of witty banter to go around (as well as tasty hors d'oeuvres). I enjoyed talking with dotmobi's CEO Neil Edwards, marketing & bizdev VP Alexa Raad and director of PR & communications Vance Hedderel and learning about their future plans.

BrandBuzz's creative director Hillary Evans and associate director of Interactive Gwynne Gauntlett and I chatted about changes at Young & Rubicam's interactive division and I learned that apparently 10-year old gossip still exists there! Gucci's Desirée Persson and Niels Meersshaert were quickly learning the who's who (and who were the judges in their category). BusinessWeek's Spencer Ante told me about his upcoming book and the Webby's David-Michel Davies made sure to work the room while Recognition Media's Neil Vogel worked it with his usual posse of lanky beauties on either side. Stay tuned for more webby news!

BTW, if you want to get any prints of the photos--Fotki.com offers such an incredibly low price and the easiest ordering system I've seen for this service! Just $.09 a photo!