Let’s do a lot of quick catching up this Monday morning. Swig that latte, put your track shoes on and let’s cover some ground right quick:
STELLA MIN is the new Sr. Director of Creative at Court TV, promoted from Sr. Design Director. HARRY SWARTZ-TURFLE was upped to Sr. Producer from Producer at the online Court site. Others with promotions include BRAD DUNN, who is now managing editor from deputy managing editor. No longer a deputy, I wonder if he keeps his badge…
Former COO of Broadway Video Entertainment BRIAN OFFUTT is now Sr. VP of entertainment products at Nick and Viacom.
Know about CONCRETE PICTURES? They do some amazing work out of their Philly suburb offices (as well as their NY and LA ones, too). You’ve seen their work on The Food Network, Discovery, CBS Sports…long list. They’ve got LAURA GILLESPIE doing producing now, as well as former Trib Philly WHPL guy MIKE YOON who is now Art Director.
DANIEL BRAGG is now VP of Creative at Discovery’s many channels, giving up his own biz Bragg Creative, whose clients included FX, Scripps and, well here’s a surprise, Discovery.
JOE GESUE is Editorial Director of NBC Sports Olympics and NBCSports.com. Yep, he’ll be sure all the good stuff about the upcoming Beijing games is exciting and correctly done.
Another addition to the HUMBUG LIST. You remember – those stores that are airing TV commercials pushing holiday spending, airing NOW. It is, according to my iCalendar, quite some time until Santa shinnies down the chimney. Joining BEST BUY is WALMART. They are pushing their toy department with the kind of franticness an ice sculptor salesman does on a hot July day. So far, the online stores have been in keeping with the early November time frame.
Thought to hold in mind and ponder: “I don’t know if there are men on the moon, but if there are, they must using the earth as their lunatic asylum” ~ George Bernard Shaw