Art Directors…do they ever get enough respect? They do at WSOC, the Cox ABC affil in Charlotte. Just before the May book commenced, Creative Director SALLY GANZ was tasked with going High Def. Lucky for her, and she is the first to say so, she had DAVID KAMINSKY to help her out in the art part of it all. Mr. K came east from his slot at independent Cox station KICU in Oakland/San Francisco. Yep, he was Art Director there. Sally’s advice for those of you on the hi-def track- nail down your art guy first! Well Dunne David. Good job Sally!
This is kinda interesting. The new News Director at W*USA in DC is a former creative type. Yep, a gentleman who’s toiled in the trenches of the promotion and graphics world. Is that cool or what?! Now that he’s in the News Director seat, he’ll no doubt have a take on promotion that most of his peers lack, having ‘been there and done that’ himself. As a matter of fact, this guy used to be a General Manager, too. The man in question is MIKE WARD, who I’m told is very smart.
Speaking of DC, STEVE HOUK, who’s going to be working with Mike, has a new gig set for his band, Second Wind. And it’s NOT on a school night, so no excuses kids. Friday May 18 at the firehouse. Click here and you’ll have all the info you need.
Uber cool shop WONGDOODY has created a whole new slot for ROB OSLER – now director of brand strategy and research. He comes from being the head of Modus Branding out of Seattle. Yes, the Wongdoody office in Seattle is what we’re talking about, not the one in Culver City.
The LA fire near the Griffith Park Observatory and the Zoo was so big, you could see the flames while driving into Burbank from Pasadena. Wow…very freightening.
Think about this; “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ~ Helen Keller