San Francisco, where chocolate and sourdough are considered their own food group, is without doubt one of America’s best cities. And the ABC O&O out there, KGO, has enticed one of SF’s native sons back home by hiring him to do Topicals. WES RODDA has returned after working in San Luis Obispo (not a shabby place to live either, just south on the beautiful Pacific Coast). He grew up watching KGO, as did his new boss, MISSY CRAWFORD, who is also a native of SF. Well Dunne!
Take that “help wanted” ad for a Creative Services Director and Programming honcho for Belo’s NBC affil in Portland, O and crumple it up…now throw it in the direction of your recycle bin. BRENDA BURATTI has decided to stay put.
The Atlanta office of Avenue A | Razorfish named PAT ISOM as a vice president and client partner. He comes over from Arc Worldwide, a division of Leo Burnett, and he’s giving up his SrVP, Account Director title there.
Before we talk about Turner Broadcasting System’s JIM ANDERSON, here’s a trivia question for you TV buffs. What extremely popular TV show from way back when they shot them in black and white has as their main character an insurance salesman named Jim Anderson? Clock ticking…let me know if you know. So back to the 2007 Jim, who’s gotten a bump up to SVP of Public Relations. He’s in the cartoon area of things. His boss is SHIRLEY POWELL, SVP/Corporate Communications.
Remember those cool A&E Sopranos spots that I raved on about last week? The “Don’t Stop” spots? Seems the major league Creatives at World Wide Wadio are the brains behind the campaign, which started as a radio campaign and grew to include on-air as well. So, in no particular order, Well Dunne! goes out to PAUL FEY of WWW who wrote the spot, LAURENT JOUVIN the sound designer from WWW, A&E’s GUY SLATTERY, SVP Mktg; LORI PETERZELL, VP Consumer Mktg; MEGHAN KIRSCH, Director Consumer Mktg; and to KENDRA CAMPBELL-MILBURN, Manager Consumer Mktg. A special shout out to STEVE JACOBSON for filling me in. Love it kids…keep it up!
Think about this: “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” ~Twyla Tharp