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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Nov 7, 2007 by     Comments Off on Wednesday, November 7, 2007    Posted under: Bob St. Charles, Jennifer Kranz, Jennifer McGujigan, Jr. Jennifer Gnas, Keren Unrad, Phil Kraft, Stan Melton, Stephen Arnold Music, The Sportsmen's Channel, Tracy Martin, TVWeek, WEtv

Break out the sunglasses and chalk one up for love. PHIL KRAFT, who I discovered in the newsroom in Charlotte, is the new Sr. Writer Producer for Marketing at COX’s market-leading ABC affil WFTV in Orlando, FL. He’ll be leaving the fine folks at CBS’s KPIX in the Bay Area to make the move across country. The reason? Love. His wife TANYA has a fab new gig in the Sunshine state. She’s a traffic engineer, and the two relative newlyweds have been on opposite coasts for quite some time now. You can imagine the fun in that…not. SO, Mr. Phil pitched for the job and CSD BOB ST. CHARLES agreed it was a great fit. Phil has been promoing at ABC affil WJLA for CSD STAN MELTON JR, too. Don’t you just love it when the kids grow up and do well? Well Dunne! Phil. See you soon!

I love the way The Sportsman Channel wrote about the new job given to JENNIFER GNAS. TSC said she was elevated. Isn’t that a great way to say promoted? She’s now … Senior Coordinator/Public Relations and Event Planning. Also at the channel which focuses on ‘all hunting, all fishing all the time’ comes word of another elevation. TRACY MARTIN is now Coordinator/Affiliate Marketing. Well Dunne! ladies!

Stephen Arnold Music has news. There’s a new release of their Box Of Rocks tunes. All kinds of music for politics, drama and sports. Doesn’t that sum up what 2008 will bring? Sure does. For more info, go to Stephen’s site by clicking here.

Expanding their marketing department (don’t you LOVE to hear those words!) is WE tv. The Big Apple based cable net has hired NYU Masters holder JENNIFER KRANZ as vice president of advertising and branding. Jennifer comes from Lifetime and has also worked at NBCU’s SciFi Channel and USA Network. But wait – there’s more. Former Hallmark Channel VP of Ad Sales JENNIFER MCGUIGAN is WE tv’s new vice president of trade marketing. She’s a Middlebury grad. And completing the hat trick is Franklin & Marshall’s KEREN UNRAD who comes over from Oxygen. Way to go and Well Dunne!

No dummies they. Read about how smart the marketing folks are at the online nets. You know, back in ’88, the strike took eyeballs from TV sets and put them on cable nets. Now, I predict, the strike will put eyeballs online, which is what the strike is all about. Click here. And thanks to TVWeek.

Think about this: “Seeing beauty is about broadening our ability to recognize the interconnectedness of all manifestations of life and delighting in how the smells and sounds and tastes and sights that surround us conspire to draw us toward living fully.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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