Big news out of Second City, aka Chicago. Long time creative JIM MARKETTI has been named Creative Director for Weigel Broadcasting’s THIS Network in the Windy City. What network is THIS? (note – anybody love the Abbot & Costello ‘Who’s On First’ routine?) THIS is the new linear digital channel from Weigel and MGM. Jim is currently heading up Marketti Creative Group and his new gig with Weigel starts asap. He could be there now… No stranger to Chicago, Jim spent nearly 10 years at the Chicago FOX duopoly and was also Promotion Manager for NBC’s WMAQ. Well Dunne! Jim!
Promax|BDA has grabbed CHRISTOPHER PURSELL for a new job at the organization – he’ll be VP of Content Innovation beginning September 22. He’ll be giving his passport a workout traveling as a rep for Promax|BDA around the globe in addition to setting the tone for all the publications and all the platforms. Yes, he’ll be tres active in the conference. I wonder if he can get it out of NYC sooner than anticipated… The James Madison U grad (that’s in Virginia) comes over from being Deputy Editor of Television Week. He’s also worked for Variety, done media relations for Sony and Twentieth TV and began his career doing community relations for the Washington Bullets and Wizards in DC. Well Dunne! Christopher.
Think About This: “Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.” ~ Anthony D’Angelo