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April 6, 2009

Apr 6, 2009 by     Comments Off on April 6, 2009    Posted under: Don Smith, Gaude Lydia Paez, J Walter Thompson, Jim Koonce, Lori Pate, McDonough, Patrick O'Brien, Shannon Ryan, Steve Koonce, Suzanne Kiley

Happy Spring! April snuck up and, despite the fact it is snowing in such locales as Chicago and Louisville, the reinvigorated feeling of a fresh start is in the air.

Speaking of fresh starts, STEVE KOONCE is making one even as you read this (if you read this on Monday). In order to get his new job off the ground, Steve is looking for places to live in his new home town, Salt Lake City. Looking for a place to call home can be daunting, but no doubt Steve is up to it. He is the new writer-producer at KTVX, abc4.com in the Beehive state capital. Steve makes the trek back west from time spent doing topicals at DC’s WJLA. If the name seems familiar, it’s no doubt because his dad, JIM KOONCE, has been helming the creative efforts at Las Vegas’ ABC affil, KNTV. Looks like the Alphabet Web net runs in the family. Well Dunne! Steve. You will love working with CSD DON SMITH.

Well Dunne! to GAUDE LYDIA PAEZ, the new VP Corporate Communications at Fox Broadcasting. She comes over from Veoh Networks and has also been with Yahoo. She’s calling SHANNON RYAN boss.

PMcD Design worked their creative magic for Starz Network’s Crash when they did the promo package for the original series. NY based PMcD supplied a promo toolkit for the Starz producers and editors including ID’s, end pages, and long form sequences. Well Dunne! to PATRICK McDONOUGH, founder and creative director and SUZANNE KILEY, designer/director. BTW, PMcD is part of Lori Pate+.

Sad news for Chicago and for those of us who have enjoyed great commercials for a long time. Read about J Walter Thompson’s closing in Chicago.

Think About This: “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin—real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” ~ Alfred D’Souza

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