The Malay word “Sayang” has no equivalent word in English to describe a common emotion in Malaysia; affection, love, sorrow and pity all at the same time. It’s a word that we could use more often. It’s the word describing the news from Houston that TOM ASH is retiring. Tom is the Vice President and Director of Creative Services at ABC’s KTRK and has been for nearly 21 years. During that time, he’s been on top of bringing eyeballs to the sets from Galveston to Brenham and beyond; watching the city explode growth-wise. He even worked with the (infamous) Marvin Zindler, a legendary character whose antics inspired Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Tom deserves to retire and answer to only himself and family, but TV marketing will be the less for it. As he put it: After 20 years at KTRK-TV and nearly 10 more at KPRC-TV…(and a few years at other TV stations along the way)…I’m retiring at the end of the month! It has been a great ride. I’m the luckiest promo guy ever to have worked in a great city, Houston, and at KTRK, the best TV station in the world. And to have been a part of ABC/Disney, the greatest media company ever. I have no plans…been too darn busy to think that far ahead! Honestly talented creatives with a sense of humor, wit and generosity are not that easy to come by. Well Dunne! to an exciting new path, Tom.
Think About This: " What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” ~ Saint Augustine
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