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March 8, 2019

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Yes, it’s cold in Minneapolis-St. Paul (as of this writing, the Weather Channel reports 21 degrees with snow coming in Saturday) but somebody has a hot new job. That somebody is MANDY TADYCH who is now handling the duties of CSD on a fulltime basis at Hubbard-owned KSTP, ABC in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota lady has been Director of Programming in addition to  handling Exec producing for their daily show, Twin Cities Live. She’ll continue to handle Programming. The College of St. Benedict grad has also worked producing at KARE and Twin Cities Public TV. A warm Well Dunne! Mandy.

Ya’ll in the Atlanta area this weekend? Then get on over to Abbotts Bar and Grill and listen to the music of Well Dunne! Talent’s RICH VAN SLYKE’s The Richland Band. You’ll love it.

Job Alert – VP Creative Services Graphics Hub Twentieth Century Fox Tampa

Job Alert – Design Director Starz LA

Job Alert – Creative Director Starz LA

Job Alert – Creative Director Newsy Cincinnati

Think About This:  “Finding yourself is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. Finding yourself is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.”  ~  Emily McDonwell

March 7, 2019

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The Chinese have a curse that goes something like this: May you live in interesting times. Well that’s happening. Looking at the microcosm of entertainment marketing, there is less job changing in the creative side of the biz than there are moving GMs and News Directors. Which is unusual, since the ‘crazy creative people’ are always looking for another mountain to climb. Ergo less WD!T blog.

Is anybody interested in knowing about temporary marketing leaders? Several major stations owned by major owners (of course, that means most of them right?) are filling creative marketing leadership roles temporarily. Perhaps they are trying out the person-company match? Or are they saving money or looking better than reality on a balance sheet? Asking and if the answer is yes, then there’ll be several new columns coming your way.

Tip of the hat to new News Director JOHN KIRBY, who’s handling the news at Grand Junction’s KREX and accompanying operations. John’s open to giving kids their first job, so if you know anybody, send them John’s way. Well Dunne! Mr. Kirby. Your mother would be happy…

Think About This: “May you live in interesting times. May you be brought to the attention of the authorities.  May you get everything you ask for.”  ~ Rumored Chinese curses

March 1, 2019

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What a great voice KEN HYDE has. No, he’s not one of Well Dunne! Talents voices, he’s the new Creative Services Director at KIVI in Boise.  So new, this is his first week. Ken sounds great because he has a background of being on-air in his role as Sports Anchor and Reporter for Springfield, MO’s KSPR and Sports Director of WOTV in the Battle Creek – Kalamazoo market. The University of Arkansas Fayetteville grad then went west to Boise where he did marketing, PR and digital content management for te Hawks Baseball Club, part of the Colorado Rockies organization. Before the KIVI slot, he was owner of a multimedia communications company. So glad to hear (pun intended) of his new job at the ABC affil in the potato state. Well Dunne! Ken.

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WKMG Orlando

Job Alert  Creative Services Producer WHNT  Huntsville

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WFMY Greensboro NC

This is a wonderful article about motivation and about how to look at life, your work, your goals…and it’s good to share for those who are always searching for ways to provide motivation for the people you work with. Enjoy.

Think About This: “If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still has the same amount of snow.”  ~  Anonymous

February 28, 2019

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Things are sunny in California, particularly in Fresno, where TIM SARQUIS has gotten a very interesting promotion. His new title is Executive Producer of Content Development at ABC30 in Fresno. Yes, it’s an ABC OandO. Let me turn this over to Tim for details:  For the past 3 years, I have served as the Creative/Marketing lead at ABC30. I’ve learned so much in this role and have met many great people in the community and within the Disney/ABC group. But as someone who yearns to get their hands dirty in the creative process, managing just didn’t allow the time for that. So I’m excited to announce that I’ll be moving into a new role as Executive Producer of Content Development at ABC30! In this role I’ll be creating new content, whether it’s promotion, community, long-form or short-form, linear or digital. The fact that I once again get to write, shoot, edit and design on a full-time basis has me so excited to tell new stories, in new ways! Looking forward to what’s to come!  That deserves a great big Well Dunne! Tim.

Job Alert – Marketing Director WFMY Greensboro NC

Job Alert – Marketing Brand Manager KVUE Austin

Think About This:  The worst pain does not negate the joy and happiness that came before it,  Kelly Duffy

February 21, 2019

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Trying new things is how we grow. Trying something new and deciding it’s not what you wanted it to be then changing back to something is a major lesson and one that shows the solid character of a person. Classify JEREMY MOORE as a solid character; knowing yourself is a key to a happy life. Jeremy has been wrangling the creative for Terre Haute’s WTWO and WAWV, NBC and ABC in the Wabash Valley. He did a great job, but he really liked being Operations honcho better. He had that job before taking on creative. So the good folks at Nexstar have let him post his now open Creative Services Director slot while he can attend to the operations of the duopoly. It’s a solid operation with a good GM, a super sales guy who used to handle creative (shout out to TIM SANDERS) and a good ND. Wow…hit them up for the slot. You’re welcome. Well Dunne! Jeremy.

Job Alert – Promo Producer KCTV Kansas City

Job Alert – Sr. VP Marketing and Brand Management Sesame Workshop, NYC

I know we should all be biting our nails in anticipation of the Oscars this Sunday, but the buzz is pretty flat, imo. However, MANNY THE MOVIE GUY (former CSD Manny De La Rosa) has his predictions. Click here.

Over at NBC in the Desert, Marketing and Creative Services guru MATT PARISE is going to be watching tennis courtside while his station is the media sponsor for BNP Parabas tour stop. Nice. Well Dunne.

Think About This:  “Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you. And stay.”  ~  Will Smith (thanks JACK McLEAN)

February 11, 2019

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You know how important networking is. No need to re-sing that chorus. But with the time crunches we all face, finding ways to perhaps do more networking with less effort. Perhaps streamline some portion of your networking profile. Then you should get to know TAMMY PHILLIPS. She’s the new Senior Corporate Recruiter for Nexstar, focusing on News and Marketing. She’ll be looking for great talent for all the Nexstar chain, and with that many stations, she’s someone to know. Before the Nexstar job, she had recruited for Raycom. The Arkansas State grad knows a lot about the biz, having worked news as Producer, EP and News Director. Well Dunne! Tammy.

While on the subject of recruiting and the like, let’s throw out the idea that job titles today might need some rethinking. Here’s where your marketing skills can be of great value. Perhaps walking folks through the steps of How To Be Clear and Say What You Mean might help alleviate some of the convoluted titles that muddy what the job really entails. Throwing all the duties one does in today’s marketing world is not a good idea. If you have to extend the title to another line on the biz card, or if you look at the title and are confused, then time to revert to the time-honored ways we used to identify Managers, Directors, VPs and the like. And I’d like to discuss the Success Manager title with the person who dreamed that up.

Think About This:  “When the meaning is unclear, there is no meaning.”  ~  Marty Rubin

February 8, 2019

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If you’re a TV marketing ace,  Tucson has it going on . You know that former Raycom corporate creative wrangler LEC COBLE is the new Station Manager for Tegna’s Fox/MyTV operation in the Sonoran Desert. Well, now another Tucson station has chosen a new GM from the creative pool. KARA MCNEELY is going to embark on a new adventure as the GM of Scripps ABC affil, KGUN and the CW affil KWBA. She knows ABC well having been VP of Brand Strategy, Audience Development and Programming at KABC in Los Angeles and the Disney ABC Group. She began her promo career in Cincinnati at WCPO, which is Scripps. She’s worked in marketing, brand, promo and programming in Miami for NBC and for two stations in Indianapolis. So the folks in Tucson get it…the whole gorgeous city deserves kudos. Kara is a mom as well. Let’s hear two Well Dunnes…one for Ms. Kara and one for making CSD’s GM.

Job Alert – Digital Marketing Manager WTVF Nashville

Think About This:  “Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers don’t drink their on water. Trees don’t eat their on fruit. The sun doesn’t shine for itself. A flower’s fragrance os not for itself. Living for each other is Nature’s rule.”  ~ Unknown

February 4, 2019

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Getting hired on to a fulltime job is not only a promotion, but it’s an acknowledgement of a person who fits into the group dynamic. Plus it shows a company that values what you can bring while ensuring you have a paycheck to count on. Very nice all round. Up in Utica at Nexstar’s WUTR, this very Monday is the beginning of COLTON SHANAHAN’s full time gig doing production and promo. It’s not his first job…no. The talented Colton has run camera and directed a short film. He earned degrees in Cinema Screen Studies and Audio Production. Well Dunne! Colton.

The newest member of the VP club got his stripes before the end of the year, but with January being the longest 31 days in a long time, we’re finally getting around to sending out the kudos and congrats. After holding down the creative fort at NBC in DC for quite some time, PATRICK STAPLETON has been given the title he so well deserves: Vice President Brand Marketing. Very good news and a reason for a hearty Well Dunne! Patrick.

Think About This:  “Your value does not decrease based on the inability of someone to see your worth.”  ~  All over the internet

February 1, 2019

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The old show biz caution ‘don’t work with animals or children’ was proved untrue by the talented crew of 2C Media’s recent project for Animal Planet. They found the cutest dog for the promo for, what else, Puppy Bowl XV. A French Bulldog. Awww. But wait, there’s more. Set to the Motley Crew tune, Home Sweet Home, the notorious band donated their fee to animal rescue. What’s not to like? There’s lots of live action, VFX and sound design on display to boot. Well Dunne! Animal Planet and 2C. Check it out on Vimeo by clicking here.

Job Alert – Senior Creative Producer Amazon Services Seattle

Passing on the Super Bowl this year. All the commercials are on the net anyway. So there.

Think About This:  “When people say, ‘She’s got everything’, I’ve got one answer—I haven’t had tomorrow.”  ~ Elizabeth Taylor

January 30, 2019

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Things are C-O-L-D and you don’t need any more clichés or smarty pants taunts about it. Perhaps a  few ‘drop in’ comments for those who are toughing it out might warm things up. Like WGBA CSD MATTHEW SMITH, who will see negative 23 in Green Bay today (Wednesday) instead of only negative 15 at his former station in Detroit. The cold weather might keep Stephen Arnold Music’s DAVE BAUMANN from his thespian turn in The Music Man at the Berman Center…they debut on Thursday so it’s still undetermined. They have snow up to there as well. There will be no mail delivery in Iowa. Like ALL of Iowa…no mail Wednesday. None in Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois and Minnesota and Missouri and – you get the idea. BOB ST CHARLES, CSD at FOX59 in Indianapolis (Wednesday low predicted to be negative 30 with wind chill) has a fireplace and a dog, so that’s one way to hunker down. Don’t do anything stupid, people. Or to quote my dad, don’t freeze anything off you might need later…

Ironically, or perhaps opportunely, here’s a job listing from The Weather Channel:

Job Alert – Sr. Producer/ Editor The Weather Channel Atlanta

Link

Job Alert – Director Marketing Entertainment ESPN NYC

Think About This: “Winter is nature’s way of saying ‘Up yours.’  ~  Robert Byrne

January 28, 2019

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Even though it’s not officially over, January is pretty much spent. And what a, uh, well, interesting month that was.  Despite it all, things seem better. Perhaps a new endeavor is what will make you feel better as well:

Marketing Director

WCNC – Charlotte

WFTV – Orlando

WMAZ – Macon

WBIR – Knoxville

Alabama News Network

Creative Services Director

WKRN – Nashville

WHTM – Harrisburg

KHON – Honolulu

KIVI – Boise

KNTV – Las Vegas

Creative Services Manager

KSTM – El Paso

WGCL – Atlanta

KCPQ – Seattle

Assistant Creative Services Manager

WHNT – Huntsville

Think About This:  “You can’t skip chapters; that’s not how life works. You have to read every line, meet every character.  You won’t enjoy all of it.  Some chapters will make you cry for weeks. You will read things you won’t want to read; you will have moments when you don’t want the page to end. But you have to keep going. Stories keep the world revolving. Live yours; don’t miss out.”  ~ borrowed from a good friend who can’t remember who wrote it.

January 25, 2018

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Austin, Texas isn’t just the capital of the Lone Star State. It’s a market that has grown like kudzu. It’s only fault, besides occasional crippling humidity, is distance from any beach. But there’s so much more, including Willie Nelson. Add CHANEL WANG to the list of cool things now in Austin. Chanel has a new producer slot at Nexstar’s KXAN, the NBC affil. Chanel comes west from North Carolina, where she had her first TV job at WNCT in Greenville under MARC MORRISTON. She has her degree from East Carolina U where she also was Lead Graphic Designer, whose work was the basis for her marketing career. Well Dunne! Chanel!

Uber-talented MARK VALENTINE has some exciting news. He’s taking his ANATOMY and joining forces with Leroy & Clarkson. He’s going to be Chief Creative Officer working alongside Leroy & Clarkson’s KATE HILLIS, COO. Yep, they’ll be able to do it all for you. Well Dunne! you two.

Job Alert – writer producer WNCT Greenville NC

Think About This: “Don’t break a bird’s wing and then tell it to fly. Don’t break a heart and then tell it to be happy.  Don’t see the worst in a person and expct them to see the best in you. Don’t judge people and expect them to stand by your side. Don’t play with fire and expect to stay safe. You cannot expect to give bad and receive good. You cannot expect to give hate and receive love. So if you’re willing to see positive changes in your life, you must be willing to be that change itself.”  ~  Najwa Zebian

January 23, 2019

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It’s always so warming to watch and hear about someone embarking on their career. It’s like watching flowers bloom, in a way. One such budding talent just took a job as a producer for CSD MARC MORRISTON at Nexstar’s WNCT, CBS in Greenville, NC. Welcome to BRYCE SAWYER. Her hire underscores that networking is gonna be your best friend. I’ll let Marc explain: “She is from North Carolina and interestingly applied for a News Producer position, the News Director brought me her resume saying it was probably more a fit for Marketing.  Her resume was sitting on my desk when my now former Producer, who’s at KXAN, was talking with me and saw it.  She said ‘I know her, we went to school together at ECU’ and gave her a big thumbs up.  From there we brought her in for an interview and hired her.  Talk about the resume being in the right place at the right time.” The ECU is East Carolina U and she has an MFA in Film Producing from North Carolina School of the Arts.  Shall we all give Bryce a big Well Dunne!

Friday is shaping up to be a great TGIF…more than the average because they’re all good, right?! This Friday finds Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON kicking on the day by being the interviewee on Pittsburgh’s Y108, talkinga bout his band, Boats Against the Current, who are set to perform Friday evening at Indiana, PA hotspot Off the Rocks. Anybody literate enough to get the name of the band? Kelly was, at one time, an English teacher at a prestigious prep school.. Now he’s voicing when he’s not music-ing.

And let’s not overlook that Friday is considered to be National Irish Coffee Day. Excellent. Indeed. Comport as you see fit.

Job Alert – Multimedia Promotion and Content Producer WABC NYC

We are looking for a hard-working, highly gifted producer who shoots, edits, and writes promo copy that pops off the page.

You’ll work alongside a team of producers in our Audience Development department, which functions as an in-house advertising agency, to produce engaging content for Programming, Sales/Marketing, Public Affairs, the abc7NY brands, and, above all, Eyewitness News, the #1 local news station in the nation.

You may also get the opportunity to spearhead original digital series that cater to your passions and interests. You have a creative vision for everything you do, you are brimming with ideas, and you bang out killer content in a New York minute!

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. 1. Conceptualize, shoot, produce, write, and edit high-end promos
  2. 2. Create custom and original content for social/digital platforms, driving tune-in and engagement
  3. 3. Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly creative environment on miscellaneous projects

 JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. 1. A minimum of 3 years of work experience in Creative Services, Promotions, Audience Development, Advertising, Marketing, Digital Media, Production, or similar field
  2. 2. Superior knowledge of non-linear editing (e.g, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid)
  3. 3. High level of skill with video cameras and lighting
  4. 4. Versatility to write all manner of memorable copy that is crisp, clear, and concise with a unique voice
  5. 5. Experience working in a deadline-driven news environment is a plus
  6. 6. A professional, positive attitude; an exacting attention to detail; an understanding of how to sell, market, and promote; and the confidence to take initiative without supervision.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #628452BR. No telephone calls, please.  WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Think About This: “The best thing you can do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire – YOU ARE THE FIRE.”  ~  Mama Indigo

January 22, 2019

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The woman is amazing. First crossed paths with her while she was at the Tennis Channel (yes, love love love Tennis…and those who play will get it. Ha!) and she has the best work places on her resume: Warner Bros Entertainment (think Dr. Phil and Ellen promos), PYRO and Dr. Phil. Add bpg advertising, Stun Creative, Digital Spatula and Big Door Studios. Now the lady in question, REBECCA REESE, is involve in a new adventure as Partner in RcreativeMachine, aka RCM. The Burbank initiative is, as their positioning line says, plugged in. Sure, this happened in early fall, but we can be happy for her now just as much as then, right? A belated but enthusiastic Well Dunne! Rebecca!

Job Alert – CSD KIVI Boise

Think About This: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2019

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New year and new duties and title for ENRICO MEYER in Denver. He’s now Creative Director of KUSA in the Mile High City…he was Promotions Manager. The man has an eye…he got his start as a shooter and editor at WDAY in North Dakota before doing the same at WIS in Columbia, SC. He began at NBC Denver as a photojournalist and segued into promotions from there. Our gain. Let’s hear a big Well Dunne! for Enrico, who gets to work with DREW SIDENER.

Gotta love Dave Dore. BTW put the accent aigu over that “e” in his last name. There ya go. Back to Dave himself. He’s the new Executive Creative Director of Ignition Creative in LA. Yep, the guy with a degree from Kalamazoo’s Western Michigan U has more creativity than you can imagine. He’s been at Do Re Mi as Executive Creative Director and Director. Ya’ll probably know him from his extensive work for NBC where he held such titles as Sr. VP Creative for NBC Entertainment Digital and NBC Entertainment Marketing.  He’s handled WB Television Network Kids’ Marketing as VP and Director Original Programming For WCIU in Chicago. Man’s worked station-side at KTKA and WWMT. Excellent news Dave. Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Digital Director WSPA Spartanburg

Think About This: “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.”  ~  Ernest Hemingway

January 15, 2019

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What a pleasure it is to see the kind of enthusiasm that CHRISSY FUNK brings to her job heading up the creative folks at Palm Beach’s CBS affil, WPEC.  Ms. Chrissy is incredible all on her own. An adventuresome outdoors woman, she left TV for a spell while she hiked the Appalachian Trail and made waves as a body builder. It’s her work life that has her focus now. A lot of phone calls come this way that are quite the opposite of excited (the biz is pretty wonky even if we don’t want to admit it) but she has the inner excitement that brings about the kind of work we all want to do. What brought this all to mind is her latest campaign, which you can see here. Always a big fan of using music and/or jingles (when Well Dunne!), she shared the following: “This has been such a fun and rewarding project to be a part of (and it’s not over yet)! The CBS12 News creative team has worked crazy shifts, shooting all hours, to gather imagery for this brand campaign. Promotion Manager, JOHN GILLIAM, got in a cage with an alligator for a special moment, who does that?!  Luckily him, the gator and FujiXH1 were safe through it all. Then, Promotion Producer, KYLE LACKORE, busted out a Sony A73 to ensure we captured certain light just right. Oh, and of course we couldn’t resist a beauty shot with our drone. That would be a disservice of course. As for the song composition… Noise Distillery helped us bring the vision to life. Rich and his team are phenomenal to work with and yes, they tolerated how much I wanted to be involved in the process. And all my edit requests.”  Let’s give them all a double Well Dunne!…one for the campaign and one for bringing happiness back to the fore.

Well Dunne! to LEC COBLE, who’s returning to Tucson where he once headed creative at KOLD TV before getting the nod to head up marketing for the Raycom chain, RIP. He’s going to be Station Manager for TEGNA’s operation in the Sonoran desert city. All the better for riding his motorcycle.

Think About This: “I knew I was on the right path when I started feeling peace in situations where I would normally feel tension.”  ~  Yung Pueblo

January 14, 2019

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Every Monday is the dawn of a new life. Really, any single minute that you can choose to begin is a dawn. At any moment, again and again….you can turn a different direction…or think a different thought. But Mondays seem to have made themselves into a touch point for new lives, being the first day of the all-mighty workweek. This Monday, a very talented man is starting a new life in New York City…a life he’s wanted to lead for many years. As all good stories go, things had to work out so he could finally begin. You know, like in It’s A Wonderful Life. The needs of family coming first is the hallmark of a good, kind and honorable man, and that he is. This morning, GREG VERMETTE begins his new endeavor as the Senior Editor at Mindfile Multimedia on Broadway in The Big Apple. He will be upping the game in the #1 market and you should get to know him and his company if you’re serious about making spots and campaigns that work. He’s a Massachusetts guy who soaked up all kinds of How-To at Full Sail before getting serious about mastering creative in all forms. A renaissance man of sorts, he can take copy and make the end result OMFG good. Every time. He’s been at WCNC in Charlotte and at Center City Film and Video in Philly. He’s won a ton of awards but that’s not the goal for him. It’s making sure the client gets the best. Can’t imagine anybody else as good as he. Well Dunne! Greg.

 

Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director WHNT Huntsville

Job Alert – Writer Producer KTIV Sioux City

 

Think About This: “When you cannot be brave or strong – be love. It will lead you back home to yourself.” ~ Kiana Azizian

January 9, 2019

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The holidays are always two things 1-the perfect time to go home and 2-so busy you lose things even when they’re on the To Do List. Both combine to bring you the latest on a great guy – CORY BAYLE. He’s back in his beloved Texas, Amarillo to be precise. Cory is the CSD at Sinclair’s KVII, ABC in the Panhandle city. He’s been over in Steubenville, Ohio at WTOV heading creative but the Texas Tech alum was happy to return. Before heading east, he was CSDm Promotions Manager and Community Relations Director for Nexstar’s triopology KAMR/KCIT/KCPN. His entre into the world of broadcast was in radio where he handled promotions, music and programming in Midland, Corpus and Houston. Glad to have you back, Cory. Sorry to have missed you in L-town. Well Dunne!

New biz cards for a new title going out to KERRI-ANN MCKENZIE K over at NBCUniversal Media. She’s now Senior Director NBC Affiliate Marketing. She’s a doll. Well Dunne! Kerri-Ann.

Think About This: “Don’t worry if you make waves by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.”  ~  Scott Stabile

January 7, 2019

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First Monday of the new year. The enormous amount of change the last year brought has led some of us to look at different ways to navigate. Open our creative minds to various ideas, crafts, approaches and information, all to give our day to day life spice and reward. One such brilliant student of the possible is CARRIE KING. She’s starting at Johns Hopkins studying for her Masters Degree Digital Communications and Media with Philosophy as a double major. Wow…how totally exciting. She’ll be taking her successful years heading up creative for Tribune in Chicago and for Fox there as well. Ms. Carrie has also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. What excellent news it is to hear about possibilities and academia and one of the best of us taking the reigns. Well Dunne! Carrie. I hope homework doesn’t keep you from staying in touch.

Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY went and got herself engaged over the holiday. Gorgeous ring…handsome guy. No doubt mistletoe was nearby. So happy for her and her soon-to-be new Mr.

Job Alert – Creative writer producer KKCO Grand Junction CO

Need a little creative inspiration this Monday? Take a gander at the art works (film, music, graphics, etc) that are now in pubic domain.

Anybody else like the Pepsi spot run during the (horribly written) Golden Globes? The one with William H Macy?

Think About This:  “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.”  ~  Buddha

January 3, 2019

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Anybody else find the scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade one of their favorite? The scene where Indy stands on the abyss, compelled to take a step that promises certain death yet miraculously, a bridge appears. That scene. It’s like starting your own shop. Stepping away from a steady paycheck, and into the possible abyss of nothingness. It takes tremendous courage to go out on your own and we should all support the creative who do. One such brave talented soul is CHRIS AYERS, who has closed the chapter on his TV Art career and has opened Chris Ayers Creative in Phoenix. Chris got his start at WCNC in Charlotte and from there, his talents were recognized by leaders at CBS in Chicago, the Meredith station in the Valley of the Sun an for the last few years, the syndicated show Right This Minute. His set design for them is pretty amazing. He will do your proud and you will be thrilled with his work. I don’t endorse many (encourage a lot but not endorse) but he has my full endorsement. Check out his website Chris Ayers Creative and then get hold of him to work with you. He gets a huge Well Dunne!  

Job Alert – Regional Production Manager Spectrum St. Louis

Job Alert – Branded Entertainment Writer/Producer/Editor The CW Burbank

Job Alert – Creative Services Writer/Producer KPIX San Francisco

Think About This:  “Life is unpredictable. It changes with the seasons. Even your coldest winter happens for the best of reasons. And though it feels eternal, like all you’ll ever do is freeze, I promise spring is coming. And with it, brand new leaves.”  ~  e.h.

January 2, 2019

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Another milestone…a year gone by. 365 days. Some the same as the others – measured, busy, modern yet simple. Others standing out with events that change the vector of your adventure – love, children, death, ideas that lead to new and unexpected ways to experience this earth journey. I hope you feel the optimism this particular year has brought already. It’s going to be a very interesting ride.

Marketing Director

WCNC – Charlotte

WFTV – Orlando

WTXL – Tallahassee

WMAZ – Macon

WBIR – Knoxville

Alabama News Network

Creative Services Director

WFRV – Green Bay

WKRN – Nashville

WHTM – Harrisburg

WATM – Memphis

KHON – Honolulu

Creative Services Manager

WNCT – Greenville NC

KSTM – El Paso

WGCL – Atlanta

KCPQ – Seattle

Think About This:  “All my favorite things start off as bad ideas.”  ~ dialogue from Bird Box, written by Eric Heisserer