California is known for many things…avocado trees, Hollywood and warmth, just to name three. The warm weather is the draw for DAVID LEE, the new Director of Creative Services and Community Affairs at ABC’s KFSN in Fresno. Temps in the greater Fresno area on Monday were in the 68 and sunny range. It’s a nice change for David’s old city, Spokane, WA, where he was at KXLY as CSD and the temps on the same Monday were 44 with rain. Not that David hasn’t been in warm climes before. He did a year in Hollywood right after college and was at WMAX in Macon, GA doing promo. He also did 10 years at KMSP in Minneapolis, not known for its tropical temps. The Great Falls, Montana man is happy to be joining the ABC group, which has some mighty fine talent handling creative, indeed. Well Dunne! David.
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Think About This: “In the here and now; you have the power to change everything…You have the power to live the abundance you were promised.” ~ Gary LaLonde
NATE DARLING…what a great name. Even a drill sergeant couldn’t make that name sound anything other than fetching. Nate is the new Promotion Manager for CSD GREG SAUNDERS at Tribune’s FOX affil KTXL in Sacramento. Nate is making the switch from being Sr. Writer Producer at Hearst’s KCRA in Cali’s capital. But wait…there’s more. Nate is the host of The Nate Darling Show comedy podcast as well as the On Demand Supershow. It’s an impressive undertaking. The Actor/Comedian is a grad of the State University of New York College at Plattsburg, where he got his start in TV doing promo at WPTZ. Ironically, both his old job and a job at WPTZ are today’s Alerts. Here’s to a fun and funny next chapter to your life, Nate. Well Dunne! Darling.
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Excent article called When Brand Building Trumps Conversation
Think About This: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Gandhi
Lexington KY is absolutely gorgeous, even if you aren’t a horse person. Of course, it’s absolute heaven for anybody who loves to see horse races and is home to Keeneland, the most beautiful race track imaginable. Did you know Lexington is the only place that Queen Elizabeth takes personal vacations? Deep in Bluegrass country comes word of a new Marketing Manager at the ABC affil there, WTVQ. Welcome aboard TYLER HISEL who has been on the job just a few short weeks. Well Dunne! Tyler.
Oh, reading that MARIAN MASSARO is announcing the NY Emmys? Well, that part is, indeed, true. But the part I messed up was when it all happens. It’s on SUNDAY April 14, which I thought was a But if you want to go Saturday and stay, the Marriott would no doubt appreciate it.
Think About This: “Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.” ~ King Whitney Jr.
After taking time to get his Masters from Kent State, entertainment marketing veteran TERRY KOWALSKI is getting back in the creative pool. Mr. T’s resume, which as we just learned, now has a Masters in Advertising credit, is going to begin listing his new stint as CSD in South Bend, where he’ll be overseeing ABC affil WBND, the CW25 and 3 digital channels. Mr K will make the transition from Toledo, where he was CSD for ABC’s WTVG. He spent time doing creative for WTEN in Albany and has a fascinating “omg, he can work all those machines!” list of successes at WTVO in Rockford and WDIV in Detroit. He’s a proud Michigan State grad who will be close to the state line in his new gig. With his birthday on the horizon, he can’t think of a better gift, except he is welcoming any gift cards for those so inclined. Hugs and a big Well Dunne! Terry!
OK you New York peeps. Going to the Emmy Awards? Yes, this Saturday night at the Times Square Marriott Marquis. You’re in for a treat no matter what the menu, drink selection or statue haul ends up. Well Dunne! Talent’s MARIAN MASSARO will be your announcer. Yes, the lovely (and lovely sounding) Marian will mark her second year at the gala and she’s thrilled to be a part of the festivities. Now what you need to do is go – take pride in the process – and come Monday, find a project that is perfect for Ms. Marian’s read. Yes, you can do it and you’ll love working with her. Well Dunne! Marian.
Think About This: “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~ Dalai Lama
There’s a brand new little boy starting off life out in Sacramento. Everybody welcome Master Henry Colton Smith, son of KOVR’s Creative Services Director DON SMITH and his lovely wife Nicole. He showed up a tiny bit early, but is absolutely perfect in every way. Yes, there should be cigars all around and happy people to welcome him. Now this is what we mean by Well Dunne!
The new Esquire Network has a new VP of Brand and Creative. PATRICK CONDO is that man and he comes over from TBWA/Chiat/Day where he was officially the Group Creative Director.The University of Pittsburgh and Creative Circus grad has some mighty impressive ad agencies on his resume…including Oglivie and Mather as well as Publicus & Hal Riney. That is a total of two agencies with four names. OK…whatever. Well Dunne Patrick.
Healing thoughts to the dad of Well Dunne! Talent’s ANDY SAFNAUER (he’s new…check him out) who had open heart surgery last week.
Five social media lessions from Roger Ebert. Worth the click people.
Think About This: “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” ~ Marc Chagall
Boy, things are heating up in Houston, and it’s not just the weather. We’ve already spilled the story about KELLY LAMBERT heading to NBC affil KPRC as Brand Manager. Now we’re adding MICHAEL PENIX as Promotion Manager at the Post Newsweek station. It’s a homecoming for Michael, who was doing promo producing across town for TOM ASH over at ABC’s KTRK. That was before he went to Columbia, South Carolina where he headed up the creative department for Gannett’s WLTX in SC’s capital. Other stops along the way for the University of Oklahoma grad include KFOR in OKC and KTUL in Tulsa, his hometown. He should get to know Tulsa native and Well Dunne! Talent voice MARK DRISCOLL. A big Well Dunne! Michael.
Thought your Monday was not up to snuff? Try being RICK SNYDER over at the Speed Channel. Let’s just say it isn’t often one gets to say your week began with a naked man breaking into your offices. Details here.
Speaking of not being up to snuff…GoDaddy had to be taken to the woodshed for their problems with something about advanced hosting of the Well Dunne! Talent site. Thank heavens for the best IT person ever, BRANDON ANJELENO. He nearly had the phone growing out of his ear – that’s how long he had them on the phone to finally get it straightened away. Hugs and Well Dunne! Brandon. GoDaddy – not so much.
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Think About This: “When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We’ even Illness becomes Wellness.” ~ unknown
Talk about a change in scenery. KELLY LAMBERT is trading Boston for Houston. She’s staying in TV marketing, of course, but lobster is being replaced by Gulf Coast shrimp as a menu item. For Kelly, Hearst’s ABC affil in Bean Town WCVB is being replaced by Post Newsweek’s KPRC as employer. And Ms. Kelly is stepping into management with the post of Brand Manager over on the Southwest Freeway for her new job. It’s not her first Post Newsweek slot…she was down in Jacksonville at WJXT, where her new boss MIKE GUERRIERI once worked as well. Thanks to WCVB’s CSD RUSS NELLIGAN for the update. He’s, of course, looking to replace her. And a Well Dunne! to you Kelly.
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I shall miss ROGER EBERT very much. He was an excellent writer. I hope to see him at the movies in the great beyond….
Think About This: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein
The Windy City is set to welcome a new creative in the form of GRANT HORNE, who is taking the Promotion Manager slot at FOX Chicago. Grant is a particularly super guy, and he was written up in a previous Well Dunne blog post. He’s been at WCVB, the Hearst ABC in Boston, working with another favorite, CSD RUSS NELLIGAN. Once in Chicago, Grant will report to the lovely and talented CARRIE KING and, as a bonus, get to work with Well Dunne! Talent’s NICK SANABRIA, who knows Chicago like the back of his hand. He’ll be a big help, Grant. Well Dunne!
Elsewhere in Chicago, ROGER EBERT is fighting a recurrence of his cancer. I hope you’ll join in sending him healing wishes for an end to his health issues. Always been a huge Ebert fan.
EVAN MINSKOFF is a hoot…he describes himself on his Twitter page as: “SVP, Marketing & Brand Strategy @OvationTV. Comedy-writing, sitcom-loving, carb-obsessed dog fanatic.” Who doesn’t love that?? He’s coming to Ovation from head of branding at Gilt Group. His background is most impressive…Disney, Digitas and The About Group. Well Dunne! Evan.
Think About This: "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." ~ The Dalai Lama
Getting to stay where you’re happy but working for a company with stations all across the country is a dynamite gig, especially in today’s world, even with the rotten TSA attitude and delays at airports. Bonus if you’re home amongst the palms. One such lucky soul, and the focus of today’s post, is KATHY MOSHER-BOULE. The Indiana U grad is leaving her old position of nearly 17 years as VP of Business Development for the FX Group to work with LIN as their Manager of On-Air Image and Design. Such a cool job for such a super creative (who has such an eye!). Can’t wait to sit and talk about it one day soon Kathy. Until then, a big Well Dunne!
Univision has upped MONICA TALAN to EVP of Corporate Communications and PR. Before that, Ms. Monica was SVP. Yes, she does an amazing job. A very Well Dunne! Monica.
Think About This: "When eating fruit, think of the person who planted the tree." ~ Vietnamese proverb
TERRY MCFARLANE is trading mountains for sand dunes with his new slot at Palm Beach’s WPEC, the Sinclair CBS affil hard on the Florida Atlantic coast. Terry’s decamping Salt Lake City’s ABC affil KTVX where he had been Creative Services Director. Other management slots in TV marketing include being Promo Manager at WOI/Des Moines, CSD slots at KLAS in Vegas, WISN Milwaukee, KXAS Dallas, KTVT Dallas and he was a Creative Account Manager for Studio 121. You’re going to love all the palm trees and the beaches, Terry. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Promo Producer Memphis
WPTY/WLMT has a rare opportunity for you to join one of the best marketing teams, in a top 50 market. We’re seeking a self-motivated, creative junkie with outstanding writing skills and a passion for connecting people with stories through the power of the perfectly chosen word.
This position is responsible for writing, shooting and editing image campaigns, POB spots, and daily newscast topical promotion. Must also be well-versed in social media.
Are you great and want to be outstanding? Enjoy living in one of the most affordable cities in the country, Memphis, while growing and learning from the best. We want someone with a drive to excel in a fast-paced, high-volume department. 2-3 years experience as a promotions producer required.
Please send resume, writing samples, video link(s) to: firstname.lastname@example.org No Phone Calls Please Equal Opportunity Employer A NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP STATION
Got control freak genes? Guilty. Well, here’s some helpful hints on how not to be a total micromanager. Yes, it’s OK to share with those who are…
Think About This: “Any one who may wish to profit himself alone from the knowledge given him, rather than serve others through the knowledge he has gained from learning, is betraying knowledge and rendering it worthless.” ~ Haile Selassie
Hope your Easter was wonderful and that spring will finally come and stay for those parts of the country where snow has covered the daffodils and hyacinths.
Starting spring on an up note is MEREDITH JANE MOMODA, newly tapped Vice President, Branded Entertainment at NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. The Northwestern grad who also studied at UCLA ‘s Anderson School of Management was over at OWN as VP of Integrated Marketing. Also on Ms. Meredith’s resume are stints as SVP of Integrated Marketing at Discovery’s TLC as well as Executive Director Ad Solutions at Yahoo, VP of Integrated Marketing at ABC, VP of Promotions for ABC Television Group and marketing slots for Taco Bell and their Pepsi. Very tasty Meredith….and a big Well Dunne!
Condolences to KPHO’s CSD GENE ROBINSON whose father has passed away. Good thoughts going to the Robinson family.
Job Alert – Promotion Manager and Writer Producer for RUSS NELLIGAN at WCVB in Boston: WCVB-TV, Boston’s News Leader, ABC affiliate and Hearst Television station, seeks a full-time Promotion Manager. We want someone who is producing high-end, emotionally-compelling, research-driven image and topical promotion and can guide our staff by example. Your work samples must demonstrate polished, precise writing; an impeccable visual and graphic aesthetic, and advanced conceptual skills. You will assist the Creative Services Director supervise and train promotion staff, helping to maintain and advance the high-quality of our topical and brand promotion. Experience executing brand message across all media platforms is a must, including traditional, digital, outside and social media. College degree and prior experience required. Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred.
If you love making television and want to work with talented people who share your passion, this is a rare opportunity to advance your career at one of the most respected television stations in the nation. Rush your resume and promo samples to: Russ Nelligan, Creative Services Director, WCVB-TV, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA 02494. Or email your materials to email@example.com. Refer to Job Code PRMG0313.
Full-time writer/producer. Responsibilities include writing and producing daily topicals for the #1 evening and late news in Boston: WCVB NewsCenter 5. The successful candidate will demonstrate a superior ability to write compelling, conversational, well-branded copy. Prior experience is mandatory. Familiarity with Adobe CS products and non-linear editing experience is preferred.
Join the team at New England’s most watched television station. Rush your resume and promo samples to: Russ Nelligan, Creative Services Director, WCVB-TV, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA 02494. Or email your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to Job Code PW0313
We are an equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. Minorities and females are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.
Job Alert – Production Editor at Montgomery’s WCOV
WCOV-TV, Montgomery’s FOX Affiliate is seeking a Production Editor
Responsibilities include writing, shooting, editing and assembling commercials for clients, as well as various other video projects.
- Extensive audio and video editing experience is required
- Knowledge of non-linear editing equipment is a must, including, but not limited to, Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, Adobe Aftereffects, etc.
- Must be very computer literate
- Excellent writing and communication skills are needed,
- The ideal candidate is creative, friendly, dependable and motivated.
This is a full time position and is available immediately. Hours of work are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.Submit resume, cover letter, and tape to: WCOV-TV Attn: Chris Humphreys One WCOV Avenue Montgomery, Alabama 36111 Or fax to (334) 288-5414, Or email email@example.com
Think About This: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Think About This: “Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being.” ~ Morris Joseph
ARI PITCHENIK was just offered and accepted a job in Los Angeles. He is the new Vice President of Warner Brother’s Affiliate Marketing in Burbank! Getting back to where he once belonged. Ari is going to depart NYC where he’s been Regional Director of Creative, Marketing & Digital Innovation at Tribune and WPIX. He knows the way to California (and San Jose) because he once worked at Trib’s KTXL in Sacramento. He’s a Univ of Miami grad who got his first job at WPLG down South Florida way. What a great new slot. Well Dunne! Ari.
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Think About This: "All that is required now is that you continue to till the soil of your soul. Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with the hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so you must attend to and nourish the garden of your becoming." ~ Jean Houston
AARON ANDERSON is a triple A…and besides that, he’s the new Topical writer producer for Huntsville’s WAFF, NBC in the Rocket City. With his super background in the newsroom, which includes producing the WAFF morning show as well as special projects, plus his web production experience, he’s a natural for promotion and creative services. And he knows the market – he’s from Huntsville. Would that make him a Huntsvillian…Huntsviller…? Will have to ask CSD MARK STRAND for insight on that. Meanwhile, Well Dunne! Aaron.
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All you NYCers…and lovers of lobster…and those wanting to help Share Our Strength…save the date June 6. It’s the 4th annual Lobster Roll Rumble. Deets and info on tix here. Come on – it’s gonna be oh so good on so many level.
So, is Nielsen dead? This particular writer, with no background of TV, says yes.
Think About This: “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Memphis is one cool jazz town. Hard on the Mississippi and home to great bar-b-q and Graceland. Come April, it will be home to KEVIN KIRKALDIE when he takes over the Marketing Director slot at WPTY/WLMT/WJKT in Memphis, Nexstar’s ABC/CW/Fox operations respectively. Kevin is a super guy and this is such happy news. The Kirkaldie household will love the Delta after the mountains of Roanoke, VA. A big Well Dunne! Kevin.
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Worth the time – the Talk of the Nation segment “As Consumers Jump Ship, News Outlets Shift Priorities”
Think About this: "Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are." ~ Malcolm S. Forbes
Job roundup time. See of any of these are up your alley.
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Creative Services Director slots open:
@WFFF – Burlington VT
@WPEC – West Palm Beach FL
@KOB – Albuquerque NM
@WWL – New Orleans
@WPTY/WLMT/WJKT – Memphis
Marketing & Promotions Director
@WIVB – Buffalo NY
@WGXA – Macon GA
@WCTI – Greenville NC
@WAFF – Huntsville AL
@WVNS – Charleston WV
@WTLV – Jacksonville FL
@KNBC – Burbank
@WFLD – Chicago
@WGME – Portland ME
News Promotion Manager KMIZ/KQFX/MyZouTV/Me-TV Columbia, MO/Jeff City market
CSM @ Cablevision Bethpage NY
Production Mgr/Design Director @WDSU NO
Design Director WDTN Dayton
Graphic Designer/Animator WXIN Indianapolis
W/P WISN Milwaukee
W/P/W WXIN Indianapolis
W/P/W WNBC NYC
W/P KDVR Denver
W/P WTKR Norfolk
W/P KTVT Dallas
W/P KOKI Tulsa
W/p WMBC Peoria
Preditor WTVJ Miami
Topical WSB Atlanta
Topical WFLD Chicago
Manager, Affiliate Relations & Promotion NBC Stamford, CT
Think About This: “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” ~ Emmanuel Swedenborg
Promotion time at USA Networks NYC. Getting new titles are CARRYL PIERRE-DREWS now Senior VP of Strategic Marketing and COLLEEN MOHAN now SVP Brand Marketing. What delightful news. Well Dunne! ladies.
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Think About This: “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides…Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~ Ellie Wiesel
Reno is The Biggest Little City in the World. It’s also a southern locale if you are SAM ROSENBLUTH, who moved to Reno from Alaska where he was working for Coastal TV. A grad of Oregon State, Sam is now writing and producing creatively for FOX Reno for CSD MASON BEINSCHROTH. Well Dunne! Sam.
STEPHEN ARNOLD and his music folks are doing a nice, fun, social thing. Go to Facebook, hit the Like button for Stephen Arnold Music, and when you do, $1 gets given to Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit that’s transforming children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Come on…first 5,000 Likes will go a long way to making things nicer for everybody. Well Dunne! Stephen.
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Job Alert – FOX 32 News has a rare opening for an experienced topical news promo producer. At FOX 32, nothing about our style is traditional and nothing on your demo reel should be, either. If you’re a highly experienced non-linear editor, exceptionally creative, with strong writing skills, and the ability to craft promos that drive tune-in and decimate the competition, we want to hear from you! In addition to producing topical news promos, you’ll help create image identity campaigns and branded marketing elements for air within a multi-screen viewing environment. This position plays a vital role in re-positioning FOX 32 Chicago to become the #1 station in the country’s #3 market.
Qualifications: 5+ years non-linear editing experience, preferably on an Avid platform. Knowledge of Adobe products software with solid motion design skills are a plus, as is experience in the Social space.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume w/link to online demo reel and cover letter, via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org FOX 32 Chicago 205 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60601
What a great idea – Whole Foods is opening an upscale health resort probably outside Austin. Sign me up. Details here.
Think About This: “Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you, because one day you might wake up and realize you lost the moon while counting the stars’ ~ Unknown
CAROLYN PIONE MICHELI is the new VP of Corporte Communications and Investor Relations for E.W.Scripps. The LSU and Miami Ohio grad is a former Biz Editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Well Dunne! Carolyn.
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Love the KYOU newscast. Check it out here and kudos to TADD VAN CLEVE and his creative crew for making it happen.
Think About This: “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” ~ Lao Tzu
This winter has been particularly difficult. In late February, BRIAN LUSK passed away suddenly. Brian was a great friend as well as the social media manager for Southwest Airlines – a pioneer in social media. Southwest gave him the room to do a fabulous job, and their social presence is considered one of the best in the country. Of course, he learned marketing at SMU.
Today I found out a former promotions pro passed away Monday evening in San Antonio. CHERYL PORTER was at KSAT, ABC in San Antonio through several owners and ended up running the department. She was organized, intelligent and taught those around her the things that college fails to impart. Working with her was a real pleasure. She left TV to work where her heart was happy – a church. She will be missed.
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Think About This: “Missing someone isn’t about how long it has been since you’ve seen them or the amount of time since you’ve talked. It’s about that very moment when you find yourself doing something and wishing they were right there by your side.” ~ Unknown
The Bay Area – just thinking about San Francisco and environs is exciting for most people. If you’re CHRIS FARRIS, it’s not only exciting, it’s now home. CHRIS is the new Sr. Writer Producer at NBC Bay Area, working under Brand Manager WES RODDA. In making the move, Chris went from the Atlantic to the Pacific, moving from his slot as Promotion Manager at WBAL in Baltimore. He’s a Kansas grad (a Jayhawk) who has worked his way up in markets like Augusta, Maine and Topeka, Kansas. A California Well Dunne! Chris.
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New jobs are so often offered based on the success of the old job. Here’s some great advice on how to make the new job work even better.
OK, no googling….what five USA TV series are garnering British eyeballs on the other side of the pond? Yeah – who knew.
Think About This: “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings…” ~ Lao Tzu