Knoxville’s loss is Milwaukee’s gain. Specifically we’re talking about native Iowan SCOTT HUTCHCROFT, the new Assistant Creative Services Director at Hearst’s ABC affil WISN in Brew City. It’s a step up for Scott, who was a Sr. Promo Producer at WVLT, Gray TV’s CBS affil. He has his degree from Western Illinois U and honed his promo chops at Colorado Springs’ Fox affil KXRM. He hasn’t started yet, but CSD LAUREN RIDGLEY is looking forward to his first day, Aug 5. Scott and his wife will be closer to family and will be bringing their two dogs to their new home city. Well Dunne! Scott.
Job Alert – Topical Writer Producer KIRO Seattle (great opportunity…work with great folks)
Job Alert – VP Affiliate Marketing AMC Network NYC area
Think About This: "It is not selfish to be happy. It is your highest purpose. Your joy is the greatest contribution you can make to life on the planet. A heart at peace with its owner blesses everyone it touches." ~ Alan Cohen
WILL HARRIS is now livin’ on Tulsa time. He’s the new creative guru at Fox affil KOKI in T-town, having made the transition from another Cox-owned station, KIRO in Seattle where he was Promotion Manager. So it’s a move AND a promotion. Very cool. Will started his TV career at Belo’s ABC affil in the Hampton Roads area – he’s a Norfolk State grad. He’s worked in promo at KDFW Dallas, WPHL Philly, and KTVU in Oakland. Well Dunne! Will.
Job Alert – Marketing Producer WWMT Kalamazoo MI
Job Alert – Sr. Manager Interactive Design DIRECTV Los Angeles
Remember in the Godfather, Michael Corleone says (several times) “it’s nothing personal – it’s strictly business”? Here’s a great take on why that might not be good business.
Think About This: “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” ~ Edward Hopper
HEATHER JAGELS has a new title…a promotion to VP of Creative Services for HGTV and DIY Networks. Yes, it’s a cool job leading the brands’ creative teams. She had been Director of Creative Services and Media Strategies for DIY. Heather has been with the Scripps Interactive unit since 2004 and recently graduated the 2013 class of WICT Rising Leaders program. Even better, the Knoxville-based lady is a grad of University of Tennessee. That lovely picture of Heather is © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Well Dunne! Heather.
Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer KENS San Antonio
Job Alert – Marketing Assistant National Geographic Channel DC
Come on…why didn’t any of us think of this before? I mean, body parts are just moving billboards, right? Oh, those clever Japanese ad folks.
Think About This: “In the age of information, ignorance is a choice” ~ Donny Miller
An Ohio guy through and through….that’s TONY GETTS who has spent a great deal of his life in the Buckeye State. A grad of Ohio University, which makes him a Bobcat actually, Tony worked in Toledo at WTVG writing and producing promos before signing on at Columbus’ WBNS. He took his first CSD slot at Cox’s WHIO in Dayton. Now Cox is sending him to Orlando where he’ll be heading up ABC affil WFTV. Tony, you’re going to not miss scraping ice off your car one little bit. Well Dunne! on the new job, Tony.
Job Alert – Tony’s old job CSD at WHIO Dayton
Job Alert – KOCO 5 has an opening for a full-time Writer/Producer/Editor. This job is all about producing station image promotion that gets noticed in a competitive market and advances our brand. If you want to work with people who share your passion, we want to hear from you. Work samples must demonstrate strong writing and producing skills, with a clean, compelling and consistent visual and graphic aesthetic. Send resume and promo samples to Randal Gage, Creative Services Director, KOCO-TV 5, 1300 E Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73131 or email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Full details and application information on KOCO.com.
Have you heard about Apple’s plan to make a set top cable box that allows the skipping of commercials and promos…for a fee of course. Yes, the fee goes to Apple. Put me down for NO FRIGGIN WAY.
Think About This: “Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” ~ George S. Patton
JOANY D’AGISTINO is doing a super new job, but with all the fires in and around Colorado, it got a little bit overlooked. Ooops. She’s now the VP/Director of Media Operations at FOX21, KXRM in Colorado Springs. She started back in May when she left KOAA, the NBC affiliate there. Joany has an amazing background that includes being Promo Manager at CBS 3 Philly as well as Inside Edition, writing and producing for PRISM and Denver’s KUSA as well as Sr Writer at CNN. Well Dunne! Joany.
Job Alert – Writer Producer KIAH Houston
Job Alert – Writer Producer WNCN Raleigh
Think About This: “There is far more opportunity than there is ability.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
HENRY VAZQUEZ is going to trade the main line for the strip. He’s the new Creative Services Director at KLAS in Vegas, baby, and he’s coming from the ever so proper Philadelphia where he’s been Promotion Manager, News and On-Air at NBC’s WCAU. He won’t start until August, so he’ll get to drive west, which is a very cool adventure. In addition to WCAU, where he began as a Senior Promo Producer before being tapped for PM, Henry has worked at both WPVI ABC in Philly as well as WKYW CBS plus up in the NYC market he did promo for WPIX. A man after my own heart, he was a Writers Guild intern at Paramount Studios. A huge Well Dunne! Henry. Look for a surprise awaiting you at your new office.
Job Alert – Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications Fox Sports Florida Ft. Lauderdale Job FNG0002586
Successful viral campaigns and ‘buzz’ aren’t just the result of creativity and hard work. Nope. They’re actually a brain function that we all share. Fascinating article. Click here.
Especially for you voice folks, take a look at this super video from voice man PAUL KINNEY out of Sacramento.
Think About This: “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” ~ Mary Engelbreit
Upstate South Carolina is where Greenville is…and FOX Carolina is right on I-80, making their locale the perfect billboard if you’re motoring through. No, not a Fodor’s travel article, but a way to share that ROB DWYER is the new Creative Services Director at WHNS, the Meredith-owned FOX station in peach country. Rob’s coming up from The Golf Channel down in Orlando, where he was the Sr. Director of Creative Services On-Air Promotions. He honed his TV marketing skills in the Big O while being Promotion Manager at Fox’s WOFL, where he actually worked his way up from Promo Producer/Editor. His first Orlando gig was as Preditor at WKCF. Let’s not forget his time heading his own Design Production company. Well Dunne! Rob.
Job Alert – Topical KIRO Seattle
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KCNC Denver
Job Alert – Multimedia Designer Scripps Graphics Hub Tampa
Think About This: "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Better late than never….let’s hear it for LORI HALL, now VP of Consumer Marketing at UP, which used to be Atlanta-based GMC Channel. Lori comes over from Turner where she headed up marketing and consumr ad campaigns for TBS and TNT as a Director. She’s a Northwestern grad who also worked on the series Being Bobby Brown. Well Dunne! Lori.
The new Promotion Manager at KNWA/KFTA is JODY BIRCHFIELD, who was promoted actually from Senior Promo Producer at the Nexstar duop. He’s a local guy who loves the work and has been doing promos, happily, and it shows. A great big Well Dunne! Mr. Jody.
Job Alert – Writer producer KOKI Tulsa
Think About This: “Lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at you.” ~ David Brinkley
Philadelphia. Home of Independence (they have a hall by that name, etc) and where all our July 4 celebrations emanated. It’s now the home of MATT LAWS (who would die if I called him handsome, so I won’t). He’s taken the VP slot of Creative Services and Programming at NBC’s WCAU, known as NBC 10. He’s been down at WXIA, Gannett’s NBC affil in Atlanta and before that was out in Seattle at KIRO. Along the way, the gentleman from the South (he’s Matthew Laws IV officially) has done creative and headed up folks at WOAI San Antonio, WLWT Cincinnati, KOCO in Oklahoma City and WUPW in Toldeo. A Main Line Well Dunne! Matt.
Ms. RYANN JOHNSON is the newest member of The Promotional Edge, coming over from ABC Television where she was Manager of Integrated Marketing. She’ll continue her winning streak of exciting promotions. She has been at Showtime as Special Events Coordinator and was Marketing Coordinator for the Cleveland Cavaliers. She’s a Tulane grad who’s also studied in Spain and France. Well Dunne! Ryann.
Think About This: “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ A.A. Milne
Buffalo NY is the hometown of one of my very favorite people, and it’s also where SHERRY BURNS has a new job. The State University College at Buffalo grad is now the Senior Promotions producer at ABC affil WKBW. Sherry had been Art Director as well as Promo producer at WGRZ across town for 17 years. Always so nice to see someone repot themselves. Well Dunne! Sherry.
Job Alert – Topical Producer WIVB Buffalo
Job Alert – Promo Writer WFAA Dallas
Job Alert – Marketing Director KTBS Shreveport
Think About This: “Nelson Mandela showed us that one man’s courage can move the world,” said President Barack Obama on his recent visit to South Africa.
ANNIE GREENBERG is one lucky lady. Her new job has her living in a fabulous Oceanside city – once again. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, she is now the new Topical Writer Producer out at San Diego’s ABC affiliate, KGTV. Ms. Annie stopped in the middle of America for a bit, working at NBC affil KSHB in Kansas City, which is the city of fountains. Give yourself a moment to close your eyes and picture a lovely fountain…might cool you off. Well Dunne! Annie.
Condolences and our best to voice talent CHRIS CORLEY, whose father passed away Monday. Rennie Corley was a TV man…for 20 years he was GM of WXII in Winston-Salem, NC. And a class act all the way.
Job Alert – FOX31 Denver & Colorado’s Own Channel 2 have a rare opening for a highly creative producer who can do it all…and under tight deadlines. Applicants will be able to concept, write, shoot and edit commercial spots and marketing materials for station advertisers. More importantly, the qualified candidate will be the model of professionalism with the most challenging clients, as well as the Sales Department. Exceptional attitude and people skills are a MUST.
Required skills: Final Cut Pro Studio, After Effects / Photoshop, a great shooter’s eye, field and studio lighting, strong communication and organizational skills
This is not an entry-level position. You’ll need to bring all these skills to the job and be able to work independently. A college degree or equivalent experience is essential. Applicants with established commercial production experience will be immediately considered.
Please send resume and a non-returnable DVD or link to demo reel to: Chris Lupenski
Sr. Commercial Producer KDVR / KWGN 100 E Speer Blvd Denver, CO 80203
email@example.com NO PHONE CALLS. EOE/M/F/D/V
Think About This: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Creative Services Director slots open:
@WFFF – Burlington VT
@WPTZ – Burlington, VT
@WLTX – Columbia, SC
@WHNS – Greenville, SC
@WAPT – Jackson, MS
@KLAS – Las Vegas
@KARD – West Monroe LA
@WGCL – Atlanta
VP Integrated and Strategic Marketing @CBS TV Stations – NYC
VP Creative Oxygen – NYC
VP Brand Marketing @Comedy Central – NYC
VP Creative Director Brand Advertising @NBC Sports – NYC
Marketing & Promotions Director
@WGXA – Macon GA
@WVNS – Charleston WV
@WFXG – Augusta, GA
@MTV2 – NYC
Creative Director On-Air Promotion @Bravo – NYC
Assistant Creative Services Director
@WAPT – Jackson, MS
@WISN – Milwaukee
@KNBC – Burbank
@WBAL – Baltimore
@WCVB – Boston
@WHBQ – Memphis
@KRDO – Colorado Springs
Promo Producer (Editor/writer/producer)
@WPTY/WLMT – Memphis
@KVVU – Las Vegas
@KCRA – Sacramento
@KEYE – Austin
@KDVR – Denver
@KOCO – OKC
@Aljazeera America – NYC (Sr. position)
@KGAN/KFXA – Cedar Rapids, IA
@Showtime – NYC
@WSLS – Roanke VA (Sr. Position)
@KBAK – Bakersfield
@KSTP – Minneapolis
@WTVX – West Palm Beach FL (bilingual)
@ WKYC – Cleveland
@WTVJ – Miami
@WXYZ – Detroit
Graphics and Art Designers
@KTVT – DFW
Motion Graphic Designer @DISH Network – Denver
Art Director @WRNN – Port Chester NY
Sr. Art Director @QVC West Chester PA
Graphic Designer @ Travel Channel – Chevy Chase MD
Graphic Artist @Scripps Graphics Hub – Tampa
Promotions Coordinator @KTXL – Sacramento
Copywriter @Fox Sports – LA
Director of Digital Media @Ovation – Santa Monica
Senior Commercial Producer @WMC TV – Memphis
Promotions and marketing Specialist @NESN – Boston
Digital and Social Media Marketig Specialist @NatGeo Channel – DC
Director Sponsorships @BCBS Sports Network – NYC
Sr. Director of Communications @NBC Sports Group – NYC
Sr. Marketing Manager @Turner Broadcasting – Atlanta
Publicist @ HBO – NYC
Creative Services Production Director @AMC Networks – NYC
Copywriter @Fox Sports – LA
Think About This: “There is no such thing as can’t, only won’t. If you’re qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can’t blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. ~ Jan Ashford
Welcome NICOLE WILLIAMS, the newest member of Sinclair’s creative team at WSYX, the ABC affil in Columbus. She’s the Brand Manager actually and will be handling WTTE/CW Columbus as well. She’s a gator – Florida U grad who has clocked in creatively at WPTV in Palm Beach, WOWK in Huntington WV, as well as WBNS in Columbus. Welcome aboard Nicole…Well Dunne!
Wrapping up in Vegas, where the heat is on in so many ways. Big Well Dunne! to each and every winner, finalist and attendant. The pix is of BONNIE BARCLAY and TERRY KOWALSKI. Thanks to Bonnie for being a great blogger and photog.
Think About This: “Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” ~ Henry van Dyke
Yes, there is life after television. TODD LONG, who writes comedy and is talented in so many other ways as well, is using all that background of his to bring video to Raytheon, where he’s officially Senior Visual Effects Artist. He learned a lot doing TV promo at WAFF in Huntsville as well at net affiliates in Omaha and Victoria, TX. Always glad to hear about excellent transitions. Well Dunne! Todd.
How did you start your day. Bet it wasn’t as much fun as the folks in Vegas, where they did a 5K down the Vegas strip with Dr. Oz. Seen on the scene were WXYZ’s DAVE BAUMANN (looking muy fit), KJRH’s SAMANTHA KNOWLTON, WNCT’s MARC MORRISTON (who quipped that the run should have been named the ‘I’m not in shape 5K”), MARIAH GARDNER of WAGT and WJLA’s BONNIE WOOD. Way to go kids…wear those I Did The Strip With Dr. Oz shirts with pride. Well Dunne!
If you run into the one and only DEILIA WILLIAMS, make sure to comment on her shoes.
Think About This: "Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them!" ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hanging out in the FX Suite is ANGIE RILEY of KLSR Eugene OR, NIKKI HEAVERLY of KJTV Lubbock TX, BILL CHAPPIE of WITI Milwaukee and TANNER GRIGGS of KJTV Lubbock. Thanks BONNIE BARCLAY.
NBC’s SCOTT CHASTAIN and PROMAXbda’s topper JONATHAN BLOCK-VERK
None other than FRANK RADICE of Definition 6 and BONNIE BARCLAY of FX Design.
While the folks are convocatin’ in Vegas at the Station Summit, let’s turn our eyes east for some great news from one of the most talented guys around. BARRY FITZSIMMONS has a new gig and it’s awesome…he’s now the Global Creative Director of ONE World Sports. Added bonus – it’s in Connecticut, where Barry and family live. Barry’s accomplishments are so varied and impressive, it’s hard to start, but let’s just list a few: Creative Director On-Air for Katie, ESPN campaigns, HBO, MSNBC, Creative Director On-Air for Anderson and the list goes on. He’s not limited to TV….he’s a published author and just recently his PROMO COWBOY came out. Lovin’ it myself….you should pick it up, especially if you’re headed to the beach over the 4th. A great big Well Dunne! Barry.
Speaking of PROMO COWBOY, the winner (drum roll please) of their very own copy is DON SMITH, who is CSD at KOVR in Sacramento. Mailing it tomorrow Don. Well Dunne!
Posting pix from Vegas thanks to the best of the best: BONNIE BARCLAY. If you read this as a feed, you might have to go to the site itself to check them out, which won’t hurt you one little bit. Just click. And make sure you get to the FX Design’s suite at Planet Hollywood and bend your elbow.
Job Alert – Writer Producer KOCO Oklahoma City
Job Alert – Director Sponsorships CBS Sports Network NYC
Job Alert – Creative Services Director KARD West Monroe, LA
Job Alert – Creative Services Director WGCL Atlanta
Job Alert – Sr. Art Director QVC West Chester PA Job 14489
Think About This: “"You’ll encounter many obstacles along the road to living your dreams. Some obstacles may be real, some imagined, some may be tangible, and some may be intangible. Some of those obstacles will be created by others, and some will be self-imposed. However they manifest, you will always be given the choice as to whether you give them power." ~ Francine Ward
Nothing like a change of scenery. Imagine (and watch how you pronounce that…as a Midwestener, the recent reminder was that it’s an ‘ah’ sound not an “e” at the start of the word) the beauty of the west as exemplified in Salt Lake City…now picture the lush beaches and palms of Florida’s Tampa Bay area. That’s what BRYAN JOHNSON has done – he’s now working hard for CSD DENNIS ELSBURY at ABC affil WFTS. He made the change from the FOX affil in SLC, KTSU. And he’s recently married, too. All change – all good. He’s a grad of Dixie State U, where he earned the Communications Student of the Year honor, and has worked at KCSG in St. George. Well Dunne! Bryan.
Station Summit is on in Vegas. The words “Hangover 4” keep coming to mind… Be on the lookout for some of the coolest folks who are going to be checking in with us…thus making the ‘what happens in Vegas’ line pretty much useless.
Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY is at the right place at the right time. Her view of the Super Moon was from the Grand Canyon. To say it’s breathtaking isn’t doing it justice. Lucky (and talented) lady.
Think About This: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Had so much fun with the new baby announcements, let’s continue. South Bend, IN’s ABC afil WBND is where HEATHER MCCLAIN is Marketing and Promotions Coordinator. She’s now also Mom to her first child, an adorable little guy named PAXTON. Before she clocked in at the Weigel station, she had two very interesting jobs: Coaching the Dance Team at Marian High School (envisioned Sue Sylvester for just a quick moment) and modeling for Abercrombie and Fitch. Well Dunne! McClain family.
Heather calls TERRY KOWALSKI boss (he’s CSD there) and Terry is one of the fab writers who have graciously agreed to help WDB (that’s what you are reading – not to be confused with WDT which is the voice talent side) cover the happenings in Vegas next week. One should remember that what happens in Vegas does not necessarily stay in Vegas. Just sayin.
Job Alert – Marketing and Promotion Producer WKYC Cleveland
Think About This: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson
Let’s focus on the future. No, not the immediate future of PROMAX LA and Station Summit. The real future…babies. Two such newbies are with us now, and it’s time we smile, and coo and carry on in their honor.
ERIK CANDIANI, Director of Marketing and Creative Services at KARE, welcomed a brand new daughter, making little Riley his hat trick baby. Already a stylista, Miss Riley was last seen in a Facebook picture with the most adorable headband. Great news from the Candiana family!
Out in Erik’s former stomping grounds, Denver, comes word that ROBIN HOFFMAN, the Creative Services Director of ABC affil KMGH (Scripps) has welcomed a little girl as well. Let’s hear it (but not toooo loudly) for Grace Collette. If she takes after mom, she’s going to be a real looker. Well Dunne! Hofmans.
Down in Jacksonville, TJ KING the CSD of Cox’s duop WAWS/WTEV (Fox/CBS) is awaiting a family addition the old fashioned way – no word on if they have a boy or girl on the way. It’s the old fashioned way.
Job Alert – Director of Digital Media Ovation Santa Monica
Think About This: “As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” ~ John Eliot