There’s no place like home. Dorothy knew that and spent her time in Oz looking to return to Kansas. Most of us don’t have to worry about a Wizard or a hot air balloon to do this. Despite it all, Home is still what calls us, and so many of you make changes with that as the focal point. How can we get the HR people to understand that going home…being close to family…is not just a valid point, but THE valid point in life’s path. Such is the case with two wonderful Creatives. BOBBY RIGG is back in Houston amongst family and making the folks happy at KHOU where he’s Sr. Writer Producer. Heading home to the Pacific Northwest is KEVIN KIRKALDIE, who had been at the Nexstar duop in Memphis. He’s a super guy, so all you NW folks who are on the lookout for someone super…he’s your man. Well Dunne! Bobby and Kevin.
Get out the confetti and streamers…it’s an anniversary. Voice man MARK DRISCOLL started his radio career on this date quite a few years ago. He’s made huge impacts in NYC, LA, Philly…you get the idea. Of course, he’s been nicknamed Mr. Voice by RICK DEES.
Job Alert – VP Creative TruTV NYC
Think About This: “The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually to make a new man of himself. “ ~ Wang Yang-Ming
CBS affil KIRO in sleek Seattle has another new member of their creative team. Welcome banners will be hung next Monday for JEFF PARDEN, the new Promotion Manager. He’ll be coming west from his slot as PM at CBS’ KCNC in Denver. Jeff is a Colorado State grad who started TV life producing news at Albuquerque’s KOB TV. He transitioned to promo in The Duke City and from there headed to another mile high city – Denver, where he honed his promo chops at KDVR/KWGN before getting picked up at KCNC. BTW, he and his new CSD SUSAN CONNOR crossed paths in New Mexico where he worked for her writing and producing promos. She couldn’t be happier to reconnect and welcome Jeff to her department. Well Dunne! Mr. P.
Job Alert – Manager of Social Media NBC Entertainment Universal City, CA
Job Alert – Promo Manager WWL New Orleans WWL-TV in New Orleans is looking for a Promotions Manager with the knowledge, experience and leadership to manage a very talented and creative team in a very unique and exciting city. The successful candidate must have exceptional managerial, writing and editing skills, must be able to handle numerous projects under short deadlines, and have the drive to keep WWL-TV and its sister stations at the top of the market.
The Promotions Manager will work with the Creative Services Director to:
- oversee log inventory and log placement for three stations
- supervise and assist Promotions Producers with daily news topicals, image spots, shoots, and edits
- work closely with News, Sales, and Digital to conceive and complete multiple projects per week
Qualifications: College degree in related filed is required. Experience in writing for broadcast and public relations needed. Candidates must have a minimum of five years experience in writing, directing and editing television production. Television management experience and experience creating and executing digital campaigns is a plus.
Interested candidates can email resume to email@example.com or mail to WWL-TV, Inc. 1024 N Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.
Job Alert – Producer KTUU Anchorage, AK
Job Alert – Creative Director RNN Rye, NY
For all you semi-pro photogs who can make your iPhone camera do wonders…step it up to National Geographic quality with the Izzi Orbit. Yeah, really…check it out.
Think About This: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Augusta, Georgia is home to more than just the Masters golf course. It’s where JOSH BOUTWELL is now living and working in his new gig as Marketing Manager of Raycom’s FOX affil WFXG. The Eastman, GA native had been working at another Raycom affiliate, WFXL in Albany before heading to his new job. He’s also done marketing for the South Georgia Peanuts Baseball club. Of course he’s an Atlanta Braves fan…he grew up watching Dale Murphy. A great big Well Dunne! Josh.
SHANNON POWELL, the super fun lady that Josh replaced in Augusta, has a new endeavor that sounds terrific. She’s the Marketing Manager at Augusta Harley-Davidson. I bet she’ a big fan of Sons of Anarchy, too. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Marketing Manager WFXL Albany GA
Job Alert – Art Director RNN TV Network Rye Brook NY
2C Media did a kick-it promo for another season of HBO’s Hard Knocks. Click to view.
Very good article on the future of broadcast TV from the perspective of how Aero and Hopper have changed the basics.
Think About This: "Stop trying to be ordinary. There is nothing special or desirable about being ordinary. In fact, it is totally unacceptable. You are an extra-ordinary being who must go into motion, into movement so that you will draw to yourself the equivalent of yourself. You have become an energy field that magnetically draws you to that which you are." ~ Jack Boland
What an amazing background BRIAN DAMM brings to his brand new CSD slot at Hearst’s NBC affil, WPTZ in the Burlington, VT – Plattsburg, NY market . For the last two years, he’s been TDing such exciting things as Fox Sports, ESPN and concert events (last one was Chicago from NYC). Before that he was VP of Marketing at WCNY before that CSD at ABC affil WSYR, both Syracuse, his hometown. He loves the Vermont-upstate New York market and his lifestyle lead him to pick the slot – he’s into cycling and kayaking. Gorgeous. A happy man, indeed. Well Dunne! Brian.
Thank About This: “An optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.” ~ Robert Brault
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.