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Wednesday September 17, 2008

Sep 17, 2008 by     Comments Off on Wednesday September 17, 2008    Posted under: Chris Friedrichs, Harry Jessell, Michael Madnick, Paul Gaulke, Rick Snyder


WOFL is the FOX station in the booming Orlando market, located in a suburb called Lake Mary, a place noted for being the home of the Auto Club. When their VP Creative RICK SNYDER took the VP Creative slot at the Speed Channel in Charlotte, the hunt was on for a replacement. They just found one, and he begins on October 13. Going to work at WOFL House (if this isn’t a nickname for them, it SHOULD be!) is CHRIS FRIEDRICHS, who’ll be packing up and moving south on I-95 from Richmond, VA where he had been #2 in corporate creative services for Media General, working with PAUL GAULKE. Chris is a great guy who is going to love the Big O, as they call the market. His taste in books is excellent, btw…and a shout out to him for pointing me to a very special title. Well Dunne! Chris.

MICHAEL MADNICK is getting a new employee badge at 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. His title is Executive Director/Creative Production and it sound like he gets to do all the fun stuff, like TV commercials, product development and special events.

HARRY JESSELL (that’s him on the right) has a very good article about local TV websites adding real value to the overall operation. Wahoo…some good news! Click here to check it out from TVNewsday.

The creative team at CBS is at it again. Coming to the public from the folks who put logos on eggs is now EcoHangars. Read about this interesting new twist in promotion from the folks at Variety.

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Think About This: “When we want to move beyond the pain, when we want to feel better, when we are ready to move beyond where we are, emotionally and spiritually, we must forgive.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sep 4, 2008 by     Comments Off on Thursday, September 4, 2008    Posted under: Craig Davenport, Harry Jessell, Kiim Gablemann, Kirk Iwanowski, Sarah Barnett, Showtime marketing, Sundance Channel


Let’s kick off this glorious morning with news from West Palm, as in Florida. As in they AREN’T going to get any of Hurricane Hanna’s rain or winds (big sigh of relief). Actually, the news isn’t weather related at all. The news is about a promotion for one of the good guys – CRAIG DAVENPORT. Craig, who’s been wrangling the creative at Freedom Communications’ CBS affil WPEC down under the palms on the Atlantic Coast, has been given more responsibility and a new title. Morphing from Director of Creative Services into Director of Creative Services/Broadcast Design, he’ll be overseeing the efforts for more web and news graphic support for the Freedom Stations. All from the Florida locale. Well Dunne! Craig!

Sundance has made changes in their marketing area. From their NYC offices (not the gorgeous Utah locale made famous by The Sundance Kid himself) comes word that SARAH BARNETT is now the Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment, replacing KIRK IWANOWSKI. Sarah’s former title was Sr. VP of Marketing and Creative. Working alongside Sarah will be KIM GABLEMANN, Sr. VP for Sales and Branded Entertainment. Sarah’s background before Sundance includes BBC America. Well Dunne!

Click here to read the excellent HARRY JESSELL article about the study, which finds Local TV is a huge draw for the medium. Like, totally popular!

Ad Age has an interesting article about a unique marketing partnership between Metropolitan Home Magazine (one of my faves) and Showtime Network. Click here.

Think About This: “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” ~ Ovid