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Well Dunne! for June 16, 2009

Jun 16, 2009 by     Comments Off on Well Dunne! for June 16, 2009    Posted under: 30 Rock, BDA, Grant Fenster, Judah Friedlander, Mitch Phillips, Molly Kelly, PROMAX, Quantel freelance, Weigel Broadcasting, WKOW


As PROMAX kicks off in NYC this morning, station-side creatives are hard at work in their own offices or, sadly, wondering what their next opportunity will be. Cut-backs have done just that, cut a wide swatch through the industry. The word “echo” was used to describe a Top 5 operation where so many have been jettisoned, it was shocking. OK, that said, let’s move on with an eye to the future and a note to be kind to each other. You meet the same people going up as you do going down.

If you ARE at PROMAX, check out MITCH PHILLIPS tonight when he and Judah Friedlander of NBC’s 30 Rock are all about the bda Awards. Mitch is Well Dunne! Talent.

MOLLY KELLY got a boot upstairs. The lovely Irish lass (with that name, how could she not be?) has been named Station Manager for WCIU, WWME and WMEU, the three Weigel Broadcasting stations in Chicago. Molly has been with the group as Director of Marketing and Promotions. Along the way, Molly has been at WOOD in Grand Rapids as well as WISN in Milwaukee. Congrats and Well Dunne! Miss Molly.

While we’re in that neck of America, over in Madison Wisconsin comes word that GRANT FENSTER has been writing and producing Topicals at WKOW, the ABC affil in the state capital of the Badger State. Yes, the one owned by Quincy Newspapers. Before transitioning to promos, Grant was producing the AM News show. Well Dunne!

Freelance Job: Have experience on a Quantel and want some freelance opps? Easy as pie. Go to the Quantel website and check out the Freelancers section. Good luck and keep me posted.

Creativity…the key to success says Harvard.

Think About This: “The next step in human evolution is not inevitable, but for the first time in the history of our planet, it can be a conscious choice. Who is making that choice? You are. And who are you? Consciousness that has become conscious of itself.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

Tuesday September 9, 2008

Sep 9, 2008 by     Comments Off on Tuesday September 9, 2008    Posted under: Christopher Pursell, Jim Marketti, PROMAX BDA, THIS Network, Weigel Broadcasting

Big news out of Second City, aka Chicago. Long time creative JIM MARKETTI has been named Creative Director for Weigel Broadcasting’s THIS Network in the Windy City. What network is THIS? (note – anybody love the Abbot & Costello ‘Who’s On First’ routine?) THIS is the new linear digital channel from Weigel and MGM. Jim is currently heading up Marketti Creative Group and his new gig with Weigel starts asap. He could be there now… No stranger to Chicago, Jim spent nearly 10 years at the Chicago FOX duopoly and was also Promotion Manager for NBC’s WMAQ. Well Dunne! Jim!

Promax|BDA has grabbed CHRISTOPHER PURSELL for a new job at the organization – he’ll be VP of Content Innovation beginning September 22. He’ll be giving his passport a workout traveling as a rep for Promax|BDA around the globe in addition to setting the tone for all the publications and all the platforms. Yes, he’ll be tres active in the conference. I wonder if he can get it out of NYC sooner than anticipated… The James Madison U grad (that’s in Virginia) comes over from being Deputy Editor of Television Week. He’s also worked for Variety, done media relations for Sony and Twentieth TV and began his career doing community relations for the Washington Bullets and Wizards in DC. Well Dunne! Christopher.

Think About This: “Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.” ~ Anthony D’Angelo