Thursday is getting a “This and That” treatment today. Just a lot of things happening and no time to talk and verify new jobs landed, like the two at Q13 (FOX in Seattle…that info is for tomorrow). So here’s a few items, a job and something for your heart…
Have you ever heard “the gates are wide open”? In an Irish household, the phrase was used when more than one person passed away in a short amount of time. At the moment, the gates are w-i-d-e open and St. Peter must have gone high tech to process all the souls. Nexstar in Rochester’s ED CRONY has the greatest family. Send them your best thoughts and comfort…his two daughters and his lovely wife have lost their grandmother and mother. Well Dunne! Talent’s JOEY V’s father passed away earlier in the week on the west coast. And TIM SANDERS of WTWO lost his grandmother Wednesday.
Former Promo Pro MARTY SCHLESINGER, who now is the bicycle king of San Antonio (my title, not his…he’s too cool for that moniker) is on the mend from a health scare. But all is well and his sense of humor is totally mended.
Holy cow…a newly placed head of marketing – one with no TV experience – actually asked her staff what a Topical was. Yep, that sure did happen. OMG. I’ll never tell where.
This weekend, AMANDA FORD of WPTV in Palm Beach is getting married…as is former promo pro LAUREL PORTIE (The List, KTVT) who ‘s tying the knot in Malibu. Happiness.
Job Alert – Retail / Promotions Producer KCPQ/KZJO/KRCW Seattle
Job Alert – Marketing Director WKYC Cleveland
Think About This: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
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A lot of marketing creative types follow their hearts and either volunteer their time (and/or talents) or actually go to work for organizations making a difference. Not that TV can’t – it can make a difference…a huge difference. Actually, it should do more of this outreach. But before we go off on a side track, let’s focus on the reason this whole subject is starting your Monday reading. It’s because AMANDA FORD has a generous background working at the Red Cross of North East New York. But the coup de grace – she spent a year teaching English in China. How fabulous is that! She was in Qinhuangdao which is about two hours directly east of Beijing – a gorgeous seaside city. Details must be gathered for such an adventure and will be shared. Meanwhile, Ms. Amanda is back in the states and is the new writer producer for CSD JAMES McKAY at Scripps’ WPTV in another seaside city, West Palm Beach. She’s honed her promo chops at WTEN , WXXA and WNYT, all in Albany, New York’s capital. I guess after a year in China, West Palm won’t be very exotic, but I know her creative will bring sparks. Well Dunne! Amanda.
Getting away from the day to day of a TV station but working the creative video aspects of the job is KEVIN MYERS. He’ now at Best Buy headquarters doing videos for the chain. He’s been CSD at FOX in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Well Dunne! Kevin
Have you seen the Amazing Motion spot for Lexus? Take a moment and check out how they combined art, technology, movement and motion. They shot it in Malaysia, btw. It makes one stop and watch attentively whenever it airs. Wow.
Think About This: "Say little; love much; give all; judge no-one; aspire to all that is pure and good-and keep on keeping on." ~ White Eagle
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