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January 31, 2018

Jan 30, 2018 by     Comments Off on January 31, 2018    Posted under: Featured

MIKE BENSON, Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios, has got one hot, hot, hot promo for the upcoming Amazon Prime Original Series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. It’s 60 seconds and it’s going to run in the SuperBowl. Yep, a full minute in THE game.  Starring ‘you loved him on The Office’ John Krasinski in the lead role with New Orleans’ Wendell Pierce as well. The series doesn’t hit our screens until August 31, so this is a total tease. Yes, Benson is still doing kick-it work and the spot seems destined for a “best Super Bowl spots’ perch. Well Dunne! Mike and crew.

What? Hard to get hold of? Moi? Yes, but that’s what happens when one shoots a TV pilot. Details, in all their adorableness, to come. I’ll get back to everybody….be cool.

Job Alert – Promotion Manager WKMG Orlando

WKMG News 6, the CBS Affiliate in Orlando, FL is looking for a highly motivated, seasoned, creative professional to join our team as Promotion Manager.  The qualified candidate is creative, strategic, innovative and able to create strong messages on all platforms that capture audiences and move them to act.  The candidate will work closely with the Creative Services Director to develop and execute marketing strategies for the station and lead a team of producers in creating quality promos that further the brand and drive ratings.  The manager will also conceptualize, write and edit high-end campaigns for news, promotion and community service projects.

Qualifications: * Work closely with Creative Services Director

*Conceptualize, write, direct talent, edit and produce targeted campaigns that address WKMG’s promotional needs.

* Identify and implement promotional strategies to increase ratings, awareness and revenue on all platforms.

*Supervise and assist producers in shooting and editing brand and topical promotion to increase shooting/lighting

techniques, editing skills, after effects skills and production values.                                                                               

* Create schedules for creative team and assist in producer reviews.

*Interpret research and data into actionable marketing tactics.

*Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays

*Reports to Creative Services/Marketing Director

Requirements: *A minimum of five years in advertising and promotion experience with promotion-specific record of success in the television/news industry, brand management or marketing/ digital/ advertising agency.

*Creative chops to cut through the clutter, grab viewer’s attention and motivate tune-in through compelling copy and clear vision.

*Must have experience in producing top rate projects from conception through completion.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills

*Must be a highly organized, detail oriented problem solver with the ability to find solutions in rapidly changing environments.

*Self-motivated with ability to work in fast paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities.

*Highly experienced in directing talent, camera and lighting crews.

*Strong cinema and/or ENG camera skills with attention to technical detail.

*Strong non-linear editing, photo shop and after effects skills.

*Ability to elevate the quality and direction of a producer’s work.

* Possess and maintains a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the     


*Must be able to submit a reel with work exhibiting these skills.


Adobe CC (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator) are essential

Send resume or Email to: Creative Services Director, kpeoples@wkmg.com

No Phone Calls Please  Note: Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment background checks, including drug screen, required reference checks and educational degree verification.


Think About This:  “If one suffers, we all suffer. Togetherness is strength.  Courage.”  ~ Jean Bernard Aristide

February 24, 2015

Feb 23, 2015 by     Comments Off on February 24, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Talk about a man who won the jackpot: Talent, check. Looks, check. Personality, check, Million watt smile, check. And now amazing new job. MIKE BENSON is checking in as the new Head of Advertising for Original Series at Amazon, working from their Santa Monica offices. And we all know how aggressive Amazon is being getting original product made. Now they have a dynamite guy to promote it. Watch out…sounds like a winning combo. He brings station-side promo experience to the new job, including being CSD at WCCO in Minneapolis as well as Director of Communications for KCBS. He jumped to be SVP of Promotion and program Planning for VH1 in NYC followed by being EVP of Marketing for ABC Television Group. Along the way he taught at Boston U and served as PROMAX Chairman. Most recently he was CCO at Time Warner and was doing his own thing as President of Hurryback Holdings. Can’t wait to see what excitement Mike brings to the new Amazon offerings. Well Dunne! Mr. Benson.

Think About This: “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”  ~ Bill Gates

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