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June 6, 2017

Jun 5, 2017 by     Comments Off on June 6, 2017    Posted under: Featured

Mod Op, the super creative digital agency, has got both sides of the country covered with their two new hires. Going into their LA office as Creative Director is ANDY HANN, who was tearin’ it up with creative in Philly at Big Smack and Concrete Pictures. New York has brought AUDRA V. PACE on board as Creative Director and Brand Strategist from her CD slot at Gluttony (love that name). She’d been at A&E Networks as Director of Strategy as well. Managing Director DAVID EDELSTEIN has added Partner to his title. Excellent. Mod Op is involved in several projects with entertainment entities and hit a home run (or should that be scored extra points) with a project for Nike where they designed a personality test to match children with their player archetypes and perhaps their new athletic shoe. Well Dunne! everybody.

Job Alert – Digital Sales Specialist (reports to Director of Digital Marketing) KSWO Wichita Falls

“Big” PROMAX is going to live stream some of the sessions as well as the awards ceremony from the LA confab going on as you read this…all via their Facebook page. Hurray. You know how to do that…Like the promaxbda FB site and you’ll get alerts for Tuesday’s talk (Truth, Lies & the News@3Pacific), Wednesday’s three talks (Touchdown Conversation with the LA Rams @11Pacific – Dear White People @Noon Pacific – Mashable It’s All Connected @4:15Pacific) and then on Thursday (The Black List @11Pacific).

Many of you are pet owners and lovers. Former promo pro MAIA BRUSSEAU is now handling the PR for the Denver-based Dumb Friends League, and they have a wonderfully fun fund-raiser on the blocks. It’s the Pet Photo Contest. Your entry fee goes to help homeless pets (including horses, this is, afterall, Colorado) and guarantees a spot in their upcoming calendar, which is also part of the cost. It’s a win-win…details are here: http://www.gogophotocontest.com/dumbfriendsleague

Think About This: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” – Albert Einstein

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February 2, 2016

Feb 1, 2016 by     Comments Off on February 2, 2016    Posted under: Featured

You know when people say ‘what chemistry’ it means that two entities, combined, spark and ignite into something special. You hear it a lot about movie pairings, but we should really think about using it more for creatives and the companies they work with. Let’s begin with ANDY HANN and his new role as EVP Head of Broadcast for BPG Advertising out in LA. It’s a pairing that is definitely one that has great chemistry. The Otis College of Art and Design grad has used his talents at a number of west and east coast firms, like in LA, Philly and NYC. He’s directed the creative at E! Entertainment TV, Pittard/Sullivan, Concrete Pix and was Head Creative (which makes me chuckle at his picture…head creative…hahaha) for BIGSMACK. In keeping with the head theme, let’s have a tip of the hat and a Well Dunne! for Andy!

Seems like Super Bowl is not good news for chickens. Some unbelievable number of wings de poulet will be smothered in hot seasoned sauce then dunked in cool ranch before going down the alimentary canal during the game. Last year, the number was 1.25 billion. Oy!

Think About This:  “By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.”  ~  Winston Churchill

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September 12, 2012

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The Sacramento-Phoenix connection is pretty strong. Two Phoenix Marketing Directors come direct from Cali’s capital…plus one GM, and now BOBBY RIGG is part of the Sacto Crowd. Mr Bobby is the new Marketing Manager for Scripp’s syndicated show, THE LIST, which launches Sept 17 across the USA. Very exciting. Bobby comes out of Houston’s KHOU where he was Sr. Writer Producer for CSD DALE LOCKETT at the Belo-owned CBS affil. The Sacramento connection lies with his work at Hearst’s KCRA. He started his TV marketing career at KZTV, the CBS affiliate in beautiful Corpus Christi. The University of Houston grad also attended UT in Austin. Well Dunne! Bobby.

BIGSMACK has a new Creative Director. Welcome aboard to MATT HALL, and it’s a reunion with ANDY HANN, the guy who owns BIGSMACK. The two worked together at Concrete Pictures in LA not all that long ago. Matt is going to bring all the creative heat that he’s built up working with such entities as NBC Sports, A&E and NatGeo.  Matt’s also been a creative director at 3Ring Circus (loved their work). Well Dunne! Matt!

Job Alert – KOAA in Colorado Springs is still on the hunt for a Graphics Designer. Hurry up – ski season is on the horizon.


Job Alert – Promo Producer for WFTS down Tampa way. Hurry, winter is coming.

Love jazz? Then just by listening, you can learn about leadership. Fortune says so. 


Think About This: "It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."  ~  Henry David Thoreau


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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He’s a Jersey guy at heart and by birth, so getting to Philly is going to be a lot of fun for CHRIS GRENIER, who just hopped on the creative bandwagon at Big Smack. His title? Creative Director. He’ll be working side by side with owner ANDY HANN and Executive Producers HEIDI ERNEY and KELLY DIALS. Chris is making the switch from being VP/Copy Supervisor at Campbell-Ewald in Warren, MI (which is really Detroit, no?) and his agency roots go deep. Matter of fact, Chris has been with Doner, Ogilvy & Mather as well as Philly-based Tierney & Partners.  He studied at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Well Dunne! Chris.

Job Alert – WPRI in Providence is looking for a Creative Services Producer.

Think About This: “If you want to find richer meaning and purpose in your life, just keep loving.” ~ Alan Cohen


Wednesday January 12, 2011

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Every single state has snow right now. Yep, even Hawaii (the Big Island)…except Florida. Which is where we kick off today’s post. In Tampa, actually. Let’s all raise our OJ’s in a toast to the newly promoted KARLENE BALL, who is now the Promotion Manager of Scripps’ ABC affil WFTS in the Tampa Bay area. An upstate New Yorker by birth, Karlene and her then-boyfriend, now hubby, got sick to death of the winters and they did what many of us have threatened to do – quit the jobs and moved to the beach. With her degree from Plattsburg State in hand plus a resume that included FOX in Albany, Karlene found herself in Tampa and WFTS found her. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. She learned how to do TV by doing all the TV jobs, like chyron operator, and landed in the Creative Services department, where she’s steadily been honing her craft. When then-CSD DONNA WILSON got a bump to GM in Tulsa, it was Senior Writer Producer Karlene who kept things going before now CSD DENNIS ELSBURY arrived. This is a fun little twist – as Promotion Manager, she’s working with Dennis for a second time…he was Promo Manager when she first came to the station. Lots of great karma here, including the fact Karlene is a recent mom. Her 4 month old daughter is never that far away thanks to computers and the fact we can email pix all the time. Well Dunne! Karlene!

OPRAH’s very own network, called OWN as you know, is no doubt throwing kisses at the talented crew at BIGSMACK, who took the Bruce Mao Design logo and turned it into an on-air look and promo kit. They did the coolest thing – color coding the elements for each different daypart. Love that. Well Dunne! ANDY HANN and CREW.

You have plans for Thursday night, January 27? Sure, you have to be in the LA area, but other than that, there’s no reason not to spend the evening at The Geffen Playhouse (an absolutely great venue) with PROMAXbda and Neil LaBute’s latest play, The Break of Noon. PROMAX has all the deets.

Think About This: “Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

July 13, 2010

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Let’s talk open slots. From what is known, the following positions are open: CSD at KMOX St. Louis, CTV in Toronto and WUVG in Atlanta, Director of Marketing at KXTV in Sacramento, Promo Manager openings are at KDVR in Denver, KPRC in Houston, WXLV in Winston-Salem, KOAT in Albuquerque, WDSU in New Orleans, KPTM in Omaha and WBRE in Wilkes-Barre.

For the artist amongst us, CSD CURTIS MILES at ABC O&O WTVD in Raleigh Durham is on the hunt for an artist. He’s in need of a #2 who can do a bunch of after effects on promos and a little news. Let him know if you’re interested. Good company. Great benefits.

Boy oh boy, those guys at BIGSMACK – they did a bang up job on the pre-launch campaign for A&E’s The Glades…and it worked.  Tons of eyeballs to the premiere. The smiles you see are on the faces of Creative Director ANDY HANN and his EP’s HEIDI ERNEY and KELLY DIALS and their team. Well Dunne! everybody.

Trains and cakes. Yeah, it’s a perfect marketing combo.

The title of this article says it all: Marketing Lessons from South Africa’s World Cup Playbook.

Think About This: “Ideas should be clear and chocolate thick.” Las cosas claras y el chocolate espeso.  ~ Spanish Proverb

June 23, 2010

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Those clever devils at Philly-based BIGSMACK TV are the ones who came up with the equally clever promo campaign for A&E’s upcoming summer series, The Glades. ANDY HANN, Creative Director, needs to pat his team on the back for sure. Well Dunne! everybody.

The job market for TV creative management slots is a whole lot narrower now…but what is open is the following:Promo Manager at KPTM/KXVO Omaha, CSD at CTV in Toronto, Marketing Manager at WXOW LaCrosse, WI, Ass’t CSD at WXII in Winston-Salem, NC, CSD at WUVG in Atlanta, Promo Manager at WXLV Winston-Salem, CSD at WDSU in New Orleans, Promo Manager at KPRC Houston and that long-open CSD slot at St. Louis’ KMOV.

Congrats to all the BDA winners announced last night in LA at the PROMAX Conference. To see who has more shelf candy, go here.

What’s it like to market TV channels in China? Wow…it’s pretty much a whole different can of worms.

Helpful article on how to manage a superstar. Come on, you know you need to read this.

Think About This: "The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision." ~ Helen Keller

Well Dunne for Friday, December 4, 2009

Dec 3, 2009 by     Comments Off on Well Dunne for Friday, December 4, 2009    Posted under: Uncategorized


Big news from BIGSMACKtv, the Philly based creative services agency for the broadcast world. They’ve added three to their team and promoted two. Adding Executive to the producer title are KELLY DIALS and HEIDI FREDERICK ERNEY. Coming aboard are NY-based director/DP MANUEL MIRANDA who has worked on campaigns for Victoria’s Secret and Macy’s, cinematographer JEFFREY PHILLIPS, and stylized director SCOTT WHITHAM. Thanks to Creative Director ANDY HANN for the update. That’s him in the pix there. Look for their latest work on the new image campaign for Bio Channel. Well Dunne! one and all.

The very clever talents at World Wide Wadio come up with their own annual version of Christmas cheer…and every year they get better than the year before. Well Dunne! to them all and thanks PAUL FEY for "It Came Upon A Movie Clip" – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7J3hASLgdo

TVNewsCheck Editor HARRY JESSELL outlines that the new Comcast/NBC gorilla is committed to broadcast TV  while broadcast chronicler DIANE MERMINGAS weighs in on the future of broadcast with the new Comcast/NBC world upon us and it’s less than committed. 

Swear this is a real listing from the Phoenix Craigslist: Willing to pay barter of laser hair removal worth $2000 In exchange for creative writing for this project.  So, if you know of a particularly hairy writer, this might be ideal.

Think About This: "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed." ~ Mohandas Gandhi