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The eyes of Texas…you know the song. And it’s the theme for today’s post. Beginning in the heart of Texas (another song), namely Austin. FOX’s KTBC has a new Promotion Manager who’s a Texan through and through and has even worked at the station before. Welcome GENO GARZA to the new title. He came up I-35 from San Antonio, where he was Art Director for the CBS affil under the fab DON SMITH. Of course, his new CSD is fab as well (shout out to DAVID SQUIRES). Back in the day, Geno worked at KTBC as a graphic designer before teaching it at Austin Community College. Then he went over to KVUE and added Video Editor to his talents. He ran his own creative shop and added motion graphics as well. KTBC has landed a whale, as they say in Vegas (and always as a big ol’ compliment). Well Dunne! Geno.
What’s he going to miss is the big debate at KENS. Big Senate race in the Lone Star State between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz. They’ve agreed to do three (and only three) debates, and KENS landed one. The last one. Set for October 16, details will be coming along. Hoping they stream it. The candidates will also debate at my alma mater SMU, so there’s that. Well Dunne! everyone.
Think About This: “Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.” ~ John Lennon
Yes, Austin is one of the coolest cities. Is it the music? Willie may live in Maui but he still visits Austin a lot. Is it the students? Lots of Longhorns in addition to the world’s second largest brick building. Bonus points to you if you know the first, comrade. Is Austin cool because of the gathering of new ideas and people who give those ideas a run? Well there is that. Point being that the Texas capital is one cool market, and it’s where DAVID SQUIRES has worked for a good number of years. David has just been promoted to Vice President of Creative Services at KTBC there. Great choice…the man is a grad of Mizzou. For those who need a little mental jumpstart, Mizzou is University of Missouri located in Columbia. Noted for their journalism school, which is perhaps the best around. David started his TV career in Columbia at KMIZ where he punched newscasts. He punched news in Palm Springs at KESQ before jumping to the promotion department at KNTV in the San Francisco area. He then went to St. Louis’ KSDK before heading down river to Memphis where he was Promo Manager for WHBQ. He took the Promo Manager slot in Austin twice…with a Creative Director stint in between. Now he’s running the show and I can only imagine how hot marketing is amongst the bluebonnets. A Texas-size Well Dunne! David.
See ya’ll next Tuesday. Be safe.
Think About This: “There is only one map to the journey of life and it lies within your heart.” ~ Willie Nelson
Sales and Marketing are like, as Forrest Gump might have said, peas and carrots. They just go together. So when a promo pro actually puts the word ‘sales’ into their title, it’s a move that will lead to success with a flourish. Down Austin way, DANI DUDEK has taken a sales gig and will be using her effervescent personality combined with her marketing know-how for Viamedia. A lover of the Texas capital, Dani writes a blog about the entertainment scene called ATXGOSSIP.com Yes, check it out. She writes like a charm. The Winthrop grad got her first TV job in Charlotte at WBTV then handled news promotion for WCCB, the then-FOX affil. She’s handled promo for WAGA in Atlanta and was Promo Manager for KTBC in Austin. She loved LA and working for Fox Broadcasting in Affiliate Relations but missed the station-side excitement and took the Marketing Director slot at WCSC in Charleston. Now she’ll tie it all together in her favorite city. Excellent. Well Dunne! Dani.
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