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It takes a lot of guts to bet on your own talents. And there’s nothing more rewarding, even when the rewards can be a bit tight monetarily. Creatives in entertainment marketing have all the know-how, verve and knowledge to make an amazing impact on their own. The latest intrepid soul to shake things up is BRAD CRUM, now doing business under his own banner: Brad Crum Creative. He’s got it goin’ on in all mediums, so hit him up for work that will definitely work. He will, indeed, miss the good folks at FOX DC where he’s been promoting both their stations. Brad’s background includes time at CBS Network in LA. Yeah, he’s that good. Well Dunne! Brad.
Cinco de Mayo…what a great excuse to bring attention to two of the best Spanish/English voice talents you could use….Liliana de Miguel, who lives in Mexico City and translates like someone who works at the University, which she does….and Chris Smith who lives in Houston AND DF (which is how the folks in Mexico City refer to themselves). Don’t get stung with bad talent or bad translations. Happy Cinco…or as MANNY DE LA ROSA would say, Cinco de Manny!
Our own Promo Cowboy, BARRY FITZSIMMONS, who is amazing on so many creative levels, has finally gotten his marketing Podcast going (someone writing this might be a guest one day….) and you should check it out. Click here. And it’s a good one with BILL HARTNETT…another major favorite!
Have you noticed the A-listers who are voicing spots…not appearing on camera, but voicing? God bless Ken Levine, one of my favorite writers (imdb him) and his take on why this is NOT a good idea and why you need to rethink voice choices. Of course, you should think Well Dunne! first, but you know that already because you’re fabulous….
Think About This: “Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” – Yehuda Bauer
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Following your heart. It’s what we all yearn to do; it’s on all the HR feel-good posters. But the pursuit of your heart’s desire is not easy; what if we’re not sure what it is we’re to follow? So, like Dorothy in Oz, we experience adventures and misadventures which, in the long run to our surprise, reveal our true longings. When MANNY DELA ROSA clocks out today (Friday 18th) as Creative Services Director of Palm Springs’ KMIR, he’ll be giving 100% of his attention to his heart’s desire – being Manny The Movie Guy. He’s been the movie reviewer and entertainment reporter at the NBC affiliate, building a major following. Ratings came along too. His reviews have been picked up by news operations who see the fun and attention-garnering segments as a great addition to many newscasts. Taking that leap shows Mr. DLR is following his dream. We all wish him the best and will soon be asking if your station is a good fit for Manny’s marvelous movie coverage. Well Dunne! Manny!
BRAD CRUM of FOX in DC has a very ideal Star Wars experience ahead of him. He’s got tix for Monday at DC’s Uptown Theatre in the Cleveland Park area. It’s where the Force originally showed up. Very cool. Well Dunne! Brad.
Job Alert – Promo Producer KNXV Phoenix
Think About This: "What you seek is seeking you." ~ Rumi
Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent
JACK PARMETER has passed away. I met Jack back in the LA days and hadn’t crossed paths until several months ago when he sent the most upbeat, charming email. He was looking for a new job and wanted to know what was available. His background was very impressive: He had helped launch the Fox TV Network as Director of On-Air Promotions, handling such shows as The Simpsons and 90210. He worked for Fox as Executive Director of Creative Services and traveled internationally working on original material. He made the switch to CBS where he was first VP of On-Air Promotion then Senior VP of Marketing. He was involved in Parmeter Productions where clients included ABC, Cimarron and Fox. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Architecture, Jack had an artists eye, a brilliant mind, a winning smile. He will be sincerely missed.
BRAD CRUM who worked with Jack, wrote the following in his honor. He has graciously allowed us to share:
"GUESS WHAT, WE ARE CONNECTED" I got this email a couple of months ago from an old friend. " Hi there…I’m an ex CBS/FOX promo/marketing guy looking for a full time job (remember me?). I figured I’d start with my Linkedin friends. Guess what? We are connected.
Hope all is well with you. Best Jack"
I got back to him but we didn’t get a chance to talk. Now, I hear of his untimely death.
If you’ll allow me, I’ve written something in honor of Jack Parmeter. But it’s really for all of us in the promo business. Because, as Jack so aptly said,
"Guess what–We are Connected".
To the tune of "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime,"
Once I built a network, from the ground, took it right to the top…
Once I took another, turned it around…Brother, can you spare a job?
Once my work earned jealous stares– lined their pockets with gold
Built a reputation—but hey, who cares?! Tell me am I just too old?
Say, don’t you remember, they called me Jack;
they called me John, Lew & Bob,
Why don’t you remember, I’m your pal? Buddy, can you spare a job?
Which leads to today’s THINK ABOUT THIS: You get an email…a phone call…a FB message…a tweet…a LinkedIn message from someone in the business. You know the person, or their work, or you know of them. You know people who know them. The person reaching out doesn’t have a job at the moment, or is looking for a project. Sound familiar? Now to the heart of it….what do you do? The answer…the ONLY answer…is that you do something. You return the email…the call…answer the social media communiqué. You reach back and in doing so, you make that person feel so much better. Remind them they are not alone. They can be hopeful. In the best possible ways, you can even give them the key to a new job.
Think About This #2: “If doubt, despair, and denial threaten to dismantle your dreams today, let Love rear up in your defense.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
It’s cherry blossom time in DC. Despite the snow, the cold and the general wintery weather hanging on, it’s still cherry blossom time in the capital and that means spring is not far behind. Beneath the cherry blossoms at the FOX station, there’s news to share. BRAD CRUM has been named Promotion Manager for WTTG, that’s FOX5. He’s making the switch from inside the building where he was head of Promotion and Advertising for WDCA, the MyTV affil. Brad is a Stanford grad who has worked at CBS Network in LA as well as for XM Satellite Network where he was Director of Branding and Marketing Services.
Taking Brad’s slot at WDCA is COSMO LOSCO. Gotta love the name Cosmo. That’s him in the adorable picture. The Philly native began his career at WPVI in Philly under the direction of VP Creative, LAUREN BACIGALUPI, who Cosmo credits with getting him into the world of TV Promo. He then worked for the talented JOHN BALDWIN at WGAL in Lancaster before joining DONNA WILSON’s creative team at WRC in DC. Cosmo’s been a promotion producer at WTTG and WDCA most recently. BTW, his picture gets him gold promo stars. Well Dunne! Brad and Cosmo!
That leaves FOX DC VP Creative Services MIKE HENRY on the hunt for a writer-producer. Yeah, he’s a super boss and it’s a great operation.
Wonderful article on how to manage creative people.
Job Alert: FOX in Milwaukee, WITI, is looking for a creative writer producer.
Job Alert: Santa Monica based Ovation needs a promo writer.
Job Alert for the Cablers amongst you – Charter’s headquarters in St Louis is looking for a Senior Director, Brand & Creative Strategy
In-depth article on the ethics of hospital and TV News partnerships.
Think About This: To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what’s right is insane. As if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day with drool running down her chin. My experience is the opposite. Love is action." ~ Byron Katie