G’day Mate. Yes, an Ozzie greeting to kick off an Ozzie getting a fab new slot. The man from Down Under is none other than TIM RC. ANDERSON who took the Creative Director slot for CBS Corp out in LA, which is closer to home than his New York-based former job as Creative Director of NBCUniversal Media. Tim got his creative career launched scheduling on-air promos for Foxtel in Sydney before trying his hand at writing and producing said promos for them. He then went to Seven Network before coming to the states to work in LA for the Entertainment Marketing folks at NBCU. Warner Bros was his next stop where he was Exec CD for Worldwide TV Marketing. The lure of New York called him east and he freelanced and threw his hand into NBCU’s efforts once again. Krikey! That’s great. Big Well Dunne! Tim RC.
Kudos to BJ FINNELL the new Director of Brand and Creative Development at Hartford’s Fox affil WTIC. . BJ comes to marketing from the news side of the fence, having worked as News Director, EP, Producer and Anchor for stations in NYC, Philly, Cleveland and San Francisco. BJ was with WVIT previously as Content Project Manager. Well Dunne! BJ.
Job Alert – Writer Producer KABB/WOAI San Antonio
Job Alert – Operations and Marketing Research Director KOLN Lincoln NB
Think About This: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein
So far, 2017 has proven to be a fast-moving, bizarre, surreal few weeks. A well respected friend pointed out from his VP office, ‘all my childhood is fading away, one at a time.’ Yesterday MARY TYLER MOORE turned off the lights in the WJM-TV newsroom for the very, very last time. Her character Mary Richards painted a picture of TV news that attracted more than a few of us to get into the business. But it wasn’t the job itself that was the extra spark that made MTM an icon. It was the fact her character was strong, single, brave, anxious, and feminine…and smart. That was not the picture of women in the US at the time. The happy ending for Mary Richards was a job well done, a friend helped, a statement made, all without an apron or a PTA membership. It was cutting edge in its day and it was done with top drawer humor. Well Dunne! Mary Richards.
If you don’t think a musical jingle has power anymore (btw – Who said that? Somebody floated that rumor..who said that?) just remember that everybody used the song’s words when Mary died. Who could turn the world on with a smile…
CBS is running a Mary salute Thursday night. PBS is and on Saturday, Sundance TV is running a Mary Marathon. .
In the real world…down in San Antonio, dear DON SMITH’s father, Don Sr., passed away today. Don was a Junior with a brand new son just a week old. The wheel of life keeps turning. Our love to Don and his family. Don is CSD at KENS.
Job Alert – Brand Manager WVEC Norfolk
Think About This: “The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered…We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards
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What a fascinating background JASON KASHDAN brings to his new slot at CBS’ WBZ. The Boston U grad was one of four ‘stars’ of a four year online web series documenting the lives of BU students as they experience the four years of college. Called COMlife, the YouTube series promises to be a great insight into the new breed of creative. CBS has been a home of sorts for Jason, who has been an AP for CBS Interactive, an Intern at CBS News in NYC, was a do-it-all shooter, editor and Prod Ass’t for USA Today Sports Media Group in Beantown and now is working on the Boston creative team led by PETER MASUCCI and SEAN BARNACOAT. When Sean was a student in Madrid, he was also an intern for Lopez-Li Films…yes, he’s fluent in Spanish. French, too. His short films have won awards and, well, do you get the idea he’s a major Go-Getter…one to watch? Yeah, he is. Let’s have a major Well Dunne! in English for Jason.
Think About This: "Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny." ~ Carl Schurz
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