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March 25, 2013

Mar 24, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 25, 2013    Posted under: Featured

ARI PITCHENIK was just offered and accepted a job in Los Angeles. He is the new Vice President of Warner Brother’s Affiliate Marketing in Burbank! Getting back to where he once belonged. Ari is going to depart NYC where he’s been Regional Director of Creative, Marketing & Digital Innovation at Tribune and WPIX. He knows the way to California (and San Jose) because he once worked at Trib’s KTXL in Sacramento. He’s a Univ of Miami grad who got his first job at WPLG down South Florida way.  What a great new slot. Well Dunne! Ari.

 

Job Alert – Digital Media Marketing Director KOAA Colorado Springs

 

Job Alert – Writer producer promo dept Q13 Fox Seattle

 

Think About This: "All that is required now is that you continue to till the soil of your soul. Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with the hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so you must attend to and nourish the garden of your becoming."   ~ Jean Houston

March 21, 2013

Mar 21, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 21, 2013    Posted under: Featured

AARON ANDERSON is a triple A…and besides that, he’s the new Topical writer producer for Huntsville’s WAFF, NBC in the Rocket City. With his super background in the newsroom, which includes producing the WAFF morning show as well as special projects, plus his web production experience, he’s a natural for promotion and creative services. And he knows the market – he’s from Huntsville. Would that make him a Huntsvillian…Huntsviller…? Will have to ask CSD MARK STRAND for insight on that. Meanwhile, Well Dunne! Aaron.


Job Alert – Writer Producer WFTS Tampa (no snow…no state income tax! – and a super boss)


All you NYCers…and lovers of lobster…and those wanting to help Share Our Strength…save the date June 6. It’s the 4th annual Lobster Roll Rumble. Deets and info on tix here. Come on – it’s gonna be oh so good on so many level.

 


So, is Nielsen dead? This particular writer, with no background of TV, says yes. 

Think About This:  “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”  ~ Wayne Dyer

March 20, 2013

Mar 19, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 20, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Memphis is one cool jazz town. Hard on the Mississippi and home to great bar-b-q and Graceland. Come April, it will be home to KEVIN KIRKALDIE when he takes over the Marketing Director slot at WPTY/WLMT/WJKT in Memphis, Nexstar’s ABC/CW/Fox operations respectively. Kevin is a super guy and this is such happy news. The Kirkaldie household will love the Delta after the mountains of Roanoke, VA. A big Well Dunne! Kevin.


Job Alert – Creative Services Director WLTX Columbia SC


Worth the time – the Talk of the Nation segment “As Consumers Jump Ship, News Outlets Shift Priorities” 





Think About this:  "Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."  ~  Malcolm S. Forbes

March 19, 2013

Mar 18, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 19, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Job roundup time. See of any of these are up your alley.

 

Job Alert – Coordinator Creative Operations NBC Entertainment Universal City CA Job 9161BR

 

Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer Discovery Channel Miami Job 7481

 

Creative Services Director slots open:

@WFFF – Burlington VT

@WPEC – West Palm Beach FL

@KOB – Albuquerque NM

@WWL – New Orleans

@WPTY/WLMT/WJKT – Memphis

@WIAT Birmingham

 

Marketing & Promotions Director

@WIVB – Buffalo NY

@WGXA – Macon GA

@WCTI – Greenville NC

@WAFF – Huntsville AL

@WVNS – Charleston WV

@WTLV – Jacksonville FL

 

Promotion Manager

@KNBC – Burbank

@WFLD – Chicago

@WGME – Portland ME

@KAMR Amarillo

 

News Promotion Manager KMIZ/KQFX/MyZouTV/Me-TV Columbia, MO/Jeff City market

 

CSM @ Cablevision Bethpage NY

 

Production Mgr/Design Director @WDSU NO

Design Director WDTN Dayton

Graphic Designer/Animator WXIN Indianapolis

 

W/P WISN Milwaukee

W/P/W WXIN Indianapolis

W/P/W WNBC NYC

W/P KDVR Denver

W/P WTKR Norfolk

W/P KTVT Dallas

W/P KOKI Tulsa

W/p WMBC Peoria

 

Preditor WTVJ Miami

 

Topical WSB Atlanta

Topical WFLD Chicago

 

Manager, Affiliate Relations & Promotion NBC Stamford, CT

 

Think About This: “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.”  ~ Emmanuel Swedenborg

March 18, 2013

Mar 17, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 18, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Promotion time at USA Networks NYC. Getting new titles are CARRYL PIERRE-DREWS now Senior VP of Strategic Marketing and COLLEEN MOHAN now SVP Brand Marketing.  What delightful news. Well Dunne! ladies.

Job Alert – VP Brand Marketing Comedy Central NYC  Job 5433

Job Alert – Producer Marketing/Sales WBBM Chicago Job 11160BR

Job Alert – Writer Producer at WCVB Boston

Think About This:  “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides…Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”  ~  Ellie Wiesel

March 15, 2013

Mar 14, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 15, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Reno is The Biggest Little City in the World. It’s also a southern locale if you are SAM ROSENBLUTH, who moved to Reno from Alaska where he was working for Coastal TV. A grad of Oregon State, Sam is now writing and producing creatively for FOX Reno for CSD MASON BEINSCHROTH. Well Dunne! Sam.

STEPHEN ARNOLD and his music folks are doing a nice, fun, social thing. Go to Facebook, hit the Like button for Stephen Arnold Music, and when you do, $1 gets given to Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit that’s transforming children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Come on…first 5,000 Likes will go a long way to making things nicer for everybody. Well Dunne! Stephen.

Job Alert – Manager Consumer Marketing A&E Networks NYC Job 157022

 

Job Alert – Marketing and Promotios Manager Madison Square Garden Entertainment / The Chicago Theatre Chicago Job 13-4001 

Job AlertFOX 32 News has a rare opening for an experienced topical news promo producer.    At FOX 32, nothing about our style is traditional and nothing on your demo reel should be, either.  If you’re a highly experienced non-linear editor, exceptionally creative, with strong writing skills, and the ability to craft promos that drive tune-in and decimate the competition, we want to hear from you!  In addition to producing topical news promos, you’ll help create image identity campaigns and branded marketing elements for air within a multi-screen viewing environment.  This position plays a vital role in re-positioning FOX 32 Chicago to become the  #1 station in the country’s #3 market.

Qualifications: 5+ years non-linear editing experience, preferably on an Avid platform.  Knowledge of Adobe products software with solid motion design skills are a plus, as is experience in the Social space.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume w/link to online demo reel and cover letter, via e-mail to:  wfld-hr@foxtv.com  FOX 32 Chicago  205 N. Michigan Avenue  Chicago, IL 60601

What a great idea – Whole Foods is opening an upscale health resort probably outside Austin. Sign me up. Details here.

Think About This: “Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you, because one day you might wake up and realize you lost the moon while counting the stars’ ~ Unknown

 

 

March 13, 2013

Mar 12, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 13, 2013    Posted under: Featured

This winter has been particularly difficult. In late February, BRIAN LUSK passed away suddenly. Brian was a great friend as well as the social media manager for Southwest Airlines – a pioneer in social media. Southwest gave him the room to do a fabulous job, and their social presence is considered one of the best in the country. Of course, he learned marketing at SMU.


Today I found out a former promotions pro passed away Monday evening in San Antonio. CHERYL PORTER was at KSAT, ABC in San Antonio through several owners and ended up running the department. She was organized, intelligent and taught those around her the things that college fails to impart. Working with her was a real pleasure. She left TV to work where her heart was happy – a church. She will be missed.


Job Alert – Project Manager – Marketing at Discovery Silver Spring MD Job 7485


Think About This:  “Missing someone isn’t about how long it has been since you’ve seen them or the amount of time since you’ve talked. It’s about that very moment when you find yourself doing something and wishing they were right there by your side.”  ~  Unknown

 

March 12, 2013

Mar 11, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 12, 2013    Posted under: Featured

The Bay Area – just thinking about San Francisco and environs is exciting for most people. If you’re CHRIS FARRIS, it’s not only exciting, it’s now home. CHRIS is the new Sr. Writer Producer at NBC Bay Area, working under Brand Manager WES RODDA. In making the move, Chris went from the Atlantic to the Pacific, moving from his slot as Promotion Manager at WBAL in Baltimore. He’s a Kansas grad (a Jayhawk) who has worked his way up in markets like Augusta, Maine and Topeka, Kansas. A California Well Dunne! Chris.


Job Alert – VP On-Air Promotions CBS Television Distribution Santa Monica Job 13862BR


New jobs are so often offered based on the success of the old job. Here’s some great advice on how to make the new job work even better. 

 

 

OK, no googling….what five USA TV series are garnering British eyeballs on the other side of the pond? Yeah – who knew.


Think About This: “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings…”  ~ Lao Tzu

 

March 11, 2013

Mar 10, 2013 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Featured

‘The Hat’ is back. If you got that email and work at CBS’ KOVR in Sacramento,  then you know it’s the way the station welcomed back PAUL KRAMER, now Promotion Manager under CSD DON SMITH. Paul wrote and produced at KOVR before heading across town to be Creative Services Production Manager at FOX affil KTXL.  The San Francisco State University grad also worked at American Zoetrope – yep the Coppola and Lucas film studio. What did he do there in his seven years?  He did just about everything. And how did he get the moniker ‘The Hat’? By wearing the same one. Easy question.  A big Well Dunne to you Paul. 


Abilene, Texas is just down the Interstate from Sweetwater, home of the big rattlesnake roundup. Yeah, not on the Bucket List, but interesting nonetheless.  When the brave and bold KAREN YARBROUGH (KTAB’s Creative leader) showed up at said event, just this last Friday, she showed more chutzpah than anyone else I know in TV when she skinned a rattlesnake…yes, she really skilled a rattlesnake. Perhaps a belt or the start of a great purse? Amazingly Well Dunne! Karen.


Job Alert – VP Creative Services at Madison Square Garden Entertainment Job 13-3963


Job Alert – Writer/Producer/Videographer WLUK Green Bay


Think About This: “I suppose, in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.”  ~  Irrfan Khan as the older Pi from Life of Pi

 

March 7, 2013

Mar 7, 2013 by     Comments Off on March 7, 2013    Posted under: Featured

GABRIEL REDONDO is one of those lucky guys who was born, raised and now works in one of America’s most amazing locales – San Antonio TX. He’s been at NBC affil WOAI (which is on the river, btw…a very cool spot in the Spurs’  hometown) as part of their creative effort, and is now going to head up the department. He has his broadcasting degree from Texas State University at San Marcus, noted for LBJ’s alma mater. San Marcus is also noted for the amazing outlet mall. Just sayin. Well Dunne! Gabriel.


Speaking of WOAI, let’s hear it for former CSD DAVID STOTTS who has gone to work for the NBA San Antonio Spurs. Well Dunne! David.


Miami’s 2C Media is smokin’ hot. They just finished a project for The Weather Channel. It’s all the promos for the new show Hacking the Planet . The promos highlighted both hand drawn animation with 2D and 3D illustrations.  2C Prez CHRIS SLOAN has been having a very creative year. Well Dunne!


Sometimes, its good to go over the basics of what one is doing, and this Project Management article is quick, easy and worth the time. 


Think About This: “Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them!”  ~  Ryan Ferreras

 

January 16, 2013

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I write about lots of great, creative people. But when you write about someone special, it’s the most fun. Today, it’s fun to tell you about DON SMITH.  Mr. Don isn’t just muy creative, he’s also one of the good guys. And he’s been offered…and he accepted…the Creative Services Director job at CBS’ KOVR in Sacramento. He’s been there for a few years as Promo Manager, and this step into the “big chair” is going to be a real plus for the Sacto market. The station is very special to me…it was once owned by a friend’s father and was where a dear, departed colleague worked magic. Don fits into the KOVR family like a glove.  He’s a southern gentlemen hailing from Lake Charles, LA and has worked for Belo at their San Antonio and Houston operations, KENS and KHOU respectively. He did a super job at Hearst’s WESH in Orlando and went west to Salt Lake City’s KTVX. Many of you know Don as the guy who puts together that super blog, Idopromoz. So I know you’ll join me in sending out a great big Well Dunne! Don. So happy and proud.


It’s a girl for Mama CANDACE HIRLEMAN ARCHER. Making her absolutely beautiful debut is Ella Kaliani Archer. Gorgeous Hawaiian middle name which mean Heaven. And she is one bit of heaven here on this planet. Candace is the VP of Creative Services  at KGO in San Francisco. Wonderful news.


Job Alert – Manager, Affiliate Relations and Promotion for The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show, both through NBC in Stamford, CT job 8455BR


Finally – you can now multitask breakfast thanks to Wired Waffles. What is a wired waffle? It’s a delicious breakfast treat that has caffeine in the waffle! Flavors include the ever popular Bacon Maple. Who could ask for anything more?


Think About This: "Sometimes, anywhere else but here seems to be the place we need to be in order to stand a chance of finding real peace and inner stillness."  ~  Oriah Mountain Dreamer

 

 

Last Day of 2012

Dec 30, 2012 by     Comments Off on Last Day of 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

New year, new possibilities.  Let’s approach each day with optimism and confidence that everything will be good. Here’s a list of some possibilities for those who might want to replant themselves.


Job Alert – Writer producer for FOX Memphis


Job Alert – Writer producer for WFTS in Tampa


Job Alert – Marketing Director WIVB Buffalo


Job Alert – Communications and Marketing Specialist WCCO Minneapolis Job62440888


Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Manager WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi


Job Alert – Director, Consumer Marketing G4 in LA Number7151BR


Job Alert – Sr Manager,Franchise/Brand Management ABC Television Group in Burbank 


Irish? Do you know about The Gathering? Sounds devine. Who wants to join in and go home? 


Think About This: “There are people in your life whom you unknowingly inspire simply by being you.” ~  Unknown (thank you LARRY COLEMAN)

 

December 13, 2012

Dec 13, 2012 by     Comments Off on December 13, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

As previously pointed out…it’s the time of year for promotions. And here’s another promotion – this one going on at Gannett’s WBIR in Knoxville. Starting the first of the year, KARA MCFARLAND is trading offices and will be the Director of Marketing and Community Relations. The NBC affil will be in good hands…she’s a Mizzou grad (Fight Tigers!) where she studied and got both a BA and MA in journalism. She has a sales and promotion background and has been at WBIR handling their Deal Chicken project. Very fun. A big Missouri-type Well Dunne! Kara

 

Wish I could go to PROMAX in Paris. 


Job Alert – Marketing Director WCGV and WVTV Milwaukee, WI

 

Hashtags…if you’re using them on air or thinking about it, gotta read this via the Denver newspaper .


 

Think About This: (personal favorite)  "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

December 7, 2012

Dec 6, 2012 by     Comments Off on December 7, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

CHRIS FRIEDRICHS got an early Christmas present. Chris is the VP of Creative at Fox in Orlando and he’s found a super writer producer, which was what he wanted. Let him tell you about the new addition: Please join me in welcoming JAY CHALMERS to FOX 35’s Creative Services Department as writer/producer.   Jay comes to us most recently from Jacksonville, FL where he worked as a promotion writer/producer at Gannett’s First Coast News duopoly (NBC/ABC). Jay is a Florida State University graduate and studied extensively at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). He began his television career in Gainesville, FL.  Jay brings a wealth experience in broadcast marketing, news and numerous design disciplines.  He will be a great asset to our department and to FOX 35.  His first day will be Monday, December 8th. Well Dunne! Jay.


Job Alert – the one and only  CARRIE KING sent this along from Fox Chicago, where she’s on the hunt for a Creative Services Manager.

The Creative Services Manager is responsible for helping to create and sustain powerful brand positions that increase ratings and revenue for a wide variety of on and off-air marketing initiatives at the Fox duopoly in Chicago.  


 Core Competencies:

  • Managerial experience of creative teams within a broadcast television, cable, agency or post-production environment  
  • 5 + years non-linear editing experience, preferably on an Avid platform
  • Demonstrable experience writing/producing/editing  news and entertainment programming promotions under tight deadlines – while achieving optimum brand impact
  • Ability to concept and execute brand strategies at the cutting edge, in such a way that our duopoly will hold and maintain the competitive lead in Chicago in terms of rating and revenue performance
  • Conceptual development and production of powerful, market-leading image identity campaigns
  • Production of compelling spots that take a unique approach and connect with viewers in very untraditional ways
  • An intelligent risk-taker with demonstrable ability to motivate a staff of promo producers and graphic artists
  • Increase viewer tune-in through the consistent production of top quality promotions
  • Create promotional material for the Sales department
  • Coordinate advertiser/station promotion tie-ins  
  • Liaison with Fox networks regarding station promotional activities  
  • Develop and coordinate viewer-related contests   
  • Strong hands-on leader and motivator with the ability to direct and inspire the creative staff
  • Team player, able to instill the concept of teamwork within the department and work well with other departments 

Requirements:

  • 5 + years managing creative teams in a top 10 market
  • Excellent communication, organizational and media management skills
  • High levels of self-initiative with an innately proactive “get it done” attitude
  • Strong writing skills. Good understanding of how to sell news stories and station programming to target demographics
  • Ability to produce promos with a distinctive, trademark edge
  • Knowledge of Adobe products software with solid motion design skills are a plus     

Qualified candidates should submit their resume with link to demo reel and cover letter via e-mail to:  wfld-hr@foxtv.com 

Resumes without link to demo reel will not be considered.


Think About This: “Our eyes are for looking at things,
But they are also for crying
When we are very happy or very sad.
Our ears are for listening,
But so are our hearts.
Our noses are for smelling food,
But also the wind and the grass and
If we try very hard, butterflies.
Our hands are for feeling,
But also for hugging and touching so gently.
Our mouths and tongues are for tasting,
But also for saying words, like
"I love you," and
"Thank you, God, for all of these things."  ~ Mattie J.T. Stepanek