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‘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
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
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
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)
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
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.
- 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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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