Always loved Giant Octopus. Love the name…love their work. Used them and, well, this is a fan writing this. Giant O has some great news….RUTH DIAL is back. The originator of this amazingly exciting broadcast news and network design firm has added Media to the name (GO Media) and is partnering with MAC MCLAUGHLIN’s FX Design folks, the set design go-to people. Ruth has an impressive list of credentials. The Florida-based lady has been Design Director for WFLA in Tampa as well as WSVN and NBC6 in Miami. She’s designed for Olympics on two networks. If you’re reading this from NAB, go look up Ruth (and Mac) at their booth N3820. Well Dunne! Ruth.
Brain fog…too busy to think straight. Yeah, sounds VERY familiar. Here’s a nice article on how to make it a little better. From Oprah…
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Think About This: “There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.” ~ Lemony Snicket
Today there’s an embarrassing wealth of riches in the line of new job news. Let’s start a favorite whose announcement comes with an invite for YOU to party with her at the Station Summit. Celebrate BONNIE BARCLAY’s new job…she’s been named VP of Marketing for the FX Design Group. Perfect combo, imo. Ms. Bonnie has a very exciting resume. She’s been VP and Chief Marketing Officer for Chyron, consulted the Scripps group through her Branding Iron moniker company, and headed up Creative and Programming for WSB in Atlanta. Other stations include WSOC in Charlotte, WAVE in Louisville and WFAA in Dallas. She’s a Midwest girl – totally the best.
Now, about that party….join Bonnie, FX and Giant Octopus for a Late Happy Hour (doesn’t even kick off until after 10 pm) at their Suite at Planet Hollywood. What night? Silly party animal…all three nights. They’ll have specifics on which suite, but if you congratulate Bonnie, you’ll be one of the first to know. She’ll, of course, contribute to the blog and when she asks for a picture for posting here, remember there’s only one rule – no nudity. Big Well! Dunne to FX, Giant O, Late Happy Hour and Bonnie.
ELLEN STONE has news of her own. She’s the newest member of the EVP Club with her promotion to EVP Marketing Bravo Media. She’s been with Bravo for seven years and they just love her there. She’s also been at Lifetime Entertainment Services as Director Consumer Marketing. Her agency background is impressive as well, including agencies Bozell Worldwide and J Walter Thompson. She’ll be NYC based. Well Dunne! Ellen.
Think About This: "Happiness lies in the consciousness we have of it." ~ George Sand