Besides knowing how to write, edit, plan, concept, do meetings, write reports and manage other creative people (think herding cats)…there are those TV marketing folks who take to the boards. Last night , WCIA’s PETE BARRETT was on stage in Champaign, IL, singing those Abba hits in the musical Mama Mia. Yes, he sings – and dances as well. Pretty amazing. Up Detroit way, DAVE BAUMANN, who is the Marketing and Creative Director of Stephen Arnold Music, has himself let his inner thespian loose this year when he was in Guys & Dolls. The photos were priceless. Back down in Maine, JOHN SCHRANK is a regular on stage in Portland when he’s not working promo-side at WGME. LEE COOLEY turned his CSD knowledge and now directs plays in the Phoenix market. Won a big award for it as well – a Zonie. So ladies, any of you have the actress bug?
Think About This: “Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.” ~ Seneca
People in TV marketing are by nature creative, most possessing a multitude of talents. For instance, some are actors. This coming weekend, if you’re up in the Portland, Maine area and are in the mood for a hot night on the town (and in Portland, being hot is pretty important) be sure to check out JOHN SCHRANK, promo pro from Portland’s WGME. He’s playing Mr. Biggley, the boss in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Lyric Theatre. He’ll no doubt nail it! Another promo slash thespian is further south, down in Augusta, GA. WAGT Promo Manager MARIAH GARDNER has been cast in Boeing Boeing, which is slated for an April curtain at the Aiken Community Playhouse. If Mariah is even half as good an actress as she is a writer, well, that will be quite the performance. Well Dunne! to you both.
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Think About This: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams
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