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November 8, 2017

Nov 7, 2017 by     Comments Off on November 8, 2017    Posted under: Featured

How time flies. It seems like it was just yesterday that it was the beginning of summer and now Thanksgiving is demanding our attention, as well as Santa and his merry band of retailers. It was back in late summer that JOHN SWEENEY took over the VP of Creative Services slot at KAKE in Wichita. The Fordham grad is hard at work at the helm of the ABC affil owned by Lockwood Broadcasting. He’s making the switch from perpetually humid Miami where he headed up marketing for NBC. He’s had creative leadership roles at KMOV in St. Louis, KPRC in Houston, WVIT in Hartord and headed up his own prodco in NYC called New Morning Productions. Sounds like KAKE has a great guy. So obviously they should celebrate with a cake. (Badumbum…) Well Dunne! John.


Will update on JIM McNULTY’s political race when the vote is counted. Cross your fingers.


Think About This: “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you,”  ~ Lao Tzu

April 6, 2016

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Trading the Gateway to the West for the Gateway to South America is branding guru JOHN SWEENEY, newly named VP of Brand Marketing at NBC down Miami way, aka WTVJ. John’s decamping KMOV in St. Louis for the network-owned slot. Yes, you get extra points if you know The Lou is Gateway to the West. What do you think that Arch is for? The Fordham grad has worked doing marketing at WVIT in Hartford, another NBC property. He served as Promo Manager in Houston at NBC affil KPRC and at one time even had his own NYC-based prodco. He turned to marketing after putting in seven years at Fox News Channel. Miami is muy caliente, John. Well Dunne!

Well Dunne! going out to JEFF ZELLMER who has added responsibility as Regional VP of Creative Services for the FOX TV stations. It seems like just yesterday he was in Charlotte…then in DC…the children grow so quickly…

Think About This:  “People don’t need to be saved or rescued. People need knowledge of their own power and how to access it.”  ~ another internet thing

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November 7, 2013

Nov 7, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 7, 2013    Posted under: Featured

The folks at KMOV TV in St Louis have the most breathtaking view from their office windows: the Arch, the mighty Mississippi, the beautiful Old Cathedral….it’s the kind of view that National Geographic photogs get.  The news from KMOV has nothing to do with their view, but with their new Promotion Manager. But I bet she has the same cool view. BETH ANN GAILEY has been promoted and her CSD JOHN SWEENEY is thrilled to have had her right under his nose. She’s been writing, producing and wrangling community events – obviously doing a great job. The Cleveland native studied TV at Kent State and has worked in Raleigh as well as Las Vegas.  Being in St. Louis, no doubt someone will ask her what high school she went to. Yeah, they do that there. Well Dunne! Beth Ann. 

Job Alert – MARKETING AND PROMOTION WRITER/PRODUCER at WBRZ Baton Rouge    Can you catch someone’s attention or change their behavior in 30 seconds?  If so, WBRZ-TV, the local ABC network affiliate, is looking for you!  Apply if you are an energetic and deadline- oriented marketing team player who has a love for writing and a passion for television news. The qualified candidate must be driven to win, innovative, creative, and a self-starter. Besides working for one of the few family-owned and operated stations left in the country, you will also have the opportunity to produce promos for news image, topicals and LSU sports. Strong copy writing and creative vision required.  Understanding of web and social media a plus.  Working knowledge of editing software and understanding of multiple digital video formats preferred.  Rush your resume, demo reel and references to Noah Kozinko, Director of Marketing, or Laura Sisemore, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or email resume to nkozinko@wbrz.com or lsisemore@wbrz.com.  Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE

Thought for day: "You’ll encounter many obstacles along the road to living your dreams. Some obstacles may be real, some imagined, some may be tangible, and some may be intangible. Some of those obstacles will be created by others, and some will be self-imposed. However they manifest, you will always be given the choice as to whether you give them power."   ~  Francine Ward

November 30, 2012

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With an office overlooking the Mighty Misssippi and the Gateway Arch, the KMOV Creative Services Manager might have one of the best views in the country. The next inhabitant of that office is JOHN SWEENEY, who has been at KPRC in Houston as the Assistant CSD  – the view in Houston isn’t as lovely.  The Fordham grad has also worked at WVIT and was with Fox News Channel from the day it signed on. Make sure they take you over to The Hill for some great Italian food, John. And Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Producer WLTX in Columbia, SC

WLTX, Gannett’s CBS affiliate in Columbia, SC has an opening for a talented Marketing Producer.  This night-side position is responsible for shooting, writing and editing the afternoon and evening News Topicals.  In addition, you’ll produce image, web videos, specialized news opens and other related materials.  The ideal candidate will have a degree in Journalism or Communications.  This person will be based in the Newsroom and work closely with News Producers on a nightly basis to provide a strong marketing presence and sense of viewer benefit in promoting Newscasts.  Required skills include writing, shooting, editing, posting to the web and extensive use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter.  You’ll need working knowledge of non-linear editing systems such as Final Cut Pro and Edius.  Experience with Motion, After-Effects and Photoshop is preferred.

Sunday is Happy Birthday time for Well Dunne! Talent’s ALLY BUTLER

Want inside skinny on the world of sports marketing? Then Cynopsis’ webinar set for Dec 5 is for you. Name is Activate Effective Partnerships and Tap Into Fan Loyalty. Not catchy but no doubt informative. Info and deets are here.



A wonderful article about how to fight fatigue and burnout. 

Ouch…marketing mistakes. A whole article. If you want. BTW, Belvedere Vodka has a very interesting marketing line. 


Think About This:  “Know that your wisdom faculty operates as good judgment, as discrimination – you can look at things and know whether or not they’re good for you; you can make decisions with God’s guidance and know that they’re the right decisions. Some of us get into trouble financially, emotionally, in our relationships – in so many aspects of our lives – because we try to force solutions, when all we need do is let go and let God.” ~ Dr. Barbara King