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August 10, 2011

Aug 9, 2011 by     Comments Off on August 10, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

That was fast! KARLENE BALL is already at home at WGGB, the ABC affil in bucolic Springfield, Massachusetts. She and her family moved back north after being in Tampa, where she worked with CSD DENNIS ELSBURY as Promo Manager at WFTS, ABC in the Sunshine bay market. Now, they’re close to family and she’s at home with a new job. Well Dunne! Karlene. See you soon!

Speaking of DENNIS ELSBURY, he’s still looking for the perfect candidate for his Promo Manager slot at ABC in Tampa Bay. I can honestly say that the right person will adore this job and be happy amongst the palms for a long time. So get moving! Dennis is a certified Good guy CSD and Tampa has great housing, a super nightlife plus Neiman Marcus. Who could ask for anything more?

Job Alert – the English language division of China’s CCTV is looking for a Creative Director. Email the dazzling details about you to focusasia1@gmail.com  

Job Alert – entry level TV promo marketing production coordinator needed at Studio City in LA. 

Do you know what the 5 C’s of leadership, according to PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi? You will if you click here. 

Think About This: "A new idea is delicate.  It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke, or worried to death by a frown on the right person’s brow."  – Charles Brower


June 3, 2011

Jun 2, 2011 by     Comments Off on June 3, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized


It’s all about the family. Sure, that’s pretty close to the Family Channel’s marketing line, but it’s just a major truth. One that WFTS Promotion Manager KARLENE BALL is acting upon. She and her hubby and little one are going to move back to her neck of the woods…the NE. It’s just too far down I-95 from there to Tampa. So if you’re in upstate NY or Mass….and looking for a talented and super promo pro, she’s your lady. Can’t wait to see how it all works out, but I’m betting on it being Well Dunne!

Yes, her Promo Manager job at WTFS is open.

Job Alert from VP GARY WANN who heads creative at KXAS in fab DFW:
NBC Universal’s Owned and Operated Television station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, KXAS TV, is looking for Freelancer to fill the role of Topical Writer/Producer.
Responsibilities include: Conceptualizing, writing, and producing daily news topicals, programming promotion, proof of performance, and other promotional spots as required.
Producer will participate in daily news meetings involving content strategy and planning. Maintain daily logs, coordinate with traffic, and offsite master control to preserve accurate spot databases. Complete special projects as assigned. Position is supervised by Senior Promotion Writer / Producer.
• Two (2) years local television promotion experience required.
• Minimum (2) years experience writing news topicals
• Four (4) year college degree with emphasis on advertising/marketing/television production preferred.
• Excellent organization, communication, writing, producing, and editing skills are necessary.
• The ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects is essential.
• Experience in field production, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 4 are a plus
To apply for this freelance opportunity, please email your resume to:
Vice President Marketing and Brand Development
P.O. Box 1780
Fort Worth, TX 76101-1780

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (who really need a brush up in grammar vis a vis their name imo) has put together a list of the best places to live and work, naming New York City #1, with Toronto #2, Chicago #5 and Houston #10. Obviously, humidity didn’t play a role in this survey.

But they left out GRAND RAPIDS. MI which is fighting back from making another list…one not so flattering. If you don’t know the story about how this AMAZING video came about, then click here and learn how a group effort + a focused goal + creative + talented camera people and producers can make a difference beyond belief.

Think About This: "Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another’s control… to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else’s nightmare."  ~ Lance Morrow

Wednesday January 12, 2011

Jan 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on Wednesday January 12, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

Every single state has snow right now. Yep, even Hawaii (the Big Island)…except Florida. Which is where we kick off today’s post. In Tampa, actually. Let’s all raise our OJ’s in a toast to the newly promoted KARLENE BALL, who is now the Promotion Manager of Scripps’ ABC affil WFTS in the Tampa Bay area. An upstate New Yorker by birth, Karlene and her then-boyfriend, now hubby, got sick to death of the winters and they did what many of us have threatened to do – quit the jobs and moved to the beach. With her degree from Plattsburg State in hand plus a resume that included FOX in Albany, Karlene found herself in Tampa and WFTS found her. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. She learned how to do TV by doing all the TV jobs, like chyron operator, and landed in the Creative Services department, where she’s steadily been honing her craft. When then-CSD DONNA WILSON got a bump to GM in Tulsa, it was Senior Writer Producer Karlene who kept things going before now CSD DENNIS ELSBURY arrived. This is a fun little twist – as Promotion Manager, she’s working with Dennis for a second time…he was Promo Manager when she first came to the station. Lots of great karma here, including the fact Karlene is a recent mom. Her 4 month old daughter is never that far away thanks to computers and the fact we can email pix all the time. Well Dunne! Karlene!

OPRAH’s very own network, called OWN as you know, is no doubt throwing kisses at the talented crew at BIGSMACK, who took the Bruce Mao Design logo and turned it into an on-air look and promo kit. They did the coolest thing – color coding the elements for each different daypart. Love that. Well Dunne! ANDY HANN and CREW.

You have plans for Thursday night, January 27? Sure, you have to be in the LA area, but other than that, there’s no reason not to spend the evening at The Geffen Playhouse (an absolutely great venue) with PROMAXbda and Neil LaBute’s latest play, The Break of Noon. PROMAX has all the deets.

Think About This: “Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge