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Former TV promo pro KEVIN KOLBE, now running his own shop, is doing a live Facebook today…Wednesday May 8…at 10am Eastern. So check it out. It’s about video marketing and before you say “isn’t that what we all do now?” remember it’s always a good way to sharpen your arts with input from a different source. If you don’t have Kevin on your FB list, now is a great time. Same for moi… Well Dunne! Kevin.
The Kentucky Derby was particularly interesting this year, to say the least. If you lived in the Utica, NY market….which is horse crazy, being Saratoga adjacent….the Utica viewer was unsure as to why WKTV ran a local commercial break, complete with PSA, at the start of the race. Yes, read that…spots running over the start of the race. Basically, they got to see the last part, which is, no argument, the most important. But wow… According to the social post by GM STEVE MCMURRAY, it was a technical failure and a computer malfunction. The entire race was not shown from start to finish, so there’s that. Ouch.
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Think About This: ““Birth and death, old and new, mourning for what was while waiting expectantly for what is to come. “In-between times” can have an abundance of opposites. It is best to be in such times of transition gently and quietly, not rushing the process but taking it a day at a time.” ~ Ruth Hanna
Does Friday the 13th hold any sway anymore, or is it just a little amusement? Not sure, but you have been made aware.
Up in Utica, NY, a lovely young lady has gotten her first full time job in TV. Remember yours….how you felt? I bet that’s still the same feeling of excitement, accomplishment, and eagerness. ASHLEY ROGERS is the new writer producer for CSD TERRY KOWALSKI at the Nexstar ABC/FOX operation, WUTR/WFXV. She had been doing some part time work and got the bump to fulltime because of her good work and excellent outlook. Let’s turn this over to Ashley to fill us in: I have finished my Associate degree at Herkimer County Community College for Photographic Technology and completed my Bachelor of Technology for Electronic Marketing & Publishing at Morrisville State College. After College I plan to find a career that will be able to put to use with my degree, knowledge, creativity, and skills. I am particularly interested in finding a career as an Animator, Graphic Design, Video Production or Web Development/Design. My dream is to go beyond what I can image and what I could ever have hoped for. I have seen myself achieve so much already and I believe I can do so much more as long as I keep my head up with a positive attitude. A very excited Well Dunne! to Ashley.
If you’re doing that Facebook thing, you gotta check out and join KEVIN KOLBE’s A Tribe Called Creative group. And check out Kevin’s work, too. He’d love to help you out.
Think About This: “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~ Plato
Being creative means one has the ability to take one’s talents to different areas with nary a blink of an eye. It’s natural…it’s one of the most wonderful parts of being creative. Everybody knows Kevin Kolbe is as creative as they come. So it’s with great fanfare and a big smile that Kevin, besides freelancing this writing, producing and marketing takents, is taking on radio. Yes indeed, Mr. K is going to join Curtis Media’s powerhouse country radio station in the Raleigh market. You’ll have to listen yourself. It’s 94.7 and they go by QDR. He’ll be doing on-air work, and I just know he’ll knock the whole experience out of the park. He’s done radio before – in Nashville. And even done voice work (Kevin, we need to chat about that…Well Dunne! Talent and all…) Kevin’s TV background doing promo for Capital Broadcasting’s Fox affil WRAZ and station’s in the aforementioned Nashville. He’s a great guy who deserves a massive Well Dunne!
Think About This: “In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,” and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.” ~ Carl Sagan
Giggling because it’s soooo Well Dunn….who is the new CSD at Sarasota’s WWSB, ABC in America’s Riviera? None other than JOSEPH DUNN. Love it! And the coincidences don’t end there. He’s making the switch from Charlotte (!) where he was Digital Marketing Manager for ROBBY THOMAS’ hot WBTV shop there in the Queen City. He was promoted to that slot having been a writer producer – all while earning an MBA from UNC-Charlotte. Impressive. Mr. D picked up the promo trade from WSPA in the Greenville-Spartanburg market of upstate South Carolina. WSPA is about to become Raycom (if it hasn’t already) so Joseph is transferring within the company for this exciting new position. You are going to love Sarasota, Joseph. See you soon and Well Dunne!
Let’s face it…business isn’t anything at all like business was five years ago. Boy have things changed. With that in mind, here’s to the new Life After TV section of the WDTB (Well Dunne! Talent blog) which will be about people who used to do network/cable/station marketing on a daily basis but have taken those talents and moved on. Yes, the many talents, skills and ideas that you use daily (hourly actually) have tremendous value outside the narrow confines of the business as it has morphed today. Tremendous value. More about the basis for that in just short order, but let’s shine our light on our first LATV (Life After TV) person today: KEVIN KOLBE. Kevin is an amazing man…faithful, father deluxe and creative as can be. When WRAL had a shakeup in their department, Kevin found himself (for the first time since high school) looking for work. He had headed up marketing for FOX there, another Capital property. So what does a highly creative man do? Use those skills. And he’s using them to document his search for his next step. It’s a vlog and you should YouTube it and sign up to watch them all. Bet you identify with him…and for heavens sake, let’s find him something that moves the planet forward. He deserved the best. Well Dunne! Kevin
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Think About This: “There’s nothing more addictive or incredible in life than reinventing yourself and allow yourself to be different every day.” ~ Thalia
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Austin, Texas isn’t just home to UT and capital of the Lone Star State. It’s an amazing, vibrant city that loves music, bar-b-q, TexMex, SXSW…and Willie Nelson lives there. It’s where MARK WILLENBORG has been CSD (named changed to Director of Marketing) for KVUE for over 12 years, doing a magnificent job and being the greatest guy around. A gentleman – which is worth more than gold. Got word today from his GM, former promo pro KRISTIE GONZALES, that Mark is hanging up his TV hat so he can join The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, which is just down the road from Austin. (yes, the outlet mall there is THAT good…) Mark will be marketing their archives of writers, photographers and musicians from Texas and Mexico including the afore-mentioned Willie, plus luminaries like Cormac McCarthy and Sandra Cisneros. THAT sounds muy exciting. Mark worked for two other operations under the Belo banner, KHOU in Houston and Texas Cable News in Dallas. He’s got a degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Nobody deserves a new exciting path, but TV will be the less for it. Well Dunne! Mark. BTW, he’ll be at KVUE until February 4…give him a Well Dunne! yourself.
Job Opening – Director of Marketing KVUE Austin (best News Director in the country MIKE REDDING!!!)
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KEVIN KOLBE, who heads up the creative at FOX50 in Raleigh, is embarking on what seems like an ideal promo, only he’s not really doing it as a promo. Kevin’s a big fan of Keifer Sutherland and 24, and when it was on (before Kiefer became The Lone Survivor), Mr. Kolbe teamed with uber-popular Raleigh market MIX radio man BILL JORDAN to do Two Guys Talking 24 vlog. Now that 24:Legacy is coming, in an exciting new form but some some of the same characters, they’re turning on the cameras again and are going to repeat the fun. What a great promo…FOX folks you listening? They’ll be posting their vlog on Tuesdays….I’ll be there. Well Dunne! Kevin and Bill.
Think About This: “Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.” ~ Norman Mailer
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Would one of you wonderfully talented and creative people please come up with a new word other than blog. The word itself sounds as if there’s a digestive problem happening…not good. But while we’re on the subject, there’s some very nice postings (anybody want to vote for that?) being done by creatives…worthy our time to check out. KEVIN KOLBE, who is CSD at Capital Broadcasting’s WRAZ in Raleigh, has expanded his KevinKolbe.com site to Facebook. And it’s very uplifting. We need uplifting. about faith, family and fun. Kevin says he hopes to inspire, challenge, motivate and share. Check it out. DON SMITH, now heading up KENS creative down San Antonio way, has long been posting with his http://idopromoz.blogspot.com and it’s terrific. All about, the name says it all…promos. Effervescent DANI DUDEK, creative wrangler of Charleston’s WSCS, has a blast with her blog ATXGOSSIP.COM, which chronicles the celeb and pop culture scene…lots of lists and Ms. Dani says ‘a side of snark’. Of course, it’s also Facebookable. Promo Cowboy and amazingly talented BARRY FITZSIMMONS has taken the blog to a more media-heightened plane with his podcast, which grew out of his wordpress blog of the same name. It’s great…interviews with some industry folks. Blatant self promotion time…download the conversation the two of us had. Go on…find out why you should not spit in your wastebasket. It’s not just a good manners thing. Anybody else have a blog (that word…augh) they want to share?
Better hurry up and book for your Topical Bootcamp…I mean, only if you want more eyeballs on your newscasts. SYDNEY RUBIN is in charge of details. Topicals aren’t born.,.they’re trained!
Think About This: "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." ~ Kahlil Gibran
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JOHN NILSEN took I-90 West from Albany, where he was working at WTEN, Young Broadcasting’s ABC affil in New York’s capital, and is now happily working as a promo producer for CSD LARRY WATZMAN at Gannett’s WGRZ. Before joining the NBC affil, John was handling commercial production work at the station where he began his TV career as an intern. He’s a grad of Vermont’s Lyndon State College in the maple syrup state. Did you know Vermont also is quite noted for their vodkas? Yes, they are indeed. Oh, John also ran camera and edited the Vermont Frost Heaves for Turner. That Larry…has a real eye for talent. Well Dunne! John.
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Think About This: “I believe God knew exactly where you would be right now and exactly what you would be like. He knew about your passions and gifts and the platform you have. In fact, I believe He was very purposeful in designing your life. He made you to be uniquely significant and to have an eternal impact on the world around you.” ~ Tony Dungy (thanks KEVIN KOLBE CSM of WRAZ in Raleigh)