It’s a major adventure in the works…a move from coast to coast (nearly literally)…and an exciting new resident of Seattle in the making. It’s JAY YOVANOVICH’s new slot – he’s the just-named Marketing Director for KING / KONG in the space needle city. The Tegna operation has big shoes to fill because he’s coming from WRAL in Raleigh, which is the best station in the country. Yes, it is and you all know it. Jay’s been Marketing Director for WRAL and their FOX50 sister in the North Carolina capital. He worked his way up the ladder at WRAL, starting as a promo writer producer and it’s been about 12 years since he moved from On-Air Promo Manager at Pittsburgh’s WPGH. He’s also worked in Charleston, SC doing promo for WTAT. The University of Delaware grad is into Brazilian martial arts in his spare time…and he’s quite good at it. He’s even better at getting eyeballs to screens and forging image. BTW, he’s not going to start until we turn the page on this year, so you have plenty of time to shout out to him a big Well Dunne! Jay.
Think About This: “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ~ William Faulkner
STACEY DONAHUE has a most interesting background. The Colorado lady has a degree from UC Boulder but then moved to Chicago and got two…yes two!…Masters degrees, which is pretty impressive all by itself. One is an MBA from University of Chicago (did we say impressive?) and MA #2 is from Northwestern in Broadcast Journalism. She’s bringing all that book learnin’ to her new job as Marketing Director of Tegna’s KING in Seattle, the city in which Ms. Stacey has been consulting a wide variety of enterprises, including Costco, Jones Soda and HalfPops. Along the way, she’s been in front of the camera reporting, producing and writing as a freelancer for ESPN, CNBC, and NBC. When Starbucks, Pepsi and Frito-Lay did joint iniatives, Stacey was a Director and a Marketing Go-To. She’s even worked for wine companies. She began at KING and KONG Monday. A very expansive Well Dunne! Stacey Donahue!
Think About This: “Be present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else’s bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t make you happy. Grow.” ~ Paulo Coelho
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