Tagged with " KVUE"
TV marketing has lost a talent…but the good news is that WGBH, the Boston PBS station that sets the bar way, way, way high for everything….well, WGBH has gained themselves a winner. The talent in question is JASON KASHDAN, who has joined the Frontline digital video team as an editor/producer for the highly recognized documentary series. He’s left his slot as Creative Services Producer for CBS’ Boston station, WBZ. Jason’s been a video creative for a long time. He earned his degree from Boston U where he was in front of the camera for a student online series his freshman year. His work for the Boston Skating Club landed him at USA Sports Media Group as videographer as well as an internship at CBS News in NYC. Next came work at CBS Interactive for CBSThisMorning.com. He was freelancing before WBZ picked him for their marketing efforts. Very excited for him…and he’s one to watch. Well Dunne! Jason.
Job Alert – Creative Services Director WWAY Wilmington NC
Bravery takes on many forms. Bravery with a purpose is one of the best, and that’s what former promo pro turned KVUE GM KRISTIE GONZALES has on her iCal. She’s going to rappel down one of those high rises that make up the Austin, Texas skyline. Yep, go right off the roof hooked onto a rope and make her way down, down, down 38 floors to solid ground. It’s not Texas politics that are taking her over the edge (although they could they’re so crazy) but a great cause: Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. Come on…throw in a few bucks and help someone….really make a difference…and Kristie will handle the rest. Perhaps she can wear a GoPro?
Think About This: “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” ~ Jenny Han
That coveted Director of Marketing slot in Austin has found it’s match. GM KRISTIE GONZALES (former promo pro for ABC stations) has hired MATT MCALLISTER to fill the position. Matt comes to KVUE from FIFTY3, the start-up ad agency in Texas’ capital, where he held the title Director of Strategy and Director of Content Marketing. Matt went to university in Oklahoma (where he played basketball) and has been in the marketing end of life since, including work in Dallas and Norman, OK for the healthcare, financial and real estate genres, amongst others. He’s definitely a digital storyteller. Kristie calls him a rock star. Let’s hear a Well Dunne! Matt.
Think About This: “It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
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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!!!)
Job Opening – Sr. Promo Producer KSHB Kansas City
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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Just the other day, the mini-rant here on this site dealt with the fact CSDs and creative folk are usually overlooked for General Manager slots, despite the fact they know how things work better than anybody else inside a station/network/operation. Somebody must have been reading and taken it to heart, because a creative is heading to the cornet office of KVUE, the Tegna ABC affiliate in Austin, TX. KRISTIE GONZALES is forsaking her Promotion and Digital Brand Manager slot at ABC flagship WABC in NYC for the Texas Capital where her official title will be President and GM. She’s a New Mexico lady – a lobo – who’s worked in Bakersfield, Philly and Raleigh. Score one for Creatives. Well Dunne! Kristie.
At the same time "we" gain a GM slot, a creative is stepping away from his. MARV DANIELSKI is leaving KSDK in St. Louis in early July. Perhaps a creative will follow in his footsteps? Tegna? Tegna? Buehler?
Job Alert – Promotion and Digital Brand Manager WABC NYC
If you haven’t watched Joy, the Jennifer Lawrence film about the lady who designed a mop, you should. Besides an amazing script (the story about a mop doesn’t necessarily make you get goosebumps so how terrific was that script!) it has a great insight into QVC and marketing. Redbox it.
Think About This: "Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust – we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper." ~ Albert Einstein
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