Is March coming in like a lion or a lamb? On the lovely Gulf Coast, it’s coming in lion-like for SAM DAY, who is spending his second 8 hours (!) in his new office at WALA. Sam is the new Promotion Manager for the FOX/CW duop in Mobile. Mobile, if you haven’t had the pleasure, is one of the most wonderful of cities. There’s something about the Gulf Coast (despite the BP villains) that is comforting and energizing at the same time. Sam has been one of the lucky ones to have been born there and, luck continuing, pursue his TV career without leaving. New gig? He’s the Promotion Manager working with CSD KYLE CLAUDE, having made the jump from CBS affil WKRG, where he spent 20 years. Getting his start as a Master Control op, Sam worked his way up the ladder to Sr. Writer Producer in creative. He seems to be having a very good time. Enjoy every minute, Sam. And Well Dunne!
Job Alert – ESPN is looking for a Marketing Manager who is a social media guru.
A&E is breaking out all the promo tools for the debut of Breakout Kings.
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Think About This: "When we find ourselves looking at the world and saying, ‘There’s nothing out there for me,’ we should probably also look into our hearts and ask, ‘If there’s nothing out there, is there anything in here?’ We need to examine our inner dialogue to discover where we might be blocking the conscious energy flow, then remove the ego, step out of the way, and let the fire of the soul shine through us." ~ Deepak Chopra
SUSANNE McAVOY got a fab promotion! She’s now EVP of Marketing for Crown Media Holdings, which is the legal and fancy way to say Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. She’s in the NYC office, not the LA one. The Vanderbilt grad has been doing Ad Sales Marketing for Hallmark as well as Bravo. Great way to kick off the year. Well Dunne! Susanne.
The newest Starz team member is THEANO APAOSTOLOU, taking over as SVP of Corporate Communications and Programming Publicity. Theano is the new TOM SOUTHWICK, who is now enjoying retirement. He’ll be making the switch from being SVP of Publicity, Talent Relations and Promotional Events for AMC. She’s definitely in line for a big Well Dunne!
Pop the cork on the bubbly…former ABC Net Creative honcho, PROMAX board member and great looking guy MIKE BENSON is engaged. Best wishes to the lucky groom and his bride-to-be, All My Children actress Rebecca Budig.
Job Alert ~ Sr. Writer Producer is open in Tampa at ABC affil WFTS. Come on, who doesn’t want to work for a great CSD like DENNIS ELSBURY or live in the land of palms and fresh seafood?
Job Alert ~ Speaking of fresh seafood and great CSD’s…KYLE CLAUDE is on the hunt for a Promotions Manager down in Mobile at his FOX affil right on the Gulf.
NATPE is just around the corner. Anybody with NATPE info, news or even questions, please let me know.
Think About This: "Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t." ~ Richard Bach