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Lively and talented MICHAEL LEACH is headed to Albany, Georgia’s NBC/ABC operation WALB as the new Director of Marketing and Audience Development. Give yourself two gold stars this Monday morning if you ID’d Albany as the birthplace of Ray Charles. And yes, you can visit and see a life size statue of the one and only Ray. Michael is departing Winston-Salem where he was with Hearst’s WXII, first as CSD and then as Operations Manager. Michael, who holds a degree from SUNY Fredonia, learned the promo game while writing and producing for Nexstar’s WROC in Rochester, New York. His enthusiasm is catchy and he’ll bring a real spark to the market. Well Dunne! Michael.
Job Alert – Digital Content Director KRBK Springfield MO
Think About This: “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” ~ Louis L’Amour
CANDACE ARCHER HIRLEMAN no longer has to worry about her heart being in San Francisco while the rest of her isn’t. The big news and a great holiday present is that she’s going to be in SF top to toe when she takes her new office at KGO. The ABC station has found their long-sought VP of Creative Services. Sister ABC station KABC is where Candace is currently Promotion Manager working with VP Programming and Creative Services WENDY MCMAHON. Candace has her degree from Cal State Sacramento and has worked at KRON in SF as well as KGMB in Honolulu. Wow, she has gotten to live in the best places! Well Dunne! Candace and Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli.
JOSHUA AUSLEY is the new Commercial Producer at WXII, NBC in the Greensboro-High Point and Winston-Salem market. Lovely NC Piedmont country it is. Joshua is a grad of Elon University who has recently been Art Director at ABC in the market. Lucky CSD MICHAEL LEACH is considering Joshua a present. Well Dunne! Mr. Ausley.
WNCT’s head creative MARC MORRISTON is in NYC having a holiday blast. On deck is seasonal cheer, Letterman, Spiderman and generally the kind of activities that make memories.
Think About This: “When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness…all the good things.” ~ Maya Angelou
Furniture capital of America – High Point, NC. Part of the Greensboro and Winston-Salem market. Gorgeous part of the country and the spot for furniture people. The Hearst operation there, WXII, has a new Assistant Creative Services Director. Let’s hear it for NATHANIEL TODD, who goes by Nate at the NBC affiliate. Well, he probably goes by Nate everywhere, actually. The former Eagle Scout (which is impressive) has a degree in Film and Television Studies from UNC Greensboro and began his career in the market at WFMY in the market before heading off to write promos for JEFF ARROWOOD at Fox Charlotte. Now he’s back in the Triad and handling his first management slot, working with CSD MICHAEL LEACH. Nate grew up in the same area of North Carolina as Edward R. Murrow. Well Dunne! Nate.
VALERIE GREEN has added Senior to her VP title, and switched cable nets with her new job. Now the Sr. VP of Marketing for Cablevision Systems Local Media Group, Valerie was VP of Marketing at Fuse. The UVA grad (oldest higher learning institution in the US, but you all knew that, right?) is no stranger to Cablevision…she’s been with them before. For eleven years. She’s also been GM of SPIN and marketing Director of Rolling Stone and Premiere magazines. Sounds like a blast. Well Dunne! Valerie.
Job Alert! – Three at WWE Creative Director, On-Air Promotions, Creative Writer and Copywriter.
HAROLD GOULD was a tall, handsome actor whose talents popped up everywhere from Golden Girls (playing Miles, Rose’s boyfriend) to best picture The Sting. He passed away at the age of 86 and will be missed.
Love the title of this one: 5 Things You Can Learn From Your Receptionist.
Think About This: "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
First day of March was the first day that MICHAEL LEACH was in his new job. Timing is such a nice thing. Mr. Michael had been Ass’t Creative Services Director at Hearst’s Winston-Salem NC NBC affil, WXII under MARK STRAND. Now Michael is heading the department and has all the enthusiasm you can imagine. The native New Yorker has worked in Rochester as a writer producer for WROC/WUHF before heading to the beautiful mid-NC market which includes the world famous furniture mart. He loves the NC environ, but still isn’t sure about how to be less than an enthusiastic basketball fan in an area where basketball is just short of religion. Well Dunne! Michael.
HGTV’s Design Star seems to have had a very successful promo campaign…totally online.
Luis Vitton has always been overly proud of that logo. Now, that brand protection is going to court and taking on Hyundai’s Super Bowl commercial where they put the Vitton look on a basketball. Silly lawsuit or good brand practice?
In LA? Buy an LA Times this am…check out page 3 of the Biz Section. Oh, look. Well Dunne! Talent.
Mercedes Benz has a new voice for their brand. Mad Men’s JON HAMM.
Duh – Oscars are coming up. Friday AM, don’t forget to tune into Well Dunne! Talent’s MITCH PHILLIPS radio show and hear an hour of fun and talk about entertainment. His sidekick on Fridays is a lady with a great laugh who calls herself McGEE. Hmmmm…she sounds a lot like KATE BACON.
Think About This: “When you cease trying to control and manipulate your experience, meditation spontaneously happens.” ~ Adyashanti