Tagged with " Nexstar"
Here it is May and it’s time to catch up with what happened in February, which seems like yesterday right?! Promoted to Creative Services Director at Nexstar’s ABC affil WHTM in the Harrisburg, PA market is JAY TAYLOR. The Temple grad has been handling client services before the boost. He spent time as Ops Manager for CSR Productions in Philly and got his feet wet at the CW affil WPSG in the City of Brotherly Love. Well Dunne! Jay.
Job Alert – CSD WSMV Nashville
Think About This: (This is my son’s birthday and this quote is very special) “May we raise children who love the unloved things – the dandelion, the worms and spiderlings. Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun… And when they’re grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice – may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things – and be the ones.” ~ Nicolette Sowder
You know how important networking is. No need to re-sing that chorus. But with the time crunches we all face, finding ways to perhaps do more networking with less effort. Perhaps streamline some portion of your networking profile. Then you should get to know TAMMY PHILLIPS. She’s the new Senior Corporate Recruiter for Nexstar, focusing on News and Marketing. She’ll be looking for great talent for all the Nexstar chain, and with that many stations, she’s someone to know. Before the Nexstar job, she had recruited for Raycom. The Arkansas State grad knows a lot about the biz, having worked news as Producer, EP and News Director. Well Dunne! Tammy.
While on the subject of recruiting and the like, let’s throw out the idea that job titles today might need some rethinking. Here’s where your marketing skills can be of great value. Perhaps walking folks through the steps of How To Be Clear and Say What You Mean might help alleviate some of the convoluted titles that muddy what the job really entails. Throwing all the duties one does in today’s marketing world is not a good idea. If you have to extend the title to another line on the biz card, or if you look at the title and are confused, then time to revert to the time-honored ways we used to identify Managers, Directors, VPs and the like. And I’d like to discuss the Success Manager title with the person who dreamed that up.
Think About This: “When the meaning is unclear, there is no meaning.” ~ Marty Rubin
It’s a double header. Not one but two marketing pros were tapped for overall station management slots while most of us were asleep. Great news no matter what. Let’s start with JEFF HOLUB who is now the Station Manager for WGCL, Meredith’s CBS in Atlanta, and WPCH. He’s been the CSD there and came after a long and successful run handling creative at FOX in the San Francisco market, legendary KTVU. That’s him in the picture. He sounded more smiley this morning. Well Dunne! Jeff.
Our twofer is SCOTT CHASTAIN, who many of you know from his time as EVP of Affiliate Marketing and Development at NBC. He’s headed to Lansing where he’ll be VP and GM for the CBS and ABC affils, WLNS and WLAJ respectively. Kudos to Nexstar to have the foresight to see that marketing people know how to run a station, know how to handle people, know how to make sales sing and are like Lake Wobegon children – above average. Scott is a Texas Aggie who has done marketing for stations in New Orleans (WDSU), WXII in Winston-Salem and KBTX in Bryan, TX. A big Well Dunne! Scott.
Marketing people don’t get the respect they so deserve and are rarely considered to run stations, which is a major disappointment. The question asked so often is “Why do so many people leave the TV marketing stations-side biz?” Well, there’s no upward mobility by and large. Put in the promo box, nobody asks how many promos one can oversee, write and produce before burn out sets in. Silly moi, I was always under the impression that the trade group was supposed to elevate the role of marketing and creative. Nope. Not even.
Think About This: “Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.” ~ Robert Brault
You would think that with a name like Sinclair, you would work for Sinclair, right? I mean, a TV person and all that. But no…SINCLAIR WALKER works for Nexstar. Their Waco, TX operation to be precise. Sinclair is the new CSD at KWKT, Fox in Steve Martin’s hometown. Sinclair had been Creative Services Assistant at the station, so his promotion is well deserved. Sinclair is a Texas Longhorn and worked editing and producing in Tyler. How about a rousing Texas Well Dunne! Sinclair.
Job Alert – Writer Producer KOCO Oklahoma City
Think About This: “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
REX MAIN is a great name. Rex means king. Main is, of course, the top. Rex Main is a name you use to get attention. And this particular Rex is adding to the creative output at Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Augusta, GA, WJBF. Yes, the golf mecca of the world (sorry Scotland, but you have no trees…). Rex is working with CSD CHUCK SPRUILL, who’s a great judge of talent. Rex has spent time in two of the most beautiful places, working in promo of course. He’s been at KREX in Grand Junction, Colorado as CSD as well as in the rose city, Tyler, Texas as CSD for KETK. His prodco has a great name as well: Main Video Productions. What’s in a name? How about what do we say now? Well Dunne! Rex
Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director KOAT Albuquerque
The BBC is going to become an all digital operation. This is worth the read. Does your operation have plans in place for the changes happening in media delivery?
Think About This: “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Between everybody having the flu, the cold-as-a-brass-bra weather, the ridiculous upgrades demanded all at once, and one too many conference calls/corporate deadlines/bright ideas…well TGIF people. T.G.I.F. Want to know a guy (did that sound Chicago-ese?) who is bright, witty and funny? And he does TV promo? Come on down DAVID MOTT, a Florida guy who is in the mountains of West Virginia doing a job that elicits the response ‘Sweet!’. He’s Promo Manager at Nexstar’s WVNS. What a lovely ‘find’… because creatives who don’t possess wit, intelligence and talent plus a sense of humor are, well, let’s just leave it at that. David…for no reason other than you elicited real laughter from a hurried and semi-cranky blogger…Well Dunne!
Love the new MSNBC promos. Although one must ask…when did lip flap become an accepted thing? Asking for a friend.
Job Alert – Digital Content Director KRBK Springfield MO
Think About This: “Laughter is an instant vacation.” ~ Milton Berle