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
Bi-cultural, bi-lingual and a Yale man to boot. That’s the 411 on WHIT HASKEL, just named VP of Marketing and Business Development for Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus and the associated websites. What a great slot for a guy who’s been VP of Marketing and Comm for the LA Galaxy (the pro soccer team for those who won’t google it). Whit has worked for the Barcelona Dragons (NFL Football in Spain), Feld Entertainment, Liberman Broadcasting where he had the title Dir of Marketing and Promotion, and VP Strategic and Hispanic Marketing for The Ballpark Ad Agency. He’s also founder of Umbral Yoga and The Trias Group. Wow. Well Dunne! Whit.
Martha Stewart doesn’t do anything in a small way. And it’s always with a flourish that makes it tres Martha. That’s also the way to describe the mega marketing plan that will accompany Martha’s show debuting on Hallmark Channel on Sept 13. It’s all under the direction of SUSANNE MCAVOY, Senior Vice President of Marketing, who has planned everything from signs in Macy’s to on-air and online to even working with local female running clubs. No doubt there will be thank you notes involved at some point. The entire campaign gets a Well Dunne!
Makin plans for Friday night in LA? Gonna be in Hollywood on The Strip? Then stop by Red Rocks and check out Well Dunne!’s KEVIN GASSMAN.
There’s very little ice, ice baby in Palm Beach, FL, but that’s where Vanilla Ice is going to host his new DIY Show in which he remodels, renovates, and generally makes pretty a 7,000 sq ft place. Yes, you’ll be able to see the step-by-steps – it is the DIY Channel after all. Can’t wait to hear how to make the pool prettier!~
Excellent article that outlines what NOT TO DO when you’re in charge. And people, PLEASE feel free to direct this to those who need to read it.
This, btw, marks the 750th post on the Well Dunne! blog. Thanks for reading it and sharing your life events with us all.
Think About This: “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief – love is stronger than death” ~ Robert Fulgham