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February 10, 2012

Feb 9, 2012 by     Comments Off on February 10, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

TONY REED is going to spend Spring Break in Florida. Well, actually, he’s going to be spending all his time in Florida. He’s been chosen to be the new Promotions Manager of WESH, Hearst’s NBC affil in Orlando. He’ll be making the switch from the Hearst operation in Albuquerque, KOAT, where he’s been for the last seven years. The Fort Wayne, IN native is a grad of Mizzou (go Tigers!) so of course, he’s a favorite. Tony will be joining the creative team that is headed up by CSD STEVE RIFKIN, another fave. These poor guys are going to have to find a good seafood place for visiting friends…really they will. Of course, The Big Orlando is where Hearst Corporate marketing head SUZANNE GRETHEN did her magic (no relation to the basketball team there), so Tony is going to be knee deep in creative energy. And perhaps he’ll find his way to Sarasota where the circus winters. That’s him in the picture during a trapeze class. Well Dunne! Tony.

And yes, that means KOAT is going to be looking for a new CSD…which makes this a Job Alert.

Job Alert – VP Communications at AFI in LA.

Job Alert – NBC O&O stations are looking for a VP Marketing  Job #4522BR

Job Alert – VP/Creative Director, Integrated Marketing The CW Network #129414BR

Job Alert – FOX in DC is looking. Work for the super duper MIKE HENRY:

SENIOR PROMOTIONS PRODUCER: Regular Full-Time Responsibilities will include: write, produce, and edit topicals/pre-show teases; produce PSA’s and assist with updating promotion, public service, website and social media content; produce images and topicals for network shows and syndicated programming. Tag network and syndicated spots.  Experience in developing/executing and overall marketing strategy across multiple platforms (TV, Radio, Online, Mobile). Be able to guide projects through all aspects of production-from initial concept formulation to final spot production.  Additional duties may include coordinating contest promotions with outside media outlets, filling promotion logs and developing creative marketing plans using social networking sites. Other duties as assigned and as deemed appropriate and as assigned.  

Requirements, Skills & Abilities:  Bachelor’s degree and experience in Promotions/Creative Services. 3-5 years experience producing topicals, news series and image advertising in a medium to large television market is required.  Strong writing and conceptual skills. Must be able to produce high end news topicals under challenging deadlines. AVID skills a plus. 

After hours expectations. About time that subject comes up. What with emails, smart phones and even dumb phones, what do companies expect from their people once they’re off the clock (or is off the clock just a thing of the past?) Check it out. 


Think About This: "This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." ~ Winston Churchill


May 23, 2011

May 22, 2011 by     Comments Off on May 23, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

Trading one seaside market for another. Yes, it sounds like a dream and yes, it can be done. Just ask KELLY DONNELL, who is going to leave New Orleans for Portland, Maine. Kelly is a real Southern guy who has worked in NO and survived it all…Katrina, floods, hurricanes, too much Mardi Gras and even the fabulous rich foods that the Crescent City claims as theirs. While in the Big Easy, Kelly has been creative honcho at NO’s net affils WDSU, WVUE and is leaving the Tribune ABC station, WGNO, after two years as their Creative Services Director. Portland awaits as does his new job as Marketing Manager at Sinclair’s WGME in beautiful Portland. For those who aren’t familiar with Portland, it’s hard on the Atlantic offering a sophisticated lifestyle that entices. Kelly has also worked on the Pacific coast at KGO in San Francisco. To make sure he experienced all kinds of terrain, he’s also done that desert thing at KGUN in Tucson. Glad to hear the news, Kelly. And let us know your thoughts about trading crawfish for lobster. Well Dunne!

Job Alert – WESH in Orlando is looking for a CSD since SUZANNE GRETHEN is heading to NYC to head up Hearst’s creative.

Job Alert
– HBO has a Line Producer slot open for On-Air Creative. New York locale, of course.

Job Alert – promo writer/producer KCBD in Lubbock, TX

Think About This: “We must be ever thankful for small miracles, and ever hopeful for receiving greater ones.” ~ Elmer Shultz


May 9, 2011

May 8, 2011 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Uncategorized

After quite some time under the Florida palms, 11 years actually, SUZANNE GRETHEN is heading north to the fabulous Big Apple. It won’t be palms overhead in her future, but skyscrapers. Suzanne has been at Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Orlando, WESH and she’s being kicked upstairs. Her promotion finds her the new Vice President of Promotion and Marketing for Hearst TV station group where she’ll be dealing with all 25 of the company-owned stations. As they say, it all started in LaCrosse in her home state of Wisconsin  where she not only earned a degree from Univ of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, but also worked at WXOW, the Quincy newspaper owned ABC affil there. Next stop was FOX WLUK in Milwaukee then Hearst’s WISN. Ms. G begins her new adventure June 1, just in time for PROMAX. Definitely will be there for tea at the Plaza,  under Eloise’s painting to celebrate! Well Dunne! Suzanne.

Think About This: “When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale