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There have more than a few talented people who have made a switch from being part of the news departments to being part of creative services (aka marketing and or promotions), so when CHUCK HARRELL took a slot at Nexstar’s KRON in San Francisco in their news, well THAT makes it news-news. Not quite along the lines of Man Bites Dog, but still… Mr, Chuck is now the Digital Content Producer, taking all his talent, skills and tech know-how to their online sites. What a great idea. KRON is actually exploring different ideas to deliver news in a way today’s consumers (once called viewers) will use. Not just talk about it…doing. Excellent. Chuck has a background that includes doing promos for WNCN and WRAL in his native North Carolina as well as at KTVU and KGO in the Bay Area. At one time, he worked for Apple, so he is the go-to guy who can solve a problem if the IT folks are tied up. A big Well Dunne! to Chuck.
Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WUTR Utica (work with TERRY KOWALSKI)
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Think About This: “I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive.” ~ Brooke Hampton
Knowing a good place for yourself is a very good thing. All who wander are not lost, but in TV marketing, a little wandering can lead to just the right spot. Such is the case with KRDO’s new Promotion Manager, DANIEL BENSON. An transplant from West Virginia (seems he has a thing for mountains…which is pretty great) he has found his bliss in one of the most gorgeous markets around – Colorado Springs. His first TV job was in Dean Matin’s hometown. Points for those who answered Steubenville Ohio. He was at WTOV. He began at the News-Press & Gazette’s ABC affil in 2014, working his way to leading the creative efforts. Nothing like a good happy story to take our minds off the laundry list of To-Do’s, eh? Well Dunne, Daniel!
Waiting for your network to come up with marketing ideas for you? Help them out, like WUTR/WFXV’s CSD TERRY KOWALSKI did for Fox, the WFXV side of his duop. Monday morning, all across the viewing area, his creative crew and news folks delivered thanks via donuts to the first responders in the market. It’s a tie-in for the 9-1-1 return on Sunday and Monday evenings as well as the return of The Resident. BTW, the Sunday evening showing of 9-1-1 did gangbusters across the country. Happy firemen, hospital MDs and RN’s and police – yep, a great idea. And it was a local donut shopt that got all the business. Well Dunne Terry!
Think About This: “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Does Friday the 13th hold any sway anymore, or is it just a little amusement? Not sure, but you have been made aware.
Up in Utica, NY, a lovely young lady has gotten her first full time job in TV. Remember yours….how you felt? I bet that’s still the same feeling of excitement, accomplishment, and eagerness. ASHLEY ROGERS is the new writer producer for CSD TERRY KOWALSKI at the Nexstar ABC/FOX operation, WUTR/WFXV. She had been doing some part time work and got the bump to fulltime because of her good work and excellent outlook. Let’s turn this over to Ashley to fill us in: I have finished my Associate degree at Herkimer County Community College for Photographic Technology and completed my Bachelor of Technology for Electronic Marketing & Publishing at Morrisville State College. After College I plan to find a career that will be able to put to use with my degree, knowledge, creativity, and skills. I am particularly interested in finding a career as an Animator, Graphic Design, Video Production or Web Development/Design. My dream is to go beyond what I can image and what I could ever have hoped for. I have seen myself achieve so much already and I believe I can do so much more as long as I keep my head up with a positive attitude. A very excited Well Dunne! to Ashley.
If you’re doing that Facebook thing, you gotta check out and join KEVIN KOLBE’s A Tribe Called Creative group. And check out Kevin’s work, too. He’d love to help you out.
Think About This: “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~ Plato
The best, most enduring productions aren’t going to gain you ratings. They’ll gain you diapers, 2am feedings and years of PTA duties. And more love than you ever thought possible. Of course, you also get a new title with these special productions: Mom or Dad. Or even Mimi or PawPaw – very creative options for names today. A special production was just recently completed by KARA MCNEELY, VP of Creative Services and Programming for KABC in LA. She welcomed a second little one into her family, and that is exactly like the fabled ‘happy endings’ of a Disney movie. Well Dunne! Kara and family.
If you’re wandering the casino aisles in Vegas, hoping the slots will be as hot as the temps outside, keep an eye out for SYDNEY RUBIN, TERRY KOWALSKI and KAREN YARBROUGH…they’re Well Dunne! stringers and all round fun people to boot. Cause today, with the world technology what it is, nothing that happens in Vegas is guaranteed to stay in Vegas. Hey-ooo.
Think About This: “Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immense yourself in art.” ~ Jerry Saltz
Moving Boxes: $47.95 Bubble Wrap and tape: $29.57 Guys who load furniture into moving truck: $250 Living close to your two sons: Priceless. Yep, that describes TERRY KOWALSKI’s life right now. He’s packing up in Pittsburgh and heading to New York, where a new job and his children await. Doesn’t get better…you can hear it in his voice. Terry’s headed to Utica, where he’ll be CSD the Nexstar’s ABC/FOX operation WUTR/WFXV. Terry’s been in TV and loves it almost as much as PETE BARRETT. The two of them would never stop talking TV if they sit together. While he’s been looing around, Terry studied and got his Masters in Public Relations from Kent State U. It all boils down to family, doesn’t it. It really does. He loves ice hockey, snow mobiling and all other kinds of sports that he can enjoy with the boys. I’m sure you join me in saying Well Dunne! Terry.
Think About This: “See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
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It’s so exciting when you spot talent when they just begin a career…then watch when they grow and hone that talent. It’s like watching a gorgeous flower bloom. Then when something great happens to them, its even more thrilling than normal. Let’s point to one up and coming talent named JENNY DOLPH, who TERRY KOWALSKI discovered when the two of the were doing that promo thing in South Bend Indiana. Not that she was a newbie…Ms. Jenny had gotten a degree from Purdue and had done production and promo and web editing at such places as WLFI, WSJV and Gray Interactive. She calls herself a ‘Jen of all trades’. When Jenny stepped up to Pittsburgh as News Brand Producer for WTAE in Steel Town, she was doing super work. CSD TRACY ACCORD OLIVER was a super boss, and Jenny hates saying goodbye, but she’s off to Columbus, Ohio to work for LARRY WATZMAN at WBNS. Love watching this flower bloom! Well Dunne! Jenny. She starts Dec12, beating Santa to the holiday punch.
Lovely to see ANNIE ROHRS get promoted. She’s now Director Public Relations at CBS Interactive, upped from her role as Sr. Manager. She’s done communications for NFL and Yahoo as well. Well Dunne! Annie.
Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WKBT La Crosse WI
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Think About This: “You don’t have to remind a flower when its time to bloom is near; it has been preparing for it all of its life.” ~ Matshona Dhliwayo
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TERRY KOWALSKI is giving himself a Christmas present…a new job! He’ll be starting next week in Pittsburgh at Sinclair’s WBGH/WPMY, the Fox and MyTV affils. It’s been a milestone year for Mr. K…he graduated from Kent State U with his Masters in PR and now, he’ll be in the biggest market of his career. Mr. K has a fab background he’ll be bringing to Steel City, making the switch from Weigel’s ABC affil in South Bend, IN, WBND. He was CSD with ABC’s very own Toledo operation until it was sold…and Director of Marketing and Promotion at WTEN in Albany. A proud grad of Michigan State (do not confuse Michigan State with the University of Michigan…just don’t do it), Terry was even in Rockford IL along the way. He’ll be having a blast in his new town, with a Trader Joe’s soon opening near his new place. No doubt he’ll have to get to know all the Well Dunne! Talents calling Pittsburgh home. Happy Christmas, Terry and Well Dunne!
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Think About This: “CALVIN: This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn’t make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery? If the guy exists why doesn’t he ever show himself and prove it? And if he doesn’t exist what’s the meaning of all this?
HOBBES: I dunno. Isn’t this a religious holiday?
CALVIN: Yeah, but actually, I’ve got the same questions about God.” ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
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Pittsburgh is the home of so many very creative people. For instance, several Well Dunne! Talent’s are Pittsburghers and, with the exception of some nasty winter weather, they love it. JAY SILVERS even likes the cold. Come early December, Pittsburgh will welcome yet another creative when JENNY DOLPH checks into her new position at Hearst’s WTAE where she’ll be the News Brand Producer. Jenny is an Indiana native who has a sheepskin from Perdue. She’s built up some producer chops in her home state, at stations like WLFI, WSJV and WNDU doing on-air promos. She handled six different Gray TV stations as Web Editor and has been at her current post as Promo Producer at WBND for several years. CSD TERRY KOWALSKI is going to miss her for sure. A big Well Dunne! to you Jenny.
Got some wires crossed about Indianapolis. Reported that adorable KATIE WARTHAN had been tapped as Promo Manager at WXIN…but that was not on the mark. CSD BOB ST CHARLES hired her as Lead Producer for CBS4. My heartfelt apologies to one and all. That Promo Manager slot at Fox is still open. Check it out via this link and consider it a Job Alert!
Job Alert! – Creative Service Director WPEC W Palm Beach
Our top notch CSD is following her heart and moving on to the next phase of life, thus creating an opening of a lifetime, if you can fill the big shoes with even bigger talent, focus, creativity and ambition!
If you win with professional excellence and collaboration? Then we’d love to have you on our team as the Creative Services Director for WPEC in West Palm Beach.
In the past year, our Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate has doubled, even tripled viewers both on air and online in less than a year! Now, we are looking for the right leader who is ready to jump on board this fast moving train and continue our success!
We are seeking an experienced CSD or superstar promotion manager who is passionate, innovative and positive. We need a watchdog of our brand who can execute strategic partnerships inside and outside of the stations in an effort to protect and expand our position of being the news station viewers can truly turn to.
Developing and executing a strategic marketing and branding plan on air and on the digital platform.
• Oversee outside media including strategic digital platform and social media plan
• Managing and overseeing a team of Artists and Promotion Producers
• Managing production of daily News topical promos, News teases and Sweeps promotion.
• Development and Management of Department budget
• Development of Media partner relationships
• Writing compelling Press releases
• Buying outside media including radio, digital, cable and outdoor
• The design and execution of the station’s on-air look and image
• Media and community relations
• Maintain OSI system and strategic placement of on-air promotion on the daily station logs
Important: Must be able to handle living and working in one of the most desirable areas in the country Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s Degree 5+ years Television experience 2+ years Management experience
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace! To be considered for this position, candidates must submit their resume at www.sbgi.net
All that snow in Buffalo? Oy! Thankfully, it didn’t bury Well Dunne! Talent’s LISA SCOTT, who is soundling like a women who dodged a historic snowfall!
Think About This: “After I drink coffee, I like to show the empty mug to the IT guy and tell him I successfully installed Java. He really doesn’t like me.” ~ silly saying from somewhere on the net
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South Bend’s WBND CSD TERRY KOWALSKI is having a pretty amazing week. He kickstarted it Sunday with a birthday celebration. Next up, he’ll don a cap and gown to receive his Masters degree in Public Relations from Kent State University. He’s worked hard for that special sheepskin…CSD by day and student by free time. Where does he get the energy? He’s a great guy. No word on what he will be wearing under the gown. Well Dunne! Terry!
Job Alert – VP Brand Marketing CNBC NYC area
This is the most insightful and thought provoking article on communication art forms…no wonder it’s the text of a lecture at Oxford. Yes, be prepared to look up vocabulary.
Think About This: “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.“ ~ Frank Herbert
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Welcome NICOLE WILLIAMS, the newest member of Sinclair’s creative team at WSYX, the ABC affil in Columbus. She’s the Brand Manager actually and will be handling WTTE/CW Columbus as well. She’s a gator – Florida U grad who has clocked in creatively at WPTV in Palm Beach, WOWK in Huntington WV, as well as WBNS in Columbus. Welcome aboard Nicole…Well Dunne!
Wrapping up in Vegas, where the heat is on in so many ways. Big Well Dunne! to each and every winner, finalist and attendant. The pix is of BONNIE BARCLAY and TERRY KOWALSKI. Thanks to Bonnie for being a great blogger and photog.
Think About This: “Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” ~ Henry van Dyke
After taking time to get his Masters from Kent State, entertainment marketing veteran TERRY KOWALSKI is getting back in the creative pool. Mr. T’s resume, which as we just learned, now has a Masters in Advertising credit, is going to begin listing his new stint as CSD in South Bend, where he’ll be overseeing ABC affil WBND, the CW25 and 3 digital channels. Mr K will make the transition from Toledo, where he was CSD for ABC’s WTVG. He spent time doing creative for WTEN in Albany and has a fascinating “omg, he can work all those machines!” list of successes at WTVO in Rockford and WDIV in Detroit. He’s a proud Michigan State grad who will be close to the state line in his new gig. With his birthday on the horizon, he can’t think of a better gift, except he is welcoming any gift cards for those so inclined. Hugs and a big Well Dunne! Terry!
OK you New York peeps. Going to the Emmy Awards? Yes, this Saturday night at the Times Square Marriott Marquis. You’re in for a treat no matter what the menu, drink selection or statue haul ends up. Well Dunne! Talent’s MARIAN MASSARO will be your announcer. Yes, the lovely (and lovely sounding) Marian will mark her second year at the gala and she’s thrilled to be a part of the festivities. Now what you need to do is go – take pride in the process – and come Monday, find a project that is perfect for Ms. Marian’s read. Yes, you can do it and you’ll love working with her. Well Dunne! Marian.
Think About This: “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~ Dalai Lama
What a lucky lady CHRISTINA ROMENTO Is….she gets to work with DON SMITH and DREW FOWLER at Sacramento’s KOVR. Christina is making the switch from being at FOX in Austin (shout out to DANI DUDEK). Christina is a writer producer of the promo variety and has worked at FOX Chicago and FOX Portland as well as KGMB in Hawaii. She’s a Washington State U grad who is going to be much closer to her family in California’s capital. Well Dunne! Christina.
Down Tampa way, CSD DENNIS ELSBURY at ABC affil WFTS has found a new Promotion Manager. He’ll have details next time.
Former ABC Toledo CSD TERRY KOWALSKI is on the lookout for jobs that would bring him further East…closer to his children. New York is the aim. So all you folks about to make a hire…give Terry the first shot.
Anybody want to move to Bhutan? This is the best thing ever – it’s a country where they have not a gross domestic product but a Gross National Happiness Index which measures the population’s well-being, the community ties and environmental harmony. Shangra-La. Who’s with me?
Think About This: If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~ Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker
DALE WYMAN is proof that what happens in Vegas does not always stay in Vegas. After a long, long time in Sin City at the NBC affil, and time at the helm of the NBC promotion board as chairman, he’s heading to Albuquerque’s Hearst operation, KOAT. He filled in last November for Hearst in Sacramento, which is home to the former KOAT CSD, LARRY KELLOGG. Small world. Dale et familia will now have front row seats for the annual Balloon Festival. Great news…Well Dunne! Dale.
What about the Super Bowl spots? Creative pro TERRY KOWALSKI rings in from Toledo (ya’ll need to keep Terry on the hiring radar)
TERRY: Overall, the Super Bowl commercials were a disappointment due to a lack of creativity and not pounding home the brand. One spot in particular that did catch my eye, and will reinforce my choice at the vending machine, was the Snickers spot which stayed on task with recent marketing and made me laugh (memorable moment). The E-Trade spots with the babies are always fun and you look forward to what the ‘little ones’ are going to say next… even though I still didn’t find it clear as to why I should trade stocks on line with this company. I was happy to see the Clydesdales again representing Budweiser as they have become a staple for many classic commercials in the big game. However, the Bud Light spots gave me the feeling only drunken fools drink that product.
There seemed to be nothing new with the GoDaddy.com campaign (recycled creative) and I can’t recall half of the other dot coms that were advertised. I did find it interesting the promercials that aired, which were a take-off of LOST (ABC) and the use of characters from the Simpsons (FOX), as an interesting way to attract viewers who normally don’t watch these programs. But, I still am not sure what product they were pitching… was it Coke?
Finally, the biggest let down of all was the spot for Taco Bell where a major teaser campaign was launched and the thought that something big was going to happen on February 7th. Hats off to the NFL for making the game the best part of the Super Bowl… and don’t forget free Grand Slams at Denny’s on Tuesday (I actually may wait in line).
More tomorrow. Meanwhile, think about this: “Thou Shalt Not Steal” ~ Commandment #8