While we are assailed yet again by massive, senseless violence…the desire to run away to Magical Thinking World is so strong and so enticing, it seems the only rational decision in light of the pain and exhaustion of emotions which Real World grips us. Some of us ate desert for dinner in hopes the sugar high would please (which it always does) as well as numb a crass Monday. But the creatives on the planet can’t do that. It’s only going to be the thoughts, ideas and illuminations of the creatives that will solve things…find ways to make life better…lighten the burdens. So keep your ideas sharp…we need them more than ever.
The most lovely GINA OLIVA PINTO has a new job and it’s a big fish job. She’s been named Senior Director of Marketing for the NBCU owned TV station group, reporting to THERESE GAMBA, who is SVP of Marketing and Acquired Programming. Gina comes over from WABC marketing. Stops along the way for Gina include Warner Bros TV Distribution, Fox 5 in NYC and CBS4 in Miami. She’s going to get to do it all and call on many of her talents in the new role. A hearty Well Dunne! Gina.
Think About This: “When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.” ~ Simon Sinek
Heading to the Golden State, which is, of course, California….drum roll please….none other than the one, the only, the favorite….cue the applause sign, people… DEILIA WILLIAMS. Ms. D is heading not just to California, but to the prettiest part of the state…the Monterrey area. Her new title is Creative Services Director at Hearst’s ABC affil KSBW, and it’s her first time to run the creative show. She is giving up her Promotion Manager slot at Hearst’s WLKY in Louisville. Hates to leave CSD BRUCE BURNS but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Her hubby and two children are all along for the ride and looking forward to that laid-back lifestyle Cali is so famous for. Perhaps surfing lessons are an option. Ms. Deilia is a southern girl from South Carolina and is one amazing writer. Well Dunne! Deilia. Get a big place and make room now and then for your shoe shopping partner.
Getting a big job is THERESE GAMBA, just named Senior Vice President of Marketing for the NBC Television Station Group. Therese has an impressive resume including VP of Marketing and programming at KABC, KGO, TNN, Worldvision Entertainment, Sony Pix TV…you get the idea. Well Dunne! Therese.
Yesterday’s most interesting email: “Earthquake struck while we were having an emergency hurricane planning meeting.” Oh, you guys in DC….
Think About This: “Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie