Tagged with " Tom Ash"
The Malay word “Sayang” has no equivalent word in English to describe a common emotion in Malaysia; affection, love, sorrow and pity all at the same time. It’s a word that we could use more often. It’s the word describing the news from Houston that TOM ASH is retiring. Tom is the Vice President and Director of Creative Services at ABC’s KTRK and has been for nearly 21 years. During that time, he’s been on top of bringing eyeballs to the sets from Galveston to Brenham and beyond; watching the city explode growth-wise. He even worked with the (infamous) Marvin Zindler, a legendary character whose antics inspired Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Tom deserves to retire and answer to only himself and family, but TV marketing will be the less for it. As he put it: After 20 years at KTRK-TV and nearly 10 more at KPRC-TV…(and a few years at other TV stations along the way)…I’m retiring at the end of the month! It has been a great ride. I’m the luckiest promo guy ever to have worked in a great city, Houston, and at KTRK, the best TV station in the world. And to have been a part of ABC/Disney, the greatest media company ever. I have no plans…been too darn busy to think that far ahead! Honestly talented creatives with a sense of humor, wit and generosity are not that easy to come by. Well Dunne! to an exciting new path, Tom.
Think About This: " What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” ~ Saint Augustine
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Boy, things are heating up in Houston, and it’s not just the weather. We’ve already spilled the story about KELLY LAMBERT heading to NBC affil KPRC as Brand Manager. Now we’re adding MICHAEL PENIX as Promotion Manager at the Post Newsweek station. It’s a homecoming for Michael, who was doing promo producing across town for TOM ASH over at ABC’s KTRK. That was before he went to Columbia, South Carolina where he headed up the creative department for Gannett’s WLTX in SC’s capital. Other stops along the way for the University of Oklahoma grad include KFOR in OKC and KTUL in Tulsa, his hometown. He should get to know Tulsa native and Well Dunne! Talent voice MARK DRISCOLL. A big Well Dunne! Michael.
Thought your Monday was not up to snuff? Try being RICK SNYDER over at the Speed Channel. Let’s just say it isn’t often one gets to say your week began with a naked man breaking into your offices. Details here.
Speaking of not being up to snuff…GoDaddy had to be taken to the woodshed for their problems with something about advanced hosting of the Well Dunne! Talent site. Thank heavens for the best IT person ever, BRANDON ANJELENO. He nearly had the phone growing out of his ear – that’s how long he had them on the phone to finally get it straightened away. Hugs and Well Dunne! Brandon. GoDaddy – not so much.
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Think About This: “When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We’ even Illness becomes Wellness.” ~ unknown
Doing stand up comedy of material one writes oneself is a major turn on. And it’s also a nice foundation for TV promo. Come on, you know it is. One such comedian doing TV by day (and many evenings) is the new writer producer down in Houston at the ABC station. TELLY BISTIS is staying near the water, transferring his skills from WAVY in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He’s already to go with hurricane promos, I bet. Telly is working with CSD TOM ASH, who himself is always entertaining. Well Dunne! Telly.
Well Dunne! Talent’s perfect-for-on-camera voice man CHASE BURNETT is now back stateside from a week in Ireland. On behalf of the Dunne family, we hope you enjoyed every moment. The gamers amongst you know Chase as the host of Game Stop’s network.
Think About This: "It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up." ~ Babe Ruth
It’s kinda magic cool. When MICHAEL PENIX shows up at the PROMAX Station Summit June 8th, he’ll have changed from a writer producer to a Marketing Manager. Yep, he’s one of the newest promo pros to head his own department. While in Sin City , he’ll be representing Gannett’s CBS affil WLTX in Columbia, SC, his new job which he begins the very day the Summit commences. Michael has a stellar background in TV marketing, with his last gig at ABC-owned KTRK in Houston under the muy talented TOM ASH. Mr. P has also done writing and producing at KFOR In Oklahoma City as well as KTUL in his native Tulsa. Well Dunne, Michael!
Big Well Dunne! going out to BILL BURTON who is taking his promo and social marketing background to San Francisco’s ABC KGO as General Manager. Way to go, Mr. B. Class act this one is. Totally.
Wow…TOM BROKAW is starring in promos for War Heroes Weekend on AMC. Got my attention.
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Let’s hear a Well Dunne! for Sheldon Wiley. Name doesn’t ring a bell? Even for you New Yorkers? Well Sheldon is the new Guinness world record holder in the Most Cocktails Made In An Hour category, having won this distinction by whipping up 1,003 cocktails in 60 minutes. That boils down to 16.7 drinks an hour. Each had at least three ingredients. Impressive.
Think About This: “Most people focus on doing things as the way to make a difference. What they don’t realize is that the most powerful way to make a difference doesn’t require you to actually do anything at all! You start by changing YOUR world; You end up changing THE world.” ~ Aman Motwane