|A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
“ The future of AI is similar to the future of most every new technology, which in short is improvement, commoditization, and democratization. How do we make it better, cheaper and get it into the hands of more people?”
–David K, Sr. Product Mngr, Watson Video Analytics – IBM Watson Media
(Featured speaker at That Big TV Conference on Sept. 9 – 10 in NYC)
Sponsored by: Sinclair – NY Interconnect – Friend MTS – iSpot.tv – NCC Media – Simpli.fi – TV Time – Tubi
Following the U.S. Women’s National Team winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, U.S. Soccer and Allstate locked in a multi-year partnership headlined by Allstate’s presenting sponsorship of the five-game Victory Tour. The tour begins Aug 3 when the USA hosts the Republic of Ireland at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, carried on ESPN2. The next four matches of the Victory Tour will be on August 29, September 3, October 3 and October 6 at venues around the country. As part of its new multi-year sponsorship, Allstate becomes an official sponsor of the U.S. Men’s, Women’s and Youth National Teams, as well as presenting sponsor of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and designates Allstate exclusively as the Official Insurance Sponsor of U.S. Soccer, running through 2022.
NBC Sports Gold launched its upgraded Premier League Pass, as well as its new Premier League MatchDay Pass for the 2019-20 season with both offerings featuring 140 exclusive live matches and at least four matches per club. For the first time, Premier League Pass”will also include full-event replay for all 380 matches on demand, new Sky Sports content, and more than 1,400 hours of Premier League shoulder programming.
Activision’s Call of Duty World League made the appointment of Johanna Faries to Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports official. Faries had previously served as Head of Call of Duty Esports. In announcing the appointment online in the Activision Games Blog, Faries noted that “During my initial phase on the job, my team’s focus was really on setting a new product vision for Call of Duty as a city-based franchised league and to design an experience that we believe can grow to become one of the biggest sports leagues on the planet. Now that we have begun to sell franchises to ownership groups all over the world, it’s less about going from a white sheet of paper to what we have shaped now, and more about operating and managing this competitive ecosystem in a best-in-class way.”
GIANTS Software signed Corteva Agriscience to serve as the lead sponsor for the 2019/2020 season of Farming Simulator League. Europe teams will face off in the Farming Simulator League to compete for the title of Farming Simulator Champion, competing in the 3 vs 3 competitive game mode. “Inclusion of Corteva Agriscience products marks the first time in-game seeds, and herbicide are represented by real brands,” said Christian Ammann, Chief Executive Officer, GIANTS Software. “As we continue to make the Farming Simulator experience more realistic, inclusion of Corteva herbicide, and iconic Pioneer seeds, will enhance the experience and excitement for players.”
Global marketing and representation agency Wasserman promoted Elizabeth Lindsey to President, Brands and Properties. Lindsey, who previously served as Managing Partner based in the agency’s Raleigh, North Carolina and New York City offices, and will now oversee all of Wasserman’s brands and properties business, including the agency’s wholly owned subsidiaries: creative and digital agency Laundry Service and production and influencer marketing company Cycle.
NFL International Combine is headed to Germany for the first time, where up to 50 athletes will be selected to go through a series of tests in front of NFL evaluators at Sportschule Hennef, a sports training facility outside of Cologne on Oct. 19. Following the Combine, a select number of athletes who meet specific performance standards and display the potential to play in the NFL, will be invited to train in the US for 3 months.
The National Basketball Association, the International Basketball Federation and the Senegalese Basketball Federation announced that Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa 2019 will take place July 28-31 in Senegal. BWB Africa 2019 will bring together the top male and female players ages 17 and under from throughout Africa to learn directly from current and former NBA and FIBA players, coaches and legends and to compete against the best young players from the continent. BWB Africa will also include NBA Cares and Jr. NBA outreach efforts in partnership with local community organizations.
The ESPYS at 8p on ABC.
ON THIS DAY in 1914: The Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from the Orioles.
In the Know: Which NASCAR driver was known as The Onion? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your company and city).
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: The Philadelphia Eagles entered the NFL following the demise of which other team? Answer: The Yellow Jackets. Kudos: John Ferlazzo/London; Mike Seidel-CSI Sports/Jersey City; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Joe Keaney-The Switch/Burbank
SALES PLANNER, DIRECT RESPONSE>> CROWNMEDIA/NY
This position is responsible for providing sales and analytical support to the Direct Response sales team for Crown Media Family Networks: Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Must have a minimum of 1 years of industry-related experience.
Full info HERE
SR COORD PRODUCTION>>
GSN/ SANTA MONICA, CA: 3+ yrs. w/prod exp. Communicate, create, maintain, distribute, track prod docs/calendars/show binders/files/budgets/contracts etc. Liaison between internal teams and payroll/line producers to ensure proper paperwork is being handled. Confirm all program deliverables. Full info HERE (7/20)
SALES PLANNER, DIRECT RESPONSE>>
CROWN MEDIA/NY: This position is responsible for providing sales and analytical support to the Direct Response sales team for Crown Media Family Networks: Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Must have a minimum of 1 years of industry-related experience. Full info HERE (7/20)
POKER CENTRAL & ESTARS/SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Reports to Ad Sls Team and CDO. Respon for proposal creation, billing, manage inventory avails, etc. 1-3+ yrs experience in media sls/buying and willing to travel, work OT and wknds. Full info HERE (7/20)
VP, DIGITAL CONTENT & SOCIAL MEDIA>>
INSP/Charlotte, NC: key point person to lead all strategy & content efforts in support of insp.com, the network’s digital properties and all social media platform dvlpmnt. 10+ yrs digital & social content creation & strategy exp within ent & media sector incl mngng/mentoring a staff. Full info HERE (7/19)
DIGITAL PRODUCER/THE STEVE WILKOS SHOW>>
STAMFORD, CT: Oversee daily website, app and dig inits and content including video, photos, promo items, sales, mktg, soc media and PR. Min of 2+yrs exp in online, dig or mktg/post prod. Mktg exp in ent/media pref. Able to work OT and wkds. Full info HERE (7/19)
SR MANAGER, MARKETING & PARTNER INSIGHTS>>
VIACOM/NY: position supports the Ad Sales Solutions team, using primary and synd research tools/methods. Must have a solid understanding of the current media landscape, with an ability to identify trends, draw valid conclusions, make insightful rec and create dynamic presentations. Full info HERE (7/19)
SR ANALYST – AD SALES RESEARCH>>
Discovery Communications/NYC: Responsible for leveraging a variety of research resources to provide data driven intelligence in support of advertising sales and marketing initiatives. 3-5 yrs relevant business exp @ media co, ad agency, mkt rerch firm or equivalent. Full info HERE (7/17)
SR ANALYST, ADV & CONSUMER INSIGHTS>>
Discovery Communications/NYC: Dvlp mkt-level insights incl mkt trends, consumer behavior & competitive dynamics, with a focus on identifying growth levers. Min 2-3+ years of research and data experience in TV/media rsrch @ media brand, TV ntwrk or agency. Full info HERE (7/17)
DIRECTOR, PROJECT MANAGEMENT>>
Nickelodeon Live Action/NYC: Temp position from August – Jan. Candidate resp for project management of all marketing & creative promotion for the live action properties on Nickelodeon Network. 5-7 yrs proj mngmnt exp + Excellent understanding of production methodologies. Full info HERE (7/16)
CLIENT SOLUTIONS COORD>>
UP & ASPIRE/NYC: Asst. in dev & execution of sponsorships. Coord upfront & client evnts. Update ad sales pres, videos, photos & keyart. Proj mgt & pres skills req. Mkting/Comm degree pref’d. 1-2 yrs cable or related exp, digital/social a +. Knowledge of PowerPt required. Full info HERE (7/16)
MANAGER, PUBLIC RELATIONS & MKTG>>
NESN/MA: Seeking a collaborative thought leader who can translate bus objectives into promotional collateral across multiple platforms. Must have a degree in English, mass comm, PR, and/or mkting in a related field. Min 5+ yrs exp in both PR and mkting & Sales promo. Full info HERE (7/15)
MANAGER, PARTNER MKTG>>
NICK VELOCITY/NYC: Individual to dev mktg campaigns for Ent advs (ie: movie studios) across Nickelodeon Kids & Family nets. Must have B.A. Degree, plus 3-5+ yrs mktg/sales exp within ent & media. TV and/or exp with a Movie Studio or Video Game comp preferred. Full info HERE. Apply HERE. (7/15)
ACCOUNT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE>>
ION MEDIA/NYC: Responsible for acct management for the General Ad Sales Department. Handling requests from multiple dept including Ad Agencies, Planning, Traffic, and Gen Ad Sales. Bachelor’s degree required, emphasis in Bus, Adv and/or Mktg. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Full info HERE (7/15)
DIRECT RESPONSE AD SALES ASSISTANT>>
FUSE MEDIA/NYC: Support Direct Response Ad Sales team by working with director and AE to service and maintain agencies and clients on a daily basis. Must be detail oriented w/good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills, and able to multitask in fast paced team envir. Wide Orbit & OnAir knowledge a +.” Full info HERE (7/12)
EVENT PRODUCER/BOOKER>> A+E Networks/NY
: Responsible for booking talent & experts, developing panel discussions, interviews & experiential exhibits for History-branded events. Full Info/Apply HERE (7/12)
AP RESEARCHER/BOOKER>> A+E Networks/NY: Responsible for supporting the producing team in building individual events and exhibits for HistoryTalks and HistoryCon. Full Info/Apply HERE (7/12)
MANAGER, CONSUMER INSIGHTS>>
Nickelodeon/NYC: this position will be a part of Nickelodeon’s Brand & Consumer Insights Team, supporting all of Nickelodeon’s preschool content research with non-ratings based consumer insights. Job requires a bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, business, market research, or child psychology, graduate research work. Plus 4+ yrs experience in primary research. Full info HERE (7/12)
SALES ACCOUNT EXEC>>
NBC/LA: Responsible for generating new Local/Regional business, Digital advertising, and growing existing advertisers. A minimum of 5+ years of Media, Digital and/or Broadcast Sales exp w/strong rec of success building new biz. Full info HERE (7/11)
DIRECTOR, DIGITAL PLATFORMS & STRATEGY>>SNY/NYC: Work w/partners to help drive strategic, multiplatform dig. content initiatives. focus on expanding availability/consumption/monetization of SNY’s content across a variety of platforms. Min 6 yrs exp content dist, platform dvlpmnt & partnerships within media ind. Full info HERE (7/10)
MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATOR>>
Viewpoint Creative/Boston: Work w/a talented team of creative directors/producers/designers & editors explore different animation styles including 2D, 3D and practical while continually pushing your artistic and technical abilities. 3+ yrs exp req’d. Full info HERE (7/10)