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The Cynopsis Best Of The Best Awards
Category Focus: Children & Family
The attention span of the younger audience is elusive and harder than ever to capture and keep! Which is why Cynopsis is thrilled to honor the breakthrough campaigns and innovative content in the kids, tween and teen media sector. These are the companies that are ahead of the curve and manage to thrive with this tough (but fun) demographic. View categories here .
SPONSORSHIP & PROMOTION
Evan Williams Bourbon is giving fans a chance to swing at a trip to the 2019 World Series. Through a sweepstakes offering, the grand prize winner will secure four tickets to one of the upcoming Fall Classic contests, plus air travel and overnight accommodations, four $100 online gift certificates to MLBshop.com and a $350 prepaid Mastercard. The first- and second-prize winners connect with a $500 online gift certificate and $100 online gift certificate to MLBshop.com, respectively.
Fortress Esports, the creator of the largest video gaming and esports venue in the Southern Hemisphere, has retained Strive Sponsorship to provide commercial partnership consultancy ahead of its 2020 launch. The 2,700-meter venue will be situated across two floors and will be able to host 160 gaming PCs, console gaming suites, dedicated streamer pods and a table top game play area. It will also be home to a full-service restaurant, two bars and a 200-seat arena, with full production facilities.
DIGITAL, DATA & TECH
PRN and sports betting company VSiN have revved up a long-term content pact with NASCAR to provide stock car fans with more sophisticated analysis. Under the partnership, VSiN’s sports betting experts Jeff Cogliandrop and Steve Makinen will work with PRN’s NASCAR analysts Jeff Hammond and John Roberts on Racers Odds, a 60-minute show that will air on NASCAR.com, ahead of the circuit’s race day.
Looking to keep its fans engaged throughout the year, the Philadelphia Eagles want to produce an array of content touching multiple genres. Original content studio Eagles Entertainment is eyeing comedies, cooking shows and documentaries around the NFL team and its fan base that will appear on the club’s website and social media channels.
With its blackout on primary linear carriers Comcast, DirecTV and Dish continuing, Altitude Sports & Entertainment is contemplating approaching Amazon about digital carriage. Jim Martin, president and CEO of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the holding company that owns the regional sports network home of the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets, told the Denver Post the company is exploring that possibility, but has yet to approach the tech giant. Amazon recently became a 15% owner in YES Network and is about to enter its third year of streaming Thursday Night Football.
INDUSTRY & ROSTER MOVES
In a deal that will make the leader in Dirt Late Model Racing, FloSports has acquired DirtonDirt.com. Under the agreement, terms of which were not disclosed, DirtonDirt.com will continue to offer competitions to pay-per-view customers, with a dozen staffers providing leading-edge daily coverage of Dirt Late Model racing. Founded and operated since 2007 by Michael and Amber Rigsby, the site, has become Dirt Late Model racing’s internet home for comprehensive, multimedia coverage of the division, including videos, behind-the-scenes reporting, photography, and breaking news items about all aspects of the sport.
With the acquisition, Michael Rigsby becomes general manager of FloRacing.com., the dirt track racing vertical that FloSports has been building in recent years, while remaining at the helm of DirtonDirt.com. “Through this acquisition of DirtonDirt.com, FloSports will be able to elevate the live coverage of Dirt Late Model races and provide fans with a comprehensive platform to follow their favorite racers and events,” said FloSports CEO Mark Floreani. “Using the extensive resources of FloSports, we have every intention of continuing the in-depth coverage DirtonDirt.com subscribers have enjoyed for 13 seasons.”
Anthem Sports, led by CEO Leonard Asper, who was the former head of Canadian broadcaster CanWest Global Communications Corp. has purchased a majority stake in HDNet, the parent of U.S. TV networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies from Mark Cuban. AXS TV has a wide range of programming, including theatricals, concerts and an array of music-oriented shows like TrunkFest with Eddie Trunk and Rock and Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar. The network’s roster also features grappling fare, New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW: The Women of Wrestling, which should match well Anthem, whose holdings include Impact Wrestling, Fight Network, Game TV, Game + and outdoor sports service, The Pursuit Channel.
Cuban and AEG will continue as equity investors in the new partnership, while AEG Global Partnerships, AEG’s advertising and sponsorship sales arm, will continue to support the channels alongside Anthem’s sales team. Comedian and entertainer Steve Harvey also has an equity position and has a strategic agreement for content development and promotion of Anthem’s portfolio of channels.
Beasley XP, the esports division of Beasley Media Group, is now part of the curriculum at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Under the new Checkpoint XP on Campus initiative, UNLV’s Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies is serving as the primary content creation and production hub for Checkpoint XP’s college-targeted brand extension. Plans include a college-agnostic esports weekly video and podcast show, as well as extensive online content the will be featured on CheckpointXP.com.
A weekly video and podcast, hosted by Beasley XP’s Norris Howard, along with UNLV student anchors, debuts Sept. 12 at 10 p on the Radio.com app, as well as Twitch, YouTube and via a podcast on bPod Studios. Additionally, UNLV will work closely with Checkpoint XP to recruit student correspondents from over 30 of the country’s top journalism and esports colleges to provide additional coverage on the growing esports scene across many of the nation’s college campuses.
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ON THIS DAY IN 1985: Pete Rose singles off of San Diego pitcher Eric Snow for hit 4,192, surpassing Ty Cobb’s previous MLB record. Rose finished his career with 4.256 hits.
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Asst AEs, Sales Plners & Pricing/Inv. Edit PowerPt presentations & excel spreadsheets. Work w/ agency buyers. Maintain order entry, inv moves & prod allocations. Effective verbal skills. Strong attn to details. Prior internship exp at TV ntwk pref’d
Full info HERE
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UP/NYC: Asst AEs, Sales Plners & Pricing/Inv. Edit PowerPt presentations & excel spreadsheets. Work w/ agency buyers. Maintain order entry, inv moves & prod allocations. Effective verbal skills. Strong attn to details. Prior internship exp at TV ntwk pref’d. Full info HERE (10/24)
LINE PRODUCERS >>
NY-Based ProdCo seeks strong, multi-faceted Line Producer(s) for 2+ upcoming projects. well versed in both studio and field productions, be calm under pressure, have the ability to multi-task and manage a multi-facetted budget a must. Work closely with the project creatives & talent in ensure the quality programs on-time and on-budget. Full info HERE
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT >>
9 Story Media Group/NYC: provide administrative support to the NY development team as they oversee several projects in development. Manage calendars for two busy VPs of Dvlpmnt. 1-2 years of prior assistant work, children’s content exp. a + Full info HERE (9/20)
ACCOUNT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE >>
Crown Media Family Networks/Chicago: Maintains & grows business on assigned agency list; key liaison for Ad Sales team. Min 2 yrs. exp sales planning or buying. BA/BS req; strong MS Office Skills; prior exp. Full info HERE (9/19)
SALES ASSISTANT, DIRECT RESPONSE >>
Crown Media Family Networks/NY:
This position is responsible for providing sales support to the Direct Response sales team for Crown Media Family Networks: Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Full info HERE (9/19)
SR MGR, PUBLIC RELATIONS >>
TV One/Silver Spring MD: Strategize/ implement publicity plans to generate positive consumer & industry press coverage of the network’s prgrmng, leading to awareness & viewership. Min 5-6 yrs related exp & thorough understanding of social & traditional PR. PR exp w/ a prod co, studio, network or ent PR agency pref’d. Full info HERE (9/18)
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS >>
ACTV8me/NY: Mobile Media/Ad Tech firm – Dir Strat Partner, 6+ yrs media sales, client svce exp. 75% tri-state travel, BusDev, client mgmt. TV, Radio, Agency, venue, retail & mobile com exp. Full info HERE (9/18)
SALES PLANNER >>
RIDE TV/Chicago: Develop media proposals and creates sales presentations for all RIDE TV networks and platforms utilizing all available research, sales and content resources. 2+ yrs related advertising exp. Knwlg of research techniques and sources (Nielsen, MRI) Full info HERE (9/18)
SALES PLANNER >>
RIDE TV/NY: Develop media proposals and creates sales presentations for all RIDE TV networks and platforms utilizing all available research, sales and content resources. 2+ yrs related advertising exp. Knwlg of research techniques and sources (Nielsen, MRI) Full info HERE (9/18)
SALES PLANNER >>
RIDE TV/LA: Develop media proposals and creates sales presentations for all RIDE TV networks and platforms utilizing all available research, sales and content resources. 2+ yrs related advertising exp. Knwlg of research techniques and sources (Nielsen, MRI) Full info HERE (9/18)
SALES ASSISTANT >>
RIDE TV/LA: Establish strong business relationships and act as a liaison with ad agency counterparts and internal departments including DR, Traffic, Marketing and Accounting. Strong organizational skills; great verbal/written communication skills and ability to work in a deadline driven environment. Full info HERE (9/18)
SALES ASSISTANT >>
RIDE TV/NY: Establish strong business relationships and act as a liaison with ad agency counterparts and internal departments including DR, Traffic, Marketing and Accounting. Strong organizational skills; great verbal/written communication skills and ability to work in a deadline driven environment. Full info HERE (9/18)
BOOKING PRODUCER, MEET THE PRESS DAILY >>
MSNBC/DC: Book and produce high-profile national and international news makers, experts and guest in politics, foreign relations and business/economy. 5+ yrs exp in live TV (i.e. morning shows, cable shows, broadcast TV), 2 years in political journalism. Full info HERE (9/18)
MANAGER, PUBLICITY, CNBC PRIMETIME >>
CNBC/Englewood Cliffs NJ: Responsible for publicizing/promoting CNBC’s primetime programming & talent as well as implementing and executing PR campaigns and strategies. 4+ yrs of exp in PR/Communications. TV/Media exp pref’d. Full info HERE (9/18)
DIR, BRAND STRATEGY, DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER >>
NBCUniversal/NYC: Looking for world-class brand strategist responsible for supporting the overarching DTC communications strategy. Must be big picture thinker with 8 yrs brand planning/marketing strategy exp (TV/DTC) from ent industry, adv agency or consumer products co. Full info HERE (9/17)
AUDIO TECHNICIAN >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Operate/execute complete audio mixing/creation for several live & taped broadcasts, in the context of originally produced programs & public service announcements of audiences. 2+yrs successful exp in executing graphic and character generation in TV news, creative services, etc. Full info HERE (9/17)
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Directs, co-develops & delivers locally produced programs and public service announcements for national and international audiences. 3+yrs of successful exp in directing Live TV news, studio-based programming or similarly related professional media prod & media presentation exp. Full info HERE (9/17)
VIDEO EDITOR >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Produce and deliver completed projects using Adobe Creative Suite. Collaborate with production team, producers, and talent to create and deliver broadcast ready elements and assets. 5+yrs professional editing exp. Full info HERE (9/17)
VIDEO GRAPHICS EDITOR >>
Create graphics template for on-air Guests. Create animation graphics template for telephone guests. 2+ more years of successful exp in the field or in a related area required. Full info HERE
SR MANAGER, PUBLIC RELATIONS >>
Manage, oversee and/or execute multiple communications and program publicity campaigns. A strong understanding of television publicity, key press outlets/journalists and experience in launching and sustaining press coverage on TV series is essential. Full info HERE
NYC: Reality tv production company is seeking a music supervisor. This person will be responsible for overseeing the placement of all music tracks in our programs, & ensuring all music is properly cleared prior to delivery. Full info HERE (9/12)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT>>
NYC: Reality tv production company seeks an experienced executive assistant to the President, CCO & SVP of Development. General duties include answering phones, heavy scheduling, booking travel, expenses, & contract management. Full info HERE (9/12)
DIRECT RESPONSE, VICE PRESIDENT >> ION/NYC: Oversee and manage all aspects of the DR. Proactively develop business plans to drive account growth and development to achieve revenue goals. 15+ yrs DR selling exp in media or a related field. 3+ yrs of exp managing people or leading a sales team. Full info HERE (9/12)
SALES RESEARCH, DIRECTOR >> ION/NYC: Oversee the Sales Research team and arm the Sales group with network performance metrics, competitive advantages, and thoughtful research stories. 7-10 years of Sales Research exp within the media industry. Strong leadership skills, analytical comm & presentation skills. Full info HERE (9/12)
NETWORK SALES, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >> ION/NYC: Focus on developing new and growing business among major agencies via strong relationships and superior client service. 5+ yrs of sales exp w/national cable, broadcast ad sales or media buying background required. Full info HERE (9/12)