09.29.16 Good morning. It’s Thursday September 29, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.
The NHL named Heidi Browning as the league’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer as part of a series of moves within the organization. She joins after leading digital marketing strategies and solutions for companies that most recently included Pandora, along with Fox Interactive Media and Universal McCann and will now focus on digital and social initiatives and developments for the league. She will be responsible for executing the League’s marketing campaigns, including strategy, creative development, production and distribution. In addition, Browning will oversee the League’s environmental initiatives as well as its public affairs efforts. She will work with MLBAM across the League’s social platforms to devise distribution strategies and content initiatives.
In addition, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that Executive Vice President Brian Jennings has been named Chief Branding Officer and will be charged with the identity, development and positioning of the League’s brand, with a focus on developing and integrating the League’s brand image and messaging into all League advertising. Steve Mayer will assume the title of EVP and Chief Content Officer, Events and Entertainment while Stephen McArdle, EVP Strategic Planning, also has been named Chief Administrative Officer. EVP David Proper receives the title EVP Media and International Strategy, while Keith Wachtel will continue to oversee global corporate sponsorship, digital and NHL Network ad sales and now will assume the title of Chief Revenue Officer.
ESPN laid out plans for the 2016 MLB National League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tire, set to air on the network on Oct. 5 at 8p with the Mets and Giants currently on track for the showdown. Dan Shulman, Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone, along with reporter Buster Olney will provide commentary for the telecast. The network also offer three consecutive hours of pre-game, including two, one-hour episodes of Baseball Tonight from a set inside the stadium.
FOX Sports steps up for the FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup in Jordan starting Friday with games running across FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus. This morning sees Venezuela/Germany at 7:55a on FS2 while USA kicks off Saturday against Paraguay at 11:55a. Broadcasters include a rotation of announcers who were part of FOX Sports’ 2015 Women’s World Cup coverage, including Angela Hucles; Danielle Slaton and Kyndra de St. Aubin.
SportsCenter:AM anchor Kevin Negandhi inked new, multi-year agreement to remain with the company. "I’m really excited about the future, and that future involves ESPN," said Negandhi. per ESPN. "To be able to reach my 10th year at ESPN this year and now go above and beyond that means a lot."
The Missouri Valley Conference announced an 104-event package set to run on ESPN networks during the 2016-17 academic year. The Valley will see 41 men’s basketball telecasts on its platforms with another 63 MVC events that include: regular-season baseball; women’s basketball; postseason championships for women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track and field, women’s basketball, softball and baseball. An additional 450 live events by Conference institutions will be delivered exclusively by The Valley on ESPN3 — the league’s co-branded digital network with ESPN. The ESPN men’s basketball package opens with Tulsa/Wichita State on Nov. 16 on ESPN3.
SiriusXM preps for the NBA season with the launch of an "all-encompassing" series that will preview all 30 NBA teams leading up to the 2016-17 NBA season. The SiriusXM NBA Radio Season Preview Series runs on SiriusXM’s NBA channel and offers 30 hour-long shows with a look at each team and its roster as they prepare for the coming season.
Pac-12 Networks is tapping IMS Productions to provide a customized mobile production unit to boost multicam productions for the league’s live Olympic sport events. Dubbed Killer Frost, the unit was first utilized in late August.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
Deadline to enter: Friday, October 21 3 Simple Steps to do Before the Deadline! 1) Select your Social Media Campaign
2) Complete the Entry Form .
3) Process your Payment SUBMIT NOW!
Kellogg Company renewed ties with the USOC in a partnership extension that will run through the 2018 and 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Kellogg’s sponsorship category covers hot and cold cereal as well as granola, portable breakfasts and frozen breakfast. "It is an honor to continue to be associated with the USOC, and to help the athletes of Team USA achieve their dreams of representing our country at the Olympic and Paralympic Games," said Paul Norman, president of Kellogg North America. "Together, we will continue to celebrate the things that drive people to get up in the morning, and what inspires them to reach their full potential each day."
GarageMonkey hits the "Road to SEMA" with a promotional road trip leading up to the 50th anniversary SEMA Show in Las Vegas from Nov. 1-4. Platform partners like Jason Fenske of "EngineeringExplained," Eric Cook of "EricTheCarGuy," and Chris of "ChrisFix," among others, will spend the week leading up to the event traveling together to meet-and-greet events with local fans at sponsor venues and create content with integrated sponsors for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, and other key placements. Once in Vegas, the GarageMonkey personalities will participate in a SEMA keynote stage panel about social influencer marketing in the automotive industry.
Golf Channel will be promoting the Ryder Cup with real-time sports gaming app FanBeat in a move to drive the social conversation surrounding the event. Through the Golf Channel Mobile App, users can download FanBeat to compete for prizes as they’re watching the matches.
The NFL partnered with on-demand ecommerce platform Teespring for a limited-edition campaign that will see over 30 celebrities and musicians design shirts celebrating their favorite NFL teams and hometowns. Among the participants – Dierks Bentley, Eminem, Fall Out Boy, Fergie, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Mraz, KISS, Linkin Park, Mac Miller, One Republic, and more on Teespring.com. "Together with the NFL we are empowering a select group of leading music artists to showcase their love of football in new ways," said Walker Williams, Teespring Co-Founder and CEO.
TuneIn serves up Vin Scully’s final broadcast on Oct. 2. The call will be available on TuneIn’s MLB Radio on Sunday, along with other professional and collegiate sports available for live streaming.
In this week’s edition of Cynopsis eSports & Gaming
- Following investment by 76ers/Leonsis/Guber, how will influx of sports resources benefit the eSports industry?
- Collegiate StarLeague plots campus tour
- ELeague’s major deal
- ESL hits Brooklyn with a Cybersmile
- Sony revs up for the PlayStation Experience 2016
- How Fuse will leverage its eSports play
- Trailer of the Week
TNF offers Dolphins/Bengals on CBS, NFL Network and Twitter at 8p.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
How to Produce the Branded Content Advertisers Need Now THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 I 1:30 3:30 PM (EST) I CLICK TO REGISTER .
This webinar will offer your team actionable insights on developing and producing packages that appeal to brands and deliver the goods. With speakers on hand from Huffington Post / AOL Partner Studio, Courageous and BEN, this is one you won’t want to miss.
ON THIS DAY in 1946: The Los Angeles Rams play their first NFL game in LA.
In The Know: Who is the Rams all-time passing leader? (Email Chris-Sports@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Last season saw North Dakota win its eighth NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship. Which school has won more? Answer: Most popular – Minnesota. Correct – Michigan. Kudos: Traci Liner-WME/IMG/NY; Denis Barry-CBS/NY; Mark McDonald-ESPN/NY; John Cwodzinski-CBS Interactive/NY; Allison Wright-Viacom/Detroit; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; David Hauptman/Denver; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank; Julie Shields-Alaska Aces/Anchorage
CYNOPSISJOBS – To view our full job listing online, please visit our webpage: cynopsis.com/classifieds/
JOB OPENING: DIR, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION/Intersport/Chicago: Create online dist & pref’d vendor partnerships for Intersport video. Req’s extensive relationships w/ online sports & ent platforms; previous roles within ind, potentially in Sr level media plang or buying role. Full info/apply HERE (10/6)
JOB OPENING:SR DIRECTOR, CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & ORIG PROGRAMMING/Intersport/Chicago: Dvlp/pitch orig video concepts to ntwrks, dig publishers & brands. Rev-driving position req’s prior success & rolodex w/content decision-makers; strong creativity; strong leadership; 10+ yrs dvlpmnt exp. Full info/apply HERE (10/6)
JOB OPENING:TRAFFIC COORDINATOR/TRIFECTA MEDIA/NYC: Build synd. TV formats, liaise with outside agencies. Deadline & detail-based work, accuracy and strong communication skills are a must. Team Player. 1-3 yrs experience preferred. Contact Pam Eaton: email@example.com (10/6)
JOB OPENING:PUBLICIST/VH1 & LOGO/NYC: Create/ execute strategic comm plans incl effective pitches for consumer, trade, electronic, print, online/blogger media. 5-7yrs exp TV comm, PR, &/or media relations. Strong publicity skills w/strong knwlg of media platform & ind. Full info/apply HERE (10/6)
JOB OPENING:MGR, DIGITAL ADVERTISING INSIGHTS/ABC National TV Sales/NYC: Support sales efforts of both ABC Nat’l TV Sales & the Owned TV Stations. Resp for insights for each of Owned TV Stations, Interfacing w/ Dig Sales Mgrs @ each station, Sales Execs, Dig. rsrch, etc. Full info/apply HERE (10/5) JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE wanted for established production company/Valley Location: Emphasis on young adult genre – adapting books to film. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (10/5)
JOB OPENING:VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/IPSOS/NYC: Min 8 yrs of sales exp req’d. establishing & cultivating relationships w/SR mktg & media execs as well as, being resp for full-cycle consultative new bus. selling. Exp presenting syndicated & custom rsrch solutions is a+. Full info/apply HERE (10/5)
JOB OPENING:PARALEGAL/VULCAN PRODUCTIONS/SEATTLE OR LA: Temp to Hire. Exp’d entertainment paralegal to join our fast-paced team to analyze TV & feature documentary programming & distribution agreements. A min 2yrs exp reviewing & analyzing complex contracts. Full info/apply HERE (10/4)
JOB OPENING:PROGRAMMATIC ANALYST/ANALYTICS/NCC NY: Develop local cable tv packages, execute custom orders, monitor and analyze performance, assist development processes/methodologies, media exp prefd. Strong Math and Microsoft Excel Skills Reqd Resume to: email@example.com (10/1)
JOB OPENING:PRODUCTION MANAGER/LIVE SHOW/LA: oversee production budget, manage show related costs, book 3rd party crew, liason btwn prod/operations/studio crew, oversee prod logistics. 5+ yrs exp req. Resumes: firstname.lastname@example.org (9/30)
JOB OPENING:MARKETING MANAGER/BabyFirstTV/LA: Oversee cable TV and digital marketing initiatives. Support SVP Ad Sales agency pitches. Report to CEO. Prior millennial mom experience preferred. Mid 5-figure. Min 2 years experience. Reply to email@example.com (9/30)
JOB OPENING:ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Pac-12/LAX: Engage w/advertisers & their associated agencies to sell advertising in a multimedia capacity: TV, Digital & Conference Championship Sponsorships. 3 yrs exp media sales or an ad agency working on media plan’g or client/advertising relations. Full info/apply HERE (9/30)
JOB OPENING:SALES PLANNER, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS/AwesomenessTV/LA: Support Sales & mktg Solutions team in all aspects of sales process. 2-4yrs previous sales or media plan’g exp. in digital media. Integrity & a roll up your sleeves attitude needed. Exp in a client-facing role a +. Full Info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING: JR CREATIVE DIRECTOR/AwesomenessTV/LA: Strong writing skills. Knwldg of digital media, content strategy, branded ent, advertising, social media & influencer mktg. Exp creating 4 360 campaigns. 2 – 4 yrs of Creative Director exp. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:VP, ON-AIR PROMOTIONS/FS1/CHARLOTTE: Lead, inspire, manage creative On-Air promo team; direct workflows, partner cross offices to meet goals & key priorities for FOX Sports & FS1. 8 yrs’ exec mgt exp, hi-creative/sports acumen + quality net standards. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:GM/ARIZONA PBS, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY/Phoenix: Exp’d & energetic media leader for the daily operations of Arizona PBS. BA deg in a comm-related or business-related discipline & 8 yrs exp in media, incl 5 yrs of Sr mngmnt background. EOE/AA Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:SR MANAGER CONTENT ACQUISITIONS/CSI SPORTS/NY: Multimedia co. seeks energetic/driven ind. to acquire live and original content on a worldwide basis. Support expansion of live sports network. +7 yrs acquisitions exp. req. Sales/ Sports bckgrnd a +. Res/cvr to Rose: HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:MARKETING MGR/CYNOPSIS MEDIA/Norwalk CT: Working w/group dir on managing/executing mktg campaigns across our portfolio. 2-4 mktg exp as well as strong verbal & written communication skills a must. Logistical event exp a + plus. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:DIRECTOR/EXEC PRODUCER/APL & SCI/NYC: Business & creative lead to dvlp/extend across social + digital platforms. Engage, delight & build community around shows/brands w/cross-functional stakeholders, direct reports. Dvlp audience, drive awareness, tune-in & monetization. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:SR MGR/MGR DIGITAL AD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/A+E Networks/NY: Helping diversity A+E Networks ad product line up, creating ground breaking ad prods, certifying new partners, devices & pts of distribution, & owning the prod. education & maintenance process. Full Info/Apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:SR ADMIN ASST/FUSE MEDIA/NY: Manage Head of Ad Sales phone, calendar and travel. Gen. office/ admin responsibilities. Good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills Ability to multi task. Apply here: http://www.fuse.tv/ (9/29)
JOB OPENING:SR DIR MARKETING STRAT/NBC News & MSNBC/NYC: Looking for exp. marketing strategist to drive competitive consumer marketing initiatives. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:PRODUCT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/WO PROGRAM/DENVER, DALLAS OR SAN FRANCISCO: Motivated/exp’d support specialist for our WO Prgrm software. 2+ yrs exp in a programming role in a TV, ntwrk or cable station is strongly pref’d. Good interpersonal & phone skills a must. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:CREATIVE DIR/NBC NEWS/NYC: Exp. creative director to work on NBC News and MSNBC campaigns; ext. experience in collaborative environments, working across groups & functns. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT MGR/NYC: Resp for overall merchandising strategy for OpenX ad inventory, w/specific focus on driving Private Marketplaces. 3+ yrs exp at media agency, ad network, DSP, online publisher or similar co w/in digital media & programmatic adv., RTB. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:TECHNOLOGY EDITOR/NBC News Group/NYC: 8+ yrs experience in journalism (but ideally more), with a heavy focus on technology or science and/or innovation for at least half of that. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
JOB OPENING:EDITORIAL LEADER, POLITICS/NBC NEWS/NYC: 8 yrs experience in journalism, with a heavy focus on political coverage for at least half of that. At least 4 yrs working in digital journalism. Full info/apply HERE (9/29)
Cynopsis has a variety of other opportunities available, please contact Trish Pihonak for more information, rates and specs:
CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls.
EXPERT SERVICES: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc.
INTERNSHIPS: These positions are for credit only — nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only.
FALL, WINTER, SPRING INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY:Outside TV/Westport, CT: Mktg/Advertising of Broadcast & OTT Network. Social Media /Community Mgr for all OTV Social Media Properties, & brand new outsidetv.com. Digital/Video Production, Editing and Distribution of Programming. additional misc. Interested applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org (9/30)
SITUATION WANTED: Posted by those looking to be hired (these are free to post)
SITUATION WANTED:ECOMMERCE DIRECTOR: 12+yrs exp launching and growing D2C media, entertainment and gaming online storefronts. Leadership across full lifecycle – store build, product development, marketing, fulfillment, customer service, crm, reporting, p&l. LAecom@zoho.com (10/6)
SITUATION WANTED:SENIOR MEDIA RESEARCHER: 15+ yrs exp. w/diverse agency/academic background. Earned Duke U. Cert in Digital Mktng. Excellent presentation and writing skills, active in industry. SeniorMediaResearcher@yahoo.com (9/29) To subscribe to any Cynopsis edition(s) click here.
Copyright Cynopsis 2016
All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2016