|A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
ENTRIES ARE OPEN:
The Cynopsis Best Of The Best Awards Featuring The Rising Stars
The Cynopsis Best Of The Best Awards salute excellence in national TV programming, from writing and directing to casting and hosting. Also, be sure to join Cynopsis as we honor stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders in the TV Media industry f or the 7th Annual Rising Star Awards . These young professionals’ experience spans research, sports, digital, content and marketing. Enter before October 23!
The International Olympic Committee and its Official Carbon Partner, Dow, announced plans to incentivize And support the International Sports Federations and the National Olympic Committees in recognition of their tangible climate action. The new initiative is part of the IOC’s commitment to support and lead the Olympic Movement, including the IFs and the NOCs, in integrating sustainability into their operations and will reward through carbon offsets those IFs and NOCs that are implementing “real and tangible action” to address and reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the scope of their sports organisations and respective events.
ESPN launched the next chapter of ESPN’s College Football Playoff “Who’s In?” campaign. This year’s campaign “celebrates fans and pays homage to their integral role in the game of college football” with the initial kickoff spot, featuring director Peter Berg and cinematographer Bradford Young. According to ESPN, the campaign hopes to shine a light on what fans bring to the game – the allegiance and insanity that contributes to the cultural event that is the College Football Playoff. The campaign will run across ESPN and ABC platforms during the course of the full college football season, with new spots in rotation as the season progresses.
UCLA Health and AEG launched a partnership across some of AEG’s key sports and entertainment assets in Southern California. The deal see UCLA Health named a Founding Partner of STAPLES Center, along with being the first medical partner of STAPLES Center, as well as an official partner of L.A. LIVE, the Amgen Tour of California, and several AEG Presents music festivals and events. UCLA Health will receive in-arena static signage and digital signage exposure during all LA Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and LA Sparks home games. UCLA Health will also enjoy premium outdoor signage around STAPLES Center via rotational exposure of the arena’s 110 and 10 freeway marquees where other Founding Partners are recognized.
The Mountain West Conference was granted a waiver by the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Rules Committee of Rule 10-4.2.d (men) and Rule 10-12.4.b (women), which will permit the use of electronically transmitted data from ShotTracker to the bench for coaching purposes next season. This marks the first time ever the NCAA has allowed technology like ShotTracker to be accessed on the bench during regular-season games and applies to all Mountain West Men’s and Women’s conference games. Mountain West will be using ShotTracker as its exclusive basketball analytics partner and by the start of the 2019-20 season, ShotTracker will have installed its infrastructure in every Mountain West basketball practice and game facility. Each team will wear a ShotTracker player sensor and use the ShotTracker-enabled version of their school’s basketball provider to track player and ball movement in real time, providing Mountain West programs with more than 70 unique statistics.
Pledge It, the performance-based crowdfunding platform, and MaxPreps, the online high school sports platform and a CBS Sports Digital property, partnered to launch the fourth annual Touchdowns Against Cancer program. In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, every touchdown scored by participating high schools during September will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Touchdowns Against Cancer has impacted so many high school players, teams and communities across the country by providing a way to fight pediatric cancer,” said Andy Beal, Founder and President of MaxPreps. “MaxPreps is proud to continue to be a part of this outstanding initiative that helps high school teams compete for more than just a win on Friday nights.”
Ready, the maker of The Ready Games, an esports tournament platform, announced $5 million in funding that will be leverage to accelerate growth in the hyper-casual gaming market. The round, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, includes participation from new investors Comcast Ventures and Eldridge Industries. “The gaming industry often overlooks one of the most significant audiences – women. In the U.S., 65% of women play mobile games, and they represent almost half of the mobile gaming population,” said Scott Rupp, a partner with BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. “The Ready Games powered by Ready Maker game development technology has become one of the most prolific mobile developers in the App Store, catering to the rapidly growing audience of female gamers. We believe this team can continue their momentum with this funding and grow a global community of people playing competitive hyper-casual games for cash.”
New data from Extreme Networks, and eCampus News, surveyed from 281 technical and administrative leaders across K-12 and higher education in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East, found that 1 in 5 schools already have an esports program, and 71% are considering or might consider adding an esports program in the future. 88% of schools with esports programs in place said that their program diversifies extracurricular activities, 56% said it improves overall campus experience, 47% said it fosters interest in STEM, and 41% said it helps with student recruitment.
North American esports organization Pittsburgh Knights announced new investment funding from Esports MX LATAM Fund, a group of investors based in Mexico. The deal reportedly includes Esports MX LATAM launching an affiliated esports team in Mexico that will be modeled on Pittsburgh Knights’ organizational model.
The College Football Playoff named Danielle Bartelstein as Director of Team Operations. Before joining the CFP, Bartelstein held the position of Senior Director of Football Operations at Virginia Tech. In addition, the org announced the transition of Ryan Allen Hall to Director of Public Events, where he will oversee the management of ancillary events associated with the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Liga MX action on TUDN pitting Leon/Santos at 7:55p.
|A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
The Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards
On Monday evening, September 9th in NYC, Cynopsis will be filling the house and toasting the strong women moving the industry forward. 400 attendees, 200+ companies represented, ONE BIG NIGHT!
View honorees here and be sure to sign up for custom sponsorship opportunities while there is still time. Sponsor now.
ON THIS DAY in 1994: Tiger Woods wins the United States Amateur Golf Championship.
In the Know: How many times did Tiger Woods win the US Amateur Championship? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your company and city).
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: At which university did Bill Belichick play football? Answer: Wesleyan University. Kudos: Aymon DeMauro-ADM Media & Marketing/NY; Michael Neuman-Scout Sports and Entertainment/NY; Mike May-PHIT America/Wellington; Tom Wetzel-MMSI/Warwick; Mike Seidel-CSI Sports/Jersey City; Russ DelCore-a4 Media/Oakland; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Joe Lyons-ESPN/Dallas; Rich Wolfe-Lone Wolfe Press/Scottsdale; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank
Later — Chris
AD SALES PLANNER, DIRECT RESPONSE
Seeking strong candidate with emphasis on client services to supports the Direct Response team. Must be familiar with relevant research tools (MRI, Nielsen, Simmons). 2 yrs of adv/media and 1 yr dir response exp required. 1 yr of dir response TV sls planning and agency buying/planning exp preferred.
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)
DIRECTOR, STUDIO & TECHNICAL OPERATIONS>>
NBCUniversal/NYC: Seeking top candidate who can maximize all operations of Net News, Sports, Enter, and Corp Events. Must have 7+ yrs in live TV oper environ. A capacity to manage multiple projects, plus a proficiency in MS Office 365 tools such as Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc. Full info HERE (9/11)
AD SALES PLANNER, DIRECT RESPONSE>>
TVONE/NYC: Seeking strong candidate with emphasis on client services to supports the Direct Response team. Must be familiar with relevant research tools (MRI, Nielsen, Simmons). 2 yrs of adv/media and 1 yr dir response exp required. 1 yr of dir response TV sls planning and agency buying/planning exp preferred. Full info HERE (9/11)
DIGITAL ACCOUNT LEAD>>
NBC TELEMUNDO BAY AREA: Be a critical part of the sales team, responsible for supervision of all digital solutions including online platforms, creating content, project timelines and more. Work with management to support strategies and meet the needs of our company. Full info HERE (9/10)
SENIOR ANALYST, AD SALES RESEARCH>>
Discovery/NYC: Analytical thinker to leverage variety of rsrch to provide data-driven intel in support of ad sales initiatives for lifestyle brands. Utilize data systems & translate info into insights. 3-5 yrs rel exp req. Full info HERE (9/10)
VP, AD SALES RESEARCH & STRATEGY>>
Discovery/NYC: Strategic leader to oversee compelling research analysis & consumer insights across ntwrks & platfrms to help meet revenue goals & priorities. Work w/partners to develop/execute clear, actionable ad sales plans. 12-15+ yrs rel exp req. Full info HERE (9/10)
A+E/NY: Manage quarterly profit participation reporting to producers, talent and business partners in tv, theatrical and new media motion pictures across the A+E Networks portfolio. BA/BS in Finance or Acctg. Entertainment Royalty payment exp, strong Excel skills, ability to interpret contractual terms, detailed oriented with strong communication skills. Apply HERE (9/6)
NEWSMAX TV/NY: Work w/show hosts, preparing the rundown of new stories, identifying and integrating guests, overseeing and executing the production of key video and graphic elements. 3+ yrs executive producing exp or overseeing newscast prod. Full info HERE (9/6)
NEWSMAX TV/NY: Resp for prod of live newscasts, news shows & recorded video segments for television, and digital platforms. Generate new story ideas. Strong writing/organizational skills req’d; ability to prod content under heavy deadline pressure. Full info HERE (9/6)
NEWSMAX TV/NY: News editor with hands-on, real-time oversight of Newsmax.com to focus on politics and national news with health, financial and world news coverage. 3+yrs exp in editing online or other publication. 5+yr exp in journalism. Full info HERE (9/6)
SOCIAL MEDIA MGR>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: Enhancing our brand & building strong online community resp for developing/administering social media content that is designed to engage users and create an interactive relationship between consumers & company. 3+yrs exp in social media mngmnt. Full info HERE (9/6)
NEWSMAX TV/NY: Resp for supporting developing relationships w/officials, experts, publicists, agents & talent. Work closely w/ news, programming & talent in prod. At least 5+yrs exp media industry in either TV, online, or print publications. Strong relationships w/TV analysts, experts & publicists. Full info HERE (9/6)
VP AD SALES, TV>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: Responsible for planning and implementing cable TV sales and product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets. Develops, hires, trains and manages advertising sales team.Experience in national TV or cable network sales. Full info HERE (9/6)
NEWS DIRECTOR, VP>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: Oversee/manage television news dept and staff to ensure the accurate, timely delivery of news. Oversee the daily operations of the TV news operations. Strong understanding of Newsmax brand and talent. Leadership and team building skills. Full info HERE (9/6)
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR & SOCIAL MEDIA CHAMPIONSHIPS & ALLIANCES>>
NCAA/Indianapolis IN: Collaboratively dvlp/implement/mng NCAA Championships social media strategies. Min 6yrs, social media and/or content prod exp or related field. Excellent written/oral presentation skills. Full info HERE (9/6)
ANALYST, VIDEO SUBSCRIPTION & MEMBERSHIP>>
First Look Media/NY: Resp for maintaining, understanding, and leveraging the organization’s quantitative/qualitative data in support of its premium video streaming offer. Min 2yrs exp w/video content analytics w/ a focus on subscriber acquisition & retention, pref within TV, film, ent, music or video envir. Full info HERE (9/6)
SR MGR, ADVANCED SOLUTIONS>>
A + E Networks/NYC: Leading large Projects/Initiatives, maintaining & optimizing A+E Ad Technology stack, & helping diversify A+E Network’s Ad Product line up. Full Info/Apply HERE (9/6)
Crown Media Family Networks/NY: Entry level, provides support to the NY Research Team. BA/BS req; strong MS Office Skills prior exp. Nielsen systems helpful. Apply HERE (9/6)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT >>
The CW Network/NYC: The CW Network seeks an Executive Assistant for their Media Sales & Planning department. Must have 2+ years of professional administrative experience, preferably in advertising or entertainment. Full info and how to apply HERE (9/4)
SR ANALYST, DIGITAL MKTG ANALYTICS >> Quantitative thinker who will partner with Depts to provide analyses and dev. reporting dashboards and learnings in support of Showtime’s acquisition and retention goals. Effective storyteller and communicator who is able to craft data and insight-driven narratives required. Full info HERE (8/31)
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR >>
Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family/LA: Tech-savvy, self-starter professional, exp’d in SM to support strategic social media initiatives set in place. Able to multi task many projects; 1-2 yrs SM exp w/previous writing/editing/creating exp; strong knwlg SM platforms & social community mngmnt. Full info HERE (8/29)