September 26, 2016
Cathy Davila

#MediaMonday – Cathy Davila

The Dog Days of Summer haven’t completely passed. Today’s #MediaMonday is from the publisher and editor of Lambeau’s, Hildy’s and Jeter’s favorite magazine, The Phoenix Dog. Cathy Davila established the free, bi-monthly publication just a few months ago as a forum dedicated to celebrate our pet relationships and connect the Valley’s canine community. It’s a place to read about entertaining, local dog and pet stories. [Click below for more]
September 13, 2016
Wind Turbines 2

Car Logo is Driving Energy

Corporate symbols can mean different things, changing as often as the weather changes. Click the link to read more, with one very famous example.
September 7, 2016

Please

There might be nothing as ridiculous as campaign ads. The TV spots we have been subjected to are awful. They usually focus on why we should not vote for someone rather than why we SHOULD vote for a candidate and rarely is a realistic solution to a problem even mentioned. Want to read the rest of Scott's thoughts on this topic? Click the link!
August 29, 2016
Tim Healey

#Media Monday – Tim Healey

With the college football season ready to open, today’s #MediaMonday should get you in the spirit. It comes from the longtime voice of Arizona State University athletics, Tim Healey, who was named the 2015 Arizona Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. He’s getting ready for his 19th season as the radio play-by-play voice for ASU football, men’s basketball and baseball. To read his profile, simply click on the link!
August 24, 2016
Live Shot

Informalization of Live Reports

The broadcast journalism professors, news directors and news consultants who guide TV news reporters have gone too far in pushing conversational dialogue in reporters - says Scott. And that is just the beginning. Read the rest of his thoughts on this topic by clicking the link.
August 22, 2016
(Photo: Channel 10 (KSAZ))

#MediaMonday – Dave Munsey

On Thursday, October 13, Dave Munsey will be inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He’s been in the radio and television industry for more than 50 years and has been at FOX 10 for more than 40 years, where he currently reports the weather on the station’s 5, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Dave has a trophy case full of Emmys for his weather reporting and his water-safety initiatives “Watch Your Kids Around Water” and “Summer of Supervision.” Fun fact - He’s one of the people who helped inspire Scott's broadcasting career. As a kid, Scott had the opportunity to visit Dave at work – when he was doing both the morning show at KOOL-FM and the weather at Channel 10. All these years later, Scott played the part of reporter, interviewing Dave about his life in today's #mediamonday. Click the link to read the great story!
August 19, 2016
American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Overkill?

Summertime TV watching can be a challenge. Recently I was channel-surfing and came across NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. Where have I been? It’s in its eighth season! The show features contestants – all incredibly fine-tuned athletes -- running, climbing, jumping and hanging through made-for-TV obstacle courses that most of us would never stand a chance at beating. Click below for more.
August 11, 2016
Buster Posey Spot 2

What Would Buster Do?

Scott Hanson recently ran across a funny new ad campaign for Esurance, starring the company’s big-name pitchman, All-Star catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. The social/digital component of the campaign includes a three-spot series asking “What Would Buster Do?” To read this post in its entirety, please click the link below.
August 10, 2016

Lettuce Days

Special events and festivals have long-been used as a way to showcase agricultural products. The media coverage, product sampling and community outreach for such events have all the ingredients for a successful communications effort. And, there might not be anything more prideful and wholesome than a community’s festival featuring an agricultural product that is part of the fabric of that particular area. But one Arizona city is losing one of its best-loved events like this. Click the link below to see which one and why.
August 8, 2016
Bill Henderson

MediaMonday – Commander Bill Henderson

Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from a long-time Valley voice: Commander Bill Henderson, with Total Traffic & Weather Network (TTWN), part of IHeartMedia Inc. TTWN provides traffic, weather and sports reports to radio and TV stations in more than 200 metropolitan areas across the country, including 96 of the top 100 markets. To read his full profile, please click the link below.