October 5, 2016

Running of the Freshmen

People running en masse often create an ideal special event that can help identify a city, region or place. Take Pamplona, Spain, for example. [Click below for more]
September 30, 2016

Llamas Become the “It” Animal

Who knew a year and a half ago that llamas running loose through Phoenix, generating national news as “Llama Drama,” would spark a trend for the camelid to become the “It” animal? [Click below for more]
September 26, 2016

#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

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

Sign-In 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

#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

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

#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 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

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.