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Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Block-Verk’

Start Your Engines: NASCAR Seeks Digital and Social Media Communications Director


Ready to rev up your career? NASCAR is looking for a digital and social media communications director to lead the brand’s online evolution. If you’re on top of digital trends and a total sports fanatic, this may be the perfect job for you.

The company is looking for an savvy strategist, who has a proven track record of creating innovative campaigns in diverse geographies. You’ll be working with brand/consumer communications and sponsorship marketing to ensure NASCAR as an innovator in the digital and social media space — a piece of cake for someone with your background.

The ideal candidate will have five to seven years of experience, an entrepreneurial spirit. NASCAR is looking for a proactive leader and business-minded thinker with the ability to build and maintain relationships with everyone from management to celebrity talent. Interested? Apply here.

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NBA Going 3-D with Knicks-Heat

If you thought seeing Amare Stoudemire jump naked into a pool or Diana Taurasi pose nude was visually arresting, you’ll love December 17. That’s when ESPN presents the Miami Heat against the New York Knicks live from Madison Square Garden in stunning 3-D. It will be the first of 14 games shown on ESPN’s 3-D network. The rest of the regular season slate, seven in all, will feature tilts in Phoenix, Denver, Orlando, Miami, and Atlanta.

Is anyone going to watch this cool new thing? Well, perhaps. ESPN 3-D is available to 45 million households, but only 500,000 3-D television sets have been shipped. Still, it sounds like a pretty cool experiment.

“There are things that you can see in 3-D that you can’t see in 2-D, and that mostly revolves around low-angle cameras that let you appreciate how fast the players are,” Steve Hellmuth, the N.B.A.’s executive vice president for operations and technology, told The New York Times. “You have to stay low, and the ref might run in front of you.”

Seth Meyers To Host 2011 ESPY Awards

ESPN was so impressed by Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers‘ job of hosting the ESPYs, the network has already committed to bringing him back for a second year.

Meyers will host the 19th annual ESPYs on July 13, 2011 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The Weekend Update anchor joins a list that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Dennis Miller and Jamie Foxx of people that have hosted the ESPYs on more than one occasion.

While parts of the show fell flat, Meyers did a wonderful job with the opening monologue and poking fun at ESPN broadcasting The Decision.

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Larry King, Meet Hugh Hefner

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This past week the annual PromaxBDA marketing, promotion and design conference was held in Los Angeles.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner took home the lifetime achievement award, and was interviewed onstage by CNN’s Larry King. The photo above shows PromaxBDA president Jonathan Block-Verk, Hefner and King. Note the odd clothing choices: Block-Verk in a floral jacket, King wearing jeans, suspenders and a gaudy tie (ok, maybe that isn’t so odd for him) and most shockingly, Hef wearing a suit instead of his trademark robe.