or


[02/21/06 - 12:00 AM]
The CW Names Rick Haskins, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Brand Strategy

[via press release from The CW]

THE CW NAMES RICK HASKINS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND BRAND STRATEGY

INDUSTRY VETERAN TO DIRECT MARKETING AND BRAND STRATEGY FOR FIFTH BROADCAST NETWORK

Rick Haskins has been named Executive Vice President, Marketing and Brand Strategy, The CW, the new fifth broadcast television network, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2006. The announcement was made today by Dawn Ostroff, to whom Haskins will report. Ostroff will become The CW's President of Entertainment.

Haskins has enjoyed a 24-year career in marketing to both consumer and trade on Number One brands across a diverse field of industries. In his new capacity, Haskins will direct and oversee all phases of marketing for the new network, including brand management, on-air promotion, print media and new media initiatives. He will be responsible for constructing The CW brand and formulating a launch campaign for the network, while directing and managing a staff that will cover all areas of television marketing.

"Rick is the perfect executive to create a powerful new identity and brand for The CW, with a career trademarked by success and innovation," said Ostroff. "His work as a consultant to dominant companies like Microsoft and Intel gives him a unique perspective on marketing to a young, mass audience while keeping the brand top of mind. With Rick's unique marketing vision and execution, he helped catapult Lifetime to a leadership position among basic cable networks, a tremendous accomplishment in that ultra-competitive arena."

"Being involved with a new broadcast network is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Haskins. "In an environment where media consumers have so many choices, it's a very exciting time to break out a new brand and establish The CW's identity and corporate imagery. Backed by two powerful media giants like Warner Bros. and CBS, and working with so many established shows gives us a dynamic platform to launch new hit programming and become a major force on the TV landscape."

Prior to joining The CW, Haskins most recently served as Executive Vice President/General Manager for Lifetime Television. During his tenure at Lifetime, Haskins was an instrumental part of the team that helped the network become the highest-rated basic cable entity on television. In addition, Haskins overhauled and invigorated Lifetime's Internet presence, increasing the network's page views from 100,000 to over 2.2 million unique monthly visitors. Haskins elevated the network's "Television for Women" slogan to new heights after joining the company in 1999, making it one of the best-known brands in cable.

Previously, Haskins helmed his own marketing consulting company, The Haskins Group, from 1996-99. He held a variety of positions for The Walt Disney Company from 1988-96, including Vice President, Marketing, Buena Vista Television and Director of Development, Reality Programming, Buena Vista Television. During his eight-year stint there, he helped market such hits as "Regis and Kathie Lee," "Golden Girls" and "Home Improvement." From 1982-88, Haskins was a brand manager with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, overseeing premium packaged good brands like Crest and Vidal Sassoon hair care products.

A published author, Haskins co-wrote Brand Yourself in 2000. A graduate of Utah State University, Haskins has a bachelor of science in psychology.

As previously announced, the new CW Network will consist of a six-night, 13-hour primetime lineup including Monday through Friday nights from 8:00-10:00 PM (ET/PT); Sundays from 7:00-10:00 PM (ET/PT); Sunday from 5:00-7:00 PM (ET/PT) outside of prime time as well as a Monday-Friday afternoon block from 3:00-5:00 PM (ET/PT) and a five-hour Saturday morning animation block. Altogether, the network will program 30 hours a week over seven days.





  [february 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· LIVE WITH KELLY (SYNDICATION)





[09/26/16 - 07:03 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Ava DuVernay's 13TH Trailer
The documentary explores how mass incarceration evolved to its current epic proportions and what the ramifications are for communities of color across the country.

[09/26/16 - 06:38 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Second Trailer for Original Series "Marvel's Luke Cage"
The latest installment in Marvel's Netflix franchise launches this Friday, September 30.

[09/26/16 - 12:56 AM]
"Las Chicas del Cable", A Netflix Original Series, Starts Principal Photography in Spain
The series is set to begin in Madrid during 1928.

[09/25/16 - 11:26 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with College Football
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[09/25/16 - 11:18 AM]
"This Is Us" Grabs NBC's Best Premiere Live + 3 Lift Ever in 18-49 Rating
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/25/16 - 11:02 AM]
FOX Comedies - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "New Girl" and "Scream Queens" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/25/16 - 10:12 AM]
College Football Week 4: ESPN/ABC with Five of the Six Highest Overnights Across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 24.

[09/25/16 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Tuesday's Biggest Gainer in Adults 18-49 with a Best-Ever 82% Jump
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/24/16 - 11:16 AM]
FOX Hit Dramas - "Gotham" and "Lucifer" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 10:06 AM]
Monday's "The Good Place" Is the Week's Top Debut Half-Hour of a New Comedy in Live + 3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 08:48 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "MacGyver" Debuts on Top for CBS
The Eye's reboot leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/23/16 - 02:31 PM]
"Superstore" Is Stocking Up! NBC Orders Full Second Season
NBC's crowd-pleasing comedy "Superstore" has added nine more episodes to its inventory bringing the season total to 22.

[09/23/16 - 12:21 PM]
Oxygen Media Presents "Snapped: Notorious - The Menendez Brothers" Premiering Sunday, October 2nd from 9PM - 11PM ET/PT
Oxygen Media will take an unflinching look at the Menendez Brothers' case, from their privileged upbringing, to the shocking details of their savage crime, to the ongoing debate that asks: Are the brothers monsters? Or are they victims of parental abuse?

[09/23/16 - 12:18 PM]
Video: "Shameless" Season Seven Premiere Available Now Across Multiple Platforms
Said installment comes in advance of its linear premiere on Sunday, October 2.

[09/23/16 - 11:10 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?"
Directed by Joe Demaio, written by Maniscalco and filmed live at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre during one of the seven sold-out shows on his 2016 tour, the hour-long special is chock-full of skepticism.