Here’s an update from last year’s post about Gordon Jump, turkeys, and a new list of pros for whom I am thankful this year.
But first, let’s watch a clip of the WKRP turkey drop!
Several years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Gordon Jump, aka Arthur “Big Guy” Carlson of WKRP in Cincinnati. He was passing through town on a PR tour for Maytag (he was the Maytag Repairman in the commercial campaign at the time) and did a live studio interview at the radio station I was programming.
What a pro! Mr. Jump was a PR person’s AND a media outlet’s perfect interviewee: he promoted the Maytag event for which he was the guest, and also was open to reminiscing about his WKRP glory days. It was near Thanksgiving, so he gave us his best on-air recreation of his classic quote from the WKRP turkey massacre episode. He was thankful for having such a good run and for still acting and portraying fun characters.
In honor of the late Mr. Jump’s spirit of thankfulness for lasting in his chosen industry, here’s a new list of just a few of the folks in the Franchise industry and specifically involved in Social Media Marketing with whom I am thankful for collaborating in 2011 and recommend following in social sphere:
And everyone from #Francamp!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Oh, the humanity!