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From single to multiplex multicast TV networks or interactive sites to mobile devices for regional, national or global distribution Filcro Media Staffing recruits and relocates TV programming, production and production operations executives within every media market in the United States and Internationally.  Music Programming, Music Strategy & Music Development searches are also in great demand and profiled for those who wish to see the firm’s experience as case histories.




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A Filcro Media Staffing Music Television Network Executive Search

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Vice President of Music

Music TV Programming & Development
TV Network Label & Artist Relations

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Location  New York, NY, USA
Officer in Charge  Tony Filson reporting to CEO
Client   Music TV Network - Multiplex, Multicast, Multi-platform
Search  Vice President Music Strategy Music TV Programming and Development
TV Network Label & Artist Relations

Client Situation  The CFO, CEO and Chairman of the parent company had utilized Filcro Media Staffing in the past for similar searches in and out of the music genre.  As a former VIACOM executive, the CEO asked Tony Filson to function as Officer in Charge of the search.

Executive Search Committee Member Industry and Media Sector Inclusion

  • Television Broadcasting
  • Music Publishing and Production
  • Online & Mobile Entertainment Programming
  • Search Engine
  • Social Networking
  • Music & Sports Venue Entertainment

The executive search committee (ESC) unanimously voted to retain Filcro Media Staffing (FMS).

Filcro Media Staffing is Retained


Filcro Media Staffing’s Tony Filson functioned as Officer in Charge of Search (OIC) and met with the CEO and commenced with the search by first establishing the immediate and long term business goals determined by the CEO and CFO.

Filcro Media Staffing was provided with a strategic overview to review of where the board would like to see the firm from a structural and revenue perspective within 1-3 & 5 year increments.

Starting with (5) five diverse music genres as a multiplex broadcasting in over 100,000,000 million U.S. households as well as additional international markets, this Vice President of Music & Artist Relations would be required to bring forward the labels, artists and their management to participate in the TV programming required for each day-part as well as specials and concert series.

The media diversity and entertainment acumen of the board of directors brought about a quick consensus as who to the ideal Vice President or Senior Vice President would be.  The board granted Tony Filson the financial latitude and autonomy to attract the best executive for the position.  Ultimately, the proper experience was identified in a VP vs. SVP allowing for performance based incentives and assured continuity from an HR perspective so succession planning could take place as the channels expand from the original O&D charting.

The Challenges Facing The New Vice President of Music Strategy & Artist Relations

  • Evangelizing the benefits of appearing in 100 million households in a competitive space
  • Going from (5) five to (20) twenty channels of music programming at the cadence prescribed by the CEO.
  • Hiring staff as Directors, Managers and Associates of each music genre and or channel to replicate the SVP’s TV programming and development strategy.
  • Establishing direct relationships for the Network with Artists, Artist Representatives, A&R, Product Management and CMO/CSO/CRO level label executives  
  • Creating an environment conducive to the music industry that fosters goodwill and immediate access for a diverse and sometimes fragmented constituency
  • Assuring that independent and major labels are given equal access to the Network.
  • Keeping the fans entertained by a diverse and at times unique experience not available with others in the same space
  • Assuring that sales has an opportunity to showcase and build sponsorships through access to artists and their music.
  • Developing a yearly roster of top entertainment for the Network's upfront presentation
  • Understanding media and music dissemination for TV, Cable, Satellite, Mobile, Online, Social Networking and OEM distribution and monetization.
  • Reviewing current music industry relationships for immediate TV appearances for affiliate sales and marketing ideation and creative services.

Filcro Media Staffing’s Recruitment Solution

Filcro Media Staffing Music Executive Search Firm Filcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify the "best in industry" music and music TV executives with proven records of success in building similar organizations at the 3 to 5 year marks proposed by the CEO. 

It would be essential that this Vice President or Senior Vice President have the capacity to exhibit the stability required to not only build but maintain continuity as “the go-to person” required within the music and TV industry.  Someone who could make the upfront presentations a success with national advertisers and also fit in with with highly creative music industry artists and their representation.

From a management perspective we needed an executive who could manage teams and their support infrastructure while working internally to meet all programming and sales goals.  Strategic and tactical capacity would be essential as the Network was being built-out.

As no single individual can be a musicologist across all genres the new VP could not be myopic in just urban, rock, Latin, pop or country music. We needed a music executive who with equal aplomb would assure that each channel was being contemporary to a demanding fan base across national geographics and diverse demographics.

Successful Vice President of Music Strategy Recruited

Filcro Media Staffing Digtial Music and Media Executive Search Firms for International social networking sales executivesFilcro Media Staffing identified (5) five candidates based the CEO’s criterion.

What ultimately differentiated the top two candidates were their entrepreneurial exposure as well as their experience with the top two music companies in the world.

After a series of five total interviews with Filcro Media Staffing, the CEO and his staff, it was determined that one executive clearly had the experience, skills and drive as well the capacity to express the growth and longevity required to be a success.

From a cultural perspective the VP hired had worked in small and large music companies and understood the growth and building process on a granular and strategic level.

With over 12 years of music industry experience working directly with artists and their representation she had a current pulse on the market across 4 critical music genres that were directly related to the Network's launch.

As a manger she successfully built teams and mentored a number of talented people who grew substantially and became part of previous succession plans very similar to the O&D chart collaboratively established by Tony Filson and the Network CEO.

From live music in large venues to major music labels and TV Network appearances she had a known reputation for “win-win” business deals that left the artists, labels, broadcasters and the fans all happy based on her dedication, interpersonal skills and music industry acumen.

With a unique sense of business affairs she was able to articulate the finer points of contract negotiations in a manner that facilitated quick turnaround time and prevented undo renegotiation of terms.  Her clear capacity to conceptualize, formulate, plan, execute and bring things to fruition were apparent to those who reported to her and to those she reported to.

Also as a senior marketing executive with a major music label she proved that she could create markets that were non-traditional. This out of the box, entrepreneurial approach to business development impressed the CEO and CFO as they grew to understand her thought process and modality.  It was clear that she could emulate her process and instill these characteristics in others as the Network grew.

A formal offer was made and accepted within five weeks of Filcro Media Staffing being retained.  Candidates from New York, Los Angeles and Nashville all enjoyed the executive search process and two of the second tier candidates are being considered for other positions within the Network.

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Tony Filson as Officer in Charge of Search.


FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX)Review of Corporate Communications and Media Executive Search Reviews by Tony Filson provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.  With annual revenues of $30 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brands.  FedEx worldwide network services links 220 countries.

Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 250,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.



To identify, recruit, qualify and attract a Manager of Strategic Global Television Programming to produce compelling stories across multiple media platforms about the FedEx organization and FedEx employees who make the company one of the best to work for in the world.  A creative media executive capable of  finding common ground to build relationships with employees, cultures, clients and shareholders of this Fortune 100 Company.

Client Situation

Corporate Communications Executive Search Firms that specialize  in Corporate Communications Executive SearchThe Director of Global Communications had built a world class corporate communications organization and was now looking to hire a talented producer of content that could serve multiple corporate clients with varied messages to covey.  Autonomy was key on a business, technical and creative level.

Industry and Sector Inclusion for Universe Compilation (ISIUC)

  • Broadcast Television Network News
  • Cable Television Network News
  • Corporate Communications and Consulting
  • Public Broadcasting Documentary Production
  • Long Form Production
  • Press Agencies
  • NGO’s
  • Independent Production Companies
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Technology & Media Management Consulting

Subsequent to Filcro Media Staffing being retained

Filcro Media Staffing with Tony Filson as Officer in Charge of Search  participated in a number of meetings in New York City with the Director of Global Corporate Communications who gave clear insights into the current and future plans for this critical environment within FedEx.

The DGC being a noted talented executive producer was looking for a distinctive feel to the current body of work of each candidate and provided reels of pieces in production currently that should be used as means while Filcro Media Staffing reviewed each producer's work.

Over 80 talented programming and production professionals were profiled from all over the world by Filcro Media Staffing for this Corporate Communications executive search. The search universe consisted of candidates from every ISIUC listed for review. After extensive interviews in New York City and Memphis and compiling three tiers of qualified candidates, when the top two candidates were placed side-by-side, it was difficult to choose just one, because both were a perfect fit from a creative, business and cultural perspective.

Candidates were sourced from Asia, South America, Africa and the United States all relevant to FedEx from a business and cultural perspective.  The materials reviewed on each candidate were broad and included writing and production elements plus strategic justification statements.

Some of the challenges facing the new executive

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  • Serving a Large and Varied Internal Client Base
  • Disseminating to Varied Audiences
  • Conveying Information to a Global Community of Diverse Cultures
  • Adapting Programming to Diverse Media Platforms
  • Setting Global Production Standards
  • Making Media Resources Apparent and Available to The Organization
  • Hiring and Managing Staff to Facilitate Rapidly Changing Needs

The Filcro Media Staffing Solution

Filcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify global organizations with specific "production" and “programming” environments that produce quality content similar to the client’s needs.

Recruiting from the identified universe in the United States proved to be more productive than any other market.  Based on the necessity of identifying an executive who could garner internal consensus and partner with those outside of media environments who had media needs, we needed a person who could convey ideas in “English” and not “Media” at times.  The acceptance and assimilation into the corporate culture of a U.S. based Fortune 100 would make the balance of business, technical and creative skills a delicate undertaking.  Art versus science.

Successful Executive Recruited

Filcro Media Staffing Review Media Executive Search Firms that specialize in Corporate Communications and Corporate TV and Video Executive Search ReviewsA EMMY recipient and multiple EMMY nominee of work product directly related to the global interests of FedEx with TV and long form experience that creatively told compelling stories regardless of geographic or culture.  Also, as the recipient of the NANCY REYNOLDS AWARD while at ABC 20/20 she proved to be an exceptional talent who was recognized by her peers and the broadcasting community for her exceptionally high standards.  

As Executive Producer she had extensive international, domestic, creative and business experience with: ABC, Hallmark, MSNBC, History Channel, Discover Communications, Court TV, FOX and many others where her work was respected and recognized.

Her experience in the United States, Asia and Europe enabled her to relate to a diverse global community of employees, customers and cultures that make up the fabric of FedEx.

Her equal aplomb in a boardroom, production meeting or edit session made her a perfect fit for the demanding corporate culture she would be functioning within serving a diverse constituency.

Executive Search Summary

The corporate communications executive was successfully attracted and relocated to Memphis.  She has proven to be a vital resource in the conveyance of ideas, concepts, feelings and important messages to shareholders, the public, and over 200,000 dedicated employees from varied cultures who work for this leading global corporation.

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Tony Filson,  Reporting to TV Network President & GM

Client  A noted regional sports network with cross ownership of media properties and sports teams.  The interests and corporate ownership of the Regional TV Sports Network (RSN) ranged from noted private entertainment executives to a major international print and media conglomerate.

The firm enjoys regional market dominance with sports team(s), sports venue, sports broadcasting and newspaper holdings. Through MSO, Satellite and Broadband distribution the client company was seeking to enhance and expand their National presence through the development and production of additional sports and sports oriented television programming.

Client Situation The President / GM as well as the CFO of the Network proceeded to identify an executive search firm to conduct a national search to identify a new Vice President of Programming. The President / GM based in Boston, MA met with the Filcro Media Staffing Office in Charge, Tony Filson in New York prior to retaining the firm and subsequently invited Filcro Media Staffing to Boston, MA to meet with the CFO and review the Network's facilities and relevant staff that would be under the direction of the new Vice President of Programming.

Executive Search Industry and Sector Inclusion

  • Network & Cable Television Broadcasting
  • Regional Sports Network
  • Sports Venues & Sports Teams
  • Network & Syndicated Television Programming Producers
  • Domestic and International Newspaper Holdings

The President / GM and the CFO, with the President / GM acting as the point of contact, identified Filcro Media Staffing and Tony Filson functioning as Officer in Charge of Search to conduct a national search to identify the proper Vice President of Programming.

Filcro Media Staffing is Retained


Filcro Media Staffing Officer in Charge of Search Tony Filson met with the CFO and GM and commenced with the search by first establishing a consensus of the CFO and GM as to the weighting of the operational, tactical, creative and strategic skills required. Based on Filcro Media Staffing’s experience with similar programming and development searches it was the opinion of Filcro Media Staffing that a proper pool of appropriate executives could be drawn from a multitude of National competitors based on the experience required and the compensation being offered.

Filcro Media Staffing’s Tony Filson was provided with organizational charts and overviews of operations, production, facilities, programming, budgets, marketing, sales and associated personnel in Boston, MA. The O&D Charting, budgets, equipment lists and marketing materials provided by the CFO provided great insight into what synergistic changes would need to be initiated by the new Vice President of Programming to meet projected programming goals.

The CFO and GM afforded Filcro Media Staffing autonomy during the initial phase of universe compilation and tiering The established hierarchy of desired skill sets and industry experience during universe compilation and tiering only changed once, with the key factors being a balance of development, operational, production, strategic and programming acumen that could be “attracted” based on compensation. The fact that Filcro Media Staffing reported to a single GM and not the entire ownership facilitated a clear line and the executive ultimately identified was presented during the first month of the search assignment.

Filcro Media Staffing was fortunate to have such an active GM and CFO participate during the search. The GM had over 17 years of experience with the Network. The cultural awareness of every department was extremely helpful in determining how effective this Vice President of Programming would be in an environment that was not heavily layered.

This senior most programming executive was being hired as one of the top 3 executives at this Regional Sports Network (RSN) to function strategically across all lines of business.

Due to current programming and co-production issues the search required a very well rounded Vice President who would play more of a strategic role then tactical with regard to creative development, production and branding of the Network as they worked with Network Sales and “The Teams” to leverage the sports properties owned.  On the tactical side this person also had to function in Production, Operations, Post, Engineering and Traffic.  A person with very diverse skill sets and great scope would be required to handle all these responsibilities.

Some of the biggest challenges facing the new Senior Vice President were

  • Change Management
  • Best Practices
  • Mentoring
  • Production, Post & Operations Facilities Build-Out
  • Creative Development
  • Financial Management and Budget Controls of Programming and Production Costs
  • Internal and External Marketing and Sales Relationships with Programming & Production
  • Brand Development through On-Air Production Values
  • MLB and NHL Ownership
  • Optimize Sports Marketing Across Media Platforms

The Filcro Media Staffing Recruitment Solution

Tony Filson of Filcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify the "best in industry" Vice Presidents of Programming, Production, Operations and Senior Executive Producers with a proven record of success within and without of the Sports genre. Based on the client’s need for an executive who could function in a very hands-on environment it was essential that any myopic or “too specialized candidates” be eliminated from the onset.

An executive capable of focusing on “operational” issues while “creatively” developing different types of quality sports and non-sports programming to strategically differentiate the Network from its competitors was essential.

The Regional Sports Network (RSN) was now looking to expand their affiliate relationships through enhanced programming and needed an executive who was accustomed to viability and ROI factors being as important as creative considerations for green-lighting programming, within a mature national broadcast company.

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With such unusual access to two professional sports teams along with full production, operations and development autonomy, it was important that this new VP be able to mentor staff through every phase of the process to institute “Best Practices” that would enhance the operational, production and creative staff to the point that they could quickly become part of the “enhanced” product sought by management (Baseball and Hockey Team Ownership). In order to convince the associated teams, owners, sales and marketing heads that cooperation on every level would intimately benefit everyone concerned, it would take a mature broadcasting executive who could function tactically and strategically in every function as they developed new synergies across varied business lines

With the Network about to initiate a new build-out of production and broadcast operation facilities, this executive also had to have strong engineering and operations capabilities with regard to distribution, production and post-production facilities. The recent addition of full HD capabilities and solid relationships with satellite and MSO distribution for same, required that this executive be able to capitalize on this great expenditure going forward creatively and technically

Almost every Major TV Network, Cable Network and developer of sports programming was profiled for this search. This executive search was a sophisticated and extensive recruitment assignment to assure that every possible option was available to the Network. The work completed brought forward the key sports programming and production executives from every major media market in the United States.  The client specifically asked to choose form a broad spectrum of competitors that already enjoyed the type of distribution and programming initiatives they were looking to implement

The GM set exceptionally high standards for this person and wanted an executive who felt at ease with a diverse scope of responsibility that were not the norm at larger TV Networks   The GM kept clear sales and marketing goals in mind through the entire identification process. The GM never wavered or compromised in insisting that this new executive be as strong strategically as he was tactically and many talented sports and non-sports programming and production executives and executive producers were passed over until his “ideal” was identified.

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A veteran in the television broadcast and cable industry, this executive joined the new Network form Fox Sports.  While at Fox Sports he served as Senior Vice President, Production. He was responsible for the production and operational management of all live event programming for both the network and its 10 owned and operated regional networks.

During this executive's tenure at Fox Sports he oversaw the development and production of many of the network's most successful events, original program series and specials broadcast in the United States, Middle East, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Some of the brands he lead Included College Football Saturday, ACC Sunday Night Hoops, Sunday Night Fights, Formula One's return to the U.S., Hardcore Football, Totally NASCAR, and the Toughman World Championship series (for sister network FX).

Prior to Fox Sports this executive with spent many successful years with Tribune Broadcasting. He served as the Director of Production and Executive Producer for sports and specials. His work covering the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, original series, documentaries and specials earned him 17 regional sports Emmys.

As well as being an exceptionally talented broadcast professional this individual is a fine gentleman. On every level people spoke of his personal and professional attributes. This clearly was an executive who was capable of functioning with exceptional integrity and efficacy as noted by those who worked with him and for him.  This Case History for this executive search.

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