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August 21, 2022 12:21 am  #91


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

Rosie DiManno's column also notes it's been picked up all over the U.S. and in countries as far away as Italy and the U.K. But she makes another point about how badly Bell has botched this thing and how they're hoping it will just go away eventually.

"CTV has scrubbed LaFlamme’s bio and byline — including mention of those Canadian Screen Awards — from its website. They’re not covering one of the hugest news stories in the country as a news story. The Social, a network talk program aimed at women, isn’t permitted to discuss it, I’m told. And Bell radio stations have been banned from touching the subject."

Although, to be fair, it HAS come up a few times on NT1010. But I think the message is that while other stations will be running with it for a while (Roy Green did an entire hour on it on his B.C.-Ontario show Saturday) it likely won't be on the iHeart Talk Radio menu again anytime soon.

Even if it does slow down a bit in the coming week or two, it's bound to flare right back up again the day Omar Sachedina assumes his role on the desk. That's scheduled for Sept. 5th.

Lisa LaFlamme’s bio may be scrubbed from their site but no way Bell Media and CTV News can walk back this disaster 

Alternate link:
https://clearthis.page/?u=https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2022/08/20/no-way-for-bell-media-and-ctv-news-to-walk-back-this-disaster.html

 

August 21, 2022 11:01 am  #92


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

If the real reason here was cost-savings - Bell/CTV concluding that the age of star anchors was over and they could replace LaFlamme with someone else for half the price with, hopefully, a minimal impact on ratings - then CTV would have waited another two years until near the end of her contract and either told her they weren't renewing or tried to negotiate a soft landing of some sort. As it is they've either agreed to pay out the remaining two years of her contract (or will almost certainly have to after the courts get involved) as well as give Omar a bump in his salary - so no actual savings- if anything it's costing them more.

What I'm curious about is whether CTV was able to get LaFlamme to agree to some sort of non-compete agreement for the next two years and, if so, whether CTV had to pay anything above the remaining two years salary she was owed to get it.

Last edited by Hansa (August 21, 2022 11:10 am)

 

August 21, 2022 11:03 am  #93


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

Ms. C. wrote:

"Will the anchor job ultimately be filled by an A.I. avatar, a blow-up doll, a rolling crawl?"

Rosie DiManno is one of the best; right up there with Lord Black of Crossharbour
 

They're both awful (especially Conrad) but even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

 

August 21, 2022 11:06 am  #94


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

RadioActive wrote:

Curioser and curioser, cried Alice. The Star is reporting that an internal CTV memo to staff indicates LaFlamme was offered a chance to say goodbye to viewers, but didn't take it. 

Lisa LaFlamme chose not to say goodbye on CTV News, Bell Media executive tells staff

I suspect there's more to this e.g. she'd have to announce she was "retiring" or otherwise leaving voluntarily in exchange for a dignified send off. Even if that's  not the case, I can't blame her for declining an opportunity to help CTV save face.

 

August 21, 2022 4:38 pm  #96


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

https://twitter.com/politicsfisher/status/1561346667596627968?t=EPK4ya3t49l3NGsWc5p1lg&s=19

death by a thousand negative Twitter mentions, including those from respected voices like this one

 

August 21, 2022 10:19 pm  #97


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

Thank-you Bell. Everything will be okay now. 



RadioWiz & RadioQuiz are NOT the same person. 
RadioWiz & THE Wiz are NOT the same person.

 
 

August 21, 2022 11:07 pm  #98


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

betaylored wrote:

This cannot be real. Cannot. It's a mock-up using the original press release as a template.

Yes, this and the earlier "Blah blah blah" one seen in this thread are of course mocking, satirical Photoshop inventions from the Twittersphere.

 

August 22, 2022 12:10 am  #99


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

A bit of a puff piece about Omar Sachedina, but I worked with him for a time, and I can tell you he really is a good guy. He's gotten mixed up in the middle of this and it's probably turned what should be a lifelong dream for him into an ongoing nightmare.

A real shame, but his self-congratulatory Tweet, possibly at Bell's insistence, has P.O.-d a lot of people even before his official on-air debut Sept. 5th.

The hug, the humanity, and Omar Sachedina: Who is CTV’s new chief news anchor?

Alternate link:
https://clearthis.page/?u=https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/08/21/the-hug-the-humanity-and-omar-sachedina-who-is-ctvs-new-chief-news-anchor.html

 

 

August 23, 2022 7:17 am  #101


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

An expert in mental health who was involved in one of their first PR events thinks Bell has not only hurt its brand by firing LaFlamme, but its "Let's Talk" good will campaign as well. 

Bell Media’s ‘Let’s Talk’ must become ‘Let’s Listen’ following LaFlamme fiasco

Alternate link:
https://clearthis.page/?u=https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2022/08/22/bell-medias-lets-talk-must-become-lets-listen-following-laflamme-fiasco.html

 

August 23, 2022 8:00 am  #102


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

RadioActive wrote:

An expert in mental health who was involved in one of their first PR events thinks Bell has not only hurt its brand by firing LaFlamme, but its "Let's Talk" good will campaign as well. 

Bell Media’s ‘Let’s Talk’ must become ‘Let’s Listen’ following LaFlamme fiasco

Alternate link:
https://clearthis.page/?u=https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2022/08/22/bell-medias-lets-talk-must-become-lets-listen-following-laflamme-fiasco.html

 
Bill Wilkerson is executive chairman of Mental Health International.

 

August 23, 2022 10:15 am  #103


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

Question....is Marilyn Denis perhaps worried now or is it cause she has her own show thats saving her, if the issue was age?

 

August 23, 2022 10:32 am  #104


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

markow202 wrote:

Question....is Marilyn Denis perhaps worried now or is it cause she has her own show thats saving her, if the issue was age?

I have a feeling Marilyn will be ok because getting rid of her at this point would cause upset on not just CTV, but CHUM.   She doesn't hold the same power Lisa did and Marilyn isn't exactly the type to rock the boat with management.    My prediction she will be one of the few allowed to retire when the time comes, especially now with all this drama over Lisa.    I can't see Bell playing this high profile game for a while until things cool down.    It would be wise on their part.    

 

August 23, 2022 10:35 am  #105


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

radiokid wrote:

markow202 wrote:

Question....is Marilyn Denis perhaps worried now or is it cause she has her own show thats saving her, if the issue was age?

I have a feeling Marilyn will be ok because getting rid of her at this point would cause upset on not just CTV, but CHUM.   She doesn't hold the same power Lisa did and Marilyn isn't exactly the type to rock the boat with management.    My prediction she will be one of the few allowed to retire when the time comes, especially now with all this drama over Lisa.    I can't see Bell playing this high profile game for a while until things cool down.    It would be wise on their part.    

Very true and I agree. 

 

August 23, 2022 2:12 pm  #106


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

markow202 wrote:

radiokid wrote:

markow202 wrote:

Question....is Marilyn Denis perhaps worried now or is it cause she has her own show thats saving her, if the issue was age?

I have a feeling Marilyn will be ok because getting rid of her at this point would cause upset on not just CTV, but CHUM.   She doesn't hold the same power Lisa did and Marilyn isn't exactly the type to rock the boat with management.    My prediction she will be one of the few allowed to retire when the time comes, especially now with all this drama over Lisa.    I can't see Bell playing this high profile game for a while until things cool down.    It would be wise on their part.    

Very true and I agree. 

As do I.

In October, the time it finally starts to feel like fall, I can see Bell Media coming up with some sort of ad campaign, featuring Marilyn and other CTV personalities of different ages and ethnicities in a carefully curated group photo, and they'd run it on numerous billboards as well as countrywide print and television ads to celebrate the start of the fall season of programming.

Perhaps with a magazine article or a newspaper spread in the Saturday entertainment section with just Marilyn, in time for Thanksgiving.

The group photo tagline will be tricky ...

"CTV, from our family to yours." might work.

Whatever Bell does to repair the viewers trust, if it benefits the community it may actually create positive buzz, it needs to be meaningful and far reaching, from coast to coast to coast, for example, donations to women's shelters, and the Shoebox Project for women, along with funding for the Haven organization for older homeless men. Avoiding the mental health angle would be smart, and sports.

It'll take Bell months to figure out this out.

Last edited by betaylored (August 24, 2022 9:48 am)

 

August 23, 2022 10:32 pm  #107


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

Another Globe & Mail editorial on the story

'L’Affaire LaFlamme: how was it imagined this would end well?


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-decision-to-fire-lisa-laflamme-was-just-plain-dumb/


Admitting you have a problem is the second step. The first step is finding a problem you really enjoy.
 

August 23, 2022 11:06 pm  #108


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

I guess Rogers is happy that the spotlight has been on Bell for over the past week. 

 

August 24, 2022 11:24 am  #109


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

cash wrote:

I guess Rogers is happy that the spotlight has been on Bell for over the past week. 

It'll be back. Guaranteed!

 

August 24, 2022 12:17 pm  #110


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

Perhaps the Bell Media board should take a holistic look at their C-Suite.

 

August 25, 2022 3:26 pm  #111


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August 25, 2022 4:24 pm  #112


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

Who approved decision to let Melling stay
Not that he should but he will not survive this.  
Will they give lets talk a pass nxt year

Last edited by Mr.Aldred (August 25, 2022 4:27 pm)

 

August 26, 2022 8:30 am  #113


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

Marketing experts offer their two cents about brands that are "going grey" in support of Lisa LaFlamme:

In wake of LaFlamme's exit, brands should be wary when jumping on hot topics 


PJ


ClassicHitsOnline.com...Classic hits done right!
 

August 26, 2022 2:19 pm  #114


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

What effect will this controversy have on newcomer Omar Sachedina's debut on Labour Day night? It might mean his evening of triumph for getting one of the plum spots in broadcasting will be bittersweet.

Furor over dismissal of Lisa LaFlamme will mean an uphill battle for Omar Sachedina, CTV’s incoming news anchor

Alternate link:
https://clearthis.page/?u=https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2022/08/26/furor-over-dismissal-of-lisa-laflamme-will-mean-an-uphill-battle-for-omar-sachedina-ctvs-incoming-news-anchor.html

 

August 26, 2022 4:14 pm  #115


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

A 5 second message to those at CTV who made this decision:

 

August 27, 2022 12:25 am  #116


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

https://twitter.com/ItsDeanBlundell/status/1563170515631558656?t=yPI9kVhF--3knfpAxZUdow&s=19

this view is..... interesting?

also, Bell is still trending on Twitter at over 3k

short term it'll take a major godawful news story to push this topic to the backburner of public attention, not that anyone would want one to occur

who's going to be next in line to get canned from their media gig, any guesses?

Last edited by betaylored (August 27, 2022 12:35 am)

 

August 27, 2022 12:29 am  #117


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

RadioActive wrote:

A 5 second message to those at CTV who made this decision:

👏👏👏😌😂

p.s. wasn't there also a comedy troupe called The Maroons here in Toronto back in the 90's????

 

August 27, 2022 12:55 am  #118


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

betaylored wrote:

https://twitter.com/ItsDeanBlundell/status/1563170515631558656?t=yPI9kVhF--3knfpAxZUdow&s=19

this view is..... interesting?

also, Bell is still trending on Twitter at over 3k

I’m not going to defend Bell at all, but in all fairness, the article Dean Blundell is referring to is a Canadian Press article which was published by multiple outlets. Of course, I’m sure CP24 was more than happy to publish it.

In any event, I’m going to make a point of eating at Wendy’s this weekend.

Last edited by MJ Vancouver (August 27, 2022 12:56 am)

 

August 27, 2022 1:00 am  #119


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

https://twitter.com/SupriyaAndRyan/status/1562954842766974977?t=UX98FsVzClKJmb8ed8dD9g&s=19

turns out one of the former morning show hosts at am64O has a podcast and not surprisingly, the way Bell Media mishandled Lisa LaFlamme's departure came up for discussion

 

August 27, 2022 1:22 am  #120


Re: Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV

MJ Vancouver wrote:

betaylored wrote:

https://twitter.com/ItsDeanBlundell/status/1563170515631558656?t=yPI9kVhF--3knfpAxZUdow&s=19

this view is..... interesting?

also, Bell is still trending on Twitter at over 3k

I’m not going to defend Bell at all, but in all fairness, the article Dean Blundell is referring to is a Canadian Press article which was published by multiple outlets. Of course, I’m sure CP24 was more than happy to publish it.

In any event, I’m going to make a point of eating at Wendy’s this weekend.

Dean isn't good with details is he?  His war with Toronto Mike over something Toronto Mike never said, is one example and now attributing a Canadian Press article to CTV is another example. I feel like he's the guy who has to hit pause on a movie so someone can explain what's happening.
 

Last edited by Tomas Barlow (August 27, 2022 1:45 am)