Moving on to something new

It’s been a little while since I’ve written and that’s largely been due to my work schedule.

That situation has since changed. I have left WDTN and Dayton’s CW as the Digital Director:

I am now the Digital Marketing Specialist for Civista Bank. A community bank that is spread throughout Ohio.

The switch was not taken lightly and in fact I pondered of the transition for quite some time. In January of 2016 my blood pressure had jumped fairly high and I ended up having some severe panic attacks. Medication wasn’t working, my sleep schedule was non-existent as was my home life.

I enjoyed what I was doing but was doing between 60 to 70 hours a week and was proving to be quite difficult for my family.

At the end of June I’ve made the switch and while I am out of the ‘industry’ will continue to support those of WDTN. They have some of the best reporters, photographers, producers and overall creative services.

They just announced that they will be doing a 4:00 p.m. newscast on September 11, 2017. I’m interested to watch particular due to being apart of the Five on 2 launch years back.

Now, that I’ve been in my current role for a couple months I can say the stress level has dropped significantly as well as my blood pressure, according to my doctor.

WDTN 1st Place AP Award Best Digital Presence

WDTN 1st Place AP Award Best Digital Presence

I just want to thank those of you out there that were apart of the digital success of WDTN, 2016 was a great year.

Winning the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors First Place for “Best Digital Presence” for 2016 was easily one of the highlights.

Thanks to Maytal Levi for attending the ceremony and letting me know when it happened.

WDTN may be small (there were literally three people on the digital team: shout-out to Paul Rodzinka and Megan Kennedy!)

From the constant tweets during the political debates, to late night posts for Operation Football and finding things to live stream (Props to that Florida bald Eagle and April the giraffe in New York).

What does the future hold?

More posts. That I can guarantee.

 

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Nathan Driver

Digital Director at WDTN / WBDT
I am the Digital Marketing Specialist for a community bank in Ohio. Previously Digital Director for WDTN/WBDT. I specialize in WordPress - Search Engine Optimization - Social Media Strategies and above all analytics. I am a media - marketing - geek.
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