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March 16, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 by     No Comments    Posted under: Featured

Want to spend the weekend looking at the possibility of a new job? OK, but wouldn’t it be more fun to be outside, or watch March Madness, or …..



KTBC – Austin

KTRK – Houston


Audience Development / CSD / Director of Marketing

WWBT – Richmond

WAPT – Jackson MS

WKYC – Cleveland

KNHL – Honolulu

WTSP – Tampa

WBIR – Knoxville

KOVR – Sacramento

WLOX – Biloxi

WRTV – Indianapolis

WMC – Memphis


Creative Director

KPNX – Phoenix

KSDK – St Louis


Assistant Creative Director

WJCL – Savannah


Brand Manager / Promotion Manager

KIRO – Seattle

WHBQ – Memphis (work with Ron DeJoseph! )

WBNS – Columbus

WXMI – Grand Rapids


Think About This: “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious..” ~ Stephen Hawking



March 15, 2018

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Seems a lot of very creative people are getting jobs outside the TV marketing world. Another loss to that pool is RACHEL PAPP, who has been at Palm Beach’s WPTV since ’08 writing and producing and doing all kinds of magic. She’ll be vacating her Sr. Writer Producer slot to go work for The Buzz Agency as their Director of Social Media.  She’ll be taking everything she learned at the NBC affil as well as WKMG in Orlando to the new position. CSD JAMES GRIFFEL is going to miss her when she start at the new place April. No foolin’ – Well Dunne! Rachel.

Hmmm…lots of jobs open. Lots of great people. And there isn’t anybody looking into why the best and brightest are simply not biting. It’s not always money, although that has been a factor.  As in any well run business, retaining talent is imperative. So….balls in your court folks.

Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer WJZ Baltimore

Job Alert – Senior Producer Editor Golf Channel Orlando

Think About This:  “There is no greater threat to the critics, cynics and fear mongers than a woman who is willing to fall because she has learned how to rise.”  ~ Brene Brown

March 14, 2018

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They’re beefing up the WUSA creative team in the nation’s capital…and the ace in today’s sights is DYLAN WILBUR, newly tapped but on the job Art Director. He’s transitioning from CBS in Minnesota where he was AD under CSD CASEY KESPOHL and Promo Director SCOTT WOOLRIDGE (two heavy talents). The move to DC will reunite Dylan with SKYE BEITLER, newly named Creative Director; the two previously worked together at KTVU in Oakland. Dylan has also worked in Milwaukee for both Hearst and Weigel as well as in Vegas for Journal (now Scripps). Sounds like it’s a gathering of some exciting work in progress….Well Dunne! Dylan!

The gene pool…it’s an amazing fabrication. The way talents and interests and physical features can be passed down…wow. One such example is in Kansas City, where marketing pro DAMON BRYANT has a son who is wildly musical. Give him a listen..buy the music. Love putting the spotlight on new emerging talent – especially ‘in the TV family’ kind. Well Dunne! proud dad and BLAIR BRYANT.

Job Alert – Local Sales Manager KSWO Lawton

Job Alert – Senior Communications Strategist Bloomberg NYC

Think About This:  “There will be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change you. Let them make you stronger, smarter, and kinder. But don’t you go and become someone that you’re not. Cry. Scream if you have to. Then straighten out that crown and keep moving.”  ~  Erin van Vuren

March 13, 2018

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Working somewhere for 40 years is an amazing achievement. Working for 40 years at the same TV station is a rarity indeed,  but it happens. WFAA’s Production Manager JERRY CADIGAN has done it. And he deserves our kudos. But its our condolences that are needed now. Jerry’s son was one of the people killed in the helicopter crash this weekend in NYC. TREVOR CADIGAN had been a WFAA News Intern and had moved to NYC to take on the world of real journalism. His future was unlimited. Handsome, smart, enthusiastic….he had it all. The WFAA Family has a Go Fund Me campaign which in a few short hours has over achieved, which is exactly the kind of person Jerry is. The guy who always comes through for everybody. If you can, show Jerry that TV people stick together. There’s nothing well dunne about this….

Think About This:  “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to others, then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself.”  ~  Nikita Gill

March 12, 2018

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He’s been busy for a few months now, but it’s never too late to give support and attention to people with new jobs, like SCOTT STUDACH, who’s doing Topical magic at KCPQ in Seattle. Topical Magic…hmmm…a new body spray? Scott has that innate love of media that allows his talents to make him what used to be called a triple threat: writer, editor, photog. Yep, he’s amazing. His official title is Sr. News Brand Producer at the at-the-moment Tribune Fox. He’s been involved with some exciting companies, like Red Bull and Seattle Media House. His specialty…filming on snow. He’s even got a bona fide IMDB listing. Let’s all give Scott an enthusiastic Well Dunne!

Today would have been LEE MINARD’s birthday. This Saturday, his amazing and talented family invited those who could make it to celebrate his life. It was glorious. In a room overlooking a cloudy and misty Arizona day, the mountains looking like watercolors, people remembered this man and all that he brought to us. Whether you were connected via work, family, music, photography, neighborhood or friendship, he was always present, always honest, never made one feel like time was being squeezed to listen and help. SO in honor of Lee, would you make a vow to pick up the phone (or text if you must) and reach out to someone you might have lost touch with…or someone who reached out to you earlier (it’s never too late to return a call even if you think it is) …or someone you want to compliment. Just do it. And remember, life is short so eat dessert first.

Think About This: “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to humiliate and to humble.”  ~  Yehuda Berg

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March 8, 2018

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SKYE BEITLER doesn’t just have the chilliest name – he’s got a ton of talent to boot. A ton. Had eyes on him since his days writing and producing in Baltimore. Well, Skye has got a new gig and it’s very exciting. He’s going to WUSA to be the Creative Services Director working with ERIN MCCAHILL who’s Marketing Director at the Tegna CBS. It won’t be until the end of the month (when do the cherry blossoms bloom? Anybody? Buehler?) so he can finish out his CSD slot in Florida and bid adieu to the palm trees just about the time folks head north from the Sunshine State. Skye has worked his way up from running camera at WEYI in Flint to commercial writing and producing at WSMH in Flint. Then he officially entered the world of creative services in Lansing at WILX. He got scooped up by Baltimore’s WMAR and then headed west to KTVU in Oakland. Got his own corner office as Director of Marketing at WTSP and now he’ll be in the capital. Very good news for a very good guy. Well Dunne! Skye. (inadvertent rhyme…)

Job Alert – CSD WTSP Tampa/St Pete

Job Alert – Community Manager  NBCU/Rotten Tomatoes Beverly Hills

Think About This:  “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life which our country has been blessed.”  ~  Richard Nixon

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March 7, 2018

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ROBYN KEENEY was a standout from the get-go. A star at the Topical Boot Camp, she was doing promo for Sinclair in San Antonio, at Fox KABB for TERRY McFARLANE at the time. Shortly thereafter, she made the switch to CBS’ KOVR in Sacramento but, once you fall in love with Texas (and she loves horses and is quite the equestrian) it’s always luring you back. And it has. Robyn begins the later part of the month at CBS in Houston, KHOU. It will be a real challenge, since she’ll be around while they build a station, their Allen Parkway locale having been flooded then sold. If anybody is up to the task, it’s Robyn. So thrilled for her. Well Dunne! Robyn.


Meanwhile, another Houston item deals with the long-empty slot at WLS-TV in Chicago vacated by now-GM CURTIS MILES. It’s finally filled. ABC is bringing up DAVID LEE from their station in …wait for it…Houston. David will be wrangling the local programming in addition to the marketing and creative for the Windy City news and programming. Official title will be VP Audience Development and Creative Services. He’s a guy from the great American west (namely a grad of Montana State U) who’s worked for ABC in Fresno and been with KXLY in Spokane as well as KMSP in Minneapolis. Well Dunne! David.


Job Alert – CSD KOVR Sacramento

Job Alert – Creative Director KHNL Honolulu


Think About This:  “Don’t put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you.”  ~ James Cameron

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March 6, 2018

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Kicking off the first March Monday with two, count ‘em two, promotions of former marketing promo pros to GM helms. VP GM’s to be specific. Wahoo! Let’s begin about the new General Manager in Cape Girardeau MO. It’s CHRIS CONROY who will take the corner office at CBS affil KFVS and sister station WB affil WQWQ, both owned by Raycom. He’ll be leaving his GM slot at KAIT in Jonesboro, Arkansas, his first GM slot. The Florida native has some heavy weight marketing chops from his work at WAGA in Atlanta where he was Promo Manager, WBRC in Birmingham where he was VP Creative Services and WMC in Memphis where he began as Marketing Director and was then upped to Regional Director of Marketing. He’s got what it takes. Big Well Dunne! Chris.

Our second exciting GM announcement is for PETER NOLL (pictured) who has been named General Manager of WNBJ, NBC for Western Tennessee licensed to Jackson. Pete has been with Waypoint Media heading up their corporate Marketing and Promotion. His first GM slot was in Bakersfield at the Scripps affil there, KERO. Pete’s been with ABC Net Affiliate Relations as well as spinning creative marketing in Cleveland and Tulsa. Big Well Dunne! Peter!

Job Alert – Sr. Promo Producer WRC Washington DC

Job Alert – Director of Digital Marketing DISH Network Denver

Think About This: “It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with the problem longer.”  ~  Albert Einstein

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March 2, 2018

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And in this corner…northwest major market…hailing from Roseburg, Oregan and on her way up the ladder is – ding ding ding – NANCY MacDONALD. Could you picture the referee and feel the boxing concept there? Read it again and see if you do. OK, good. Nancy is the recently promoted News Brand Manager at currently-Tribune’s FOX affil Q13 in Seattle. She had been Creative Services Coordinator but got the bump in the last few weeks. Yeah, during the February book, so that means she was swimming in deep water off the bat. The lovely lady started out in TV as the Creative Services Production Assistant at KPIC in the afore-mentioned Roseburg. She confides that she doesn’t own a dog or cat, but has a Godzilla action figure on her desk. Alright alright alright! Did we mention she works with the amazing SYD RUBIN who wrangles News promotion there at KCPQ? Well Dunne! Nancy.

Job Alert – Sr. Marketing Producer/Creative Director KSLA Shreveport

This is a great position for a Creative Services Producer or Marketing Producer ready to move into a leadership role.  We are changing our approach to ad sales and commercial production and we need a dynamic producer to help make our clients successful!

KSLA, a leading content brand in Shreveport, LA, needs a creative thinker with a go-getter attitude.  This is a “hands-on” position.  The person in this role must be able to speak to our clients to ascertain their marketing needs, effectively set lights to create the best video possible, operate a DSLR camera, design graphics and edit the final product.  The ideal candidate is an expert visual storyteller with strong writing skills. Experience with the Adobe Creative suite, particularly with Premiere and After Effects, is required.   Exceptional organizational skills are also required to handle a growing workload.  Knowledge of digital and social media marketing trends and platforms is a plus. KSLA, a Raycom Media Center, offers a stable working environment, outstanding benefits, and the potential for growth throughout all of Raycom.   Additional Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Film/Video or other related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years proven working experience.
  • A link to your creative reel demonstrating advanced production knowledge.
  • Pre-employment drug screen required.

Qualified applicants should apply online and attach resume with cover letter.   No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V  https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/8260/marketing-producer/job

Think About This:  “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ~ Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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March 1, 2018

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Thursday is getting a “This and That” treatment today. Just a lot of things happening and no time to talk and verify new jobs landed, like the two at Q13 (FOX in Seattle…that info is for tomorrow). So here’s a few items, a job and something for your heart…

Have you ever heard “the gates are wide open”? In an Irish household, the phrase was used when more than one person passed away in a short amount of time. At the moment, the gates are w-i-d-e  open and St. Peter must have gone high tech to process all the souls. Nexstar in Rochester’s ED CRONY has the greatest family. Send them your best thoughts and comfort…his two daughters and his lovely wife have lost their grandmother and mother. Well Dunne! Talent’s JOEY V’s father passed away earlier in the week on the west coast. And TIM SANDERS of WTWO lost his grandmother Wednesday.

Former Promo Pro MARTY SCHLESINGER, who now is the bicycle king of San Antonio (my title, not his…he’s too cool for that moniker) is on the mend from a health scare. But all is well and his sense of humor is totally mended.

Holy cow…a newly placed head of marketing – one with no TV experience – actually asked her staff what a Topical was. Yep, that sure did happen. OMG. I’ll never tell where.

This weekend, AMANDA FORD of WPTV in Palm Beach is getting married…as is former promo pro LAUREL PORTIE (The List, KTVT)  who ‘s tying the knot in Malibu. Happiness.

Job Alert – Retail / Promotions Producer KCPQ/KZJO/KRCW Seattle

Job Alert – Marketing Director WKYC Cleveland

Think About This:  “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”  ~  Mary Anne Radmacher

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February 27, 2018

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Heading to a new job and much better weather is one of the best around, J.R. VANWASSENHOVE. Unashamedly a favorite. He’s taking the Promo Manager slot at Graham Media’s WKMG, the CBS station in Orlando. Extra bonus points for those who know that WKMG stands for Katherine M Graham, the female media exec who really knew what leadership meant. She was amazing. If you don’t know about her…google it. Better, read a book about her or, if needs must, watch The Post and marvel at how much Meryl Streep looks like her. Back to our man J.R. who left a sweet slot at one of the best TV shops around, WBNS in Columbus. He had a great boss (talking to you LARRY WATZMAN) so why did J.R. leave? To take care of his dad who fought a very brave, very long cancer battle. As a matter of fact, J.R. has made several decisions based on family needs…and that makes him what Midwesterners call ‘good people.’  J.R. is one of those amazing Full Sail creative who has put the magic in work for Fox Sports South, WXIA in Atlanta, and WLWT in Cincinnati. WKMG CSD KYM PEOPLES has gotten tres lucky and all good things are going to happen. Shout out to HR person deluxe DONNA ANSLEY. BTW,  J.R., the Big O has grown like mad since you were last Winter Parking but you’ll know your basic way around.. . Well Dunne! J.R.

Job Alert – Promo Producer WMAQ Chicago

Job Alert – Promo Producer WTAE Pittsburgh (work with Tracy Acord Oliver!)

Think About This: “Teach them the quiet words of kindness, to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence, drive them toward gentleness, pull them deep into yourself, pull them upward toward manhood, but softly like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them softly.” ~ Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides

February 22, 2018

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Birmingham is about to explode in spring flowering trees and will look like what spring is supposed to look like. Good thing that DANIELLE JOHNSON is going to be there to enjoy such natural beauty. Ms. Danielle is the new Assistant Creative Services Director of Hearst’s NBC affil WVTM. She’s been down at Scripps WPTV in Palm Beach doing multi-media producing for CSD JAMES GRIFFEL. Before that, the University of South Florida grad was over at Scripps Tulsa operation KJRH. As they used to say in the days of Billboard Magazine, she’s one to watch. And I know her work will be as well. Let’s give Danielle a big Well Dunne!

Think About This: “However many holy words you read – however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?”  ~  Buddha

Copyright © 2018  Kate Bacon/Well Dunne!

February 21, 2018

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Up the ladder….that’s what BRET HAVEY has been up to. He’s been tapped as Senior Vice President Brand Creative for Turner’s TBS and TNT. The University of Michigan grad had the title and responsibilities of VP On-Air Creative for TBS and had the same title at ABC Family. He started his promo marketing career as a writer producer at VH1. Of course he’s Atlanta based.

All you musicians out there. And there are a ton of you. Here’s a pretty cool contest to enter. The great folks at NPR are doing a Tiny Desk contest. It’s all about the music, and yeah, you do have to play it from behind a desk. Check it out. Sounds like a blast. http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/open/

Think About This: “Fear is a reaction; courage is a discovery.”   ~  Winston Churchill

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February 20, 2018

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The beautiful Pacific Northwest’s jewel is Seattle. The co-jewel is Portland. CHLOE HOUSER is the lucky lady who has worked and lived in both locales, and just recently she solidified a new position that will keep her amongst the trees and the tossed fish at the Pike Place Market. Ms. Chloe was promoted to Creative Services Director at CBS affil KIRO. She had been Promotion Manager so she knows her way around the place. A grad of Eastern Washington U, she got her feet wet as Promo Coordinator then Promo Manager in Spokane at KAYU. Then a jump to Portland where the lovely Chloe was an on-air host as well as promo producer then Promo Manager for KPTV before being promoted to CSD. A great big Well Dunne! to Chloe and her new slot.

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WPTV West Palm Beach (work with wonderful JAMES GRIFFEL!)

Think About This: “I will restore unto you all the years the locusts have eaten away…”  ~ Joel 2:25

Copyright © 2018  Kate Bacon/Well Dunne!

February 19, 2018

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It’s a day off. No mail…no work, right? If only…but here are a few jobs, a personal paragraph about what the power of broadcast can and has to do, and a very good Think About This. Happy President’s Day….now do the American thing and go shopping.

Job Alert – Creative Writer Producer WTAE Pittsburgh

Job Alert – Brand Manager KIRO Seattle

Job Alert – Audience Development and Brand Manager WMC Memphis

ABC Network founder and broadcast icon LEONARD GOLDENSON achieved amazing things. In the last interview of his life, sitting on his sofa overlooking the Gulf from his penthouse on Longboat Key, he shared what he was most proud of. It was his non-business endeavors that he championed. Using his power, money, influence, time and energy, he reached out and made a positive difference. He co-founded United Cerebral Palsy, an affliction his daughter Cookie was born with, putting the first UCP telethon on what is now WBBM in Chicago. His most proud achievement was being instrumental in the American With Disabilities Act, which was recently gutted by people in DC. This is a challenge to all the ABC employees and bosses to step up and, in the spirit of Mr. Goldenson, to reverse these changes that abandon the most vulnerable of us. It’s the right thing to do.

Think About This:  do you know why dogs are so quick to wag their tails and cats are so quick to purr? Even the ones that have been lonely, abused, and betrayed? Because, as is true of all animals, they were instilled with the distant awareness that no matter what the world shows them, they’re still deeply loved and needed, that their presence alone has made a difference, and that in just the shake of a leg, seemingly without reason or rhyme, everything can FANTASTICALLY change for the better. As is true of all people, except sometimes they tend to forget. ~ The Universe (tut.com)

Copyright © 2018  Kate Bacon/Well Dunne!

February 17, 2018

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What? A weekend edition of Well Dunne!?  Why not. Because it’s for a great documentary done by a very important man….and its a great way to spend your time. If you can’t catch it, then record it for later. But check out Memphis: Facing the Cross which is the story of Andrew Young’s revisiting Memphis and the Lorraine Motel where he witnessed the assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr…his friend and mentor.  Google Andrew Young if you don’t know who he is. There might be a quiz…

Here’s the cities, stations and times you have to choose from this weekend:

St Louis   KPLR  Saturday Feb 17 at 8pm

New York City  WWOR  Sunday Feb. 18 at 3pm
Milwaukee    WISN  Sunday Feb. 18 at 4pm
Pittsburgh   WTAE  Sunday Feb 18 at 5pm

Shout out to BONNIE BARCLAY and all her good work with Andrew Young’s Foundation.


February 16, 2018

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Why does WFTS CSD (actually Director of Multimedia Marketing) DENNIS ELSBURY have a rare opening at his shop down in Tampa? Because he’s losing a great guy to market #3.  Heading north to the Windy City is JIM HILL, who will be checking in at FOX there, WFLD. Jim has been Senior Writer Producer for the marketing efforts of the Scripps ABC. Jim is going to be ‘home’ in Chicago and nearer family. Yeah, that’s always the best. The SIU-Carbondale grad hones his marketing chops at WTWO in Terre Haute as well as WTMJ in Milwaukee. I wonder if he’s a Cubs or Sox fan….we’ll find out. Big Well Dunne! Jim.

Job Alert – Multimedia Marketing Producer/Editor WFTS Tampa

Work at a place you really enjoy! Plus, off the clock, you can be at the beach, in a world-class theme park or just relaxing in the 70+ degree weather during winter!  WFTS-TV (mkt 13) in Tampa, Florida is looking for the next great Multimedia Marketing Producer/Editor. Live and work where everyone else vacations. The Multi-Media Producer/Editor is responsible for fully producing on-air promotions, proof of performance, and station sponsorship spots. Will also work with Creative Services Director on execution of brand strategy and direction. Link here. 

Job Alert – Writer Producer WLKY Louisville

Work for a station churning out Creative Directors! WLKY in Louisville, KY has an opening for a seasoned writer/producer who’s ready to move up the ladder.  This challenging night side position will give you plenty of opportunities to showcase your unique skills at one of the country’s top CBS affiliates. Work with awesome cinema cameras, motion and time lapse gear, smoking hot computers, and a team ready to help execute your groundbreaking idea! Link here  BTW, here’s links to some of the work WLKY has recently done. Well dunne, if you must. Spot 1     Spot 2

All you Dallas Fort Worth marketing types. Brett Shipp is running for Congress. Yes, the same Brett Shipp that was a respected WFAA reporter. Son of legendary Assignment Editor Bert Shipp, Brett is always in need of some help. He’s a good guy. Look it up. Do something. Make a difference.

Think About This:  “When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you do not blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet, it we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, an dyou show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.”  ~  Thich Nhat Hanh

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February 15, 2018

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Producer List Alert…yes, there never seems to be enough good producers for today’s market. I suggest that market forces should react and thus raise salaries for them, but that’s just basic economics from an MBA class…

KCTV – Kansas City (Mike Stewart)

KTVU – Oakland

WYFF – Greenville SC

WKBN  – Youngstown

KING – Seattle

WLAX – LaCrosse

KXRM – Colorado Springs

WTXL – Tallahassee

WAFF – Huntsville

KFOX – El Paso

WLBT – Jackson, MS

Internationally (yes, internationally) let’s include DAVID EILENBERG now Chief Creative Office of ITV America and GREG DREBIN to Executive Vice President Worldwide Marketing of 20th Century Fox TV Distribution from Sr. VP Worldwide Marketing there. Well Dunne! gents.


Job Alert – Originals Creative Producer Netflix LA

Job Alert – Brand Management Sr Level The Richard Group Dallas


Think About This: “The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” – Haldir, Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

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Valentine’s Day 2018

Feb 13, 2018 by     Comments Off on Valentine’s Day 2018    Posted under: Featured

Off to the Bay Area…that’s KATHIE SMITH’s plan. She’s going to FOX’s KTVU to head up creative/marketing…so many different titles do they all really mean something different? It’s a VP slot..bravo. Ms. Smith is going to be leaving FOX KTBC in Austin. Yep, everybody’s favorite city Austin, capital of Texas and all-round amazing place to live.  And that’s a VP slot as well. Kathie’s been in Austin quite some time, so she’s no doubt got a lot of packing to do. Let’s all wish her a Well Dunne!

What can one do when one fails to live up to a promise? Humbly apologize and hope that it’s a learning situation. Such is the case with the one and wonderful BONNIE BARCLAY, whose involvement with Andrew Young Foundation’s documentaries had a high note last Friday evening, when their latest doc hit the airwaves in Tampa, Detroit, Mobile, Minneapolis, Macon and Tallahassee. Should have been in last Friday’s post. Totally dropped the ball. Mea culpa. But wait..there’s hope –  in market #1! You New Yorkers can tune in to WWOR this coming Sunday, February 18 at 3pm. The doc is called Facing the Cross. Andrew Young returns to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. for the first time since witnessing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch. Or record. Quality TV meets history. Rare and worth the time. Well Dunne! Ms. Barclay.

Let’s hear it for GENE ROBINSON who got a promotion recently. He had been Interim Chief Operating Officer for Arizona Public Media in Tucson for the past several months. His usual role was Director of Marketing-Communications and Brand Manager. But he got the official new title (and not doubt duties and compensation) Chief Marketing Officer. Well Dunne! Gene.

Job Alert – Director of Marketing and Audience Development WWBT Richmond

Job Alert – Senior Promo Producer WKMG Orlando

Job Alert – Producer KING Seattle

Think About This: “I will not give up the flowers in my heart just because the world is a hard place. The world is only hard because it needs more flower hearted people.”  ~  Nikita Gill

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February 9, 2018

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It will be interesting to see how NICOLE MARAFIOTI likes St. Louis Italian food. See, St. Louis has the best Italian food this side of Rome, and that includes the greater New York area. Don’t argue about it; all the experts and your taste buds know it’s true. Nicole, who is helming the marketing area of NBC affil KSDK in the Arch City, has come over from New Jersey, where in a family-run little place, this writer has personally enjoyed a pizza that rivals the one and only Farrottos. Nicole knows food – she took a turn into TV from being Senior Brand Manager for Pinnacle Foods and was Team Leader for French’s Foods. She also held marketing slots for Johnsonville Sausages and Wells Dairies. Her degree is from Western Washington University. Get over to The Hill Nicole and let us know what you like best. Well Dunne!

Want to help make someone’s Valentine’s Day? Of course you do. When LAUREL PORTIE left The List to go head up new media at the Barrow Neurological Institute, she instituted cool things to help the patients. SO lets make those folks happy. Here’s how…in her words: Want to do something AWESOME for Valentine’s Day? Send a card to one of our patients at Barrow. You crete the card.  Laurel will cover the cost and deliver it for you! Go here http://bit.ly/PatientVCard

Netflix rolled a $5 million dollar marketing dice and Forbes weighed in.

Job Alert – Marketing Director The Animal Foundation Las Vegas

Job Alert – Promo Producer MTV International NYC

Job Alert – Marketing Director KVUE Austin

Think About This: “Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.”  F Scott Fitzgerald

February 8, 2018

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An Austin lady for the open Austin CSD slot at KVUE…sounds good! Wait..it’s Marketing Manager. Or Marketing Director. So many titles…we need to discuss that at a later date. Back to business – Come February 19th, COLLEEN HARTMAN is joining the Tegna ABC affil team in Austin’s capital, coming over from an agency there called Social Distillery. Colleen’s background includes being head of Paid and Social Media for W2O group, where she was upped from AE, Global Digital Marketing Lead for Mitsubishi. With her degree from Cincinnati’s Xavier U, Colleen did the news thing as a producer for WXIX and WLWT there then produced news for two stations in Madison, Wisconsin before launching the Cooking Connection concept for HEB (favorite company alert…they are fabulous) Groceries in Waco. She’s lived in Atlanta, Louisville and never forgot the coolness factor of Austin. Everybody seems particularly happy and thanks to KRISTIE GONZALEZ for the lovely info. Well Dunne! Colleen.

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Think About This: “The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually to make a new man of himself. “  ~  Wang Yang-Ming