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June 27, 2017

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COSMO LOSCO did fab promo when he worked as Creative Services Manager for FOX in DC and then as Promo Manager in Philly for NBC. Then he went out on his own and founded Innovation Media. Yeah, he’s that good. Now comes word on how good he is. Let’s let him tell the latest:  My company won Best in Philly in the 2017 readers choice awards in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com (announced tonight and special section comes out tomorrow in the paper and online) and I’m opening my first (small) production studio with a special focus on social media production for small business and startups. Well Dunne! Cosmo!

 

Rain. Rain. Go away. It’s the latest mantra for Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON, who is dealing with yet another soggy clean up for his studio. What is it with tons of rain and recording studios? But, of course, Kelly never missed a single syllable for any of his clients. Yeah, he’s that wonderful.

 

Tribune’s ABC in Wilkes-Barre, PA, WNEP, was in the spotlight in HBO’s Last Week Tonight. Love that John Oliver. Seems they have a backyard train, which, if nothing else, received some very interesting feedback from viewers. Will check to see if it resulted in more PR, perhaps some ratings, and for sure it got some laughs.

 

Think About This: “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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June 26, 2017

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Wilmington, North Carolina sits on the Atlantic and has the largest film lot east of Hollywood. The list of productions that were produced out of Wilmington is impressive (thank you imdb).  The area is called Cape Fear (movie of the same title shot on location). It’s a lovely town and the Morris Media-owned ABC/CBS affiliate there, WWAY, has a new Director of Creative and Promotions. RICHARD (they call him Rich) WENZ has stepped into the role, and he’s bringing a very impressive (and delicious) background in marketing with him. He’s been with Doner and J. Walter Thompson in LA, Director of Field Marketing for Jack in the Box, VP Marketing for Ameriphone in the OC, and was Global Marketing Director, Retail for Ben & Jerry’s out of Vermont. What a find for WWAY. Well Dunne! Rich.

Job Alert – Promotions Manager KGBT Harlington, TX

Unengaged. That’s the word used for people at work who just aren’t “that into it”. Always was impressed that nearly all people who go into television are engaged. Engaged people are easier  to manage and they do better work. What’s not to love about engaged people? Read the Smartbrief about how to best engage your folks (hint – culture isn’t enough…call in the brand folks).

Think About This: “A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.”  ~ Joseph Joubert

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June 22, 2017

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Hope you’re reading this over your morning cup of (iced) coffee. That way, you can make sure to be at T-H-E session in Vegas. It’s happening at 4 in the afternoon over at Grand Ballroom F at the Mirage. It’s Battle of the Promo Superstars, hosted (moderated, emceed…) by the one and only DAVE BAUMANN. Dave is a man of taste and style who’s Marketing and Creative Director for Stephen Arnold Music. Stephen, btw, has the best hair in the business. Back to Dave, who’s wrangled five incredible CSD’s who’ll go head-to-head with the same story to see who rocks the ‘best’ promo. Competing are LARRY WATZMAN of WBNS/Columbus Ohio, JAMIE HOLMES of KPTV/Portland O, SCOTT ALTUS of KOMO/Seattle, ROBYN KEENEY of KOVR/Sacramento and KELLEN DARGLE of WKYT in Lexington. Robyn is a grad of our Topical Boot Camp, so the Vegas odds are on her (shameless self promotion) as the spot that ya’ll remember best. Right SYDNEY? Bet they’re all going to inspire. As the old radio drag race spots used to say, Be There!

Job Alert – Manager News and Digital Promotion WNBC NYC

Observations from SYDNEY RUBIN from PROMAX/Vegas: Well Dunne! to the Sony Distribution folks – talkin’ to you RACHEL MIZUNO– on The Goldbergs presentation: an 80’s classroom. Very clever and on theme with the show. They didn’t just phone it in. They topped it off with a clear plastic zip “pencil bag” from that era filled with the erasers of the time and Pop Rocks.

What’s with the tabloid-type shows? A trend? Did anybody think to have temp tattoos for the tabs as a promo? Washable…

Think About This:  “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
~ Sir Winston Churchill

June 21, 2017

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The best, most enduring productions aren’t going to gain you ratings. They’ll gain you diapers, 2am feedings and years of PTA duties. And more love than you ever thought possible. Of course, you also get a new title with these special productions: Mom or Dad. Or even Mimi or PawPaw – very creative options for names today. A special production was just recently completed by KARA MCNEELY, VP of Creative Services and Programming for KABC in LA. She welcomed a second little one into her family, and that is exactly like the fabled ‘happy endings’ of a Disney movie. Well Dunne! Kara and family.

If you’re wandering the casino aisles in Vegas, hoping the slots will be as hot as the temps outside, keep an eye out for SYDNEY RUBIN, TERRY KOWALSKI and KAREN YARBROUGH…they’re Well Dunne! stringers and all round fun people to boot. Cause today, with the world technology what it is, nothing that happens in Vegas is guaranteed to stay in Vegas. Hey-ooo.

Think About This: “Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immense yourself in art.”  ~  Jerry Saltz

June 15, 2017

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MIKE CUNNINGHAM is now sporting a new title, new duties and yet not having to move one single box…perfection. He’s staying in Memphis where he’s been producing promos for WATN, the Nexstar ABC affil in Elvis’ adopted hometown. Official title is Creative Services Director. The Purdue grad also got a bump in title for his role as Producer for Local Memphis Live. He’s now Executive Producer. Mike has headed up creative concerns before at KCCI in Des Moines where he was CSD and in Tulsa at KTUL and in KGAN in Cedar Rapids where he was Promo Manager. Also on his resume is writer producer slots at KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa and WNDU in South Bend. He’s no doubt going to celebrate the deserved promotion with some fabled Memphis bar-b-q. Well Dunne, Mike!

Job Alert – Promotion Manager FOX59 Indianapolis (work with BOB ST CHARLES – you can’t do better for a boss) Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  1. Assists Creative Services Director with the development of concepts and strategies.
  2. Develop and nurture a strong working relationship with news managers and reporters.
  3. Be a team leader for the on-air promotion writer/producers.
  4. Create and execute a strong log strategy.
  5. Connect with community partners and represent FOX59 with various groups.

Requirements:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. No less than 3 years experience in local television promotion. Previous experience in management helpful. Computer Skills including non-linear editing and traffic systems needed. To apply log onto: http://fox59.com/jobs-at-fox59/ or visit TribuneMedia.com and click on careers.  If you will be at Promax please contact Bob St.Charles, Creative Services Director at bstcharles@FOX59.com.

Think About This: (with a shout out to BONNIE BARCLAY  “Come with me,’ Mom says. To the library. Books and summertime go together.” ~ Lisa Schroeder, from I Heart you, You Haunt Me

June 9, 2017

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So, how many watched the Comey session on Thursday? Yep, that’s just about everybody. Gonna pose a question about news, since many of you are tasked with making news a ratings winner. Did you like what you saw on the bottom third of the screen? Because the coverage I watched (and it was many different feeds) had more than their fair share of cluttered, hard to read, busy, distracting, glaring, unhelpful, non-artistic lower thirds that made me want to turn away. Think about that…turning away a viewer.

So I pose the question to those who might be charged with making ‘the look’, might be involved in carrying out ‘the look’, might want ‘the look’ to reflect your brand/market position/reputation…how did it get to this? When did it become ‘the thing’ to leave up an identifier for about 4 seconds then dump out to return to the glaringly obvious headline? When did a locator for where the news happened get dropped for, again, the headline? With the Comey coverage, the TV bottom third graphics hid the signs that were in front of each participant. Sometimes those Senators look alike and it would have been nice to know who was talking. Remember, the new normal of watching TV is with more than one screen at a time, so how does this ‘look’ support that?

After 9/11, there were passionate discussions at stations where the case for the continued news ticker was made. It was dropped but now different advancers crawl across the bottom in hopes of enticing a viewer to stay. We know that the news ticker is meant to catch the recent tune-in viewer to cable news and catch them up on what’s happening. Got it. But the addition of logo, stock averages, headlines and the nearly ever present Breaking News (in bright red – at least it doesn’t flash) defies a solid marketing raison d’etre. Enlightened responses encouraged.

On Monday, we’ll hear from guys who punch the casts…one is Well Dunne! (and he’s amazing).

Carry on.

Think About This:  Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.”  ~ Francis Bacon (no known relation)

June 8, 2017

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Today (June 8th), all you folks at “Big” PROMAX in LA, block out some time between 10:30 and 2:30 Pacific. No, not the Comey testimony (although the ratings for that should be impressive). I’m asking you to get yourself to the Marriott…bring your creativity – and your heart as well. It’s the Caleb and Calder Sloan’s House of Awesome. The point is to create 2,000+ meals in four hours to then be distributed right away to shelters for children, adults and families. You’ll get to decorate and write encouragements alongside all the top creative, marketing and design pros. What a lovely thing to do…using your talents to help.  This wonderfulness is at the behest of PROMAX Board member 2C Media’s CHRIS SLOAN and his wife CARLA. It’s part of the foundation they established in honor of their son CALDER, who would be so proud of his family and what this event is doing. Calder was Mr. Awesome. His loving spirit will be the best part of it all.  Making a contribution to a better world – what better way to show your creativity. Well Dunne! everybody. God bless Calder.

Job Alert – CSD KCNC Denver

Think About This:  “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”  ~  Thomas Campbell

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June 7, 2017

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Sales and Marketing are like, as Forrest Gump might have said, peas and carrots. They just go together. So when a promo pro actually puts the word ‘sales’ into their title, it’s a move that will lead to success with a flourish. Down Austin way, DANI DUDEK has taken a sales gig and will be using her effervescent personality combined with her marketing know-how for Viamedia. A lover of the Texas capital, Dani writes a blog about the entertainment scene called ATXGOSSIP.com  Yes, check it out. She writes like a charm. The Winthrop grad got her first TV job in Charlotte at WBTV then handled news promotion for WCCB, the then-FOX affil. She’s handled promo for WAGA in Atlanta and was Promo Manager for KTBC in Austin. She loved LA and working for Fox Broadcasting in Affiliate Relations but missed the station-side excitement and took the Marketing Director slot at WCSC in Charleston. Now she’ll tie it all together in her favorite city. Excellent. Well Dunne! Dani.

Job Alert – Associate Creative Director HBO NYC #158007BR

Job Alert – Promotions Director WFRV Green Bay

Think About This:  “Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”  ~ Langston Hughes

Copyright ©2017 Kate Bacon Well Dunne!Talent

June 6, 2017

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Mod Op, the super creative digital agency, has got both sides of the country covered with their two new hires. Going into their LA office as Creative Director is ANDY HANN, who was tearin’ it up with creative in Philly at Big Smack and Concrete Pictures. New York has brought AUDRA V. PACE on board as Creative Director and Brand Strategist from her CD slot at Gluttony (love that name). She’d been at A&E Networks as Director of Strategy as well. Managing Director DAVID EDELSTEIN has added Partner to his title. Excellent. Mod Op is involved in several projects with entertainment entities and hit a home run (or should that be scored extra points) with a project for Nike where they designed a personality test to match children with their player archetypes and perhaps their new athletic shoe. Well Dunne! everybody.

Job Alert – Digital Sales Specialist (reports to Director of Digital Marketing) KSWO Wichita Falls

“Big” PROMAX is going to live stream some of the sessions as well as the awards ceremony from the LA confab going on as you read this…all via their Facebook page. Hurray. You know how to do that…Like the promaxbda FB site and you’ll get alerts for Tuesday’s talk (Truth, Lies & the News@3Pacific), Wednesday’s three talks (Touchdown Conversation with the LA Rams @11Pacific – Dear White People @Noon Pacific – Mashable It’s All Connected @4:15Pacific) and then on Thursday (The Black List @11Pacific).

Many of you are pet owners and lovers. Former promo pro MAIA BRUSSEAU is now handling the PR for the Denver-based Dumb Friends League, and they have a wonderfully fun fund-raiser on the blocks. It’s the Pet Photo Contest. Your entry fee goes to help homeless pets (including horses, this is, afterall, Colorado) and guarantees a spot in their upcoming calendar, which is also part of the cost. It’s a win-win…details are here: http://www.gogophotocontest.com/dumbfriendsleague

Think About This: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” – Albert Einstein

Yes, this is still copyrighted 2017 © Well Dunne Kate Bacon

June 2, 2017

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Creative Services Director:

WRAL – Raleigh

KSWB – San Diego

KCCI – Des Moines

KMGH – Denver

WWAY – Wilmington NC

KRGV – Harlingen

WHEC – Rochester

WFXT – Boston

KGUN – Tucson

WATN – Memphis

KAKE – Wichita

KTNV – Las Vegas

WSVN – Miami

Creative Services Manager:

KLFY – Lafayette

KETK – Tyler

Director of Marketing:

KXAN – Austin TX

KSDK – St Louis

WUSA – DC

Promotion Manager

WPTV – Palm Beach

WXIN – Indianapolis

Promo Producer:

WIS – Columbia SC

WKMG – Orlando

KDVR – Denver

Weigel Broadcasting – Chicago

Topical Producer:

KENS – San Antonio

Think About This:  “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”  ~ Confucius

June 1, 2017

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TV marketing has lost a talent…but the good news is that WGBH, the Boston PBS station that sets the bar way, way, way high for everything….well, WGBH has gained themselves a winner. The talent in question is JASON KASHDAN, who has joined the Frontline digital video team as an editor/producer for the highly recognized documentary series.  He’s left his slot as Creative Services Producer for CBS’ Boston station, WBZ. Jason’s been a video creative for a long time. He earned his degree from Boston U where he was in front of the camera for a student online series his freshman year. His work for the Boston Skating Club landed him at USA Sports Media Group as videographer as well as an internship at CBS News in NYC. Next came work at CBS Interactive for CBSThisMorning.com.  He was freelancing before WBZ picked him for their marketing efforts.  Very excited for him…and he’s one to watch. Well Dunne! Jason.

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WWAY Wilmington NC

Bravery takes on many forms. Bravery with a purpose is one of the best, and that’s what former promo pro turned KVUE GM KRISTIE GONZALES has on her iCal. She’s going to rappel down one of those high rises that make up the Austin, Texas skyline. Yep, go right off the roof hooked onto a rope and make her way down, down, down 38 floors to solid ground. It’s not Texas politics that are taking her over the edge (although they could they’re so crazy) but a great cause: Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas.  Come on…throw in a few bucks and help someone….really make a difference…and Kristie will handle the rest. Perhaps she can wear a GoPro? 

Think About This: “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”  ~  Jenny Han

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May 31, 2017

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Nothing like being closer to home. Sure, airplanes get you anywhere in the world. But the physical closeness to home and those we love is, as the commercials tout, priceless. So it’s never a real surprise to hear of someone who has worked in a market taking a slot closer to the place they were raised.  Case in point: THOMAS WEGMANN. He’s been the CSD down in Harlingen, Texas for ABC affil KRGV for the last few years. A Green Bay guy, with a degree from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to boot, he no doubt knew that Harlingen is a tad over 1,600 miles from the southern tip of Texas to GB. Whew. That’s a 24 hour drive, traffic not included. His new job as CSD with ABC in South Bend at Weigel’s WBND will put him just tad over 300 miles away. A whopping 1,300 mile savings. Mr. W’s first TV slot was punching newscasts for WFRV in GB before writing and producing for creative services then heading up a live, local morning show. He made the switch to WBAY in the same market, in creative services, before heading to the Rio Grande Valley to head up the department at KRGV. He’ll no doubt look forward to autumn in his new city – all those beautiful colored leaves are a rarity in the Lone Star State. Well Dunne! Thomas.

Job Alert – CSD KRGV Harlingen

Job Alert – Marketing Director WUSA DC

Anybody else know about Starbuck’s treat for dogs? Yes, they have one. Be one of the cool pet parent and order a Puppuccino…CUTE!

Think About This: “If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.”  ~ Nayyirah Waheed

May 26, 2017

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Tyler, Texas is a lovely city east of Dallas…it’s home to the famous Rose Festival. And now it’s home to promo pro ANDY SCHWABE, who is unpacking boxes this Memorial Day weekend. He’s relocated and about to embark on a new adventure job-wise when he begins at Neptune, a company providing platforms and content for schools, universities, water parks, etc. It’s a super company full of former TV types, again proving there is a good life after the day to day grind of TV. Andy had been in Tucson, which is a long distance from his adorable daughters. Tyler is much closer…another win. To ice the cupcake, he’s going to have dinner with WBAL former promo pro KERRY RICHARDS. Small world…yes. And a happy one. Well Dunne! Andy.

This Sunday, former WFAA and Waco promo pro BILL CASTELLO is getting married! More info on that after the event, but do think good thoughts on Sunday for him.

JOHN DUNNE served in WW2….he was the guy who built bridges for the troops to go over then blow them up. He was already in France on D-Day (think Private Ryan) and liberated Rome, Paris, Berlin…and Bergen Belsen. He survived Monte Casino, served in North Africa and had R&R in Casablanca. His feet froze and were saved by a British MD. He had a funny scar on his head where a bullet grazed it. He was one of the first to come back having racked up many points. He seldom if ever talked about it. As the World War 2 vets leave us, let’s all make sure we give thanks to the literal army of men who were honestly the greatest generation.

Think About This:  All you have to do is hold your first soldier who is dying in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that I can’t do anything about it… Then you understand the horror of war.”  ~  Norman Schwarzkopf

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

May 25, 2017

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The road from Austin to Houston is one every UT student knows like the back of their hand.  In the spring it’s lined with bluebonnets…in the fall it’s crowded with avid Longhorn fans. Along the way you pass through Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Brenham. Must check to see if they upgraded the route, but it was a lovely trip. Making the Austin to Houston drive will be NATALIA EGAN, who is trading in her slot as Marketing Director of NBC affil KXAN in the Texas capital for the CSD slot at Graham Media’s KPRC, NBC. Natalia will be the newest member in the newest building…they just rebuilt KPRC and they will have only been in for about 2 months when she arrives June 5. Wanna bet they’ll still have boxes in closets? The Hartford, CT lady, who was born in Mexico City and is bilingual, got her start at WVIT and has been at KXAN for several promotions. Let’s hear it for Natalie…a Texas-sized Well Dunne!

If you read this on Thursday, May 25, don’t miss out on NBC’s Red Nose Day, a project from the most wonderful RICHARD CURTIS and Walgreen’s which follows up on the fabulous characters from my favorite movie, Love Actually. Open your wallets and your hearts – help put a dent in child poverty (God knows we need to all pitch in together now more than ever).  It will be a lark! Dibs on Bill Nighy. Well Dunne Walgreens, Richard and NBC!

Think About This:  A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

May 23, 2017

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If there were black belts given out for promo, like they do with martial arts, WRAL’s JAY YOVANOVICH would definitely have earned one. Jay’s just been promoted at North Carolina’s powerhouse WRAL, now NBC affiliate. He’s now the Director of Marketing for WRAL and FOX 50. Jay’s been with WRAL since 06, getting several promotions along the way. He had been the On-Air Promotion Manager, but the titles and duties have been morphed in the station to fit the times. He’s a grad of the University of Delaware who started out in Charleston, South Carolina. He promo’ed in Pittsburgh at WPGH before coming to North Carolina. Jay’s a major martial arts enthusiast – which no doubt helps him on the creative path. A big Well Dunne! to Jay.

For those keeping track, the Creative Services Director slot at WRAL is still open and they are still actively looking. SHELLY LESLIE won’t be making the switch to her new role as General Manager of Audience Development until they find someone. As they used to say…stay tuned for further developments. Thanks Ms. L.

Job Alert – Promotion Producer WKMG Orlando

Job Alert – Director of Marketing KXAN Austin

Think About This:   “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes right.”  ~  Dwight Eisenhower

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

May 22, 2017

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No secret that Big D…Dallas, Texas, has long been a muy favorite locale. Now a muy favorite lady is headed there to work for The Bandit himself. Translation: Dallas rocks as does SMU. JORDANA HOUCHINS is Dallas-bound to work for DAVID HERSHEY, aka The Bandit, in the creative department of KTVT, CBS in the aforementioned north Texas market. She’ll be writing and producing and she’ll love the News Director, ANDREA PARQUET-TAYLOR.  Jordana is going to leave the bright lights of LA behind when she heads east. While in LA, she produced promos for KNBC and KABC as well as KTLA. She also was Creative Director for the Queen Latifah Show via Studio City. The University of Washington student kicked off her TV career in Houston before going back to the Pacific Northwest where she promo’ed at KING and KCPQ. Let’s not forget her Charlotte NC slot at FOX. She’s going to have a blast and do work that the Metroplex will enjoy. Way to go Jordana. Watch out all you Texas bachelors…the blonde is landing soon. Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Promo Producer KDVR Denver

Think About This:   “We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength.”  ~  Jimmy Carter

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May 18, 2017

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Things are looking much brighter for SYDNEY RUBIN, BRENT AYRES and the creative folks at KCPQ in Seattle. Despite this past winter being the wettest on record, the forecast is for sunny and bright thanks to the new hire that’s coming on board the Tribune FOX affiliate. ANDREW MAGPOC is headed to Starbuck’s home base from Colorado. He and Ms. Sydney worked together at KOAA in Colorado Springs and the duo looks to continue to create together again. Andrew was most recently at Professional Bull Riders Inc. Yes, how interesting is that when it comes to resume additions. Andrew handled video of course as Sr. Video Editor. No word on whether he wrangled livestock. His background is fascinating – he’s worked for Oprah at Harpo as Motion Graphics Designer. The Hawaiian Islands saw his work as Creative Director at KGMB, as well as promo producing for KHON and KITV. Syd has a nose for talent. He’ll be the Senior Writer Producer in his Seattle slot. Well Dunne! Andrew.

All you who need Spanish help…and there are more and more daily…you need to check out ISSA, who is not only a native Spanish and English speaker, but the lady translates. Don’t get caught with the wrong translation. Well Dunne! Issa.

Think About This:   Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”  ~  Arthur Schopenhauer

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

May 17, 2017

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New Orleans always has a reason to celebrate. Over at Hearst’s WDSU, the NBC affil, CSD ERIN FINNEGAN is celebrating her new Assistant Creative Services Director, DAVID BELL. David is not only a great choice, he’s a very good Super Bowl critiquer (if that isn’t a real word, it is now…) who was kind enough to do so for this very blog. David is moving to The Big Easy from Wichita, Kansas where he was most recently Promotion Director of KSNW.  Before that, David worked at KWCH as their Marketing Director.  He’s also served as CSD at Tulsa’s KJRH and he kicked off his promo career at WBZ in Boston. To quote Erin: “David brings a tremendous portfolio of experience and creativity to WDSU, including over 15 years of experience as a manager of Creative Services.” So wonderful to hear that David is going to have beignets available to kick off his mornings. Let’s all rollez with the bon temps…or just give David and big  Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Marketing Producer WIS-TV Columbia SC Apply here https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/6582/marketing-producer/job

Think About This:  People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

May 16, 2017

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CHRIS and CARLA SLOAN have built an amazing operation in Miami with their 2C Media. Now they’ve added three, including the very talented LARRY WIENER. The UMass Amherst grad got his start in Boston doing a variety of TV jobs at Cablevision then jumped into promo for New England Cable News. He learned promo by writing and producing at WKRN in Nashville, WSVN in Miami (where he got promoted to Promo Manager) before jumping to LA for Fox Broadcasting as Sr. Writer/Producer On-Air Promos. He took the VP/Creative Director position at ION Media Networks and was Director Creative Services for CBS in Miami and VP Marketing and Creative Services at Tribune in Ft Lauderdale. He’s worked for Discovery and most recently was VP Creative for Eclipse Creative. His title with 2C is Creative Director. Very exciting for all involved. Well Dunne! Larry.

But wait – there’s more! BEN FRANK and MARNI WAGNER, who have both worked at 2C, were promoted. Both are now Creative Directors. Ben has a station-side background having done news and topical promos. He was a promo producer for WPLG and was at WTVJ when Chris discovered him, and the rest is, as they say, history. Ben’s work for 2C is on display for promos for CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown as well as the NBC Olympics Opening ceremony promo. MARNI has worked in LA and NYC, as well as traveling as producer for long form network shows. Her latest work is the launch on CMT on Nashville.  Yes, she has a lot of awards – all deserved. Ben and Marni….VERY Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Topical Writer Producer KENS San Antonio (work with DON SMITH and a super newsroom!)

Job Alert – Writer Producer Weigel Broadcasting Chicago

General Job Description:

This isn’t your typical “News Promotion Producer” position, because our priorities are Comedy & Entertainment!  This job is for someone who wants to take the next creative step in their career.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. has an immediate opening for a skilled writer/producer/editor to join our promotion department.  You will be responsible for creating on-air promos for a variety of entertainment, sports and syndicated programming. Our company continues to grow and we need talented people who can accept a creative challenge, and produce innovative and unique promotional content

Duties/Responsibilities:

Write, produce, direct and edit various on-air promotional material

Work with various departments to guide projects through the entire production process

Create unique & clever ways to promote our content digitally

Other duties, as assigned

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a seasoned creative professional with outstanding writing, producing and editing skills as well as strong visual and graphic sense

Previous experience writing, producing and editing promos for television is required

Self-starter who is assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated

Proficient in Adobe Premiere and additional experience in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred

This is a high quality, deadline driven environment

We need professional promotion creatives with demonstrated experience in producing great content from conception through completion

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k and Profit Sharing Plans

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

One block from the aptly named “Restaurant Row”

Think About This:  “Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice have prevented me from feelings of isolation.”  ~ Albert Einstein

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May 15, 2017

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Former prom pro KAREN FUJI who once spun promos at WJKS in Jacksonville has a brand new diploma which has really paved the way for a new career path that she’s taken. Just this last few days, Karen got the sheepskin to show she earned a Masters degree in Educational Technology from the University of Hawaii Moana. I’m sure there were lots of happy people clapping for her and hopefully the perfect Hawaiian day was full of celebration. There is life after TV where one can use all those creative gifts. Way to go and Well Dunne! Karen.

Think About This:  “Don’t break a bird’s wings and then tell it to fly Don’t break a heart and then tell it to love. Don’t break a soul and then tell it to be happy. Don’t see the worst in a person and expect them to see the best in you. Don’t judge people and expect them to stand by your side. Don’t play with fire and expect to stay safe. Life is about giving and taking. You cannot expect to give bad and receive good. You cannot expect to give hate and receive love. So if you’re willing to make a positive change in your life,  you must be willing to be that change.”  ~ Najwa Zebian

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May 11, 2017

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All you PROMAXers remember SHANNA GREEN, right? She was Editorial Director of Brief Magazine and all the online goin’s on. She’s great. Well, she left PROMAX and went to doing fulltime PR and taking the slot Content Manager for Priya PR, always keeping her freelance writing shingle out. She’s wonderful if you haven’t figured that out yet. Now she’s been tapped to be Director of Communications for Anonymous Content, the company that is a real hybrid – talent, commercials, TV shows and more. The Western Washington University grad gets a big Well Dunne!

Think About This: “You need power only when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise, love is enough to get everything done.”  ~  Charlie Chaplin

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