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May 16, 2018

May 15, 2018 by     Comments Off on May 16, 2018    Posted under: Featured

A good heart and a sharp creative mind is the ideal combination for anybody in television according to me.  To point out an example of one such person embodying these two ideals, we need go no further than North Carolina, where RYAN POPE has been named CSD of WWAY in Wilmington. I’ll let him tell his own story and I want to hear a big Well Dunne! Ryan when you’re finished reading.  “After graduating from East Carolina University in 2005 with a BS in Communications, Video Production, I finally landed my first gig in TV in 2006.  I started at WWAY TV3 when it was located in Downtown Wilmington and started as a production assistant/live truck operator/morning photog.  After just a few months of giving it all I had, I got promoted to Promotions Manager/Creative Director.  It sure was tough jumping right into those shoes, but it gave me tons of valuable experience.  I got offered the same position at 41 NBC WMGT in Macon, GA in 2008 and packed up and left my home state.  41 NBC had no promotions department when I started and I was tasked at building the department from the ground up.  I have always been the “creative guy” and I also love to help people in need.  So over the years I developed a strategy to help those in need WITH my creativity.  The stations I have worked at were never number one in ratings, but we WERE number one in community service and using the power of TV to help the less fortunate.  I became heavily involved with The Salvation Army over the years and eventually left 41 NBC to work for them and get a break from the madness of small market TV.  Now, I am back at the place it all started and have a team of creative folks I am tasked at managing.  I can’t wait to get dug back into this wonderful Cape Fear area and think of ways to help those less fortunate with the power of TV!  I was awarded a community service award by the Mayor/City of Macon before I left for the “Blossoming Hearts” campaign I created and managed for many years.  It is my hope that I can develop some creative projects to execute for people in need around the NC Coast!”  Now that, Ladies and Gents, is one great guy. Well Dunne.

Job Alert – Director of Marketing and Audience Development WTXL Tallahassee

WTXL, the ABC Affiliate in Tallahassee, FL seeks a Director of Marketing and Audience Development (DMAD) to lead the station’s marketing department.  This role provides expertise and support to News, Digital, Sales and all other local content efforts for multiplatform creative strategies, and commercial production services.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is already a Director of Marketing, Marketing Director, or an experienced Promotion Manager, Creative Services Director, or Senior Producer ready for the next step in their career.

This individual is a hands-on leader, skilled in multi-platform marketing, outside media delivery, client creative services projects, and communications and community relations activities. Exceptional organizational and strategic thinking required to implement market research recommendations and achieve goals in audience development and revenue growth.  The DMAD manages a creative team to produce award-worthy, audience-motivating promotion that will expand the station’s rapidly-growing broadcast and digital media presence.

The DMAD is also responsible for the station’s overall marketing strategy, including outside media planning and buying, budgets and employee training modules. Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Film/Video or related field preferred.  Experience in a marketing leadership position required. Send creative reel demonstrating advanced knowledge of video production, especially Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and DSLR cinematography.

Qualified applicants only, apply online at https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com. Attach resume with cover letter, and link to your most recent work.  Drug screen and Motor Vehicle Record check required.  No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V

Think About This:  “When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

May 15, 2018

May 14, 2018 by     Comments Off on May 15, 2018    Posted under: Featured

Let’s start on the far west coast and work our way eastward this week, shall we? Seattle is pretty much the farthest west without leaving what the Alaskans call The Lower 48. And the soon-to-be FOX station currently Tribune (at least as of this writing….things change so very quickly Toto) has a new hire. Say hello to SCOTT KRAGELUND, now aboard Q13/JOE tv/Portland’s CW triopoly. Hmm, are all three going to FOX? Anyway, Scott is a TV guy who calls Spokane home. Yes Spokane home to the Spokane Indians baseball club. Scott has a sheepskin in broadcasting from Washington State U and went to work first as an intern then as a morning news show director at ABC affil KXLY. He loves punching live shows and did so for Q13 before taking a Redmond-WA based tech job as Video Production Manager. Like a lot of the tech companies, it shone brightly before losing sparkle and now, he’s using all the great experience to return to his old Seattle stomping grounds as their Creative Services Writer Producer. He gets to call SYD RUBIN boss and they all work and play well with former promo pro now GM PAM PEARSON and Marketing Honcho BRENT AYRES. Well Dunne! Scott!

Job Alert – Director of Affiliate Relatons and Media Shop LC Austin

Job AlertVice President, Marketing & Communications Houston Zoo Houston

Think About This:  “There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who, with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.”  ~  Pablo Picasso

May 14, 2018

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In a rut? Hate it? Want to get up in the morning and be excited about what your week will bring? Tired of being sick and tired? Perhaps the answer is a new job. Perhaps one of these will float your boat:

VP Creative Services

KTBC – Austin

Creative Services Director

WSFA – Montgomery

WNCN – Raleigh

KJRH – Tulsa

Marketing Director / Director of Marketing

WTXL – Tallahassee

WHLT – Hattiesburg

WBIR – Knoxville

WTSP – St Pete/Tampa

Promotion Manager

KRDO – Colorado Springs

Brand Manager

KIRO – Seattle

WHBQ – Memphis

Assistant Creative Services Director

WJCL – Savannah

Creative Director CBS TV Network LA

Creative Director Science Channel LA

Director Brand Creative TBS

Director of Marketing Jewelry Network Knoxville

Think About This:  “Marketing says: “The glass is full. Let’s throw a launch party.”  Product Development says “The glass is half full. It has many of the features we wanted.”  Finance says “The glass is half empty. There’s a lot of risk in this model.” Legal says “The glass is empty. Someone could drown or get cut on the glass.”  ~ Cartoonist.com

May 11, 2018

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Without the excellent efforts of the entertainment PR folks, the biz would be at a standstill. Yes it would. Entertainment PR folks are the best. And one of the best of the best has a new job to share with ya’ll. BRANDII TOBY-LEON is now part of Bullseye Communications. Her background with Scripps Nets out of Knoxville, Fox TV Stations, and TV One (there’s more, but these are the fun ones) will make her unstoppable. She’s a gem. Big Well Dunne! Brandii. Yes, there are two ‘i’s in her name.

Speaking of great PR types, keep an eye peeled for RAY ECKE who will be this blog’s reporter on the ground at PROMAX. Big Promax in NYC, of course. He’s so talented!

Job Alert – Promo producer WNCT Greenville NC

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer KAMR Amarillo

Think About This:“Anyone in a state of seeking can never be happy. Only those who are constantly finding are fulfilled. And finding is not something that happens to us—it is something we do.”  ~  Alan Cohen

May 4, 2018

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Lots going on in Kansas City, especially this time of year. Tornado watches and warnings were afoot when this post was being compiled, and we can say, luckily, it did not hurt people, just some signs and such. Scared them and all, yes. With half their market being on the Kansas side of the state line, a tornado is not all that rare. Think Dorothy and Toto. Bad weather finds the TV meteorologists in high demand; their skills and information essential. Lots of TV sets tuned in. One station in the market has two new promo helpers for the no doubt de rigueur POP. CSD MIKE STEWART has brought JILL BALLARD on board as his Assistant Creative Services Director and welcomed first-time-TV-job producer CHANCE PARSONS. Oh, the station is CBS affil KCTV, owned by Meredith.  Jill has come to to KC from Springfield, MO, where she got her degree from Missouri State U before she was a Producer and Director for KOLR. Bonus points if you know the former name of  Missouri State. Jill of late has been Digital Content Director at KRBK in Brad Pitt’s hometown. More on Chance when the weather is better…he’s been tied up. Let’s all give these two a big Well Dunne!

May the 4th be with you.

Think About This:  “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are in a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”  ~  Gandhi

May 3, 2018

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Adding just one word to a title is pretty amazing. Of course, one gets more responsibility as well as, if one is savvy, compensation. A company can only show its love via credit, compensation or perks. Everything else is just a gold sticker that gets tossed the end of the day. Anyway, the one word added to KEITH GRANT’s title at ABC Entertainment Marketing is…Executive. He is now Executive Creative Director, a step up from his Creative Director role at the network. The Ithaca College grad has also done creative for entertainment marketing agency Pongo and been On-Air Manager for Fox Sports. All in LA of course, darling! Big Well Dunne! to Keith!  Well deserved.

Does anybody like or even understand the marketing idea behind the Volkswagen spot where the world is ending via a meteor and the couple keep putting stuff into the back of their car? Asking for a friend.

Think About This:  “You might think you don’t matter in this world, but because of you, someone has a favorite mug to drink their tea out of each morning that you bought them.  Someone hears a song on the radio and it reminds them of you. Someone has read a book you recommended to them and gotten lost in its pages. Someone’s remembered a joke you told them and smiled to themselves on the way to work. Someone’s tried on a top and felt beautiful because you complimented them on it.  Someone has a memory that makes them grin that involves you. Someone now likes themselves a little bit because you made a passing comment that made them feel good. Never think you don’t make an impact; your fingerprints can’t be wiped away from the little marks of kindness that you’ve left behind.”  ~  no idea but this is gorgeous.

April 30, 2018

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STEPHEN CRONCOTA’s resume reads like a list of the most fabulous things: Versace, Escada, Kendall-Jackson wines…and the best of the TV world. Now this globe-trotting marketing pro has a new and very interesting role dealing with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, which this writer has struggled to understand and is still on the fence. However, Ambrosus is committed to it and Stephen is their CMO. Best part is it’s in Italy, so he doesn’t have to venture far from his Milan digs where he had been CMO of Versace. The man moved to Italy after being in Munich as CMO for Escada and before that Santa Monica where he was EVP CMO for Game Show Network, which goes by GSN. The Middlebury grad has handled marketing for Conde Nast, E! Network, Warner Bros and Turner. Totally jealous of these wonderful slots! And very happy for him and his new onw. One, two, three…Well Dunne! Stephen.

Job Alert – Creative Writer Producer WTKR Norfolk VA

Job Alert – Producer/Editor Newsy Chicago/Cincinnati/Columbia MO

Job Alert – Director Brand Creative TBS Atlanta

Think About This:  “I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.”  ~  John Gotti

April 27, 2018

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New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind place. Unlike any other place on the planet, New Orleans has a beauty, a pace and a presence that is its own. From the beignets to the Mardi Gras parades, NOLA is an experience, not a location. No wonder JOE CADWELL jumped at the chance to stay instead of taking his considerable video talents elsewhere. The Metarie man is the newest addition to the creative team at WGNO, the Tribune ABC affiliate. CSD JEFF FUNK saw the talent and has given Joe his first TV job, which he’s already tackled successfully. Joe’s background has been with agencies and doing video for any number of NO entities. The best part was he never gets lost. He knows his way around the Crescent City – and he knows how to pronounce all the names. It’s a NOLA thing those names. Nonetheless, make the new guy feel at home with a big Well Dunne! Joe.

Job Alert – Director of Marketing Jewelry Television Knoxville

Think About This:  “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”  ~  The Talmud

April 26, 2018

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What’s your favorite song about Memphis? A musical town of renown, Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn comes immediately to mind, right?. And it describes PETE GEORGE’s activity as of today…he’ll be walking in Memphis. And driving, and eating and working. Working where? Glad you asked. He’s the new Audience Development and Brand Manager for Raycom’s WMC, the NBC affil in the town branded Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll. Pete’s coming over from Scripps’ KJRH in Tulsa where he’s been wrangling the marketing since he arrived from Pittsburgh’s Sinclair duop. A Penn State grad, he’s worked for FOX in Chicago as well as in Tampa and Orlando. Yes, doing promo, marketing, audience development, and whatever buzzword we’re calling it now. Did we mention he’s a great guy? Well, there’s that as well as his artistic talents. Enjoy the fine bar-b-q that Memphis is noted for and definitely hang on Beale Street when you want blues, Pete. Big Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Creative Services Writer Producer WREG Memphis

Job Alert – Marketing Producer KUSA Denver

Job Market – Marketing Content Producer (Topical) WBRZ Baton Rouge

Job Opening – Marketing Director WTXL Tallahassee

Think About This:  “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”  ~  Indian Proverb

April 25, 2018

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What do you say about a talented protégé whose work you’ve admired for many years…when that person announces they are retiring. How can that be? Retiring? Yes, it’s true…retiring. Using the “R” word is JIM ROTHSCHILD, currently Station Manager of legendary WRAL in Raleigh. Jim is a St. Louis man who has two stations on his resume: KMOX (now KMOV) and WRAL. That, my friends, is what is known as totally solid. Perhaps there’s a short stint at KTVI in St. Louis, but that’s just foggy memory. Hearing he’s retiring is dispiriting. Some people are like Atticus Finch…they’re always there. Jim is following the lead of current WRAL GM STEVE HAMMEL, who is handing in his GM biz cards and using the “R” word himself. April is when Jim steps away. Between the two men there is approximately 80-plus years of experience. Be impressed. There aren’t cap letters or colors to indicate how sincere and deep this is: Well Dunne! Jim.

Job Alert – Creative Director Science Channel LA job#19632

Job Alert – Promotion Manager KRDO Colorado Springs

Job Alert – Supervising Producer KTLA LA

Job Alert  Promo Writer Producer WDSU New Orleans

WDSU-TV, in New Orleans, has a rare opening for a Promotion Writer/Producer to write, shoot, edit and design promotion for all media platforms. This position is responsible for producing station image promotion for all platforms that advances our brand and gets noticed in a competitive market. This person will write, produce and creatively execute daily news promos and assist in the execution of street team events, station campaigns, and marketing projects. This person will also assist the promotions department in other duties, as assigned.  If you are highly-creative and are motivated with a great attitude, then this job could be ideal for you!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Produce, write, shoot and edit compelling on-air promos and image campaigns from start to finish that generate viewer interest to increase the brand awareness and ratings for all multi-platforms.
  • Organizing, overseeing and executing projects from concept through delivery, directing and supervising video editors, production crews, and talent.
  • Create, update and enhance station on-air image, entertainment promos and graphics- this includes daily program episodes for air.
  • Produce and execute community outreach events, including on-air promotion and event planning/execution.
  • Assist with street team vehicle and events.
  • Hands-on editing and online editing supervision
  • Contribution to brainstorms across all departments        

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 3 years Television experience required.
  • Experience with Adobe applications such as After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photo Shop a must.
  • Related military experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Working knowledge of ENPS preferred.
  • Working knowledge of production processes including non-linear editing.
  • Proficient in cinematography and lighting.
  • Demonstrated ability to write compelling, conversational copy.
  • Strong image and promotion writing skills.
  • Must work well under extreme deadlines.
  • Must have flexible work schedule including nights and weekends as needed.
  • Must be creative and a team player.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or some college preferred.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

Think About This:  “Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. You can let people down and still be worthwhile and deserving of love. Everyone has disappointed someone they care about. Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes. Not because we’re inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we’re imperfect and fundamentally human. Expecting anything different is setting yourself up for failure.”  ~  Daniell Koeke

copyright2018 / Bacon/WellDunne

April 20, 2018

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A this-and-that, how did the week fly by catch-all today. Let’s start with JENNY DOLPH, the very talented writer producer for LARRY WATZMAN at WBNS in Columbus. Now Jenny is the very engaged lady, having said yes while on a tropical vacation. SO excited. All happiness Jenny.

From the Best GM Ever side of the fence comes the nicest story about KMOV’s MIKE MURPHY. With a great Irish name like that, you know he’s got that special spark and to show it, Mr. M was the kind gentleman who stopped and changed a flat tire for a stranded motorist on the notorious Highway 44 in St. Louis. He could have motored by and hit his office overlooking the Arch, but he stopped and, despite the zooming traffic (St. Louis drivers are anything but slow) he did a good deed. The lady in question was an oncology nurse. And a die hard watcher of KMOV. She sent the nicest email to MEGAN HANNIGAN ORF who posted it. A huge Well Dunne! to Mike. Let’s all find a way to pay it forward this Friday.

Job Alert – Promotion Producer WRC Washington DC job40296BR

Anybody see that Bob Woodward of Deep Throat fame is teaching a Master Class on Investigative Reporting? Yeah that does sound interesting.

Think About This:  Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.”  ~ Emmanuel Swedenborg

April 18, 2018

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Ah Spring. When the world is awash in newness, in flowers and freshness – and the hunt continues for producers across the land. Just where are all the TV producers that were once abundant? Are they about to be put on an endangered species list? Well, maybe. This would be the ideal time and place to hawk the producer training offered by the one and only Well Dunne! group but that is far too crass even in times of Trump. So here the list and there will be more to come. BTW, for those of you who have spring in the brain, remember that Well Dunne! Talent is the place to go for a VOICE and not just jobs. Carry on.

KERO – Bakersfield

WPTV – Palm Beach (work with JAMES GRIFFEL)

WTAE – Pittsburgh*

WSAV – Savannah*

WIVB – Buffalo*

WLKY – Louisville

WYFF – Greenville SC

KSWB – Salinas

KOCO – Oklahoma City

WPBF – Palm Beach

KSNT – Topeka

KING – Seattle

WLBT – Jackson, MS
WMAQ – Chicago*

WJZ – Baltimore

WRC – Washington DC

OH…correction. The VP Creative job in Hartford is NOT at NBC but at the Tribune FOX affil there, which is WTIC. Was told all is forgiven…

Think About This:  “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and and conscientious stupidity”  ~  Dr. Martin Luther King

April 17, 2018

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Well, there are indeed jobs – in some great markets. And so, with that in mind, and not questioning why some jobs have gone nearly a year without being filled (we all know which ones they are)…here ya go.

VP

KTBC – Austin

KTRK – Houston

WVIT – Hartford

Audience Development/CSD/Director of Marketing

WAPT – Jackson MS

WKYC – Cleveland

WTSP – Tampa/St Pete

WBIR – Knoxville

KOVR – Sacramento

WLOX – Biloxi

WMC – Memphis

WSFA – Montgomery

WSVN – Miami

WNCN – Raleigh

KBOI – Boise

WTVY – Dothan

WHIT – Hattiesburg

Creative Director

KPNX – Phoenix

KSDK – St Louis

Assistant Cretive Services Director

WJCL – Savannah

Brand Manager / Promotions Manager

KIRO – Seattle

WHBQ – Memphis (with with Ron DeJoseph!)

WBNS – Columbus

WXMI – Grand Rapids

WVNS – Ghent WVa

KNST – Topeka

  • Creative Director CBS Television Network Los Angeles
  • Originals Creative Director Netflix Beverly Hills

Think About This:  “The women who I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because s**t worked out. They got that way because s**t went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.”  ~  Elizabeth Gilbert

April 11, 2018

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If you were to pass away today, what would you want people to say about you? Remember about who you were and what you did on the planet? The sad news that JOANI LIVINGSTON has passed away has touched some people very deeply. A former promo colleague of hers at CBS affil KWTX in Waco, BILL CASTELLO, wrote the following about this highly talented and generous lady who was running her own business, where her talents were touching hearts. God bless her.

“You loved to tell stories. Whether it was a newscast, a sales presentation, an educational video, or a world changing documentary. You saw a story in everything and in everyone. You made working at KWTX special. You taught us how to make good television and you made us feel like one of your family. Because we were. So many times I told you I can’t. Every single time you told me I could and should. You always made me feel like I could do anything. You were my champion and my encourager. So I will tell a story about an angel named Joani to everyone who will listen. And I will encourage others like you encouraged me. Your love and legacy will live on in all of the people you touched and changed. I will never forget you. I can’t wait to see you again someday.”

Think About This:  “Have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”  ~  Anais Nin (on Joani Livingston’s FB page.)

April 10, 2018

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What happens when two extremely talented and high energy TV marketing types throw in together? Major creative fireworks that will continue to make Jacksonville’s WJXT one of the best stations in the country. CSD SHERRY CARPENTER has tapped DAVID MOTT to be the newest member of her team. Official title – Creative Manager. David, originally a Florida guy who had pretty much determined not to go back (humidity and flying roaches were not mentioned but inferred) changed his mind because of the new lady boss and the way Graham Media runs the independent. He’ll be starting the very end of April. Yes, he’ll miss the mountains (Florida types are always in awe of mountains, as well they should be) but he’s already packing for his new chapter. Mr. M, if you remember, is a new major favorite due to his sense of humor. People, laughing is good. Consider adding more to your life. He’ll be leaving the CSD slot at WVNS in West Virginia. So kick off your Tuesday with a Well Dunne! David.

Job Alert – Creative Director CBS Television Network REF#: 30647 LA

Think About This:  “The best memories come from bad ideas done with best friends.”  ~ the internet

Copyright 2018 © Bacon/Well Dunne

April 6, 2018

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Don’t you just love Philadelphia. Besides the cream cheese, Philly is home to outstanding food, historical one-of-a-kinds, gorgeous neighborhoods, quaint and expansive shopping, an active arts life, and great people. From the Main Line to the sketchy neighborhood where Anthony Bourdain found a to-die-for Thai soup place, Philly rocks. When you call it home, you never really wander, even if you don’t live there for years. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to find a job that allows creative expression AND is in Philly. That brings us to HENRY VAZQUEZ, who is a Philly man and is returning to the City of Brotherly Love at the end of the month. Sadly, his talents and leadership skills will be lost to the world of TV but he’ll be joining a former TV marketing pro in his new slot. Henry’s going home to be Creative Services Director for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, working with former NBC CSD LAUREN BACIGALUPI. It’s been five years since Henry got to do day-to-day there, and his wife is going to be much happier now that they’re no longer splitting their zip codes. Henry has a stellar TV marketing background as VP Director of Brand and Digital Development at Hartford’s WTIC, CSD at Vegas’ KLAS, and Promo Manager at WCAU. The man has interned at Paramount through the WGA and written all kinds of marketing for the folks in Philly TV. He even has an MBA…he reads all the time. Yep, he does. Obviously a favorite, let’s all shout Well Dunne! Henry.

Job Alert – CSD KBOI/KYUU Boise

Think About This:  “They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But everytime she laughs, I’m the one who falls in love.”  ~ Tommy Ferraris

Copyright 2018 Bacon/WellDunne

April 5, 2018

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Adventures come in all sizes and shapes…and they present themselves at times when we sometimes don’t expect them. Enter attitude. With the right attitude, they become life changing and joy producing. Yeah, that does sound a little over the top, but it’s actually true. ERIK CANDIANI has the right positive attitude as he embraces a new adventure that sees his family become trés modern. Bi-coastal actually. Mr. C is headed from the west coast to the east coast. Adieu VP Creative at KTVU in the Bay Area and Aloha to Raycom’s NBC affil WWBT in Richmond, VA. GM KYM GRINNAGE and he got along, to quote Forrest Gump, like peas and carrots, which leads to ERIK’s new role wrangling the creative staff in the city where they know the value of southern hospitality. He’s been CSD or VP Creative in Minneapolis and Denver plus was at KTLA in LA as well as KOVR in Sacramento. This will be an adventure – east of the Mississippi. Erik is a writer who turns out screenplays and has more energy than one can summon on a normal day. Great to hear it’s all going to be magnolia-covered and happy as soon as he drives all the way across the country. Now THAT is how you get the pulse of what’s going on. Huge Well Dunne! Erik.

Job Alert – VP Director of Brand and Digital Development  WTIC Hartford

Job Alert – CSD WNCN Raleigh

Think About This:  “Thre is no certainty; there is only adventure.”  ~  Roberto Assagioli

Copyright ©2018 Kate Bacon/WellDunne!

April 3, 2018

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Ah spring, when a young man’s fancy turns to love. And said man gets an engagement ring and asks his love to make it permanent. It happened just this weekend in Memphis when MIKE CUNNINGHAM popped the question. Mike is the CSD at Nexstar’s ABC affil, WATN, in the city that houses both a pyramid and Graceland. Of course, his intended said yes, thus becoming his intended. Everybody is all smiles and happiness. Mike is a Purdue grad who has done TV for such stations as KCCI in Des Moines and KTUL in Tulsa. Has a wicked sense of humor, and a gorgeous fiancé. Well Dunne! soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. C.

Meanwhile, as life does, another soul has been called away. Let us all send our condolences and kind thoughts to ZOHRA ALNOOR POWANDA, who spins promo magic for WJLA in DC. Her father passed away….and he had the kindest eyes. He’ll be watching over his wonderful daughter from heaven.

Think About This:  “Every so often your loved one will open the door from Heaven, and visit you in a Dream. Just to say “Hello” and to remind you they are still with you, just in a different day.”

Copyright©2018 KateBacon/WellDunne!

April 2, 2018

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Some birthdays are more memorable than others. This particular birthday for JIM KOONCE is memorable is that he’s alive and well, which was utterly challenged when he was involved in a head-on car crash on the eve of his cake-with-candles day. He walked away in one piece and will no doubt remember this birthday for more than presents and a number. Jim is Promotion and Production Manager at Apple Valley’s KAPP-KVEW in Kennewick, WA. He’s made his mark serving on ABC promo boards as well as heading up creative at KTNV in Las Vegas KGUN in Tucson, KXLY in Spokane, KCPQ in Seattle and KVOS in Bellingham. He even spent time in Alaska as owner and GM of KVOK in Kodiak. Talk about adventure…that might be his middle name. Happy Birthday and Well Dunne! Jim.

In the South, they have this wonderful thing called Easter Monday. It extends Easter one more day and you don’t have to work. Hope you are observing it…Well Dunne! is.

Think About This: “Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.”  ~  Sitting Bull

March 29, 2018

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Lovely LEAH MAYS is about to save a lot of time, a lot of gas and gas money, as well as wear and tear on her car. She’s returning to Raycom’s WLOX in Biloxi as the Brand Manager. She’s been commuting from her Oceanside home there to Hattiesburg for the last few years. The 75 miles drive takes about an hour. Hattiesburg is home to CBS affil WHLT where she helmed the marketing,and creative. Except for her first job in Bismark, ND (where she went to college), Ms. Leah has been in love with the Gulf Coast and has worked doing broadcast and station marketing for Meridian’s WGBC and Gulfport’s WXXV. Sticking closer to the ocean is going to be a real “ahhhh” feeling. A great big Well Dunne! Leah.

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Job Alert – Director of Marketing and Audience Development WSFA Montgomery

WSFA NEWS 12, the #1 brand in Montgomery, Alabama seeks a Director of Marketing and Audience Development to lead the station’s marketing department. This role provides expertise and support to News, Digital, Sales and all other local content efforts for multiplatform creative strategies, and commercial production services for WSFA.

  • This is the perfect role for someone who is currently a Director of Marketing, Marketing Director, Creative Services Director, Promotion Manager and/or Senior Producer looking for the next move in their career.
  • This individual is a hands-on leader, skilled in multi-platform marketing, outside media delivery, client creative services projects, and communications and community relations activities. Exceptional organizational and strategic thinking required to implement market research recommendations and achieve goals in audience development and revenue growth.
  • The Director of Marketing and Audience Development manages a creative team to produce award-worthy, audience-motivating promotion that will expand the station’s rapidly-growing broadcast and digital media presence. The Director of Marketing and Audience Development is also responsible for the station’s overall marketing strategy, including outside media planning and buying, budgets and employee training modules.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Film/Video or related field preferred. 2 years’ experience in a marketing leadership position preferred. Send creative reel demonstrating advanced knowledge of video production, especially Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and DSLR cinematography. Qualified applicants only, apply online and attach resume, cover letter, and link to your most recent work.  Drug screen and Motor Vehicle Record check required. EOE-M/F/D/V
  • https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/8335/marketing-director/job

Spring is when nature wakes from a dormant state and reaffirms life in colorful, vibrant ways. It’s much like beginning a new job. That’s why Well Dunne! blog is so much fun to write. Getting to share and then share again the excitement and anticipation of newness…possibility. Happy Spring! Keep moving forward (Bacon motto).

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March 23, 2018

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PRODUCER LIST (3-22)

KERO – Bakersfield*

WPTV – Palm Beach*

WTAE – Pittsburgh*

WFTS – Tampa*

WSAV – Savannah*

WEHT – Henderson KY

WIVB – Buffalo*

KOIN – Portland

WYFF – Greenville SC

KSNT – Topeka

KING – Seattle

WTXL – Tallahassee

WLBT – Jackson, MS

WMAQ – Chicago*

WJZ – Baltimore

Golf Channel – Orlando

 

Job Alert – Freelance Podcast Producer WRAL Raleigh

Think About This:  “If you avoid war to keep the peace, you ignite war within yourself.”  ~ Louise Thompson