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March 13, 2017

Mar 12, 2017 by     Comments Off on March 13, 2017    Posted under: Featured

So many people written about here on the Well Dunne! blog are Promo Cowboys, the name BARRY FITZSIMMONS tabbed for creatives who switch markets in order to spin their marketing magic.  Every now and then, there’s a very notable exception to that rule. Someone who grabs the golden ring and finds a great job with the right people; matching ideas about how business should be. One of those golden ring people is SHELLY SMITH LESLIE, who, come this June 2, will celebrate 30 years with Capital Broadcasting Company, the owners of WRAL in Raleigh. For the last 25 years, Shelly has been part and then leader of the people who make WRAL one of the most successful stations in the country – the marketing folks. And now, in honor of the success and longevity Shelly has achieved, she will be stepping up to a new title and new duties – General Manager of Audience Development. It’s a new division for Capital, one in which Shelly will be identifying  new audiences for new platforms, expanding their video digital footprint and, of course, putting some green in the bank. VERY exciting. I talk to nearly everybody over the course of a year, and Shelly has the unique distinction of being the happiest person in the biz. The first time we talked, that’s the impression she left…lucky and a lady who, indeed, got the gold ring. It’s been a very good couple of months for the avid bicycler. This is the cherry on the whipped cream on the cupcake called Capital. The biggest Well Dunne! coming to you Shelly.


Job Alert – Creative Services Director WRAL Raleigh

(Note: Shelly birthed this baby 25 years ago, so anybody applying better be ready to be The Best)


Think About This: “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”  ~  Steve Jobs


Copyright 2017 / WellDunne-KateBacon

March 9, 2017

Mar 8, 2017 by     Comments Off on March 9, 2017    Posted under: Featured

When it comes to living in the most exciting, ideal US markets, KELLY DONNELL wins.  Kelly is trading in the temperate seaside beach-y perfect San Diego for the adventuresome, outdoorsy energy of Denver. He’s the new Creative Services Director of Tribune’s KDVR, Fox in the Mile High City. He’s transitioning for Tribune, which is where he was in San Diego – at the Fox affiliate. The Florida Gator by education really has lived and worked in the best cities: Honolulu, New Orleans, Chicago, NYC, San Francisco and Tucson. Come on…those are fabulous places. He’s a lucky man. And a talented one. A great big Rocky Mountain Well Dunne! Kelly

 

Remember last December when B&C named Cleveland’s MICKI BYRNES the GM of the year? Well, Ms. Micki did it again and nabbed the GM of the year for the Tegna chain. She’s a former promo pro who is obviously one fab leader at WKYC. Does that give any of you big chains any ideas? No? Why the heck not? Yeah, you know who you are…

 

 

The gates of heaven have been swinging wide open of late. Word comes via RONN KILBY that voice talent DOUG PAUL has passed away in the Atlanta area. If you want info on the memorial, etc, please let me know. Doug had a one-of-a-kind sound and you have all heard him on the many promos he did for networks across many decades. God bless you, Doug.



And yes, there was no WOMAN WRITING done yesterday. It was a day without…


Think About This:  “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”  ~ Albert Einstein



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March 7, 2017

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 Moving Boxes: $47.95  Bubble Wrap and tape: $29.57   Guys who load furniture into moving truck: $250  Living close to your two sons: Priceless. Yep, that describes TERRY KOWALSKI’s life right now. He’s packing up in Pittsburgh and heading to New York, where a new job and his children await. Doesn’t get better…you can hear it in his voice. Terry’s headed to Utica, where he’ll be CSD the Nexstar’s ABC/FOX operation WUTR/WFXV. Terry’s been in TV and loves it almost as much as PETE BARRETT. The two of them would never stop talking TV if they sit together. While he’s been looing around, Terry studied and got his Masters in Public Relations from Kent State U. It all boils down to family, doesn’t it. It really does. He loves ice hockey, snow mobiling and all other kinds of sports that he can enjoy with the boys. I’m sure you join me in saying Well Dunne! Terry.

 Think About This:  “See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see.”  ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

Copyright 2017 / Bacon

 

March 6, 2017

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It would be nice if you could read this when things are quiet. When you’re alone and other people’s energy isn’t bumping into yours. When you are at peace and feel connected with the love that flows through the world. Read it on a monitor instead of your cell phone, so each word has the actual space it needs to make its meaning felt. That would be nice. Because it’s about the loss of another creative light in the world. If you were lucky, you got to see the photos that PATRICK BALDWIN took. He had ‘an eye’ and his subjects always shared their truth with the viewer. That trait no doubt was the driving force in his work doing TV promo for Hearst. He was in Boston and Milwaukee at their operations. Patrick was a Midwest guy…who went to college at SIU-Carbondale. Handsome and talented, he was known to give people a chance – their first ‘break’. He had many friends because he was always encouraging and interested – known for sending a kind word when most needed. He had been living out in Northern Cali and passed away at his home there. Like so many, his world had recently been impacted by uncontrollable events. His reaction was simple and wise: pray. Please say a prayer for Patrick. What a sight it would be if he could share his pictures of angels, who are no doubt lining up, with their prettiest halos, waiting to have him capture their smiles. Peace.


 

Think About This:  “A Sufi holy man was asked what forgiveness is. He said “it is the fragrance that flowers give when they are crushed.”  ~  Unknown

March 3, 2017

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CHRIS SLOAN just promoted NIKKI COLOMA to General Manager, Senior Director of Operations at his Miami-based (uber) creative shop 2C Creative. She’s been with the expanding shop since ’09 and has also earned Associate Producer stripes for A&E’s The First 48 as well as CMT’s Danger Coast. Lucky lady has always enjoyed living in south Florida and is a Gator by diploma. Well Dunne! Nikki.


It’s not officially available yet..you have to wait til the 7th, but DAN BLANK has a new book coming out and the title is definitely intriguing: Be the Gateway A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Creative Work and Engaging an Audience. I know – those who feel writing and art are their strengths should click and get it now. Kindle version? But of course. Well Dunne! 


Think About This:  Regarding a typewriter: “each one stamps into paper a permanent trail of imagination through keys, hammers, cloth and dye – a softer version of chiseling words into stone”. ~ Tom Hanks

 

Yes, STILL copyrighted

 

March 2, 2017

Mar 1, 2017 by     Comments Off on March 2, 2017    Posted under: Featured

Whether March came in like a lion or not, change is in the air more than we can express. With that in mind, perhaps some change is in your mind as well…hence, here’s some opportunities that might spark your next adventure:


VP

WRC – DC

WTVJ – Miami

WTIC – Hartford

 

CSD Slots:

WCHS – Charleston WV

KOKI – Tulsa

KSWB – San Diego

KNTV – Las Vegas


Director of Marketing and Promotion

WIVB – Buffalo


Director of Marketing

Disney Junior – Burbank

KVUE – Austin

WWSB – Sarasota


Brand Manager/Ops Manager

WITN – Greenville NC


Brand Manager

WVEC – Norfolk


Promotion Director

KSNW – Wichita

   

Assistant CSD Slots:

WDSU – New Orleans

WXII – Winston Salem

KETV – Omaha


Promotion Manager

KSNW – Wichita


Creative Services Manager

WLAX/WEAU – La Crosse


Marketing Manager

WPTA – Ft Wayne


Digital Marketing Manager

WLOX – Biloxi


Creative Director

Showtime – NYC


Think About This:  “Honesty is the fastest way to precent a mistake from turning into a failure.”  ~ James Altucher

 

March 1, 2017

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Remember reading about people going from shore to mountains…well, here is the second example, and a handsome one at that. BYRON PFORDTE has traded Myrtle Beach on the Atlantic for Boise’s foothills, which are foothills to the Rocky Mountains so they’re drawn with a broad brush. Gorgeous. And that air he’s breathing…clean. He’s a southern man who is giving the west a go, heading up the creative at Sinclair’s CBS/CW duop  KBOI/KYUU. He started out in front of the camera as a reporter at WEAR in Pensacola before producing commercials and directing at WXLV in Winston-Salem. He got into web development in that area before being named Art Director back at WXLV.  Their GM must be a peach. He headed down to Greenville, SC (not to be confused with Greensboro NC or Greenville NC…whew!) to write and produce promos for FOX Carolina before taking the CSD slot in Myrtle Beach.  He’s gonna bring a lot to the table in Boise…gonna be great to watch.  Well Dunne! Byron.


Ouch…did the ABC announcer for the post-spech last night have a cold or….something….ouch! Just terrible.


Think About This:  "May I be medicine for those who are sick, a partner for those who are lonely, a bridge for those who need to cross over, and a light for those who are blind."   ~  A prayer of the Bodhisattva

February 28, 2017

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Southern living isn’t just a magazine with great recipes and striking decorating ideas. Southern living is the pace, social mores and lovely lilt to life lived south of the Mason Dixon line…where thank you notes are still a thing and calling on neighbors to sit and chat over iced tea is done regularly. Getting his first taste of genteel southern life is PETER NOLL, who is the newest resident of Meridian, Mississippi. Besides unpacking from his move from California, PETER’s dance card will be full, what with him being the new Group Director of Marketing and Promotions for Waypoint Media. He’s wrangling Waypoint’s TV stations in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Indiana. Peter has worked in marketing and as GM in Tulsa at KJRH, Bakersfield at KERO, WEWS in Cleveland … all after starting at KHOU in Houston. Normally, this is where we say Well Dunne! Peter, but let’s put a southern spin on it and say Well Dunne! Ya’ll.


Job Alert – Producer The Morning Blend KGUN Tuscon (tell ANDY SCHWABE hi!)


There’s nothing liberating, encouraging, exciting or smart about putting people in boxes and not letting them go. Sure, there’s the literal meaning with the accompanying legal repercussions, but the reality in most cases is the aggravating everyday practice of funneling talent into a box they’re already in and not allowing growth. More clearly, if you aren’t doing exactly a certain job phrased in the exact language used in an ad, then you have zero chance of even making a case to do the job in question. In other words, you’re in a box with no clear supportive development path. It stinks and it has to stop. Nobody finds their higher and best self in repetition. More on this to come…along with a very exciting announcement. Stay tuned.


 Think About This:  “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”  ~ Gloria Steinem


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


 

February 27, 2017

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There’s a lot of movement happening… people moving from the mountains to the coast and vice versa. Three major shifts…does that make a trend? It is a pattern – perhaps it might develop into something interesting.  Shift No. 1 is DENNISON HOWARD, a native of Colorado Springs, Born and raised in The Springs, one of the most beautiful places in the country, Dennison is a born storyteller. Started telling stories via his roll as a news cameraman. First at KRDO and then KOAA. He was exceptional behind the lens…was assigned to all the important projects. It wasn’t until his then-CSD SYDNEY RUBIN saw something special and brought him into her department. He loved it…flourished (she’s quite the instructor and mentor) and now he’s on his way to Seattle where he’ll be a writer producer for her team at KCPQ, Tribune’s Fox affiliate. I see a lot more seafood in his future and even more exciting work coming out of the station. He begins March 19. Well Dunne! Dennison.


Think About This:  "Every one of us alone has the power to direct the course of our lives by choosing what actions we will or won’t take. While sometimes it’s easier to believe you don’t have a choice, the reality is that you always have a choice to behave differently." ~  Francine Ward


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

February 22, 2017

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Talk about timing. It’s as important as Location, and in this case it’s a matter of Timing meeting Location resulting in – Mardi Gras! New Orleans, baby! Where the good times roll, the masks are on, the krewes are flinging beads and wearing crowns…and everybody is living it up as only they can. It’s the ideal time to get a job at Tegna’s NBC affil WWL TV, and that’s exactly what NICK CHABARRIA has done. He’s the new Marketing/Promotions Producer for Marketing Director JOSHUA MEZA and the creative department –  and it’s all happened just in time for Shrove Tuesday. Nick calls Oak Lawn, Illinois home, which means he’s a Chicago guy. He went to Mizzou’s revered Journalism school and got a degree. He, of course, did work at KOMU in Columbia while in school as well as studied in Argentina and helped refugees. Great guy alert.  For the last two years, he’s been in front of the camera as a multimedia journalist for KFVS, the Raycom CBS in Cape Girardeau in the southeast corner of the Show Me state. He’s going to be a big asset to the department with insights because he’s ‘been there’. Well Dunne! Nick. 


Think About This:  “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.”  ~  Shannon Adler


it’s copyrighted so move along

February 21, 2017

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Pittsburgh is quite amazing…besides being home to several Well Dunne! Talent voices (and all round fun professionals!) it’s where radio first signed on the air, where The Avengers was filmed, and it home to the Robot Hall of Fame. No, really it is. With that in mind, it’s no wonder COLIN WILES is happy to be returning to his hometown. Colin is going to be the new News Brand Producer for TRACY OLIVER at Hearst’s WTAE. Colin is a grad of Slippery Rock State University, which has to be one of the most original names for, well, for anything let alone an institution of higher learning. This isn’t Colin’s first gig…but it will see him changing departments, leaving behind the news and being part of the marketing team. Excellent – he’ll be learning from Tracy who is a whiz! He’s been putting the news together down in Fort Smith, Arkansas for Tribune-owned KSFM, the CBS affil. Well Dunne! Colin.


Job Alert – Director of Marketing Disney Junior Burbank


Think About This:  “The seven social sins are: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle.”  ~ Frederick Lewis Donaldson from his sermon in Westminster Abbey London on March 20, 1925.


it’s copyrighted so move along

 

February 17, 2017

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What a long, slog of a week. But, from every face plant to the canvas, we rise…and better, bigger adventures greet us. Mold our growth. So, with that in mind, let’s focus at some fun things from promo types here and there, like WAHEED ALQAWASMI, late of TV promo at FOX in Memphis (Cox’s WHBQ) . He‘s in Oxford, Mississippi this weekend with his film, Lives Restarted for the Oxford Film Fest. It’s a documentary about Holocaust survivors…how they survived the camps, made their way here to the US, to Memphis specifically. How they restarted their lives…rose up. Can’t wait to see it – it’s more important now than ever. If you’re anywhere near Mississippi, go.  Well Dunne! Waheed.


The List’s Social Media guru LAUREL PORTIE doesn’t just go home and collapse in a heap on the sofa. No no no. She and her partner have She Bikes, a line of shirts for ladies who love to cycle…it’s great. And, since I’m not in government, I can tell you to buy one or two. Hit up Laurel or me for details.


Next time, we’ll introduce the new News Brand Manager at WTAE in Pittsburgh. Yehaw! Til then stay warm or head south. Well Dunne! everyone for surviving the week.


Think About This:  "Composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet, sage, these are the makers of the after-world, the architects of heaven." ~ James Allen


Don’t even think about it…it’s copyrighted.

February 13, 2017

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From the Life After TV section of our world (which is getting larger as the days go by…and is now a preferred destination by many who shall remain nameless but are very talented..) comes news about former promo pro MARC ROBERTZ SCHWARTZ. He left TV after heading up creative and doing promo for stations like NBC in Miami, WMAR and WBAL in Baltimore, and what was called WJKS in Jacksonville…went out on his own and of course used his talents in video and marketing. He founded a TV operation in The Villages, just north of Orlando. Yes, he’s a Florida Gator and who doesn’t miss winters in the sunshine state? Cut to the chase…his Hometown Health TV (Red Apples Media) has been honored by his alma mater as one of the 100 most successful Gator-run/founded businesses. Very cool. A big deal and well deserved. A big Well Dunne! Marc.


Job Alert – Creative Producer Netflix Beverly Hills


Job Alert – Creative Services Manager WLAX/WEUX La Crosse WI


Think About This:  "The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead." ~ Robert Brault

 

Yes, it is copyrighted so don’t even think about it.

 

February 9, 2017

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Down in lovely Palm Beach, where The Season is in full swing, comes word of a lady who’s retiring from the TV world, which is great news for her but not so much for the clients, station and viewers of WPTV. CHARLENE MAVILLE is closing the door of her office on Friday. She’s been a producer and marketing coordinator, and she’s amazing. Happy clients. Smooth operations. Ideal. A multi-tasker extraordinaire, Charlene’s been with WPTV for 18 years. You have all day today to hit her up and tell her that she’ll be missed, and she should savor every day doing what she wants, client free! Big smile. Well Dunne! Charlene


Job Alert – WBTV’s ROBBY THOMAS has three openings…his people keep getting promoted. All in Charlotte NC

Motion Graphic Designer

Marketing Producer

Digital Marketing Manager

 

Think About This:  ““Be such a person, and live such a life, that if every person were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God’s Paradise.”
~Phillips Brooks

 

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

February 7, 2017

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TONY PIERCE isn’t in Kansas anymore. He went to college there…at Washburn where he studied Marketing. He worked in Kansas as Production Manager – twice – first at Topeka’s WIBW then at KTMJ. He was Promotion Manager at Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City. But now he’s moved to Florida heading up his first Creative Services Director job at Scripps’ WFTX, FOX in Ft. Myers. Trading sunflowers for palm trees. Most gorgeous market for a very busy guy. Well Dunne! Tony.


More good news, which the people affected by the recent tornadoes in the southeast are going to love. You know about WDAM’s Pine Belt Strong telethon, which also had a big hand from Jackson, Mississippi’s WLBT, Biloxi’s WLOX and Memphis’ WMC. Another Raycom station, WALB in Albany, GA held a one day phone bank that raised more than $202,000. Called Rise Up for Recovery – Give for South Georgia Tornado Relief.  The telethon is ongoing…which means you can go online and continue to donate. CSD JIM BERNHARDT of WALB says it all goes to the Red Cross to help get people back on their feet. Bravo and Well Dunne! to all the hard work that helped raise $585,000 so far! 


Job Opening – CSD KOKI Tulsa


Think About This:  “You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”  ~ Winston Churchill


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

February 6, 2017

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This Monday is not going to be any ol’ Monday. Not the ‘gotta get to work why can’t weekends be longer’ Monday. No…it’s going to be happy. And what is happier than love? This Monday dawns finding the lovely ZOHRA ALNOOR (of WJLA promo fame) a married lady.  She eloped! And…wait for it…because it is February sweeps, she went back to work! OMG, does CSD STAN MELTON not have the most wonderful lady working for him!?! Notice to WJLA…think bonus. We are all sending the newlyweds our best!


Former CBS Boston promo pro JESSICA HENRICHS has added a new title to her resume: Mom. She and her handsome hubby welcomed a beautiful little girl to the world. Yes, all smiles and cuddles and happiness emanating from Chicago, where Jess is a VP at Digitas. 


Job Opening – Graphic Designer WSAV Savannah


Think About This:  “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”  ~  Denis Waitley


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

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There is nothing more American than working one’s way up the job ladder…starting and learning and having your efforts noticed and rewarded. TAMARA ROST started at WTVG, ABC in Toledo in the biz office as an Accounting Clerk. She was Office Manager then Program Manager then Director of Programming then Director of Programming and Promotion then Director of Operations then Regional Director of Operations wherein she handled the station in Toledo and Flint, Michigan. Whew…that’s a lot of great work there. Now, Tamara has slipped across the street and has taken the Marketing Director slot at Raycom’s CBS affil, WTOL. This lady knows her stuff and knows how a station works! So good to hear. Big Well Dunne! Tamara.


Speaking of Toledo…earlier in the week, the post about RYAN SPEER who is heading up Tamara’s old slot at WTVG…the Bowling Green University in question is in Ohio, not Kentucky. Oops. Geography certificate being recalled….but still sending out a big smile to Ryan.


Update…WDAM’s final tally for their Pine Belt Strong telethon was $320,000. People have good hearts. Well Dunne! ERIC SNELL and all the WDAMers. , 


Job Opening – Graphic Designer WSAV Savannah


Think About This:  “I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I’m changing the things I cannot accept.”  ~ Angela Davis


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

February 2, 2017

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Denver and San Diego seem like very different places with little in common. Where Denver, the Mile High city, boasts winter sports and incredible mountains, San Diego is Oceanside with the best climate in the country. Yet both are vibrant, young-people towns swimming in high tech and entrepreneurs. They’re also two markets that JILLIAN OPPEGARD has on her resume, what with her new job and all.  The end of February, Jillian is going to KGTV, the Scripps ABC operation in SD to be the Marketing Manager. She’s been in Denver at CBS’s KCNC as Senior Creative Services Producer and considers Centennial, Colorado home, even though she was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is gonna love working with KGTV’s PHIL KRAFT – they both report to LEILA STILLWELL. Thanks to Marshall Advertising’s LAUREN RIDGLEY for the scoop. Big Well Dunne! Jillian.


Well Dunne! to the entire WDAM TV family who did Pine Belt Strong, a full day telethon to raise money for the victims of the devastating tornadoes that hit the Hattisburg, Laurel Mississippi area.  Marketing Director ERIK SNELL announced they raised $200,000 as of 8 pm (when this was written) but there’s still three hours to go. Well Dunne! generous and caring Mississippi citizens. 


It’s Groundhog Day as you know, so, if you haven’t decided to make it a great day, then at least muddle through and watch Bill Murray so you can lighten up.


Job Opening – News Brand Producer WPBF West Palm Beach (HEATH MYRICK is a great boss!)  http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/ShowJob/Id/996765/News-Brand-Producer/


Think About This: “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

February 1, 2017

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Austin, Texas isn’t just home to UT and capital of the Lone Star State. It’s an amazing, vibrant city that loves music, bar-b-q, TexMex, SXSW…and Willie Nelson lives there. It’s where MARK WILLENBORG has been CSD (named changed to Director of Marketing) for KVUE for over 12 years, doing a magnificent job and being the greatest guy around. A gentleman – which is worth more than gold. Got word today from his GM, former promo pro KRISTIE GONZALES, that Mark is hanging up his TV hat so he can join The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, which is just down the road from Austin. (yes, the outlet mall there is THAT good…) Mark will be marketing their archives of writers, photographers and musicians from Texas and Mexico including the afore-mentioned Willie, plus luminaries like Cormac McCarthy and Sandra Cisneros. THAT sounds muy exciting. Mark worked for two other operations under the Belo banner, KHOU in Houston and Texas Cable News in Dallas. He’s got a degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Nobody deserves a new exciting path, but TV will be the less for it. Well Dunne! Mark. BTW, he’ll be at KVUE until February 4…give him a Well Dunne! yourself.


Job Opening – Director of Marketing KVUE Austin (best News Director in the country MIKE REDDING!!!)

 

 

Job Opening  – Sr. Promo Producer KSHB Kansas City 

 


KEVIN KOLBE, who heads up the creative at FOX50 in Raleigh, is embarking on what seems like an ideal promo, only he’s not really doing it as a promo.  Kevin’s a big fan of Keifer Sutherland and 24, and when it was on (before Kiefer became The Lone Survivor), Mr. Kolbe teamed with uber-popular Raleigh market MIX radio man BILL JORDAN to do Two Guys Talking 24 vlog.  Now that 24:Legacy is coming, in an exciting new form but some some of the same characters, they’re turning on the cameras again and are going to repeat the fun. What a great promo…FOX folks you listening? They’ll be posting their vlog on Tuesdays….I’ll be there. Well Dunne! Kevin and Bill.


Think About This: “Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.”  ~ Norman Mailer


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

January 31, 2017

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This Tuesday, we focus our sights on Toledo, Ohio. Home to M*ASH’s Max Klinger played by Jamie Farr, who himself was from Toledo! Casting lady take a bow. Toledo is where Katie Holmes and Gloria Steinham called home. Where National Lampoon founder PJ O’Rourke and the voice of cartoon characters like Deputy Dawg Dawes Butler came from. There’s been two switches in Toledo, but we’ll focus on one today and one tomorrow. Step in to the spotlight RYAN SPEER, who has been promoted to the lead creative, aka Promotions Director of WTVG, Gray’s ABC affil. Ryan’s been a writer/producer for them and this is the perfect step. He’ll be a home run hitter for sure. The Bowling Green, KY man (he graduated from Bowling Green U majoring in telecommunications) has also been Chief Video Editor at Goodwyn Production Group. A big Well Dunne! Ryan!


Job Alert –  Promo Producer KLAS Las Vegas (work with the wonderful HENRY VAZQUEZ!!)

Link https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/3656


Think About This: “There is no wrong time to do the right thing.”  ~ Charles Blow


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon



 

January 30, 2017

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Chicago is a great city. A solid, vibrant town that loves food, family and doing a great job. And it’s quite the sports town, what with the Cubs winning the World Series just to name one sports achievement. It’s a good thing for NIKKI WASSERMAN, who’s heading to Chi-town to work with JAY WADHWA’s creative team at Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Yes, she’s a huge sports fan and a fab creative. CSD HENRY VASQUEZ is going to miss her as are all the folks at KLAS in Vegas. She’s a Ft Myers, Florida lady who went to college in Pennsylvania. She interned at WPVI in Philly and worked at WFTX in the Naples market. She’s a real go-getter. She’ll be staying in Vegas til the end of the February book, so there’s lots of time to hit her up with a Well Dunne! Nikki.


Job Alert – Promo Producer KCPQ/KZJO Seattle (working with the #1 best promo person around and that’s not up for discussion..SYDNEY RUBIN!) 

 

If you’re sleepless in Seattle, it’s because there are too many amazing things to see and do in this Pacific Northwest gem. Now’s your chance to join our Seattle based creative team at KCPQ/Q13 and KZJO/Joe TV. We’re looking for a promo producer who can bring their talent to driving late news viewership in primetime and across our social platforms. Topicals? Yes, but we’re not like other news stations. We have our own attitude and brand focus and our topicals have to reflect that unique viewpoint. If you can do it all – write, produce, shoot, edit – we want to talk to you. If you want to push new concepts to move audiences in social media, we want to talk to you. If you want to live in a city that offers oceans, lakes, mountains, and one of the most vibrant cultural scenes in the country, (and no state income tax!), you’ll want to talk to US! 

Show us why our team should be your team. Send your resume and reel (links preferred) to srubin@kcpq.com and apply online at tribunemedia.com/careers.


Think About This: “The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.”  ~ Louis Kahn


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