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December 27 2016

Dec 26, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 27 2016    Posted under: Featured

‘There’s no place like home for the holidays.’ When you sing this lovely song this year, think of SPENCER ERNST, who is home for the holidays and he’ll be sticking around because he has a job in his hometown. The hometown in question is one shared…St. Louis. Gateway to the West and city of the best baseball team in the world (refrain from contacting me about this truth, please – minds will not be changed) Spencer Ernst is the new Digital Content Producer at Meredith’s CBS affil, KMOV. Yes, the same KMOV where the office window views are the Mississippi, the Gateway Arch, the Old Cathedral and the eastern US horizon. Best in the continental US. (again, save the feedback…) Spencer has been down I-44 in Springfield at KYTV for the past several years, doing wonderful promo work and enjoying the Ozarks. But the job at KMOV is a homecoming, since he was once there managing kmov.com and doing all the social work as Broadcast Assistant. He’s a Mizzou grad and a grad of Lindbergh High as well. If you pay attention at all, you know the importance of the high school… Huge happy holiday Well Dunne! Spencer.


If you haven’t seen the Dunkirk extended trailer shown before Rogue One, you have missed the best trailer seen in perhaps ever. Hunting down the trailer house that did it…they deserve any and all kinds of celebration. For once, the word awesome is appropriate.


Think About This:  “Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”  ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh


Dec 21, 2016 by     Comments Off on     Posted under: Featured

Graphics are the icing on the promo cupcake. Art is any form is a gift – a talent – and even now an IT skill deluxe. When ERIK CANDIANI, head creative honcho at FOX’s KTVU in the Bay Area (San Francisco-Oakland TV market for the Argentine readers) went on the hunt for a new graphics pro, he had a high bar and great expectations (Charles Dickens reference noted). He’s thrilled at the new hire he made: LISA RUIZ. Even better, he’s worked with her before when they were both at CBS in Sacramento, KOVR.  Lisa is a FITM grad (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA) who has had some of the most interesting jobs, like being a design consultant for Jane Seymour Handbags…in Malibu no less. She’s done art for public television in Napa, freelanced and worked with the Madison Square Garden Company where she honed Photoshop skills. Now she’s bringing energy and excitement to the whole KTVU creative team. Just in time for Christmas. Well Dunne! Lisa.


Job Alert – Marketing Manager KUSA Denver


Think About This“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!”  ~ Dave Barry

 

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December 21, 2016

Dec 20, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 21, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Yep, a marketing pro turned GM was just named GM of 2016 by Broadcasting & Cable Mag. Let’s hear it (and I mean put some moxie into it) for MICKI BYRNES, GM of WKYC, Tegna’s NBC affil in Cleveland. Anybody who knows her is clapping right now. Micki has done Creative Services, Promotion and all manner of PR for stations in Atlanta, Boston and San Francisco as well as WKYC. She’s served on boards (some of us were lucky enough to do that with her) and been a leader in many ways. Leading WKYC was a natural step and one she has handled with award-winning aplomb. Can’t imagine any reason why more Marketing types aren’t being given the key to the corner offices. Look to Micki as inspiration. Well Dunne! Micki.


Job AlertSenior Commercial Producer WCVB Boston 

[first time in 20 years this slot has been open]

 


Think About This:  “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.  All things break.  And all things can be mended.  Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world awaits in darkness for the light that is you.”  ~ L. R. Knost


Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

December 16, 2016

Dec 15, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 16, 2016    Posted under: Featured

The American Southwest is a one-of-a-kind place that fascinates. There are desserts around the globe, but the US Southwest is a lifestyle, a geography, a history and a myth all rolled together. So is the lower part of Louisiana. Bayous, language, history and humidity meld to imprint the people and form the basis of a unique locale. Some of us are lucky enough to experience one or the other in our creative odyssey. BEN BATES, on the other hand, is experiencing both. All the more material to pull from when the creative juices need oil. Ben is a Baton Rouge native who has just been tapped by the amazing DEILIA WILLIANS (admittedly top of the favorite list) to be her Assistant Creative Services Director of Hearst’s ABC affil in Albuquerque, New Mexico, KOAT. Ben began his TV journey at WVLA in Louisiana’s capital city where he was a Promo Producer. From there he headed west to Denver’s KDVR’s where he forged more promo chops. Like a lot of promo folks, he felt the need for a ‘news break’ and joined Denver-based Craftsy editing long form educational videos about…Crafts. See, the name says it all. Then, like promo folks do, TV called and Deilia was on the other end. He and his wife will be settling down in The Duke City right before Christmas, and they both promise to go to Santa Fe and see the farolitos, which give The City Different a feel akin to pure magic. Looking forward to getting to know him even better…as should you. Well Dunne! Ben!


Think About This:  "What’s in greatest demand today isn’t analysis, but synthesis, seeing the big picture and combining disparate pieces into an arresting new whole."  ~  Daniel H. Pink

 

December 13, 2016

Dec 11, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 13, 2016    Posted under: Featured

The powers of ESP. Some believe…some don’t. Perhaps it was ESP that found DOUG DONAHOO written up back in late June as the new CSD of Kansas City’s KCTV. At the time, it wasn’t accurate. Apologies were made – forgiveness bestowed. However, all the signs were there. For instance, Doug’s a KU Jayhawk and the station is not all that far from his alma mater. Yes, he worked at KCTV, the CBS affil, as a Promo Producer before heading to The Duke City and taking on the title of Multi Media Production Supervisor for Hearst’s KOAT. So the ties to KC are deep. The CSD slot has been open a very long time and Doug was a candidate that knew the market, knew the station and had the enthusiastic talent to nail it. Like all good things that are awaited, it’s now official that Mr. D is beginning this very day (if you read this Monday). A wonderful end to a tale of ESP and talent that never gives up. A very sincere and fervent Well Dunne! Doug.


Was watching for MANNY DELA ROSA at the Critics Choice Awards, but didn’t glimpse him. Did anybody?


Think About This:  “The priviledge of a lifetime is being who you are.”  ~ Viola Davis


Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


 

December 9, 2016

Dec 8, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 9, 2016    Posted under: Featured

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Anybody feel that way with jobs in TV? Uh huh…The Godfather part 3 nails it, right? Anyway, MIKE CUNNINGHAM has been doing creative work outside the ‘real TV’ category and now, he’s the producer for Local Memphis Live at Nexstar’s  WATN in Memphis. He’s been Promotion Director in Des Moines at KCWI where he produced Great Day Morning Show. He’s a Purdue grad who’s headed up creative at KTUL in Tulsa, KGAN in Cedar Rapids and KCCI. He’s recently been Creative Marketing Director for the Ames Times in, where else, Ames, Iowa. Enjoy Memphis and say hi to Elvis for us. Well Dunne! Mike.

 

Bonton Media has tapped promo man DAVID CALDWELL to be the new GM at KTXS. David had been Creative Services Manager at the ABC affil and before that was at Nexstar-owned KTAB/KRBC doing creative. Boston gets major gold stars for recognizing the leadership and knowledge that marketing people can bring to any organization. David replaces former promo man turned GM BUD BROWN who passed away suddenly. Thanks KAREN YARBROUGH for sharing the news about David.

 

 

Job Alert – Director of Marketing WTOL Toledo (Raycom’s LEC COBLE would be a treat to work with!)

WTOL, the CBS affiliate and Toledo’s News Leader is seeking a highly creative and passionate Director of Marketing.  You will be responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the station’s marketing strategies, communications and public relations activities.  Candidates must have the knowledge to manage the station’s brand on all platforms, with special emphasis on digital and social media.  Must be skilled in image building, topical writing and non-linear editing combined with the ability to train and coach our team in all these areas.  Position has oversight of commercial production, digital, graphics for all platforms with some additional duties.  The successful candidate must be able to develop and coordinate station marketing activities with news, work closely with sales to develop and execute revenue-generating campaigns; engage community partners and market internally as well as externally.  High energy, a sense of urgency and strong interpersonal skills are necessary to lead our creative team!  Qualified applicants please apply online and attach resume with cover letter.  No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V

https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/6091/marketing-director/job

 

 Think About This: “A writer is a writer not because she writes well or easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.”  ~  Junot Diaz (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2008)


Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

December 7, 2016

Dec 7, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 7, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Graciousness is not an adjective that one often hears in describing a city. Instead, words like ‘Bustling’, ‘Growing’, ‘Fast-paced’, even ‘Picturesque’ are used – but ‘gracious’…not so much. One such city that can be described as gracious is Charleston, South Carolina. Home to The Battery and hometown to Rhett Butler, Charleston has a rich history, an elegant look and a social structure full of house parties and debutantes. It’s going to be the new home of JEFF WINGET, who is taking the Creative Services Director slot at Raycom’s WCSC, CBS. Jeff is making the change from St. Louis where he handled marketing, promo, art and the like for KSDK as the Director of Marketing and Promotion. The Utah State grad was at Salt Lake City’s KSL Director of Brand Services before hitting The Lou. Jeff begins Monday. The city is decorated for the holidays…and it couldn’t be a better time to be there. Well Dunne! Jeff.


Think About This: (a personal favorite…)  “To touch someone with kindness is to change someone forever. Because for everyone you touch, you also reach everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And so, for the rest of all time, your kindness will be felt, in waves that will spread, long after you move on.”  ~ TUT, Notes from the Universe


Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

December 6, 2016

Dec 5, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 6, 2016    Posted under: Featured

You know how every slice of life…group or segment…has people who are just great and you’re really happy when good things happen to them? Well, GARY WOLVERTON is one of those guys (which as a word implies members of both sexual identities…). Gary is now doing that TV marketing leadership thing down in Mobile as in Alabama, hard on the Gulf of Mexico for WKRG, Media General’s CBS affil. Official title – Brand Manager. He’s a southern gentleman in the very best sense of the word and I bet he’s happy to be back south after his stint in West Virginia where he was CSD at WCHS/WVAH in Charleston. He’s helmed marketing or WIAT in Birmingham, WHNS known as Fox Carolina in Greenville SC, and worked his way to Marketing Director at WJTV in Jackson, where he was at one time a news shooter and editor. Big Well Dunne! Gary. Bet you’ll love the decorated boats that make Mobile sparkle this time of year.


Job Alert – Creative Services Marketing Director KDVR Denver


Think About This:  "Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny."  ~  Carl Schurz


Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

December 2, 2016

Dec 1, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 2, 2016    Posted under: Featured

It’s so exciting when you spot talent when they just begin a career…then watch when they grow and hone that talent. It’s like watching a gorgeous flower bloom. Then when something great happens to them, its even more thrilling than normal. Let’s point to one up and coming talent named JENNY DOLPH, who TERRY KOWALSKI discovered when the two of the were doing that promo thing in South Bend Indiana. Not that she was a newbie…Ms. Jenny had gotten a degree from Purdue and had done production and promo and web editing at such places as WLFI, WSJV and Gray Interactive. She calls herself a ‘Jen of all trades’. When Jenny stepped up to Pittsburgh as News Brand Producer for WTAE in Steel Town, she was doing super work. CSD TRACY ACCORD OLIVER was a super boss, and Jenny hates saying goodbye, but she’s off to Columbus, Ohio to work for LARRY WATZMAN at WBNS. Love watching this flower bloom! Well Dunne! Jenny. She starts Dec12, beating Santa to the holiday punch.


Lovely to see ANNIE ROHRS get promoted. She’s now Director Public Relations at CBS Interactive, upped from her role as Sr. Manager. She’s done communications for NFL and Yahoo as well. Well Dunne! Annie.


Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WKBT La Crosse WI


Job Alert – Creative Services Director WFXT Ft Myers FL


Job Alert – VP Creative Services WTVJ Miami


Think About This:  “You don’t have to remind a flower when its time to bloom is near; it has been preparing for it all of its life.” ~  Matshona Dhliwayo

 

Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

 

December 1, 2016

Nov 30, 2016 by     Comments Off on December 1, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Lexington is the heart of horse country; where the bluest of Kentucky blue grass inhabitants race and roam pastures so beautiful they do paintings. Lex, conveniently located half way between Louisville and Cincinnati, is now home to STEVE WALLACE, an outgoing creative with an eye for great photography who is now the Creative Services Director of WTVQ. He’s a Houston native and what goes better with Texans than horses…it seems like a perfect fit. He knows and loves and worked in Dallas but he’s a New Yorker by choice. His wife got him to Lexington, and that’s how he became head of the creative team at the ABC affil. I didn’t ask if he was a basketball fan, which is gigantic due to the University of Kentucky being right there. Well Dunne! Steve.


Ya’ll order your Stephen Arnold new holiday Christmas album? Do it! STEPHEN is amazing (and has the best hair in the business) and tells me: Purchasing our brand new Holiday album, "The Six Strings of Christmas, Volume 2" is a great opportunity to help provide music lessons and instruments to underprivileged public school kids around the country. Little Kids Rock trains public school teachers in their innovative curriculum and donates all of the instruments and resources necessary to run full-fledged music programs.  You have to help out. Click here.

 

 


Job Alert – Topical KTVT Dallas (Work with Bandit David Hershey!)

TOPICAL PROMO PRODUCER   KTVT CBS 11 Dallas-Fort Worth
Got a great reel of compelling news topicals you’re proud of?  Like to produce the occasional image and TSR spot?  Have a great attitude?  Love what you do?  Produce and edit your own spots?  If you answered ‘yes’ to all the above, we’d love to talk to you here at KTVT CBS 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth!  We’ve got a very special team of people at 11-21 Creative Services and now a rare opening has occurred.   We need someone who will help us turn our primetime viewers into news viewers at 10pm.  Someone with big ideas and a work ethic to match.  Wondering why everyone is moving to Texas?  For starters, check out the cost of living index for Dallas-Fort Worth and the fact there’s no state income tax!  If you’re ready to make a move, please send your resume and reel (links preferred) to
dhershey@cbs.com and be sure to apply online at cbsdfw.com.


Think About This:  “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”  ~  Mark Twain


Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

November 30, 2016

Nov 29, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 30, 2016    Posted under: Featured

What is it about the draw of a TV newsroom and the marketing thereof? It’s a strong connection and, when one steps away, the attraction never really fades to black. One progresses and finds new aspects of themselves in different jobs, keeping all the skills of promotion and production and creative discovery sharp. That’s what PETER ZEMANSKY has done…he’s now Marketing Content Specialist for a start up creative concern in Des Moines named Bing Bang. He’s pushing his personal boundaries for their clients, and he sounds very happy. He’s been at it a bit and, yet, he does indeed miss that newsroom pace. He interned at CBS News in DC and most recently was Community and Marketing Manager for FOX’s KMSP in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He knows Des Moines and was Assistant CSD for KCCI in Iowa’s capital city. Sounds like there are exciting things on his plate. Well Dunne! Peter. 


Think About This:  “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

 

November 29, 2016

Nov 28, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 29, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Plans were to tell you about the new CSD in Lexington as well as PETER ZEMANSKY’s new role in Des Moines, but not with KCCI.  Like all well planned plans, events conspired to push this back and focus on former WXIX/Cincinnati & WESH/Orlando promo pro TONY REED. Tony, who is a student in Columbus at Ohio State U  was a first-person witness to the violence that happened on the campus. He’s fine; checked in as safe. But he was in a building next to the garage where bad things happened. He’s studying HR and will no doubt remember 11-28. Life can change in an instant…and you all know that. Thankful he’s fine.


Come back tomorrow.

 

Think About This: “If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones.”  ~ Roy Bennett


Copyright © Well Dunne! Talent

 

November 23, 2016

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Hope you are reading this from a place that makes you happy…around people that make you laugh…eating food that brings back memories of younger days on the planet…thinking thoughts that ensure you are the most unique and wondrous of people. I am grateful for you in ways even words can’t relay. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.


Think About This: “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  ~ Marcel Proust

Nov 17, 2016 by     Comments Off on     Posted under: Featured

Hearst hit the jackpot when they hired JAY CHALMERS as the Assistant Creative Services Director for their ABC affil in Palm Beach, WPBF. CSD HEATH MYRICK has hired a real go-getter creative … hip hip hurray! Clay is a Gainesville Florida native who went to Florida State, which means he was playing both sides of the football field, Florida collegiate style. Gators and Seminoles…very dicey subject. After FSU, he then went to the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design earning a Masters in Film and Television Production. He’s worked as a producer, first doing commercials in Gainesville at WCJB then up to Jacksonville doing promo for First Coast News (WTLV/WJXX) then to Orlando’s FOX WOFL for CSD CHRIS FRIEDRICHS (hi Chris!)…all the while thinking that experiencing different seasons might be fun, as opposed to nonstop sunshine and palm trees. Nah…  Jay’s hitting the Palm Beaches just in time for ‘The Season’, dahling. Amazing people-watching along Worth Avenue.  So glad to hear about such a happy move, which means he’s still close to family and his wife is happy. Can’t beat that. Well Dunne! Jay.

Job Alert – VP Creative Services WTVJ Miami


Job Alert – Commercial Producer WGFL/WNBW Gainesville


Job Alert – Manager Marketing AMC Networks NYC


Job Alertt – Sr. Director of Creative Services WETA DC


For those of you who asked, send your promo stories to SYD RUBIN at sydney@btbmarketingmedia.com   Wondering if anybody has a tale that might rival the WKRP Turkey episode.  


Repeating for GRP: Time to rethink your voices for your stations…lots of contracts expire end of December. The only choice is Well Dunne! Don’t think otherwise. 


Think About This: “Action is the only remedy to indifference: the most insidious danger of all.” ― Elie Wiesel


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

November 17, 2016

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 It’s the perfect…no the most perfect… time to be in New York City. Christmas tree going up at 30 Rock, ice skating, window shopping, more lights than ever. When KEITH MORAN shared that he was the new writer producer for VP MISSY CRAWFORD’s creative team at WNBC, the idea of how lucky he is was the first thing that popped to mind. Keith is going to be promoting the largest local TV investigative unit in NYC while working with Missy and Promo Manager PHYLLIS OHNEMUS. He calls it hitting the promo home run. His first spot dealt with their chief investigative reporter going to Europe to follow the NYPD anti-terror program.  As if he needs more to be ideal, his hometown of Schenectady is just two plus hours north. Keith has moved from Chicago, where he was a promo producer at the FOX/CW duop for VP STEVE DONALD, who Keith says gave him his first big market. Niiiice. Mr. Moran has also worked doing promo and production in St. Louis, Indianapolis, his hometown at WRGB and in Albany. Can’t wait to see you soon, KM. Til then a big Well Dunne! Keith!


Job Alert – Promotions Coordinator WFLD Chicago


As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to enjoy what might be the funniest TV episode – ever – the Turkey Promotion epi of WKRP in Cincinnati. “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly,” is a line so classic, nothing more needs to be added. We all have stories about promos, events, shoots, people that did something silly…and it’s time to wrangle them in one place. Enter the brains of Topical Boot Camp, SYDNEY RUBIN, who is collecting antedotes, stories, and even folk tales of promo mishaps. What Fun! Share with her and we’ll all have some great laughs. Yes, names will be changed if requested to protect the guilty or easily embarrassed. 


Time to rethink your voices for your stations…lots of contracts expire end of December. The only choice is Well Dunne! Don’t think otherwise. 


Think About This: “The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.”  ~ Oren Haran


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

November 16, 2016

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St. Louis is a city of neighborhoods, each with a distinctive characteristic. The Hill is where the Italians settled, and it’s where you have a profusion of the best Italian food this side of Rome (and that includes New York…sorry Big Apple, but you don’t own that category) It’s the kind of neighborhood where you walk to the park, grab a cup of coffee (and a cannoli) and know your neighbors as well as their dogs. It’s where BRIAN SPENCER lives. Brian is a St. Louis guy by birth, having grown up not too far from The Hill in Dogtown, where the Irish settled.  Brian has been happy with his life, and now has an added plus to add to his list: Promotion Manager for CBS affil KMOV. He had been a creative writer producer, but got tapped with the new title by CSD TONY GETTS. Brian has quite the pedigree in the biz: KSDK and WRAL. And he has quite the office view: the Old Cathedral, the south leg of the Gateway Arch and the mighty Mississippi. Ahhh…it’s sublime. A big St. Louis Well Dunne! Brian.


Job Alert – Creative Services Producer/Editor WBFF Baltimore (Pete Ferraro is the best!)


Think About This: “Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul. Listen to that inner voice, and don’t get to the end of your life and say, ‘What if my whole life has been wrong?”  ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

November 11, 2016

Nov 10, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 11, 2016    Posted under: Featured

If one would need to defend an idea that isn’t the ‘same ol same ol’, here’s another bit of ammunition to help you get to a greenlight. During this fierce election process, the hands-down best political ad was not for a national candidate. It was not for a state-wide candidate. It was for Travis County Commissioner, precinct 3 in Austin, Texas. The spot showing Gerald Daughtery’s love of facts and his wife’s need for him to get out from under her feet – it WORKED. He won. And he didn’t just win – he outpolled the top of the Republican ticket by 21%. He got votes from what they call raw voters who don’t vote a straight party ballot. Gerald got more raw votes than Clinton AND Trump combined. CHAD CROW was kind enough to share all this. It’s a homerun. SO, next time someone wants you to do the ‘same ol same ol’ spots, tell them Gerald Daughtery proves it’s not a good idea. Or call Chad and get him to do a campaign for you.  Well Dunne! KCStrategies. Well Dunne! 


Job Alert – Promotion Director KBOI Boise

 

Phoenix + Veterans Day + Parade + DENA YASNER equals Do It! Today.


What’s in a name?  The New Yorker with a fascinating article about how company names can help…or hurt.  Yes, he mentions TV ownership group names…

 

Think About This:  “Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.”  ~  King Whitney Jr.


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent 

 

November 10, 2016

Nov 9, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 10, 2016    Posted under: Featured

JASON KANE, who is Citizen Kane (right?) is the new Promotion Manager for Raycom’s WBTV in Charlotte, the Queen City. He began just this Monday and moves into his new place this weekend. Yep, he hit the ground running at the CBS affil, what with all that’s been going on. Despite the hectic pace, he sounded cool and very energized about his new slot. Jason is originally from Toledo, Ohio. How did he get from Toledo to NC? It happened when he was doing graphics and animation for an ad agency who sent him to Raleigh. He loved it…and became interested in news and before you knew it, he was using his agency skills for a TV station; he was Sr. Writer and Producer for WNCN in Raleigh, working with CSD ROBBY THOMAS. They produced an amazing and award-winning spot about school busses…you should ask them about it. Then, Robby took the WBTV CSD slot. But now, the two are working together, just further down I-85. Working with people who click is a real gift. Big Well Dunne! Jason. 


Job Alert – Multimedia Marketing Producer KPTV Portland

KPTV Fox12 in Portland, OR is currently recruiting for the position of Multimedia Producer – Marketing.   Qualified applicants may apply online via the Meredith Careers page located at:  www.meredith.com

The Multimedia Producer produces branded content, promotional spots, commercials, integrated content and long form production for KPTV-KPDX on all current and future platforms.  Responsibilities include writing, shooting, producing and editing marketing and advertising content as assigned for on-air, online, social media, community events and other multimedia platforms. This position requires working knowledge of advertising and marketing/promotions concepts.  The Multimedia Producer may be involved in all aspects of the marketing and creative department, including production of original content in both short and long form, commercial production, integrated segment production, spot and topical promotion, digital branded content and long-form program production.  This role will be essential support of news and revenue growth for both KPTV and KPDX. 

Essential Job Functions:
80%  Working with stakeholders, write, produce, shoot and edit branded content, promotional spots, commercials, integrated content and long form content on all current and future KPTV-KPDX platforms, including but not limited to on-air, online, social media and community events.  

20%  Other duties as assigned in support of marketing, news, sales and general administration

Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.
Education:

4-year degree in Advertising, Marketing,   Broadcast Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent training or experience.

Experience:
Three or more years’ experience as a Multimedia Producer writing, producing, shooting and editing advertising content, promotional spots, image campaigns and/or branded content for television, cable, digital and/or advertising agency.

Two or more years’ experience project management and hands-on production experience.

Must have portfolio of projects in which applicant served as producer
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess creative, advertising and production skills.

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Cinema 4D and Avid technology.

Must be able to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.

Must possess excellent writing and graphic skills.

Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Working knowledge of broadcast logs and inventory control a plus.

Must have ability to maintain focus and composure in a creative, stressful, and fast paced environment.

Must have strong decision making skills –often on the spot.

Must be results orientated and meet tight deadlines.

Must be experienced with all aspects of social media.


Think About This:  “Why did you do this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve not done anything for you.” “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”  From Charlottes Web by E. B. White


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

November 9, 2016

Nov 8, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 9, 2016    Posted under: Featured

(posted before election results began to come in….)

Miami-based DANIELA CHAPARRO VEGAS has a new job…she’s now Vice President of Marketing at Telemundo. She moves over from her slot at NBCUniversal International Networks Latin America where she was VP Marketing and Digital. She’s also been a VP of  Marketing for E! Networks Latin America. A true international marketing lady, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Communications at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela then received a Master’s degree in Psychology of Persuasive Communication at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. Yes, she speaks English and Spanish…as well as German and Portuguese. Wow. Impresionante!  Well Dunne! Daniela.


NBC’s KERRI-ANN McKENZIE had a very special day yesterday…she voted for the very first time. Kerri-Ann was born in Kingston, Jamaica and became a US citizen last September. She’s Director of Affiliate Marketing at NBCU…and she’s just great. How exciting for her. Well Dunne! Kerri-Ann.


Job Alert – Sr. Marketing Producer CBS North Carolina Raleigh


Job Alert – PROMOTION PRODUCER WJLA Washington DC has an immediate opening for a Promotions Producer. We’re looking for a competitive, hardworking promotion producer to join our award-winning shop. We’re a station in a constantly moving, rarely boring market, and we’ve got all the toys you need if you’ve got the creativity to match. Great writing is key! You must be a highly creative producer/director, and a gifted non-linear editor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Producing daily news topical promos and image

Experience and Skills:

  • At least 3 years promotion experience and proficienty with Adobe Premiere are necessary
  • Excellent vergal, written and organizational skills
  • Experience with news promotion and advance skills in After Effects are a plus

Online applications ONLY accepted; while applying please provide an online portfolio link for review.

This is NOT an entry level position. If you have the required experience and skills, please apply at https://goo.gl/9EyFGw  and include your salary requirements while completing our on-line application. In addition, include a link to your latest work. Work examples should showcase strong editing and writing skills. If you do not have a link to your work, apply on-line and then send a non-returnable DVD to: WJLA-TV ABC7, Attn: HR Department, Promotion Producer Opening, 1100 Wilson Blvd., 6th Floor, Arlington, VA  22209.


Which one of you creative bunnies are going to sense the mood of the viewer has shifted and it might be the ideal time to rethink the old concepts of news marketing? I knew it…you’re so ahead of the pack. Well Dunne!


Think About This:  “Hope is like peace. It is a gift only we can give one another.”  ~ Elie Wiesel


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

November 8, 2016

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 “Say, Pooh. Why aren’t you busy?” I said.

“Because it’s a nice day,” said Pooh.

“Yes, but …”

“Why ruin it?” he said.

“But you could be doing something Important,” I said.

“I am,” said Pooh.

“Oh? Doing what?”

“Listening,” he said.

“Listening to what?”

“To the birds. And that squirrel over there.”

“What are they saying?” I asked.

“That it’s a nice day,” said Pooh.

“But you know that already,” I said.

“Yes, but it’s always good to hear that somebody else thinks so, too,” he replied.


Think About This: For many years, a lovely woman was the cleaning lady at KMOX Radio. She had had a very sad, very difficult life, but every single day, as she traveled the halls of the station, her greeting was always “All is well.” Thank you Miss Blue. Thought it would be a nice change of pace to just be happy and kind today. Back tomorrow with TV marketing people updates…

 

November 7, 2016

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Adventuresome, confident and adaptable – all hallmarks of those who, as BARRY FITZSIMMONS has dubbed, are Promo Cowboys – those who venture forth, town to town, to do creative work. Unlike some career choices, TV marketing doesn’t offer a career path that generally allows upward mobility without changing locations. But for those who love what they do, jumping into a new market…a new city…learning about different people and yourself at the same time. It’s all exhilarating. SYDNEY RUBIN is about to venture forth and embrace Seattle, where she’ll be News Brand Manager for Tribune’s Fox affil KCPQ. She’ll be working with Director of Marketing and Creative Services, BRETT AYRES as well as GM PAM PIERSON, who has a background in markting. It’s gonna be a lot of fun…and Seattle is going to see some amazing work thanks to Ms. Syd. And yes, she’ll still be available for Topical Boot Camps! It’s all good. And she’s the best. Heartfelt Well Dunne! Syd!


Job Alert – Sr Director of Creative Services WETA Washington DC


Exciting weekend for promo pro NIKI HOPKINS, who has done work for KTVT and Daystar TV…she got married. Gorgeous bride indeed. She’s in the Chicago area now, so any of you who need top notch creative work, post honeymoon, she’s the one to contact. All happiness, Niki.


Think About This:  A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”  ~  Goethe


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent