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April 19, 2017

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No less than two rather iconic musicians have recorded Tulsa Time. Country side Don Williams recorded it in 1978 then the one and only Eric Clapton included it on an album that same year. Tulsa, which actually is in the Central Time zone, is where TIM BOKNECHT is now calling home. Tim is the new Creative Services Director at Cox’s KOKI, Fox in Tulsa Town. He’s coming down from Wichita, where he was Marketing and Creative Services Director for Gray’s KAKE, ABC. He’s a Kansas State (bonus points if you know Willie the Wildcat) and Wichita State grad who loves music…he studied it as well as made a living as a Singer and Guitarist. He owned his own prodco as well. First TV job was in promo producing for KSNW in the aforementioned Wichita. He’ll be a lot closer to Dallas now – Tulsa was once considered Little D (Dallas being Big D). Well Dunne! Tim.

 

Job Alert – Creative Services Writer Producer KGTV San Diego

 

Please remember KTVT’s DAVID HERSHEY, who lost his father on Monday night.

 

Think About This: “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~ Shel Silverstein

 

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

April 18, 2017

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Soo much going on, including a respite at the beach. Now that all is well, there’s news and jobs and lots to ponder. New office alert. The Artery is now bi-coastal, opening in LaLaLand and tapping the amazing KARIN LEVINSON to wrangle all the great work. Official title: Head of Features and Television Content. Prior to joining the creative studio, she served as the VP of Marketing and Content Development at Eclipse, an entertainment advertising agency.  She was also the Director of Marketing and New Business Development at the award-winning entertainment advertising agency Ant Farm.  The Artery has some clients of major note: Cartier, TOPSHOP and The Rockettes, just to name a few. Saw their work on Billlions just the other night. Well Dunne! Karin and The Artery.

 

Job Alert – Topical Writer Producer for the most wonderful JIM HART at KNXV in Phoenix. (I would work for Jim…and you know how snippy I can be, so he must be a GREAT boss!)

 

Think About This: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” ~ Nelson Mandela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Alert – Creative Service Director WFTX Boston

 

 

April 12, 2017

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There is nothing better than sharing the excitement and happiness that goes with new jobs, new positions, new family, new towns, new beginnings. And there is nothing that hurts as much as writing about the loss of someone who was gifted with humor, artful talent, music, kindness and energy. Someone who was a friend…who shared the highs and lows of life via the internet and phone calls. Someone who had been counted out more than once, and always arose from the canvas, victorious and wiser to, as the Brits say, carry on. A brave man left us last week. BLAIR PAINE passed away in Nashville, Tennessee and left behind a legion of people who he worked with, helped along, and loved. Family, friends…gathered to say goodbye. Blair was a transplant success story and loved sharing how that process worked, and how he came out to live more days fully. He loved writing and making spots…commercials and promos. He was CSD at WTVQ in Lexington, WSMV in Nashville and WBKO in Bowling Green. He freelanced but always hoped the cruel hiring processes in TV would see all his talent and not his health issues. He struggled because his talents never left him and the hope he could again do what he loved, and take care of things, never really came about. The truth is, we can be kinder. We can be gentler. We can mourn the loss and wish we had done more for this wonderful man. We are, after all, just walking each other home.

April 5, 2017

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It takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes to make the drive from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY. 76 miles. Of course that doesn’t take into account weather or heavy traffic. And that’s just one way. Make it a round trip and that’s 2 and a half hours a day. Each week that means 12 and a half hours a week. 650 hours in a years time. That’s 81 days if we buy into the time frames we’re using. That’s how much STEVE PATRICK is going to get back when he makes the switch from CSD at Hubbard’s WHEC in Rochester to CSD at Nexstar’s WIVB in Buffalo. Seems the wife wanted to live in Buffalo and his love kept him on the road back and forth. Steve’s just that kind of great guy. He’ll be returning to WIVB where he was a Producer and Political Editor back when LIN owned the station. The Fordham grad got into the world of TV marketing and promo at WTAE in Pittsburgh then ran the creative at WNCN in Raleigh back when it was NBC. His WHEC GM is a great one as well, so that was a hard decision to make. But all those hours in the car…gonna be a new man with time on his hands! Big Well Dunne! Steve.

Job Alert – CSD WHEC Rochester

Job Alert – News Brand Producer WCPQ Seattle (work with SYDNEY RUBIN – which means this is the best opening in the biz right now – no kidding)
The Q13 FOX/JOEtv and Portland’s CW Creative Services department is looking for an experienced marketing pro to produce relevant, timely and interesting branding material to support our robust local news and sports programming.  If you’ve got the creative chops and can also take on a supervisory role this might be for you.  This position will act as the lead writer, producer, editor and director on priority Q13 News and sports branding campaigns.  Additionally, this position will work with the News Brand Manager to mentor and grow a team of Writer/producer/editors in developing a wide range of news, sports, entertainment and digital marketing content.
DUTIES:

  • Write, produce, edit high-level promotional content to support the stations’ news and sports priorities.
  • Independently develop strategic marketing and branding campaigns from conception to completion, based on brand ideals and goals.
  • Help manage project assignments and workflow for a team of writer/producer/editors.
  • Proficiency as a video shooter and understanding of best practices in video production.
  • Basic understanding of television ratings, research, and other findings used to adjust creative messaging and strategy.
  • Work with external partners and clients on revenue generating projects and brand integration.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated experience developing innovative creative solutions and marketing campaigns.
  • Advanced production expertise, particularly in Adobe Premiere, After Effects & DSLR camera operation.
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills.
  • A proactive, self-motivated, problem solving mentality.
  • A customer-first philosophy focused on the needs of both viewers and internal stake holders.

Please apply at this link:https://careers3-tribune.icims.com/jobs/45574/sr.-news-brand-producer/job?mode=view
No phone calls please.  EOE

Tomorrow news from LA’s The-Artery. Yes, they’re in LA now! Details tomorrow as promised.

Think About This: "Let us not deceive ourselves or live in a silly illusion about our
creativity. Creativity is a choice. (In theological terms, it is grace and
works operating together. It is an option to live a life with grace.)
Creativity is not a particular gift given to certain people only. It is a
personal choice and a cultural choice, An individual choice and a family,
professional, and societal choice, and at this time in our history it is a
species choice. We choose whether to let creativity flow or not-in our
educational systems, our media, our politics, our economics, our religions,
our very psyches. In theological terms, it is a matter of letting the Spirit
in, the Christ in, the Buddha nature in."  ~  Matthew Fox

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

March 30, 2017

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Retirement. It used to be word that conjured up icons of rocking chairs, fishing poles, and eating dinner at 4 in the afternoon. No more. Not even close. Retirement now is like the curtain coming down on one act of a play, then going right back up for the next one.  F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that there are no second acts to American lives. He would not write that today. All this is prelude to announcing that SAM JONES is going to retire from his promo job at KMBC in KC. Sam’s been Sr. Writer Producer at the Hearst ABC affil as well as doing promo as Sr. Producer at WITI, Fox in Milwaukee. Down in Shreveport at KSLA, he produced commercials. Sam, let us know what Act 2 will be – we’re all ready to applaud. No matter what, enjoy! Well Dunne! Sam.

If this looks odd. please forgive. Gremlins are in the Macs tonight and I just don’t have the energy to fix it right now…. 😉

Job Alert  – Graphic Artist KGUN Tucson (work with ANDY SCHWABE!!)
KGUN 9 and KWBA in Tucson are both stations owned by E.W. Scripps, a company rich in media history while staying focused on the future. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Our 33 television stations and 34 radio stations are vibrant businesses. From this position of strength in TV, Radio and Digital, we are working to stay ahead of the ways in which people use technology to find news and information. But no matter what platform we use, we will always ascribe to our longtime motto: Give light and the people will find their own way.
We’re seeking a Graphic Designer who will be responsible for designing, creating and operating graphic related hardware and using tools such as 2D and 3D animation, print creatives, video shoots, stock imagery and photography for the Scripps television stations.
Key Responsibilities:
•    Utilize VizRT software in the newscast delivery of graphics
•    Conceptualize, design and create graphics and animations for news, radio, sales, programming, promotion and digital as assigned.
•    Confer with clients to discuss design and animation projects
•    Participate in presentation of creative concepts and production techniques
•    Participate in discussion of broadcast video and graphic equipment to evaluate new hardware or software potential
•    Participate in the development of a project with a focus on efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness
•    Operate specialized broadcast graphic equipment
•    Formulate layout design or presentation approach, and specify material details
•    Manage assigned projects working within budget and scheduling requirements
•    Prepare detailed storyboards showing sequence and timing of story development for television production
•    Participate in the presentation of final layout to client for approval
•    Work with the Art Director and Creative Service Director to develop design solutions
•    Suggest solutions based on technical requirements/ limitations within a limited time frame
•    Perform additional duties as needed and assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•    Experience with 2D and 3D animation (optional).
•    Proficient with the following software programs preferred: Cinema 4d, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects
•    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods via visual media.
•    Knowledge of Basic design art and techniques.
•    Must have strong design skills and able to generate a project from concept to completion or work in concert with others.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to successfully work in a team environment.
•    Detail-orientated with the ability to multi-task and prioritize under tight deadlines.
•    Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including holidays, evenings and weekends.
•    Previous graphics and art production work with background in TV desired.
•    Experience in live news broadcasts and quick delivery of deadline driven graphics preferred.
We offer the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Short/Long Term Disability, Opportunities to grow, Wellness Program & more!


Job Alert – Sr Writer Producer KMBC Kansas City
SEEKING PRODUCER WHO DEMANDS AND DELIVERS EXCELLENCE  KMBC and KCWE, owned and operated by Hearst Television, are looking for a highly-creative Senior Producer to write, shoot, edit and design promotion for all media platforms. This position is responsible for producing station image promotion that advances our brand and gets noticed in a competitive market. This person will write, produce and creatively execute daily news promos, station campaigns, and marketing projects. This person will also assist the promotions department in other duties, as assigned.  If you demand excellence in yourself, inspire others, think outside the box and are motivated with a great attitude, this job could be ideal for you! Send resume and demo reel to Paul Tranisi, c/o KMBC-TV, 6455 Winchester Ave., Kansas City, MO, 64133  Contact: ptranisi@hearst.com     EOE     M/F/D/V
Job Responsibilities:  +Produce, write, shoot and edit compelling on-air promos and image campaigns from start to finish. Generate viewer interest to increase brand awareness and ratings for all platforms.  +Organize, oversee and execute projects from concept through delivery. Direct and supervise video editors, sound editors and talent.  +Demonstrate advanced proficiency shooting HD and 4K video with a variety of different cameras including DSLR and Canon’s C300.  +Create, update and enhance station on-air image, entertainment promos and graphics.  +Hands-on editing and online editing supervision.  +Contribute to brainstorm sessions across all departments.
Qualifications Requirements:  Advanced skills and experience working with Adobe Premiere.  +Must have experience with the Magic Bullet Suite, the Trapcode Suite, Video Copilot Optical Flares and Video Copilot Element 3D and Cinema 4D Studio.  +Must possess outstanding skills in videography and studio/field lighting.  +Demonstrate ability to write compelling, conversational copy. Strong image and promotion writing skills.   +Must work well under tight deadlines.  +Must be a team player and think outside the box.  +Television Writer/Producer experience preferred.
Education:   Bachelor’s Degree or some college preferred or equivalent work experience.


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

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

March 27, 2017

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 Topographically, the US is incredibly diverse. From the deserts of the Southwest to forests of the Pacific Northwest….the grassy plains of the Midwest to the Southeast lowlands and the vibe of the east coast – it’s all different and exciting. Creative people love making the switch from one place to another, and HENRY VASQUEZ  is one such soul. He’ll be heading back to the east coast, where the New Yorker calls home, as the new Vice President Director of Brand and Digital Development at Tribune’s WTIC, the CBS affiliate in Hartford.  Henry is going to cash in his chips, so to speak, as CSD of Nexstar’s KLAS in Las Vegas. For the last several years, Henry and his lovely wife have been bi-coastal and they’re looking forward to more time together.  Henry actually began his career at Tribune as Creative Services Assistant in NYC at WPIX. Down in Philly he was Promo Manager for WCAU as well as promo producer for KYW, WPVI and WCAU. Yep he ran the Philly promo table. Mr. V has an MBA and now a very impressive new business card. Hope he plays a hot slot before heading out…he’s on a great streak. Well Dunne! Henry.


Job Alert – Creative Services Director KLAS Las Vegas


Job Alert – Senior Promo Producer WRC Washington DC job 32972BR


Job Alert – Digital Director WEWS Cleveland


Job Alert – Creative Services Associate Producer WFTX Ft Myers, FL


Think About This: “Shallow men believe in luck and circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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March 23, 2017

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 Kudos to Gray Television for elevating SHANNON BOOTH (BIEBERDORF) to GM at their Lincoln, Nebraska property, KOLN, CBS in the state capital and KNOP/KNPL/KIIT in North Platte. She’s more than prepared to wow them all…she’s been the Director of Brand Marketing and Creative Services Director for Cedar Rapids’ KCRG, NBC. As a matter of fact, the Iowa State grad has held several titles with the station and the newspaper, The Gazette, including Director of KCRG Products and Director of Broadcast Products. Now she’s taking I-80 west for the five hour drive to her new assignment. Way to go! Again, let’s restate that the marketing pros are far better choices to manage a station than most sales types (sorry sales folks…truth is truth but we love you anyway). Well Dunne! Shannon!

All the American marketing types who are in London checked in as OK yesterday after the violence at Parliament. Amazing that seems rather normal…as shocking as that is in itself…


Job Alert – Multimedia Marketing Producer WEWS Cleveland


Think About This:  “The most profound personal growth does not happen while reading a book or meditating on a mat. It happens in the throes of conflict – when you are angry, afraid, frustreated. It happens when you are doing the same old thing and you suddenly realize that you have a choice.”  ~  Vironika Tugaleva


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March 22, 2017

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 Imagine waking up every morning and being happy…really happy…to go to work. And once you get to your office, you are using your talents to make a real difference to the world. That’s the new path for MAIA BRUSSEAU. You probably know her for being the CSD at Tribune’s KDVR in Denver. She’s split her time between Central Florida and the Rocky Mountains (best of both worlds) and has studied at both University of Central Florida and University of Northern Colorado. She’s done promo for WKMG, CBS in the Big O as well as for KCNC in Denver. She’ll be splitting her time again, not geographically, with her new job, as PR Manager for Denver-based Dumb Friends League. She’ll help dogs and horses find new forever homes. Excellent. Really truly excellent. TV’s loss is a gain for animals. Well Dunne! Maia.


Think About This:  “We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.”  ~ Albert Schweitzer 


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March 21, 2017

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Anybody else into gardening? Growing plants and flowers…and veggies. Planting and watering and watching greenery grow. And when a particular plant begins to falter, it’s no doubt root bound and needs a new, larger pot in which to continue to bloom. People are much like plants. We need to repot ourselves when we become root bound…we need to choose to follow a new path. CHRISTINE BARON FUNK (let’s call her CHRISSY from now on) is literally taking a new path…she’s going to walk the Appalachian Trail, which if you aren’t aware of what a grueling challenge that is, you need to Google it now. The brave blonde has said adieu to her  CSD slot at Scripps’ WPTV in West Palm Beach, FL so she can take the hike of a lifetime, from Georgia to Maine. All 2,200 miles of it. TV will miss her terribly, but the energy, resolve, bravery and spunk (thanks Lou Grant) Chrissy has is absolutely awesome. Well Dunne! Chrissy. Can’t wait to see all the vistas you encounter.


Think About This:  “Success if not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”  ~ Winston Churchill


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March 17, 2017

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It’s St. Pats, as you know. On this day in 461, the man known as St. Patrick (he was never formally canonized) died. Contrary to legend, he did not drive the snakes out of Ireland, although there are no snakes in Ireland and driving snakes out of any area is definitely grounds for being a saint.  Celebrate accordingly.


What do you do after work…if there is anything now considered ‘after work’? One very smart, energetic creative has started her own side business and, as an added bonus, she’s written an e-book about marketing. Makes you feel a little like a slacker, doesn’t it. Don’t let it get to you…but do request a copy of LAUREL PORTIE’s book entitled Instagram Empire: Copy My 3 Step Strategy to Make Your First 1k Online. Laurel’s day job is Social Media Strategist/Content Producer for Scripps’ syndie show The List. When the factory whistle blows, she puts her Boss hat on and has set up an online business selling shirts for ladies who like to bicycle. There was a need…she filled it and that’s marketing as you know. Hand in hand with the tee-shirt biz came the book. Being a social media maven, it was a natural. Ms. Laurel calls Louisiana home and has done promo for KTVT in Dallas as well as KABB in San Antonio. Drop her a line, ask for the book (it’s FREE…yes F-R-E-E) or go to here ….and don’t forget to tell her Well Dunne! Laurel.

  

Think About This:  “Live without pretending. Love without depending. Listen without defending. Speak without offending.”  ~ somewhere on Facebook


Yes, this is still copyrighted © Well Dunne Kate Bacon

March 16, 2017

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Giggling because it’s soooo Well Dunn….who is the new CSD at Sarasota’s WWSB, ABC in America’s Riviera? None other than JOSEPH DUNN. Love it! And the coincidences don’t end there. He’s making the switch from Charlotte (!) where he was Digital Marketing Manager for ROBBY THOMAS’ hot WBTV shop there in the Queen City. He was promoted to that slot having been a writer producer – all while earning an MBA from UNC-Charlotte. Impressive. Mr. D picked up the promo trade from WSPA in the Greenville-Spartanburg market of upstate South Carolina. WSPA is about to become Raycom (if it hasn’t already) so Joseph is transferring within the company for this exciting new position. You are going to love Sarasota, Joseph. See you soon and Well Dunne!


Let’s face it…business isn’t anything at all like business was five years ago. Boy have things changed. With that in mind, here’s to the new Life After TV section of the WDTB (Well Dunne! Talent blog) which will be about people who used to do network/cable/station marketing on a daily basis but have taken those talents and moved on. Yes, the many talents, skills and ideas that you use daily (hourly actually) have tremendous value outside the narrow confines of the business as it has morphed today. Tremendous value. More about the basis for that in just short order, but let’s shine our light on our first LATV (Life After TV) person today:  KEVIN KOLBE. Kevin is an amazing man…faithful, father deluxe and creative as can be. When WRAL had a shakeup in their department, Kevin found himself (for the first time since high school) looking for work. He had headed up marketing for FOX there, another Capital property. So what does a highly creative man do? Use those skills. And he’s using them to document his search for his next step. It’s a vlog and you should YouTube it and sign up to watch them all.  Bet you identify with him…and for heavens sake, let’s find him something that moves the planet forward. He deserved the best. Well Dunne! Kevin


Job Alert – Marketing Director KSDK St Louis


Think About This:  “There’s nothing more addictive or incredible in life than reinventing yourself and allow yourself to be different every day.”  ~  Thalia

 

Copyright 2017 / Well Dunne Kate Bacon





 

March 13, 2017

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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


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March 9, 2017

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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

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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


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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


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