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October 21, 2016

Oct 20, 2016 by     Comments Off on October 21, 2016    Posted under: Featured

It’s a St. Louis streak…yes it is. What are da chances.  Today we have another St. Louisan with great news. Makes the hometown heart swell. This particular native is now in market #1, New York City, and he’s been promoted at the #1 station there. Yeah, that is very exciting. Come on down BRANDON NELSON, promoted to Promotion and Digital Brand Manager of WABC. He’s a Mizzou grad (go Tigers!) who went on to get a Masters from University of Arizona (that’s the one in Tucson). Got his foot in the TV door down in Columbia, MO where he was a production assistant for KOMU. Obviously, he liked the medium and he showed his talents to advantage. Now his old Sr. Writer Producer slot is open in the Big Apple. Meanwhile, Brandon is a major and sincere St. Louis Cardinals fan, which means the man has taste, class and my vote for favorite new acquaintance of the month. Let’s hear it – major Well Dunne! Brandon.

Think About This:  “You’re so hard on yourself.  Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life: at the grief that softened you, at the heartache that wisened you, at the suffering that strengthened you. Despite everything, you still grow. Be proud of this.”  ~ posting on FB thanks MARIA MAGER

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


October 20, 2016

Oct 19, 2016 by     Comments Off on October 20, 2016    Posted under: Featured

If you begin a conversation with “where did you go to high school?”, then you are having a conversation with a native St. Louisian. It’s one of the oddities of growing up in the Gateway to the West. Nobody knows why. It’s a litmus test of sorts…only St. Louis people will get it. With that in mind, it’s time to bring ADAM HERNDON into the picture. He’s a real St. Louis guy who immediately answered the question and didn’t think twice about it. And now this energetic marketing pro has come back to his hometown as Director of Marketing and Promotions at Tegna’s KSDK, the NBC affiliate. He shares the love of Italian food from The Hill as well as the eternal support for the best baseball team ever, the Cardinals. Gotta love it. Adam is a Mizzou grad (a family tradition) who has always loved Marketing…has two degrees in it; the MBA is from St. Louis U. Back when he was a fresh grad, his father dragged him to a networking event and, within a week, it led to a job in marketing in Chicago, which led him to an experiential marketing gig for Walgreens, which found him driving all over the country. Think of it as a Road Rules kind of situation. He’s worked for marketing firms like Marketing Werks and Fusion Marketing with clients like Anheuser-Busch and the CDC. He’s bringing all that energy to the NBC affiliate. Forgot to ask if he was a Guido’s pizza fan.  Let’s have a big Well Dunne! for Adam.

Shout out of Thanks to PETE BARRETT, who was able to answer an equipment problem quickly, easily, correctly and with a smile. That’s what makes a great Go-To guy. Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Promotions Manager KGBT Harlingen TX

Job Alert  – Promotion Director WBOY Clarksburg WV

Think About This: “Every single day, we need to choose hope over fear, diversity over division.  Fear has never created a single job or fed a single family.  And those who exploit it will never solve the problems that have created such anxiety.”  ~  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


October 18, 2016

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As wonderful and fun and important marketing entertainment and news is….there’s a lot to be said for using those skills and talents in other areas. Areas where human needs might be served in a more basic way. When PAUL MONTGOMERY left heading up the creative at Indianapolis’ ABC affil WRTV, and the opportunity field was wide open, he was drawn to an Indy based concern. Christel House International stood out and after doing some freelance work for them, he was just named Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Content Management. Paul’s a Ball State grad who began his TV journey at CNN and then worked his way through all the promo slots at WRTV. Always did great work. Know he will help them immensely on their mission to lift children out of poverty. A heartfelt Well Dunne! Paul.

Think About This:  "Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions."  ~  Earl Gray Stevens

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October 14, 2016

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PETER MARTIN has stepped up, taken all his promo knowledge, talent and background and started his own shop. Oh YEAH Peter! He’s created FLEX Creative, Burbank-based, and they’re focusing on promotional and in-show content for broadcast TV, cable and streaming. Peter took his San Diego State diploma to LA and began at KCOP where he ended up Manager of Creative Services. He then went to KTTV, FOX in LA and was Director of Creative Services. He soon became involved in launching programs for FOX, like Cops and FOX Kids Club. Disney-ABC grabbed him and he filled several top roles, including VP Creative Services.  He then went Agency at Modern Creative and United Front Design. Now he’s flying the plane himself. Let’s give him a great big Well Dunne! Peter.


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

Think About This:  “All I can do is be me, whatever that is”  ~ Bob Dylan


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October 12, 2016

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Let’s jump into the WayBack Machine for a moment…revisit 2000’s presidential election. Remember how Florida played a huge part in the outcome? The hanging chad thing? Yeah. Didn’t you want Florida to, among a mile-long list of other things, have a good PR person to help with getting the story sorted? Many newsies did. OK, jump out – History moment over. Now let’s take a gander at the new Outreach and Media Manager at Miami-Dade County Elections Department in, as the title says, Miami. Cue ROBERT RODRIGUEZ. Since Florida is a key voting state, and Miami is the second largest Florida city in population, it’s very reassuring to know Robert will have his eye on things. He knows his stuff and his background includes being Promo Manager at LA’s FOX stations, KTTV and KCOP, and producing for WSMV in Miami. He’s also done government PR for the Property Appraiser down at the tip of the Sunshine State. Robert, Well Dunne!

Will JOHN OLIVER’s folks back off roasting WCBS promos now that LEE GROSSMAN has been promoted? Lee’s been EP and Production Manager at the NYC flagship of the Tiffany Network, and the promos have been part of a bit on HBO’s Last Week Tonight. National publicity is a good thing. Lee has worked his way up the WCBS creative ladder, starting right out of Towson U as an AP and then writer/producer, EP and Production Manager and now Director, On-Air Promotion and Marketing CBS Television Stations. He’ll stay on at WCBS but added leading the CBS CSD’s coast to coast. He’s got a great bunch of talent to lead. Well Dunne! Lee.

All clear and all is well for Well Dunne! Talent’s deep-voiced MITCH PHILLIPS, who avoided any real problems from Hurricane Matthew. He’s just south of Palm Beach (or can it be considered just north of Miami?).

Think About This:  “Your smile is your logo. Your personality is your business card. How you leave others feeling after having an experience with them is your trademark.”  ~  Jay Danzie


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


October 10, 2016

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The last few days have certainly been, uh, interesting. There was joy and gratitude and the sharing of feelings that bind us as humans. For instance, former promo pro JIM GRAVINA, who is now tearing it up at the DC Agency Shine Creative got married. He and his gorgeous bride are actually on their way to Niagara Falls. Love it! 

Up in Raleigh, where the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew raged, WRAL’s SHELLY LESLIE has quite the story regarding a huge heavy tree that fell…right on the car she was in. The tree fell perfectly between her house, not hitting anything. It fell on the car, but didn’t hurt her or her passenger. It’s angelic.

Bright days ahead for WJLA’s ZOHRA ALNOOR got engaged! The lady with the great smile now has the greatest smile. Yes, happiness in spades for this wonderfully talented young lady. 

Come back tomorrow when we’ll have people news from Portland, Maine..and…



Job Alert – Marketing Producer WLBT Jackson, MS

Job Alert – Creative Services Director KVII Amarillo

Interesting article from The Guardian about how decisions today – decisions that effect every one of our lives – are being made today, and it’s not like in the past.  Read the article and think about how this impacts creatives.

Think About This: “What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you were thankful for today?”  ~ an internet posting




Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


October 7, 2016

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Remember how your heart swelled the first time you heard a first responder described with ‘they run INTO the danger’? Today, give attention and kudos to all the Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina TV people who are working in hurricane conditions. Crews from far away, where all is well, have come to help. Hurricane Matthew, the uninvited weather emergency, isn’t an adventure, it’s a terrible challenge. TV people along the eastern coast are to sleeping in cubicles, eating microwave pizza and pitching in. Whatever needs to be done, they’re there. To make a difference; Making a difference is the reason many chose the biz. Market to market, competitors are colleagues at the moment. Let’s all send them good thoughts of safety. 


October 5, 2016

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There are some people that do their jobs with such ease, it seems as if they are as vital a part of their operations as the building and the machines. They seem indispensible. Such a person is AKILAH MONIFA, who has been the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for CBS in the San Francisco Bay Area. Akilah has been the whirling dervish of the City By The Bay…described by one of her co-workers as ‘the most energetic person I’ve ever known and she knows EVERYbody’. That she does. But even the most ideal pairing has a life span…a new adventure calls and we choose a new path to trod. Akilah is going to take some time off and travel before getting new business cards. In the meantime, she’ll be sorely missed but will continue to write for the Huffington Post and The Progressive Media Project. Everything she does is Well Dunne!

There’s so few words that seem right when someone loses their father. No matter what, losing Your Dad leaves one swamped with emotions, memories and taking care of everyone else first, which is what most Dad’s did for us. When news of a loss is shared, there needs to be a better way to express that you feel the loss as well, even if you never met the person who has transitioned. Sincere condolences go to PETER CARLSON and LINDSAY BLEDSOE on the recent loss of their fathers. 

Think About This: “When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I will no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors. I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else. I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country of no return. Disbelief becomes my constant companion, and anger follows in its wake. I answer the heroic question ‘ Death where is they sting?’ with “it is here in my heart and mind and memories.’ ~ Maya Angelou


October 4, 2016

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Kudos to Promotion Manager JAMES GRIFFEL and the weather crew down at Palm Beach’s WPTV…their live Hurricane Matthew update on Facebook last night was great. Exactly what social media is meant to do. Was too slow to get a screen grab…will have to find out what they used…iPhone, etc. Well Dunne! James.

In NYC today (Tuesday)? Don’t miss your chance to have a picture with a Yeti. I presume it’s a real one, eh? Even in this nutzo election year, a Yeti is pretty rare on the NYC streets. Head to Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza (5th Ave and 23rd St) about 10 and smile. Not sure if saying cheese will set him off, but you can if you want. If you’re otherwise engaged, look for Yetis all over the Apple. 26 of them are promised. Iced coffee will be gratis at Union Square in the afternoon. This is all thanks to the Creatives in the Travel Channel promo department – they’re pushing Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti which premieres Wednesday. Don’t you just love the iced coffee touch? Well Dunne! Travel Channel.

Job Alert – Promo Producer WNYT Albany 

Think About This: “The things that we love tell us what we are.”  ~ Thomas Aquinas


Copyright 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/Katherine Bacon


October 3, 2016

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Just when the reality of it being October hits (meaning the year is quickly running out…how did that happen?) comes very nice news about KENNY LAWRENCE. He’s heading to the lovely mountainous area of Virginia/Tennessee/North Carolina…but not to peep at the colorful leaves. He’s going to take the President and General Manager position at WJHL, the Media General owned CBS affil, officially in Johnson City, TN. He’s been GM down in Lafayette, LA at KLFY, CBS, which was his first GM-ship. But at heart, Kenny is a man who’ headed up creative and programming….did so for CBS in Atlanta, CBS in Boston, Warner Brothers Productions and KCOP in LA. Love it! He graduated from Plymouth State in New Hampshire, making him even more of a fave. I know you’ll all start this Monday off with a hearty, supportive and congratulatory Well Dunne! Kenny!

CLINT GOOCH had a very good weekend. He’s the Assistant Creative Services Director at Fort Smith, AR’s KHBS/KHOG. And he’s now a husband, having tied the knot with the most lovely lady…that’s a weekend event. Best wishes to the Gooch’s.

Hurricane Matthew might make for a very interesting week for the TV folks along the Atlantic coast this week. Good luck ya’ll.

Think About This: “Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling, but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are with what you have.  Just…start.”  ~ Ijeoma Umebinyou

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 26, 2016

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No doubt about it…the man likes mountains. EDWARD MACSALKA has lived, studied and worked in markets where mountains made their presence known. He’s the new CSD at WIAT, Media General’s CBS affil in Birmingham, Alabama, where they have a long ridge named Red Mountain which offers a breathtaking view of the city as well as the ideal broadcast tower placement. Edward’s new station is almost at the top, so he’ll be feeling at home. Mountains he’s enjoyed along the way include the Rockies – he was in Denver with Comcast Communications and ROOT Sports – and the Chugach – he was Promotion Director for Denali’s stations out of Anchorage, Alaska. He’s a University of Colorado Boulder alum who will no doubt have a blast in the south. Big Well Dunne! to you. 

Job Alert – Multi-media Promo Producer KNTV Las Vegas

Job Alert – Video Producer IMDB.com Seattle

Job Alert – VP On-Air Promotions Fox Sports Charlotte

Think About This:  "Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing through one’s head."  ~  Mark Twain

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 23, 2016

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Exotic south Florida offers the ideal environment for gators to thrive. Not just the kind floating about in the canals but the student kind…the grads from the University of Florida. They’re the Gators, as most of you know, and one of them has recently gotten a promotion at Miami’s WSVN, the Sunbeam FOX affiliate. CSD MICHAEL PARENTE sent word that LAUREN MUSKOVAC is now a full-fledged writer producer on his creative team. She had been working as the Creative Services Coordinating Producer and she did a great job. Now she’s donned several hats at the station, including video tape op. While in Gainesville, where UofF is located, she interned at Vista Satellite and got her start in TV at WUFT and WRUF. Sounds like she is One To Watch…sending her a sunny Well Dunne! Lauren.

Job Alert – Creative Services Director KVII Amarillo

Job Alert – Meteorologist WLOX Biloxi

Think About This:  (Thanks PETE BARRETT)  “The greatest danger facing us is ourselves – an irrational fear of the unknown. But there’s no such thing as the unknown…only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.”  ~ Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


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

San Antonio is a lovely city….they like to enjoy life there. They celebrate and dance and sing…all to the background of color and greenery and friendly people. When DON SMITH emailed about his new Marketing Manager, it was another happy moment for the South Texas branch of TV. With all the craziness happening, to hear happy news is a tonic. Former digital team member ANDREW DELGADO is the new Marketing Manager for KENS5, CBS in SA. With his degree in English and Communication Arts from St. Mary’s (were during Fiesta they have an amazing oyster roast!), Andrew has been producing promos and the like for a bit…and now he’s gonna be Don’s wing man. When he was doing digital, Mr D got awarded a Texas AP Broadcasters Award as well as a Murrow. Impressive. OK, everybody, let’s hear a big Well Dunne! Andrew.

Job Alert – Marketing writer/producer KENS San Antonio

Think About This: "Each lifetime we will return to walk in the shoes of a different culture until we understand our Oneness."  ~ Anita

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September 21, 2016

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There’s just something about Midwesterners. It’s a solidness, perhaps. A sense of ‘doing the right thing’ and not expecting applause for it. A sensible approach to life that doesn’t eliminate crazy but knows when to go there. Yes, Midwesterners are an ideal cup of tea. JAMIE PETERSON is a Midwesterner who originally hails from Iowa (did you read that CURTIS MILES?). The Quad Cities to be more precise. He spent summers at Osage Beach, which this Missourian knows well. Jamie chose college at Arizona State in Phoenix, which was a real switch from the verdant spaces near the Mississippi’s banks – and he loved the desert. Stayed there. Jamie is the new Brand Manager of TEGNA’s NBC affil, KPNX,  in The Valley of the Sun, having come from his startup, RedCouch Studio, which focused on boutique TV production and creative concepting. With a background based in art (ask him about the Sistine Chapel of stained glass…no, ask him) he’s got fresh eyes and a lot of enthusiasm as well as a background in the agency biz. So great to meet him! Looking forward to those little Mexican food hole-in-the-walls. And best wishes to his new bride as well…lots going on with him. Well Dunne! Jamie.

Job Alert – Marketing Producer WLBT Jackson MS

Today’s Think About This is not a plug for the amazing talent that Well Dunne! has on the roster, but about the importance of communication…..(the talent is just a bonus….)

Think About This:  “Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”  ~  Stephen Hawking

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 19, 2016

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About half way between San Antonio and Corpus on I-37 is Three Rivers, which is west of Beeville. Thought I knew all the Texas towns but Three Rivers is a new one and we thank TYLER GARCIA for bringing it to our attention. Tyler is from there and he’ll be pretty close to home now that he’s gotten a job with KENS 5, CBS in The Alamo City. CSD DON SMITH has grabbed him to be the new Topical writer producer, a very important slot indeed. Tyler will be heading down to SA from Austin where he’s been writing and producing for KVUE. Tyler graduated from Texas State at San Marcus and is a major sports fan, as are many Texas men. While in the Navy, he was a hospital corpsman…very interesting. A big Texas size Well Dunne! for Tyler.


Did anybody think Jimmy Kimmel was funny at all as host of the Emmys? Yeah, no….


Think About This:   “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”  ~ Robert Heinlein


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 16, 2016

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It’s mercury retrograde which means it’s a time of redoing, rethinking, and returning if you put store in the stars and their influence on our earthly doings. As if on cue (see how that happens – the universe knows!) WKRN CSD RICK SNYDER shares that his new Topical Producer, ERIC PERRY, is a station returnee. Eric worked at WKRN as a news photog a while ago and is now tackling the perfect transition to marketing by doing topicals. Excellent. (Did you say that to yourself like Keanu Reeves would say it? Yeah, you did…) Eric is a Western Kentucky U grad who studied broadcasting and production and got his start in TV at WKYU in Bowling Green before becoming a news shooter in Nashville. He’s also been a Video Production Coordinator at Thrive Creations where he honed his creative working with clients. Rick is a great boss and the Nashville ABC affil is already lovin’ Eric. Well Dunne! 

Job Alert – Multi-Media Content Producer VIZRT, THE LIST  Phoenix

The List, a national news magazine show produced by The E.W. Scripps Company, is seeking a VizRT Artist for designing, executing & implementing virtual set graphics, augmented reality elements & multiplatform marketing graphics. The VizRT Artist must have a passion for news, pop culture and entertainment. Contact Director of Marketing directly by emailing to michel.pelletier@scripps.com


Think About This:   "Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic"  ~ Frank Herbert, Dune

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 15, 2016

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Artists…just love ‘em. Always the first to spot the most fascinating trends and always the most colorfully decked out. WCCO Creative Director CASEY KESPOHL found a fab guy who he snatched up to be his Art Director in the form of DYLAN WILBUR. Dylan had been Design Director out in Oakland for FOX’s KTVU. I bet Minneapolis’ housing prices will be a welcome sight. Dylan has had titles along the way, all about art, of course. He was Broadcast Designer at WISN in Milwaukee, Senior Broadcast Designer at Journal in Las Vegas and Broadcast Designer for Weigel in Milwaukee. Can’t wait to see his talents on display for the Minneapolis market. Well Dunne! Wilbur.

Job Alert – Director OTT Video Products NBC News Digital NYC  #29677BR

Think About This:  “My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”  ~ President Jimmy Carter

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 14, 2016

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New York – Market #1. Over at WNBC, the marketing division has a new #2 in the form of the lovely PHLLLIS OHNEMUS, recently promoted by the one and only MISSY CRAWFORD, VP of Creative and Marketing. Love hearing from MC and this is what she told us about Phyllis: Phyllis is a creative force with over 15 years of experience writing, producing and directing television campaigns.  She’s known for creating fantastic work and she does it with confidence, enthusiasm and a smile.  Phyllis has worked for WNBC since 2005, and as a full-time member of the Creative Services team since 2011.  Her background also includes producing creative campaigns for LXTV and Fox 5 in New York.  Before that she was Director of Marketing at Clear Channel Entertainment in Philadelphia where she oversaw marketing campaigns for Broadway touring shows. In her new role, Phyllis will supervise the Creative Services team.  She will oversee image campaigns, news topicals, I-Team promos, POPs, billboards, print, radio, cable and social media.  She’s studied at Arizona State and Temple. Now this is the most interesting part – she’s been an elephant rider, trapeze artist and dancer for circuses here and in Mexico. Coolness at the epitome of coolness! Wanna hear more about that. In the meantime, let’s have a Big Apple Well Dunne! for Phyllis.


Job Alert – Topical Writer/Producer NECN Boston Job #29683BR


Job Alert – Affiliate Relations and Marketing Specialist COZI TV NYC


Think About This:  “I am still learning.”  ~ Michelangelo at age 87, two years before his death


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 12, 2016

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Lubbock, Texas is a pretty interesting town. Flat as a pancake, there was at one time a briskly selling T-shirt that read “Ski Lubbock”. Halfway between Interstates 40 to the north and 20 to the south, Lubbock is home to such institutions as Prairie Dog Town (kids love that one) and the Buddy Holly Museum. This time of year, the focus is Texas Tech football where the Red Raiders’ QB Mahomes is a Heisman candidate. Lots going on, including the promotion of LINDSEY MEADOR to Marketing Director of KCBD. She’s a Tech grad whose diploma is in advertising and art, which is a great foundation for marketing a TV operation. Lindsey’s been at the Raycom ABC affil for a few years, first as a writer producer for the promo department then as News Marketing Manager. Sounds like she’s doing a great job. Well Dunne! Lindsey.

Job Alert –  Marketing Producer KSWO Lawton

KSWO TV in Lawton, OK is seeking a full-time Marketing Producer. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with hands on knowledge and experience in the production field. Non-linear editing experience is a must, (Adobe Creative Cloud preferred) experience shooting in studio and in the field, strong writing skills and knowledge of proper lighting techniques. This person will be expected to be a team player and take part in all aspects of promotion and marketing, work closely with the news department and will be responsible for writing, shooting and editing daily news topicals. This position reports directly to the Marketing Manager. Must have a clean driving record and pass a drug screening test. A college degree or equivalent is preferred.   Qualified applicants, please apply online (Raycom Media Career site) and attach resume and link to your most recent work.  No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WWSB Sarasota

Job Alert – Creative Services Manager WTXL Tallahassee


 Think About This:  “Compliment people. Sometimes you will say something really small and simple, but it will fit right into an empty space in someone’s heart.”  ~ marcandangel


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 9, 2016

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MARK VALENTINE started as an editor for CNBC and transitioned to Producing on-air promos for them in short order. That led to him being named Creative Director at Lee Hunt Associates/Razorfish. In 2000 he struck out on his own and founded Anatomy Media, Inc., a New  York-based creative agency. Or in their words ‘we make cool stuff.’ Mark is Creative Director there as well as co-owner. His Hot Spot Showcase was a major hit at this year’s PROMAX in NYC. It’s his turn for Five Minutes With…so take it away Mark….

What has ANATOMY been up to lately?
We’ve been working with TNT and Amazon to launch several new scripted series. One of my new favorites is Amazon’s Fleabag starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She’s insanely funny.
“Creative Director” — what do you see that position meaning in the future?
The creative director position will continue to be an important job. As a creative director, I play many roles including casting agent, therapist, interpreter, band leader and car mechanic. It starts with casting the right people for the right parts. Creative directors translate strategic goals into tactical directives and set things in motion. Creative directors help others navigate the creative process. Check out Zane Lowe’s interview with Rick Rubin on YouTube for some great insight on guiding the creative process. Legendary Beatle’s producer George Martin was an incredible creative director. Composer and Beatles expert Scott Freiman has a fantastic lecture on Sgt. Pepper. The making of the Sgt. Pepper album is a master class on creativity.
If you could go back to college, what would you study and why?
Architecture. I’m fascinated by three-dimensional living spaces. I would like to design and build my own house. I can watch those HGTV home renovation shows all day long.
Favorite commercial or promo on the air right now
The recent campaigns for Atlanta, American Horror Story and The Strain caught my attention. The marketing team at FX consistently delivers outstanding work. I always enjoy working with John Landgraf, Stephanie Gibbons, John Varvi and their team. They have a great appreciation for craft.
Favorite commercial or promo of all time
Nike “Write the Future” directed by Alejandro Iñárritu is a tour de force in live-action and editing. Check out the full-length 3-minute version. Iñárritu is a master. On the other side of the spectrum, Kmart’s “Ship my Pants” is one of those remarkable spots. I have no idea how that one made it all the way through.
My first big break…
My first big break was landing an internship at CNBC. A wonderful person named Miranda Patterson made it possible. Her generosity opened a door and allowed me to get my first job in television. My second big break was meeting Lee Hunt. Lee had a very successful branding agency in the 90’s. I was one of the first people Lee hired. It was an incredible learning experience that lasted 8 years. The take-away: find a startup and get involved. It’ll be hard work and you’ll feel like you’re in over your head, but that’s the best place to be. Ideally your personal and professional growth should parallel the growth of the company.
Favorite way to jumpstart a stalled creative streak
Clean my workspace. Clear my desk and start over. It’s my way of hitting the reset button.
Best quick office-type energy boost is
My office is in midtown Manhattan near Bryant Park, which is a great escape. When I’m working at home, I take a walk along the Hudson River. Nature is a great recharge.
My cell phone is (what is means to you or how you use it…)
The smart phone has changed everything. As marketers, we’re still figuring out how to effectively integrate it into our media plans. On a personal level, my wife and I have two teenage boys. Our phones allow us to be connected when we’re not together.
Current Binge watching choice:
I’m currently finishing up Netflix’s Stranger Things. And next, I’ll be watching HBO’s The Night Of.

You have 10 minutes to kill online. What sites do you visit?
The Nerdwriter, Every Frame a Painting, Great Big Story, Devour, Trailer Addict, iTunes trailers, Motionographer, NY Times, Art of the Title, Team Coco and Vox.
Who would you like to spend “Five Minutes With”?
I’d like to spend five minutes with my 18-year-old self. I’d tell myself to work less and travel more.

Think About This:  “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”  ~ Fran Lebowitz

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 8, 2016

Sep 7, 2016 by     Comments Off on September 8, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Love is an amazing thing. One of the many attributes is the way it has of drawing us to places that are quite different than what we are familiar with. Like enticing a south Texas lady to move to Portland, Maine. Now before we go any further, Portland is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S. Art, the ocean, lighthouses, golden trees in the fall, lilacs in the spring, smart people (the current Governor being the exception of course) but come February and March, it’s not Texas-like. That didn’t deter NIKI TURNER from making the move from San Antonio to Portland, following her heart and her hubby to a new city. That was six years ago when she arrived, just two weeks after CSD MATT EARL began at Hearst’s ABC affil WMTW. So, fresh as he was himself, he knew a good thing when he saw it and Matt snapped up the freshly arrived Niki, who had honed her promo chops at KSAT in the Alamo City. A grad of Trinity in SA, Niki was just upped to Assistant Creative Services Director from writer producer…and the story has a happy ending. She sounds so delighted – it makes your day! Well Dunne! Niki.

Bravo and Well Dunne! to everybody at Raycom Media and their fabulous live show benefitting the Louisiana flood victims. The money keeps coming in and it’s past the $800,000 mark. Harry Connick Jr and Randy Jackson hosted and the one and only Aaron Neville sang, among other great acts. Everybody take a bow and don’t forget to keep supporting the good folks who were actually washed away. 

Job Alert – Topical Producer WSOC Charlotte https://jobs.coxmediagroup.com/job/charlotte/writer-producer/1646/2852206

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer/Editor WSOC Charlotte

WSOC/WAXN TV Charlotte, NC has an opening for a Creative Services Producer/Editor. Applicants must be an Adobe After Effects pro and a hands-on non-linear editing wizard, preferably AVID and Premiere.  Candidate must know how to shoot (cinema cameras) with understanding of lighting/cinema lenses. This creative individual will be responsible for writing, shooting & editing hard-hitting, investigative news promos; station image campaigns; syndicated and entertainment driven spots and client commercials. In addition to your creativity, you’ll need excellent verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to work with multiple departments on multiple assignments in a fast paced environment. You must be able to see projects through from start to finish and feel comfortable working within a team. Minimum three years’ experience in news promotion broadcasting/media is required and applicant needs to be proficient on the Mac platform along with having a college degree.  

Job Alert– Senior Graphic Designer KTVU/KICU San Francisco/Oakland (Erik Candiani!!)
KTVU & KICU are looking for an experienced hands-on Senior Graphic Designer.  The ideal candidate has a trained artist’s eye for bold yet uncluttered layout, color and typography, and is not only professionally skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite, but has some experience with Cinema 4D.  Produce designs and graphics for merchandising material, posters, banners, flyers, brochures, letterhead, business cards etc.  Support the graphical needs of the station and team with inspiration, encouragement and assistance.  Work collaboratively, creatively and efficiently to yield eye-catching results. Design still and animated graphics for on-air and taped portions of television news broadcasts. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.
Heavy experience in motion design and video post-production in a professional non-educational environment. High School diploma or GED required.  Two-year degree preferred with an accent in commercial, graphic or animated area of design.  Equivalent professional experience in television/broadcast is also acceptable.  Technical knowledge of broadcast systems and environment preferred. Minimum of 4 years related experience. Must have an online reel or portfolio with roles clearly listed.

Wow… Designer Tom Ford’s NYC Fashion Week runway show was live streamed Wednesday night. Ask yourself…do your newscasts have this kind of accessibility? Looking at lots of station websites and live streaming isn’t as widespread as one would expect. Tom’s people are available for questions if needs must.

Think About This:  “It’s not a lie. It’s a gift for fiction.”  ~ David Mamet, State and Main

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