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June 16, 2016

Jun 15, 2016 by     Comments Off on June 16, 2016    Posted under: Featured

New York New York is a helluva of town. While Day 2 goings on are being written up, let’s hear from the one and only RAY ECKE, PR guru extraordinaire, who had a super Tuesday at PROMAX NYC.

Day one of PromaxBDA always reminds me of the first day of college: people shuffling in with luggage and laptops, long lines to register, reconnected with friends they haven’t seen in months, and of course some looking confused and overwhelmed. The only ones missing are tearful parents waving goodbyes…


Kicking off the PromaxBDA 2016 was the well attended Leader Institute session “May-December (and January-July) Relationships: Finding Common Ground Through Intergenerational Dynamics, hosted by office culture expert Jocelyn Greenky, which focused best practices for working in an office with Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, Gen Z’ers and Millennials. After the session I chatted with Alberto Scirocco, Creative Director of the Columbus, OH-based design/animation studio Leftchannel and his new Executive Producer Andrew Kobliska; spotted Greenky lunching with Andy Goldman, Chief Strategy Officer, TVTibi and Carolyn Bernstein, Head of sales and Marketing at zap2it (a Tribune Media company)…

From there is was off to find our inner nerd at Keynote: Nerds Rising with filmmaker/podcaster Kevin Smith and Andy Signore of Screen Junkies followed by a surpassingly salient conversation about politics and political coverage political consultant James Caraville, radio host Hugh Hewitt, veteran news producer Rick Kaplan, hosted by Katie Couric.

 In between I had a chance to check out the latest guitars being given away by the folks at Stephen Arnold Music. Hanging around the veteran sonic branding experts guitar display was the company’s sales mavericks Noelle Alanis and Tinley Bone as well as Stephen himself, looking very much like he’d love to play the four guitars they’re giving away, which are beautiful recreations of classic guitars used by The Beatles, including a Hofner violin bass guitar.

Day one ended with a conversation with Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient John Miller, CMO of NBC Olympics — a class act and someone largely responsible for PromaxBDA becoming they must-attend event for everyone in the creative arts industry, followed by an excellent bash at South Street Seaport.

Day 2 looks  was equally promising…Lets hope everyone find their classrooms easily.

Wonderful PR man DAN HARARY pointed out my spelling is not all that great, so for those who understand the beauty of a well-spelled name, let’s try this one again….LEILA AMIRSADEGHI of Eclipse.

Think About This: “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts and never hope more than you work.”  ~ Rita Mae Brown

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


August 11, 2011

Aug 10, 2011 by     Comments Off on August 11, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

All kinds of hot news from BigSmack, the marketing company headquartered in Philly. First, they’re now residents of NYC’s Flatiron district..Yep, a NYC office. Second, they have upped their game website-wise. And last but definitely not least, they hired ANDREW KOBLISKA to be their Head of Marketing and Business Development. Andrew and BigSmack CD ANDY HAHN worked together in the past when the two A’s were at LA’s SMOG and then at Pittard Sullivan. Andrew K has done some fascinating work for DIRECTV where he had the title Executive Director of  Creative Services and On-Air. Well Dunne! you Andys.

Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer at NY1 in, duh, New York. Time Warner’s website has all the details.

Job Alert – Manager of Marketing and Promotions at WTVC in Chattanooga, TN

Not been a lot of great news out of Spartanburg, SC’s WSPA. Still looking for a Creative, they also are now on the hunt for a GM. Meanwhile, one of their news photogs, JIMMY MOORE, is undergoing spinal surgery following an accident on I-85. Sending best healing wishes to Jimmy. I’m sure you’ll all agree.

Belated birthday wishes to KELLY PIDGEON, the wonderful voice actor who just signed his first ABC affiliate. Here to many more – birthdays!

Think About This: "New ideas are always criticized – not because an idea lacks merit, but because it might turn out to be workable, which would threaten the reputations of many people whose opinions conflict with it.  Some people may even lose their jobs."    – physicist, requested anonymity