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February 16, 2018

Feb 15, 2018 by     Comments Off on February 16, 2018    Posted under: Featured

Why does WFTS CSD (actually Director of Multimedia Marketing) DENNIS ELSBURY have a rare opening at his shop down in Tampa? Because he’s losing a great guy to market #3.  Heading north to the Windy City is JIM HILL, who will be checking in at FOX there, WFLD. Jim has been Senior Writer Producer for the marketing efforts of the Scripps ABC. Jim is going to be ‘home’ in Chicago and nearer family. Yeah, that’s always the best. The SIU-Carbondale grad hones his marketing chops at WTWO in Terre Haute as well as WTMJ in Milwaukee. I wonder if he’s a Cubs or Sox fan….we’ll find out. Big Well Dunne! Jim.

Job Alert – Multimedia Marketing Producer/Editor WFTS Tampa

Work at a place you really enjoy! Plus, off the clock, you can be at the beach, in a world-class theme park or just relaxing in the 70+ degree weather during winter!  WFTS-TV (mkt 13) in Tampa, Florida is looking for the next great Multimedia Marketing Producer/Editor. Live and work where everyone else vacations. The Multi-Media Producer/Editor is responsible for fully producing on-air promotions, proof of performance, and station sponsorship spots. Will also work with Creative Services Director on execution of brand strategy and direction. Link here. 

Job Alert – Writer Producer WLKY Louisville

Work for a station churning out Creative Directors! WLKY in Louisville, KY has an opening for a seasoned writer/producer who’s ready to move up the ladder.  This challenging night side position will give you plenty of opportunities to showcase your unique skills at one of the country’s top CBS affiliates. Work with awesome cinema cameras, motion and time lapse gear, smoking hot computers, and a team ready to help execute your groundbreaking idea! Link here  BTW, here’s links to some of the work WLKY has recently done. Well dunne, if you must. Spot 1     Spot 2

All you Dallas Fort Worth marketing types. Brett Shipp is running for Congress. Yes, the same Brett Shipp that was a respected WFAA reporter. Son of legendary Assignment Editor Bert Shipp, Brett is always in need of some help. He’s a good guy. Look it up. Do something. Make a difference.

Think About This:  “When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you do not blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet, it we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, an dyou show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.”  ~  Thich Nhat Hanh

Copyright © 2018  Kate Bacon/Well Dunne!

April 22, 2015

Apr 21, 2015 by     Comments Off on April 22, 2015    Posted under: Featured

One of the most amazing discoveries about life is that there’s a synchronicity to events that defy explanation. Like when there’s a lot of news happening in one specific market at one time. Like today….that market is Raleigh, where two cool events are transpiring. First, there’s WTVD’s MARYANN BALBO. She’s a dynamo who has a real knack for marketing in the true sense of the word, always coming up with Win-Win situations for clients and the station needs. She’s been the Director of Marketing and Digital at the ABC owned station in North Carolina’s capital. She honed those chops at NBC affil WNCN where she held a series of increasing responsibility jobs. She even took a Florida slot at the Tampa Bay Times as Senior Digital Advertising Manager. Got tapped as finalist for Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year, too. Now Ms. Maryann is stepping up to a slot she’s long coveted – GM. She’s headed to Huntsville where she’ll be GM of CW affil WHDF. Adding to the patina of ‘dream job’ is Mr. Balbo who will be LSM at the station. Well Dunne! and never stop smiling Maryann!

Kudos to WNCN, NBC in Raleigh, and ROBBY THOMAS’ creative team for the recently bestowed Silver Telly for their PSA Brake For Buses. Sweet….Well Dunne!


BERT SHIPP has passed.  He was the assignment editor at WFAA…more than that really. He was an amazing teacher and someone who made WFAA the best. He taught the following lesson, which is, to this day, the one that has left the biggest impression on this writer: Never spit in the wastebasket. What looks like a throwaway at 10 in the morning might be the story that saves the day at 5. Excellent advice, Bert. Condolences to Bart Shipp, his son, and the rest of the Shipp family.

Think About This: What if every wrinkle, scar, or gray hair only made you more beautiful? What if every tear you’ve shed, mistake you’ve made, and challenge you’ve faced, only drew you closer to the light? And what if, for every breath you’ve taken, every sentence you’ve spoken, and every path you’ve chosen, your fans in the unseen multiplied? Well, I’d say it’s about time you found out. ~ The Universe

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent