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June 8, 2017

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Today (June 8th), all you folks at “Big” PROMAX in LA, block out some time between 10:30 and 2:30 Pacific. No, not the Comey testimony (although the ratings for that should be impressive). I’m asking you to get yourself to the Marriott…bring your creativity – and your heart as well. It’s the Caleb and Calder Sloan’s House of Awesome. The point is to create 2,000+ meals in four hours to then be distributed right away to shelters for children, adults and families. You’ll get to decorate and write encouragements alongside all the top creative, marketing and design pros. What a lovely thing to do…using your talents to help.  This wonderfulness is at the behest of PROMAX Board member 2C Media’s CHRIS SLOAN and his wife CARLA. It’s part of the foundation they established in honor of their son CALDER, who would be so proud of his family and what this event is doing. Calder was Mr. Awesome. His loving spirit will be the best part of it all.  Making a contribution to a better world – what better way to show your creativity. Well Dunne! everybody. God bless Calder.

Job Alert – CSD KCNC Denver

Think About This:  “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”  ~  Thomas Campbell

Copyright ©2017 Kate Bacon Well Dunne!Talent

May 16, 2017

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CHRIS and CARLA SLOAN have built an amazing operation in Miami with their 2C Media. Now they’ve added three, including the very talented LARRY WIENER. The UMass Amherst grad got his start in Boston doing a variety of TV jobs at Cablevision then jumped into promo for New England Cable News. He learned promo by writing and producing at WKRN in Nashville, WSVN in Miami (where he got promoted to Promo Manager) before jumping to LA for Fox Broadcasting as Sr. Writer/Producer On-Air Promos. He took the VP/Creative Director position at ION Media Networks and was Director Creative Services for CBS in Miami and VP Marketing and Creative Services at Tribune in Ft Lauderdale. He’s worked for Discovery and most recently was VP Creative for Eclipse Creative. His title with 2C is Creative Director. Very exciting for all involved. Well Dunne! Larry.

But wait – there’s more! BEN FRANK and MARNI WAGNER, who have both worked at 2C, were promoted. Both are now Creative Directors. Ben has a station-side background having done news and topical promos. He was a promo producer for WPLG and was at WTVJ when Chris discovered him, and the rest is, as they say, history. Ben’s work for 2C is on display for promos for CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown as well as the NBC Olympics Opening ceremony promo. MARNI has worked in LA and NYC, as well as traveling as producer for long form network shows. Her latest work is the launch on CMT on Nashville.  Yes, she has a lot of awards – all deserved. Ben and Marni….VERY Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Topical Writer Producer KENS San Antonio (work with DON SMITH and a super newsroom!)

Job Alert – Writer Producer Weigel Broadcasting Chicago

General Job Description:

This isn’t your typical “News Promotion Producer” position, because our priorities are Comedy & Entertainment!  This job is for someone who wants to take the next creative step in their career.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. has an immediate opening for a skilled writer/producer/editor to join our promotion department.  You will be responsible for creating on-air promos for a variety of entertainment, sports and syndicated programming. Our company continues to grow and we need talented people who can accept a creative challenge, and produce innovative and unique promotional content

Duties/Responsibilities:

Write, produce, direct and edit various on-air promotional material

Work with various departments to guide projects through the entire production process

Create unique & clever ways to promote our content digitally

Other duties, as assigned

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a seasoned creative professional with outstanding writing, producing and editing skills as well as strong visual and graphic sense

Previous experience writing, producing and editing promos for television is required

Self-starter who is assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated

Proficient in Adobe Premiere and additional experience in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred

This is a high quality, deadline driven environment

We need professional promotion creatives with demonstrated experience in producing great content from conception through completion

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k and Profit Sharing Plans

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

One block from the aptly named “Restaurant Row”

Think About This:  “Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice have prevented me from feelings of isolation.”  ~ Albert Einstein

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

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

 

August 19, 2016

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In between his travels and workload, we’re thrilled to get to spend Five Minutes With a PROMAX Board member and industry leader CHRIS SLOAN. Chris is the co-founder of 2C Creative, the Miami-based production entity that produces TV programming as well as attention-garnering promos for just about every network. Chris work-life balance is remarkable; his love of aviation has turned into a business that he loves as well. Doubly happy and well deserving. Let’s hear from Chris: 


2C Creative is going strong. How did you get it started?

After enjoying careers on the network side of the business, my wife, Carla, and I founded 2C Creative (then known as 2C Media) in 2005. This was really a turning point for us in recognizing the best way to play to our strengths and, frankly, do it in a place we loved. We had straddled both coasts for some time, working in LA and NY, and 2C brought us to Miami. The weather is great. The people are great. The city has incredible energy.  It’s a world city that doubles as a resort. As hard as we work during the week, we play hard on the weekends in this resort town. I always tell people, when you work at 2C – You do high-end work like you live in NYC, DC, LA, or Atlanta, but you don’t have to endure the traffic, subways, high cost of living, or most importantly – WINTER!


Most exciting project you have been involved with.

On the promo side, we’ve been elated to get the opportunity to work on spots for the past two NBC Olympics broadcasts, which had tremendous, high-profile visibility. Our “Mayweather-Pacquiao” campaign for HBO was also quite exciting.


On the original content side, we’ve gotten a thrill out of creating/producing every single one of our 6 series so far, but we’re particularly pumped for our upcoming reality series, “Dr. Miami,” which we just sold to WE tv.


My first big break was …when I was hired at 16 to produce, shoot and edit a fishing show – “Jimmy Houston Outdoors” and it’s still on the air to this day. I had to clean and dive into 2,000-gallon fish tanks.


Favorite way to jumpstart a stalled creative streak

I head out on my kayak into the Ocean. Being on the water allows me to achieve a clear mental state. Manatees and Dolphins are affable creatures to bounce ideas off. 


Best quick office-type energy boost is

I just gaze out the window of our offices which overlook the Ocean and beautiful Biscayne Bay.


You love aviation. And write about it. How did that start?

I’ve considered myself an “avgeek” for as long as I can remember, my interest in aviation growing out of a fascination of the inner-workings of Miami International Airport. This interest became a hobby that I pursued through plane spotting, collecting memorabilia and securing seats on the first flights of newly launching aircraft.


In 2003, I founded the aviation history/memorabilia site Airchive.com and have, since then, expanded its focus to include commercial airline industry news and analysis, with a staff of reporters stationed around the world. The news site—now known as AirwaysMag.com—has become a leading industry resource with stories and reporters often cited by major news organizations like Forbes, Business Insider, CNN and others. It’s very nerdy but allows me to exercise my journalism passion and go on some very exotic, unsusual trips – often for free. For me, getting there by plane is most of the fun. Weird I know…


Latest campaign or spot you worked on and for whom

Two of our latest projects include the NBC Olympics Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony promo and the graphics package for CNN’s coverage of the presidential elections. Ask me in 2 months and our tremendous 2C Creative Team will have created new magic that I’ll be just as enthused by.


Favorite commercial or promo of all time

MTV’s “The State,” where the critics basically crapped on the show with bad reviews & quotes, and it ends with a quote that “The executive who greenlit this piece of shit should be given a urine exam.” It got my attention to tune in and you know what? The critics were right.


You made the switch from local marketing to more…how did you do that? 

I actually began in national marketing and promo. I made the switch to local (that I still love) for 3 ½ run years to run marketing for a very innovative group of stations at the time known best for WAMI in Miami where we produced 10 hours of local programming a day from a store front glass studio in Miami Beach. The work I did and people I worked with made it my most enjoyable creative experience.


Best part of being on the PROMAX Board.

Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to not only surround themselves with the brightest minds in the business, but also work together to positively influence the future of the marketing, promotion and design industry? I love this re-energized organization. It has been very good to me and to many others. I felt I needed to give back. I encourage people out there to get involved. 


You have 10 minutes to kill online. What sites do you visit?

Aviation websites clearly top that list, but also Twitter, Bring a Trailer, Jalopnik, Funny or Die, and any website to do with the Florida Keys.


Who would you like to spend “Five Minutes With”?

I would say my idol – TED Turner. Are you listening, TED? I know you like bison. I am buying. We can eat at one of your Ted’s Montana Grills.  #


Monday, we’ll tell you about WSOC’s new Promo Manager, a lovely talent who has been called brilliant by her former boss. Yeah. Brilliant. Well Dunne! LACY LEVASSEUR. Details coming…


Think About This:  “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait til you see what it costs to hire an amateur.”  ~ favorite new LinkedIn post


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

April 8, 2015

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It’s been a year since Calder Sloan was heartbreakingly killed in a swimming pool accident. Calder was the 7 year old son of C2 Media’s CHRIS SLOAN, who many of you know from his outstanding creative marketing and programming background as President, Owner and Executive Producer of his Miami-based company. Chris and his family have shown their true inner resolve since, and just this last weekend, the Miami Children’s Museum dedicated an exhibit to Calder and his brother Caleb. The story of the new exhibition from NBC Miami is here – click. Calder was Mr. Awesome, and if you aren’t aware of the outpouring of support from across the globe for him, you should take a moment and research it. The Sloans are leading the fight to get a bill past the Florida legislature mandating upgrades to the safety of swimming pool electricity. They exhibit grace under the most daunting of life’s events. Wishing them a Well Dunne! seems quite inadequate in comparison. Shalom.

 


Job Alert – Producer Editor WXIA Atlanta


Well Dunne! Talent’s DENA YASNER switched it up, trading desert for island paradise with a week long sojourn in Hawaii. On Waikiki, spotted the production of Hawaii Five-O and, if the editors are as good as they have been in the past, Dena might even be in a scene in a future airing. Love the Aloha State and love Ms. Dena as well.


Think About This:  "But sometimes, unexpectedly, a quiet moment finds us and we drop down into the life we have beneath all the rushing and the trying and the endless daily details, sinking into the fertile soil of the sometimes neglected inner life, where the seeds of remembering what matters are planted. What comes from that place, when we give it half a chance, flowers in our lives and the world, creating unexpected changes in the direction of our journey and offering unanticipated blessings to us and those around us." ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

 

April 16, 2014

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Hearts break all the time, and for many reasons.  They heal, but each break leaves its mark. Some say those marks make one stronger. But for those whose heart has broken, the promise of eventual strength is not enough; comfort is required. To that end, please send comfort to 2C Media’s CHRIS SLOAN, whose lovely 7 year old, Calder, was taken from the earth in a devastating accident on Sunday. Calder was a bright light…a smile that will forever be seen in the mind’s eye…a very beloved brother and son. There are no words. So, please send the Sloan family your comfort. Should you be in the Miami area, there will be a gathering. Let me know and I’ll get you details. Baruch dayan emet.



Word of more sudden heartbreak, from Salt Lake City. KTVX Creative Services Director MIKE SPIECHA, who friends call Spike, lost his wife unexpectedly yesterday. Please include him in your thought and prayers.


Think About This:  “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”  ~ John Steinbeck

September 9, 2013

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CHRIS SLOAN’s 2C Media has named an award-winning talent as their Creative Director. Let’s hear it for BRIAN ELOE, who will be heading to Miami after being Creative Director of Impossible. Brian started as an editor at first Hallmark then Starz and has let his inventive talent grow with each slot and promotion. He’s a rabid hockey fan and will no doubt get a kick out of Well Dunne!’s MITCH PHILLIPS, who lends his big voice to Florida Panthers hockey. Well Dunne! Brian. 


PAUL VINCENT is the latest addition to LARRY KELLOGG’s creative team at NBC’s KRCA in Sacramento. Paul had been over at Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate, KTVX. Well Dunne! Paul.

 

Job Alert – KTVU Channel 2 is looking for an experienced Creative Services Writer/Producer.  Great gig – great station – in the Bay Area!  If you can do it all, from topical to image promotion, send your cover letter/resume/reel to:  Jeff Holub  Director of MarketingKTVU Fox 2, TV36 & Group 236   jeff.holub@ktvu.com

 

Do you know what Persado is? You better, since it might take your job. 

 

Think About This:  “It’s time business stops confusing efficiency with effectiveness.”  ~ Kate Bacon

 

March 7, 2013

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GABRIEL REDONDO is one of those lucky guys who was born, raised and now works in one of America’s most amazing locales – San Antonio TX. He’s been at NBC affil WOAI (which is on the river, btw…a very cool spot in the Spurs’  hometown) as part of their creative effort, and is now going to head up the department. He has his broadcasting degree from Texas State University at San Marcus, noted for LBJ’s alma mater. San Marcus is also noted for the amazing outlet mall. Just sayin. Well Dunne! Gabriel.


Speaking of WOAI, let’s hear it for former CSD DAVID STOTTS who has gone to work for the NBA San Antonio Spurs. Well Dunne! David.


Miami’s 2C Media is smokin’ hot. They just finished a project for The Weather Channel. It’s all the promos for the new show Hacking the Planet . The promos highlighted both hand drawn animation with 2D and 3D illustrations.  2C Prez CHRIS SLOAN has been having a very creative year. Well Dunne!


Sometimes, its good to go over the basics of what one is doing, and this Project Management article is quick, easy and worth the time. 


Think About This: “Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them!”  ~  Ryan Ferreras

 

February 27, 2013

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Miami’s 2C Media is smokin’ hot. They just finished a project for The Weather Channel. It’s all the promos for the new show Hacking the Planet which airs tomorrow (Feb 28th) at 8. The promos highlighted both hand drawn animation with 2D and 3D illustrations.  2C Prez CHRIS SLOAN has been having a very creative year. Well Dunne!


Sometimes, its good to go over the basics of what one is doing, and this Project Management article is quick, easy and worth the time. 

 

Think About This: “Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them!”  ~  Ryan Ferreras

 

October 3, 2012

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Austin, Texas is one of those ideal towns (traffic not included, of course) and people really hate to leave once they arrive. That made it easier for MARK WILLENBORG, Director of Creative Services and Marketing at Belo’s ABC affil KVUE when he was looking for an editor and a graphics pro. He didn’t have to look far. KASEY LANSANGAN is his new artist and  he comes over from a slot at KXAN. He’s also worked at WDTN and he did freelance work under the cool name Flying Tricycle. Sitting in the editing seat doing post production work is TYLER WIETHORN, who’s a Longhorn UT grad. He’d been at KEYE doing promo as well as doing animated textbooks (!) for Powerhouse Animation Studios. A double Well Dunne! to Kasey and Tyler.

Promo pro CHRIS SLOAN turned his marketing talents honed at NBC into a successful Miami-based company, 2C Media that produces dynamite promos for lots of other networks. Well Chris has also stepped it up and is producing shows as well. His newest effort premieres Tuesday night at 9 on the Travel Channel. Check it out, and check out the USA Today story as well. Very exciting and Well Dunne! Chris.

 

Think About This:  “There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.”  ~  Antisthenes

 

PROMAX Update Thursday 11:45am

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This morning, "The Upfront and Presentations Survival Kit" session was inspiring, snappy-clever and the clever humor made the room erupt in laughter more than once, too! This was an opportunity to see how the networks have truly agonized to make an impact on the folks who make TV successful – people who buy media. These "mini-post-mortems" gave a quick glimpse into just what goes into these vital "Upfronts" and the collateral material designed to load-up the bullet chambers for sales. 


Our skillful moderator was Well Dunne favorite, CHRIS SLOAN, Prez & ECD of 2C Media.  BRIAN DOLLENMAYER, EVP of Mktg Ops for Fox rolled his plain and simple "We’re Frickin Fox — DEAL WITH IT" programming montage. ANDY BAKER, National Geographic’s EVP (just promoted) and Creative Director shared the brilliant treatments for the series How Sex Works. We saw the one YOU never got to see and the final that aired. Fascinating. SUSAN KANTOR, EVP at Warner Bros/ for Domestic TV Distribution, took the tarp off her team’s process of how The Big Bang Theory is on its way to be the next Friends (and you better believe it, too!).

 

Finally, PATRICK TRETTENERO, VP Creative, Branded Content at USA network perhaps displayed the most magic of all: HOW do you promote a new show that hasn’t even started production yet?" The case study was their new show, Political Animals. (Google it, but it’s where a Big Screen star arrives in hip series Little Screen land with the likes of Sigourney Weaver, with Ellen Burstyn, et. al.) We eyeballed the rough. Then the embellished final using only 10 days of dailies footage. Wow. A stunner. The session ended with the quick war stories of how three months of work gets scuttled in 5 minutes or the record for a promo to air by a network. One said, "about 30 minutes…we asked the chief…pick A, B or C…because it’s airing NOW."