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June 4, 2018

Jun 3, 2018 by     Comments Off on June 4, 2018    Posted under: Featured

There’s a connection between St. Louis and the Tampa area. For ages, the baseball Cardinals held spring camp across the Bay in St. Petersburg. Tampa has all the fun in the sun possibilities the Midwest lacks. And now Tampa has another St. Louis connection because DON BOHAC has joined CSD DENNIS ELSBURY’s creative team at ABC affil WFTS; he’s the new multimedia marketing producer. In The Lou, he was promo producing for KMOV. He’s a southern gent who interned at WSB in Atlanta then went out to El Paso doing Topicals for KFOX. He did a stint at KIRO in Seattle, too. Very cool. Well Dunne! Don.

Job Alert – Creative Producer KEZI Eugene

Job Manager – Creative Services Manager WRDW/WAGM Augusta GA

Think About This:  “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”  ~  Madeline L’Engle A Wrinkle in Time

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!

June 4, 2015

Jun 3, 2015 by     Comments Off on June 4, 2015    Posted under: Featured

She arrived in time for the May sweeps, but with all that was happening, we’re just now getting around to talented and energetic ASHLEY GROOVER. She’s the new promo producer for CSD DENNIS ELSBURY at Scripps’ WFTS, ABC in the Tampa St Pete market. The Jacksonville State U grad was over at Raycom’s Fox affil WBRC in Birmingham before returning to the Sunshine State. Ashley got her start in TV in eastern Alabama at TV-24 and honed her skills at JSU TV. Is it too silly to call her groovy Groover? Everybody is happy so let’s have a cheerful Well Dunne! Ashley.

Job Alert – Director of Marketing WNCN Raleigh 

Director of Marketing: WNCN, the NBC affiliate in Raleigh is seeking a creative and innovative hands-on brand leader with vision and the ability to execute. WNCN is looking for a game changer who will lead and implement research driven brand strategies across multiple platforms as well as oversee all station marketing, news promotion, special projects and graphics. This position will also be responsible for the station community service program. The DM will work closely with all departments and will help coordinate programming and sales promotion. Responsibilities include budgeting, log/inventory management, outside media coordination and co-op relationships. Qualified applicants may apply by sending their resume,cover letter and demo reel to: WNCN-TV; Attn: Human Resources, 1205 Front Street, Raleigh, NC 27609; email hr@wncn.com; and apply online at www.mediageneral.com   EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled Background check and Drug screen required.

Job Alert  – Multi-media Producer/Editor WFTS Tampa

Beaches, palm trees and no snow!  The Florida lifestyle is just as good outside of work as it is working with the team at WFTS Media in Tampa ,FL (Mkt 13). WFTS/ABC Action News is looking for its next great Creative Services multi-media producer/editor.  Applicants must have a proven track record of producing compelling promotional spots, along with being skilled in social media content and marketing, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This person will have experience working with camera, audio and lighting equipment, ability to work with tight deadlines and a good understanding of graphics and visual effects is needed. You will also participate in community events. Most of all, this person will bring a positive, innovative attitude to a great place to work! Please provide a link to review samples of your work. Apply at Scripps.com/careers 

Key Activities:

  • Write and produce promotional spots, PSAs, marketing campaigns and other material as needed for on-air and external media.
  • Work closely with Creative Services management and newsroom staff on story development and promotional script ideas.
  • Execute video projects production, including videography, lighting, and editing. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in creative field production and editing of promotional spots.
  • Experience working with camera, audio and lighting equipment.
  • Ability to shoot and edit video for digital platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut X, a plus.
  • Superb attention to detail, time management, and communications skills.
  • Able to Work flexible hours including some weekends  WFTS – ABC Action News 4045 N Himes Tampa FL 33607

Think About This: “It will be our love not our opinions that will be our greatest contribution to the world.”  ~ Bob Goff

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent



June 24, 2013

Jun 23, 2013 by     Comments Off on June 24, 2013    Posted under: Featured

 Nothing like a change of scenery. Imagine (and watch how you pronounce that…as a Midwestener, the recent reminder was that it’s an ‘ah’ sound not an “e” at the start of the word) the beauty of the west as exemplified in Salt Lake City…now picture the lush beaches and palms of Florida’s Tampa Bay area. That’s what BRYAN JOHNSON has done –  he’s now working hard for CSD DENNIS ELSBURY at ABC affil WFTS. He made the change from the FOX affil in SLC, KTSU. And he’s recently married, too. All change – all good.  He’s a grad of Dixie State U, where he earned the Communications Student of the Year honor, and has worked at KCSG in St. George. Well Dunne! Bryan.

Station Summit is on in Vegas.  The words “Hangover 4” keep coming to mind…   Be on the lookout for some of the coolest folks who are going to be checking in with us…thus making the ‘what happens in Vegas’ line pretty much useless. 

Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY is at the right place at the right time. Her view of the Super Moon was from the Grand Canyon. To say it’s breathtaking isn’t doing it justice. Lucky (and talented) lady.

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


October 18, 2011

Oct 17, 2011 by     Comments Off on October 18, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

Trading the nearly-Gulf Coast locale of Houston for the honestly Gulf Coast locale of Tampa is GAYLE HALVORSEN. She’s headed to the Tampa Bay area to become the new Promotion Manager for Scripp’s WFTS, working with super CSD DENNIS ELSBURY. Gayle is taking leave of her Local Programming Producer/Creative Services Producer position at Tribune’s KIAH. She’s a grad of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (wonder if she’s a St. Louis Cardinals fan…) who has worked at KSNW in Wichita as well as KHOU, Belo’s CBS affil in Houston. Along the way, she was a creative for Pug House Productions. She’s going to love Tampa Bay and is en route now. Plus she gets to work with Well Dunne! Talent’s RICH VANSLYKE. Well Dunne! Gayle.

Job Correction – Raleigh’s WNCN isn’t looking for a Marketing Manager. They’re looking for a Promotion Manager. Imagine how much fun that was for STEVE PATRICK to read while at his Grandfather’s funeral. Ouch. Promo Manager candidates, let Steve know you’re interested. 

Graphics people – do you like the new logo for the Portland Art Museum?

Think About This: “Perfection is achieved, now when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery


October 14, 2011

Oct 13, 2011 by     Comments Off on October 14, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

What a lucky lady CHRISTINA ROMENTO Is….she gets to work with DON SMITH and DREW FOWLER at Sacramento’s KOVR. Christina is making the switch from being at FOX in Austin (shout out to DANI DUDEK). Christina is a writer producer of the promo variety and has worked at FOX Chicago and FOX Portland as well as KGMB in Hawaii. She’s a Washington State U grad who is going to be much closer to her family in California’s capital. Well Dunne! Christina.

Down Tampa way, CSD DENNIS ELSBURY at ABC affil WFTS has found a new Promotion Manager. He’ll have details next time.

Former ABC Toledo CSD TERRY KOWALSKI is on the lookout for jobs that would bring him further East…closer to his children. New York is the aim. So all you folks about to make a hire…give Terry the first shot.


Anybody want to move to Bhutan? This is the best thing ever – it’s a country where they have not a gross domestic product but a Gross National Happiness Index which measures the population’s well-being, the community ties and environmental harmony. Shangra-La. Who’s with me? 


Think About This: If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.  ~ Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker

August 10, 2011

Aug 9, 2011 by     Comments Off on August 10, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

That was fast! KARLENE BALL is already at home at WGGB, the ABC affil in bucolic Springfield, Massachusetts. She and her family moved back north after being in Tampa, where she worked with CSD DENNIS ELSBURY as Promo Manager at WFTS, ABC in the Sunshine bay market. Now, they’re close to family and she’s at home with a new job. Well Dunne! Karlene. See you soon!

Speaking of DENNIS ELSBURY, he’s still looking for the perfect candidate for his Promo Manager slot at ABC in Tampa Bay. I can honestly say that the right person will adore this job and be happy amongst the palms for a long time. So get moving! Dennis is a certified Good guy CSD and Tampa has great housing, a super nightlife plus Neiman Marcus. Who could ask for anything more?

Job Alert – the English language division of China’s CCTV is looking for a Creative Director. Email the dazzling details about you to focusasia1@gmail.com  

Job Alert – entry level TV promo marketing production coordinator needed at Studio City in LA. 

Do you know what the 5 C’s of leadership, according to PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi? You will if you click here. 

Think About This: "A new idea is delicate.  It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke, or worried to death by a frown on the right person’s brow."  – Charles Brower


Jul 19, 2011 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Uncategorized

That huge dust storm that hit Phoenix on Monday…was that just a natural celebration for TIM MCSPADDEN? Yes – no?  No matter…Tim has reason to celebrate – he has a new slot as Creative Services Director of KPHO, Meredith’s CBS in Arizona’s capital. Tim has a fascinating background in TV marketing and TV production. The Cal State Long Beach grad worked for Bernie Brillstein’s company at one time and for several prodco’s who had sitcoms on networks. Tim got into TV promo and found himself Sr. Promo Writer Producer at KPNX, NBC in Phoenix. Next stop was as Assistant Creative Services Director of WABC in NYC. After running a creative service for stations in between CSD’s, Tim began production on Love A La Carte, his feature film. It’s in post right now. Can’t wait to see it. Perhaps Tim’s Art Director at KPHO, CHRIS AYERS,  will show it as part of his backyard cinema series, weather and dust permitting of course. Well Dunne! Tim. Great news. 

Bravo to FRANCES BERWICK who was bumped to President Bravo and Style Media.  Ms. Frances gets to, with a straight face, look people in the eye and say “I’m president of Style”…isn’t that fun! Well Dunne! Frances.

Job Alert – WFTS in Tampa is on the hunt for a Promo Producer. CSD DENNIS ELSBURY would be the man to impress.

Think About This: "You can recognize a pioneer by the arrows in his back."  – Beverly Rubik


Wednesday January 12, 2011

Jan 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on Wednesday January 12, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

Every single state has snow right now. Yep, even Hawaii (the Big Island)…except Florida. Which is where we kick off today’s post. In Tampa, actually. Let’s all raise our OJ’s in a toast to the newly promoted KARLENE BALL, who is now the Promotion Manager of Scripps’ ABC affil WFTS in the Tampa Bay area. An upstate New Yorker by birth, Karlene and her then-boyfriend, now hubby, got sick to death of the winters and they did what many of us have threatened to do – quit the jobs and moved to the beach. With her degree from Plattsburg State in hand plus a resume that included FOX in Albany, Karlene found herself in Tampa and WFTS found her. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. She learned how to do TV by doing all the TV jobs, like chyron operator, and landed in the Creative Services department, where she’s steadily been honing her craft. When then-CSD DONNA WILSON got a bump to GM in Tulsa, it was Senior Writer Producer Karlene who kept things going before now CSD DENNIS ELSBURY arrived. This is a fun little twist – as Promotion Manager, she’s working with Dennis for a second time…he was Promo Manager when she first came to the station. Lots of great karma here, including the fact Karlene is a recent mom. Her 4 month old daughter is never that far away thanks to computers and the fact we can email pix all the time. Well Dunne! Karlene!

OPRAH’s very own network, called OWN as you know, is no doubt throwing kisses at the talented crew at BIGSMACK, who took the Bruce Mao Design logo and turned it into an on-air look and promo kit. They did the coolest thing – color coding the elements for each different daypart. Love that. Well Dunne! ANDY HANN and CREW.

You have plans for Thursday night, January 27? Sure, you have to be in the LA area, but other than that, there’s no reason not to spend the evening at The Geffen Playhouse (an absolutely great venue) with PROMAXbda and Neil LaBute’s latest play, The Break of Noon. PROMAX has all the deets.

Think About This: “Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Tuesday January 11, 2011

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SUSANNE McAVOY got a fab promotion! She’s now EVP of Marketing for Crown Media Holdings, which is the legal and fancy way to say Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. She’s in the NYC office, not the LA one. The Vanderbilt grad has been doing Ad Sales Marketing for Hallmark as well as Bravo. Great way to kick off the year. Well Dunne! Susanne.

The newest Starz team member is THEANO APAOSTOLOU, taking over as SVP of Corporate  Communications and Programming Publicity. Theano is the new TOM SOUTHWICK, who is now enjoying retirement. He’ll be making the switch from being SVP of Publicity, Talent Relations and Promotional Events for AMC. She’s definitely in line for a big Well Dunne!

Pop the cork on the bubbly…former ABC Net Creative honcho, PROMAX board member and great looking guy MIKE BENSON is engaged. Best wishes to the lucky groom and his bride-to-be, All My Children actress Rebecca Budig.

Job Alert ~ Sr. Writer Producer is open in Tampa at ABC affil WFTS. Come on, who doesn’t want to work for a great CSD like DENNIS ELSBURY or live in the land of palms and fresh seafood?

Job Alert ~ Speaking of fresh seafood and great CSD’s…KYLE CLAUDE is on the hunt for a Promotions Manager down in Mobile at his FOX affil right on the Gulf.

NATPE is just around the corner. Anybody with NATPE info, news or even questions, please let me know.

Think About This: "Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished.  If you’re alive, it isn’t."  ~ Richard Bach

August 16, 2010

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The sandy beaches of the Tampa Bay area seems to have won out over the breathtaking mountain scenes of Salt Lake City. At least that’s the case for DENNIS ELSBURY. He once was part of the WFTS TV creative team – that’s Scripps’ ABC affil – handling news promotion. Then he headed west to be Director of Marketing and Promotion at Newport’s three station operation WTVX (ABC), KUCW (CW) and independent The Hive TV. Dennis holds a Mass Comm/Journalism degree from Iowa State and has worked at WSBT in South Bend as well as WFTV/WRDQ in Orlando. Mr. E has also been a Communications and Marketing Specialist for the state of Utah. Well Dunne! Dennis. He’ll be on the job mid-September.

Promotion time for Speed Channel’s NANCY MACDONALD, who has added Vice President to her Marketing and Promotions title. The Syracuse grad has been working her way up the ladder at Speed, first as Marketing Manager, then Director of Marketing and Promotions now adding the VP to it. Very Well Dunne! Nancy.  Speed is, of course, based in Charlotte.

JOB ALERTABC in Fresno needs a CSD.

The broadcast audience is aging faster than the population. So what does that mean anyway?

Think About This: "Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose:, with every other person on the planet—because it is the purpose of humanity. Your inner purpose is an essential part of the purpose of the whole, the universe and its emerging intelligence." ~  Eckhart Tolle