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February 19, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 by     Comments Off on February 19, 2018    Posted under: Featured

It’s a day off. No mail…no work, right? If only…but here are a few jobs, a personal paragraph about what the power of broadcast can and has to do, and a very good Think About This. Happy President’s Day….now do the American thing and go shopping.

Job Alert – Creative Writer Producer WTAE Pittsburgh

Job Alert – Brand Manager KIRO Seattle

Job Alert – Audience Development and Brand Manager WMC Memphis

ABC Network founder and broadcast icon LEONARD GOLDENSON achieved amazing things. In the last interview of his life, sitting on his sofa overlooking the Gulf from his penthouse on Longboat Key, he shared what he was most proud of. It was his non-business endeavors that he championed. Using his power, money, influence, time and energy, he reached out and made a positive difference. He co-founded United Cerebral Palsy, an affliction his daughter Cookie was born with, putting the first UCP telethon on what is now WBBM in Chicago. His most proud achievement was being instrumental in the American With Disabilities Act, which was recently gutted by people in DC. This is a challenge to all the ABC employees and bosses to step up and, in the spirit of Mr. Goldenson, to reverse these changes that abandon the most vulnerable of us. It’s the right thing to do.

Think About This:  do you know why dogs are so quick to wag their tails and cats are so quick to purr? Even the ones that have been lonely, abused, and betrayed? Because, as is true of all animals, they were instilled with the distant awareness that no matter what the world shows them, they’re still deeply loved and needed, that their presence alone has made a difference, and that in just the shake of a leg, seemingly without reason or rhyme, everything can FANTASTICALLY change for the better. As is true of all people, except sometimes they tend to forget. ~ The Universe (tut.com)

Copyright © 2018  Kate Bacon/Well Dunne!

February 17, 2018

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What? A weekend edition of Well Dunne!?  Why not. Because it’s for a great documentary done by a very important man….and its a great way to spend your time. If you can’t catch it, then record it for later. But check out Memphis: Facing the Cross which is the story of Andrew Young’s revisiting Memphis and the Lorraine Motel where he witnessed the assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr…his friend and mentor.  Google Andrew Young if you don’t know who he is. There might be a quiz…

Here’s the cities, stations and times you have to choose from this weekend:

St Louis   KPLR  Saturday Feb 17 at 8pm

New York City  WWOR  Sunday Feb. 18 at 3pm
Milwaukee    WISN  Sunday Feb. 18 at 4pm
Pittsburgh   WTAE  Sunday Feb 18 at 5pm

Shout out to BONNIE BARCLAY and all her good work with Andrew Young’s Foundation.


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!

February 15, 2018

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Producer List Alert…yes, there never seems to be enough good producers for today’s market. I suggest that market forces should react and thus raise salaries for them, but that’s just basic economics from an MBA class…

KCTV – Kansas City (Mike Stewart)

KTVU – Oakland

WYFF – Greenville SC

WKBN  – Youngstown

KING – Seattle

WLAX – LaCrosse

KXRM – Colorado Springs

WTXL – Tallahassee

WAFF – Huntsville

KFOX – El Paso

WLBT – Jackson, MS

Internationally (yes, internationally) let’s include DAVID EILENBERG now Chief Creative Office of ITV America and GREG DREBIN to Executive Vice President Worldwide Marketing of 20th Century Fox TV Distribution from Sr. VP Worldwide Marketing there. Well Dunne! gents.


Job Alert – Originals Creative Producer Netflix LA

Job Alert – Brand Management Sr Level The Richard Group Dallas


Think About This: “The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” – Haldir, Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Copyright © 2018  Kate Bacon/Well Dunne!

Valentine’s Day 2018

Feb 13, 2018 by     Comments Off on Valentine’s Day 2018    Posted under: Featured

Off to the Bay Area…that’s KATHIE SMITH’s plan. She’s going to FOX’s KTVU to head up creative/marketing…so many different titles do they all really mean something different? It’s a VP slot..bravo. Ms. Smith is going to be leaving FOX KTBC in Austin. Yep, everybody’s favorite city Austin, capital of Texas and all-round amazing place to live.  And that’s a VP slot as well. Kathie’s been in Austin quite some time, so she’s no doubt got a lot of packing to do. Let’s all wish her a Well Dunne!

What can one do when one fails to live up to a promise? Humbly apologize and hope that it’s a learning situation. Such is the case with the one and wonderful BONNIE BARCLAY, whose involvement with Andrew Young Foundation’s documentaries had a high note last Friday evening, when their latest doc hit the airwaves in Tampa, Detroit, Mobile, Minneapolis, Macon and Tallahassee. Should have been in last Friday’s post. Totally dropped the ball. Mea culpa. But wait..there’s hope –  in market #1! You New Yorkers can tune in to WWOR this coming Sunday, February 18 at 3pm. The doc is called Facing the Cross. Andrew Young returns to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. for the first time since witnessing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch. Or record. Quality TV meets history. Rare and worth the time. Well Dunne! Ms. Barclay.

Let’s hear it for GENE ROBINSON who got a promotion recently. He had been Interim Chief Operating Officer for Arizona Public Media in Tucson for the past several months. His usual role was Director of Marketing-Communications and Brand Manager. But he got the official new title (and not doubt duties and compensation) Chief Marketing Officer. Well Dunne! Gene.

Job Alert – Director of Marketing and Audience Development WWBT Richmond

Job Alert – Senior Promo Producer WKMG Orlando

Job Alert – Producer KING Seattle

Think About This: “I will not give up the flowers in my heart just because the world is a hard place. The world is only hard because it needs more flower hearted people.”  ~  Nikita Gill

Copyright © 2018  Kate Bacon/Well Dunne!

February 9, 2018

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It will be interesting to see how NICOLE MARAFIOTI likes St. Louis Italian food. See, St. Louis has the best Italian food this side of Rome, and that includes the greater New York area. Don’t argue about it; all the experts and your taste buds know it’s true. Nicole, who is helming the marketing area of NBC affil KSDK in the Arch City, has come over from New Jersey, where in a family-run little place, this writer has personally enjoyed a pizza that rivals the one and only Farrottos. Nicole knows food – she took a turn into TV from being Senior Brand Manager for Pinnacle Foods and was Team Leader for French’s Foods. She also held marketing slots for Johnsonville Sausages and Wells Dairies. Her degree is from Western Washington University. Get over to The Hill Nicole and let us know what you like best. Well Dunne!

Want to help make someone’s Valentine’s Day? Of course you do. When LAUREL PORTIE left The List to go head up new media at the Barrow Neurological Institute, she instituted cool things to help the patients. SO lets make those folks happy. Here’s how…in her words: Want to do something AWESOME for Valentine’s Day? Send a card to one of our patients at Barrow. You crete the card.  Laurel will cover the cost and deliver it for you! Go here http://bit.ly/PatientVCard

Netflix rolled a $5 million dollar marketing dice and Forbes weighed in.

Job Alert – Marketing Director The Animal Foundation Las Vegas

Job Alert – Promo Producer MTV International NYC

Job Alert – Marketing Director KVUE Austin

Think About This: “Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.”  F Scott Fitzgerald

February 8, 2018

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An Austin lady for the open Austin CSD slot at KVUE…sounds good! Wait..it’s Marketing Manager. Or Marketing Director. So many titles…we need to discuss that at a later date. Back to business – Come February 19th, COLLEEN HARTMAN is joining the Tegna ABC affil team in Austin’s capital, coming over from an agency there called Social Distillery. Colleen’s background includes being head of Paid and Social Media for W2O group, where she was upped from AE, Global Digital Marketing Lead for Mitsubishi. With her degree from Cincinnati’s Xavier U, Colleen did the news thing as a producer for WXIX and WLWT there then produced news for two stations in Madison, Wisconsin before launching the Cooking Connection concept for HEB (favorite company alert…they are fabulous) Groceries in Waco. She’s lived in Atlanta, Louisville and never forgot the coolness factor of Austin. Everybody seems particularly happy and thanks to KRISTIE GONZALEZ for the lovely info. Well Dunne! Colleen.

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WEVV Evansville, IN

Job Alert – Digital Media Director KSTP St Paul

Job Alert – (Not a joke) Director of Marketing and Business Development US Federal Government Washington DC

Think About This: “The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually to make a new man of himself. “  ~  Wang Yang-Ming

February 6, 2018

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Got several announcements awaiting the corporate okee-dokee, so nobody in particular is being highlighted here today. Gotta say there’s a lot of ‘stay put and keep your head down’ out there in TV marketing world.

Job Alert – Associate Creative Director HBO NYC

Well, the totally unscientific but totally creative group of writers, producers and art directors that constitute the bulk of daily contacts all seem in agreement….the Super Bowl spots were, by and large, $5 million that might have been better spent elsewhere. A brilliant attorney (he does Supreme Court cases) was confused by several, and, as stated, this guy is top of the smart chart. Was it a manner of many spots being too cool for the room? My dad never got confused looking at spots in the SB although he never could figure out why McArthur Park left the cake out in the rain.  Is there some kind of communication shorthand going on? Is it generational? The age range for the unscientific pros starts at 27, so that can’t be it. Just wondering why some spots left viewers scratching their heads. Is confusion a way to drive sales? Is ironic sarcasm a new ad category?

Think About This: “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; ‘tis dearness only that gives everything its value.”  ~  Thomas Paine

February 2, 2018

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Another creative light has gone out. STEFAN GERBER passed away while in surgery on Thursday. Gerber was a master of words….a man whose ability to communicate was unparalleled. A former colleague said he learned from him…such things as ‘take the last idea on a piece of copy and use that last line as the first line for the rewrite.” That was the essence of Stefan – pushing you to think one step beyond the obvious. Brilliant. Strong. Gerber was one of the names and leaders of the uber-creative LA-based Jacobs & Gerber agency. They employed the top of the line talents of the day, devising award-winning as well as ratings generating work for many of the CBS operating units, ie Entertainment, O&O’s and News. In recent years, Stefan was the Creative Director for Air Planet at Planet 365. A UCLA grad with a Masters degree in English, he did his undergrad work at Berkeley. His talent must have been genetic; his sons went into the advertising industry. Please think of his family and remember to push yourself beyond the safe zone. All our work becomes our legacy.

Think About This: “Sit here, so I may write you into a poem and make you eternal,”  ~  Kamand Kojouri

January 31, 2018

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MIKE BENSON, Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios, has got one hot, hot, hot promo for the upcoming Amazon Prime Original Series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. It’s 60 seconds and it’s going to run in the SuperBowl. Yep, a full minute in THE game.  Starring ‘you loved him on The Office’ John Krasinski in the lead role with New Orleans’ Wendell Pierce as well. The series doesn’t hit our screens until August 31, so this is a total tease. Yes, Benson is still doing kick-it work and the spot seems destined for a “best Super Bowl spots’ perch. Well Dunne! Mike and crew.

What? Hard to get hold of? Moi? Yes, but that’s what happens when one shoots a TV pilot. Details, in all their adorableness, to come. I’ll get back to everybody….be cool.

Job Alert – Promotion Manager WKMG Orlando

WKMG News 6, the CBS Affiliate in Orlando, FL is looking for a highly motivated, seasoned, creative professional to join our team as Promotion Manager.  The qualified candidate is creative, strategic, innovative and able to create strong messages on all platforms that capture audiences and move them to act.  The candidate will work closely with the Creative Services Director to develop and execute marketing strategies for the station and lead a team of producers in creating quality promos that further the brand and drive ratings.  The manager will also conceptualize, write and edit high-end campaigns for news, promotion and community service projects.

Qualifications: * Work closely with Creative Services Director

*Conceptualize, write, direct talent, edit and produce targeted campaigns that address WKMG’s promotional needs.

* Identify and implement promotional strategies to increase ratings, awareness and revenue on all platforms.

*Supervise and assist producers in shooting and editing brand and topical promotion to increase shooting/lighting

techniques, editing skills, after effects skills and production values.                                                                               

* Create schedules for creative team and assist in producer reviews.

*Interpret research and data into actionable marketing tactics.

*Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays

*Reports to Creative Services/Marketing Director

Requirements: *A minimum of five years in advertising and promotion experience with promotion-specific record of success in the television/news industry, brand management or marketing/ digital/ advertising agency.

*Creative chops to cut through the clutter, grab viewer’s attention and motivate tune-in through compelling copy and clear vision.

*Must have experience in producing top rate projects from conception through completion.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills

*Must be a highly organized, detail oriented problem solver with the ability to find solutions in rapidly changing environments.

*Self-motivated with ability to work in fast paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities.

*Highly experienced in directing talent, camera and lighting crews.

*Strong cinema and/or ENG camera skills with attention to technical detail.

*Strong non-linear editing, photo shop and after effects skills.

*Ability to elevate the quality and direction of a producer’s work.

* Possess and maintains a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the     


*Must be able to submit a reel with work exhibiting these skills.


Adobe CC (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator) are essential

Send resume or Email to: Creative Services Director, kpeoples@wkmg.com

No Phone Calls Please  Note: Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment background checks, including drug screen, required reference checks and educational degree verification.


Think About This:  “If one suffers, we all suffer. Togetherness is strength.  Courage.”  ~ Jean Bernard Aristide

January 30, 2018

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Wish someone would have put together a betting sheet on who would take longer to fill their spot for creative, WLS in Chicago or WSNV in Miami. Just sayin’. But here’s some opportunities and some are extremely fresh.

VP Creative and Programming

WLS – Chicago

Creative Services Director

KDAF – Dallas

WSVN – Miami

WAPT – Jackson, MS

KTVU – Oakland

Marketing Director

KHOU – Houston

WBIR – Knoxville

KVUE – Austin

Promotion Manager

WBNS – Columbus

WHPM – Harrisburg

WKMG – Orlando

On-Air Promotion Manager

WXMI – Grand Rapids

Brand Manager

KXTV – Sacramento

WCNC – Charlotte

Creative Director

KSLA – Shreveport

Assistant Creative Services Director

WISN – Mlwaukee

WVTM – Birmingham

WJCL – Savannah

Digital Content Director

KRBK – Springfield MO

Senior Promo Producer

WKMG – Orlando

Think About This:  “Do you want to be safe and good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”  ~  Michael Cudlitz

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January 26, 2018

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It makes total sense to make the Digital Promotions Manager the Creative Services Director. And that’s what WYFF, the NBC affil in the Greenville – Spartanburg, South Carolina has done. With the retirement of long-time CSD MASHA JARRETT, the Hearst folks have named KELLY HOFFMAN to the role.  She’s been with them for about 15 years, mainly doing promo writing and producing. Her degree is from Ohio University and she worked in Columbus right after college at  WSYX/WTTE. She’s going to shine, n’est-ce pas? Oui Well Dunne! Kelly.

Clapping while standing for the PR person who handles the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. TMNT Michelangelo went to The Met to see the works of the artist for whom he was named. Wonderful pictures and images ensued. #MetMichelangelo

Job Alert – On-Air Promotions Manager  WXMI  Grand Rapids

Job Alert – Promo Producer KCTV Kansas City (work with Mike Stewart!!!)

Work in beautiful, affordable, and down-right friendly Kansas City! We have an immediate opening for a Promotion Producer as we just KEEP GROWING! Come join us and produce amazing work with a terrific team! Apply at Meredith.com/viewjobopenings (then search for “Kansas City”)  The Promotion Producer writes, produces, shoots and Avid edits station promotions, including daily topical, proof of brand and special reports, and schedules promos in wide orbit traffic system each day.

Essential Job Functions:
95% – Writes, produces, shoots and Avid edits station promotional announcements.
5% – Implements daily functions of Creative Services Department as directed by Creative Services Director.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Well developed presentation skills.

Ability to utilize non-linear editing software.

Ability to work independently and/or in cooperation with a team or group.

Ability to develop ideas and follow through with their completion.

Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with station clients, the public, and other station departments.

Ability to organize and prioritize work activities and tasks handling multiple assignments, while meeting “tight” deadlines in an

environment subject to constant change and interruptions.

Computer skills utilizing Microsoft software including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word.


Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience .


Minimum three years experience in a sales promotional/marketing position and environment with successful results in creating and developing promotional campaigns. Prior Broadcast TV or marketing experience preferred.

Think About This:  It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”  ~ Vincent van Gogh

January 24, 2018

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In a world where ‘instant’ and ‘disposable’ are considered assets – and  at the same time being in a business where keeping a slot for more than five years puts one in rarified strata, you can imagine how amazing  it is to find a pro who earned a career of 35 years in one spot. Happily. It’s a rate thing for someone in TV marketing to get to retire (and afford to) so let’s hear it for KIP BOHNE, who has said goodbye to WSYM, the Scipps’ owned FOX affil in Lansing, Michigan. He started the new year sans alarm clock and marching to only his own drummer. Kip has done a lot at the station, including being instrumental in building the operation from the ground up, clocking in for the first time in 1982. He was named Promotion Manager shortly after that. The station was known as WFSL in those days. Kip has his diploma from Michigan State in East Lansing. He loves media – his wife was an anchor in the market until her retirement. Sounds like Kip had the best of all worlds – loving his job and having fun at the same time. A huge Well Dunne! Kip.

Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director  WJCL Savannah

Think About This:  How
Did the rose
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
All its
It felt the encouragement of light
Against its
We all remain

~ Hafiz

January 22, 2018

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Lively and talented MICHAEL LEACH is headed to Albany, Georgia’s NBC/ABC operation WALB as the new Director of Marketing and Audience Development. Give yourself two gold stars this Monday morning if you ID’d Albany as the birthplace of Ray Charles. And yes, you can visit and see a life size statue of the one and only Ray. Michael is departing Winston-Salem where he was with Hearst’s WXII, first as CSD and then as Operations Manager. Michael, who holds a degree from SUNY Fredonia, learned the promo game while writing and producing for Nexstar’s WROC in Rochester, New York. His enthusiasm is catchy and he’ll bring a real spark to the market. Well Dunne! Michael.

Job Alert – Digital Content Director KRBK Springfield MO

Think About This:  There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”  ~  Louis L’Amour

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January 19, 2018

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Between everybody having the flu, the cold-as-a-brass-bra weather, the ridiculous upgrades demanded all at once, and one too many conference calls/corporate deadlines/bright ideas…well TGIF people. T.G.I.F. Want to know a guy (did that sound Chicago-ese?) who is bright, witty and funny? And he does TV promo? Come on down DAVID MOTT, a Florida guy who is in the mountains of West Virginia doing a job that elicits the response ‘Sweet!’. He’s Promo Manager at Nexstar’s WVNS. What a lovely ‘find’… because creatives who don’t possess wit, intelligence and talent plus a sense of humor are, well, let’s just leave it at that. David…for no reason other than you elicited real laughter from a hurried and semi-cranky blogger…Well Dunne!

Love the new MSNBC promos. Although one must ask…when did lip flap become an accepted thing? Asking for a friend.

Job Alert – Digital Content Director KRBK Springfield MO

Think About This:  “Laughter is an instant vacation.”  ~   Milton Berle

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January 18, 2018

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The South isn’t used to snow. Or the kind of cold temps that are visiting at the moment. So let’s talk about warm and fun…how about talking about…Hawaii. Or more so, saying Aloha to Hawaii. What? Leave Hawaii? Yes, one does come and go from the islands (ask someone about island fever) and yet one’s heart stays on the white sandy beaches. The heart has moved west…it couldn’t afford to be in San Francisco. Back on track, let’s hear it for post-TV creative KAREN FUJII who is heading to Seattle. Actually, she’s there now. Just arrived on the mainland. There in the home of Starbucks and Nordstrom, she’ll be be Director of Marketing and Communications for Seattle University. She’s been studying at University of Hawaii at Manoa and is thrilled to be, as she puts it, closer to her friends in Europe yet sad she’ll be further from the friends in New Zealand and Australia. The lady is SO global! She’s worked in Denmark and at WJKS (as it was known then) in Jacksonville. As soon as she settles into Seattle (which is in search of a new nickname….) and unpacks tons of boxes, she’ll be out and about. Buy her a latte or a Northwest fish and make her feel at home.  Well Dunne! Karen.

Yes, there is life after TV and it’s glorious. That’s today’s mantra.


Think About This:  “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  ~  C.S. Lewis

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January 16, 2017

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Everybody has coping methods for life. Some people swim…or play tennis…or paint. Some cook or clean or meditate. Or all or some of these activities. It’s always amazing to watch someone grab life and reshape it like a statue of clay that needs attention. When CHRISSY FUNK reached one of those “important life moments” she got out her hiking boots and took to the Appalachian Trail. If you don’t know about hiking the trail, then look it up and be amazed. Chrissy found herself on the trail…not that she ever lost who she was. But like all artwork, she became more complex, more deep, more interesting. The lady who has a solid core of “I can do this” now knows she can do ANYTHING. And what she’s going to do is head back to Palm Beach (ah, just in time for The Season, my dear) where she’ll be heading up Creative for WPEC, the Sinclair CBS affil. Ms. Chrissy is no stranger to PB – she was head of creative for Scripps there. And before that, she was working with one of the very best (and favorite) SHERRY CARPENTER at WJXT in Jacksonville. Other stations where she learned and did award-winning creative include KDVR in Denver, WTAE in Pittsburgh and WTEN in Albany. She’s just amazing…you should know her. She inspires. And she has the most adorable pug dogs! One-two-three … Well Dunne! Chrissy!


Think creativity is just something one does or ‘gets’…well, it’s really more complex and it’s all in the brain…Thanks to The Guardian for the article.


Think About This: “If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.”  ~  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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January 10, 2018

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LA and Santa Barbara areas…they just can’t catch a break. First massive fires now deadly mudslides. The 101 is closed as of this writing and who knows what else is going to happen as heavy rain hits bald mountains. There are no words for the jobs of the first responders who have been there in every way. You need to let them know how outstanding their efforts are. Now for some good news out of LA…it deals with a major cabler and a great guy. JOSEPH C JOHNSON has a new gig – Executive Director Creative Services at Starz. Mr. J started his TV marketing on a station level in Seattle at KCPQ, and from there went to the Hallmark Channel in LA as Sr. Creative Director. FX Networks was the next beneficiary of his talents then it was freelancing for NBC and ABC before snagging a great upward slot at Warner Bros. He had most recently been their VP Creative Services On-Air for the Warner Bros Entertainment Group. Very exciting new challenge Joe.  They’ll have starz in their eyes! Well Dunne!


Job Alert – Promotion Manager WHPM Hattiesburg


Think About This: “True heroism is remarkable sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”  ~  Arthur Ashe

Copyright ©2018 Bacon/Well Dunne!

January 9, 2018

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When you talk with JIM SHOWERS, you can hear his intelligence and his enthusiasm. He’s got it, and that it isn’t the flu that’s making everybody miserable. Yesterday (if you’re reading this on Tuesday) was his first day as Creative Services Manager at NBC affil WILX in East Lansing. (BTW, there is a plain ol’ Lansing, and it’s Michigan’s capital, and it’s just west of East Lansing, but we digress…) Jim comes to Michigan from the mountains of east Tennessee where he headed up marketing for WJHL in Johnson City. Gorgeous part of the world. He’s a northwest guy with a degree from the University of Idaho and a Masters from Washington State University. He’s been a creative guy at TV stations in Idaho, Joplin, Mo, Wyoming, and Spartanburg, SC. Along the way he handled athletic media relations for the University of Wyoming (points for knowing the mascots are Pistol Pete and Cowboy Joe). Great guy is gonna heat up the new slot…which is a terrific idea this time of year. Well Dunne! Jim.


Were you one of a long list of phone calls coming from a Well Dunne! phone yesterday? A call that either hung up or said nothing? Well, that’s what happens when a toddler gets hold of your phone and you don’t know it. Gotta laugh.


Think About This: “Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.” ~ Mwai Kibaki


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January 8, 2018

Jan 7, 2018 by     Comments Off on January 8, 2018    Posted under: Featured

STEVEN BEVELS was busy doing POP’s on Friday…there was snow, ice and that whole winter bomb thing along the coast and his News people had done an amazing job covering it. The where in question is Wilmington, NC. He’s a North Carolina man who was born in the Tar Heel state over in Asheville but has spent his career mainly on the coast. Talk about lucky…best of both worlds. He’s been working doing training (he being the trainer) for Raycom and now he’s Marketing Director of WECT and WSFX, NBC and Fox respectively in the Cape Fear locale. Steven has a degree from UNC-Wilmington and has done commercial production for them. He sounds very happy and that’s such a plus in today’s world. Stay warm and enjoy it all. Good advice for all of us. Well Dunne! Steven.


HEY…Nutrisystem for Men. Your announcer (if that’s what you want to call him) HAS TO STOP YELLING AT VIEWERS. OMG…what is wrong with producers lately? STOP YELLING and thinking that’s a hard sell.


Think About This: “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”  ~  Steve Jobs

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January 5, 2018

Jan 4, 2018 by     Comments Off on January 5, 2018    Posted under: Featured

While so many of you deal with extreme cold, wind and snow, let’s warm ourselves with good news from Louisville, Kentucky, where their famous mint julep might prove warming if accompanied by a nice roaring fireplace. Taking over the main creative seat at Raycom’s WAVE TV is KRIS BAETE. His official new title, and one that Raycom appears to prefer to the old title of CSD…Kris’ biz card now says Director of Marketing and Audience Development. Sounds good. Kris has been at the NBC affil first as the On-Air Promotion Manager then as Digital Markting Manager. The Western Kentucky U grad has a real eye for film which no doubt makes the viewers of Louisville happy in the long run. Good folks getting ahead…deserves a big ol’ 2018 style Well Dunne!

Hey, it’s the first TGIF of 2018. Make it memorable.

Think About This: “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”  ~  Martin Luther

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