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June 15, 2016

Jun 14, 2016 by     Comments Off on June 15, 2016    Posted under: Featured

PROMAX is under way, full steam in NYC. It’s time to shine a light on one of the good…no, let’s make that one of the great guys in the biz. JOHN MILLER. Great because he always encouraged people to do work above what they thought they could…great because he was fair…great because he kept a sense of humor about what it is to market entertainment. Bringing out the best in people is a gift. And he looks good as Groucho Marx. He’s being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. He’s currently Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of NBC Sports Group and he’s held any number of marketing titles for The Peacock. Where he keeps all the awards for the work he and his people have done…well, I guess he has a lot of shelf space in his office. He’s a Chicago man who got started at WBBM and then transitioned to CBS Network where he handled affiliate promotions and head of promotions for CBS News. What a wonderful choice. Well Dunne! John.

PATIENCE CARTER, the Fox Philadelphia intern who was shot in Orlando’s horrific Pulse killings was featured on the front landing page of the Washington Post. Her story is very moving

Think About This:  “Where there is pain, there will be strength. Where there is sadness, there will be wisdom. Where there is fear, there will be renewal.”  ~  Mike Dooley, The Universe

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 23, 2015

Sep 22, 2015 by     Comments Off on September 23, 2015    Posted under: Featured

JOHN MILLER has long been known to be a marketing leader, a man from whose brain (along with VINCE MANZE) sprang “Must See TV”, the sparkling and effective campaign done when he was EVP of Advertising for NBC. For the last several years, since 2011, John’s headed up the NBC Sports Agency as CMO. He’s now gotten a new and exciting title within the NBC family – CMO of NBC’s Olympics. Add to that being head of the NBCU Marketing Council and John’s exhibiting his talents and leadership in wonderful ways. He’s well deserving of all good things that come his way. John is not retiring and rumors to that effect are just not true. Well Dunne! John. Olympic Gold for you.

Taking John’s place as head of NBC Sports Agency is JENNIFER STORMS. She’ll be making the transition back to entertainment from being SVP of Global Sports Marketing for Pepsi. Jenny has a winning track record from her days prior to Pepsi when she held various marketing positions at Turner in Atlanta where she was SVP of Sports Marketing and Programming. She’s a Northwestern grad who deserves a cheering Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Director On-Air Promotions A&E TV Networks NYC

Job Alert – Director of Marketing FOX Sports Florida Ft Lauderdale FNG0004363

Job Alert – Big Time Graphics / Viz RT Artist Wanted In The Big Easy! WGNO-TV (ABC) / NOLA 38 (CW) Tribune – New Orleans, LA 

Are you a talented artist ready to showcase your best work in one of the best cities in America? Are you inspired by the sights, sounds and smells of a town unlike anything else in the country?  The Tribune Broadcasting duopoly in New Orleans is on the lookout for a dynamic Graphics/VizRT Artist. Not only will you be responsible for the overall on air look for the ABC and CW affiliate in New Orleans, you will also be a part of a team that has delivered nationally award winning campaigns. The Emmy, Tellys, Addys and even Promax Gold!  You will also provide daily graphics support for our one of kind News With A Twist news program. Yes, the rumors are true. Our newscast is set in an eclectic bar. Knowledge of VizRt, Cinema 4D or any 3D modeling/animation is preferred but not mandatory for consideration. A boutique agency, post-production, broadcast television or cable background is ideal. 

Take a sneak peek into what we do https://vimeo.com/97536543 and let us know your thoughts.

Must Have:

  • the ability to enjoy New Orleans even if involves beignets, parades and loud funky music 
  • Minimum of 2 years Creative Services experience in on-air cable or broadcast environment, boutique agency, or post-production house
  • 3 years’ experience in Adobe Creative Suite (especially After Fx) 3 years’ experience in marketing and/or broadcast graphic design
  • Consistent use DSLR technology and digital video cameras.
  • Proficiency with Mac OS and file base management
  • Strong aptitude for new technology, WordPress and social media
  • A sense of humor and authentic, conversational writing style
  • Self-directing, self-motivating attitude, with ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment with the ability to multi-task and manage a diverse workload
  • Competitive spirit, strong team collaborator and an open mind .

Email your resume w/online link to your demo reel* to: jfunk@wgno.com Jeff Funk Creative Director, WGNO-TV (ABC) / NOLA 38 (CW) *ALL RESUMES WITHOUT LINKS TO A DEMO REEL WILL BE STEWED AT OUR NEXT CRAWFISH BOIL


Think About This: "Fairy Tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”  ~ G. K. Chesterton


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent



June 15, 2015

Jun 14, 2015 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Featured

It’s the perfect time to be in Michigan – summer. And its particularly sweet when you have a great new job, as is the case with PHIL KRAPOHL, who is now heading up the creative efforts at WEYI, the Sinclair-owned NBC affil in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City market. Phil’s new gig is about an hour up I-75 from Detroit, where he was a Writer-Producer for Detroit’s WXYZ for the one-and-only CSD DAVE BAUMANN. Before WXYZ, Phil was a W/P at WJRT when Disney owned that station.  Yes, WJRT is in the Flint market, so Phil already has a handle on the Ins and Outs. BTW, Sinclair is going to build a brand new, state-of-the-art facility for the good folks at WEYI. Sweet. Well Dunne! Phil.

Anytime you get to hear NBC Sports Marketing Honcho JOHN MILLER talk, it’s a treat. He’s just one of the many impressive speakers slated for the Cynopsis Sports Business Summit set for June 16 in NYC. Thanks CHRIS PURSELL for the info and if you’re interested, click here to send an email. jenn@cynopsis.com

Job Alert  – Sr. Producer WSMV Nashville

Job Alert – Ass’t Creative Services Director WMOR Tampa

Job Alert –  Marketing Manager WMC Memphis

WMC Action News 5, the Raycom Media station in Memphis, Tennessee, seeks a hands-on Marketing Manager with a creative mind, passionate, high-energy sense of urgency, and a proven track record in the marketing and promotion of a competitive news-oriented network affiliate.  Must help manage the station’s brand on all platforms and be skilled in non-linear editing, topical news writing, image marketing, social media, and train and coach their team in these areas.  Strong management and interpersonal skills are necessary to help lead our creative team in further expanding our dominant market position.  The successful candidate must be able to work with the Marketing Director to coordinate strategy and devise and schedule station marketing activities in coordination with news, sales and traffic.  Qualified candidates please apply online here:
https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3534/marketing-manager/job   EOE/M/F/D/V

Not to be a downer, but this is worth a click: “7 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Job”



Who at USA Network did the Mr. Robot promos? OMG…brilliant. Extra Well Dunne! 

Think About This: “Wisdom is not a big epiphany, but the sum of small revelations.”  ~ Paulo Coelho

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent



November 14, 2014

Nov 13, 2014 by     Comments Off on November 14, 2014    Posted under: Featured

It’s only four blocks, but it’s a new office, new station, new job for ALLAN SNYDER down in Little Rock. He’s been tapped to be the Promotions and Marketing Director of KATV, ABC in Arkansas’ capital. Which is just about four blocks from his former job, CSD at NBC affil KARK. He really knows the market; worked at the FOX affil there as well. Sending out the best Well Dunne! to Allan. 

Speaking of the best, kudos to Well Dunne! Talent’s MITCH PHILLIPS, who won the Best VO Demo Reel award this weekend in NYC for – what else -his new demo, which you (yep…you) can hear by clicking his name and face on the new, improved and highly entertaining new Well Dunne! website — but ya gotta wait tip Monday. Wait all weekend but you can do it. So let’s applaud Mitch and admit this is a not too subtle commercial for Mitch’s deep booming voice. Well Dunne! Mr. P.

So you think that great ideas are going to keep you on the upward trajectory of your career? A Princeton professor has a different view and it’s a must-see article (thank you VINCE MANZE and JOHN MILLER for the must-see part of that….)


Job Alert – Creative Services Promotion Manager WTTV Indianapolis

Reports to: Bob St Charles, Creative Services Director

OK, I’ll make this real easy: Do you want to be on a marketing team that values your experience, creativity and innovative attitude in a highly competitive market?  Do you want to be at a duopoly that gets the true meaning of synergy? Do you want to work side by side with journalists and a news team that believes in and expects solid promotion from you daily? Then apply to be the Promotion Manager for Tribune’s WXIN Fox59 / WTTV (soon to be) CBS4 in Indianapolis today. 

If you are an experienced promotion and marketing professional then you know the drill: We are searching for a Promotion Manager to oversee all on-air creative promotion including production, digital post and web related promotion media. The chosen candidate will work with the Creative Services Director to develop marketing strategies and will create and execute major marketing campaigns for news, web, sports and other key programming. Qualifications: 5 years of exper-ience in Broadcast TV news promotion, previous managerial or supervisory experience a plus. Script writing skills second to none, strong organizational skills and innovative digital production skills. Proficiency in Premiere editing and/or Final Cut Pro, in addition to working knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects and experience with social media platforms and digital apps.

Apply today at Fox59.com.

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Think About This: “Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you received only what you have given: a heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.”  ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


Hangin’ with John Miller

Jun 11, 2014 by     Comments Off on Hangin’ with John Miller    Posted under: Featured

JOHN MILLER. Yes, the man who has been to all the PROMAXs since 1976…and he does’t look a day older for it.

Remember, if you can’t see the jpg’s go to blog.welldunnetalent.com and you’ll have them all.

June 30, 2011 .2

Jun 30, 2011 by     Comments Off on June 30, 2011 .2    Posted under: Uncategorized


Well Dunne!’s crackerjack stringer RAY ECKE is hard at work at PROMAX, writing up yesterday’s events as he attends today’s sessions. In the meantime, check out the frivolity on the faces of some Maxers on their way to the Intrepid party.  Here’s his WEDNESDAY REPORT

Wednesday report from PR and writer RAY ECKE

…Another amazing day at PromaxBDA here in sunny NYC…
The day began with some great writing insights from the great writer Elmore Leonard and a conversation with CNN’s Anderson Cooper who was interviewed by CBS Early Show co-host Erica Hill. Cooper revealed details about his forthcoming syndicated talk show. “This is not a news program, we think this year we will be the only show on the air that covers a broad spectrum of topics,” Cooper said. “From a big celebrity interview one day, to a hot-button social issue the next day, and the following day an interview with a real person who has a real-life challenge we can all learn from. And pop culture stuff, I am as big a student of pop culture as anyone out there.”
LEE HUNT (KB insert-Lee is one of  the smartest and most visionary…he’s amazing) is always informative “Best Practices” drew huge crowds as he unveiled his latest research into effective promo placement, cross channel promotion and the value of social network sharing apps to network promotion. Lee’s entire presentation is available on his website — http://leehunt.com/
Motionographer’s Justin Cone presented his always-popular State of Design, which focused on best creative design and motion graphics of the year. All of the work shown can be seen at www.motionographer.com/sod2011.
The day ended with the Marketing Genius panel in which 4 promo projects were presented to a panel of experts that included JOHN MILLER,  MO of NBC Universal; Susan Credle, CCO, Leo Burnett; and “30 Rock” co-star Judah Friedlander. The winner was design house Roger’s work on the Scream awards, with STEPHEN ARNOLD  Music’s work on the WGNO’s God Bless Louisiana’s promo campaign coming in a close second.
Looking forward to today’s session with Spike Lee interviewed by Charlie Rose and of course the big Awards extravaganza hosted by my old college buddy Jay Mohr.
Merci Ray!

Job Alert: Manager of Consumer Marketing at Comcast Entertainment in LA – includes on-air, off-air, online, paid media and viral/social media marketing.

Forbes has some unhappy stats to share about the impact of technology and a bad economy on our business: “Broadcast news analysts and advertising and promotions managers experienced five-year declines of 16% and 33% respectively. The adjustment follows a wide-spread media transition to online content and shrinking advertising revenue and budgets”

Think About This: “Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything…whatever it is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” ~ Tina Turner


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jan 24, 2011 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Uncategorized


Enthusiasm is such a powerful state of mind and behavior. I hear that enthusiasm is running over in the new writer producer at CBS’ KOVR in Cali Capital Sacramento. Coming onboard the creative team headed by CSD DREW FOWLER is SHAD SELBY (great name btw) who is making the transition from an ad agency environment to the station-side. Shad, who hates to admit it but his first name is the name of a fish, hails from Pasadena, Santa Barbara and Lake Tahoe. Three fave locales. He was Creative Director at Astone/Crocker/Flanagan and was producer and director for all the TV and radio spots at the Sacto agency. He’s in good hands…when I talked with him, he was getting writing tips from Promotion Manager DON SMITH. Great station you have there, Shad. Well Dunne!

Hurray for JOHN MILLER  of NBC and his new slot. Read about what the NYTimes has to say about it all. Well Dunne! Well Dunne!

Oops…for quite some time now, I’ve listed a CSD open slot at WDSU down in New Orleans. Not true. And it was definitely not what the REAL CSD wanted to see at all. No kidding. Our most sincere apologies to BILLY PILGRIM, who is heading the creative efforts at Hearst-owned NBC affil in the Crescent City. Seems the confusion stemmed from a old web page listing the opening, and WD!TB checks open jobs via the web. Billy, I’ll buy the Hurricane next time I’m in town.

Happy belated birthday to WTVD’s CURTIS MILES! You never look any older. How do you do that?

Think About This:  "So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin." ~  W. Clement Stone

June 16, 20

Jun 16, 2010 by     Comments Off on June 16, 20    Posted under: Uncategorized

Lots happening in LA pre-PROMAX. First off – the announcement that CBS is upping GAREN VAN DE BEEK to the top slot for their West Coast marketing team.  The new title is EVP and creative director. It’s the slot that opened when RON SCALERA died. Garen’s old title was SVP of on-air promotion. The UCLA grad has a history in local promotion, including creative work as CSD at KCBS LA, at Houston’s  CBS affil KHOU, at WZZM in Grand Rapids, MI and his first slot at ABC affil KOAT in Albuquerque. Well Dunne! Garen.

Taking Garen’s slot is LORI SHEFA, now SVP of on-air promotion from VP on-air promotion. Lori, a Louisiana Tech grad, was at  UPN as President of on-air promotion. She, too, has a local marketing background that includes CSD at WLWT Cincinnati, Minneapolis’ KSTP, WIVB in Buffalo and WDEF in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Another Well Dunne! to you Lori.

Over at Warners comes word that the super TEE GOLIHEW is now SVP publicity for Warner Bros Television. Tee, whose real name is TAMMY is the best. Well deserved promotion for sure.
She’s been at Warners for 16 years…sweet sixteen. Well Dunne! Tee.

Also at Warners, SCOTT ROWE is now SVP of world wide communications for Warner Bros Television Group (WBTG).

NIKKI FINKE’s Deadline Hollywood site is reporting that the one and only JOHN MILLER is going to step down from his slot as Chief Marketing Officer at NBC the end of the year. John is the classiest guy around. He might stay with NBC in another capacity, says Deadline Hollywood. John is the best and deserves the best. He’s a fixture at NBC after 28 years. Whatever he does, he’ll shine.

Think About This
: "Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is? What could be more insane that to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? ~ Eckhart Tolle