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July 12, 2019

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OK you folks in Texas, namely Dallas (love my Dallas)…what do you have on your weekend iCal? If you want some hot music, a fun time and the chance to see Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON, then you need to add an event. His band Boats Against the Current (reference F. Scott or Gatsby himself) is playing, and if you want to know more, you have to just ask. He’ll be hotter than the weather and a great way to enjoy some tunes by this multi-talented cutie. Well Dunne! KP.

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WBND South Bend

Think About This:  “You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind.”  ~  Jac Vanek

January 23, 2019

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It’s always so warming to watch and hear about someone embarking on their career. It’s like watching flowers bloom, in a way. One such budding talent just took a job as a producer for CSD MARC MORRISTON at Nexstar’s WNCT, CBS in Greenville, NC. Welcome to BRYCE SAWYER. Her hire underscores that networking is gonna be your best friend. I’ll let Marc explain: “She is from North Carolina and interestingly applied for a News Producer position, the News Director brought me her resume saying it was probably more a fit for Marketing.  Her resume was sitting on my desk when my now former Producer, who’s at KXAN, was talking with me and saw it.  She said ‘I know her, we went to school together at ECU’ and gave her a big thumbs up.  From there we brought her in for an interview and hired her.  Talk about the resume being in the right place at the right time.” The ECU is East Carolina U and she has an MFA in Film Producing from North Carolina School of the Arts.  Shall we all give Bryce a big Well Dunne!

Friday is shaping up to be a great TGIF…more than the average because they’re all good, right?! This Friday finds Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON kicking on the day by being the interviewee on Pittsburgh’s Y108, talkinga bout his band, Boats Against the Current, who are set to perform Friday evening at Indiana, PA hotspot Off the Rocks. Anybody literate enough to get the name of the band? Kelly was, at one time, an English teacher at a prestigious prep school.. Now he’s voicing when he’s not music-ing.

And let’s not overlook that Friday is considered to be National Irish Coffee Day. Excellent. Indeed. Comport as you see fit.

Job Alert – Multimedia Promotion and Content Producer WABC NYC

We are looking for a hard-working, highly gifted producer who shoots, edits, and writes promo copy that pops off the page.

You’ll work alongside a team of producers in our Audience Development department, which functions as an in-house advertising agency, to produce engaging content for Programming, Sales/Marketing, Public Affairs, the abc7NY brands, and, above all, Eyewitness News, the #1 local news station in the nation.

You may also get the opportunity to spearhead original digital series that cater to your passions and interests. You have a creative vision for everything you do, you are brimming with ideas, and you bang out killer content in a New York minute!


  1. 1. Conceptualize, shoot, produce, write, and edit high-end promos
  2. 2. Create custom and original content for social/digital platforms, driving tune-in and engagement
  3. 3. Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly creative environment on miscellaneous projects


  1. 1. A minimum of 3 years of work experience in Creative Services, Promotions, Audience Development, Advertising, Marketing, Digital Media, Production, or similar field
  2. 2. Superior knowledge of non-linear editing (e.g, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid)
  3. 3. High level of skill with video cameras and lighting
  4. 4. Versatility to write all manner of memorable copy that is crisp, clear, and concise with a unique voice
  5. 5. Experience working in a deadline-driven news environment is a plus
  6. 6. A professional, positive attitude; an exacting attention to detail; an understanding of how to sell, market, and promote; and the confidence to take initiative without supervision.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #628452BR. No telephone calls, please.  WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Think About This: “The best thing you can do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire – YOU ARE THE FIRE.”  ~  Mama Indigo

June 27, 2017

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COSMO LOSCO did fab promo when he worked as Creative Services Manager for FOX in DC and then as Promo Manager in Philly for NBC. Then he went out on his own and founded Innovation Media. Yeah, he’s that good. Now comes word on how good he is. Let’s let him tell the latest:  My company won Best in Philly in the 2017 readers choice awards in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com (announced tonight and special section comes out tomorrow in the paper and online) and I’m opening my first (small) production studio with a special focus on social media production for small business and startups. Well Dunne! Cosmo!


Rain. Rain. Go away. It’s the latest mantra for Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON, who is dealing with yet another soggy clean up for his studio. What is it with tons of rain and recording studios? But, of course, Kelly never missed a single syllable for any of his clients. Yeah, he’s that wonderful.


Tribune’s ABC in Wilkes-Barre, PA, WNEP, was in the spotlight in HBO’s Last Week Tonight. Love that John Oliver. Seems they have a backyard train, which, if nothing else, received some very interesting feedback from viewers. Will check to see if it resulted in more PR, perhaps some ratings, and for sure it got some laughs.


Think About This: “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson


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August 16, 2016

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JOSH COMBS moved from one ‘battleground state’ to another, leaving Florida for Ohio. His move and this post has nothing at all to do with politics, of course, but there ya go. It’s summer. We should all be poolside or in Michigan.  Anyway, Josh is the new head honcho of the branding, marketing, promo and creative department at Media General’s WCMH in Columbus, the heart of Ohio. Official title is Creative Services Director at the NBC affil. And he’ll shine at this. The slot’s been open quite some time, so Mr. Combs must have wowed them, which I bet he did. He’s coming from MG in Tampa, WFLA, where he was Promotion Manager. Josh has promo’d at Little Rock’s KLRT where he was CSD, at WBKI Louisville where he produced commercials and in the Florida Panhandle where he Marketing Director at WMBB. Now that he’s a dad, he’ll be closer to his roots and his alma mater, Indiana University Bloomington. One of his former bosses told me he was the most hard-working person he’s ever worked with. And He’s a great guy – what is it they used to say on SNL “Get to know me”… He deserves your whole hearted Well Dunne! Josh.

Job Alert –  Social Media Manager KTRK Houston

Job Alert – Director Marketing and Creative Services Fox Sports Regional Networks LA #FNG0005338

KELLY PIDGEON is back at the mic…all better. He swears he didn’t eat seafood purchased from the back of a roadside pickup truck….

Think About This:  “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.”  ~ Internet

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


August 11, 2016

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Timing is everything. Sometimes, timing doesn’t work in your favor. Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON spent his birthday (yesterday if you’re reading this Thursday) in the ER. Not the celebration he had in mind. But it’s nothing life-threatening and he’ll be back at home, in great voice, ready to slide into his pool (yes, the man has a slide into his pool….THAT is so cool!) in no time. So let’s all send him a birthday wish and a Well Dunne!

Former promo pro ABIGAIL BALTHAZAR, who at one time did her thing as a promo and creative services producer for WESH in Orlando has a new video job…she’s at Convention News TV and she’s doing content. Content is king as we all know. Well Dunne! Abigail, who has the best smile.

Does anybody else observe what happens to their immediate crazy world and keep muttering ‘it’s all copy…it’s all copy…” God bless Nora Ephram.


Think About This:  "In the summer, the days were long stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause yet happening at the same time,, this collection of weeks when anything was possible."  ~ Sarah Desssen Along for the Ride


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


May 17, 2016

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Sarasota, Florida is like the American Riviera. Cannes with fried chicken and biscuits (head to Blue Rooster) and they have a film festival there as well. Working at that festival is just one of the many exciting creative endeavours that SCOTT FELSDENFELD has been part of and what caught the eye of CSD GAYLE BEATTY. She was on the hunt for someone who could add sparkle to her promotion efforts for WWSB. Scott sems the right choice; he’s the new Producer at the ABC affil south of the Sunshine Skyway. Scott is coming from Michigan, where he freelanced as well as did his part for WDIV. He’s done film, shot and generally learned the craft by doing all kinds of projects. He’s eager and has caught on so fast, it earns Mr. Scott a major Well Dunne! 

Job Alert – Marketing Director KENS TV San Antonio

Job Alert– Topical Producer KABB San Antonio

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KABB-Fox29 San Antonio has an immediate opening for a Topical Promotions Producer. KABB-Fox29  San Antonio, is looking for a talented topical producer for our highly competitive 9pm newscast. Our ideal candidate will be a master at writing compelling copy, and has the shooting and editing abilities to deliver on the Fox brand. The ability to thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment is a must. Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills are a must.  

Responsibilities include:Producing targeted special report promos for Fox News at Nine Providing field production assistance as needed Assisting with station sponsored events Must be able to write, shoot, and edit promos while managing deadlines

Experience: At least two years of promotion experience is required Proficiency with Avid, Premiere and Adobe programs 

This is not an entry level position. If you have the required experience and skills, please apply below or visit www.sbgi.net and include your salary requirements while completing our on-line application. In addition, include a link to your latest work. Work examples should showcase strong editing and writing skills. If you do not have a link to your work, apply on-line and then send your non-returnable DVD to: Terry McFarlane 4335 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229   Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


Well Dunne!’s own KELLY PIDGEON is a fab talent whose voice is making TV marketing types’ copy even better than envisioned…but wait – there’s more. He’s a musician and here’s a taste of his upcoming new release…enjoy Warm Summer Morning. Kelly’s the one on the bass (LAUREL PORTIE pay attention!) and the drums are played by Ron Butler, hubby to Well Dunne!’s  ALLY BUTLER


Think About This:  "To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating;  to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;  to be thrilled by the stars at night;  to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life."   ~ John Burroughs

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


December 11, 2015

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A Christmas Story is set in northern Indiana, but in true Hollywood fashion, Ralphie’s house in the iconic holiday movie is actually on the west side of Cleveland. Perhaps TOM DUSKA will have time to drive by and see it when he isn’t doing his creative thing for Scripps’ ABC affil, WEWS. Tom is new to Cleveland – just finishing up his first week on the job as part of CSD DAN COYLE’s promo team. Tom’s official title is Multimedia Marketing Producer so he’ll be doing a lot of varied fun things with an emphasis on late news. He’s been working for WICU/WSEE, NBC and FOX in Erie, PA, handling technical and creative roles.  Originally a photojournalist, Tom later transitioned to graphic artist, eventually moved into promotions/production, and also worked as a technical director. Man does it all. I think it would be cool if he took a selfie at Ralphie’s – or took the whole promo team over there for a selfie…yeah? Yeah!  Well Dunne! Tom.

Have to share a gorgeous and touching holiday promo done up at Tegna’s Maine operation, Portland’s WCSH and Bangor’s WLBZ. By clicking here, you can see the spot conceived and written by MARK PARENT, Promo and Production Manager in Bangor, and edited by Creative Services Coordinator SAMANTHA HAMMOND. News Director MIKE REDDING was so moved by it, he posted it and said he was proud of a station that respects and welcomes all. MIKE MARSHALL, VP of Programming and Marketing at the stations is proud I know. Well Dunne! one and all.



Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON is multi-talented. Besides his amazing voice, he’s a musician. Take a moment to listen to Boats Against The Current’s latest. (IQ points awarded if you know the name reference).

Think About This:  “When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness – all the good things.”  ~  Maya Angelou

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


June 24, 2015

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There’s the adage that goes something like this: a company can only show it values you through credit and or compensation. Very true in Hollywood, and not far from the mark everywhere else. It’s no wonder that stations are having a very difficult time keeping creative people when other lines of work offer more compensation. Makes sense actually (reference grocery prices). KELLI JONES is leaving the creative department of WTSP in the Tampa-St Pete market (CBS affil owned by Gannett) and is going to become involved in a new fulltime gig that will put a lot more green in her bank account, sans the stress and repetition. These stories are happening all the time. Kelli will be missed for sure. Well Dunne!


Job Alert – Promotion Manager KSBW Salinas, CA

He’s OK. The car accident that Well Dunne! Talent’s JEFF O’NEIL’s son was involved in has resulted in no serious injuries. Every parent sighs in relief. 

Not everything that happens in Vegas says in Vegas. Thus the picture of Well Dunne!’s KELLY PIDEON and those crazy fun folks who do promos at KLAS. HENRY, GREG and the lovely lady..Well Dunne!


Think About This: “The only true measure of success is the amount of joy we are feeling.”  ~ Abraham-Hicks


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

June 23, 2015

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Having Doris Day and Clint Eastwood as ‘neighbors’ (well, kind of neighbors), plus a golf course that golfers dream of quite frequently…well, that isn’t too shabby. Salinas out California way is the business area for gorgeous Monterrey, Big Sur and Carmel, where Doris, Clint and the uber-golfers are. Again, not shabby in the least. Add to the mix ERIKA BRATTEN and you have a pretty exciting combo. Erika is the Promotion Manager at KION, the News-Press & Gazette owned CBS affil. Erika has had the pleasure of living in another fab locale – Colorado. Erika has a degree from Western State Colorado U and she’s not only modeled, she interned at KMGH in Denver. She’s been a Creative Producer at both KJCT and KREX in Grand Junction, and at KREX she was upped to CSD. Who could resist the gorgeous California coast? Well Dunne! Erika.

Erika’s not in Vegas this week, but KELLY PIDGEON is. Yes, he’s the adorable one with the great voice. Look for him!

Job Alert – Marketing Producer WTSP Tampa-St Pete

Job Alert  – Producer Digital Media Discovery Digital Media Silver Spring MD Job12568


Think About This: “ There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. ”  ~  Sophia Loren


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent



May 19, 2015

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Where would research-based creative be without the folks who love to do research? Gotta love ‘em.  Winter Park, FL-based Kre8 Media has found a way to bring data to life vis-à-vis their new VP of Data Science and Analytics, TINA WISER. Ms. Tina looks far to young to have her background of work with clients like Toyota, Mattel and 3M. The University of the Phillipines grad is moving east from LA where she was with Hawthorne Direct. Well Dunne! Tina.

Job Alert – Social Media Strategist KGTV San Diego (work with STAN MELTON!!)

COME DO SOCIAL IN SUNNY SAN DIEGO  KGTV, the ABC affiliate in America’s Finest City, is looking for the most creative, driven, brilliant Social Media Strategist in the nation to join our Marketing team.  Said genius will become our social media evangelist, in both tactics and tools, for the station’s news, programming and sales initiatives, helping grow KGTV’s audience across multiple digital channels.

You should have a demonstrated track record of building connections with social media users, employing smart news and creative marketing judgment and best practices, while naturally geeking out over current events and social performance metrics in equal measure.

Responsibilities include:

  • Train and guide station staff on social media efforts, sharing best practices and helping grow social influence
  • Strategize, administer, monitor and and report on performance of all KGTV primary accounts along with on-air talent accounts
  • Manage marketing content and inventory across all digital platforms
  • Track industry trends, changes and updates across the social media landscape
  • Maximize social media opportunities for daily news, special events and station initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Required Skills:
  • Deep knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms, and best practices for each
  • Experience with social media monitoring and tracking tools
  • Local and national news junkie with enthusiasm for a broad range of stories
  • Expectional resourcefulness and attention to detail in a fast-paced, high performance news environment
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus 
    We’re not asking much…as long as you eat, sleep and live social you’ll fit in fine. Apply


Have you noticed that when one is blessed with one talent, like writing or editing or the like, one is also blessed with another talent. Happens a lot to the people in marketing. Give it up for (which means click the link and listen) to KELLY PIDGEON, who is always Well Dunne!, and his musical group Boats Against the Current. Extra points to those who get the name reference.


Oops…GAYLE BEATTY of the broken wrist story from yesterday was at Scripps’ WFTS, not Gannett’s WTSP. Yes, there is need for a good editor…or babysitter…or something like that. LOL. 



Anybody like those articles that have a number and then headlines about how to do something? You know, like this one (which is pretty good…) 10 Great Things Great Leaders Know and Do


Think About This: “If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.” ~  Gabriel García Márquez

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


January 16, 2015

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Talk about someone with fire in the belly and unlimited energy…she’s it. The ‘she’ is SHANITA MURRAY, who’s been the Topical Promo Producer at Las Vegas’ KLAS since July. Shanita is an LA girl who comes to the Nexstar CBS affil from writing promos for Warner Bros, doing epis for The Middle and Big Bang Theory. She’s been on the growth and learning path for TV promo while at Style Network and while doing freelance at CBS Corporate, where she was also an intern. PromaxBDA has a Promo Pathway and she participated in the year-long training. She’s a grad of marketing from Wilberforce U and no doubt loves working with the one and only Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON. Hope you’re loving LV and all your luck is good, Shanita. Well Dunne! 

Job Alert – Multimedia Graphic Designer Right This Minute Show Phoenix http://www.rightthisminute.com/about/jobs

(not a motion graphic designer….multimedia graphics person)

Job Alert  – News Promo Manager WBFF Baltimore

Think About This: On declining the upgraded, more human sounding voice that was developed for him and would not be available to others, Hawking decided to keep the mechanical voice we are used to hearing. Why? So as not to disappoint little ones who might feel abandoned if he did.  “I’m told that children who need a computer voice, want one like mine." 

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

August 26, 2014

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Follow your dreams. Everybody talks about this. Elvis even sang about it. When one finally does step up and follow their dream, or dreams as the case may be, it’s a sight to see. Today, we talk about those who have, indeed, stepped up.

First, there’s Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON, who left a job he loved at CBS Radio in Pittsburgh. They did not want him to go. But he is taking the step to be his very own boss and do voice work fulltime. What that means is he’ll save nearly 3  maybe 4 or more hours a day (and a lot of cash for gas) working from his home studio. Of course, it means even better service for his stations, too. And more time with the gorgeous Mrs. Pidgeon (also named Kelly) and the little Pidgeon. Obviously, this is Well Dunne!

Second, we have a creative who has decamped San Diego and is in residence in Paris. No, not me (yet) but JASON “Jay” MALONEY, who was heading up creative at now-Scripps KGTV and before than out Denver way. With a fabulous pied-a-terre in Paris, he and his wife are exploring the continent. If that isn’t following a dream, well, there ya go. Well Dunne! Maloneys.

Think About This: “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know; but when you listen, you may learn something new.”  ~ Dalai Lama

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

May 19, 2014

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MICHELE JARVIS is a Midwest lady who is doing an amazing job in LA (despite the heat) and is tearin’ things up as Principal and Creative Director of 68 Pictures, the trailer/promo and design house. She’s been doing uber-creative things along the way, like being Director of Affiliate Marketing at FOX Broadcast group…and Creative Services Director at Indianapolis’ WXIN/WTTV…and producing some of those eye catching and award winning spots WBNS is noted for. All from her first TV gig at WREG in Memphis. Michele, you deserve a well crafted and well earned Well Dunne!

OK, let’s see who was paying attention. Raise your hand if you know about Area 51. Good…you’re aware. So, did anybody see the KLAS TV story about Area 51? Amazing…KLAS broke the Area 51 story and the rest is…well, you know. Uber super cool. Just in case you missed it, Catch it here…and btw, that is indeed Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON introing the news in the second video….

Think About This:  “To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.”  ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 10, 2014

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What comes to mind when you read Indiana, PA?  Some of you film buffs may answer ‘it’s James Stewart’s home town’ and you would, of course, be correct. He actually has a museum there. OK, so it’s Jimmy’s hometown. I’ll bet you didn’t know its also home to not one, not two, but three very cool TV creative people. Yes, from a town numbering about 14,000 souls, three are doing TV marketing. First is SHERRY CARPENTER, CSD at Post Newsweek’s WJXT. Second is Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON; his voice is one you hear all over the place from his Pittsburgh KDKA studio or from Indiana PA itself where his studio is located. The hat trick is JIM THOMAS, the VP of Local Programming and Marketing for the Journal Broadcast Group. Jim is going to start a new chapter in his life when he joins Magid as head of their marketing efforts. I’ll get the official title one of these days. Just know he’s a peach. All three are fabulous…says a lot. Mr. T gets a shout out and a Well Dunne! along with a Well Dunne! to Indiana PA itself.

Job Alert – Promotion Producer KSNW Wichita KS

Think About This:  “Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”  ~ Lily Tomlin

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 24, 2012

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It’s really the American Dream personified. From intern to President of a huge company in eight years.  Sounds like a movie script, but it’s the real life of JOE TAMANINI,  recently promoted to President of Studio City, the branding marketing company, in Studio City, the town in the LA Valley. The small town Pennsylvania kid was first Intern, then Production Editor, then Head of Creative Department, then VP and now, the big chair. Joe studied Broadcasting at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Obviously, he paid attention. A great big Well Dunne! Joe.

Friday was a busy one for Well Dunne!’s KELLY PIDGEON, who had to bug out of the KDKA Spaghetti Breakfast to cover the hostage situation in Pittsburgh. The same one that kept the folks at KDKA-TV holed up in their station. TINA VEON, CSD of the TV side, was Facebooking the day, proving that social media is indeed changing how a story unfolds. Kelly was the first on the scene and kept the info coming, even with spaghetti sauce on his hands. Can you imagine what people thought of that – the spaghetti sauce, not the info.

Job Alert – Creative Director AMC Networks Job 10800873

Job Alert – Marketing and Promotion Manager at KSEE Fresno

Think About This:  "When your tasks seem a little heavy and over-whelming remember just to do one thing at a time quietly, and leave the rest because the rest is not your job. What you cannot get through you must hand back to God, and God will work it out for you."  ~  White Eagle


July 11, 2012

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Showtime has twice the marketing and advertising power now that they tapped co-heads of their Program Marketing and Advertising Departments. SUSAN FRANK and EMILY GOULD (pictured) are the two lucky talents. The ladies have been with Showtime for a while and have obviously done a great job. Susan has really wowed them with the Showtime ComicCon appearances. Well Dunne! twice.

Job Alert – Marketing Manager at WJAR in Rhode Island. 

Well Dunne! Talent is everywhere. KELLY PIDGEON is at the NC Coast but is recording nonetheless. His wife isn’t even unhappy about it. Yeah technology! 

Think About This:  “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  ~  Thich Nhat Hanh


March 8, 2012

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MICHAEL ZIMBARD is living his dream. He’s the new owner and president of Edit1 in NYC. His first move was to hire the talented MIKE DONOVAN as Executive Producer, who will make the switch from Launch where he was doing all that head of production stuff. It’s all about the animation. Going to be interesting to see how Mets’ fan Michael and Yankee’s fan Mike do as the baseball season gets underway. Well Dunne! you two.


Job Alert – Work for the lovely SHELLY LESLIE at WRAL. Sr. Writer Producer is needed. What are you waiting for?

Job Alert – Palm Springs’ KESQ is looking or a super writer producer on the other side of the country. KENT KAY is the man to convince.

Job Alert – Associate Manager of Marketing Speed Channel Charlotte NC job FNG0000943 

Job Alert – Sr. promo writer producer neeed at Discovery job#5385 Silver Spring MD

Job Alert – Director on-line creative G4 & E! in LA 4408BR

Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON has done his first movie trailer. And it’s cracking great! Yeah, I’ll share it with anyone who wants to listen and watch. Just let me know!

Think About This: “A friend is someone who knows your song, and sings it to you when you’ve forgotten it yourself.” ~ Alan Cohen


February 28, 2012

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LAURA GIACALONE started her career as an NBC Page. Just like out of the storyline. She’s now the VP of Marketing for Discovery Fit & Health net. The Catholic University of America grad has really worked her way up the ladder and done the most interesting things, like be Manager of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Focus Features and work at AOL Moviefone. Her resume also includes Director of Marketing at Sundance Channel. She’s based in NYC. Well Dunne! Laura.

DAVID ANGEHRN is too young to be considered Senior, except in his new title of Senior Vice President of Marketing at LA-based G4. He’s been at G4 as plain ol’ VP of Marketing, and before that was Director of On-Air Promotion at Corus Entertainment. Mr. Angehrn not only has a degree from Ryerson U, he also taught there. Way Cool! Well Dunne! David.

Well Dunne Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON is in the VO article from the Pittsburgh newspaper. Read about it here.

Job Alert Director of Creative Services, G4. Based in LA


OOOps….last week when I talked about Marc Morriston’s new hire, I confused the market of being AT the coast and in truth it INCLUDES the coast, but you have to take a short drive to get there. So if you’re looking to buy a Greenville NC place with an ocean view, you’re out of luck. 

Excellent article about the Six Questions to Ask to find innovative (creative) hires. 

Think About This: “One must chose in life between boredom and suffering.”  ~  Madame de Stael


January 5, 2012

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Definition 6 has news. They’re the cool-o Atlanta & NYC marketing agency and they have two new hires to crow about. MARIBETH PHILLIPS is now the Executive Producer and JOHN SEXTON is the new Interactive Creative Director. They’re both gonna office in The Apple. Maribeth comes over from Imaginary Forces where she was Managing Director and EP. Before that she was with Lee Hunt, then it became Razorfish. The William and Mary grad has also studied at Parsons School of Design and she’s done work for a whole lot of networks, cable nets, etc. John has been freelancing at the top agencies, working for clients like  Nissan, FedEx and more. He’s also been VP Interactive Creative Director and VP Associate Creative Director at Grey Healthcare and Saatchi and Saatchi Wellness. He’s got a sheepskin from Columbia College in Chicago. Well Dunne! Maribeth and John. Give my regards to FRANK RADICE.

It’s the same only way different….that’s probably how ADAM STOTSKY is explaining his new role at G4. Last August, Adam departed his slot as President of Marketing at NBC Entertainment out in LA. Just today, he was tapped to be General Manager of G4, NBCU’s video game-centric media outlet. The West Virginia U grad has held executive marketing slots at Discovery and SyFy, where he was EVP Global Brand Strategy and Market Development back when it was called SciFi. Well Dunne! Adam.

During the holiday break, Well Dunne! Talent’s NICK SANABRIA blew some candles out on his latest birthday cake….and  RICH VANSLYKE was all over TV with his new spots for Ethan Allen. Just love my guys (and girls).

Winston Churchill’s oratory talent can help you market. Yes it can. 

What’s on the horizon in the ad world? Take a look into the crystal ball thanks to the WSJ. 


Think About This: “The world can’t end (in 2012), because Marty McFly took the Delorean to 2015!!” ~ Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON


August 11, 2011

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All kinds of hot news from BigSmack, the marketing company headquartered in Philly. First, they’re now residents of NYC’s Flatiron district..Yep, a NYC office. Second, they have upped their game website-wise. And last but definitely not least, they hired ANDREW KOBLISKA to be their Head of Marketing and Business Development. Andrew and BigSmack CD ANDY HAHN worked together in the past when the two A’s were at LA’s SMOG and then at Pittard Sullivan. Andrew K has done some fascinating work for DIRECTV where he had the title Executive Director of  Creative Services and On-Air. Well Dunne! you Andys.

Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer at NY1 in, duh, New York. Time Warner’s website has all the details.

Job Alert – Manager of Marketing and Promotions at WTVC in Chattanooga, TN

Not been a lot of great news out of Spartanburg, SC’s WSPA. Still looking for a Creative, they also are now on the hunt for a GM. Meanwhile, one of their news photogs, JIMMY MOORE, is undergoing spinal surgery following an accident on I-85. Sending best healing wishes to Jimmy. I’m sure you’ll all agree.

Belated birthday wishes to KELLY PIDGEON, the wonderful voice actor who just signed his first ABC affiliate. Here to many more – birthdays!

Think About This: "New ideas are always criticized – not because an idea lacks merit, but because it might turn out to be workable, which would threaten the reputations of many people whose opinions conflict with it.  Some people may even lose their jobs."    – physicist, requested anonymity


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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If you love tennis, golf, bicycling, walking along the ocean, nice people, amazing weather and pelicans, then Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. is right up your alley.  PVB, as it is known to the locals, is just north of Ste. Augustine, America’s oldest city. PVB is also part of the Jacksonville FL market. I mention it because Jacksonville’s got a new resident who is a pro at TV marketing. Put out the welcome mat for SHERRY CARPTENTER, the new Creative Services Director at Post Newsweek’s WJXT. Sherry is arriving in the palm tree laden town just in time to enjoy the 80 degree days. Back in Pittsburgh, where she had been CSD at WTAE, the high will reach somewhere in the low 30;s…and there is snow. Good exchange.  Ms. Sherry has done that TV promo thing in northern markets like Cincinnati and Cleveland. She’s going to LOVE the south. She hails from Indiana, Pennsylvania, home to Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON. Coincidence? There are no coincidences…it all means something.  Well Dunne! Sherry.

Job Alert: NICK ALLARD needs a promo producer. Here’s the deets:
If your idea of effective news promotion starts with a slow push in on talent – please, skip to the next ad.

If you think that social media is just a flash in the pan, you’ll probably want to look somewhere else.

And, if you think that there’s an “I” in teamwork, well, quite frankly, you need to learn how to spell!

If you’re ready, however, to be a part of a department that is a true creative team and have proven that you work and think outside of the box, please read on!  It just might be your time to shine!
KCCI-TV, a Hearst Television station and CBS affiliate in Des Moines, IA, has an immediate opening for its next creative promotion superstar.  This promo powerhouse should be an extremely creative and energetic promotion writer/producer with a strong video skill set and a passion for news.  After all, you will be part of the team responsible for aggressively promoting Des Moines’ #1 News product and its station programming.
You must be able to take a spot from concept to air (script writing, field and studio shooting, non-linear editing and post production.) You will be working with the creative and talented staff at KCCI to produce station image spots, news and programming tune-in spots, non-traditional news topicals and other station production as needed.

Ideally, you will have 2-3 years of broadcast experience in either news or advertising.  You must have strong Adobe CS skills – After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere is an absolute must.  3-D compositing and other graphic design experience is a huge plus. You must have a creative flair, be able to multi-task and be able to work effectively under tight deadlines.

So, what do you think? Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

Please email resume and online link of your most recent work asap to:
*Please indicate the role(s) you played in the presented work.*

Is online privacy ‘situational’?

Nice article on the new MSNBC Lean Forward campaign.

Think About This:
"A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood." ~ Rachel Carson