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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

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Dec 21, 2016 by     Comments Off on     Posted under: Featured

Graphics are the icing on the promo cupcake. Art is any form is a gift – a talent – and even now an IT skill deluxe. When ERIK CANDIANI, head creative honcho at FOX’s KTVU in the Bay Area (San Francisco-Oakland TV market for the Argentine readers) went on the hunt for a new graphics pro, he had a high bar and great expectations (Charles Dickens reference noted). He’s thrilled at the new hire he made: LISA RUIZ. Even better, he’s worked with her before when they were both at CBS in Sacramento, KOVR.  Lisa is a FITM grad (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA) who has had some of the most interesting jobs, like being a design consultant for Jane Seymour Handbags…in Malibu no less. She’s done art for public television in Napa, freelanced and worked with the Madison Square Garden Company where she honed Photoshop skills. Now she’s bringing energy and excitement to the whole KTVU creative team. Just in time for Christmas. Well Dunne! Lisa.

Job Alert – Marketing Manager KUSA Denver

Think About This“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!”  ~ Dave Barry


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May 13, 2016

May 12, 2016 by     Comments Off on May 13, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Let’s not let a Friday the 13th take us off a positive course. It’s TGIF afterall, with the most glorious of months at our fingertips. 

Out in San Francisco and Oakland, Fox affil KTVU CSD ERIK CANDIANI is like the former TV character Paladin, also headquartered in SF. Paladin would be ready to go when he had a great set of cards dealt to him…full hand so to speak. Erik is ready to go with a full creative hand, now that he’s got these three new folks. First off, there’s former WLS Chicago’s MATT DE KEYSER doing Graphic Design and 3D Design. Matt’s been in New Orleans at WDSU and  Milwaukee at WDJT. KOVR’s loss is  JOHNNY ROMAN who’s now producing for former KOVRer Erik. And handling the Senior Writer Producer duties is new-to-affiliate-TV-marketing guy JIMMY DIEBOLD whose creative passport has been stamped from New York to Dubai and points exotic. He’s gonna bring that national-look to the already national-look work KTVU is generating. A triple Well Dunne! to the gang.

It’s a boy! for WISN Milwaukee promo producer DAN COAD and his lovely wife. All wrapped up in blue and joy…what a lovely event. Well Dunne! to all involved.

Job Alert – Topical Promotions producer WKRN Nashville

WKRN in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee has an immediate opening for a news topical promotion writer/producer/editor to join our team. This position requires a candidate willing to work the evening shift.Must work closely with the Creative Services Director and Newsroom staff to conceive, write, produce and edit compelling news topicals that air on-air and online. Collaborate with and maintain close relationships with all newsroom Producers, Managers and Executive Producers, Talent, and Production Crew in creating news topicals. Responsible for the timely delivery of creative product. Transmits all finished product to multiple outlets as directed. Projects will include daily news topical promotion, proof of brand, as well as web and social drivers.Quickly recognize and defend highly promotable news topics. Help manage and maintain promotional inventory and traffic logs. Other duties as assigned by Director of Creative Services. For consideration: Send resume, DVD or link and cover letter to: WKRN-TV; Attn: Human Resources, 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 M/F/D/V EOE Pre-employment drug and background screening required. All applicants should apply online @ mediageneral.com.

Phoenix peeps…Google is hiring people who will test drive their self-driving cars. Huh? No, I don’t know exactly how that works and it might just be too ironic for words, but if you’re interested, I have deets. Meanwhile, before we all start having cars that drive themselves, anybody else want the flying cars they promised us?

Think About This:  “Little tiny dreams require little tiny thoughts and little tiny steps. Great big dreams require great big thoughts and little tiny steps.”  ~ Mike Dooley The Universe

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

October 30, 2015

Oct 29, 2015 by     Comments Off on October 30, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Telemundo has named a new VP of Marketing for their network. MARIA ISABEL FIGUEORA will take the Miami-based job, coming over from VP of Marketing for Sony Pictures Latin America and Brazil. The University of Michigan grad has also been part of the Yahoo! marketing efforts. A bright and happy Well Dunne! Maria.


Creativity is when someone puts a whole new spin on something that we’ve all seen before. For instance, think about color combinations. Yellow plus Blue equals Green. But the folks at STEPHEN ARNOLD Music have taken this fundamental art fact and turned it into a stunning clear vinyl LP, full of their music, and it’s a sight to see.  Named ‘What’s Printed Here’, it’s a limited production item, but you should check it out as best you can. Kudos to Dallas’ Rucker & Co for their artistic contribution.


Oops…ERIK CANDIANI isn’t starting in Oakland at KTVU on November 12. Turns out his first date in the office there will be November 30. Everybody stand down and enjoy November and Thanksgiving.


Think About This: "When you find yourself in a position to help someone, be happy and feel blessed because God is answering that person’s prayer through you. Remember, our purpose on earth is not to get lost in the dark but to be a light to others so that they might find their way through us.”  ~ Alberto Casing


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October 28, 2015

Oct 27, 2015 by     Comments Off on October 28, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Go west – it’s what’s happening for not one but two promo pros: First….There’s something about the Rocky Mountains of the American west. They’re gorgeous, rugged, vibrant and they forge the lifestyles of those living in and near them along their 3,000 mile range. When you’re too far away from them, you miss them. The mountains are luring back a Denver man who’s been doing TV marketing away from the peaks, and he’s going to be in one of the most gorgeous locales the Colorado Rockies have to offer. DAVID REEVE is headed back to Colorado, specifically Colorado Springs where he’ll be the new Marketing Director of KOAA, the NBC affiliate. He and the fam will be departing Tegna’s WFMY in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem market of North Carolina. Along the way, David has been Promotion Manager at WUSA in DC and Exec Producer for Denver’s KUSA. Yes, he’s got his snowboard all ready to hit the slopes. Well Dunne! David.


Second, there’s no question one leaves their heart in San Francisco. Its magic delights every sense. Heading to the City by the Bay is ERIK CANDIANI et famille where he’ll be taking over the VP Creative Services role at Fox’s KTVU in Oakland. Erik’s coming from Tegna’s NBC affil KARE in Minneapolis where he was VP Creative.. He’s comin’ home to Cali where the Candiani’s will be close to family. Erik has been with KOVR in Sacramento as well as in LA at KTLA plus a turn in Denver. Erik is mucho excited and predictions are for some cutting edge creative to hit SF after November 12. Big Well Dunne! Erik.


Job Alert – Writer Producer WREG Memphis


Job Alert– Freelancee Writer Producer FOX LA (see Jeremy Claypool for deets)


Do NOT miss tonight’s episode of The Goldbergs on ABC. Why? Well, it’s a super show and tonight’s episode has the wonderful AMY LEVY, of LA’s Amy Levy PR fame, as a trick or treater or something equally fun that shows off her mega-watt smile. Lady has the best smile around. And she has a great voice too. 


Think About This:  "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”  ~  Buddha

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