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Thursday is getting a “This and That” treatment today. Just a lot of things happening and no time to talk and verify new jobs landed, like the two at Q13 (FOX in Seattle…that info is for tomorrow). So here’s a few items, a job and something for your heart…
Have you ever heard “the gates are wide open”? In an Irish household, the phrase was used when more than one person passed away in a short amount of time. At the moment, the gates are w-i-d-e open and St. Peter must have gone high tech to process all the souls. Nexstar in Rochester’s ED CRONY has the greatest family. Send them your best thoughts and comfort…his two daughters and his lovely wife have lost their grandmother and mother. Well Dunne! Talent’s JOEY V’s father passed away earlier in the week on the west coast. And TIM SANDERS of WTWO lost his grandmother Wednesday.
Former Promo Pro MARTY SCHLESINGER, who now is the bicycle king of San Antonio (my title, not his…he’s too cool for that moniker) is on the mend from a health scare. But all is well and his sense of humor is totally mended.
Holy cow…a newly placed head of marketing – one with no TV experience – actually asked her staff what a Topical was. Yep, that sure did happen. OMG. I’ll never tell where.
This weekend, AMANDA FORD of WPTV in Palm Beach is getting married…as is former promo pro LAUREL PORTIE (The List, KTVT) who ‘s tying the knot in Malibu. Happiness.
Job Alert – Retail / Promotions Producer KCPQ/KZJO/KRCW Seattle
Job Alert – Marketing Director WKYC Cleveland
Think About This: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
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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
Joining the what appears to be a growing list of TV creative who are getting into the medical field is the muy talented LAUREL PORTIE. She’s been at Scripps’ The List, handling social marketing for that show as well as the Pickler & Ben syndie. Oh, she even shot and produced segments as well. Official title Social Media Strategist and Content Producer. Lots of hats on one head. She’ll be handling social media for the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, which is so close to where she lives, it’s a perk. Ms. Laurel is a Louisiana lady who started in TV at KLAX, Alexandria. Started in the promo world early. Next stop was as Sr. Writer Producer at WNCT in North Carolina then on to Big D as Brand Manager of KTVT, CBS in Dallas-Ft. Worth. She went down I-35 to San Antonio and the Sinclair stations where she jumped on the social media bus and has now gotten behind the drivers seat. She was in Seattle before heading to The List. Besides being part of the Topical Boot Camp group (more news on that to come) she’s planning a March wedding. TV is losing a gem in this busy wonderful lady. A big Well Dunne!
Think About This: “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ~ Brian Tracy
It’s St. Pats, as you know. On this day in 461, the man known as St. Patrick (he was never formally canonized) died. Contrary to legend, he did not drive the snakes out of Ireland, although there are no snakes in Ireland and driving snakes out of any area is definitely grounds for being a saint. Celebrate accordingly.
What do you do after work…if there is anything now considered ‘after work’? One very smart, energetic creative has started her own side business and, as an added bonus, she’s written an e-book about marketing. Makes you feel a little like a slacker, doesn’t it. Don’t let it get to you…but do request a copy of LAUREL PORTIE’s book entitled Instagram Empire: Copy My 3 Step Strategy to Make Your First 1k Online. Laurel’s day job is Social Media Strategist/Content Producer for Scripps’ syndie show The List. When the factory whistle blows, she puts her Boss hat on and has set up an online business selling shirts for ladies who like to bicycle. There was a need…she filled it and that’s marketing as you know. Hand in hand with the tee-shirt biz came the book. Being a social media maven, it was a natural. Ms. Laurel calls Louisiana home and has done promo for KTVT in Dallas as well as KABB in San Antonio. Drop her a line, ask for the book (it’s FREE…yes F-R-E-E) or go to here ….and don’t forget to tell her Well Dunne! Laurel.
Think About This: “Live without pretending. Love without depending. Listen without defending. Speak without offending.” ~ somewhere on Facebook
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What a long, slog of a week. But, from every face plant to the canvas, we rise…and better, bigger adventures greet us. Mold our growth. So, with that in mind, let’s focus at some fun things from promo types here and there, like WAHEED ALQAWASMI, late of TV promo at FOX in Memphis (Cox’s WHBQ) . He‘s in Oxford, Mississippi this weekend with his film, Lives Restarted for the Oxford Film Fest. It’s a documentary about Holocaust survivors…how they survived the camps, made their way here to the US, to Memphis specifically. How they restarted their lives…rose up. Can’t wait to see it – it’s more important now than ever. If you’re anywhere near Mississippi, go. Well Dunne! Waheed.
The List’s Social Media guru LAUREL PORTIE doesn’t just go home and collapse in a heap on the sofa. No no no. She and her partner have She Bikes, a line of shirts for ladies who love to cycle…it’s great. And, since I’m not in government, I can tell you to buy one or two. Hit up Laurel or me for details.
Next time, we’ll introduce the new News Brand Manager at WTAE in Pittsburgh. Yehaw! Til then stay warm or head south. Well Dunne! everyone for surviving the week.
Think About This: "Composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet, sage, these are the makers of the after-world, the architects of heaven." ~ James Allen
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Let’s make a list of things about living in the desert, or more precisely in Phoenix. 1 – Saguaro cactus – always waving hello. 2 – Sunsets so beautiful they defy description 3 – no humidity 4 – Sunshine galore 5 – The List. Now let’s make a list of things SUZANNE STONEFIELD and the desert, more precisely Phoenix, have in common. 1 – likes Saguaro cactus. 2 – likes sunsets 3 – likes a dry heat 4 – not adverse to sunshine 5 – newest promo writer producer for The List. Ms. Suzanne is heading west to join the team at Scripps’ The List, where she’ll be a lovely addition to the station-savvy creatives like LAUREL PORTIE and BRANDT DOTSON. Suzanne is departing the writer producer slot at Tegna’s WTSP, which is in another amazingly ideal market, Tampa. A New Hampshire native, she’s been lucky enough to follow a career path that includes promoting in Myrtle Beach, Portland Maine and Seattle. The crystal ball sees many happy days ahead, in the sunshine, waving at some cactus, poolside. Well Dunne! Suzanne.
Have you seen the brilliant 7 rainy days in a row weather forecast done on BBC Radio? I mean, who wouldn’t love this as a weather forecast? Nobody. Anybody have a weather person with this kind of cool?
Think About This: “I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” ~ Maya Angelou
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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
If you’re making a list of up and comers…promo creatives who are gonna BE a big deal in short order….who make you smile when you realize how fast they’ve caught on to the marketing needs of their particular entity, you better have LAUREL PORTIE on that list. Laurel, whose last name is pronounced port-tee-YAY which is tres francaise, has been named Social Media Strategist at Scripps’ syndicated series The List. The Louisiana lady had been a promo producer for them. Speaking of promo roles, she’s been at KTVT in Dallas, Sinclair’s FOX in San Antonio as well as KIRO and WNCT. Obviously doing very wow-able work. She knows social so look for excitement coming via all our devices, apps and the like. BTW, she is absolutely someone who enjoys a great adventure and loves the desert living of Phoenix. Did anyone mention she has a band named Mrs. Howl? A very heart felt Well Dunne! Laurel.
Job Alert – Director of On-Air Promotions TBS NYC job
Think About This: “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” ~ Rumi
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“I was only there such a short time when the call came.” This is how the conversation with GABE LUNA began. Gabe is a major favorite (thank you LAUREL PORTIE) and a totally creative ‘One To Watch’ who is the new Promotion Manager of Scripps’ KGUN in Tucson. The call he refers to is one from his father, who had gotten the green light for a double lung transplant. Of course Gabe had to be there, so into the car he jumped and drove I-10 to San Antonio, no doubt in record time. His boss at KGUN, ANDY SCHWABE, and the rest of the management team was supportive, even with the November ratings book workload. Now THAT, people, is a good operation. Andy is a leader who described his new hire this way: “He’s going to bring fresh creativity and energy to our already fantastic group of talented marketing professionals." Papa Luna is slowly recovering, and if you have any extra good thoughts you might want to send them his way. Gabe is back in Arizona, hard at work at KGUN and has a plateful of blessings for which to be thankful next Thursday. Gabe is a San Antonio guy who attended SAC (San Antonio College, which is nearly next to the best restaurant in town) and worked as Production Director of the Trinity Broadcasting Network before jumping into promo work at Sinclair’s operation in the Alamo City. He also honed his promo chops in Seattle. Get Well to Gabe’s dad and Well Dunne! to Gabe.
Sending condolences to KLAS CSD HENRY VASQUEZ who lost his mother this week.
If you’re into Art (as many of you are) you should check out The Art of More on Crackle.com. It’s not only a fun watch, it’s on a free site. You’re welcome.
Think About This: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ~ Aristotle
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No secret how evocative the name Valley of the Sun is. Phoenix’s nickname alludes to the idea of market #12 being an oasis in the great Southwest high country. Magical in a way. An amazing locale that is home to a burgeoning creative sector. The latest creative member to hit the city limits is LAUREL PORTIE. Ms. Laurel is reporting for work as the new promo writer-producer for The List, the syndicated strip produced by Scripps at their KNXV locale. A native of south Louisiana, she’ll handle the heat very well, thanks for asking. Sans humidity, it will be devine. Laurel has the knack for promotion and has worked and learned at such operations as CBS’s KTVT in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Sinclair’s operation in San Antonio and Media General’s WNCT in Greenville, NC. (All humidity markets, fyi). It’s a mutual admiration society with her new boss, ED ROTH, Marketing Manager for The List. BTW, Ms. Laurel is also a musician and has played all over – ask her about Mrs. Howel. A big smile along with a huge Well Dunne! Laurel.
2C Media has changed their name…it’s now 2C Creative. Even more excitement is on tap – they have wrangled the best talent you can imagine. Make a note…and check them out. They rock!
Think About This: "You do not have to like what is going on in your life, but you must accept that it, whatever it is, is going on. As long as you do not accept reality, you are powerless to define the role you will play. Failure to accept reality is a denial of your power to make a conscious choice. When you do not choose, you live by default. You are a victim of circumstances." ~ Iyanla Vanzant
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There’s a marvelous San Antonio vibe going on in Seattle. Nothing to do with sports…it’s a TV thing. Eminates over at KIRO, where Sr. Producer LAUREL PORTIE, who worked in Texas’ River City at KABB’s operation under the wonderful AZALIA HOELTING, has welcomed GABRIEL LUNA to the great Northwest. He’ll be doing promos at the CBS Cox-owned station working with CSD SUSAN CONNOR. Gabe’s a true born San Antonian (they used to have Native Texan license plates for those who hit the planet in Texas) who did promo at KABB and then was upped to do promos and Graphic Arts when Sinclair combined KABB with WOAI. Word is he’s a filmmaker at heart and he and the lovely Mrs. Luna are snapping pix all over in their new city. Laurel and he will be on the hunt for a good Mexican food restaurant in the land of coffee and salmon. If you know of one – share. Well Dunne! Gabe.
Job Alert – Senior Vice President, Creative Promos and Strategy, VHI New York City
Think About This: “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” ~ Facebook friend post
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Don’t you just love it when an up-and-coming creative takes the next step and calls all happy about a new slot? It’s great. So when LAUREL PORTIE shared that she has a fabulous new job and she starts the end of June, it was indeed a happy share. Ms. Laurel loves her old job, working with AZALIA HOELTING down San Antonio way for Fox affil KABB where she’s a writer producer and social media manager. She’ll miss the River Walk, the Texas music scene and Fiesta, but she’s very pumped to head to the Pacific Northwest where she’ll be Sr. Writer Producer for Seattle’s KIRO. THAT will be a fun road trip! She’s a Louisiana lady by birth and has worked for uber-creative DAVID HERSHEY at CBS’ KTVT in DFW. She’s also learned her craft at Greenville NC’s WNCT. Best yet, she’s going to work for SUSAN CONNOR who is heading up the KIRO creative team. Very Well Dunne! Laurel.
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KIRO Seattle
June is National Adopt-A-Cat month. Have you visited your local animal shelter lately?
Don’t forget to enter the Win a copy of Promo Cowboy by Barry Fitzsimmons …send your name and email to Well Dunne! and we’ll pick a winner next week.
Think About This: “There was a time when people said, ‘Jim, if you keep on making faces, your face will freeze like that.’ Now they just say, ‘Pay him!’" ~ Jim Carrey