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September 10, 2015

Sep 9, 2015 by     Comments Off on September 10, 2015    Posted under: Featured

He’ll be getting a Mile High welcome…that’s what awaits MATT LAWS (He’s the IV, which is impressive) on Sept 21 when he starts as Creative Services Director of KMGH, the Scripps Journal ABC affil in Denver, the Mile High City. No reference to marijuana whatsoever. Matt’s a Tennessee grad who will be making the move from NBC’s operation in Philly where he headed up creative and programming. He’s got a super track record from places like WOAI in San Antonio, KIRO in Seattle and WXIA in Atlanta. He’s always wanted to live in Denver (a great town for sure) and this just came along when he wasn’t expecting it. Isn’t that the case with so many of life’s big adventures…A big Well Dunne! to Matt everybody!

Job Alert – VP Creative Services & Programming WCAU NBC Philadelphia

Job Alert  – Promo Producer KTVU San Francisco


Think About This: "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.”  ~ George R.R. Martin


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

October 2, 2014

Oct 1, 2014 by     Comments Off on October 2, 2014    Posted under: Featured

Is Philadelphia the Rodney Dangerfield of Nielsen markets? I mean, does it get the respect it so honestly deserves? After all, it is the capital of American democracy – home to more history than a history buff would care to list. It’s got cheesesteaks –  even a naked bike ride. Yet it seems to be the middle sister of markets…everybody likes it but nobody enthuses about it. I bet that will change once COSMO LOSCO settles into his new job at NBC in the City of Brotherly Love. As of October 6, he’ll be Promotion Manager at WCAU, working with VP MATT LAWS. Cosmo actually started his career at WCAU back in ’05 when he was a Production Assistant. He’ll be leaving behind the good folks at FOX in DC where he was Promotion Manager. Other TV marketing slots that were enhanced by his work include WGAL in Harrisburg PA and NBC’s WRC in DC. On all levels, Well Dunne! Cosmo!

It’s National Pizza Month. Behave accordingly.

Job Alert – from RACHEL PAPP in Tulsa (she’s one of the good ones) SR Producer KJRH Tulsa

The traditional ways of TV marketing are long gone. You know it, we know it. So come work for a company that is ahead of its time – and leading the industry with innovative ways to deliver content to our consumers across all platforms. We are KJRH 2 Works for You, the E.W. Scripps Media, Inc. owned NBC affiliate in Tulsa, OK, and we have an immediate opening for a creative, motivated, design-oriented editor/producer to join our Creative Services Team! We’re looking for a top-notch, hands-on producer with 3-5 years of local TV creative services producer experience who can write, shoot and edit impactful promos, spots that grow station ratings by appealing to both traditional audiences and new media viewers. You’ve got to be a strong writer who has expert-level experience in Final Cut and the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as professional shooting and lighting experience. You won’t just produce spots, you’ll conceptualize and market new ideas across all platforms. If you’re a person who takes initiative, searches for new opportunities, enjoys a challenge and is extremely organized, this may be the perfect place for you! Here you’ll develop promotional strategies and concepts that cut through the clutter, inspire others and truly make a difference both at our station and in our community. The bottom line is you need to be able to produce top-notch visuals that are steeped in key research points that target our key demographic and turn their heads! If you are ready to take this next step in your career, and thrive on the creative process, apply today http://www.scripps.apply2jobs.com/ 1. Able to translate strategic creative concepts into engaging on-air campaigns that will grab viewers’ attention. Must be able to conceptualize, write, shoot, edit and produce media promos, commercials, and presentations in Final Cut Pro to be delivered on various platforms, including broadcast, mobile and web. 2. Functions as the chief producer of station image promotion including concept development, script writing and spot production (news, image, web, sponsorship spots, etc.). Serves as the lead producer on all key sweeps promo production. 3. Will work closely with creative services director, news director, editors and multi-media news staff to execute marketing ideas to promote our news brand across various platforms. 4. Supervise producers; project delegation and foster professional skill development through delegation and execution of projects. 5. Programming and maintenance of promotional log inventory in WideOrbit traffic management system. 6. Team player attitude, willing to participate in station-sponsored community events and promotions. 7. Perform other duties as needed and as directed by the Creative Services Director. REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years or more of previous writing, producing and editing experience with topicals, sweeps, image promotion and a reel that demonstrates an understanding of contemporary production techniques. Video production in HD and professional lighting experience are required. EQUIPMENT: Final Cut Pro and AfterEffects required. Knowledge of electronic graphic design equipment required. Mac experience a plus. LICENSE/ CERTIFICATE: Driving required. Must have a Valid Drivers License and provide proof of insurability. SKILLS / ABILITIES: Non-linear editing skills necessary. Must be able to produce station image and topical news spots and meet deadlines. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Think About This: A short course in human relations:

The 6 most important words – I admit that I was wrong.

The 5 most important words – You did a great job.

The 4 most important words – What do you think?

The 3 most important words – Could you please…

The 2 most important words – Thank you.

The most important word – We.

The least important word – I.

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July 9, 2013

Jul 8, 2013 by     Comments Off on July 9, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Philadelphia. Home of Independence (they have a hall by that name, etc) and where all our July 4 celebrations emanated. It’s now the home of MATT LAWS (who would die if I called him handsome, so I won’t). He’s taken the VP slot of Creative Services and Programming at NBC’s WCAU, known as NBC 10. He’s been down at WXIA, Gannett’s NBC affil in Atlanta and before that was out in Seattle at KIRO. Along the way, the gentleman from the South (he’s Matthew Laws IV officially) has done creative and headed up folks at WOAI San Antonio, WLWT Cincinnati, KOCO in Oklahoma City and WUPW in Toldeo. A Main Line Well Dunne! Matt.

Ms. RYANN JOHNSON is the newest member of The Promotional Edge, coming over from ABC Television where she was Manager of Integrated Marketing. She’ll continue her winning streak of exciting promotions.  She has been at Showtime as Special Events Coordinator and was Marketing Coordinator for the Cleveland Cavaliers. She’s a Tulane grad who’s also studied in Spain and France. Well Dunne! Ryann.

Think About This: “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”   ~  A.A. Milne


October 1, 2012

Sep 30, 2012 by     Comments Off on October 1, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

Being a southern gentleman by birth, MATT LAWS is right at home in Atlanta, where he is now at Gannett’s WXIA, the NBC affiliate.  His new title is the Creative Services Director. Matt is originally from South Carolina, so he’s definitely closer to home and family. He makes the transition from KIRO in Seattle (that job is open – consider this another Job Alert). Matt also headed up creative at WOAI in San Antonio and WLWT Cincinnati, KOCO in OKC and WUPW in Toledo. A big mint julep inspired Well Dunne! Matt.

ERIN FELENTZER is the new VP of PR at TNT. Lots of initials there, but I know you followed that. She’s departing ABC Entertainment Group in LA where she was VP of Communications. She’s a Florida Gator in case you were wondering.

Think About This: "Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future."  ~ Deepak Chopra

June 22, 2011

Jun 21, 2011 by     Comments Off on June 22, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized


When CSD JIM HART at ABC15 in Phoenix called with the news that his Topical Producer GREG HARMON was leaving, there was sadness in his voice. But also Jim knew it was the right time for the creative bird to fly the nest and couldn’t be happier with the news. Greg is finishing up in the Valley of the Sun today so he can start next Monday with CSD MATT LAWS (who is Matt Laws IV…very cool) at KIRO in Seattle. Yes, the Arizona native and his wife are moving to the Pacific Northwest and are looking forward to getting tired of the rain. It will be a new experience. Greg and Mrs. Greg have family up in the NW, so he’s actually catching up with them. He calls Tucson his  hometown. Happy and safe travels, Greg. And when you have a moment between writing and producing spots  in the Emerald City (Seattle’s nickname…Google says so), go check out the original Starbucks and tell us what you think. Well Dunne! Greg.

Jim is looking for a kick-it producer, so consider this a job alert!

All you NYC  PROMAXERS be on the lookout for RAY ECKE, the coolest writer and PR man around. He’s Well Dunne!’s stringer for the conference and will be sharing his insights, sightings and pix with us. Sure you’ll find Ray to be Well Dunne!

Lovin’ Boston’s WCVB’s new local programming, and it is NOT news. Shout out to RUSS NELLIGAN just for the fun of it. 

Think About This: "My greatest happiness consists precisely in doing nothing whatever that is calculated to obtain happiness." ~ Chuang Tzu

May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 by     Comments Off on May 20, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized


It’s hard to leave the gorgeous Monterrey area of California (think heaven with amazing golf) but when a great market and a great opportunity comes around, well, one has to box it up and move. Such is the case with ED EVEREST, who is the new Creative Services Director of Hearst’s WTAE in Pittsburgh. Ed decamps his Hearst-owned KSBW TV where he was CSD and where he recently helped launch Central Coast ABC, a multicast channel situation. He begins his new chapter and the trek across the Rockies come late June. Ed has a degree from Indiana U and has worked doing promo magic in Augusta, GA. When you see him at the PROMAX Station Summit, make sure you give him a high five. Well Dunne! Ed.

Cali is losing another creative when WILL HARRIS leaves for Seattle. Currently the Sr. Writer Producer at Cox’s KTVU in the San Francisco market, Will has been tapped to be the new  Promotion Manager for CBS affil KIRO, also owned by Cox. He’ll be working with the talented CSD MATT LAWS up in the Starbucks headquarter city after spending five years working with CSD JEFF HOLUB in SF. Will graduated from Norfolk State and started his TV career at FOX in Dallas, KDFW. He’s also been with WPHL in Philly. Will starts his new life chapter in June. Well Dunne! Will.

Job Alert – KENS 5 in San Antonio (which is a GREAT place to live) is on the hunt for a creative writer-producer-editor. Send your resumes to CSD ALLEN LANSING –  alansing@kens5.com

Think About This: “There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught” ~ Irish saying


Valentine’s Day 2011

Feb 14, 2011 by     Comments Off on Valentine’s Day 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized


Forming alliances with great talent is part of being a Creative Services pro. When combos of talent continue to work together in new jobs, it’s telling….says a lot about the synergy between people. It REALLY says a lot when not one but two members of the creative team follow their “leader” to a new gig. Such is the case at KIRO, where two Texans have joined their former “co worker and mentor” MATT LAWS at the Cox-owned ABC affiliate in Seattle. Both are true Texans, born in the Lone Star State and eligible for a license plate that says so.

El Paso native JON SCHWERIN got his start in TV as a photog in Lubbock, TX. He quickly grew into promo slots and found himself working with Matt at KOCO in Oklahoma City. When Matt went south to WOAI in San Antonio, Jon did as well. How is he adjusting to the Pacific Northwest? Like a champ. Although he doesn’t drink coffee…He is doing a super job as a writer producer for the creative services team. Well Dunne! Jon.

San Antonio native DERRICK BARRIOS was also part of the team at WOAI. He’s been doing freelance graphics and photography since he was 15, and his heart is really in his work as Graphics Designer. Another non-coffee drinker (!), Derrick is part of the family that owns one of SA’s best restaurants, Los Barrios. I wonder if he’ll get care packages of their famous salsa. Well Dunne! Derrick.

Think About This: "Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love."  ~ Leo Buscaglia


Friday February 11, 2011

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TJ KING has finally been handed the title of Creative Services Director at WAWS/WTEV  the FOX / CBS combo in Jacksonville, FL. TJ has been running the creative for months, and now it’s official. TJ came to the duop in May of last year from WAGA in Atlanta. The Jax native is on the lookout for a Promotion Manager, so let the job hunt begin. Well Dunne! TJ.

SHANNON JAMIESON DRIVER is now in the drivers seat at DIY down in Knoxville. She’s just been named VP Consumer Marketing for the Scripps network. She’s been director of partnership marketing and brand extensions at HGTV and made the switch as easy as signaling to change lanes. Well Dunne! Shannon.

Topicals at the Gannett CBS affiliate in Columbia, SC are now being handled by MICHAEL KANADAY. He’s a local guy who knows how to do it all, including shoot. As topical producer at WLTX, he probably won’t have to. Well Dunne! Michael. And thanks to CSD JIM HAYES for the info.

Job Alert – two great slots open at KIRO in Seattle. Image Producer and Topical Producer. CSD MATT LAWS is the man to talk to.

Well Dunne! Talent’s RICCARDO PEROTTI isn’t just a bilingual voice man. He’s also a magnificent musician who has a show coming up Saturday Feb 12 at 8pm. It’s at El Sitio in Coconut Grove, FL. Cool.

Tweets on a billboard? It’s working in Texas. And it sounds like a great idea for local TV marketing, too.

My heavens. I had no idea. Anybody else guess that the US House of Representatives has spent nearly $1 million on bottled water? A year? Yep. That breaks out to approximately $2,000 per member. I can’t imagine what the bar tab would equate to….

Think About This:
"Faith is power. When we obsess about our problems and the things we lack, that is what will manifest in our reality. By imagining the possibilities-our positive intentions-clearly, then letting them go and having faith in the benevolence of the Universe, we remove the barriers of our limited thoughts and open the path for wonderful things to come our way." 
~Kathy Cordova


September 21, 2010

Sep 21, 2010 by     Comments Off on September 21, 2010    Posted under: Uncategorized


It’s a promotion and it’s a VERY long distance and it’s exciting and….it’s ERIN MARTIN’S news. She’s trading her title of Promotion Manager at WFTV and WRDQ in Orlando for a promotion to Seattle’s KIRO, where she’ll be Promotion Manager at this CBS affil. It’s all a Cox family move…all stations are owned by them. Ms. Martin is going 2,550 miles across America after 7 years in O-town. The Detroit native is going to fly, along with her dog and cat, for an Oct 25 start date. She’ll be working under CSD MATT LAWS and is thrilled to be joining a great team. She’ll be greatly missed by her Orlando CSD BOB ST CHARLES, but he’s thrilled for her. Besides the extra work in November, Erin is looking forward to exploring the Great Northwest and the gorgeous city, including the local wineries. Note to  Seattle – play up the winery angle in addition to the ownership you have on the coffee situation. Congratulations and Well Dunne! Erin.

Yes, that means there’s an exciting opening in Orlando!

Welcome to Well Dunne! Talent goes out to BILL HARWELL, who calls Austin home. Bill has that friendly ‘guy next door” sound, and he delivers projects so fast, you won’t believe that in real life, he’s a laid back pro. Give Bill a listen and remember him when you need that perfect voice for a project.

Are you keeping up with the fabulous streaming video that NATPE is doing? I was blown away when I “attended” a panel discussion called Stop Whining and Sell Your Show. I was one of 31,000, btw. Now I’m totally hooked on NATPE’s offerings. Next up is a Sept 24 session called Building the World — Multiplatform and Transmedia Storytelling. Check out details here.

You know how cool those LA food trucks are. Well, the latest, greatest is…wait for it…The Bacon Truck!  Follow it on Twitter

Think About This: “If love is an action, how do you express self-love? Self-love starts with having the courage to be who you are, regardless of what others might think. It is about having the courage to live your dreams, to do what makes you happy in life, so that one day you won’t wake up saying, "I wish I had." Self-love is about self-care, making your health a priority. Self-love is revealed in your willingness to stay focused on the things you say are important. It’s about having the courage to set boundaries and protect them.” ~ Francine Ward

Wednesday February 10, 2010

Feb 10, 2010 by     Comments Off on Wednesday February 10, 2010    Posted under: Uncategorized

Trading tacos for coffee is MATT LAWS, named the new head of creative at Seattle’s KIRO TV. Matt is saying adios to San Antonio, where he had been heading the marketing for Newport’s WOAI, the  NBC affil on the lovely Riverwalk. He heads to the COX  owned CBS affil, which marks the first time Matt has worked with The Eye Net. He’s earned his stripes at WLWT in Cincy, KOCO in Oklahoma City, and WUPW in Toledo. You’ll love working near the water, Matt. He’ll no doubt miss San Antonio’s famous Fiesta, set for April. But his successor will have the best party in the world to look forward to, and great parking to boot. Well Dunne! Matt. Keep in touch.

MTV has a new logo. More flexible is the reason for the change after 28 years. Read all about it here.

Know which of the SuperBowl ads were the most liked? Same as the most recalled.? Check it out. PS – Betty White is the hottest thing in Hollywood. Well Dunne!

Here’s a great story, on a very local level, of how one Toyota dealer is thinking of his clients amidst the huge recall. Marketing is really so simple if you just think about what the client wants.

Today, JOHN FALLON DUNNE would have turned 90. Sure do miss his take on life.

Think About This: "The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" ~ J. B. Priestley