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May 11, 2018

May 10, 2018 by     Comments Off on May 11, 2018    Posted under: Featured

Without the excellent efforts of the entertainment PR folks, the biz would be at a standstill. Yes it would. Entertainment PR folks are the best. And one of the best of the best has a new job to share with ya’ll. BRANDII TOBY-LEON is now part of Bullseye Communications. Her background with Scripps Nets out of Knoxville, Fox TV Stations, and TV One (there’s more, but these are the fun ones) will make her unstoppable. She’s a gem. Big Well Dunne! Brandii. Yes, there are two ‘i’s in her name.

Speaking of great PR types, keep an eye peeled for RAY ECKE who will be this blog’s reporter on the ground at PROMAX. Big Promax in NYC, of course. He’s so talented!

Job Alert – Promo producer WNCT Greenville NC

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer KAMR Amarillo

Think About This:“Anyone in a state of seeking can never be happy. Only those who are constantly finding are fulfilled. And finding is not something that happens to us—it is something we do.”  ~  Alan Cohen

May 11, 2017

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All you PROMAXers remember SHANNA GREEN, right? She was Editorial Director of Brief Magazine and all the online goin’s on. She’s great. Well, she left PROMAX and went to doing fulltime PR and taking the slot Content Manager for Priya PR, always keeping her freelance writing shingle out. She’s wonderful if you haven’t figured that out yet. Now she’s been tapped to be Director of Communications for Anonymous Content, the company that is a real hybrid – talent, commercials, TV shows and more. The Western Washington University grad gets a big Well Dunne!

Think About This: “You need power only when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise, love is enough to get everything done.”  ~  Charlie Chaplin

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent Kate Bacon

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


January 13, 2016

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What does one do after an illustrious career as a marketing leader on the station side of the TV biz? One goes to work for PROMAX. That’s exactly what RICK SWANSON has done and his new title is VP Marketing and Programming at the trade organization encompassing the global entertainment marketing community. The UCLA grad has impressed viewers and colleagues both with his work and leadership at KING in Seattle, CBS in Chicago, KABC in LA and KRON in San Francisco. Well Dunne! Rick.

Job Alert – Artist / Producer WKMG Orlando

Ready to do some of the best work you’ve ever done and make your mark in design and promotion?  Then we want You!  WKMG-TV News 6, the Graham Media Group owned CBS Affiliate in sunny Orlando Florida has an immediate opening for an experienced motion graphics designer and video editor to join our award winning team as Producer/Animator.

In one of the most dynamic television markets, you’ll have the opportunity to design and create visually engaging graphics and promotions to appear in newscasts, on-air promotions, commercials, print, billboards, the list goes on!  Do you know 3D, After Effects, can edit and are uber-creative?  Then this could be the job for you!

Qualified candidate must be a strong designer, creative thinker and editor with eye for layout. The position requires a person who can conceptualize and edit promos, create, design, animate graphics and create print and animated ads for all platforms.

Mastery of non linear editing, preferably, Premiere and the Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects).  Strong proficiency in Cinema 4D a must.


  • Positive, self-motivated and comfortable with working in a fast paced workplace. 
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned. 
  • Expertise on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively.  
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure and manage multiple projects. 
  • Key qualities are the ability to create, edit, apply creative direction, animate, work well with other people and contribute to a team effort. 


  • At least 2 years experience that includes non-linear editing and videography at a local television station or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience creating motion, web and print graphics. 
  • Conceptualize, write, produce and edit news/station image, entertainment and community service project promos as assigned for platforms including radio and digital/social media. 
  • Photoshop, Illustrator and AfterEffects experience required 
  • Writing for television a plus

To Apply: Reel of work is required.  Qualified applicants submit cover/resume to: kpeoples@wkmg.com or clickorlando.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE  Note:  All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.  Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment drug screen, required background checks and educational degree verification.

Job Alert – Director Social Media & Fan Engagement A&E/History Net NYC job 165BR

Interesting bit of news. More money and a better worker…that’s what job hoppers are

Think About This:  “Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”  ~ Iman

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


June 25, 2015

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One of the best things local television can do is be part of their community; spotlighting outreach programs to help when needed, highlighting outstanding actions and people via recognition, trying to make sense when tragedy strikes as well as bringing comfort. Down in Charleston, after the murders that made the world shake its head in dismay, Raycom’s WCSC stepped up and produced a series of image spots reinforcing the city’s strength in never allowing a tragedy to define the good people of The Palmetto City. CSD DANI DUDEK wrangled her producers, KRISTIN LEE, SAMANTHA HIGGINS and MAC FAIL along with her Graphics talents DEMONTRE PARISH and STEVE RADFORD. The CBS affiliate used on-air and social media, focusing on the strengths of Charleston’s people coming together. Click here to see them and check out social’s hashtag #standwithcharleston. Well Dunne! everybody. Thanks Dani.

PROMAXers…have you checked out that guitar at Stephen Arnold Music’s suite? Really? Well do it! Signed by Les Paul, it can be yours if you sign up. Winner will be chosen Thursday (today if you’re reading this via your email) so don’t miss out. And check out the Guitar Legends while you’re there. Give Stephen a Hi Ya’ll for me while you’re at it.

Take a gander at three fun favorites…MARC MORRISTON of WNCT in Greenville NC, STEVE PATRICK of WHEC in Rochester, and DAN FLAXER of WSAV in Savannah. Having fun.

Adore RUSSELL BRAND? For sure. Then it’s good to know a new documentary about him is on tap, and the good folks at illuminate over in Studio City have contributed to making it top drawer. It’s all in the post, which illuminate Prez TAL FIALA said was a blast. Put Brand: A Second Coming on your To Watch list and put illuminate on your give ‘em a call list as well. Well Dunne!


Think About This: “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”  ~ Henry Ford


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


PROMAX NYC Day 1 from Ray Ecke

Jun 11, 2014 by     Comments Off on PROMAX NYC Day 1 from Ray Ecke    Posted under: Featured

Dispatches From PromaxBDA – Day 1    By Ray Ecke


If yesterday is any indicator, the days of a non-eventful Day 1 at the annual PromaxBDA Conference are clearly over. The late afternoon session in the NY Hilton’s Grand Ballroom was a standing-room-only situation as seemingly every attendee were there soaking in the three-part Mayhem Matters session hosted by Tim Nolan, SVP, Marketing, Creative & Brand Strategy, Lifetime Networks. Particularly noteworthy was the second section featuring MIT Professor Dava Newman, who delved into the design evolution of NASA’s spacesuits, including her own design; and the conversation with Shane Smith, Founder/CEO of VICE and legendary former Viacom CEO and current Firefly3 Principal Tom Freston, moderated by NY Times media columnist David Carr. The takeaways: good content is key, no matter how it’s consumed TV, mobile, tablets. However measuring the success of that content as it relates to ad revenue in the online/mobile space remains murky.


Later, at the Media-Only meet and greet with the PromaxBDA Board, PromaxBDA CEO Betsey Scolnik, confirmed that overall first-day registration was the highest ever in the organization’s history — talk about “Wow Factor.” 


At the event, David Herbruck, Principal/President of creative studio Loyalkaspar, Kendrick Reid; SVP/Executive Creative Director, Brand Strategy for BET Networks; Samantha Maltin, SVP Marketing, HISTORY & H2 channels; and Editor of the music production website SonicScoop David Weiss discussed the challenges facing the industry, the merits (or lack thereof) of the new Seth MacFarlane comedy “A Million Ways To Die In The West” and how HISTORY’s “Vikings” is Reid’s favorite show on TV (excluding BET shows presumably).


Opening day wrapped with an amazing party at the Museum of Modern Art. Beautiful architecture and sculpture and top shelf food (artisanal pizza on hooks? Clever and tasty!) was the perfect setting for creative community chitchat. Spotted at the posh event was leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, who will be speaking today at 2:30 in the Gramercy Room; Noelle Alanis, Head of Sales at Stephen Arnold Music; and Scott Matz, Principal at design studio Thornberg & Forester.


One bummer: The super-talented Jill Lindeman, PromaxBDA’s long-time SVP, Conferences & Strategic Partnership announced she will be stepping down after more than 7 years on the job. She will be missed by those who worked closely with her at PromaxBDA, and by attendees of all of the organization’s events, which thanks to her hard work were always, engaging, relevant and well-executed. Good luck Jill!


Stay tuned for day-two coverage…

February 5, 2010

Feb 4, 2010 by     Comments Off on February 5, 2010    Posted under: Uncategorized


Why is there an opening for a CSD in Portland Maine at the Hearst ABC affiliate? Sadly, MARK BRADLEY is leaving. Sadly because he’s one of the good guys, and also because he didn’t plan on leaving. But when life/fate/the universe puts a perfect opportunity right in front of you, ya gotta go for it. Mark is going to head back to Charleston, SC and take a teaching slot there at a local institution of higher learning. His last day is the 12th and he starts the new job the 15th. Will that be enough time to sew patches on the elbows of his cardigan? He seems VERY happy and in today’s job market, that makes him top of the heap.  In turn, we are happy for you, Mark. Well Dunne!

And yes, that means the CSD slot is open there. As a matter of fact, so is a writer producer slot.

CHAD MALLAM is hard at work untangling the in’s and out’s of the ABC series LOST. His Untangling Lost is an internet series and it’s now starring a Muppet character you gotta love. Tune in to hear Chad talk about promoting with puppets on MITCH PHILLIPS radio show Friday  9 –10 in the AM Eastern. Well Dunne! Chad.

Planning on entering the PROMAX Awards competition? Good news – if you get the entry in before Feb 16, you save $50 per entry. Not too shabby.

Comcast is rebranding itself. What do you think of the choice they made: Xfinity.

Super Bowl spots. Year after year, I hope to see concepts and executions that make one fall in love with advertising. Will this year’s crop have such standouts? Don’t forget Well Dunne! is living blogging via Twitter during the game and then will have promo pro’s choices for the spots that stood out as our Monday Quarterback edition.

Think About This: "Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust – we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper." ~ Albert Einstein