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November 17, 2016

Nov 16, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 17, 2016    Posted under: Featured

 It’s the perfect…no the most perfect… time to be in New York City. Christmas tree going up at 30 Rock, ice skating, window shopping, more lights than ever. When KEITH MORAN shared that he was the new writer producer for VP MISSY CRAWFORD’s creative team at WNBC, the idea of how lucky he is was the first thing that popped to mind. Keith is going to be promoting the largest local TV investigative unit in NYC while working with Missy and Promo Manager PHYLLIS OHNEMUS. He calls it hitting the promo home run. His first spot dealt with their chief investigative reporter going to Europe to follow the NYPD anti-terror program.  As if he needs more to be ideal, his hometown of Schenectady is just two plus hours north. Keith has moved from Chicago, where he was a promo producer at the FOX/CW duop for VP STEVE DONALD, who Keith says gave him his first big market. Niiiice. Mr. Moran has also worked doing promo and production in St. Louis, Indianapolis, his hometown at WRGB and in Albany. Can’t wait to see you soon, KM. Til then a big Well Dunne! Keith!


Job Alert – Promotions Coordinator WFLD Chicago


As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to enjoy what might be the funniest TV episode – ever – the Turkey Promotion epi of WKRP in Cincinnati. “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly,” is a line so classic, nothing more needs to be added. We all have stories about promos, events, shoots, people that did something silly…and it’s time to wrangle them in one place. Enter the brains of Topical Boot Camp, SYDNEY RUBIN, who is collecting antedotes, stories, and even folk tales of promo mishaps. What Fun! Share with her and we’ll all have some great laughs. Yes, names will be changed if requested to protect the guilty or easily embarrassed. 


Time to rethink your voices for your stations…lots of contracts expire end of December. The only choice is Well Dunne! Don’t think otherwise. 


Think About This: “The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.”  ~ Oren Haran


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

November 7, 2016

Nov 6, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 7, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Adventuresome, confident and adaptable – all hallmarks of those who, as BARRY FITZSIMMONS has dubbed, are Promo Cowboys – those who venture forth, town to town, to do creative work. Unlike some career choices, TV marketing doesn’t offer a career path that generally allows upward mobility without changing locations. But for those who love what they do, jumping into a new market…a new city…learning about different people and yourself at the same time. It’s all exhilarating. SYDNEY RUBIN is about to venture forth and embrace Seattle, where she’ll be News Brand Manager for Tribune’s Fox affil KCPQ. She’ll be working with Director of Marketing and Creative Services, BRETT AYRES as well as GM PAM PIERSON, who has a background in markting. It’s gonna be a lot of fun…and Seattle is going to see some amazing work thanks to Ms. Syd. And yes, she’ll still be available for Topical Boot Camps! It’s all good. And she’s the best. Heartfelt Well Dunne! Syd!


Job Alert – Sr Director of Creative Services WETA Washington DC


Exciting weekend for promo pro NIKI HOPKINS, who has done work for KTVT and Daystar TV…she got married. Gorgeous bride indeed. She’s in the Chicago area now, so any of you who need top notch creative work, post honeymoon, she’s the one to contact. All happiness, Niki.


Think About This:  A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”  ~  Goethe


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent 

 

July 6, 2016

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy….hope you are all kicking back and enjoying life. Travels have been exciting and fun and its time to get back to work. OK, time to get back to a little more work but let’s not forget it’s summer and there’s a lot of swimming, reading, painting, traveling and shopping to be had. Life is short. Eat deset first.


Down Huntsville way comes word of a former promo pro who has landed a fun job doing promo for radio. Let’s hear it for J TODD LONG who is now Marketing and Promotions Manager for Cumulus Media in Huntsville, as in Alabama. Todd has headed up TV promo at WAFF, Alabama Media Group, Victoria Television and Journal (back when it was Journal) in Omaha. He’s a comedy writer and if you’ve ever caught his posts in such places as USA TODAY, you know how funny he is. He’s a grad of Southeast Missouri State in Cape…Missouri folks always get attention and a big Well Dunne!


Job Alert – CSD WDRB Louisville


We all know Topical Producers are the hardest people to find and the most necessary to keep those eyeballs on the screens. SYDNEY RUBIN and I are doing something about it…Topical Boot Camp. Come to us, bring us to you or (this is a cool option) let’s use technology via online. Don’t hunt for a Topical Producer…train your own. Ms. Syd is the best one to ‘splain it all so let me put you in touch with her. Imagine how you could make some ratings waves if your people are Well Dunne!, so to speak.

 

Think About This:  "Whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation, take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."  ~ Elie Wiesel

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent