KGBT down in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas is not only leading on Facebook in market 84, but is outperforming stations in markets that are much larger. “We have 332,881 likes on our Facebook page, more likes than some of the stations that are in the top 20, top 30 markets. I’m excited about that,” says Ronald Marley, KGBT’s digital executive producer.
Eight TV stations in New York and Pennsylvania will broadcast Buffalo Bills pre-season games, potentially reaching more than 4.2 million viewers.
“Our aim was to connect the Buffalo Bills with as many fans as possible across New York State and into Pennsylvania,” said a principal Buffalo Bills owner.
Back-to-school promos, promos that introduce new talent to the morning newscasts, and a promo where the anchor stands on a kitchen counter talking to a viewer are just a few new local TV news promos shown here. Don’t miss the ‘Elvis is leaving the building’ promo at the bottom.
Two TV stations in Chico-Redding, Calif., KRCR and KHSL, devoted a combined 230 hours of continuous live coverage on television starting last Thursday. In addition, both posted hundreds of stories to their Facebook pages. Viewers noticed their coverage on TV and on Facebook, and flooded the stations with emails and Facebook comments.
Austin Kellerman has been the news director for Nexstar at their stations in Little Rock and Abilene for the past 10 years. Long enough to have learned some valuable lessons.
Lesson 1. Don’t promise what you can’t deliver.
In Ohio’s capital, Columbus, Nexstar’s WCMH is a million actions ahead of its next nearest competitor on Facebook. The key is to its high engagement? Finding the right stories that everybody connects to at the same time.