When it comes to local TV marketing and creative services, I can’t tell you how many times I get called by stations asking if I know of a writer/producer or a creative services director I can recommend. So based on my experiences as someone who’s hired quite a few people at the local TV level in marketing, and as someone who was a front-line writer/producer, creative services director and broadcast group VP of marketing, here are some thoughts about how stations should retain and recruit.
Steve Riley, the director of marketing for Cox’s Atlanta ABC affiliate, WSB, is retiring after 42 years in local TV news marketing. “It’s been a great ride and I’m so fortunate to have worked for this wonderful company for over four decades, and to retire as a lifelong member of Cox.”
Christian Mengel, the creative services director at KDRV, the ABC affiliate in Medford, Oregon, wants to know what’s happening in your creative services shop. “I’d love to continue reading and seeing things that are happening within creative/marketing departments.”
With more than 2,000 posts, Market Share will celebrate 5 years of daily articles about television and its marketing in 2019. I say to people that I believe something interesting is going on at every TV station in every market every day in either news, sales or marketing and I just want to share it. 2019 is going to be an exciting year, let share it together.
KPRC is celebrating diversity by featuring profiles of Hispanic citizens in Houston including some from the station. “What better time to celebrate not only the high profile, but the everyday citizens, neighbors and co-workers who inspire us?” said Jerry Martin, KPRC’s general manager
Here are some new promos from TV stations across the country promoting a morning newscast, a high school football highlights show, Judge Judy and winning an Edward R. Murrow award.
A local photographer and her work bring comfort and joy to the families of children who face serious and sometimes terminal illnesses. When WPTA aired this special, viewers were touched and flooded the station with comments like this one: “This was one of the best things I’ve ever seen … truly. Loved and appreciated every minute!”
Richmond’s NBC affiliate got real hip in a promo for the Richmond Jazz Fest this weekend.
“We had a little fun with it,” said the creative services director, “should hit home with the locals.”