Nicknamed “Weatherman J” by his teammates while playing football and pursuing a degree in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, Jaden Knowles wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist as far back as he can remember.
Rob Thomas serves as the creative services and marketing director for two stations separated by 50 miles and the Oklahoma and Texas state lines. So when a tornado touched down in the area, both stations pooled their resources for the benefit of viewers in both locations.
Local TV marketers are navigating new territory so far in 2020, one few could have seen coming. How did they respond? Fourteen local TV creative services directors shared their thoughts and 42 examples of their stations’ marketing in the 5-part series, The New Us: Local TV Marketing In 2020.
Rob Thomas, marketing director at KAUZ Wichita Falls, Texas, shared a recent promo that I think makes great use of on-air examples as evidence to back up claims of being the first alert station. I believe that sometimes TV station creative services ought to think of themselves as lawyers in front of a jury, trying to convince them that your station is guilty of great coverage. Show me the evidence.