WPTV provided viewers with weather coverage of Isaias for more than 20 hours all while staying safe and socially distanced. Due to the virus, everything from food planning to sleeping arrangements at the station had to be modified.
WDIV’s Vote 4 The Best contest, which generated more than 650,000 votes, awarded $7,500 each to 15 small businesses that won in their category.
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.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a multimedia writer/editor/producer for the Scripps station in Phoenix.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager at Nexstar’s two stations in South Dakota, and an account executive for Hearst’s station in Iowa.
Local TV promos that move you, enchant you and convince you of the value of local news are on display here in part 4. It’s a historic moment, and local TV news and its marketing are giving voice to viewers, whether they’re marching in the streets, or searching for answers about COVID-19.
Local TV news is where viewers are turning now because the COVID-19 pandemic is a neighborhood story. And it’s not going away any time soon, it appears. Creative services directors from markets in Florida, Virginia and Indiana share their most recent marketing messages. The phrase “information you need” is truer now than maybe it’s ever been.
The set was designed by Devlin Design Group, an award-winning national set design company. Free Lance Staging, owned by Caleb Kennedy and located in Thomasville, North Carolina, was among the companies hired to bring the design to completion.
Marketing at TV stations across the country is undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts in 2020. In this first of a multi-part series, I share the work — and the thinking behind it — of local TV marketing executives to see how it’s changed to reflect the news events so far this year.
In a video interview with Steve Kazanjian, Promax’s CEO, and Rick Swanson, Promax’s VP of marketing and programming, they explain why this year’s virtual station summit might be the best one yet.