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 Care Package Challenge raised $106,776 — enough to provide 9,707 care packages to feed people throughout Northern Indiana. “During the months of March and April, nearly 7,000 new individuals visited this pantry for the first time,” said Marijo Martinec, Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s CEO. “We are forever grateful.”
New TV jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for account execs and an investigative MMJ in Florida, Michigan and Indiana at Scripps, Hearst and Weigel stations.
“We wanted to go in a different direction as we continue to produce fresh promos with our commitment to #MichianaUnited,” said Nishan Gilmet, the creative services director for WBND South Bend, Ind. Finally, a local girl tried out. We knew right away her voice fits perfectly for our ABC 57 promo.”
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include openings for a general manager, assistant news director, executive producer, news producers, sales director, digital sales, meteorologists, engineers and reporters in 12 different markets.
Now, more than ever before, people are turning to local TV news for information they can trust about the changing conditions in their town, their city, county and state due to the coronavirus. And local TV marketers are responding with messages of hope and optimism, togetherness and kindness. Not the usual themes of local TV news promotion, but maybe the ones we need to hear right now.