WDJT’s “Don’t Watch Us” news promo calls out the excess of crime coverage in the market and says that’s not us. “Telling someone not to watch your TV station is going to capture their attention,” says Thomas Wegmann, WDJT’s creative services director. And it’s working.
QR codes became mainstream during the pandemic when restaurants began using the bar codes to allow diners touchless to menus. Now TV stations are finding that QR codes can be used to drive website traffic and app downloads. Their functionality “crosses sales and news,” says Mitchell West, regional director at Nexstar.
“These were a ton of fun to put together and a great way to give us more ownership of the Super Bowl,” says Thomas Wegmann, the station’s creative services director.