A legal battle is in the forecast for two local television stations. Gray Media Group, the parent company of KMOV, filed suit last week against competitor Tegna’s KSDK, arguing it had violated a trademark by debuting a new weather brand featuring the phrase “Weather First Alert” just two months after KMOV began using “First Alert Weather” in its coverage of severe weather.
A new marketing campaign from KING Seattle features viewers who have a strong affinity for its morning newscast. Jay Yovanovich, KING’s marketing director, says viewers reached out to the station to say they love watching the broadcast.
WSEE, and its sister station, WICU, branded together as Erie News Now, took the top two spots in the news ratings for the 11 p.m. news. Scott MacDowell, Erie News Now’s news director, says it’s been more than 10 years since either station has been the top-rated news station at that time.
AMC Networks said today it named Georgia Juvelis chief communications officer, a new position at the company. In her new role, she will add oversight of publicity, talent relations and awards to her portfolio, which already included corporate communications, internal communications, corporate marketing and government affairs.
Mired in third place in the Dayton, Ohio, news ratings, Sinclair’s WKEF and WRGT — combined and branded as “Dayton 24/7 Now” — were encouraged to experiment with new forms of gathering, delivering and promoting news. It’s working.
Ted Hearn, VP of communications for ACA Connects and former Washington bureau chief for Multichannel News, has apparently left the association. His X (Twitter) handle has changed to one no longer associated with ACAC and he is no longer listed among the staff there. No word on where Hearn is headed — ACAC execs were not available for comment at deadline — but he was one of the most experienced and respected communications beat reporters when he joined ACA Connects, then the American Cable Association, in March 2009.
Most Americans followed the Lahaina fire on Maui, considered the world’s deadliest wildfire on record, on national news. But for KHON, it was, and still is, very much a local story.
When WPVI Philadelphia’s legendary Jim Gardner retired after 44 years anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, the station turned to humor to promote his replacements.
Making connections and joining groups is easy on LinkedIn and makes your daily feed provocative and educational. So in no particular order, here are some examples posted that are relevant to local TV creative services and marketing folks.
KCCI’s Jason Sydejko has been promoted to Chief Meteorologist of KCCI Storm Team 8. In his new role, Sydejko will lead a team of meteorologists in developing daily forecasts and […]
Telemundo’s KULX, the Telemundo-owned station that serves Spanish-speaking audiences throughout the state of Utah, yesterday announced that, effective immediately, Pedro Andrade has been promoted to News Director. Andrade, who has […]
Today, Clear-Com announced appointments to its U.S. team: Jeremy Thelen and Greg Wolf join as applications engineers and JP Torres joins as senior product training specialist. Torres assumes the role […]
Megaphone TV, the interactive sponsorship platform for broadcasters, announced today in a press release the promotion of Jamie MacDonald to the position of Chief Revenue Officer, effective immediately. “This promotion […]
Pixotope, the software platform for end-to-end realtime virtual production solutions, has announced the appointments of Phil Ventre, Vice President of Strategy and Global Business Development and Vivian Yu, Marketing Director, […]
Patrick Paolini will lead streamlined group combining local, national and digital sales efforts.
Selina Wang, who served as CNN’s only reporter on the ground during the coronavirus-challenged Beijing Winter Olympics, will soon become one of ABC News’ key personnel in a very different arena: The White House. (Image: ABC/Pawel Kaminski)