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King5 True Stories Anchor Spot Motion Graphics
2013 Emmy Award - News Promo Campaign
2013 PromaxBDA North America Finalist - General Image Campaign Using Multiple Media
2013 PromaxBDA Gold Award - Campaign Design: All Media
King 5 - Anchor Spots Motion Graphics

As an NBC affiliate, KING 5 faced a dilemma. The Olympics would bring tremendous sampling from nearly 85% of the DMA, but the ad buy for the Games and the elections would leave limited or no on-air promo availability.
So, how do you promote local news without inventory?

Through innovation.
By scouring available research and supplying outside data, Lisa was able to discover a critical opportunity. Instead of treating the three week period between the Olympic closing ceremonies and Labor Day as fallow, Lisa envisioned it as place to build a bridge. The strategy was simple: capitalize on the sampling and goodwill of the Olympics by engaging viewers in a rich and interactive environment and then build a social habit that would carry into the political season.

The Creative Services Director knew mornings were a strength for the station and the anchor team had a strong social media presence. Together, they devised a plan to deliberately drive viewers online using the morning anchors.

Lisa interviewed all of the talent and crafted a series of spots designed to tell deeply personal and authentic stories that also reflected the ethos and brand values of KING 5 news. The trick was reflecting those stories back to the viewer in an emotional, yet surprising way.

It worked. The campaign generated instant buzz. True Stories became the #1 search term on, a site that routinely generates 14 million page hits a month. The promos consistently ranked in the top 10 of video plays among news content and generated 40,000 unique visits across all campaign content. Viewers enthusiastically and positively engaged with the material on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

True Stories deserve happy endings. Morning ratings are up on both KING and its sister station, KONG.
King 5 Anchor Spots
Guess which King 5 anchor is the subject of each quirky story.

Creative Director – Cherylynne Crowther
Writer – Lisa Phelps Dawes
Producer – Deb Ellis
Editor - Enrico Benjamin (editor)
Motion Graphics - Bryan Schaeffer
Footage was directed by Mark Feijo and DP'd by Shawn Anderson
King5 True Stories Anchor Spot Motion Graphics

King5 True Stories Anchor Spot Motion Graphics

Motion Graphics for true stories worth sharing about your favorite KING 5 anchors.


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