The Weather Channel and its brands have constantly been at the front of social TV innovation. Last week the network unveiled a major rebrand that will make it even easier to engage with the brand on social. Here are the details. Read more
There is perhaps no savvier brand at content and event marketing than Red Bull. It is no wonder, then, that other brands want to develop partnerships with the drink maker – including TV and media companies. The Weather Channel has been a major innovator in the digital space over the past two years, but this past Saturday, they took this trend off-air and offline, participating in a major way in Red Bull’s five-city Flugtag events. Read more
It’s not all bad news: The Weather Channel and Chevrolet launch ‘Hero Next Door’ to honor local weather heroes
Generally, when we write about The Weather Company, we write about its impressive digital reach or its first-rate reactions to weather-related disasters. Randi Stipes, vice president of client solutions at The Weather Company echoed this sentiment in describing how we generally consume weather-related news: “With the recent increase in severe weather events, it’s easy to seek out the hard news – the devastating effects or loss – associated with them, but we also hear heartwarming stories about everyday heroes who drop what they’re doing to help their neighbors or their community.” Read more
The Weather Channel is out promoting a new programming stunt, “Tornado Week,” and what better way to promote a week of tornado-related programming than to recreate a tornado inside the Weather Channel offices? The social media team is leaving it up to Twitter to make it happen. Right now a Weather intern and on-air meteorologist Dave Malkoff are holding down the fort, and every time someone tweets with the #TornadoWeek hashtag, the winds slowly get higher.
If they get a million tweets, the winds will be as strong as an F-5 tornado.
For Weather, it is a brilliant way to build some viral buzz about the programming stunt. The “show” is fun to watch, which is key when trying to build “viral” buzz. People won;t share content they think is lame, and so far, this stunt seems to meet the stamp of approval by those on the service. Will they hit one million tweets? Stay tuned…
After shutting off alarm clocks, the next action people usually take on their phones each morning is to check The Weather Channel app. Together with exclusive launch partner Toyota, The Weather Company has launched a redesigned Weather Channel app for Android – the first major redesign of the app since 2009. Upgrades include a simpler interface, an immediate display of weather conditions with exact timing of when rain will begin and end, and improved maps and video offerings. Read more