Today, you may see this video at various McDonald’s around Oklahoma. NewsOK is working with Channelport and the McDonald’s Channel. This weekend is a test weekend among three markets: Los Angeles, San Diego and, yes, here.
McDonald’s locations offer plasma screens that broadcast entertainment and information clips, including CNN headlines. This weekend, the three test markets will air local headlines – NewsOK’s headlines in the Oklahoma markets of Norman and Owasso – and see how the reaction goes.
Go figure that weather would be our lead headlines.
Not what I wanted to hear. At all. Rick Smith, with the National Weather Service in Normantown, says expect the storm to peak this afternoon in the metro area.
We used Skype again to talk with Smith and expect to use Skype more and more in all kinds of interviews.
A couple years ago, David Jones and I set up the Washington DC bureau of OPUBCO Studios, along with crazyman Scott Horton.
And a couple years later, the studio still works. That in itself amazes me.
Even more cool, is that the bureau boys Mark Green and Chris Casteel have adapted so well at using the studio for video interviews.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett visited DC as President Barack Obama’s guest for the State of the Union address. Cornett chatted on camera about 4:30 pm Oklahoma time with Casteel. Above is the interview.
Various peeps mentioned that local musician Matt Stansberry had a song that would appear on MTV’s “Real World” this week. NewsOK’s Angi Bruss tracked down Stansberry for an interview and song session.
I saw on Twitter earlier this week that Cacky Poarch, Executive Director of the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma, was in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.
I sent a DM via Twitter to PR guru Rob Crissinger overnight. He contacted Cacky, not easy given her busy networking (party) schedule at Sundance. Within 12-14 hours we had Cacky on the phone as she headed for her return flight from the fest.
Above is a five minute chat with Cacky. She mentions the “Killer Inside Me,” the film that was partially shot in Oklahoma last year, her hat that dominated attention in Park City – including attracting designer Kenneth Cole’s attention – and about the upcoming 10th anniversary of the deadCENTER Film Festival.
Cacky is a fun interview. You can tell she enjoys her job, and it’s always fun to talk with people who are doing what they love.