Building ‘A Brighter Digital Future,’ With Women In Leadership Roles

On Thursday in Orlando, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel addressed attendees of The AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration, an annual gathering that brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Rosenworcel shared how, as Chairwoman of the FCC, she's broken through a glass ceiling by remaining committed to key passion points — namely bridging the nation's digital divide, especially with schoolchildren.
DuJuan McCoy

JPMorgan Chase Helps McCoy Launch Multicultural Media Producing Program

Thanks to a newly forged partnership between a major Wall Street financial institution, a local two-year college and a foundation established by the owner of Circle City Broadcasting, a one-year degree program for news and media producers has been established for students. This makes an Indianapolis junior college the first institute of higher learning to create a two-semester program focused on multimedia producing in the multicultural space.
Rosemary Ravinal

What to Wear When Speaking in Public?

What should you wear when you present on Zoom or Microsoft Teams; speak in front of an audience; or do a media interview in front of a television camera? "That can be a tough decision when the stakes are high," says veteran public relations executive and "Zoom" coach Rosemary Ravinal, who shares some suggestions ... and even a short video lesson!
Eric Yaverbaum

The Right Way To Handle a PR Crisis … Even When It’s On-Air

For communications, media and public relations pro Eric Yaverbaum, a public relations crisis unexpectedly involving your radio or TV stations can be avoided — even when it involves an on-air broadcast gone wrong. What does Yaverbaum suggest? He offers his insight in this exclusive column penned for RBR+TVBR.

Getting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Advertising Right

Looking for ways to make your LGBTQ+ advertising strategy more effective? Here are three tips from the team at Kantar worth considering, if this high-income, big-spending consumer group is of interest to your broadcast media properties.

DEI By DMA: An American Diversity Map

To identify the most ethnically diverse places in the United States, WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics: ethnoracial diversity, linguistic diversity and birthplace diversity. Here's what they found.
Chris Fleming

A Local Radio Leader Authors A Leadership Audiobook

Chris Fleming has become known across the radio industry as the EVP of El Dorado Broadcasters, with stations in the High Desert of Southern California and in Yuma, Ariz. He's also an author, and has now released an audiobook which Fleming describes as "a collection of techniques, real-life examples, and cautionary tales from today’s business climate."
Money

Advertising: ‘What’s Driving the Slowdown?’, MoffettNathanson Asks

Traditional TV advertising "has been relatively resilient to date." That's not been the case in the red-hot digital ad world, where slowdowns suggest "a weakening macroeconomic environment." Are other factors at play, "especially given such a strong and seemingly unsustainable surge of spending in 2021, which has created an incredibly tough comp in 2022?" MoffettNathanson has three potential reasons beyond macro for digital advertising’s weakness this year.

Can Multiple SVoD Services Replace Pay TV?

Is a mix of subscriber-fueled video on demand services primed to replace the traditional MVPD? Futuresource Consulting’s Tristan Veale in December 2020 presented this question, and his findings which highlight the shifting content consumption habits of consumers across the globe remain pertinent today.

Here’s Another Potential Sales Rep You Shouldn’t Hire

There are some sales candidates you should never hire. Here's one of them, sales training expert Barrett Riddleberger shares in this Media Information Bureau column. His advice: Avoid the Wandering Sales Candidate!

The State of Corporate Communications in 2022

To better assess the challenges and opportunities for corporate internal communications, Ragan Communications and PoliteMail surveyed more than 250 communicators in May 2022. Their findings are now available, and could be of high importance to broadcast media C-Suites.
Rosemary Ravinal

The Power of Saying More with Less

By popular demand, Miami-based "Zoom expert" and veteran public relations and corporate communications executive Rosemary Ravinal is back with a new column. This time, she tackles a highly important topic many of us are likely in need of digesting: verbosity in public speaking.
The window studio of "Radio Kingston," WNY in Kingston, N.Y.

‘Radio Kingston’ Celebrates One Year In WSDG-Designed Home

With the help of WSDG — Walters-Storyk Design Group, that is — "Radio Kingston" began its broadcasting operations from the historic structure, which now houses state-of-the-art broadcast facilities. One year later, the reinvented AM with an FM booster, WKNY in Kingston, N.Y., has not only reimagined its broadcast programming but also its studios and offices. 
Rosemary Ravinal

Eight Ways to Use Note Cards During a Presentation

Should you reference note cards when you do a presentation? What about using your smartphone or tablet? And if you are presenting online, are you tempted to read a script on your computer screen or notes on PowerPoint’s presenter view? These are frequently asked questions posed to "Zoom expert" and veteran public relations executive Rosemary Ravinal that require context to answer. "It depends on a variety of factors," she says in this column.

‘Diversifying American Media Ownership: A National Priority’

For African-Americans and other communities of color, this year represents both challenges and opportunities from a business ownership perspective, say the President/CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and the President/CEO of NABOB. In particular, they write in a co-authored column, "for Black-owned media businesses there is a growing sense of resilience even in the face of continued profound racial disparities and societal inequities."