Another Intentional Example of Legislative Complexification

"It is doubtful any other profession than American Broadcasting has paid a heavier price for irrational legislation spurred by special interests with hidden agendas," notes Media Information Bureau featured columnist Ken Benner, a "mock" inspection expert. Today we explore another current example.

Ad Growth Drivers: Digital Endemics

"The basket of media that a buyer incorporates into their measure of inflation should evolve." That's just one of the nuggets found in this latest post from Brian Wieser, formerly of Pivotal Research Group and now GroupM's Global President of Business Intelligence.

A Tale Of Tragedy, And A TV Station’s Bigger Loss

Another unspeakable tragedy sparked by a gunman unfolded early Sunday morning in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio, home to RBR+TVBR's publisher and key sales staff. While Cox Media Group's WHIO-7 did an outstanding job of covering the mass shooting, the efforts of a Nexstar station were diminished by its parent company's ongoing retransmission dispute with AT&T.

Why Is This Story Column-Worthy?

Featured columnist and "Mock" inspection pro Ken Benner will never forget the third station he was assigned to inspect under the ABIP program. The situation was so bad that it became the genesis for the “Authorization and Indemnification for Conducting Alternative FCC Inspections."

Best Practices On Being Known For Social Good

In this guest RBR + TVBR Intelligence Briefing from Karla Jo Helms, the head of a public relations firm, how the media can restore goodwill back into the graces of public opinion is tackled. The author calls on her firsthand experience of protecting revenue erosion while mastering the keys for "CSR for the Broadcast Industry."

The One Question Sales Leaders Must Ask Every Candidate

"I love good interview questions," gushes Media Information Bureau columnist Barrett Riddleberger. "This one, I cannot live without." What does this expert sales trainer have to share? RBR+TVBR Members can get the answer by clicking here now!

‘Man The Lifeboats’: One Analyst’s Wary Take On Media Stocks

"There is a strange juxtaposition forming in the world of media stocks: one of crumbling fundamentals and strong stock performance," says one top Wall Street analyst. After four years of money fleeing the sector, several media stocks "have recently been able to re-craft the conventional narrative." Yet, media industry headwinds remain.

HD Radio: The Perfect Catalyst For Radio’s Digital Boom

An afternoon spent driving in a car with an HD Radio tuner -- a rarity for our editor-in-chief -- set his mind ablaze with ideas and inspiration. Could any of his ideas spark your stations into fully developing a potential revenue enhancer attracting ears from digital competitors?

Bad Sales People Get Hired. Here’s How To Stop It.

If you've hired a bad sales rep, you know how painful it is. So what lessons can be learned? Expert sales coach Barrett Riddleberger has some answers to share in this freshly penned column.

Unlocking Advanced TV’s ‘Missed Opportunities’

Newly released television industry research from Boston-based Hub Entertainment Research uncovers "missed opportunities" when it comes to a number of advanced TV features. We took a look, and highlighted some of the key takeaways for you.

A Harder Highway For Permanently Hushing An FM Translator

Interference disputes between translators and the owners of full-power FM stations (which have primary status over translators) have become more frequent, as more and more translators go online and nip at the edges of listenership to co- and adjacent channel full-powers.

The Early Stages of A ‘Voice Search’ Boom

"Twenty years ago we could have produced a chart like this for Search Advertising," says Gordon Borrell, the noted local ad forecaster. Borrell's latest Chart of the Week shows how much advertisers are engaging with another early-stage platform: voice devices.

Live TV Consumer Changes, And Its Ad Consumption Impact

In this day and age, if you miss a live broadcast of your favorite program or awards show, it’s no big deal. But, this means advertisers are losing their consumers. A new report examines the impact of time shifting on TV consumption and ad viewership. 

Serious Questions To Ask Before Securing Your Next AE

Never assume anything about a sales candidate — even if they come from your industry or a competitor, says sales training expert Barrett Riddleberger. In this freshly written column, Riddleberger shares some top tips on how your Director of Sales can do some solid due diligence.

More Tales From The Alternative Inspection Trail

"One of the greatest joys of life is being appreciated by those for whom we can lend a helping hand," says Media Information Bureau featured columnist Ken Benner. "It could be a simple explanation of some basic problem never previously experienced by someone." During a recent Alternative inspection tour involving dozens of radio and television stations, Ken and his wife, Karen, found this conduct so very helpful.

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