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Project Roadblock – Broadcast Television Drives the Message Home

Driving drunk is never a pre-planned decision. It’s usually a bad decision compounded by unintended circumstances, but one that very often has dire consequences. To make sure that message sinks in, the Ad Council, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the TVB and local TV broadcasters are banding together for the ninth annual “Project Roadblock”

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Campaign Finance Inform: Giving Voters What They Don’t Pay For

Now that Election 2012 has been handed off to the history books, it’s a good time to take stock of what broadcasters did to serve the American voting demographic. There will be a lot said about the tidal wave of political ads that aired during this election cycle, yet that is only the paid side

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Local Broadcast TV a Super Signal in the Super Storm

During the beginning of this month, it became eminently clear to millions of Americans in the Northeast that at least one part of the future can’t come soon enough. Hurricane Sandy was the latest example of how isolating a blackout can be – not just a power blackout, but an information one as well.  As

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Statement of TVB President and CEO Steve Lanzano on TV Station Digital Coverage of Hurricane and Nor’easter

NEW YORK — The TVB (www.tvb.org), the not-for-profit trade association of America’s commercial broadcast television industry today issued the following statement from Steve Lanzano, President and CEO of the TVB: “Following the devastating Hurricane event of last week, the New York TV DMA was hit with a significant Nor’easter causing a second bout of power

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“Watching cable news because you want to become better informed is like going to Olive Garden because you want to live in Italy.” – Andy Borowitz,  The New Yorker  

The Shining Bastion of Democracy in Action is… Television

This season, NBC’s The Voice has averaged nearly 11 million viewers per episode. Each episode of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars brings in over 12 million viewers. They’re among the highest-rated programs on Primetime TV for the season, a pattern that’s held for over a decade, since the first episode of American Idol took hold of American television and never let

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As the Ad Industry Envisions All That Is Bright and Shiny, Local TV Broadcasters Are Lighting the Way

Advertising Week is overflowing with energy and passion as thought leaders and their followers, from every corner of the ad industry, have filled the venues with their imagination and passion. The sheer number of ‘shiny new things’ and ideas are not only staggering, but simply remarkable…and somewhat overwhelming. Sitting atop the AWE exhibit space, where

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NADA Presentation Preview

TVB President Steve Lanzano gives a quick video preview of the TVB’s presentation to the NADA, coming in February 2013. NADA_Video_5-10_2012-1

Doubt The Power Of TV At Your Own Risk

A recent article by SAY Media led off with the rather misleading headline of “Off The Grid 2012,” which would tend to imply that Americans – likely voters, specifically – are simply unplugging and walking away from all media. Their conclusion is, “much broadcast advertising is wasted…” Say, what? TVB President, Steve Lanzano responds in

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Digital Advertising’s Geography Test

The digital footprint just got a little…smaller. Borrell Associates, the digital media advertising research company, recently announced that they have developed 513 “DMRs” (Digital Marketing Regions) across the country to help to measure spending in digital advertising on a local level. To this news, we say “welcome aboard.” Without a measurement of local impact, it’s

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