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“The reality is that modest media consolidation would not lead to anticompetitive risks and would not increase market power. Instead, it would allow broadcasters and newspapers to improve economies of scale and their ability to compete.” —Steve Pociask, President and CEO, American Consumer Institute
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“Local TV stations rally, console, connect, expose, articulate, notify, advise, empathize and reconcile information everyday through a lens that is relevant to the audiences they support in their local markets.” —Maribeth Papuga, Executive-in-Residence, BIA/Kelsey
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“In Irma, [radio stations] were lifelines … but only to retransmit the outstanding coverage from TV news crews with the budget — and people — to do the job right.” —Adam R Jacobson, journalist, Radio + Television Business Report
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“TV stations all across the country, either in conjunction with their broadcast group owners, or on their own, are conducting fundraisers to help victims in Texas and Louisiana deal with devastating flooding due to Hurricane Harvey.” —Paul Greeley, columnist, TVNewsCheck
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“The rewards for successful advertising should benefit advertisers, their commercial partners and the whole advertising industry. Media transparency is an important step towards that objective.” —Nick Manning, Chief Strategy Officer, Ebiquity
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“A deep understanding of project goals is key to creating value for clients.”—Shelly Palmer, CEO, The Palmer Group.
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“The 3.0 rulemaking is going to be a battle, but one in which the broadcasters are in a good position to win.”—Harry Jessell, editor, TVNewsCheck
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Exclusive Media Village interview with MEC North America CEO Marla Kaplowitz in her new role.
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“I like to say I have really had a front row seat at the changes and developments and advancements of the broadcast industry,” he said. “When you look at how dramatically our industry changed just over the last five years, it’s day and night.” —Paul Karpowicz, President, Meredith Local Media Group.
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“Not since the late James Quello has the FCC had a leader who values free, universal over-the-air TV as Ajit Pai apparently does and believes in policies that would help sustain it. ” —Harry Jessell, Editor, TVNewsCheck
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“For 15 years we've been hearing about the death of TV. At the rate things are going, I'm afraid we're all going to die long before TV does.” —Bob Hoffman, Type A Group
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“There’s always the chance that hypertargeted ads miss huge swaths of potential customers. Facebook, the most targeted and widely used digital medium, reaches only half of Americans.” —Ian Ferreira, EVP Programmatic, WideOrbit
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“Local broadcast TV stations intimately understand their local market audiences and the stories that define them as well as the set of challenges facing these communities.” —Maribeth Papuga, BIA/Kelsey
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“Agencies, advertisers, and TV buyers are thinking more about audiences and less about devices. Laptops, tablets, television, smartphones, the modern consumer is everywhere and advertisers want to be there too.” —David Cole, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Mixpo
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“No one who saw or heard these ads is likely to forget them, thanks to their ubiquity, high energy and gimmicks.” —Stuart Elliott, MediaVillage.com.
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In three ways, NBC's coverage was groundbreaking, especially when it came to giving its viewers more choices of what to see.—Simon Applebaum Producer/host Tomorrow Will Be Televised
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TV stations need to monetize the digital media opportunities available to them. Here are several strategies they can adopt to ensure a competitive foothold in the rapidly evolving “omniplatform” media world. —Mary M. Collins, Pres & CEO, Media Financial Management Association
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“The biggest takeaway from all this data is that local broadcast TV remains the most trusted, powerful and effective medium.”—Steve Lanzano, Pres & CEO, TVB
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“If you think terrestrial TV is dying, think again … Every four years since the early ‘70s pricing has increased significantly for TV.” — Dave Smith, CEO, Mediasmith, Inc.
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Broadcast television accomplished something quite remarkable Sunday night; something that proved there is still great life in the old “dinosaur” of media.
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