NAB Association News

Election Toolkit for Broadcasters Available

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 21, 2016

Broadcasters play a critical role in boosting voter registration, education and turnout. The NAB created the Election 2016 guidebook to support radio and television station efforts this election cycle. The guidebook contains ideas to help broadcasters engage their audiences, including programming concepts, PSA scripts and social media strategies. By integrating election issues and candidate profiles into your programming and digital content, your station gives listeners and viewers the knowledge they need to cast an informed vote.

Shop the NAB Store

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 21, 2016

Shop the NAB Store for a large selection of broadcast, film and media inspired t-shirts and novelty items. Check out the LIVE LOVE BROADCAST and Broadcaster Designer Stain t-shirts, as well as the We Are Broadcasters collection of gift items for you or your colleagues. Access the online store here.

The Television Industry: A Market-by-Market Review 2016

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 20, 2016

Produced by Bond & Pecaro and the NAB, this one-of-a-kind analysis provides up-to-date information that will help you spot industry trends, compare market performance and demographics, identify investment opportunities and apply valuable revenue projections for all 210 television markets. Just released and exclusively available at

Registration for the NABEF's Leadership Development Program Now Open

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 20, 2016

Held January 12 to 15 at NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C., the NAB Education Foundation's Leadership Development Program prepares new media professionals to effectively lead teams, manage additional responsibilities and advance their careers in the broadcast industry. NABEF awards a small number of fellowships to attend the Leadership Development Program to women and people of color. Contact Michelle Duke at (202) 429-5361 for more information.

Register for NAB Show New York

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 19, 2016

Held November 9 and 10 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, NAB Show New York showcases the best in next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, corporate A/V, production and post. Explore registration options here.

Now Available: Freedom of Speech PSAs

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 19, 2016

The NAB Education Foundation and the Broadcast Education Association recently announced the winners of the Freedom of Speech Public Service Announcement Contest for college communications students. The winners were awarded a $2,500 scholarship for creatively addressing "What Freedom of Speech means to me." View the PSAs here and download them from here.

Broadcasters Commit to Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 18, 2016

Nearly 78 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. That staggering statistic is one reason that key members of Congress reached out to NAB and asked for broadcasters' help to stem the epidemic of prescription drug and heroin addiction. To answer this call for help, NAB developed a digital toolkit, available here, with resources such as public service announcements, online digital messaging and suggested town hall meetings for radio and television broadcasters to educate their communities. Access it here.

Money-making Strategies You Can Take to the Bank

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 18, 2016

Join this live webcast on Dec. 13, and develop tools necessary to promote local broadcast television as the primary advertising medium for the financial sector. The panelists are experts in this field and will answer viewer questions. Register here.

Find the ROI in ATSC 3.0 at NAB Show New York

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2016

Learn about the risks and rewards of Next-Gen TV at the TV2020 Conference: Monetizing ATSC 3.0 on Nov. 9 at NAB Show New York. Presented by TVNewsCheck, this conference will highlight opinions from top executives, including David Smith, CEO, Sinclair Broadcast; Perry Sook, CEO, Nexstar Broadcasting and Pat LaPlatney, CEO, Raycom Media. Register here.

NAB Podcast: Automotive Advancements -- The Changing In-car Audio Experience

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 06, 2016

Taken from a keynote at the 2016 NAB Show, global technologist John Ellis illustrates how connected cars are rapidly changing consumer thinking, the marketplace, and automaker planning. Learn how radio can best position itself to succeed in this new environment. Access it here.

NAB Webcast-- FM Chips in Smartphones: An Evolving Landscape

NAB SmartBrief | Oct 04, 2016

FM Chips in Smartphones: An Evolving Landscape, held Oct. 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., will explore the ever-changing mobile environment. Moderated by Brian Savoie, director, Technology Education and Outreach, NAB, the panel will focus on trends in FM chip activation by the carriers and manufacturers, hybrid radio, and important developments in the area of emergency alerting. This webcast is available for free for NAB members. Non-NAB members pay $99. Register here.

Webcast for NAB Members available now: Podcast FAQ for Radio Stations

NAB SmartBrief | Sep 29, 2016

Easy accessibility, compelling content and energetic new voices have made podcasts and on-demand audio increasingly appealing to consumers. Hear from Steve Goldstein, founder of Amplifi Media, in this all-new, free, members-only NAB Webcast, available now. Get a brief history of the medium, learn essential facts and discover how radio is uniquely set-up to capitalize in this bourgeoning content space. Learn more here.

NAB Member Webcast: Putting Video to Work at Your Radio Station

NAB SmartBrief | Sep 28, 2016

Video content has rapidly become a necessity for all successful online and social marketing campaigns, including radio. Discover how stations large and small are creating and using video to expand their brands, create new revenue streams and connect with their communities in new ways. Also, learn multiple shortcuts and time savers for editing video content. Access the webcast here.

NAB Podcast: Deploying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) at Your Radio Station

NAB SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2016

NAB Vice President of Government Relations Jack Smedile visits with Lisa Ellman, co-chair, UAS Practice, Hogan Lovells, to discuss the governing policy for drones in the United States and their future use by broadcasters. Access the podcast here.

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