Media and Advertising
Do Media Sales Organizations Understand (Or Care About) The Advertiser's Needs Anymore?

Professional Tip

Updated repost


Media companies today are quickly losing touch with the needs of the advertiser.

Itís really not surprising when you think about it, since media is being commoditized at an ever increasing rate...more

[Article Archive]





"People buy most often because they believe that they and their problems are understood by the seller, not because the buyer was made to understand the product by an insistent salesperson."
-- -- Tony Alessandra


As noncompete agreement use expands, backlash grows

Nexstar (Finally) Lands $4.6B Deal To Buy Media General (WATE-TV Knoxville, sold)

Radio giant Cumulus tumbles after flying high

What You Need to Know Before Signing a Noncompete Agreement

Merle 96.7FM to air Nascar races

Get Rid of Non-Compete Clauses!

Add All Media Together? Radio Still Wins Reach

Shop.org, Forrester Research Find Smartphones Top Tablets as Driver of Sales, Traffic for First Time

We're interviewing salespeople at Scripps (formerly The Journal Broadcast Group)

[Media News Archive]




Back To Top of Home Page

2/14/2016 - Valentine's Day (luvvy duvvy time)
Buy the damn Vermont Teddy Bear

3/1/2016 - ELECTION DAY (Presidential Preference Primary and County Primary) March (Everywhere)
Vote early and often.

3/3/2016 - KAMA's annual conference (King University)
KAMA's annual conference will be on Thursday, March 3rd, at King University.

3/8/2016 - Knoxville Chamber's Spring Schmoozapalooza 2016 (TBA)
4-8pm

3/13/2016 - Daylight Saving Time Begins (All over the place)
The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.

3/16/2016 - NCAA Menís Basketball Tournament (Arena around the US)
Ė First Round Begins

3/20/2016 - Spring Begins! (Vernal Equinox)
The flowers are bloomin'!

3/20/2016 - Palm Sunday (Everywhere)
Many Christians in the United States remember Jesusí triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. This day is also on the Sunday before Easter Sunday.

3/25/2016 - Good Friday (Religious Holiday)
Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday in the United States. It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.

3/27/2016 - Easter (Everywhere)
Enjoy the eggs, bunnies and respect the religious gravity of this holiday.

4/1/2016 - April Fool's Day (For pranksters)
Keep your antennae up on this date.

4/4/2016 - Major League Baseball (Stadia around the country)
Opening Day

4/7/2016 - American Advertising Federation 7th District Spring Convention (Tri Cities, TN)
April 7, 2016 - April 10, 2016

4/15/2016 - Federal Income Tax Returns Due (IRS)
"The government that robs Peter to pay Paul, can always rely on the support of Paul."

4/23/2016 - Knoxville Operaís Rossini Festival (Downtown Knoxville)
11:00 am Ė 9:00 pm

4/23/2016 - Orange and White Game (Neyland Stadium)
Vols Spring Game!

4/27/2016 - Administrative Professionals Day (In your office)
Do something nice today... and hustle when you do it!

4/28/2016 - NFL Draft (NFL Network)
through April 30th.

5/3/2016 - ELECTION DAY (County primaries if applicable) May (Everywhere)


5/5/2016 - Cinco de Mayo (At your favorite restaurant)
The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862.

5/7/2016 - Kentucky Derby (Churchhill Downs)
(Began in 1874)

5/8/2016 - Mother's Day (Call Yo Mamma)
In the United States, Mother's Day started nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers. She called it "Mother's Work Day."

5/30/2016 - Memorial Day (Everywhere)
You don't think any barbeque or beer will be consumed this weekend do you?

6/14/2016 - Flag Day (Show your colors)
On June 14, Americans celebrate the adoption of the first national flag. Also known as the "Stars and Stripes" or "Old Glory," the first American flag was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

6/19/2016 - Father's Day (Everywhere)
Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.

6/20/2016 - First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice)
Let's twist again, like we did last summer!

7/4/2016 - Independence Day (Everywhere)
Fireworks, bar b que and inebriating agents are the order of the day.

7/26/2016 - Mick Jagger's Birthday (He will be 72 Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
"What a drag it is getting old" -- Happy Birthday Mick! Mick is indubitably the real KING of Rock and Roll!

8/1/2016 - American Advertising Federation 7th District Leadership Conference (Chattanooga)
August 1 - 3rd.

8/13/2016 - Feast with the Beast (Knoxville Zoo)
Party your tail off at the wildest place in Knoxville. Visitors are invited to graze with exotic animals and devour the tastiest offerings from the area's best restaurants during the 13th annual Feast with the Beast. Must be 21 or older to attend. For information, call 865-637-5331 ext. 300. visit their site here

8/15/2016 - The News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot (Fox Den Country Club)
through August 23rd.

9/5/2016 - Labor Day (Summer is waning)
Labor Day was first celebrated in New York in 1882 under the sponsorship of the Central Labor Union, following the suggestion of Peter J. McGuire, of the Knights of Labor, that the day be set aside in honor of labor.

9/9/2016 - Tennessee Valley Fair (Chilhowee Park/Grounds)
through September 15th. For additional information call Fair Office at (865) 215-1471. go to their website with this link.

9/21/2016 - NAB Radio Show (Nashville)
September 21-23

9/22/2016 - Fall Begins! (Autumnal Equinox)
The first day of Fall!

10/1/2016 - Dogwood Arts Festival House and Garden Show (Knoxville Convention Center)
through February 13th.

10/3/2016 - Rosh Hashannah (Jewish Holiday)
Head of the Jewish New Year

10/10/2016 - Columbus Day (Everywhere)
No mail today!

10/12/2016 - Yom Kippur Begins (Jewish Holiday)
Day of Atonement

10/17/2016 - Boss's Day (At work)
Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers.

10/31/2016 - Halloween (Everywhere)
May the Great Pumpkin rise again.

11/6/2016 - Daylight Saving Time ends ( Sunday)
Set your clocks back!

11/8/2016 - ELECTION DAY (State and Federal General Election) (Everywhere)


11/11/2016 - Veteran's Day (Everywhere)


11/21/2016 - Winter Begins! (Everywhere)
Brrrr!- shortest day of the year... the Winter Solstice.





Articles | Media News | Ad Agencies and Services | TV Stations | Radio Stations | Publications
Radio Industry Trades | More Media and Marketing Stuff | Other Local Links That Matter
My Favorite Links | Questions, Comments and Suggestions (Contact Me) | What's My Story? | Home


©1998-2016 Ben McWhorter (BenMac.com), All Rights Reserved