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Providing Traffic, Continuity and Sales with an inside look at developments from the Agency shops; or via Advertisers. It's a quick read of what's happening and who's involved in the latest advertising news.

  • 09/28/16 - Lane Bryant, Refinery29 Celebrate the 67%
  • 09/28/16 - Doritos Says Rock The Vote 
  • 09/28/16 - IKEA, Ogilvy Showcase the American Dream -
  • 09/27/16 - McDonald's Aims To Create 5,000 Pieces of Cintent in 2016
  • 09/27/16 -  IBM Watson, The Weather Channel unveil conversational ads
  • 09/27/16 - Southwest Airlines, GSD&M Lip Sync Their Way To "Yes" 
  • 09/27/16 - IHOP, Campbell Ewald Seve Up Special Moments 
  • 09/26/16 - Accounts On The Move (Monday feature of MediaPost)
  • 09/26/16 -  It's Fall -- And, LIke Clockwork, Advertising Week Begins Today
  • 09/26/16 - Deutsch Building Suspense for Green Giants' Return
  • 09/26/16 - Critical Mass Creates Humorous You Tube Spots for Pine-Sol
  • 09/26/16 - Miller Coors Says Raise The Right Beer
  • 09/26/16 - Dentsu's Irregular Ad Media Buys Affect 111 Brands
  • 09/26/16 - Advertiser's Skeptical About Digital Ads 
  • 09/26/16 - How To Earn The Trust of the Boss

Important Traffic, Bookkeeping, Filing & Meeting Dates



Friday, September 30, 2016

  • Last Day of Gregorian Calendar for September 2016
  • IRS: File Form 2290 and pay the tax for Vehicles first used since August, 2016
  • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for payments on September 24-27 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies
  • EEO 1 Report Due—Broadcasters that are subject to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) reporting requirements must file their EEO 1 Report (Form 100) by this date. We encourage you to consult with counsel on the filing and visit

Saturday, October 1, 2016

  • First Day of Gregorian Calendar for October 2016
  • Annual EEO Public File Reports must be placed in stations’ public inspection files- Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands that are part of an Employment Unit6 with 5 or more full-time employees.
  • Broadcast Mid-Term Report (FCC Form 397). Because these forms are filed with the FCC and TV stations’ public inspection files are now maintained online, TV stations do not have to upload these forms to their online public inspection files. Instead, the FCC will upload a TV station’s electronically filed form to its online public inspection file. Radio Station Employment Units with 11 or more full-time  employees in Iowa and Missouri;  Television Employment Units with five or more full-time employees in Florida, Puerto  Rico, and the Virgin Islands Radio Station Employment Units
  • Indiana Broadcasters Association - IBA Fall Career Fair  - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - The Indiana Broadcasters Association is hosting its annual Fall Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis North Hotel at 3645 River Crossing Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m., so participating stations should arrive at the hotel by … Continued
  • Wisconsin Broadcasters Association - Poynter Sense making Summit - Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM - The Poynter Institute is offering a half-day workshop to help you ask key questions that will make your reporting more reliable and make your journalism stand out from others who just report what they hear at a news conference. PLEASE NOTE: while the training and food are free (Morning Refreshments & Lunch Included), a $25.00 donation to the WBA Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

  • Biennial Ownership Reports (FCC Form 323-E) must be filed and placed in stations’ public inspection files. FCC; Stations’ Public Inspection Files. On October 3, 2016 - Noncommercial Television Stations in Alaska, Florida & Hawaii; Non-Commercial AM & FM Radio Stations in Iowa & Missouri; Non-Commercial Television Stations in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the Virgin Islands
  • Muharram – Muslim New Year


TDGA Weekly Column By Joan Lloyd, Contributing Self-Improvement Editor

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