Free LBS Webinar February 9th; Relief And Hope For Local Auto Dealers

Relief and Hope for Local Auto Dealers
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
Noon ET
Presented by John Tkac, LBS Auto Expert and Dealer Consultant

Your local auto dealers have enjoyed record sales during the past several years. As we all know, 2020 caused business at many showrooms to slow to a crawl, if not stop altogether. As their local broadcast expert, dealers can benefit greatly from your expertise and know-how if you’ve done your homework. Come learn how you can be a confident marketing hero for your automotive accounts and prospects.

ABA Engineering Academy Webinar Series
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Register Here
Certified SBE members attending these webinars receive ½ recertification credit in category I
Our special guest will be John Mailhot, CTO of the networking and infrastructure team at Imagine Communications. His presentation will center on ST 2110, the standard developed by the Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers (SMPTE) to transport individual signals (audio, video, ancillary data) with synchronization information over IP networks. ST 2110 uses the timing mechanism specified by ST 2059 to distribute time and timebase to every device in the network.
Mailhot has worked in the field of digital high-definition (HD) television systems since its North American inception in 1990. He began as part of the AT&T-Zenith team, responsible for system architecture and integration of the digital spectrum compatible high-definition television (DSC-HDTV) system prototype, and then served as technical lead for the Grand Alliance encoder at Lucent Technologies. He subsequently held engineering manager and general manager roles at Lucent Digital Video, Aastra Digital Video, and the Harris Broadcast Video Networking Group. He has dual bachelor’s degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT and has been recognized as a SMPTE Fellow. Mailhot worked on the SMPTE standards committee designing ST-2110.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
2:003:00pm ET
by Jim Mathis
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the best educations a leader can have, if they use this time to learn.. from their priorities, their reactions and their people’s dependency on them to stand up and take authority. These recent circumstances pose a golden opportunity for your staff and client to see leadership in you that builds confidence and security in uncertain times. When this is over, you will be positioned at the forefront of staff and client priorities and support in the world ahead. It will also allow more time to prioritize your “main thing” as people look to you when communities are fully back open for business.

Catch up on webinars you missed that the VAB has made available free to our members over the last few months:

What Can Broadcasters Expect in 2021 from 1/21 by David Oxenford

Providing Broadcast and Digital Magic in Today’s Disenchanted World from 1/12 by Gary Moore

“How To Conduct A Needs Analysis Remotely” from 12/10 by Matt Sunshine (if that link requires a password, you can also watch it at

“Ask a GM! Get a Head Start into 2021” from 12/8 by Mike Costa

“So … What Does the Election Mean?” from 11/19 by David Oxenford (download David’s Powerpoint)

“Boring Creative That Sells” from 11/10 by Tim Burt

Get After It from 10/22 by Dawnna St. Louis

COVID Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year – Your Chance To Shine from 10/13 by Paul Weyland

Writing and Speaking For Broadcast from 10/15 by Joe Little

How to Give your National Superstars Homecourt Advantage from 9/17 by Kipper McGee

Digital Marketing: Assisting Your Clients as they Reopen in Today’s Environment from 9/8 by Greg Gibbon

Political File Rules Webinar with FCC Panel from 8/19 Password: %W?6.xrV Download the Slide Deck from the FCC’s presentation

Leading a Local Newsroom Through Uncertain Times from 7/27 & 7/28 with Al Tompkins

“Power Up Your Reporting Parts 1 & 2” from 7/20 & 7/21 with Al Tompkins

“It’s Not Just Selling Digital, It’s Understanding How to Sell Against It” from 7/16 with Derron Steenbergen

“Digital & Social Media Legal Issues for Broadcasters” from 7/16 by David Oxenford

“Maximize your Profile, Develop Your Business and Generate Leads with Linked In” from 7/1 by Chris Miller

Trends in Local Sales of OTT Advertising” from 6/18

“Jacobs Media COVID-19 Listener Survey 2” from 6/11 by Jacobs Media

“Reopening Doors with Innovation and Creativity” from 6/9 by Tim Burt

“Protest Coverage: Safety, Prep and Knowing Your Rights” from 6/3 by Reynolds Journalism Institute

“21st Century Leadership – How to cultivate leadership in today’s workplace” from 5/21 by Jeff Butler, Generation Workplace Expert

“Working with Agencies More Effectively: Post Pandemic” from 5/21 by Emmie Musser, Güd Marketing

Making Your Mark In A Recovering Economy! from 5/12 by Paul Weyland

The Survival Marketing Workshop from 4/23/20 by Mike Blinder

Enough! Part 1 from 4/15/20 and Enough! Part 2 from 4/22/20, both joint presentations by Derron Steenbergen from Swagger Institute and Speed Marriott from P1 Learning.

Political Advertising Refresher from 4/16/20 by David Oxenford as well as his slide deck.

Broadcasters Can Be Sales Leaders During an Unsettled Economy from 4/14/20 by
Mark Levy.

The New Normal Programming & Personality In a Once-In-A-Lifetime Crisis from 4/7/20 by Tracy Johnson.

Selling Through a Pandemic from 3/31/20 by Paul Weyland.

COVID-19: Be the Best in Your Market from 3/26/20 by Gary Moore, Tim Burt, Mary Levy and Paul Weyland.

How to Monetize Social Media in a Meaningful Way from 3/10/20 by Lori Lewis

Help Car Dealers Dominate Their Market from 2/11/20 by John Tkac

5 Common Brand Mistakes and How to Avoid Them from 1/14/20 by Blaine and Honey Parker