Posted by Jennifer Stein on April 14, 2011
The fifth entry in our Back to Basics series is on the topic of Broadcast Monitoring on FPinfomart. We monitor 82 Canadian TV channels and 50 Canadian radio stations, with the ability to retrieve broadcast content online within 30 minutes of air time. This presentation focuses on what’s available and some details about our service.
Broadcast Monitoring on FPinfomart.ca [PDF]
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on February 10, 2011
The fourth entry in our Back to Basics series is on the topic of FPinfomart’s Archives. While the presentation provides some instruction on searching the Simple, Advanced, and Expert interfaces for Archives, it also provides some interesting usage cases for Archives, as well as tips, tricks, and practice exercises.
If you enjoy the flexing your Archive searching muscles, you may wish to browse our weekly Scavenger Hunt. New challenges are posted every Friday.
Working with FPinfomart’s Archives [PDF]
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 13, 2011
The third entry in our Back to Basics series focuses on a premium subscription product called Managed Profiles. Managed Profiles are an enterprise-wide managed monitoring solution. If you’re looking for a better way to manage a complex set of search criteria and easily disseminate the results to a wide audience in your organization, Managed Profiles may be the solution you’re seeking.
Managed Profiles on FPinfomart [PDF]
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 6, 2011
I’m an avid CBC Radio One listener. Yesterday, as I was driving to the office, I heard a promo for a segment relevant to my work scheduled for broadcast this coming Saturday afternoon. However, I know already I won’t be near a radio on Saturday afternoon.
Of course, I know I can retrieve the broadcast after the fact using the FPinfomart radio monitoring service. But I’m worried I’ll forget to do so. I need a way to remind myself to download the segment on Monday.
A great solution is to create a Personal Profile, making sure to insert keywords that are guaranteed to be in the show I’m trying to catch (and, if possible, less likely to be used in other programs). I’ll limit my source selection to a single source – CBC Radio One in Toronto (where it will be broadcast). And then, the most important step in this use case: I’ll set up an Alert so that I’ll receive an e-mail as soon as the segment has been added to FPinfomart (typically within 30 minutes of broadcast).
Click the "Alerts" link next to the Profile name to turn Alerts on for this Profile.
When I’m back at the office on Monday, my FPinfomart Alert will not only remind me to login and download the broadcast segment, a link directly to the clip will be provided right in the e-mail!
TIP: When setting up this type of Alert, make sure to choose “Summary Format.” Since radio clips are transactionally charged on many subscription plans, choosing to include full text radio clips in an e-mail Alert may incur costs.
Choose the "Summary Format" option to receive only Peeks (citations) in your e-mail Alerts. Each item will include a link directly to the clip transcript, but will avoid incurring any charges for false hits, as Peeks are always free.
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on December 6, 2010
Thanks to all of you who attended our recent Radio Monitoring Open House sessions. We had some great questions, and I believe it was informative for all participants.
Although our open house included live demo portions, I’ve inserted screenshots where possible into the slides I used during the presentation. I’ve also embeded a couple of relevant video tutorials from our YouTube channel where appropriate. I’m pleased to offer these slides for you to view at your convenience [Powerpoint slideshow].
You may also want to check out these previous blog posts, both of which include an embedded video tutorial.
If you weren’t able to attend our open house sessions, you’ll be able to find most of the information we covered by checking out these slides and the video tutorials cited here.
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on November 17, 2010
Are you a Radio Monitoring subscriber looking for tips and tricks on getting better results? Or do you not yet subscribe but are curious what FPinfomart’s Radio Monitoring service looks like?
Please join us for one of two LIVE Radio Monitoring Open House sessions I’ll be hosting virtually via WebEx. There is no cost to attend, however registration is required. Please see the dates below for a link to register for the session of your choice. Bring your questions!
Open House Agenda:
- Radio Monitoring Service demonstration
- Tips & Tricks overview
- Open Question period
Open House Dates:
Thursday, November 25th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (ET) [
register for this session] Registration now closed.
Wednesday, December 1st, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (ET) [
register for this session] Registration now closed.
Neither of these dates work for you? Want a customized session? Please contact us – we’d be happy to set up a training session for you.
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