How We Help
In today’s rapidly changing media and technology landscape, public media organizations are stretched to do more with less.
Public Media Company is the only nonprofit consulting firm that leverages business expertise
to increase public media’s sustainability and impact across the country.
Strategic Consulting | Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships | Business Planning |
Virtual Accounting | Station Valuations | Station Assessment Reports | Financing
In urban and rural areas, and for every listener, viewer or user, public media institutions enrich the lives of people and meet the needs of local communities nationwide. At Public Media Company, we value what you make possible for the communities you serve — and we want to help you become even stronger.
With our expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, we are here to help you thrive and take public media into its next era.
Strategic Consulting Services
Public Media Company helps you develop the organizational clarity and capabilities needed for long-term success. As a nonprofit, we know what it means to be a mission-driven organization, and we align that with years of collective experience of working in public media and strategy development to help you identify and achieve your station and community goals. We work with station leadership, governing entities and other local stakeholders to identify key areas for growth and develop strategic and operating plans that enable public media companies to achieve meaningful impact now and in the future.
Facilitating Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships
Public Media Company is your partner of choice when acquiring a new station, merging with another organization or establishing a strategic partnership. We are exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of public media organizations and have helped guide stations throughout the transaction process since the day we were founded.
Public Media Company has an established record of working with organizations to plan and launch a range of partnerships and mergers to meet audience needs, grow revenue, create efficiencies, and develop new content and services to better serve communities.
We evaluate the viability of potential opportunities with financial forecasts and comprehensive business modeling; assist with board presentations; and manage the negotiations, legal deliberations and due diligence processes. We bring the knowledge, relationships, and experience you need to make your growth and collaboration ambitions a reality.
Business Planning & Analysis
We help you identify and evaluate strategic business opportunities for increased growth and impact. Through operational assessments, in-depth market studies and detailed financial analyses, we have helped more than 300 public broadcasting organizations make informed decisions about their financial futures.
Public Media Company analyzes data sources to ensure you have the understanding and insight needed to identify and evaluate new business opportunities and advance your station’s health and impact, tapping our vast expertise to ensure that our clients make the best investment decisions for their station and the community.
Virtual Accounting Services
Public Media Company provides public media organizations with confidential, cost-effective budgeting, accounting, financial and management reporting, CPB filings and other related accounting services. We customize our services based on the needs of your organization.
Public Media Company, we have the experience, insight and tools to assess the value of a public broadcasting license. We provide the support and guidance needed to make informed decisions to enable you to achieve your community service goals.
Whether you need objective insight for a station sale, acquisition or lease, data for an audit or marketing campaign, leverage to finance a big project, or analysis for a new partnership, we have the experience and expertise required to fully assess the value of commercial and non-commercial stations, including your own.
We consider all relevant extrinsic and intrinsic factors when valuing a station and provide the support and guidance you need. We also provide a full range of representative services to help guide you through the transaction process for purchases, sales and partnerships.
Station Assessment Reports
Public Media Company’s Station Assessment Report provides industry leaders with insight and understanding of their financial health and sustainability.
Use the data in your report to glean a long- and short-term snapshot of financial performance, recommendations, insights into potential solutions, and a concise analysis to help you communicate to your constituencies.
We know that meeting the changing needs of your community requires continuous investment and, as the nation’s leading advisor in securing financing for public media organizations, we’re uniquely qualified to connect you to the funding you need to increase your local impact. One option is our Public Media Bond Program, which provides access to affordable, long-term financing options.
Whether you’re acquiring a station, constructing a new building, purchasing new equipment or funding a program expansion, Public Media Company works with you every step of the way to identify and secure financing solutions that meet your unique needs and circumstances.
Since 2001, Public Media Company has successfully completed 24 public media financings worth more than $83 million.