Blue Mountain Translator District: RFP - Sponsor Recruitment & Ad Sales
BMTD is a special district serving Baker and Union Counties in northeast Oregon. The district has primarily operated TV translators bringing channels from Portland and Boise to the region to view with an antenna. In 2020, BMTD is launching a local noncommercial TV station that will be broadcast over the air and streamed online.
Station operations will be supported by donations and underwriting. BMTD needs a partner with a pedigree in advertising sales to recruit sponsors who will receive enhanced recognition in District broadcasts. The ideal partner has a pedigree in ad sales, primarily for broadcast, with a client base focused in descending order on northeast Oregon; Treasure Valley and southeast Washington; Oregon; and the wider Pacific Northwest region.
A secondary goal of this RFP is to create enhanced recognition media for sponsors that will be incorporated into channel broadcasts. An advertising firm that possesses media production capabilities may incorporate media production into their proposal. Alternatively, an advertising firm may present a joint bid with a media production company for sponsor recruitment and media production.
● Opening: 2/21/20
● Questions / Requests for Clarification Due: 2/28/20
● Answers to Questions/Requests for Clarification Issued: 3/6/20
● RFP Protest Period Ends: 3/6/20
● RFP Closes: 3/13/20
● Public Opening: 3/16/20
● Interviews: 3/17/20-3/24/20
● Intent to Award: 4/7/20
The full RFP and scheduling for bidding is posted at www.bmtd.org/rfp . For more information, contact Executive Director Alex McHaddad at (redacted) or 541-963-0196.