Public Service Announcement Day

Public Service Announcement Day

CCTV Produces Affordable Public Service Announcements for Local Nonprofits

Do you want to change the way people think about an issue? Do you want to educate the Cambridge audience about your organization's work? Each year, CCTV's Public Service Announcement (PSA) Day gives local nonprofit organizations a chance to create informative PSAs that communicate the services they provide to the community.

PSAs are shown on CCTV's three cable channels, and have the potential of reaching more than 32,000 households! In addition, PSAs can be submitted to other television stations, uploaded to your organization's website, or used for any other public relations projects.

Register for PSA Day!

This year, PSA Day is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2017. If your organization is interested in producing a PSA, please contact Susan Fleischmann, susan@cctvcambridge.org, or 617- 401-4004 to schedule a 30-minute taping appointment on May 18.

The registration fee is $75 for non-CCTV members. A discounted rate of $50 is available to organizations that are CCTV members. Read about the benefits of Organizational Membership here. To become an organizational member, please complete this form.

After the recording appointment, CCTV staff will work on post-production for all PSAs and deliver high definition, broadcast quality copies of your new PSA. We can feature your organization's logo and up to 3 photos in the PSA.

Do You Need Help Preparing your PSA?

We will offer a free one-hour workshop to provide organizations participating in PSA Day with tips about how to develop an effective PSA on April 27 from 10 am to 11 am. We recommend that each participating organization attend one session. Organizations can register for a session when scheduling their PSA Day recording appointment.

PSA Preparation Classes

Free One Hour Workshop
Thursday, April 27
10 am-11 am

Do you have a slot for PSA Day, but don't know where to begin? In this free workshop, we will provide you with tips about how to develop an effective PSA. We recommend that each participating organization attend. Organizations can register for a session when scheduling their PSA Day appointment. Contact Susan Fleischmann, susan@cctvcambridge.org or 617-401-4004 to register.

Telling Your Organization’s Story $15 for CCTV members, $25 for non-members
Wednesday, May 3rd, 10am-12pm

We tell stories every day, from the amazing meal we had yesterday to the frustrating story of traffic, but many of us can be stopped in our tracks when it comes to telling the story of our business or organization. In this class, you’ll learn the exciting art of crafting your story and how to present in all aspects of your marketing collateral.

Presenting Yourself in Front of the Camera $15 for CCTV members, $25 for non-members
Wednesday, May 10th, 10am-12pm

Not a strong presenter? Unsure of how to be yourself while being in front of a camera? Look no further! In this fun class, you’ll learn ways to not only engage your audience with your special story but how to work with the camera as a beneficial tool rather than an obstacle.

Registration is required. Please contact Keaton Fox at 617-401-4009 or keaton@cctvcambridge.org to register.