Connect with your cable communications colleagues via ACC’s new Online Member Directory & Community! Members’ listings are fully customizable with social media accounts, additional biographical information, background, expertise and other attributes, and the Directory’s search functions will make it easy to find a fellow member. Members may also post updates to their profile walls, communicate with each other within the community and join groups such as ACC Cable Communications Institute Alumni and the ACC Mentor Program.
In 2011 the Mentor Program was developed to pair less experienced members (under seven years in communications) with more experienced members of the association. ACC is confident that both Mentors and Mentees will find this program beneficial from both a professional development and personal perspective.
Online Education Portal
ACC is your source for the latest online educational and professional development opportunities addressing topics of importance to cable communicators. It hosts monthly, live webinars or online chats and is building a library of the best online programming that you can review at your own pace.
In video interviews by cable tech writer and guru Leslie Ellis, senior technology executives use easy to understand language to explain complex technologies and why cable television continues to have the best platform in the marketplace.
Utilizing Beacon Award finalists entries and member input, ACC has created an easy-to-use outline of key "best" practices and tips in cable communications and public affairs.
Topics include cable's competition, contributing to the bottom line, effective partnerships, employee morale and customer satisfaction, improving government relations, measuring results, media relations and partnering internally.
2001 - 2016 Beacon Finalist Summaries
The core of every Beacon entry is the project summary. Each summary details the planning, implementation and results of a successful cable communications and public affairs initiative. Since 2001, ACC has invited all Beacon Finalists to submit their project summaries to be placed on ACC's Web site. These summaries may be used to review successful public affairs initiatives or for preparing a 2016 Beacon Award entry.
From 2001 to 2004, ACC published this quarterly issue brief
examining specific cable industry public affairs issues in-depth.
The publication was designed to be a thought provoking, insightful
short newsletter targeting a specific industry issue. Public
Affairs Issues has been replaced by the
, a publication that
utilizes a discussion format to explore industry issues and
provide arguments from cable's perspective. Many
will be written in a style so the publication
can actually be handed to local opinion leaders as a useful
"guide" to the issue. Visit the
more information on the ACCbriefs
and other valuable
resources that ACC offers its members.