Business Advertising: Make Your Marketing Dollars Count

When it comes to the game of business advertising, finding the best way to make your marketing dollars count is tricky. Between commercials on TV, ads on social media, highway billboards, newspapers, or the sides of buses – there’s no shortage of advertising options. This article will explore some of those options, while looking at just how much you can expect to spend, and what you’ll get back in return.

Business Advertising Options:

The following is a closer look at the examples listed above – which are among the more common mediums businesses use to market. The fees can add up quickly:

– TV Commercials: (Local: $50 – $1,500+ / National: $342,000+ per ad)
– Facebook Advertising: ($7.19 @ 1000 per thousand impressions)
– Google AdWords: (Avg: $1 – $2 per click / High: $50 per click)
– Billboards: ($3,000 – $30,000+ per month)
– Local Newspaper Ads: ($7.25 – $43.50 per week)
– Bus Ads: (Small: $150 – $600 / Large: $3,000 – $6,500 per month)

Settling on an option that’s right for you depends on who you’re trying to reach, and how much you’re willing to spend. There’s no one right answer. Business advertising is like that. But you have a choice – find what works for you and your business. Trial and error are the parents of experience.

Find ways to measure your success. Add in promotional codes, or keywords that people use when they shop or use your services. These are things that you can track back to the individual ad platforms you are using. As you discover what works for you do more of it.

Making Your Marketing Dollars Count

Looking at all of the methods posted above, you could pay a lot to get your brand where people will notice it. But does that guarantee it will get people to actually visit your business? The short answer is no. It doesn’t. Making your marketing dollars count means getting more back than you put forward. It also means avoiding slip-ups like in the picture below:

Don't let this be your ad.
We saw this on the way to lunch the other day. Do you think the advertiser knows that their ad has been covered by the bus’s vent? Don’t let this be your ad.

Advertising Inside Costs Less and Gives You Longer Impressions

An alternative to marketing outside your business, is marketing inside of it. The logic of advertising to people already inside your business can sometimes go over people’s heads. The general idea is that it’s easier to give visitors a reason to come back than it is to convince them to visit for the first time.

On top of that, you want to have enough time to deliver your message. Just think about it. How long can someone actually look at a billboard for? If you are driving you probably only have 3-4 seconds. This is why advertising in your own space is great. While you have someone visiting your physical location, you have a longer period of time to educate them about your business than you would on a billboard or TV ad outside.

There are lots of ways to take advantage of this. Mounting posters, printing brochures, and having staff talk to people all do a decent job of getting some messaging across. When it comes to effective internal marketing there’s one option that really stands out… Using your TV!

It’s Relevant TV For Your Business Advertising

It’s Relevant TV, is TV designed with businesses in mind. Focused on customer retention over customer acquisition, It’s Relevant is an alternative to cable that gets visitors to come back more, and spend more. The TV platform features ad space to get your messaging across to visitors, and  the short-form, family-friendly content gets people watching. Once they are watching they are engaged longer to see your messaging.

It’s Relevant TV combines the best aspects of digital signage and TV. Why limit yourself to external advertising when you can pay less and get more by adding It’s Relevant to your mix? That’s business advertising done right, and marketing dollars well spent.


What is “Infotainment”? How can it help my business?

Plain and simple, “infotainment” is a term in television that combines the words information, and entertainmentInformation + Entertainment = Infotainment. Infotainment is designed to both entertain and inform viewers as they watch.

TV solutions that include infotainment are popular choices for waiting rooms. They’re popular choices for lounges. And they’re just as popular in lobbies as well. The programming is typically chosen to give visitors something to occupy them while they wait. It’s more interesting than digital signage, and safer to display than cable TV. As time goes on, more and more businesses are looking to add infotainment on their screens.

Where Can I Find Infotainment for My Business or Waiting Room?

A lot of people start by searching on the internet for interesting content to display in their businesses. Unfortunately the vast majority of video content found on the net, on YouTube, or inside of Hulu or Netflix is not licensed for commercial use. That is, you can’t simply just grab some fun videos off of the internet and throw them on TV in your business. You physically can, but could find yourself in some serious legal trouble. It’s not worth it.

It’s Relevant TV has one of the largest collections of infotainment videos licensed for public and commercial display. IRTV takes care of all of the contracts and licensing fees on behalf of the businesses that use them. In addition to the content that they provide, they also provide a full-customizable display system that does the job of combining the programs with your business’s own videos and messages. You can find out more about this solution by visiting:

Reasons to Switch Off Cable

Cable TV business subscriptions are licensed for commercial displays. And while cable TV has it’s place in the home, it’s not a great fit for businesses. The television shows you see featured on cable networks aren’t made for businesses in mind, they’re made for home settings where people sit down to watch the shows they select for a period of time. In public businesses and medical offcies, the visitors neither have the time or control to watch what they want.

When you’re in a waiting room you’re doing one thing – waiting; and while familiar TV shows and programming can work as a fair distraction if they are picked carefully, cable TV really doesn’t cut it. Just think, hundreds of channels with 20-50 programs per day per channel. It’s impossible to make everyone happy staying on just one station. It’s also impossible to filter out the programming that is coming from a cable or satellite provider. With solutions like It’s Relevant TV you can utilize the infotainment they provide, while keeping strong filters and control over what appears on your screens.



Business Marketing: Top 3 Mistakes Business Owners Make With Their TV

Business marketing is a fickle thing. Between all the tools, platforms, and ways to get your messaging across, too few realize the potential of their TVs; and those that do are at risk of a few common mistakes. This article tackles the top 3 mistakes business owners are prone to making when it comes to their TVs.

1. Using Netflix, Hulu, and DVDs

The growing number of business owners who put recorded movies or shows on their TVs without realizing the risk is at the top of the list. Netflix, Hulu, DVDs, and streaming services are not for commercial use – meaning you cannot play them in your business without being at risk for heavy fines. The people who own the rights to that media take licensing very seriously. You can read more about Netflix-like licensing rights in the following article: Using Netflix: Don’t Put Your Business At Risk.

Legality aside, feature-length films and TV shows don’t compliment business settings. Long-form anything isn’t ideal for waiting rooms, bars, restaurants, or medical offices; they’re for home settings. Furthermore, they do nothing to help your business marketing, brand, or bottom line, when just a TV could be used to improve all 3.

2. Cable Subscriptions

Running cable in your business follows the same classic blunder of running services like Netflix or Hulu – the content just isn’t ideal for business settings. While legal, cable television is a moneypit many fall into. You pay an increasingly costly cable bill each month to put something on the TV that brings nothing back to your business.

In addition to being a growing expense, cable invites competitors into your business. You have no control over commercial ads from competing brands showing up on your screen for visitors to see while they’re in your business. A well-placed ad at the right time could turn a regular customer over to a new brand, taking them away form your business. In the end, what’s worse is that you’re paying for all of this to happen.

Cable is great at home, not so much in your business.

3. Dry/Uninteresting Content

Owners who recognize the potential for their TVs to be effective business marketing tools are free of the costs and problems that usually come with cable. But without cable or a streaming service, where will they get interesting content from? Custom videos or looping displays aren’t without their own drawbacks. They run the risk of their content either being too boring, repetitive, or even gross/graphic in some cases.

Boring Content: We all know what boring content is, and how it makes us feel. For TV it’s videos and messaging that people either aren’t interested in, or isn’t enticing enough to get their attention. Back-to-back videos of your brand, specials, or things you want people to see might be perceived as annoying, causing visitors to tune out your message.

Repetitive Content: Looping displays that show the same videos over and over again is a good way to turn people away from your message. Unless your library of content has enough videos, visitors will see the same thing on repeat – increasing the chances for a bad experience. Looping video displays are a poor business marketing strategy for locations with folks spending more than a few seconds in front of the TV.

Gross/Graphic Content: This point, however relevant in a general sense, most often applies to businesses in the medical industry. Videos or informative pieces on the body, illnesses, or intense surgical procedures are usually the last thing people want to see while waiting. Apart from being unsettling, it can foster a bad impression of your brand and affect what people think of your business. Put something on the TV that will interest people and reduce anxiety.

It’s Relevant TV For Your Business Marketing

It’s Relevant TV is a television network designed with businesses in mind. Featuring a library of over half a million videos, all of our content is interesting, family-friendly, and licensed. Nexflix and Hulu’s licensing doesn’t allow you to play their videos in public – ours does.

Compared to other TV solutions, It’s Relevant is less expensive than most other cable packages. Clients who take advantage of It’s Relevant not only save money on their monthy cable bill, but the business it helps draw in pays for the service itself and more. When people ask how It’s Relevant can help their business, it all comes down to a few simple points:

1. Repeat Business: It’s Relevant recognizes that it’s easier to get old customers to come back than it is to get new ones to visit for the first time. Our platform features your brand, messages, and anything you want people to see while our interesting content draws their attention and puts them in a good mood. We give them a reason to look at your TV so we can inform them on your services, and you give them a reason to come back.

2. Get Your Message Across: It’s what we do. By mixing your own custom videos and signage with our TV content we find a great balance. By combining your brand/messaging, and our content it makes for a platform that people will notice and walk away from informed.

3. Return on Investment: Briefly hinted at up above, It’s Relevant TV provides a strong ROI. Focusing on customer retention, our service gets people coming back more, and spending more – improving your business, and your bottom line. Check out the link to our: ROI calculator and see how It’s Relevant can help improve your business.


Netflix For Businesses: Finding A Netflix-Like Service For Commercial Use


Finding a Netflix-like service licensed for commercial use is a challenge that a lot of business owners face. All too often business owners will set up Netflix on their business TV without realizing, or in some cases not caring, that doing so is in violation of Netflix’s Terms & Conditions. The actual cost of licensing a movie or TV show can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars – which is far more than most businesses are able to set aside for their TV budget.

Netflix isn’t licensed for commercial use; so can you show Netflix in public? The short answer is no.

The Draw of Netflix-Like Services

The variety of movies and TV shows available on Netflix, mixed with welcoming atmosphere it generates, simply can’t be beat. So much so that people will break the law in order to play popular movies on their TV and hope no one finds out – it isn’t worth putting your business at risk. Legality aside, it’s not hard to see why a service like Netflix is something business owners gravitate towards. Below is a short list of luxuries people look for in Netflix-like streaming services:

1. Content: Popular movies and TV shows that people recognize or watch at home are familiar, help pass the time when waiting, and reduce anxiety in cases like medical offices. Having thousands of videos to pick from beats putting your own library of content together.

2. Pricing: Not counting Netflix’s rate of $10/month, which is a literal steal and not a rate that includes commercial use, a lot of streaming services and TV display packages are less expensive than the cost of cable – saving business owners money in the long run.

3. Investment: The idea, or hope, of getting a worthwhile return from something that costs money is a sound sentiment. Whether it’s more revenue, more business, or even positive reviews – getting a lot without spending a lot is always nice. Who doesn’t appreciate a good investment?

Movies & Long-Form TV Shows Aren’t the Best for Businesses

Netflix-like streaming services may seem like the ideal thing to throw on a TV, but there’s one fact to consider. By and large, cable, and other TV packages, are designed with a home setting in mind. The shows may be familiar to visitors but people aren’t at a business or office to watch 30+ minutes of a TV show.

It’s Relevant TV is Netflix For Business

It’s Relevant TV is a platform with a lot of advantages. The service, designed with customer retention in mind, gives users control and comes with all the features business owners look for in a TV solution, and more:

1. Content: It’s Relevant TV’s content comes from a library of over half a million videos spread across 40 categories. All of that content is short-form, family-friendly, and changes often giving you more opportunities to engage your visitors.

2. Pricing: It’s Relevant TV is less expensive than what most businesses are already paying for cable or TV displays.

3. Investment: It’s Relevant TV isn’t an expense. Clients that use It’s Relevant end up bringing in more monthly revenue from increased business. The following link leads to an ROI Calculator that shows how much more revenue It’s Relevant TV can help bring in per month: IRTV ROI Calculator.

4. Social Media Followership: It’s Relevant TV is able to link directly with a business’s social media accounts. Recent posts from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be pulled onto the TV for people to see. Sharing the most recent posts gives visitors more reasons to follow, and encourages them to get more engaged the your brand.

5. Digital Messaging & Informing Visitors: It’s Relevant TV is designed to get visitors informed services they might not have been aware of – educating them on reasons to come back more, and spend more. It’s Relevant features free adspace on the side for business owners to utilize, allowing them to get their messages across while people are engaged with our content.

It’s Relevant combines the TV shows people enjoy watching, but allows for more control and more promotion. Visit: for more information.

Urgent Care: The Top 5 Things to Consider For Your Medical TV Display

Choosing a medical TV display for your waiting room’s TV is a step in the right direction. But relying on content that’s strictly medical might do more harm than good. This article highlights some of the things to keep in mind when considering what to put on your screen.

1. Interesting Content

First and foremost, you need interesting content. You want to show videos that people will want to watch – videos that are relevant to things they like. Showcasing medical-related videos with graphic pictures of the body, organs, or even informative pieces about procedures can make patients uneasy. People are looking for a distraction, so putting something up on the TV that will hold their interest and help pass the time is paramount to improving patient experience.

2. Avoid Looping Video Displays

When shopping for a medical TV display for your waiting room, you want to avoid looping displays. You don’t want your patients sitting there watching the same videos over and over again – even moreso when that content is boring.

3. More Than Just YOUR Messaging

Finding the right videos can be difficult, and finding enough of them can be feel like an impossibility. Even if you have the time, patience, and resources to make your own videos – without a break in between your messages, people will likely tune out what you’re trying to say.

4. Careful Marketing to Bring Them Back

A savvy business owner recognizes their TV’s potential to be more than just a box on the wall. With the right balance of content and messaging, your waiting room TV can be transformed into an effective tool for business marketing; one that informs visitors on your services and gets them to come back. Do your first time patients know you have X-Rays, perform physicals and can administer vaccinations? Probably not. Your TV can help inform them.

5. Family Friendly Programming

Cable TV doesn’t do a great job of filtering out inappropriate content these days. As an owner, admin or practice manager you’ll want to be sure your TV does not offend your patients. Picking the right channel or custom television system will go a long way to increasing patient satisfaction.

The Best Option For Controlling Your Medical TV Display

It’s easier said than done to put together a custom video display that people will enjoy that also features your digital messaging.

It’s Relevant TV for Urgent Care follows through where most cable and medical TV displays fall short. Focused around patient retention over patient acquisition, It’s Relevant gives you access to a vast library of content with over half a million videos. Our interesting content plays alongside your ads – getting people to notice your messaging while they’re in a good mood from watching our videos. If you have your own videos, you can set them to play in between It’s Relevant’s – providing you with a nice balance of custom videos, and evergreen content.

Don’t settle for a looping TV display that shows things people don’t want to see while they wait. Visit: and see how It’s Relevant TV can work for your clinic.

Urgent Care: Confusions Patients Have That Can Affect Your Business

Urgent Care Centers are in practically every city of every state. Yet, some people go their whole lives without ever stepping inside one when it might have saved them time, money, and would have been more convenient than visiting their primary care physician. So what’s the reason so many people avoid Urgent Cares? We’ve found that it’s because they don’t know what’s inside!

This article helps clear up some of the more common misconceptions surrounding these handy healthcare facilities.

What “Is” Urgent Care?

If you’re in the industry you know the answer, but most people that haven’t set foot in a UC don’t! Urgent Care Clinics are medical offices that offer examinations and treatments for colds, ailments, and minor injuries that need urgent attention. These walk-in facilities offer a long list of services that a lot of people think are only available from family doctors or primary care physicians. Urgent Cares often have night and weekend hours for patients to take advantage of when their usual doctors are either unavailable, or when they need immediate care and can’t wait for an appointment. Appointments aren’t necessary for urgent clinics. Nor do people have to be existing patients in order to be qualified for treatment.

People Don’t Know what Urgent Care Centers Provide

Urgent cares offer a list of services including, but not limited to, physicals, check-ups, flu shots, bug bites, drug testing, x-ray services, seasonal care, and family care. Without the need to schedule an appointment, people find it far more convenient to visit urgent cares instead.

People Think Urgent Cares Have Shoddy Doctors

Perhaps one of the more important points to address first, is that the physicians employed at urgent care facilities are board-certified doctors who know what they’re doing. They aren’t doctors who wandered in off the streets or med students who settled for an urgent care because he or she couldn’t make it at a hospital – they’re experts who provide communities with quick and affordable healthcare.

People Think Urgent Care = Emergency Room

The walk-in convenience of urgent cares doesn’t mean these clinics are emergency rooms. They’re not. In the event of a dire emergency there are worse places to be than an urgent care surrounded by medical staff. But this isn’t, and shouldn’t, be the go to place for emergency medical treatment. Instances where that level of serious treatment is called for falls under 911 territory, and not something you go to an urgent care for.

People Think Urgent Cares Are “Expensive”

First time patients can think it’s expensive, when it’s not. Urgent care clinics provide affordable healthcare to patients, no appointment necessary, without any kind of “short notice” fee. The business model for these clinics cater to people who want quick and effective treatment without paying the arm and leg they went in there to fix. People who can’t afford a primary health physician, or who don’t visit a doctor very often, find urgent cares to be a better fit for them.

Getting Patients to Come Back

First-time patients usually visit urgent cares with one thing in mind, and that’s whatever brought them there in the first place. People who are unfamiliar with urgent care clinics tend to be out of the loop when it comes to services they can take advantage of while there – so how do you inform them?

That’s where Urgent Care TV comes into focus. Urgent Care TV from It’s Relevant TV is a marketing tool that, rather than focusing on patient acquisition, focuses more on patient retention. It gets people to come back more. It educates them on all the reasons to come back.

It’s Relevant is a living, breathing TV network with a library of over half a million videos. The interesting, and family friendly content improves patient experience and exposes them to the things you want them to see. It’s Relevant TV is more than an advertising platform, it’s a tool to help connect with visitors in ways that can’t be done with cable or a looping video display.

In the end, you can expect 5 important things from UCTV from It’s Relevant:

1. Improved patient experience
They should have a better time while they are there.

2. Patient retention
If they have a better experience they will be more willing to come back again.

3. A better medical marketing strategy
Utilizing in-clinic marketing will provide your business with a more well-rounded marketing approach.

4. Improved social media effectiveness
Patients will gain an added desire to follow you by seeing the great posts you make. You are also able to target actual patients who are more likely to act upon your messaging.

5. Positive reviews
A good experience leads to a good review. Prospective patients will look at the opinions of others before visiting your center.

Do I Have Enough Videos to Display on a TV in my Business?

Do You Have Enough Videos to Power a Display in Your Business?

Good question. If you’re a business owner looking to do more with your TV, then chances are you’ve seen the value of using custom videos to showcase your brand. Swapping out cable for something with a little more personal touch can be a great investment if done correctly.

Getting the Most Out of Your Custom Videos

The first step towards making a successful business TV is content. Whether it’s content that you paid someone to make for you or content that you put together yourself, the videos that play are the bread and butter of your business TV.

But how many videos is too little, or too much?

Having too few custom videos gets repetitive – looping the same thing again and again is boring. Showcasing only a few of your own videos on their own may turn your messages into something that ends up annoying people instead of attracting them. If you’re looking to keep things interesting, you don’t want to show the same thing over and over again.

When it comes to the other side of the coin, there isn’t necessarily such a thing as too many custom videos. The longer your list of content, the more you’re exposing people to your brand. If there is a downside to building an effective library of content, it’s the time and money that goes into producing it, and sometimes maintaining it. Unless you have a lot of both to invest in your TV, it can be difficult putting together something worthwhile.

You Don’t Need That Many Videos if You Have a Partner:
Consider It’s Relevant TV

If you’re interested in utilizing custom videos on your business TV, and what you have doesn’t fit your vision – It’s Relevant can help. We recommend creating a custom TV network that combines the videos you have – even if it’s only 1 or 2, with loads of other content to keep your visitors interested.

Our library of content features over half a million videos. So we’ve got you covered when it comes to bringing in the rest. If you have your own videos that feature your own brand, explore what It’s Relevant TV can do for your message:

It’s Relevant provides businesses with a living, breathing, TV network that is fully customizable and easy to control. Our platform delivers interesting, short-form content that draws people’s attention so they can see your messages playing alongside the videos. If there’s something you want visitors to walk away with after they leave your business, we can help you get that message across.

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Marketing Inside Your Business: Broaden Your Marketing Horizon

Most marketing dollars are spent on “external marketing.” That is, marketing which is done physically outside your business. Having to market is necessary for any business – it allows you to advertise your brand, giving you the chance to bring in new customers, and remind old ones that you still exist. There are plenty of ways to get your message out and raise brand awareness, though they are often quite expensive…

Some fo the Most Common External Marketing Techniques:
– Billboards ($3,000 – $30,000+)
– TV Commercials (Local: $200 – $1,500+ / National: $342,000+)
– Facebook Advertising ($7.19 @ 1000 CPM)
– Google AdWords (Avg: $1 – $2 per click / High: $50 per click)
– Newspaper Ads ($7.25 – $43.50)
– Bus Ads (Small: $150 – $600 / Large: $3,000 – $6,500)

A Less Expensive Alternative

If there is one downside to an external market solution, it is the high cost that comes with it – though advertising on platforms outside your business isn’t the only answer. Too few business owners recognize the potential to market inside  their businesses when such a solution can be both cost effective, and beneficial for drawing in more business – not from attracting new customers, but rather by getting older ones to return instead. In the end, the most important step is choosing which platform will carry your brand and message.

It’s Relevant TV is an Inexpensive Internal Marketing Solution

When it comes to market strategies there are two simple truths to consider. One; it’s more expensive to market outside of your business than it is to market inside it. And two; it’s easier to get an existing customer to come back than it is to get a new customer to visit for the first time. That’s where It’s Relevant TV shines.

It’s Relevant is a service that transforms business TVs into tools that not only allows you to market your brand, but improves visitor experience as well. The service gives your business access to ever-changing interesting short-form content that’s designed to draw the eye better than traditional signage. And while people are engaged, they are exposed to your brand and messages. It’s Relevant TV saves on the traditional marketing costs while using a more effective medium – your TV. It targets existing customers, getting them to come back more, and spend more.

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Business Owners: Get More Mileage out of Your Videos

Does Your Business Have A Video?

More and more businesses are creating videos and seeing the value. Videos are a great way to demonstrate a product, detail a service, or introduce people to your staff. Videos can be time consuming to create, and expensive to make. While we have observed a growth in the number of businesses making videos, the majority of them fail to think about the next step: How do you get customers to see it?

We see the video process as having two parts: Production & Distribution. Production is the planning, shooting and editing of the video. Distribution is taking the finished video and putting it in front of people. While there has been a great increase in attention paid to the production, distribution is something many forget to focus on.

Where Are You Putting Your Finished Videos?

So where do your videos go? How do you get them seen? How do you measure the success of a video you’ve made? These are all questions you should ask yourself.

We’ve found that many business owners take a “Field of Dreams” approach to video distribution. The famous quote from the movie, “If you build it they will come”. If you build a great video and throw it on YouTube, you will soon find that your intended audience will not find it automatically.

It’s similar to printing fliers. Just because you’ve printed 100 fliers and have them stacked in a box, doesn’t mean people will seem them. You have to do the work to get those 100 fliers into 100 prime locations to reach your desired audience. Video works in much the same way. Even though you aren’t passing out physical videos, you do have to think about how to place them in front of people you want to see them. Youtube, your website, community pages etc. are all places you can start. We have found a primary space for these videos should be on TV in your business location(s).

Putting Your Videos on TV

This doesn’t have to be your TV solution.

Having your videos on TV will draw more attention to them.  It will get them seen by customers that are more likely to act upon your messaging.

There are many ways you can get your videos onto TVs in your locations. We have details the top methods in this article: 3 Ways to put your videos on TV.

The problem with most display solutions is that they loop. Unless you have a large library of content at the ready, people are going to watch the same thing again and again with no break and nothing new. Maintenance and upkeep are also issues – often needing to brave a utility closet full of wires, re-load physical drives or USB sticks, or having to hire a specialist in order to update or fix what’s on the TV.

Making the Most out of Your Videos

Putting an easy-to-use system in place that will play your videos and mix them with other TV programming is key.  It’s Relevant TV takes the majority of the work away- providing your business with relevant TV programming, and a way to make the most out of your media.

It’s Relevant is a cable alternative that provides businesses a TV solution in the form of a living network of short-form content. IRTV’s library of videos is broken up into categories for you to choose from based on your customer’s interests, and gives you full control over what’s on your TV. The service provides compliments to your own videos as well as complete management of one or multiple TVs. IRTV tracks everything so you can know how many times each of your videos were displayed, along with specific timing and location.

The big difference between It’s Relevant TV and other solutions is in the content. IRTV provides interesting and entertaining content while inserting your own messages and real-time social media for people to see while engaged.

Visit to learn more about the easy-to-use and cost effective TV solution.

Turning Off Politics: A New TV Trend in Gyms & Fitness Centers

Gyms and fitness centers across the country are reconsidering what’s on their TVs. In the midst of a hostile and tense political climate TV channels are being scrutinized. Gym-goers are there to get fit, work through stress, and feel good about themselves. The TV programs get in the way.

The Effect of News and Politics in Gyms

It’s not hard to see why managers are banning news and politics in gyms across the country. Tensions are at an all-time high on both sides to the point where some gyms have hung signs asking visitors to check politics at the door. Networks like CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and CNBC broadcast political news, controversial stories, and coverage that creates a negative workout environment.

Gyms and fitness centers strive to provide visitors with a comfortable enviroment, while accommodating as many people as possible. This is hard to maintain when the TV content is generating fights between visitors! Business owners want to avoid fostering bad impressions, and violent situations.

Cutting Out the Negative Content

In an effort to combat the all the negative content streaming through their locations, gym and fitness center owners across the country are opting to remove cable news channels from their TVs. Life Time Fitness and the YMCA are just two examples of well known locations taking part in the crack down.

This news story from Fox 5 DC details their recent efforts:

“We made the decision to remove cable news channels from the large TV screens in the cardio and fitness floor areas at the start of 2018. This was based on many member requests received over time across the country, and in keeping with our overall healthy way of life philosophy and commitment to provide family oriented environments free of consistently negative or politically charged content.”

-Life Time Fitness

The decision to cut out these networks has often been in response to actual members speaking up. Requesting about removing news and political commentaries are becoming more common.

Life Time Fitness isn’t alone in this trend – for similar reasons, the YMCA pulled their 24-hour cable news programs off their TVs after visitors got into fights over politics that disrupted an otherwise peaceful community. But as tensions in politics remain what they are, and news coverage consists of negative stories, more and more gyms and fitness centers are breaking away from cable news channels and exploring new TV solutions.

It’s Relevant TV Removes the Bad, While Keeping the Good

It’s Relevant TV is a living network that features content from a vast library of over half a million videos.  With 40+ categories of content, the TV is easily catered to who’s watching. All programs are screened, and certified as family-friendly. This ensures that the content is safe for all audiences. Beyond the active reviewing, IRTV allows each business to place further filters on the TV shows they show. This allows each location to block out content types and even keywords.

It’s Relevant is fully customizable. Clients have the ability to upload their own videos, pictures, and messages.  Easy to use – the service also allows you to connect to your social media accounts. This lets you showcase recent Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts for visitors and members to see. In the end, It’s Relevant is a platform that gives you control over what’s on your TV, and gets people exited about your brand.

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