The SBE’s latest effort to bring in new members paid off with 68 individuals signing on this year.
The Society of Broadcast Engineers holds the recruitment drive each year, asking members to encourage others to join.
“As a recruiting incentive to members, the SBE asks for prize donations from SBE sustaining member companies,” it noted in an announcement.
“In addition, the recruiter will earn $5 per new member (up to $25) off his or her 2023 membership dues. Eleven sustaining member companies plus the SBE provided prizes this year, ranging from shirts and hats to broadcast equipment.”
The SBE donated logo items, a copy of CertPreview and a free “Webinars by SBE” registration. The theme for the 2022 drive was Expand Your Network.
Recruiters are eligible to win a trip to the SBE National Meeting in Liverpool, N.Y., this fall. Jack Conway of Cox Media Group is this year’s winner.
Sustaining members that provided prizes were Blackmagic Design, Broadcasters General Store, Davicom, Heartland Video Systems, latakoo, LBA, Orban, Shively Labs, Sutro Tower, Telos Alliance and Tieline.
Current membership stands at 4,535. The recruitment drive ran March through May.