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DebtorNet® media collection service – a gold mine. The industry’s most extensive database used for collections—MORE than 650,000 advertisers and agencies included with data on frequency and nature of past debtor claims placed with Szabo. That information goes back decades, giving us MORE media collection data than anyone else in the world.
A/R management for one or all your accounts receivable. Have an especially tough A/R client? We can manage that for you. Or we can manage your entire A/R process with complete transparency. Decades of expertise in credit/sales coordination, policies, credit and collection services and contracts comes in quite handy for our clients.
A quarterly newsletter going back some 30 years, mailed to 9,000+ media industry leaders. It’s a timely source of info on trends, regulations and legal issues. It’s also brimming with advice and counsel.
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
Pete Szabo realized there was a gaping hole in the media finance business way back in 1971. The industry sorely needed an expert source for collecting media and entertainment accounts receivable. He founded Szabo Associates to fill that need. We are grateful for the leadership and guidance he provided.

Through the decades, brothers Pete and Robin Szabo focused on being the collection service that deeply understood media terms, customs and how to retain media-client relationships. Some 50 years later, we’re still exceeding client expectations by delivering MORE. The key to our success is our cherished clients and we are grateful.

Our Back Story: 50 years of delivering MORE media debt money to clients

Because we started the business, we are an integral part of the fabric of the media finance business. We give our time and expertise to many organizations, serving on dozens of professional organizations focused on media, commercial credit, collections and general business. Team members speak frequently on the latest trends in media credit and collections; in fact, we have more than one hundred speaking engagements under our belts for national and international associations.

Works from our professional team members appear in books and articles published by Broadcast Cable Credit Association, Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association, Media Financial Management Association, National Association of Broadcasters and others.

Our Back Story: 50 years of delivering MORE media debt money to clients

Pete Szabo realized there was a gaping hole in the media finance business way back in 1971. The industry sorely needed an expert source for collecting media and entertainment accounts receivable. He founded Szabo Associates to fill that need. We are grateful for the leadership and guidance he provided.

Through the decades, brothers Pete and Robin Szabo focused on being the collection service that deeply understood media terms, customs and how to retain media-client relationships. Some 50 years later, we’re still exceeding client expectations by delivering MORE. The key to our success is our cherished clients and we are grateful.
Because we started the business, we are an integral part of the fabric of the media finance business. We give our time and expertise to many organizations, serving on dozens of professional organizations focused on media, commercial credit, collections and general business. Team members speak frequently on the latest trends in media credit and collections, in fact, we have more than one hundred speaking engagements under our belts for national and international associations.

Works from our professional team members appear in books and articles published by Broadcast Cable Credit Association, Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association, Media Financial Management Association, National Association of Broadcasters and others.
We have long-term relationships with our corporate partners and maintain memberships with many associations.
Bank
Truist Financial Corporation
Atlanta, Georgia

Accountants
Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

General Counsel
Cushing, Morris, Armbruster & Montgomery, LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

Insurance
$500,000 Crime and Fraud
$1,000,000 Errors & Omissions
$2,000,000 Liability
Memberships
Commercial Law League of America
Georgia Association of Broadcasters
International Association of Commercial Collectors
Licensing International
Media Financial Management Association
Compliance, Bonding & Licensing
We operate in the spirit of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, are fully bonded and licensed in states that require licensing and carry an additional $100,000 surety bond.
Our network of legal resources is deep and broad—we connect you with MORE than 400 law firms educated on the media industry to represent you. And we don’t leave it there. A Szabo liaison handles the nitty gritty for you and in-house paralegals experienced in media law and the complexities of debtor bankruptcy are at your service, equipped to handle claim objections, preference demands and serve on major creditors’ committees.
Collecting international debt can be tricky and it’s critical to know the international country’s culture and regulations. Szabo team members are steeped in other country’s languages, exchange rates, banking, regulations and foreign trade boards. Why settle for less?
Each type of media has its own unique debt collection issues. That’s why our team members specialize in one type. That means we know the ins and outs, the players and the best way to deliver MORE money owed to you.
Specialty divisions include:
-- Television, including digital and linear advertising and distribution mediums, entertainment production, syndication and licensing.
-- Print, including newspapers, magazines and out-of-home media
-- Radio stations, networks, reps, syndicators and digital services
"I want to take a moment of your time to tell you how pleased I am with the incredible progress that has been made in the reduction of our DSO. Not only has the DSO for multiple PAGE members been reduced, Szabo has tackled some of the larger outstanding debts--all with great and continued success. I also want to compliment you on your customer service approach--always affable, but firm. Iomi Kendrick's communication style and persistence has provided significant financial dividends."
Gary Blakely
CEO-PAGE Cooperative
Szabo 411 provides free assistance with problems or questions about any bankruptcy or collection issue, on-the-job employee training for those who need help in the complex points of collection and other order to cash issues that may arise.
A library resource center provides free info on debtor/creditor rights, agency and advertiser liability, credit/collection management and court cases.
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Need a confidentiality agreement? A Guaranty? An Agency of Record letter? We’ve developed more than a dozen sample forms through the years and are happy to share our knowledge with you.
We secure your approval prior to starting any collection plan and you are kept informed 24/7 through our M.O.R.E. Client Portal* and verbal and written updates during the month and consolidated reports at month close.
*MediaOrganizationsReceivablesExplained
Our business is setup on a "Success Fee" basis.
We work on contingency, so you get your money before we get ours. You’re always in charge.
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It takes moxie to become a SZABO team member. We select employees through a stringent hiring process that places a premium on character, personality, intelligence, self-reliance and an ability to learn from training and experience. Most of our people already have experience in collections. We take them to the next level educating them on the media business and enhancing their collection management skills.

Team members who get that MORE is better than less.

We teach the art of diplomacy and negotiating techniques necessary to accomplish collections while protecting valuable media-client relationships.
We work in person, by phone -- never a form letter. But most of all, we train our people to be experts in our clients' business.

As a result, employee turnover is low. Our collection professionals average 25 years commercial collection experience and 14 years with SZABO and our entire staff averages 13 years with SZABO.
Peter Szabo and C Robin Szabo -- 2001
Szabo Associates was the first and is the largest media debt collection firm in the world, delivering millions and millions of media debt dollars to clients over the past half century. Our team members—masters of diplomacy and incredible negotiators—combine their skills with services such as DebtorNet®, A/R management, and legal processes to deliver MORE expertise and MORE money. After all, it’s your money, we think you should recover MORE of it. Let us show you how.
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Phone: 404-266-2464
Fax: 404-266-2165
more@szabo.com
Szabo Associates, Inc.
3355 Lenox Road, N.E., Suite 945
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
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