MFM & BCCA’s Annual Conference Goes Virtual

In lieu of the 60th annual confab, the groups will offer 40 sessions over 10 weeks beginning June 15.

MFM-BCCA Unveils Member Award Winners

Awards will be presented in three categories on May 21 — The MFM Rainmaker Award, The MFM Working Capital Award and the BCCA Contributor Award.

TVN'S FRONT OFFICE BY MARY COLLINS

Billing For Co-Op Ads: A Pathway To Sanity

One of the industry’s greatest challenges in helping local retailers take advantage of their co-op dollars involves meeting the manufacturer’s rigorous documentation requirements. These requirements exceed the capabilities of today’s traffic and billing systems. Learn how to overcome these challenges, saving time, increasing customer satisfaction levels and improving stations’ ability to aggressively pursue co-op opportunities.

How Local Media Can Grow Co-Op Ad Dollars

An MFM-BCCA Distance Learning Seminar on Nov. 9 will offer information and advice on how stations can best compete for a share of the $50 billion co-op ad market.

Nov. 7 BCCA Media Credit Seminar Set

BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, has announced the agenda and presenters salted for the  BCCA Media Credit Seminar, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the New York offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP in mid-town Manhattan. The event focuses on high-level credit-related issues for the media industry’s credit professionals, including those serving […]

Hearst, Sinclair, WME Execs To Chair MFM Confab

The Media Financial Management Association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, announced today the co-chairs for Media Outlook 2017, a half-day seminar that will explore the issues of greatest importance to media companies in the coming year. The half-day event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 5 p.m. […]

MFM Announces New Officers, Board Members

The Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced the 2016-17 officers and newly elected board members for the association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. Effective July 1, the officers for the MFM-BCCA board of directors are: Chair: Timothy Mulvaney, chief accounting officer-controller, Media General President, Mary M. Collins, president-CEO, MFM/BCCA Vice […]

TVN'S FRONT OFFICE BY MARY COLLINS

Balancing Ad Sales, Credit Risk With Reward

Here are suggestions on how to maximize sales while keeping credit risk at acceptable levels. Also, MFM’s BCCA introduces a new credit report called Media Whys that includes a credit score based on industry-specific aging combined with trade data from Experian or D+B.

MFM Adds BCCA Sales Dir., Membership Exec

The Media Financial Management Association has promoted Arcelia Pimentel to director of sales for its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. Pimentel has been with the organization for more than 18 years, serving most recently as its membership manager. Assuming Pimentel’s membership services responsibilities will be Caitlin Hahne, who has joined the organization as […]

BCCA Offering Bankruptcy Webinar

BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, is offering a distance learning webinar to address “What Every Media Credit Manager Needs to Know About Bankruptcies” on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. ET. Led by C. Robin Szabo, president of media collections firm Szabo Associates, the CPE (Continuing Professional Education) webinar will provide an overview of […]

FRONT OFFICE BY MARY COLLINS

Honoring Our Financial Management Leaders

“At this year’s MFM-BCCA annual conference, the groups recognized a number of individuals who have contributed so much to the life and fabric of our associations.As the business becomes more technology-focused, our honorees too are more technology-focused, helping us to continue to be on the leading edge of market trends.”

BCCA Sets Media Credit Seminar For July 19

BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, has scheduled a full-day seminar focusing on credit-related issues for the media industry, including its magazine, newspaper, television, radio, cable, outdoor and emerging media segments.  The BCCA Media Credit Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, in Chicago. Among the topics slated for discussion during the full-day event are: […]

FRONT OFFICE BY MARY COLLINS

MFM To Honor 11 At Annual Conference

At Media Finance Focus 2011 (May 15-17 in Atlanta), the MFM and its BCCA subsidiary will recognize 11 industry executives who have aided the organization, made significant contributions to the media industries and inspired others. The award recipients: William Fitzsimmons, Michael Denson, Robin Szabo, Dwight Delapenha, Robert Amos, William Waters, Dean Rohrbaugh, George Stella, Wanda Borges, Bruce Nathan and Peter Gallo.

FRONT OFFICE BY MARY COLLINS

Customer Service Key To Credit, Collections

Measures such as streamlining and automating much of the credit application process and involving ad sales in ongoing monitoring of their clients’ risk profile have reduced the time required to provide credit approvals and created a transparent and consistent credit and collections process.