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Collins | The Next Best Thing To Being There

The Media Financial Management Association’s Media Financial Focus annual conference is just around the corner. There are some strong advantages to its being held virtually again this year. If you’ve not registered yet, today’s the last day to do so before rates increase.

MFM-BCCA To Host ‘Lunch & Learn – The Distraction Factor’

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) will host its February Lunch & Learn titled, The Distraction Factor: How Interruptions Steal Your Time and Impact the Bottom Line, on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. ET. Pulling from workplace studies that show business interruptions can result in $588B in losses annually, MFM has assembled an expert panel that will discuss the nature […]

Van Allen, Kimberly Parker, Paul Yate To Co-Chair MFM’s 2021 CFO Summit

Van Allen, executive vice president and CFO, Radio Advertising Bureau; Kimberly Parker, vice president and CFO, Graham Media; and Paul Yates, vice president and corporate controller, Hubbard Broadcasting Inc., will co-chair the Media Financial Management Association’s 2021 CFO Summit. Scheduled for March 11-12, this year’s event will be held virtually. Now in its 15th year, MFM’s annual CFO Summit is an […]

MFM To Host Media-Specific Tax Summit In March

Media Financial Management Association’s (MFM’s) Media Tax Summit will be a two-day virtual event. Understanding that the role of the media tax executive is changing, co-chairs Paul Nesterovsky, senior vice president of tax, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Sean Hetzler, senior director of tax, Tegna; and Dan McGuire, partner, state and local tax, KPMG, are preparing an event focused on building today’s best-in-class […]

MFM & BCCA Virtual Media Finance Focus 2020 Keynote to Explore Home Entertainment, Gaming

Media Financial Management Association’s Media Finance Focus will host a conference keynote on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. ET. The two-part session will feature an address by Mark Orne, EVP, Cross Platform Team, Screen Engine/ASI titled, “Entertainment Choice in the Home: Understanding the Impact of Increasingly More Options.” His session will be followed by a fireside chat, “Mass […]

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.

Webinars This Week: Latakoo, TAG, Palo Alto, MFM, Cobalt Digital, Bitmovin

A hefty list of organizations plans live and on-demand webinars, briefings and demos this week. TAG, latakoo, Cobalt Digital, Palo Alto Networks and the Media Financial Management Association are on the list. There’s also continuously updated coverage of new product announcements and, starting this week, press conferences, here and for TVNewsCheck’s day-by-day coverage of how broadcasters are coping with stay-at-home orders while covering the pandemic, visit here. 

MFM Cancels New York Localism Event

It had been slated for this Thursday, March 19. Planning for the organization’s 60th annual conference is continuing.

MFM & BCCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Media Waiting For Sports Betting Payoff

A year on from a vital Supreme Court ruling, sports betting is likely to have a wide-ranging impact on the media. When and how much that will be is still anybody’s bet.

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.

Carville To Keynote Media Finance Focus 2019

Prolific political consultant James Carville will speak at MFM and BCCA’s 59th annual conference May 20-22 in New Orleans.

Ignatowski, Benson To Co-Chair Media Outlook ’18

Brian Ignatowski, VP controllership, Disney Financial Services; and Stuart Benson, CFO of Helios & Matheson, will co-chair Media Outlook 2018, a seminar offered by Media Financial Management Association (MFM). The Continuing Professional Education (CPE) event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. at the offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, in […]

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Making Sense Of A New Accounting Standard

The standard for booking revenue is aimed at making it easier for investors to compare companies across industries and eliminate differences with standards used in other countries. The MFM has convened two task forces to address outstanding issues with the standard and invites your participation on them.

MFM Names 2017-18 Officers, Board Members

The Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced the 2017-18 officers and newly elected board members for the association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. Effective July 1, the officers of the MFM-BCCA board of directors are: •      Chair: Robert Damon, president, Damon Strategic Consulting •      President: Mary M. Collins, president-CEO, MFM/BCCA •      Vice Chair/Conference Chair: Cindy Pekrul, SVP-deputy […]

Steve Fisher Named MFM Distinguished CFO

The former Entercom executive was presented the award during the Media Finance Focus conference in Orlando.

MFM Honors Bender With Chairman’s Award

Ralph Bender, the CFO of Manship Media today was honored during the Media Finance Focus conference in Orlando for playing an instrumental role in the association’s efforts to support media financial and credit management professionals.

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Nexstar’s Perry Sook: An Industry Avatar

On Monday, May 22, Perry A. Sook, chairman, president and CEO of Nexstar Media Group Inc., becomes MFM’s latest Avatar Award recipient. He joins the associations’ former Avatar honorees as an exemplar of leadership who demonstrates a commitment to the media community as well as someone who has led his or her company to greater success.

CNN’s Chalian To Keynote MFM Conference

David Chalian oversees political coverage across all CNN platforms as well as providing on-air political analysis. He will speak to the merging of newsgathering efforts to reach audiences in today’s fragmented media environment as well as what the future holds in store for journalism.

 

Sponsor Structure Highlights MFM Seminar

Business names and ownership structures can change overnight, creating significant problems for media companies who sell them services on credit. To assist the industry’s credit and collection professionals in adopting best practices for obtaining customers’ legal information, MFM, the Media Financial Management Association, and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, are offering a […]

Nexstar’s Sook To Receive MFM Avatar Award

The station group’s CEO will receive the organization’s highest honor at Media Finance Focus 2017, which will be held May 22-24 in Orlando.

 

MFM Sets Final Lineup For CFO Summit

The Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced the final lineup of sessions and presenters slated for the 2017  CFO Summit, which will be held later this week in Fort Lauderdale FL. The two-day event will open with a keynote address concerning the 2017 global market outlook provided by Tom Joyce, managing director and capital markets […]

MFM Webinar Targets Macro Trends In Local Adv.

Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, will discuss macro trends that will be affecting local advertisers’ 2017 media buying decisions during a distance learning seminar offered by MFM, the Media Financial Management Association and its BCCA subsidiary, which serves as the media industry’s credit association. Scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, […]

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 […]

Gary Hoipkemier Receives MFM’s Chairman’s Award

Gary Hoipkemier, SVP, CFO, treasurer and secretary of Schurz Communications until his recent retirement, on Monday received the Media Financial Management Association’s (MFM) Chairman’s Award. Presented in honor of Edward Deichman, a former chairman of MFM’s board of directors and a finance executive at Media General, the Chairman’s Award pays tribute to MFM members who […]

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What Fuels Our Industry’s Rising Stars?

MFM-BCCA makes its annual selection of People to Watch and shares examples of the leadership characteristics and organizational roles that helped them to stand out from the pack.

MFM Sets 2015-16 Officers, Board Members

The Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced the 2015-16 officers and newly elected board members for the association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. The first meeting for the 2015-2016 MFM-BCCA board will be held Aug. 27 in New York.    Elected officers for the 2015-2016 MFM-BCCA board of directors are: Chair: […]

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Blazing The Trail Toward TV’s New Frontier

While some people talk wistfully about the Golden Age of television, I’d like to suggest that TV has the opportunity to create and enjoy its next golden age. But the secret is that maps from the past cannot guide us in the uncharted territory that lies ahead — there be dragons. Succeeding in the digital era will require blazing new trails. The speakers and panels and experts that will be featured at Media Finance Focus 2015 — MFM and BCCA’s 55th annual conference — can help you find your way.

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 […]

MFM-BORRELL STUDY

Local Media Missing Digital Ad Opportunities

Most local TV, radio and newspaper outlets are leaving money on the table by not focusing on digital media when selling advertising to local businesses. That’s one of the finding in a new joint research study conducted by MFM – the Media Financial Management Association and Borrell Associates.

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‘Radiate Success’ Stories From MFM 2014

Two of this year’s top MFM honorees have strong ties to TV broadcasting: Jim Woodward, CFO of Media General, and Dean Rohrbaugh, director of tax at Graham Holdings. Since following their lead is sure to help you regardless of your role or current responsibilities, here is some of the advice they offered at last week’s Media Finance Focus conference.

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Introducing MFM’s People To Watch In 2014

The Media Financial Management Association’s annual “People to Watch,” honors six individuals whose financial leadership will be instrumental in creating change within the media industry this year. Learning more about this year’s honorees will not only provide an opportunity to be inspired by their examples, it will also allow the broader audience of industry professionals to join us in saluting these outstanding individuals whose roles will help to shape the business of media in the coming year and beyond. 

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Extending e-Business Solutions To Ad Sales

Whether managing a retail business or selling advertising, automated solutions address the customer’s need for service that’s fast as well as efficient. The scarcity of time can often lead to a lack of communication and deals can break down as a result. In contrast, electronic proposals save time and increase accuracy, helping the buyer, their client and you.

MFM-BCCA To Host Free EMCAPP Webinar

The session on the benefits of the Electronic Media Credit Application for advertisers, ad agencies and media providers is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

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Sook: Algorithms Can’t Serve Local Markets

Perry Sook, chairman and CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, told attendees at the Media Financial Management Association’s conference in New Orleans today that local media companies’ local nature is their greatest weapon in their battle against the Googles and Yahoos of the world. “Local markets cannot be effectively served by an algorithm,” he says.

Nexstar’s Sook To Keynote MFM Conference

Perry Sook, founder, chairman, president and CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group will deliver a keynote address at Media Finance Focus 2013, the 53rd annual conference of the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary. Themed “Unmasking Secrets to Success,” Media Finance Focus 2013 will be held at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans […]

MFM Webinar To Focus On Disaster Planning

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) will offer a distance learning webinar on planning for — and recovering from — natural and other disasters that disrupt business operations and threaten profitability.  Scheduled for Thursday, April 25, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET, the CPE-accredited (Continuing Professional Education) webinar will be led by Greg Bartels CEO of […]

MFM Adds Dick Wiley To CFO Summit Slate

MFM, the Media Financial Management Association, announced today that former FCC Chairman Richard E. Wiley, managing partner of Wiley Rein LLP, , will provide an “FCC Update” at the Association’s 2013 CFO Summit, which will be held Feb. 21-22  at The Atlantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wiley, a former FCC chairman, commissioner and general […]

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Five Media Execs Worth Watching In 2013

Included in this year’s group of People to Watch chosen annually by the Media Financial Management Association are three from TV: Nexstar’s Tim Busch, NBC Owned Stations’ Christine Dorfler and Fox Sports’ John Charlton.

MFM Seminar To Provide Accounting Update

A Distance Learning Seminar organized by Media Financial Management Association (MFM) will provide an accounting update for media companies. Scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. ET, the CPE (continuing professional education) tele-seminar will include presentations by Brian Pendley, a partner in the assurance services unit of the Ernst & Young, and […]