As the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) concluded its 2023 Annual Conference today, the association announced that Lori Locke, executive vice president and chief accounting officer of Warner Bros. Discovery, was elected to serve as the association’s chair of the board for 2023-24. Other officers elected by the MFM board of directors include Vice Chair Marie Tedesco, CFO of Beasley Broadcast […]
Highlights include speakers and panelists presenting the latest information on accounting, taxes, internal audit, technology, newspaper, out-of-home, outdoor, television, radio, networks, programming and streaming, digital, games, print, and credit and collection issues. It will also offer formal and informal networking activities to foster idea sharing and will host an exhibit hall featuring the latest in products and services for addressing the industry’s financial management and credit and collections requirements.
Jack Myers, founder of MediaVillage Knowledge Exchange, and Joseph J. Annotti, president-CEO of MFM (Media Financial Management Association), the not-for-profit professional association dedicated to the needs of business and finance executives in the media industry, today announced a new partnership. Launching Oct. 1, MFMInSites.com will join more than 100 member organizations that have dedicated sites on MediaVillage, the communications platform where the marketing, media, […]
Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced its 2022-23 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: David Bestler, EVP/CFO, Hubbard Radio, Chairman Lori Locke, EVP/Chief Accounting Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery, Vice Chair and […]
Can Sports Betting Continue On Its Pandemic-Fueled Roll?
TV and radio stations had to contend with large losses during the pandemic, between the absence of political revenue and the nearly non-existent live sports and automobile categories. Then, sports betting came along, offering salvation for many broadcasters. But will state-by-state regulations and other issues hamper its promise of replenishing local broadcasters’ coffers lost during the pandemic?
The Media Financial Management Association’s popular annual gathering is set for March 3-4 at the Grand Pelican Resort in Ft. Lauderdale.
What Happens Next For Tegna?
The veteran trade association executive succeeds Mary Collins in leading the Media Financial Management Association and its BCCA subsidiary beginning in February.
Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced its 2021-22 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: Melissa Mitchell, corporate controller, Bonneville International, immediate past chair David Bochenek, SVP-CAO, Sinclair Broadcast Group, chairman David Bestler, […]
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.
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In lieu of the 60th annual confab, the groups will offer 40 sessions over 10 weeks beginning June 15.
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.
It had been slated for this Thursday, March 19. Planning for the organization’s 60th annual conference is continuing.
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.
Awards will be presented in three categories on May 21 — The MFM Rainmaker Award, The MFM Working Capital Award and the BCCA Contributor Award.
Prolific political consultant James Carville will speak at MFM and BCCA’s 59th annual conference May 20-22 in New Orleans.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The former Entercom executive was presented the award during the Media Finance Focus conference in Orlando.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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, 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 […]
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.
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: […]
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.
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 […]
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.
‘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.
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.