MFM’s Annual Conference Set For May 22-24

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.

BCCA Holding Media Credit & Collections Virtual Workshop

Free to BCCA and MFM Members, the Jan. 19-20 event will drill down on key issues affecting the industry’s credit and collections professionals.

MFM/BCCA Announces Keynote Speaker, Co-Chairs, Agenda For Media Outlook 2022

“Opportunities Await — Ready … Reinvent Revenue” seminar, free for MFM members, will be held virtually Oct. 19-20.

MFM-BCCA Soliciting Nominations For ‘People to Watch’ 2021

MFM – The Media Financial Management Association is seeking nominations from the media industry at large for its annual People to Watch recognition. Each year MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, select outstanding members of the financial community to feature in a People to Watch special report. It will appear in The Financial Manager magazine, which […]

Webinars This Week: TVNewsCheck, AWS, Black Box, Sinclair, Telos Alliance, MFM

Webinars this week include TVNewsCheck‘s “Data, Performance, Technology: Optimizing Spot TV;” a look at “AI & ML for Media,” from AWS; a webcast on “Building the Modern Control Room” from Black Box; a look at “NextGen Advertising” from Sinclair and One Media; and a webinar from Telos Alliance on the Omnia MPX Node. For a complete list of webinars this week and through summer and fall, including dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

MFM To Host Second March Virtual ‘Lunch And Learn’ On Employment Issues Driven By COVID-19

Media Financial Management Association announces a special March Lunch & Learn, specifically intended for MFM members facing unique employment issues created by COVID-19. Presented by Russell Jones of Littler Mendelson, the webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m. ET. As the news around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change, so do employers’ questions. This webinar will cover the […]

MFM Names New Board Members, Officers

 Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced the 2019-2020 officers and newly elected board members for the association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. The new slate was announced during the MFM/BCCA annual conference in New Orleans.  Incoming directors’ terms run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Effective July 1, the officers for […]

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Collins | MFM Confirms The Future Is Female

The organization has made its annual choices of People to Watch, five women who are paving the way for innovation in media and finance.

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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.

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What Constitutes ‘A Person To Watch’

MFM has choosen its annual “People to Watch” honorees for 2018. They are known for getting out of their office to experience the business first-hand. They also tend to ask good questions and to communicate the right information. For them, it’s not just about getting things done; it’s about getting them right.

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How To Capitalize On Co-Op Ad Opportunities

There are literally hundreds of national brands offering to reimburse for media purchased by the local businesses that sell their products and services. But make no mistake about it, going after co-op advertising dollars can be challenging. Here are some suggestions on how to increase your share of money from the hundreds of national brands offering to reimburse for media purchased by the local businesses that sell their products and services.

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.

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 […]

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.

 

Brent Magid To Speak At MFM CFO Summit

Brent Magid, president-CEO of Frank N. Magid Associates, will discuss the latest research on media usage trends at the 2017 Media Financial Management Association (MFM)  CFO Summit. Scheduled for March 2-3, at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort, MFM’s annual CFO Summit provides media industry finance executives a forum for an in-person exchange of ideas and […]

MFM-BCCA To Review Social Media Promo Rules

With a growing number of brands running online contests and sweepstakes to engage their users and build brand loyalty, MFM, the Media Financial Management Association, is offering a Distance Learning Seminar that will review the rules governing online sweepstakes and contests. Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. ET, “Upload to Enter,” […]

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 […]

Clyburn To Speak At Media Finance Focus ’16

The 56th annual conference for MFM and BCCA will be held May 23-25 in Denver with the theme “An Avalanche of Knowledge, Networking, and New Ideas.”

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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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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.

Don Benson To Receive MFM’s Avatar Award

The CEO of Lincoln Financial Media to receive the Media Financial Management Association’s highest honor at Media Finance Focus 2015, May 18-20 in Phoenix.

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Introducing MFM’s ‘People to Watch’ In 2015

These three noteworthy leaders Deborah Donaldson, Neal Kirsch and Jasmin Dorismond not only deserve our recognition; they also show the way each of us can become a better leader and person to watch in our own right in the coming year.

Amy, Manahan To Co-Chair MFM CFO Summit

Sinclair COO David Amy and Univision CFO Marc Manahan will lead the 2015 media industry finance event scheduled for Feb. 26 – 27 in Fort Lauderdale.

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 […]

Woodward Receives MFM Distinguished CFO Award

James F. Woodward, SVP-finance and chief financial officer of Media General Inc., on Tuesday received the Distinguished CFO Award at the annual conference of the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) in Miami. Woodward, who became Media General’s chief financial officer in 2011, has been responsible for leading the company’s significant financing and M&A initiatives of […]

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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. 

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 […]

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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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Protecting Your Devices from Cyber Criminals

Any company with legal access to personal information needs to remain vigilant about protecting that data from cyber criminals. You should ask just how well your company is safeguarding the employee and customer data that resides behind your firewalls. And the threat has grown with the wide adoption of mobile devices, such as laptops, smart phones and tablets, that offer cyber criminals new points of access to sensitive and private information. This is particularly true when a company allows employees to use their personal mobile devices to conduct business.

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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.”

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 […]

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Feeling Stressed? Rebalance Your Goals

One way to address overcoming some of the stress that we — and the people we manage — are experiencing is by alleviating the overloaded list of goals we have set. Here are some suggestions on how to get your goals in balance without overfilling your capacity.

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 […]

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Tips For A Hostile Client Makeover

Everyone needs to know how to defuse the tension in the heat of the moment when dealing with hostile advertising clients, employees, colleagues or vendors, and then how to move forward to achieve the outcomes you desire. Here are 11 steps toward accomplishing that.

 

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Take The Long View On Local Ad Spending

Through cross-media initiatives such as C7 ratings, mobile DTV and increasing online access to local broadcast content, TV stations are clearly aware and responding to the many rapid shifts in media consumption. That’s with good reason. Anticipating change is the best way to avoid some of the painful lessons in the history of media.

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 […]