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MFM Localism Event
August 18, 2015
Atlanta, GA

BCCA Media Credit Seminar
Thursday, October 8
Offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, NY

Media Finance Focus 2016
May 23-25, 2016
Denver, CO




Changing How We Sell Local Advertising
Media businesses must evolve to meet the needs of their changing marketplace. Most media brands seem to be expanding their sense of self-identity from that of a single medium, a TV station for example, to that of a content-driven communications organization. This evolution allows media companies to provide advertisers with integrated, cross-platform solutions that are both more efficient and more effective in delivering the right audiences to their marketing campaigns.


By Mary Collins
July 10, 2015


“If you keep doing what you keep doing, you keep getting what you keep getting.” Chris Berry, SVP of iHeartMedia’s 24/7 News Source used this aphorism from his grandmother to kick off a keynote discussion about the future of local ad sales during MFM’s annual conference in May. Berry was joined by Cox Media Group’s Neil Johnston and Rob Weisbord from Sinclair. [full article]

Media Finance Focus 2015...recap

Speaker Presentations
As we get copies of presentations, we will post them on the Media Finance Focus website –
www.mediafinancefocus.org. You will find links in the agenda next to the session title; they look like this [

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Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners!

Avatar Award: Don Benson, CEO, Lincoln Financial Media
Distinguished CFO Award:   Alison Engel, VP of Finance, Gannett Co., Inc. (former CFO at A. H. Belo)
Jack Zwaska Lifetime Achievement Award: Deborah Houghton, VP Broadcast & Cable Licensing, SESAC

BCCA Contributor Award: Robert Warner, Director of Credit & Collections, Media General
Peter F. Szabo Career Achievement Award: Bob Rollins, Corp. Credit & Collections Manager, Raycom Media


Rainmaker Award:
David Amy, EVP/COO, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Cheryl Ingram, SVP/Controller/CAO, Turner Broadcasting System
Bruce Lazarus, CEO, Media Audits International
Mark Manahan, SVP & CFO, Univision Television Group, Univision Communications
Working Capital Award:
Glenn Krieg, CFO, Morgan Murphy Media
Shane Turner, Controller Advisory Services Group, Turner Broadcasting System
Sue Tuxill, Corporate Controller, Salem Media Group












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