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Consolidation Needs Sales-Credit Teamwork

Advances in technology have played a large role in making it possible for media corporations to consolidate their accounting, traffic and billing and other business processes, a move that can make the difference in whether or not stations will be able to collect the money they are owed. At MFM and BCCA, we have leveraged these same tools to create and expand our member offerings.


By Mary Collins
TVNewsCheck, September 5


Consolidation, centralization, hubbing, call it what you will, it’s become a fact of life in the media business these days. Whether fueled by the potential for increased revenues or decreased expenses, the process calls for a bit of finesse in addition to the planning for the combination of resources.


TV stations and other local media businesses typically employ a local sales force. It’s a common sense way to attract and keep local customers. However, realizing those ad dollars now depends upon the involvement of a credit and collections manager who is more likely to be across the country than down the hall. [READ MORE]



Distance Learning Seminars/Webinars
Tuesday, November 18
Linear to Non-Linear Advertising
Speaker: Eivind Sandstrand, arvato Systems

Thursday, December 11
Television Music Licensing

Thursday, January 22
Cyber Security
Melissa Ventrone, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelmann & Dicker LLP; and Sean Letz, ACE Group

BCCA Media Credit Seminar
Thursday, November 6
McGraw-Hill Building
New York, NY

Media Finance Focus 2015
May 18-20, 2015
The Arizona Grand Resort
Phoenix, AZ

Media Finance Focus 2014
"Radiate Success"
May 19 - 21, 2014
Hilton Miami Downtown
Miami, FL

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Useful Resources for Media Professionals...

Links to Regulations and Advice on Political Advertising

Election Assistance Commission
Federal Communications Commission Political Programming
Federal Communications Commission Electioneering Communications Database
Federal Election Commission
Federal Elections Commission - Special Notices on Political Ads and Solicitations
Statutes and Rules on Candidate Appearances & Advertising

Politics 2014: Local Market TV and the next Political Cycle
TVB Guide to 2014 Political Races & DMAs
2014 Political Advertising Handbook for Radio Sales and Management 
   (by RAB and Erwin Krasnow & John Wells King)
Political Advertising Handbook for the Television Sales Executive 
   (by Erwin Krasnow & John Wells King)
Political Broadcasting (Broadcast Law Blog by David Oxenford)

NAB offers a number of special resources and forms covering political advertising.
Please see the links below to visit the NAB Store.

·         NAB Political Broadcast Catechism, 17th Edition

·         Political Broadcast Forms - PB 18









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