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New York Localism - Political Advertising Inside the Beltway
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 7:45am - 10:00am (Breakfast included)
Location: Bonten Media Group Offices
Empire State Building, New York City

Fee: Free
CPE: 1
Daniel Huey is Senior Advisor at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). Over the last five election cycles Daniel's managed the placement of hundreds of millions of dollars of political advertising on broadcast television, radio, cable, print, and digital. He's agreed to share the insights he's gained along the way.
Space is limited. For more information, contact membership coordinator Amy Schutz (
Amy.Schutz@mediafinance.org or 847.716.7000).


Steve McIntosh Scholarship 2016...Deadline February 15th!
Steve McIntosh was vice president & general manager of Belo Advertising’s Customer Services unit until his sudden and unexpected death in April of 2011.  An active member of both MFM and BCCA and a forward-thinking member of the media industry, The Financial Manager editorial board selected him as a person to watch in 2011.  To honor Steve’s many contributions to the industry and to help inspire other rising stars, the MFM Board created the Steve McIntosh Memorial Scholarship to Media Finance Focus 2016, our annual conference. [details and application]


Register Now for This Intensive, CFO-Specific Program in February, 2016


There’s a unique event at the end of February exclusively for media industry CFOs and top financial executives … the MFM CFO SUMMIT. Sponsored by MFM, this annual meeting features a select group of media CFOs and industry experts who connect and strategize on relevant topics facing industry CFOs every day: credit markets, digital media opportunities, programmatic advertising, management skills development, labor issues in the modern workplace, podcasting and other over-the-top solutions, and many more! This is an intensive, high-level program in which you’ll gain insights to stay ahead of upcoming business challenges and leverage your knowledge for greater success. Many of your counterparts will be there, so sign up today and join them! Register before January 31st and save $500!






CFO Summit
February 25-26, 2016
W Ft. Lauderdale Hotel
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Media Finance Focus 2016
"An Avalanche of Knowledge, Networking & New Ideas"
May 23-25, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver, CO








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.


By Mary M. Collins
MFM/BCCA President & CEO


January 22, 2016


MFM-BCCA would like to introduce you to our “People to Watch” in 2016. We hope their stories will help inspire you to become a person to watch within your own organization this year.


Our leaders, whose actions are changing both their companies and the way the media industry will do business in the future, were chosen from among a number of deserving nominations by the editorial board of TFM – The Financial Manager magazine. I’d like to share a few examples of the leadership characteristics and organizational roles that helped them to stand out from the pack. You can also gain deeper insights from their full profiles that are available in the digital copy of the January-February 2016 issue of TFM currently available on our website. [full article]



Six Tips For Becoming a Better Leader


MFM selected Gannett’s Alison Engel to receive its Distinguished CFO Award. In her acceptance speech, she shared her “rules of the road” for becoming a better leader. I believe they apply to any management position, whether it’s at a TV station or corporate office.


By Mary M. Collins
MFM/BCCA President & CEO
January 8, 2016


Even though I’ve been known to skip making New Year’s resolutions, I’m always looking for ways to be better at what I do, particularly in improving my leadership skills. It’s one of the toughest parts of any job. In fact, one of my bosses once remarked that being in management is “great, except for the people.”


I’ve been fortunate to know some great leaders; leaders who are highly regarded by peers and subordinates alike. Alison “Ali” Engel, CFO of Gannett Co., is among the best. [full article]










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