In a bid to fill its post-baseball programming void, the Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network is partnering with the Chicago Bears on a half-hour program, “Bear Essentials,” that will be followed each week by a days-old, two-hour edit of the football team’s previous game.
The two schedule additions will debut Wednesday on Marquee, the TV platform launched as primary home of Cubs baseball earlier this year by the team and Sinclair Broadcast Group.
“Bear Essentials” is slated for 7 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. by the abridged version of the Bears’ 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers from six nights earlier with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call.
Typically, Marquee said, the Bears shows will run on Tuesday evenings.
“Bear Essentials” will be hosted by Marquee studio fixture Cole Wright, an ESPN and NFL Network alumnus. Wright will be joined by team personnel and analysts reviewing at the previous game and looking ahead to the next one.
“We’re excited to bring Bears fans more access to the news and information they crave,” Scott Hagel, the Bears’ senior vice president of marketing and communications, said in the announcement.
The Bears were tenants at Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, from 1921-70 after leaving downstate Decatur and before moving to Soldier Field.
“Given our long and storied history together and the special relationship between the McCaskey and Ricketts families, a reunion of Cubs and Bears programming on Marquee feels incredibly natural,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney in a statement referring to the families that control the two franchises.
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a time of uncertainty like Covid, millions of people struggle with the ongoing trials of financial hardships. ConsumerTrack, a leading Los Angeles-based digital media and marketing company, has seen growing demand from millions of visitors to its personal finance websites, including GOBankingRates.com.
Americans seek knowledge and guidance on managing their savings, investing at the optimal time, and keeping their retirement plans on track. To help answer these critical questions and guide people in the right direction, ConsumerTrack is excited to announce the launch of GOFinancialAdvice.com. This new ConsumerTrack website will help match consumers with industry-leading financial experts, based on their individual goals and needs. With many of ConsumerTrack’s top financial banks and brands on board, GOFinancialAdvice will offer an impressive roster to inform each individual’s unique situation with the best financial guidance.
How It Works
- After completing a short form, users are matched with a trusted advisor.
- GOFinancialAdvice notifies the user of the specific financial institution/brand with which they are matched.
- The advisor will initiate a call to learn more about the user’s investment goals and provide an opportunity to sign up for various financial advisory services.
GOFinancialAdvice is creating unique content and tools for consumers to educate themselves and understand their options based on their individual financial goals.
“With GOFinancialAdvice, we have an ambitious goal of helping 1,000,000 people find the right financial guidance and goals that match their needs,” said Jeff Bartlett, President and Co-Founder of ConsumerTrack. Since there is so much unknown in our current world, ConsumerTrack hopes to alleviate the burdens of an uncertain financial future with the launch of GOFinancialAdvice.
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NBCUniversal ad boss Linda Yaccarino is taking on a larger role within the media conglomerate as global chairman of advertising and partnerships, the company announced on Monday.
The promotion, effective immediately, positions Yaccarino, who has been spearheading an initiative to create a single ad-buying system that spans TV and digital, to unite more parts of NBCU’s ad business.
Yaccarino previously was chairman of advertising and partnerships, managing the media company’s portfolio of linear networks like NBC, digital platforms like Peacock, distribution partnerships, and client relationships.
In her new role, she adds to her purview NBCU’s local ads, company-wide marketing strategies, and a new data-strategy team that she’s charged with building. She continues to report to CEO Jeff Shell.
As part of the change:
- Local ads will be added to One Platform, NBCU’s all-in-one ad-buying system, which Yaccarino leads. The team that sells ads across NBCU’s local-TV stations and regional-sports networks, run by local-sales revenue chief Frank Comerford, will report into Yaccarino.
- Yaccarino will oversee NBCU’s strategic initiatives, led by SVP Kathy Kelly-Brown. That includes NBCU’s Symphony marketing campaigns that rally the company around moments, like Peacock’s debut or the Olympic Games. Under Yaccarino’s oversight, the team will start talks with major advertisers about opening up Symphony, similar to the way it works with a “council” of Peacock sponsors to test ad formats for the streaming service.
- Yaccarino is building a data-strategy unit charged with bringing together research from across the organization to grow the company’s revenue. The team, which will be led by a data chief who has not yet been named, will work on creating unified anonymous identifies for NBCU audiences, using data to scale NBCU’s new shoppable ads, and using research to inform that ad experience, like reimagining what ads look like in movies on Peacock versus TV
This week, Spotify is rolling out the ability to find songs by searching for their lyrics. It’s a feature that’s been a long time coming and it will undoubtedly become second-nature for users in no time at all.
Spotify designer Lin Wang first shared the news in a tweet on Monday. The new search function is available on iOS or Android and our initial tests show that it works as advertised. We tried a few examples of English, Spanish, and Hindi lyrics and found the correct song with just a few words. That probably won’t prove to be the case for more obscure songs, but rest assured that Smash Mouth’s All Star is readily searchable.
It’s unclear which service is providing the lyrics transcription for Spotify’s search and the company didn’t say when it responded to our request for comment. Back in July, Spotify partnered with Musixmatch to provide real-time lyrics for a karaoke-style approach. So that partnership may have expanded in the meantime. The streaming music giant has also worked with Genius for a long time.
Lyric search has been available in Apple Music for a couple of years, but few people subscribe to multiple music services. Those in the Spotify ecosystem will no longer need to go back and forth between Google and the app until they hit on the right song.
Spotify is also expanding its software offerings with the just-announced Soundtrap Capture app. The app functions as a real-time audio collaboration tool and is primarily intended for musicians to work together on new tracks.
Capture is very similar to the voice memo app that comes with iOS. You see a big record button and a waveform of your recorded audio. But
The new module makes BuyerQuest a one-stop-shop for corporate procurement
The BuyerQuest Pay module, as part of the Procure-to-Pay suite, offers users a seamless payment experience.
BuyerQuest Pay provides users the flexibility to develop payment agreements, process highly secure payments efficiently, and manage cash flow on their own terms.
CLEVELAND, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BuyerQuest, a recognized leader in enterprise Procure-to-Pay software, announces the launch of the BuyerQuest Pay module, a fully integrated payment processing system in the Procure-to-Pay suite.
The BuyerQuest Pay module, as part of the broader Procure-to-Pay suite, maintains the same industry-leading intuitive user experience that customers have come to expect from BuyerQuest. The straightforward but powerful payment tool is compatible with any ERP or workflow, offering users deep insights into direct and indirect spend transparency and advanced intelligence capabilities.
With the addition of Pay, BuyerQuest users benefit from a fully automated AP experience, from the selection of goods and purchasing compliance through payment processing, all in one modern, user-friendly platform.
“The lion’s share of the automation associated with Procure-to-Pay falls within the Procure-to-Invoice processes. That said, digitizing the ‘Pay’ component of Procure-to-Pay is critical to unlocking material financial value,” says Jack Mulloy, CEO of BuyerQuest. “Through BuyerQuest Pay, our customers digitize the payment process and provide impactful financial flexibility to their supply bases.”
BuyerQuest Pay enables accounts payable monetization for mid-sized to enterprise businesses. Buyers have the ability to negotiate discounts or longer payment terms with suppliers for purchases; providing businesses with improved cash flow. BuyerQuest Pay offers highly secure and efficient payment options including Automated Clearinghouse funds transfer (ACH), foreign exchange, virtual credit cards, and ghost cards.