Marquee Sports Network adds Chicago Bears content to fill its post-baseball programming void

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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ConsumerTrack Adds New Financial Website to Roster with Launch of GOFinancialAdvice

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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About ConsumerTrack

Founded in 2004, ConsumerTrack Inc., a privately held company, is a leader in digital content and customer acquisition for companies like Fidelity, TransUnion, Chase and hundreds of additional financial institutions. Since 2004, ConsumerTrack has steadily grown, expanding its expertise across digital media channels. The content and technology produced by

NBCU ad boss adds local ads, Symphony, and new data unit to purview

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

HighRadius Adds New Leader to Accelerate Fintech Adoption for Clients

Former Wolters Kluwer Executive joins HighRadius to help adopt technology to improve operational execution for Order-to-Cash teams

HighRadius, a fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in automating the order-to-cash and treasury management processes, today announced the addition of Jared Lane as Vice President, Digital Transformation. Jared and his team, in collaboration with partners, will accelerate the adoption of HighRadius products to transform finance processes to deliver quantifiable business results.

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Jared brings over 20 years of experience in helping the C-suite at Global 2000 companies modernize their back-office tech stack. Prior to joining HighRadius, Jared was Chief of Staff, Worldwide Sales for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University.

“CFOs are fast-tracking their finance digital transformation initiatives in this uncertain economy,” said Sashi Narahari, President and CEO of HighRadius. “I’m thrilled to have Jared join the team to support our 500+ clients to adopt HighRadius technology to drive operational efficiency and insights.”

“I am excited to join the HighRadius team and help to build on the solid foundation developed over the last decade,” Jared said. “HighRadius is perfectly positioned to help its clients transform their business for better customer experience and thrive in the ever-changing business and market conditions.”

About HighRadius Corporation

HighRadius is a Fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that leverages Artificial Intelligence-based Autonomous Systems to help companies automate Accounts Receivable and Treasury processes. The HighRadius® Integrated Receivables platform reduces cycle times in your order-to-cash process through automation of receivables and payments processes across credit, electronic billing and payment processing, cash application, deductions, and collections. HighRadius® Treasury Management Applications help teams achieve touchless cash management,