March 2021 E-News: What's Happening at Matrix

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It's officially Spring but it's not just the weather that's warming up... Matrix is heating up with new companies implementing the Monarch Media Ad Sales Platform, open learning sessions, on-demand candid conversations, events, and more! We are also looking for a new quarterly Sales Superhero, so read on through our March eNews edition and  get your fill of all things Matrix!

In the News

Cox Media Group (CMG) Implements Matrix’s Media Ad Sales Platform Enterprise-Wide

Matrix has announced that Cox Media Group (CMG) has implemented their Monarch Media Ad Sales Platform. This enterprise-wide execution will provide CMG with complete visibility into their aggregated data while also providing extensive CRM capabilities and media intelligence designed to increase revenue opportunities and extend operational efficiencies.

CMG recognized that Monarch’s media-specific proficiency and ability to unify first-and-third party data sets enterprise-wide would enable the organization to better align, forecast, and measure their sales efforts, accurately and holistically. Additionally, Monarch will give CMG complete transparency into historical data, the ability to uncover new, upsell, and cross-sell opportunities, and better organization of daily, weekly, and monthly goal-driven activities and schedules....

Read the full article HERE.

CEO Quarterly Update

Our Q1 2021 CEO Video update features Matrix’s CEO, Mark Gorman, giving you all the great things going on in the world of Matrix! He discusses Matrix’s plans to begin moving forward from the pandemic with a ‘new normal’ strategy of opening up Matrix’s US office, updates on the next Media Ad Sales Summit (planned for Jan. 18-21st, 2022, currently set to be an in-person event in Miami Beach, FL), details on our next Candid Conversation set for April 20th, and insights into the MASC group and some of it’s members who will be joining the Candid Conversation panel in April.

Lastly, Mark covers some of the exciting things that are new at Matrix such as a new partnership with CMG, the new account growth feature added into the Monarch platform, the continuing developments to the national workflow geared towards elevating automated processes, and updates on the development of the Matrix Sales Gateway.

With so much valuable information covered, learn more here and check out the full video below!



Discover More with Monarch

April Open Learning Sessions

Stay current on the latest best practices and workflows to capitalize on within Monarch by joining some (or all!) of the latest group of Open Learning Sessions. These instructor-led training sessions, available to Matrix Monarch users, play a pertinent role in helping users better navigate to and capitalize on the features and functionality of the system, all designed to empower users to sell smarter, faster, and more efficiently! See the list below to register for an upcoming session.

If you're a Premium user, we have you covered too! Check out our available on-demand learning sessions HERE that cover an array of topics from list building and CRM, to reporting, forecasting, and more!


Last Call for Q1 Matrix Sales Superhero Submissions!
Next week, on March 31st, this quarter’s submission window closes- so the time is now to share with us how you have utilized Matrix to gain sales wins for your chance at the title of Q1 Matrix Sales Superhero - and all the perks that come with it! Learn more about what you win as a Matrix Sales Superhero by clicking HERE!
Check out the Matrix Success page for recent winners and inspiration, and click HERE to submit you Matrix Sales Success Story today.

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Quarterly Insights


Media Ad Sales Summit Candid Conversations Series

The Media Ad Sales Summit Candid Conversations Series launched in September 2020 in place of our 2021 in-person Media Ad Sales Summit (postponed to January 2022), to bring you the most up to date, vital, industry topics. If you missed our previous conversations, you can catch them all HERE, or listen to the podcast versions HERE. In the meantime, check out the next Candid Conversation details below:

Automating the Buy/ Sell Manual Transactions and Processes

In this Candid Conversation, industry leaders from the Media Ad Sales Council (MASC) ‘talk shop’ in the terms of automating the buying and selling of advertising across multi-platforms. The conversation will include discussion on the future of makegoods, adopting a standard unit of measure, and technologies’ role in reducing the friction in the supply chain. MASC, an advocacy group composed of leaders from across the media industry and representing different verticals, is focused on advancing the media ad sales ecosystem through automation, convergence, and inclusion.

Moderator Mark Gorman (CEO, Matrix Solutions) will be joined by Missy Evenson (VP of Sales, Local Media, Scripps), Barbara Bekkedahl (President, Weather Group Ad Sales & Client Partnerships, The Weather Channel), Becky Meyer (SVP National Sales, Gray Television) for this anticipated conversation!

CLICK HERE to register!

April CC Register


Local Media Fights Back

In a conversation that challenged the common narrative that local media is losing relevance against Big Tech and put a spotlight on the innovation from the field, our March Candid Conversation was an engaging conversation that you won't want to miss!

Moderator Tim Hanlon (CEO, The Vertere Group) was joined by Catherine Badalmente (VP and CIO, Graham Media Group), Pamela Russo (SVP and GM, Entercom), and Lisa Bishop (Chief Digital Officer, Allen Media Broadcasting) for this engaging conversation!

CLICK HERE to watch this conversation on-demand!

CLICK HERE to listen in on it on the Matrix Means Media Podcast!

Mar CC On Demand


Upcoming Events

April 20th – 21st

An expanded version of the prestigious Nextv Colombia Event, Nextv Series Andean will bring together, in a friendly virtual format, the leading pay TV operators, TV Networks, FTA broadcasters, OTT platforms, content owners, telco’s and ISPs from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. They will meet around a series of strategy panels to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities surrounding the generation, distribution, and commercialization of TV content to audiences that are demanding ever more sophisticated ways to access their favorite live and on-demand programming.

The Matrix team is eagerly awaiting their attendance so make sure to register and meet with them!

Register Here and make sure to chat with the Matrix team!

Andean Event

April 26th - 30th

This 5-day event will bring together over 100 industry leaders who are driving innovation in such areas as advanced advertising, audience measurement and research, attribution, broadcast/local TV, FAST, AVOD, SVOD, interactive programming, social video and beyond, to share unique insider-insights into their work and the strategic thinking that guides it, and to explain and debate their respective visions for television’s future.

Matrix’s CRO, Brenda Hetrick, will be participating in this anticipated event as a speaker on the Cross-Platform Sales in Local Media panel.

Register Here and don’t miss a moment!

TVOT Event

Until next time, Happy Selling!

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