• • View and Pay Invoices
    • View, Pre-Pay and Assign
       Materials to Open Orders
    • View and E-Sign Proposals
    • Book new Ads Directly Online
    Offer your clients 24/7 online self-service
    Élan Engage™ gives your advertisers access to your sales, billing and production systems
    anytime from anywhere

Connect with your Advertisers Anytime, Anywhere

Élan™ Engage is a new, online advertiser self-service portal available to any media company running the Élan platform.

View, Pay and Reprint Invoices

With the Engage portal you can provide your clients with direct access to their open and recently paid invoices. They can easily select and pay open invoices, even submit partial payments [if you allow that kind of thing] and attach notes.

View, Approve and E-Sign Proposals

Proposals created in Élan can be emailed directly to your clients and published to the Engage portal. When accessed from the portal, your clients will be able to review, submit comments and electronically sign / approve your proposals.

View & Manage Upcoming Orders

All upcoming and recent orders are available for review. You clients can even submit notes on a specific order and indicate which materials to run with an order. They can even submit pre-payments on orders that have not yet been invoiced.

Sell [More] Ad Space

Engage allows you to setup and sell ad space to targeted groups of customers or your entire client-based, online. You can set discounts, even require pre-payment with orders. If you have last-minute remnant space - this is a great way to offer it at discount to your best clients.

Agency Support

Do you deal with large ad agencies? Engage allows them to login and do all the same things and view all the same data an advertiser can view, for each of their accounts. They can even see things like orders and invoices all together or separated by advertiser.

Message Center

Élan Engage allows your clients to easily submit notes, instructions, questions and explanations directly from the portal. This works with Payments, Pre-Payments, Invoices, Orders and even Proposals. Each message is routed to the right place person(s) within your business and recorded.

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The User Experience

Élan Engage is a cloud-based portal that will work on any internet connected device with a browser. It leverages the latest technologies like HTML5 and CSS3 to deliver a powerful, yet simple to use interface.

Work from Anywhere

Work from anywhere with an internet connection. Élan is a cloud-based system that is available anywhere you are.

Access from Any Device

If your device is connected to the internet and can./ run an HTML5-compliant browser - you are open for business!


Take full advantage of modern, touch-enabled devices like tablets, smart-phones, touch-enabled PCs and Laptops.

Responsive Design

Élan Engage is built to look and work great on any screen size, from smart phone to tablet to desktop computer.

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About Us

The Media Services Group is an amalgam of companies – some new, some older. One of them dates back to 1972 when Nixon was still president and Pong was the video game rage.

We provide cloud-based software to media companies. Our customers publish books, websites, magazines and newsletters. Many of them put on events, conferences and trade shows.

We are a tech driven company. In fact, our CEO and our President are the primary system architects. We spend a ridiculous amount on development and love [nearly] every moment of it. We do have a small sales and marketing team, but rely mostly on word of mouth to earn new business.

We also employ a diverse [some might say eclectic] bunch of media experts to help you get the most out of our software.

Our software is used by hundreds of companies and thousands of professionals around the world. We have offices in the U.S.A. and in the United Kingdom.

Meet [some of] the team

Jeff Shine


Once known as a tech whiz kid but now too old for that title. Thinks he's hip but we know he watches Downton Abbey.
Dan Pellegrini

Ad Systems

A tech visionary that loves to create cool new stuff. Spends his evenings reading blogs on design and user experience.
Tom Jensen

Book Systems

A one-time CIO at Penton Publishing, Tom left to create his own e-commerce company. We liked it enough to buy it.
Pamela Morales

VP of Operations
Ad Systems

Small in stature but big on organization and process. We hear she arranges her groceries by size and color in her refrigerator.
Benjamin Thomas

VP of Operations
Book Systems

An accomplished hoarder in both the physical and digital realms, Benjamin’s minor super power is being able to find the things he is looking for. Except his DVD of Sunset Boulevard, that thing has been missing for years.
Chris Wolf

Product Manager
Élan Accounting
and Royalties

Loves to read and relax on a beach so not sure why she still lives in the Midwest. After years of commanding that her family treat her like a queen, she now heads up our Accounting and Royalties offerings
Wayne Burrows

Rock Star

Actually makes a system implementation interesting and entertaining. Probably should have been an actor.
Ron Motley


Ron makes our Cloud system work. He enjoys drawing complex diagrams and uses lots of TLA's [Three letter Acronyms].
Hugh Grantley

V.P of Operations

The publishing veteran who manages our UK operation. He is a little too obsessed with Arsenal Football Club.

Andrew Scott

VP of Sales

Worth speaking to just to hear his broadcast-quality voice. With at least a couple of decades in the media business, he is often interesting as well.

Allen Marks
Product Guru
Once a BPA Auditor, but he is much nicer now. Allen really knows a lot about circulation management.

Ted Thomason

Marketing Boss

Perennial winner of our Miss Congeniality award, Ted is typically the first person you will chat with when you contact us. He is the heart and soul of our client and prospect outreach.
Raymond Phelan

Product Manager
Ad Systems

Ray has overseen dozens of implementations and lived to tell the tale. Speaks softly but carries great knowledge.

Jeff's Dog

Jeff's dog. Doesn't do much but we thought it was a cute photo.

Our Locations

We have offices throughout North America, an office in London, England
and satelite employees [seemingly] everywhere in between.
Here is a short list of our brick & mortar locations.

Scottsdale, AZ

14614 N. Kierland Blvd, S-270
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: +1 (602) 674-5800
Fax: +1 (602) 674-5874

Santa Monica, CA

1223 Wilshire Blvd. #596
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400
Tel: +1 (310) 481-0052
Fax: +1 (310) 481-9997

London, England

4th Floor, 1 - 3 Mortimer Street
London, W1T 3JA
Tel: +44 (0) 207-436-0070
Fax: +44 (0) 207-580-5706

Bridgeport, CT

1000 LaFayette Blvd. FL11
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: +1 (203) 683-6030

Houston, TX

5625 FM 1960 Road West
Suite 503
Houston, TX 77069

What our customers are saying

Élan gives us a 360° view of the business. It integrates all the departments together and allows sales teams visibility into billing and accounting and vice versa.

Steve Galperin
VP of Finance & Operations
North Coast Media

We have had great success with the Multi-Media billing system. Our people feel this platform is terrific - providing huge productivity gains for entering contracts that are complex cross channel buys.

Ned Borowsky

We use the CRM module to streamline the entire sales process from opportunities and quotes all the way through to billing and accounts receivable. All of the data is in one place which makes it so easy to pull customer sales data reports and to build marketing lists.

Amanda Enderle
Director of System Administration
F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company

We use the Élan software across our business. The benefits of a fully integrated system with flexible reporting cannot be underestimated.

Stuart Edmundson
Redactive Media Group
Dennis Kelly
Cheif Financial Officer
Morris Media Network

We began working with Media Services Group in late 2004 with the intention of standardizing some visitor publications on a common accounting and financial system. Our initial goal was to migrate several recent acquisitions onto the same accounting platform to give our publishers across the country a consistent and comparative view of their publications' performance relative to their peers using various metrics we built into the reports available in Élan.

Since 2004 our business has grown exponentially, creating a critical need for a more integrated media solution. So what first began as a billing, accounts receivable and accounting platform for a few titles has evolved into an end-to-end publishing solution that begins with a robust cloud-based Customer Relationship Management database allowing our sales professionals in the field to create proposals for multi-platform media campaigns that can easily be converted into insertion orders with the push of a button.

From New York, Boston and Chicago, to San Francisco, Seattle and Las Vegas, to Hawaii and London and now finally to Australia, our sales reps and publishers have a single view of their customers. And our customers can now request e-bills, e-tear-sheets, cloud based customer self-service and various automated payment solutions. Our relationship with Media Services group has allowed us to implement this best-of-class solution for all Morris magazines in the travel, equine, sporting and lifestyle verticals.

Thanks Jeff, Wayne and all your staff, for what we have been able to accomplish together over the past decade. It’s been a very cool ride!

Continued best wishes for the future.