7 Rules for Superior Video Yield

Posted by Ehud Trainin, PhD on Aug 6, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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The data is in: time spent with video each day is flattening—which means overall consumption is flattening as well. Tighter numbers mean now is the time to pay special attention to yield, making the most of revenue per spot. Since every media company is unique—with its own programming, ad inventory, and data—the business logic that predicts and determines the right pricing must be unique as well.

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Topics: Yield Optimization, Media, Video Yield

Building the TV Rate Card of the Future: Part 2

Posted by Ashley Swartz on Jul 30, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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Change your sales processes (i.e., don’t hamper your rate card changes before you’ve begun)!

Last week, we talked in detail about building a TV rate card of the future, built on data-driven decision-making to result in more optimal pricing. But, as we advised, making improvements to your pricing logic will mean nothing if you don’t hold people to the integrity of your rate card.

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Topics: Yield Optimization, TV Advertising, Rate Cards

Building the TV Rate Card of the Future: Part 1

Posted by Ashley Swartz on Jul 23, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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There are two levers you can pull to affect TV media yield: price and inventory allocation. Here, we’re going to focus on price. When working with clients who sell linear television on a spot basis, the most significant form of revenue leakage that we see is due to price variability—which itself is a symptom of pricing inefficiency. In other words, fixing your pricing optimization is the most meaningful, fastest way to make a significant impact to yield. And yes, if we’re talking about pricing efficiency, we’re going to be talking about TV rate cards.

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Topics: Yield Optimization, TV Advertising, Rate Cards

The Unduplicated Reach Curve: Urban Myth or Reality?

Posted by John White on Jul 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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As addressable TV comes within reach, you might wonder, “Now, can I know, with certainty, who is seeing my ads on television?” More importantly, “If I know who is seeing my ads on TV, can I understand and manage who sees what ads, on what devices and when with confidence?”

The answer: Maybe.

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Topics: TV Advertising, addressable TV, Unduplicated Reach Curve, Identity Graphs

Cut Through Complexity with Data-Driven Solutions

Posted by Trish Lemley on Jul 2, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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TV ad sales is a high-volume, fast-paced business with many clients to please, KPIs to track and deliver against and sales budgets to hit. As a result, TV sellers are pressured to come up with creative plans to reach their clients’ goals at the right price, all while leveraging their inventory. Too often, they are forced to rely on what they know advertisers will respond to, rather than exploring their entire house of wares. This is mainly due to the inability of systems to deliver quick and accurate information.

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Topics: TV Advertising, TV Sellers, Inventory Management, Data-Driven

Addressable TV Opens More Doors Than You Might Think

Posted by John White on Jun 25, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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For those of us who’ve lived in “TV-land” for most of our careers, the word “measurement” can bring up feelings of frustration, confusion and even longing. We are tantalizingly close to knowing exactly who we’re targeting, though taking full advantage of addressable TV still feels elusive.

The promise of addressable TV reads a lot like the promise of digital: the ability to reach known people with the right creative, surrounded by the right content. In previous blog posts, I’ve outlined what we can learn from digital. Here, I’d like to do a deeper dive into what the ability to target and measure can truly unlock:

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Topics: TV Landscape, Media, addressable TV

4 Ways That TV and Digital Can Learn From Each Other

Posted by Ashley Swartz on Jun 18, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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At Furious, we eat, sleep and breathe arming TV sellers with the tools they need to incorporate the lessons of digital and ultimately to keep TV ascendant in this next era of media. We see it as a matter of adaptation, of retooling the organization, the business, the stakeholders, and the sellers in the trenches with a new set of tools with which to fight what is essentially a new battle.

Throughout the next month, we’ll be releasing content to give TV sellers tools they need to stay on top. Look for learnings on addressable TV (i.e., thinking beyond CPP), our thoughts on the unduplicated reach curve (spoiler alert: it’s a myth!), and our take on the rate card of the future.

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Topics: Digital, TV Landscape, TV vs. Digital

Video: TV is Racing F1 With a Datsun

Posted by Ashley Swartz on Jun 4, 2019 1:00:00 PM

For local television, the 2018 election cycle was tantamount to an early Christmas present. And although 2020 promises to be even better sales-wise, TV providers have to speed up their efforts to roll out targeted, impression-based advertising without cannibalizing their “core bread and butter traditional linear inventory,” says Furious Corp. CEO Ashley J. Swartz.

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Topics: Revenue Optimization, Local Television, Inventory Management

TV’s Renaissance: Thank You Digital

Posted by Ashley Swartz on May 28, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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One of my favorite hip hop artists, LL Cool J, describes TV advertising today the way that I see it at a moment in time, better than anyone:

“Don’t call it a comeback. I’ve been here for years.”

I have considered framing my argument in a variety of ways. I could trash digital and discuss fraud, fake news, a lack of trust, etc. Or, I could simply use the size and inertia of TV and the stellar Q3 2018 Political revenue (which not only threw TV a bone but changed the power dynamic of our country). I could speak about upper funnel versus lower funnel, the power of reach for a brand marketer only attainable in TV, etc.

All of these would make for a potentially interesting blog post but would ultimately not be the whole story.

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Topics: Digital, Television Advertising

Video: Legacy TV Sales Systems Need Immediate Progress, Not Disruption

Posted by John White on May 21, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Replacing legacy systems that were built to power linear television advertising sales isn’t the answer to cope with today’s increasingly complicated selling landscape. It’s complementing those systems with an enterprise offering that frees up manpower, according to Furious Corp. Chief Product Officer JT White.

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Topics: Yield Optimization, TV Sellers, TV Landscape