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Neil Schaffer

Recent Posts

How Networks Should Adapt If the Upfronts Have a Reduced Role

Posted by Neil Schaffer on Nov 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM

When you consider the various ways that COVID has disrupted the TV advertising business this year, the Upfronts are where the effects may be the most enduring. Will media buyers be wooed again with live performances by A-list celebrities? Probably. But now that networks, media agencies and brands have been forced to carry on without them, the more interesting question is whether the Upfronts will continue to play such a dominant role in TV ad sales. (Consider that they accounted for 73% of network ad buys during the 2018-2019 TV season.)

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Topics: TV Advertising Sales

5 Ways Data Science Can Drive Higher Earnings Per Share (EPS)

Posted by Neil Schaffer on Sep 24, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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In today’s media organizations, core business decisions are often made using Excel as the habitual tool of choice, overlooking the power of modern data science to improve outcomes. Big data can help you and your team forecast inventory more accurately to reduce makegoods, create data-backed rate cards that maximize value for each placement, and unearth insights from new, proactive reporting.

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Topics: Advertising Pricing & Planning, Advertising Yield Optimization

Harness Your Data to Stem Revenue Leakage and Cost Inefficiency

Posted by Neil Schaffer on Sep 17, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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Our recent white paper, “Spinning Data Into Gold with Data Science” lays out how media sales organizations, including broadcasters, operators and cable networks , can turn their data into useful and actionable insights, resulting in higher earnings per share (EPS). Companies that aren’t effectively harnessing their data risk lower performance through missed revenue opportunities and inflated costs.

Here are a few examples of areas that might be leading to “revenue leakage” and cost inefficiency. Gaps that may be closed by effective use of current data management techniques and data science.

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Topics: Advertising Pricing & Planning

How Data Science Improves Earnings per Share for Media Sellers

Posted by Neil Schaffer on Sep 10, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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Now that summer has come to an end, it's time to revisit our goals for 2019. To help you attack the rest of the year, and set your media sales organization up for success in 2020, we are pleased to announce the release of our new white paper, “Spinning Data Into Gold: How Data Science Improves Earnings per Share for Media Sellers.”

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Topics: TV Advertising Sales