Breaking Down What Truly Drives Yield

Posted by Ehud Trainin, PhD on Aug 13, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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Now that we’ve established that maximizing yield is crucial for video advertising businesses, let’s break down what actually impacts yield—and what solutions exist to help media sellers maximize it. Yield has two levers: price and inventory allocation. Media yield management—and ultimately successful improvement in yield—requires a strong foundation in two key areas: forecasting and optimization.

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Topics: Forecasting, Yield Optimization

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, 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

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

Posted by JT 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: Television Advertising, Linear TV, Yield Optimization

Video: Lack Of Yield Optimization By TV Sellers Carries A Big Cost

Posted by Ashley Swartz on May 7, 2019 1:00:00 PM

This week's Furious video blog is a conversation I had with the Beet.tv team in Miami last year. The video provides a framework for yield optimization for sellers of Linear Televisions and ultimately how the introduction of yield management can help minimize risk and maximize revenue during times of increasing complexity, change and uncertainty. 
 
Although more than a year old, the message remains relevant; connecting system, data and the use of data science to power revenue and inventory management processes will be essential for TV sellers to continue to thrive during the rough waters that lie ahead. 
 
As always, we welcome your thoughts and invite you to the conversation. 

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Topics: Television Advertising, Yield Optimization

Lack of Sales Process Automation is Killing Your Sales Org...

Posted by JT White on Apr 30, 2019 1:00:39 PM

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Let’s face it, folks, linear TV is not getting any easier. More screens, more measurement, more rate types all spell more work for your sales organizations. So with all that MORE, you know what there is less and less of…TIME.

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Topics: Automation, Yield Optimization