What shape is your sales process in? Does it need tweaking? How well do your sales reps follow it? Is it the most effective way to get to a sale? When is the last time you updated the steps or tasks? These are questions expert sales trainer Barrett Riddleberger tackles in this latest column.
Nearly $460 million entered the national TV marketplace in the first half of 2020 from 110 first-time national advertisers across 59 categories. That's the big takeaway from a new report released Tuesday (10/13) by the VAB. We've got more highlights for you.
Are you wasting time and money on sales training that doesn't work? Perhaps this Media Information Bureau installment from expert sales trainer Barrett Riddleberger can help. Here, he offers "10 common problems plus solutions to help you get the most out of your sales training investment."
Against growing competition with e-commerce, direct-to-consumer (DTC) and big tech, CPGs are focusing on data-driven targeting and measurement to combat fragmentation across the TV ecosystem. CPG's unique success during the pandemic pushes this evolution to the forefront, says LiveRamp TV Chief Strategy Officer Jay Prasad.
A new report studies the media landscape in 2020, including the expectations for sales managers and the strategies employed by media sales professionals to assess their impact across five key topics.
Diverse representation matters. That’s been the mantra across the advertising industry and all facets of Corporate America for the last 8 to 10 months. "The challenges and atrocities that we’ve collectively experienced in that timeframe have led to a social awakening," says advertising agency executive Louis Maldonado. Why, then, were the Super Bowl LV spots such a letdown?
Comcast-owned FreeWheel Advisory Service’s latest research report, “The Definitive Guide to Video,” explores the differences between linear and digital TV advertising. Author David Dworin examines the progress the industry has made in bringing these two worlds together, specifically across two dimensions, in this report.
NBCUniversal's U.S. household addressable footprint is set to expand by nearly 40%. To accomplish this, it has agreed to a newly formed advanced advertising pact with one of the nation's top cable TV service providers. Importantly, NBCUniversal says the deal makes its advanced advertising offering one of the largest offered in the market by a TV publisher.
Newly released Nielsen research looks at consumer sentiment regarding the COVID-19 recovery. It examines several consumer sentiment areas and includes insights about activities consumers engage in, including health, schooling, employment, and transportation during the pandemic.
"A year after most of us were forced to work from home, I cringe when I hear from online meeting managers that they still struggle to get participants to turn on their cameras," says noted communications and PR veteran Rosemary Ravinal. "Speaking to a black tile on screen is a morale crusher." These tips could aid in your virtual team building needs.
NBCUniversal, MAGNA, and Identity have teamed together for a new research study released today that explores 'the full spectrum of diversity, and the role that brands play in acknowledging and amplifying cultural identification.'
Advertising intelligence company Standard Media Index (SMI) has brought to the marketplace a "Pricing Intelligence Suite," which includes Digital CPM for streaming video as well as Traditional and Advanced Audience eCPM (effective CPM) for Linear TV.