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In Media, Less Down Is Still The New Up

Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned media executive who's lived through the heyday of print or you’re a relative newcomer whose focus has been primarily on digital, in one form or another, one fact should be clear: Google and Facebook, arguably, have captured an enormous portion of digital ad revenue, leaving a relatively small percentage of the remaining available ad spend for a vast ecosystem of media organizations to fight over. Fierce battles have played out at both the national and local levels where ad sales executives have found it increasingly challenging to meet their quotas. To make matters worse, the 2020 pandemic brought with it a significant disruption to the ad sales industry. And while “less down is the new up” was a concept we heard many companies using to describe even the pre-2020 pandemic market, “surviving the times and waiting to see the long-term, industry-wide impacts” has been the more recent point of...
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Consulting in Media: Our Journey

Over a decade ago, we witnessed a surge in digital media early adopters, especially publisher networks, who wanted to leverage Salesforce to manage both sides of their business–the traditional ad sales side focused on insertion orders and the publisher network side whose mission was to build revenue-share relationships. Given the generally tech savvy user base in digital media, we were able invest a majority of our energy on creating sound architecture and UX, knowing that adoption would not be an uphill battle. For that reason, Salesforce for digital networks was a great place for us to start before taking on the more complex nature of traditional print publishers.
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V2 Spotlight: Liana Taveras

Ryan Prescott
January 21, 2021

At V2 we are extremely proud of the talented people we get to call teammates.Meet Liana Taveras, she is a Sales Coordinator at V2 located in Santiago. I sat down with Liana to ask her a few questions, please enjoy.Walk us through your journey to V2.I'm an Industrial Engineer and have an Associate's Degree in Entrepreneurship. These two areas combined help me see everything systematically, but also oriented to Sales and Marketing. I started working at V2 as a Business Analyst and thanks to the project that I was assigned to I was able to start learning more about the Salesforce ecosystem. While in between projects, I was given the chance to support the sales organization and was lucky enough to move full time into the role of a Sales Coordinator.How would you describe the culture at V2?The culture at V2 is everything I've ever dreamed of. I consider the team a family. The type of work that we do requires us to be very meticulous and...
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Where To Start Your Ad Sales Digital Transformation

Jill Dignan
January 20, 2021

The media advertising industry is undoubtedly fiercely competitive. Many media companies struggle to find a competitive edge let alone realize the traditional business school notion of a sustained competitive advantage. And while chief digital officers, publishers, and others are focused on ensuring a media organization’s products and services are compelling in the marketplace, high-level operations executives obsess 24/7 over a different key question: “How can our ad sales process run more efficiently and effectively in order to make a measurable impact on revenue?” Our perspective is that world-class media operations executives must lead business transformation looking at four key areas across the business: data, people, process, and technology platforms.Taking a holistic approach, media executives can solve both small-scale and large-scale challenges—such as assessing how to streamline the prospect-to-cash flow in order to reduce...
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