Okay, I admit it, I stole the headline for this post from an excellent article by Ben Barokas in the AdMeld Partner Forum Executive Outlook booklet. In fact, I’m going to quote his entire paragraph:
For most digital publishers, ‘ad operations’ really means ‘revenue operations’ and that means a lot of data analysis. Data is the key to exceeding the expectations of clients, partners, and shareholders. Data tells ops how much revenue is being generated from specific sales channels, ad agencies, advertisers, site sections, and even users. Data enables them to make smarter decisions, not only on behalf of their own company, but for the benefit of their clients: what to sell, who to sell it to, and under what conditions to maximize value for everyone.
At Yieldex, we couldn’t agree more. Many major publishers use both Yieldex and AdMeld as complementary tools to get the “revenue radar” they need to dramatically increase CPMs and revenue. AdMeld co-sponsored our own 2010 Yield Executive Summit, leading the agency panel. Their 2011 AdMeld Partner Forum was a terrific event, and we appreciated the opportunity to attend.