Ad Page Losses Mount for BtoB

first_img*Click chart to enlarge Just two of 22 b-to-b media verticals showed ad page increases in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest ABM BIN report.Though the industry averaged an ad page loss of 9.7 percent year-over-year, the Resources, Environment and Utilities segment grew 6.3 percent, while Travel, Business Conventions and Meetings publications had a 2.3 percent increase. The Automotive and Miscellaneous segments took the biggest hits, each losing more than 20 percent of its ad pages. Ad revenue numbers were kinder. The average industry loss hovered at just over 6 percent, with seven verticals posting gains. Total revenue for the quarter topped $1.7 billion.The 9.7-percent average ad page loss is the worst Q1 performance since 2009—then, pages dropped close to 30 percent in the midst of the recession. Losses slowed in each of the following two first quarters before 2012, when b-to-b publications saw a 7.25-percent decrease. Monthly averages have typically ranged between 9 and 12 percent since then.April’s numbers were also released with the Q1 report. Both ad pages (down 9.2 percent) and sales (down 5.5 percent) continued to fall in the month, but at a slower pace than the first three months of the year.Meanwhile, consumer magazines posted a 4.5-percent loss in ad pages in Q2, according to the first half numbers from PIB. The industry appears to be recovering however, reducing losses in each of the last three quarters.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

ReImagined Series Is Back With More Unexpected Covers

first_img Twitter ReImagined Is Back With More Covers reimagined-series-back-more-unexpected-covers NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 17, 2018 – 6:01 pm GRAMMY ReImagined Returns With More Covers ReImagined Series Is Back With More Unexpected Covers News Facebook A new group of artists breathe fresh life into their favorite GRAMMY-winning or GRAMMY-nominated songsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 17, 2018 – 6:05 pm The Recording Academy is coming back with another season of ReImagined, a video series where artists bring a fresh take on classic GRAMMY-winning/nominated songs by their favorite artists – from the Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Rock Song, Best R&B Song and Best Rap Song categories. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 18, 2018 – 2:47 pm Shawn James Covers “I Try”: GRAMMY ReImagined The relaunch of the series features six new unexpected covers to be released monthly, kicking off Tues. Sept. 17 with Shawn James. The blues/folk artist brings a passionate folksy cover of Macy Gray’s “I Try,” which won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards.”I chose to cover ‘I Try’ by Macy Gray because of the emotional heaviness of the lyrics,” James shared. “I think that it can relate to most people on some level or another regarding love, loss, addiction and the reaction to dealing with those things. I wanted to reimagine the song with adding a depth of sorrow and darkness to not just the lyrics but also the ambience and delivery of the performance.” Email In the past, singer/songwriter Devon Terrell has soulfully delivered The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” and alt-rock band Our Last Night has jammed out to Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” among others.The upcoming list of performances will surely pack another emotive punch and run the gamut of sound. Victory Boyd, the young Central Park singer discovered by Jay-Z, takes on Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” and Damien Escobar, the “hip-hop violinist,” gives his spin on Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun,” to name a few.Subscribe to our YouTube channel and visit our video page to watch each ReImagined episode, along with other exclusive content, as it’s released.ReImagined Schedule:Sept. 18: Shawn James, “I Try” by Macy GrayOct. 16: Donna Missal, “Iris” by Goo Goo DollsNov. 13: Kimberly Nichole, “Black Hole Sun” by SoundgardenDec. 11: RuthAnne, “Waterfalls” by TLCJan. 8: Victory Boyd, “Kiss From A Rose” by SealFeb. 5: Damien Escobar, “Ain’t It Fun” by ParamoreRead morelast_img read more

STATE REP RACE Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension System

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Below is a press release from the campaign of 19th Middlesex State Representative candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury):On Monday, Pina Prinzivalli, the Republican nominee for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District, announced that she will be opting out of the state pension system when elected, calling it the “Give Back Pledge.”“I’m not running to enrich myself with taxpayer dollars,” said Prinzivalli, a 34 year old career professional who has worked in the private sector since she was a teenager. “I hear a lot of candidates, including my opponent Mr. Robertson, say that they’re running because they want to give back. I can’t think of a better way to give back than by opting out of the pension system. As someone who is getting married at the end of next year and has dreams of becoming a mom, I want to make the district the best place to live, work and raise a family. That’s my priority and commitment to you.”In January, Prinzivalli pledged to never vote herself a pay raise and if there is ever an increase in base salary, Prinzivalli will donate the amount to charity.“It’s the right thing to do and standing up for what is right is what my campaign is all about,” said Prinzivalli. “Whether it’s standing up against the boycott of Dandi-Lyons or committing to voting ‘NO’ on becoming a Sanctuary State, I will be a bold voice for the district on Beacon Hill.”Prinzivalli points to the January, 2017 pay raise vote as the reason why she wanted to run for State Rep. Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) was chief of staff for the office that voted for the pay raises.“At the debate, my opponent made it perfectly clear that this is a career for him when he announced that he was against term limits,” said Prinzivalli. “It’s time we send someone from the working class, and not the political class to the State House. I want to be your family’s voice on Beacon Hill and that’s why I’m asking for your vote.”Early voting is underway through November 2. The general election is November 6th.Pina Prinzivalli and The Giving Back” Pledge(NOTE: The above press release is from State Rep. Pina Prinzivalli’s campaign.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Speaks At Large GOP Rally, Shares Message On TaxesIn “Government”last_img read more

Who are Indias Lowest Paid Executives

first_imgThe top executives of Indian companies appear to be offered less remuneration than MNC’s, even after the companies are listed in BSE top 100 list.According to an analysis by Mint, Chief Executive Officers of Cummins India, Shriram Transport Finance and Federal Bank were among the least paid bosses at ₹24.5 lakh, ₹48.17 lakh and ₹84.99 lakh per annum, respectively. However, the top executives who were also the companies’ promoters were not included in the list.Cummins India’s chairman and managing director Anant J Talaulicar earned around ₹24.5 lakh in FY 2014, which is said to the least remuneration. Cummins is a corporation that designs, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies.Shriram Transport Finance’s Managing director Umesh Revankar is the second least paid executive with an annual remuneration of ₹48.17 lakh in the financial year ended in March 2014.Federal Bank’s MD Shyam Srinivasan is in the third position who had an annual salary of ₹84.99 lakh.Of the 20 lowest paid CEOs, about 25% of them were from banks and financial institutions. Ironically, chief executives of banks earn the highest compensation all over.In 2012, The Reserve Bank of India published the guidelines on compensation of whole time directors and chief executive officers. The report said that the policy should cover all areas of compensation structure such as fixed pay, stock, pension plan and so on. The report also added that variable pay should not exceed 70% of the fixed pay in a year.”If you add the long-term incentives paid to bank executives, their compensation levels improve sharply to take them to the top bracket of pay in the country. About 70% of companies have long-term incentives by way of employee stock options or restricted stock units,” Anandorup Ghose, consulting practice leader at Aon Hewitt told Mint.Among the 100 companies included in the survey, salaries of top executives in India ranges from ₹24 lakh to ₹30 crore.Infosys CEO and MD Vishal Sikka, who was appointed in mid June this year, has been offered $5.08 million (₹30 crore) with an additional stock options worth $2 million as an annual compensation. Currently, he is the highest paid CEO of an Indian company.Besides Cummins, Shriram Transport Finance and Federal Bank, names of seven other companies with least paid remuneration to top executives are Sesa Sterlite, Ashok Leyland, Nestle India, Tech Mahindra, Tata Global Beverages, M & M Financials and ABB India.last_img read more

Bus driver responsible for Shahbagh accident Police

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloThe driver of the bus that hit two people to their death in the capital’s Matsya Bhaban intersection on Tuesday morning is responsible for the accident and his claim that the brake had failed is not true, police have said.The Swadhin Parbahan bus was heading to Mawa from Mirpur via Shahbagh. The deceased were hit at the around 7:15am. Two more were also injured in the accident.In primary interrogation, the driver had claimed that the brake of the bus failed after he crossed Shahbageh intersection and moved towards Matsya Bhaban, said Md Jahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ramna police station.The driver might have said this for saving himself, the OC said, adding that actually he was running the bus with speed and was fully responsible for the accident.The bus hit six vehicles, including a rickshaw, a car, and a bus while taking a turn.According to witnesses, after the accident the bus hit another bus carrying employees of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission as the driver tried to run towrds Gulisthan. Read More:2 killed, 2 injured in city road crashlast_img read more

4 Things Data is Not and Where to Focus Instead

first_img Register Now » 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Imagine this scenario. Jane blinks and a smart car pulls up, knowing it’s time for her doctor’s appointment. No, the smart car isn’t connected to Jane’s eyes, but through refined data, a company like Google or Uber can know when your next medical checkup is due, help you book an appointment with the doctor and send a smart car to pick you up.This is the age of data, where the relationship between consumers, advertising agencies and service providers can be strengthened. While we’re still far from an utopian world — where companies have acquired enough intelligence to monetize and use data mined from our lives to allow their machines to interact on an interpersonal level with humans — it’s not too out of reach.Related: The Big Deal About Big Data For Small BusinessesAccording to research, each person will generate around 1.7 megabytes of new data every second by 2020. There’s value in big data, and everybody wants a piece of the pie. But big data is just part of a huge process. Here’s what data is not and how companies should aim to recoup their investment in big data.1. Data is not cash.Unlike ad clicks that instantly turns a publisher’s or distributor’s efforts into cold cash, data is not cash. While companies are hungry for more data, there’s already an abundance of data. Data generated is said to reach 44 trillion gigabytes annually by 2020. Extracting the investments venture capitialists have poured into startups in the name of big data is where the job lies.When your company finds itself at an intersection between providing value and impressing investors, data can make the job of your CEO a lot easier. However, your big data must go through the process where the chief data officer directly gives the CEO recommendations on how best to provide real value while generating revenue from multiple touchpoints made possible by big data.When there’s an abundance of data, getting value from it lies in the job that real humans still have to do.2. Data is an unprocessed raw material, not a finished product.Data is not useful unless translated and its value uncovered. The biggest issue with big data is management. Data management under this umbrella involves the following:Storage — As the volume of data a company acquires becomes bigger, it must address the issue of storage. How to keep data safe and protected will be of concern.Validating — Your data still needs to be validated. Processing — The job of the data management team will be to process and make sense of big data.Big data will need a focused team that is dedicated to processing data generated from IOTs, consumer behaviors and analytics. But the role of this team will be no mean feat as the team needs to make sense of the huge volume of data that will bombard them in real time. Hence, the question will shift from how big is the data being processed to how fast is the data being processed.Related: ‘Big Data’ Is No Longer Enough: It’s Now All About ‘Fast Data’3. Data is not a quick fix to underperforming marketing.You will often hear CEOs and CMOs declare big data as part of their strategy. They believe once the company is able to generate enough data through IOT and consumer behavior, investors will begin to smile again. This is a big promise albeit without any real execution plan to follow through.I hate to break it to you, but data in itself will not solve your performance problems. What will turn an underperforming business around is its approach to addressing key concerns through marketing initiatives supported by data. This means businesses should not be afraid to take the leap into new market segments. It’s a no-brainer. Think mobile and augmented reality.4. Data is not perfect.From instances where data presents false positives to incorrect findings, data is anything but perfect. Starting from the tools that transmit data to the models on which the analysis is based, it’s all prone to error. This is not a result of bad design, per se. Much of the blame lies on the fact that processing big data is a complex job.Related: Why Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond Big DataIn a world where context is everything, validating big data is the most important aspect of data management. The best way to get good results from data analysis is to question every piece of information over and over again. By involving human elements in the data analysis and validation process, you can guarantee that future predictions based on big data are leading to real insights.  Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 29, 2016last_img read more

Laptop ban protectionism hang over booming air travel industry

first_img CANCUN, Mexico — Air travel is heading for a bumper year, but global airline leaders meeting in Mexico are concerned about the impact of an escalating row over laptop bans and rising protectionism.Although the industry has overcome previous losses to notch up an eighth successive year of profit, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which groups 275 airlines and meets from June 4-6, is now facing new challenges.The Geneva-based group is at odds with President Donald Trump over efforts to widen a partial U.S. and British security ban on laptops in cabin baggage.It is also worried about what it sees as protectionist rhetoric from Washington and Europe, saying this could temper growth in demand for air travel and freight.“You see that in Europe, you see that in the U.S. … Any barrier to borders, we consider as a threat,” IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac told reporters.IATA said on Thursday that passenger traffic rose 10.7 percent in April, the fastest rate of growth since April 2011.But restrictions on large electronic devices in the cabin, imposed in March on certain flights, were hitting traffic between the Middle East and the United States.Airlines and airports are waiting to see if the United States will extend the restrictions, with the Department of Homeland Security yet to announce a decision.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterIATA has proposed more stringent passenger screening as an alternative and has joined European regulators in citing the fire risks of having many lithium-powered devices in the hold.“We recognize the (security) threat, we have no doubt about that, but we doubt the measure,” de Juniac said, adding the U.S. government now seemed in more of a “listening mode”.The IATA conference could hear concerns from Middle East carriers who believe they are unfairly targeted by the ban, with Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines among the most affected by restrictions on U.S.-bound flights from some Middle East and North African airports.U.S. officials have denied targeting any group of airlines or acting over anything other than pressing security concerns.PROFIT TO FALLUnited Airlines’ widely-criticized removal of a passenger from one of its planes and the British Airways computer meltdown over a holiday weekend, which stranded thousands of passengers, have highlighted other challenges the industry faces.“There are elements here that are specific to BA, but if airlines do not transform their operational systems and learn from this, then we could be seeing more such incidents,” Euromonitor travel project manager Nadejda Popova told Reuters.Such incidents emphasize the fine line between operational success and failure in an industry transporting 10 million people a day on razor-thin margins.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemIATA will on Monday update forecasts that suggest the industry’s net profits will fall 16 percent to $29.8 billion this year after peaking in 2016, hit by fuel and labor costs.Although traffic is rising, this is partly driven by cheaper fares. But yields – or average revenue per passenger – look set to stabilize this year, IATA chief economist Brian Pearce said.“Strong volumes don’t necessarily equal strong profitability for the air transport industry, but it’s an encouraging start.”ForwardKeys, which analyses booking reservations, says global long-haul air travel bookings for June, July and August are 6.4 percent ahead of where they were last year.A surge in the popularity of low-cost long-haul travel will also weigh on IATA members, most of whom are national carriers and whose share of global traffic has already been eroded by local budget rivals outside the 72-year-old club.Highlighting the threat to traditional carriers, Norwegian Air Shuttle announced expansion plans from Rome and Iceland’s Wow Air said it would offer one-way fares between Europe and the U.S. from as little as $55. << Previous PostNext Post >> (Additional reporting by Alana Wise; editing by Alexander Smith) By: Victoria Bryan and Tim HepherSource: Reuters Tags: IATAcenter_img Friday, June 2, 2017 Share Laptop ban, protectionism hang over booming air travel industrylast_img read more