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Great Tech Companies to Work For? Check out ADvendio

By: Brianna Valleskey

Are you interested in learning about great tech companies to work for? Look no further. ADvendio, a fast-growing technology company, has locations in Germany, Ireland and Chile. We produce an ad sales management platform, and our employees enjoy autonomy, collaboration, team-building, innovation and more.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. To get a perspective from the front lines, we spoke with ADvendio account executives Samantha Bednarz and Zak Reid. They both work out of our office in Chile, where they enjoy an ocean view, great transportation and no traffic jams. Here’s what they told us about great tech companies to work for.

 

5 Reasons ADvendio is a Great Company to Work For

 

1. Great tech companies to work for offer autonomy.

Research shows that autonomy is a strong source of intrinsic motivation. When businesses give employees the freedom to work how they want and when they want, productivity goes up. ADvendio embraces this philosophy. While some companies try to force productivity through micromanagement, we leverage the talents of each individual and empower them with the resources they need for success.

We hire people that we believe in, which allows our employees the freedom to be successful in their own way. ADvendio is a great place for people who are self-motivated and enjoy managing their own time, process and projects. We also offer flexible working hours for most employees, as well as an extremely healthy work/life balance. If you need to start late or start early, you have the flexibility to do that.

2. Great tech companies to work for utilize coaching.

Coaching and professional development are top priorities at great tech companies to work for. As an employee, coaching can both set you up for more success in your role and increase your overall job satisfaction.

Zak and Sam each receive individualized coaching on how to best bring leads and opportunities to a successful close. But every employee is different. Whether it’s technical training around our product or specific coaching to better communicate with customers, we tailor development to each team member’s needs. Managers offer new ideas and helpful tips for moving their deals along, but still grants them independence on how they ultimately proceed.

In this way, you have the autonomy to make the decision for yourself. But you can augment your knowledge and experience with your manager’s experience and success. And we’re looking to fill more than just sales roles. We currently have openings in marketing, support and development, as well.

3. Great tech companies to work for focus on team building.

Team building activities are beneficial for both new and existing employees. If you’re just starting a new job, they allow you to get to know your team in an informal setting. For existing employees, team building can strengthen bonds and improve communication. ADvendio’s Chile office tries to set up team-building exercises for employees about once a quarter.

“When you get to know someone outside of the office, you better understand them and how they work,” Samantha said. “It helps everybody connect, collaborate and work better together. It humanizes everything.”

One of the most important parts of any job is who you work with and who you work for. That’s why we take the time to set up fun activities for our team like karoake, go-carting and nice dinners. Great tech companies to work for aren’t afraid to have fun.

4. Great tech companies to work for create a collaborative atmosphere.

Collaboration is key to the success of ADvendio. When one of our team members reaches a goal or closes a deal, the entire team celebrates. Team members aren’t afraid to walk over to each other’s desks to ask specific questions or simply take a break from work.

“The company really supports each individual on the team. Our engineers are really busy, but still make time to answer all of my questions,” Zak said. “I’ve had calls with both of our managing partners, who were interested in hearing my thoughts and taking into account what I would do.”

Our company grows and our strategy evolves from employee input and feedback. Everybody wants to help and provide the tools needed for success. There’s no one you can’t go to for help or questions, whether it’s your manager or the managing partner. When you need help, the company turns into a horizontal organization. It’s all hands on deck.

5. Great tech companies to work for have a lot of upside.

Since we opened our office in Chile just last year, the team has quickly grown. We’re close-knit. Everybody’s input and work are both very important, and you get to feel like you’re making a difference in the company.

No matter what department you’re in, you’ll still get to learn a lot about working with technology at ADvendio. You’ll likely be exposed to numerous aspects of the business. We’re currently recruiting for our office in Chile, but our locations in Dublin and Hamburg are always looking for talent.

“The company has a lot of upside,” Zak said. “It’s a great time to get in the company.”

Interested in learning more about working at ADvendio? Check out our careers page, or fill out a this form to contact someone on our team.

September 11th, 2017|News & Events|

How an Advertising Sales CRM Saves Time

By: Brianna Valleskey

Like a customer management relationship system manages sales from lead to close, an advertising sales CRM helps publishers, advertiser owners and resellers better manage their ad campaigns from inventory and sales to ad operations and billing.

Having all of your information in a single system like this allows you to pull advanced analytics about your ad sales. How many banners did we sell? How many impressions did they receive? What kind of revenue did those bring for us? With ADvendio, all of that data is connected and available for all types of reporting and forecasting. But the benefits extend beyond that. Here are some important ways an advertising sales CRM improves your ad sales management process.
 

4 Ways an Advertising Sales CRM Simplifies Your Process

 

1. An advertising sales CRM manages your inventory.

Digging through hundreds of pages of Excel spreadsheets is frustrating, especially if your ad operations people are the only ones who can edit them. In that case, you’re wasting a lot of time sending an email to ad ops and waiting for them to check the system then email you with what’s available. Creating highly targeted campaigns using spreadsheets quickly becomes too complicated. And what happens if someone breaks the formulas in your spreadsheets? You can’t do your job.

With an advertising sales CRM like ADvendio, you can easily view inventory and availability in real time. If you want to reserve certain ad spaces for a sales opportunity you’re working, the CRM will show that space as tentatively booked. You can then book it directly from your ad server once you have confirmation. Looking to target men over 40 who live in New York with an ad no more than once an hour? No problem. The system also allows you to get as granular as you’d like and automatically fetches available dates from the ad server. You can even view your full inventory in a calendar format.
 

2. An advertising sales CRM provides cross-media support for proposals and invoices.

One of the most complicated parts of advertising sales is not being able to combine online and offline ad products into a single proposal. This slows down the order generation process. But the media database structure within an advertising sales CRM is designed to support all kinds of inventory, regardless of the channel or medium: print, TV, digital, video, mobile, out-of-home and more are supported simultaneously through cross-media campaigns.

Billing can also be difficult. If you sell a banner ad for a media campaign that runs from mid-September to mid-October, you have to split the invoice between those two months. It gets even more complicated if you, for example, start the campaign on the third of September and end it on the eighth of October. Then you have to calculate each campaign’s value on a daily basis. But an advertising sales CRM does all of this work for you in the background. It calculates the linear split of each product’s daily value, but also fetches important data from the server like impressions and clicks. Want to know how much of your sales have been discounted? ADvendio recently added a new formula field to media campaign items that calculates the percentage net “discounted” prices versus gross “base price.”
 

3. An advertising sales CRM automatically pushes information to ad server.

Speaking of connecting directly to an ad server, an advertising sales CRM does that, too! The typical ad sales process requires the sales rep to manually enter for orders and then send it over to an ad ops person, who has to manually enter the data again to push it out to an ad server. Double data entry is not a good use of your team’s time, and it creates room for potential errors.

A system like ADvendio integrates directly with ad servers, including ADTECH and DoubleClick for Publishers, with an API. Removing the need for double data entry saves a lot of time for you ad operations team. All the important information from an order is sent directly to the server, but the campaign won’t go live until someone from ad ops approves it.
 

4. An advertising sales CRM enables true campaign performance visibility.

A major pain point for ad sales reps is losing visibility into the campaigns they’ve sold. This prevents reps from both updating customers on what’s happening with their campaigns and optimizing them to improve performance. But a system like ADvendio allows a salesperson to easily pull the clicks and impressions from the ad server if a customer calls them up to find out what’s happening with their campaign.

ADvendio’s new Publisher Payout feature provides details of delivery data and can pull DFP Clicks, Impression by Device Category or Country, as well as a breakdown by each AdUnit. Last but not least you can now also import the vast completion rate if you using the video module from DFP. Much more date for much more transparency and a better campaign reporting.

Reps can even set up alerts to be notified if and when a campaign is not delivering. ADvendio also allows you to implement your own permission rights in the event that you don’t want to share that data with the sales team. In addition, reps can get enhanced reporting by connecting ADvendio media campaigns to opportunities in Salesforce.
 
These are the most prominent ways that an advertising sales CRM improves the way you do business. Want to learn more? Check out a demo of ADvendio, or sign up for a free trial.

Free of charge Doubleclick Dart Sales Manager (DSM) data migration – for a limited time

Dear Dart Sales Manager users – you’ve probably heard the news: DSM is heading for greener pastures in 2019. So as DSM gets ready to kick the bucket, what a perfect opportunity to upgrade to a smarter and more powerful solution.  So fear not, our next generation ad booking system has your back.

ADvendio is a scalable Order Management solution with a complete bi-directional ad server integration to Doubleclick DFP and AdExchange which builds a strong connection between CRM, Order and Finance.

As a long time Google Doubleclick partner, we understand the importance of bridging the gap between your sales and ad ops teams for better collaboration. ADvendio supports the full business process in connection with DFP and AdExchange:

  • Create proposals with pre defined products and rate cards
  • Book complete ad server campaigns directly in ADvendio
  • Integrated push order creation to ad server including any attributes (targeting, etc.)
  • Access ad server data in ADvendio
  • Availability forecasts
  • Campaign performance and monitoring (optimization)
  • Creative upload
  • Site based delivery status and delivered AIs/clicks
  • Deactivating flights on ad server
  • Billing and Reconciliation
  • Additional: Multiple ad servers per campaign

 

We want your transition to be seamless: for a limited time* ADvendio offers free of charge data migration to ADvendio. Contact us or open a 30-day trial.

And we are so much more than just Order Management:

  • We offer a global industry solution with 150+ customers in more than 25 countries, we live and breath MEDIA. That’s why ADvendio already includes your standard business requirements. Manage the complete Quote-to-Cash process from Sales, Orders, Inventory and price management, Analytics to Finance.
  • We are proudly embedded into the Salesforce.com platform and product suite with infinite customization options.
  • ADvendio allows you to handle complex campaigns across Digital, Print, OoH, Radio and TV. All channels are programmatic enabled.
  • Integrate to Ad Servers like Doubleclick DFP, One by AOL, AppNexus, Smart AdServer, SSPs like DoubleClick Ad Exchange, AppNexus, Rubicon Project or Adform to get a complete view of your inventory and your revenue streams and 3rd Party Systems like Adjuster or JournalDesigner.
  • Benefit from popular features like a cross-media Booking Calendar, a Net Calculator, the Commercial Optimizer and a lot more functionalities to simplify your daily business.

 

* Until the end of 2017 ADvendio offers a free of charge data import of Doubleclick’s DSM accounts, contacts and proposals data to ADvendio when purchasing a minimum of five seats with a one year contract (any license type).

August 8th, 2017|News & Events|