Pricing News Daily > 7/3/18

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Headlines

Doctors should know the cost of the drugs they prescribe, but most don’t | Dallas News

Doctors should know the cost of the drugs they prescribe, but most don’t | Dallas News

On July 1, more than 30,000 new doctors will begin medical residency and have the honor of serving patients across the spectrum of health care. I am one of them. And I’m concerned that we will contribute to the $750 billion epidemic of excessive health care spending, according to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, and risk […]

 

Is Your Conference Pricing Strategy Due for a Change? | Associations Now

Is Your Conference Pricing Strategy Due for a Change? | Associations Now

The Atlanta Falcons’ fan-first pricing model sounded like a crazy idea when it was announced. But now that it’s bringing in more money than expected, associations may want to consider upending their conference pricing strategy too. The other day I stumbled upon a Forbes.com article about how the Atlanta Falcon’s “Fan-First Pricing” model has yielded […]

 

St. Cloud Regional partners with MDsave to bring price transparency | Orlando Sentinel

St. Cloud Regional partners with MDsave to bring price transparency | Orlando Sentinel

MDsave is an online healthcare marketplace that offers patients prices that are pre-negotiated with individual doctors or hospitals. Patients can search by their geography and procedure, provider, specialty or disease to find the pricing offered by MDsave. Patients then choose the best option, add it to the cart and check out online. The price includes […]

 

MSAP and lower broadband prices will impact Telekom — RAM | The Edge Markets

MSAP and lower broadband prices will impact Telekom — RAM | The Edge Markets

KUALA LUMPUR (June 29): Mandatory Standard Access Pricing (MSAP) is going to have a “most pronounced impact” on the financial position of Telekom Malaysia Bhd, as its implementation would lower wholesale prices on high speed broadband (HSBB) access for the other telecommunication companies, said RAM Rating Services Bhd. “This would allow the telcos to cut […]

 

LSU proposes these football ticket prices, new season ticket option for Skyline Club | wdel.com

LSU proposes these football ticket prices, new season ticket option for Skyline Club | wdel.com

In a sports world where fan fervor no longer necessarily translates into sellout crowds, LSU is feeling the pinch as much as anyone. Prices for football season tickets and the Tiger Athletic Foundation Tradition Fund reflect that reality. In a proposal that goes before the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday, LSU would hold the line on […]

 

Let the Market Park It: New Solution to LA’s Parking Difficulties | Commercial Observer

Let the Market Park It: New Solution to LA’s Parking Difficulties | Commercial Observer

In car-reliant Los Angeles, researchers have long bemoaned arbitrary parking guidelines. The solution could be in a more market-based approach, according to a new book of research edited by University of California, Los Angeles professor Donald Shoup. SEE ALSO: Millennium Partners Relaunches $1B High-Rise Mixed-Use Hollywood Project In his tome, Parking and the City, Shoup lauds […]

 

New Parking Meter Pricing Plan Readied For Pilot | New Haven Independent

New Parking Meter Pricing Plan Readied For Pilot | New Haven Independent

“A Quarter A Quarter”— that’s how often rates may change in town if the city embarks on a planned pilot program to change how we pay to park at the meter. City transit chief Doug Hausladen unveiled that slogan Thursday night as he brought city alders up to speed on the planned pilot of an […]

 

As cinemas move to flexible pricing, how to find the cheapest tickets | The Sydney Morning Herald

As cinemas move to flexible pricing, how to find the cheapest tickets | The Sydney Morning Herald

On Sunday evening – tonight – you could catch Jurassic World at Event George Street for $22 ($21 with Cinebuzz membership), although the most popular times during the week are often stacked with giant screen VMax sessions costing $27 ($26). Less than two kilometres away, you could see the same Hollywood blockbuster for $19 at Palace […]

 

Pricing Manager | Sprint

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Information Technology and Services, Computer Software, Telecommunications

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management, Manufacturing

Job Summary

Enhances revenue optimization and profit maximization models for pricing and discounting. Analyzes and interprets impact of potential pricing moves on gross margin and regional, national, and channel pricing levels. Identifies and communicates trends in pricing, and proactively makes recommendations for management decision making. Develops databases, tools, and reports that support pricing information decisions.

  • Position will be responsible for helping create quarterly device pricing strategy & evaluating short-term promotional offers across various sales channels within the Prepaid Marketing Segment.
  • Position will also be responsible for assessing long-term customer value, as well as impact to the device subsidy budget

 

Corporate Pricing Manager | Atkore International 

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Building Materials, Construction

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management Analyst, Strategy/Planning

Job description

Atkore International is an industry leader in the manufacture of Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products and Solutions, serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security and mechanical applications.

The Mechanical Pipe & Tube Strategic Business Unit (SBU), a part of Atkore International, currently has an opening for a Pricing Manager in our Harvey, IL location. Harvey is located approximately 20 miles south of downtown Chicago.

Reporting to the VP/GM of Mechanical Pipe & Tube, the Pricing Manager is charged with growing contribution margin through a combination of strategic pricing and targeted growth initiatives.

 

 

Events and Resources

Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 23-26, 2018

Location: Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Addison, TX

Please make plans to join us and well over 450 of your peers for the best event anywhere. We will be in Dallas, TX,October 23-26, 2018.

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (When 2 people from the same firm register at the same time (item of equal or lesser value), the 3rd registrant can attend FREE of charge). Offer expires September 14th!

14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops | PPS

Date: November 28-30, 2018

Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Professional Pricing Society team and I are very proud to announce that we will be returning to Amsterdam for our next great event – The 14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops held 28-30 November.

Conference keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities highlight the conference day on 30 November; While 28-29 November will be used for workshop days to help you enhance your pricing knowledge.

 

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“Pricing is the only element in the marketing mix that produces revenue; the other elements produce costs.

     – Phillip Kotler