Pricing News Daily > 8/11/17

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Professional Pricing Society

Currently, PPS produces three major annual pricing conferences in Europe and North America. Each conference also houses a technology hall where sponsors display the latest in Pricing Solutions software. PPS also offers more than two dozen, full-day training workshops every year, taught by leaders in the pricing community. These workshops serve as the foundation for PPS’s Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation, our state of the art pricing certification program. Candidates may be certified after mastering a multi-stage curriculum followed by rigorous testing. Successful CPPs have acquired the core knowledge which not only places them in the top rungs of the pricing field, but also gives them the tools to enhance substantially their own careers.

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Hollywood Might Not Bounce Back From Theaters’ $1.3 Billion Stock Collapse | Bloomberg

Hollywood Might Not Bounce Back From Theaters’ $1.3 Billion Stock Collapse | Bloomberg

The concern is that the slump isn’t just a run of bad luck. Cinema operators have managed for years to keep increasing sales by raising ticket prices amid stagnant attendance, but a sharp drop in filmgoing would make that harder to sustain. And the tried-and-true formula of churning out big-budget sequels and cinematic universes populated […]

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Usain Bolt Retires: How Much Has Track Star Earned in Career? | Money

Usain Bolt Retires: How Much Has Track Star Earned in Career? | Money

Bolt has easily been the most celebrated and highest-earning track star for a decade. So how much has he earned during his career? The 30-year-old Bolt will pull in $34.2 million this year, according to Forbes, making him the 23rd-highest-paid athlete in the world. His latest ranking puts him ahead of any baseball player, and […]

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Apple still dominates the tablet market | LetsGoDigital

Apple still dominates the tablet market | LetsGoDigital

Downward spiral of worldwide tablet market continues : IDC has published their updated market outlook on tablets and detachable devices. The downward spiral of the worldwide tablet market continued during the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. The total tablet market includes slate […]

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Petrobras cut gasoline prices below import parity to regain market | Reuters

Petrobras cut gasoline prices below import parity to regain market | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian state-controlled oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro SA has reduced prices for the gasoline it sells in Brazil to below parity with the fuel imported from the United States, reducing profit margins to regain market share. Petrobras, as the company is commonly known, has sharply reduced the price gap between the […]

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Soon, new fares for cabs | Bangalore Mirror

Soon, new fares for cabs | Bangalore Mirror

The transport department is making one more attempt to fix minimum fare for taxis operated by the taxi aggregator. A proposal will be sent to the state government in this regards. Transport commissioner B Dayananda claims the proposed fare structure would end the practice of surge pricing and peak time pricing by the aggregators. This […]

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Notebook vendors adopting different approaches to counter lackluster PC sales | DigiTimes

Notebook vendors adopting different approaches to counter lackluster PC sales | DigiTimes

Lenovo, HP prefer pricing strategy While actively moving to develop devices with more market potentials, Lenovo and HP are engaged in a price war to vice for the crown in the global notebook market. The strategy, though pushing up shipments, has undermined their profitability, observers said. Lenovo, for instance, saw shipments of PCs and smart […]

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AutoNation to stick with 1-price despite drag on used margins | Automotive News

AutoNation to stick with 1-price despite drag on used margins | Automotive News

AutoNation Inc. is sticking by its commitment to a one-price model on used-vehicle sales, even though the switch dragged down the retailer’s used-vehicle margins in the second quarter. The nation’s largest dealership group fully implemented its one-price strategy in the second quarter. The strategy has been successful in some markets and difficult in others, CEO […]

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Featured Content and Events

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP)

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP)

The Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation is the standard for advanced knowledge and expertise in the field of Pricing. Since 2003, over 900 individuals have taken courses in pricing through Professional Pricing Society and pass their exam to earn the CPP designation. The CPP indicates knowledge and skill in pricing across industries. We also offer the industry standard professional pricing certification via and live Workshops hosted during our conferences around the world. We can help you develop a personal pricing education roadmap to give you the exact tools your need based on your industry and professional background.

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Conference: Pricing & Revenue Optimization Executive Forum 2017 | IQPC

Date: August 23-24, 2017

Location: Chicago, IL

Blending Art and Science to Spark the Next Pricing Evolution – A More Meaningful Way for Qualified Senior Pricing Leaders to Share Strategic Insights

A Series of Facilitated Executive Roundtables for the Senior Pricing Professional

Bringing together a roster of master innovators in the pricing space, the inaugural Pricing and Revenue Optimization Executive Forum offers a rare opportunity to step outside the myopia of your day-to-day.

After extensive surveys of pricing leaders across multiple industries, we’ve created a program around the imminent challenges that you’re tackling now.

It will get intense. Maybe even a bit heated. But either way you’ll walk away with a more expansive outlook on how to optimize your margins.

 

Conference: 28th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Conference: 28th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 24-27, 2017

Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California

Hear from our President, Kevin Mitchell, give insight on the conferences we offer.  Please make plans to join us and well over 500 of your peers for the best event anywhere as we discuss Data, Change Management and the Profit Landscape. Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (Buy 2 Get 1 Free). It expires September 15th!

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12 Certified Pricing Professional Workshops
  • 4 Breakout Tracks
  • Over 40 Speakers
  • 2 Full Conference Days
  • Over 100 Hours of Networking

 

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Conference: Digital Pricing Summit | IQPC

Pricing transformation through digital disruption.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND E-COMMERCE | DIGITAL PRICING STRATEGIES FOR B2C | E-COMMERCE PRICING IN THE B2B CONTEXT | VALUE CREATION AND CHANNEL MANAGEMENT | DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS AND PAYMENTS | REVENUE MANAGEMENT & COMMERCIAL EXCELLENCE

  • Understand how digitalisation and online services are changing the future of commerce
  • Develop superior pricing strategies in the highly competitive B2C space
  • Explore how digital transformation and ecommerce are interdependent in the B2B context
  • Value creation, communication, managing partners and channel conflict
  • Leverage margin enhancement in digital subscriptions and leveraging digital payment platforms
  • Identify revenue management and commercial strategies for pricing excellence
  • Learn about setting up ecommerce platforms, subscriptions, data analytics and applications for pricing excellence.


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“Consumers rarely respond to the lower prices enough to offset lower margins.”

     – KURT JETTA

 


 

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