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Mr. Tabano

Brett Tabano

Senior Vice President of Marketing test, MediaAlpha

Brett Tabano is the senior vice president of marketing and communications for MediaAlpha, a leader in programmatic platforms for native search and metasearch media. In this role, he is responsible for leading and executing all of the company's marketing and communications efforts, including: building and executing strategies that elevate the brand, provide visibility for sales and convert brand equity into revenue.

An advertising and marketing expert, Mr. Tabano brings a strong track record of strategic marketing leadership for technology-focused brands. Prior to joining the MediaAlpha team, he was the global vice president of marketing for OpenX, an independent ad exchange network for publishers and demand partners. At OpenX, he was responsible for driving the global product as well as brand and event marketing strategies.

Prior to this position, Mr. Tabano was the global vice president of product marketing and sales strategy for Videology, an advertising software company based in New York City, where he was responsible for linking business stakeholders and product teams together to craft compelling value propositions, identify competitive differentiators and successfully position existing and new products.

Additionally, Mr. Tabano has held both senior account executive and account executive positions at a variety of well-known brands including Priceline, Tribal DDB and Turner Broadcasting. He received his B.S. from New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University in marketing with a concentration in advertising.

Mr. Tabano can be contacted at 310-777-7546 or brett@mediaalpha.com

Coming up in October 2019...

Revenue Management: Focus On Profit

Revenue Management is still a relatively new profession within hotel operations and as such, it continues to evolve. One significant trend in this area is a shift away from using revenue as the foundation to generate key performance indicators (KPIs) and to instead place the emphasis on profit. Traditionally, revenue managers have relied on total revenue per available room (TrevPAR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) as the basis of their KPIs. Now, some revenue managers are using gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) as their primary KPI. This puts profit at the center of revenue management strategy, and managers are increasingly searching for new ways to increase the profitability of their hotels. Return on Investment is the objective of any hotel investment, so it is only logical that profitability and ROI will be emphasized going forward. Another trend is an expanded focus on direct hotel bookings. Revenue managers know that one way to increase profitability is to steer guests away from online travel agencies (OTAs) and book directly with the hotel. This tactic also reinforces brand identity and loyalty, and encourages repeat business. In addition, it provides a valuable platform to market the hotel directly to the customer, and to upsell room upgrades or other services to them. Another trend for revenue managers involves automation in their software programs. Revenue management systems with automation are far more desirable than those without it. Automating data entry and logistics increases efficiency, allowing managers to spend more time on formulating strategy. As a bonus, an automated system helps with aggregating and interpreting data. The October issue of the Hotel Business Review will address these developments and document how some leading hotels are executing their revenue management strategies.