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20Jan/140

My New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's ResolutionsIt’s hard for me to accept that 2014 is already here…in fact, we’re already a few weeks into the New Year!  This annual event triggers endings—and beginnings, reflection and celebration, and the ever-popular resolutions.  Why?  We, as humans, like to mark the passage of time and create deep meaning to it in our lives.  Why, then, don’t we do similar activities for our businesses?

Well, this year, I definitely am!  2013 was a year of massive change for us as a company; what better way to mark that transition than with a few resolutions?

  • Resolution #1: I will help the industry to “shed” those pesky extra pounds of workflow.  Shouldn’t we all go on a workflow diet?  It’s time to get in shape with efficiency and automation!  I know that extra weight of manual intervention seems necessary…but it really isn’t.
  • Resolution #2:  I will ensure my clients’ extreme happiness and satisfaction through unparalleled customer service.  Don’t you want more “me” time?  Let us carry the extra load so you can sit back, relax, and well, be happy.
  • Resolution #3:  I will build with the best team in the industry.  Sure, most folks says that they are going to focus on the relationships that really count each New Year.  But, I have had the fortune of assembling awesome teams before…and keep raising our standards even higher.  Higher standards at YANGAROO means better performance for our clients, affiliates, and partners!
  • Resolution #4:  I will rock the industry with innovation that change the way we manage advertising – for the better.  For those of you who know me, y’all know I’m not a wallflower when it comes to innovation.  I prefer to be out on the dance floor, mixing-it-up with new technologies, exciting partnerships, and client-based solutions that change how we can do business together.  That’s the leading man on my dance card in Q1: so get ready for some fancy moves.

Of course, the key about resolutions is keeping them.  I will!  With the seismic shifts still happening in our field and the predictions for 2014 (It’s the Year Of:  “programmatic advertising!” “online video advertising;” “the rebirth of the agency!”), we all need to make plans—and stick to them.  The more advertising harnesses the power of innovation, the more we can cost-efficiently tackle multi-screen, addressable, VOD, OOH, RTB, well, you know our alphabet soup.

I’m excited for 2014, and delivering on my business resolutions.  I hope you are as well—and would love to talk about them further.  The research shows that the more support one person has, the easier it is to stick with them…

Happy New Year!
Sarah Foss

 

27Nov/130

YANGAROO Reports Third Quarter Results


Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 09:00

TORONTO, CANADA – YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTC: YOOIF), the industry's leading secure digital media management company, announced today its results for the third quarter ending September 30th, 2013.

The third quarter growth was 11% higher than the same period in 2012, with revenues of $836,155. Revenues for the first 9 months of the year were $2.4 million, up 26% over same period in 2012.

Quarter over quarter revenue growth was flat, which can be attributed to seasonality of the business, as July and August are historically amongst the slowest months of the year. Normalized adjusted EBITDA for the quarter of $(62,250) was also largely unchanged from the previous quarter.

Growth continues in both the Advertising and Entertainment sectors of the business. The year on year growth, coupled with sequential quarterly growth, is expected to continue for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.

Highlights:

  • Q3 revenue growth: 11% year over year
  • Nine month revenue growth up 26%
  • Normalized cash burn flat quarter over quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA improved 15% year over year
  • Advertising revenue up 18% over previous year
  • Entertainment revenue up 8% over previous year
  • Loss from operations down 20% over previous year
  • U.S. revenue from all sources up 23% over previous year
  • Gain on extinguishment of debt in the quarter of $1.67M
30Oct/130

Yangaroo Partners with Goran Andersson to Provide its Industy Leading Audio & Music Video Delivery Service in Brazil

Yangaroo Partners with Goran Andersson to Provide its Industy Leading Audio and Music Video Delivery Service in Brazil

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 09:00

Exclusive Multi-year Deal For Digital Delivery of
Broadcast Audio and Music Video

Toronto, Canada – October 30, 2013 YANGAROO Inc., (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF) the industry's leading secure digital media management company, has entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement with Göran Andersson, a leading music industry entrepreneur, with Brazilian-based offices in Sao Paulo and Rio. Andersson’s company, Universi Brazil, works with leading major and independent record labels, and has strong ties with the major radio and television broadcasters in the country.

Brazil is a country of over 200 million people and has a thriving economy with one of the fastest growing middle classes on the planet. The Brazilian recording industry is highly sophisticated and has a well-developed domestic industry, in addition to music it receives from around the world.

The parties have entered into an exclusive three year renewable agreement whereby YANGAROO will provide its patented industry leading Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) and Göran Andersson will provide his market expertise, proven marketing and customer support team, and well-established customer base.