What is the Cost Per Rating Point (CPP) Calculation?

Cost Per Point Calculation
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The cost per rating point is also known as CPP refers to the cost it will take to reach a certain desired goal and/or objective. Let's say, that you are looking for the cost it will take to reach maybe 1% of your audience in ads and print magazines.  This number is very helpful when it comes to planning out the media budget.   

How Do You Identify Cost per Rating Point (CPP)? What Things Should Be Considered?

 

A few things are considered with this. You have to look at the basic internal perimeters. This refers to the media placement and how well it did by being placed in a specific media outlet.

  • How many people are using the media outlet? 

  •  How many of these people are men?  

  • How many are women?  

  • Which of the target demographics are being reached the most for an ad campaign and audience?  

You also have to look at all the numbers in total. Look at how many of your demographic reach was attainable. Did it go above the original demographic numbers? Did the numbers go down? When you look at these numbers, this gives an idea of how much a company still needs to spend.  

What's the Purpose of Cost per Rating Point (CPP) Calculation? 

The main purpose of this rating is to determine if the numbers are telling a company the truth. Is a company spending more than what they need to, just so they can reach their target audience media number goals?

Do they need to spend more? Once these numbers are seen, a company can determine which direction they need to go. The directions involving the amount of money being spent on media placement. It's also meant to determine if the company is or has already attained the objective or goal they have set for a specific campaign.

  

Are There Different Types of Cost per Rating Point (CPP) Calculations? 

No. It's just the calculations that are listed above. Now it's important to note that this is primarily for budget and money purposes. It is not proven to reach a certain audience at a specific time. It's also not proven to reach a certain demographic over and over. It's only good for keeping a company's budget at a minimum for media and ads.   

Is There Additional Information That Is Important When Considering Cost per Rating Point (CPP)?

Here you will find some of the ways this tool can help out a company, outside of the budgetary reasons. 

  1. The barriers to accuracy. As mentions above, there are some serious blockages which can happen when looking into the accuracy. This tool helps to remove these barriers, this way the numbers are more concrete and solid.   

  2. Handle any and all blind spots that might pop up. History has shown that many companies end up failing in their numbers due to unforeseen blind spots. The CCP helps to avoid all of this. As each company removes their blind spots, the numbers and demographics end up becoming more solid. This way you know who exactly is a fan of your product and who is not.