Is this a realistic project for Rev newbie?

Kee Nethery kee at
Fri Jun 7 09:36:01 EDT 2002

>Hi all,
>Before I begin, let me just say that I am not a programmer. I've done a few
>simple SuperCard projects, and took advantage of the Competitive upgrade
>offer on Revolution. One of the reasons I got the software was to help me in
>my job as Director of Advertising for a furniture store. Let me explain what
>I need to accomplish and perhaps someone would be kind enough to let me know
>if I'm heading in the right direction:
>Part of my job is doing the media buying, in particular broadcast TV. This
>involves analyzing each stations programs and placing advertising based on
>the Nielson ratings and the Rate the station wants to try and charge for
>each ad placement in those programs.
>At the moment I basically gather all this information in an Excel
>spreadsheet for each station which contains the tv programs and the days of
>the week broken down into half hour "day parts", this is the stations
>"program schedule". The spreadsheet also shows each programs Nielson rating
>and the rate that the station has quoted me for that program. Once all of
>this information is gathered from each station, I then must make a "buy",
>selecting x number of spots at x rate for each program and each day that I
>want to buy. This is called an advertising "flight" or schedule.
>My idea is to use Rev to collect each stations Program schedule to a
>separate data card and then have the Rev program allow me to do my "buy" by
>first picking a station, then picking a flight, lets say from 6 pm Monday to
>12 am Friday, and then the appropriate data would fill in my new ad flight.
>I would then simply type in the number of ads I would like to place in the
>shows that I want to, with the $dollar total for that flight (as well as
>other rating info) would appear calculated at the bottom of the sheet.
>So tell me I'm nuts :-) Oh, and did I mention this will be my FIRST Rev
>Thanks for reading this long and rambling email. If you have any ideas,
>thoughts or questions please let me know.
>Michael McKenzie
>Director of Advertising
>Ruby-Gordon Furniture Inc.

I think this is a great first project. You know what you want it to 
do, it does not require anything beyond what is standard in 
Revolution, you are motivated. Might take you longer than you expect 
but I think it is a great first project.

Kee Nethery

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