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Posted on31 July 2016 12:31 AM GMT

Affino Midyear Report

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Affino Midyear Report

It’s been a heavy duty year on the development front, particularly as regards the CRM component of the platform. When the CRM was first introduced several years ago, it was mostly used as an adjunct to existing CRMs and ERPs, but as many Clients have moved away from systems like Salesforce, Affino’s CRM has had to take on an ever greater central role. To a point where it will very soon offer the complete Media Company CRM Solution - including print planning and management, order

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Posted on30 July 2016 11:11 AM GMT

Commemorating Prince - A Succinct Recollection

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Commemorating Prince - A Succinct Recollection

I spent the first 3 months of the year celebrating Bowie, reminiscing on his extensive output, and revelling in his latest direction on Blackstar. Bowie was a significant musical influence in my life, and I was quite familiar with his extensive recording catalogue, movies etc. Yet however significant David Bowie’s music has been in my life, Prince’s impact has been that much greater. My first exposure was through my older brother Pétur - who acquired the ’1999’

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Posted on26 July 2016 9:31 PM GMT

Pokémon Go is first to properly harness the potential of Augmented Reality

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Pokémon Go is first to properly harness the potential of Augmented Reality

Only those living off the grid will have failed to have noticed the impact that Pokémon Go has made in these last few weeks. It has pretty much single-handedly restored the validity of Augmented Reality and brought Nintendo back to a leadership position it’s not experienced since the launch of the Wii - 10 years ago.

 

It is far from the first good quality Augmented Reality App, there have been a number of quite decent Zombie Run style games, treasure hunts, problem solvers

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Posted on19 July 2016 9:56 AM GMT

10 Reasons you should be thinking about Replatforming Right Now

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10 Reasons you should be thinking about Replatforming Right Now

Just like in Formula 1, the engine with which you power your business vehicle is critical to your success. Like it or not, you are in a race with your competitors to win over a particular pool of customers - and may the best one win! A formula one engine combines sheer power with fuel efficiency, precise control and reliability - you cannot win the race if you suffer engine-failure midway. What you have in these engines is the very cutting edge of hybrid technology with every function,

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Posted on12 July 2016 11:54 AM GMT

Fly-fishing at Nether Wallop Mill is a wonderful day out for the whole family

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Fly-fishing at Nether Wallop Mill is a wonderful day out for the whole family

This past Sunday I headed into the depths of Hampshire with my brother’s family - three adults and three kids, for a birthday treat for the 11 year old son. For whatever reason I did not have particularly high expectations and imagined myself getting muddy, cold and soggy on some isolated river bank. As it turns out, my imagination was far from the reality - and we were all mightily impressed from the moment the automated gates of the estate parted to admit our vehicle.

 

The vista

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Posted on08 July 2016 8:50 PM GMT

100% Audience Access, Income and Insight

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100% Audience Access, Income and Insight

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what ad blockers do, and about what their real impact is. Several different strategies have emerged to deal with ad blockers, from outright access blocking to gentle consumer petitioning. Yet there is only one genuinely successful way to deal with ad blockers - which is to serve up properly vetted ads natively.

 

I talk of ’properly vetted ads’ as the downside of programmatic advertising is the lack of significant validation -

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Posted on06 July 2016 8:05 PM GMT

Access All Areas Software

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Access All Areas Software

The most productive tools are the ones that everyone can make use of and work on together. Yet so much software is stifled and limited by who and how many can use it. It used to be a big thing 20 years ago that most software was sold on a per-user or per-seat licence. It’s a surprise really that so many vendors are still persisting with this old-fashioned limitation for company-wide systems.

 

For modern digital business and website software you would really want all your staff to

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Posted on01 July 2016 3:38 PM GMT

The Art of Disruption

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The Art of Disruption

Provocateur! Agitator! Instigator! To get noticed these days you need to break outside the walls of convention, do something different to stand out. However, be aware that it’s kind of a ’Goldilocks’ exercise - meaning that if you move too far from the norm, then your typical customer won’t be able to relate to you any more and you will likely miss your mark.

 

So you need to be different, stand out, yet maintain your essential relevance. And most consumers these

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Posted on27 June 2016 6:31 PM GMT

Affino Appoints Quang Luong as Product Director

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Affino Appoints Quang Luong as Product Director

We’re pleased to announce the recent appointment of Quang Luong to the position of Product Director. We’ve had a successful working relationship with Quang for the best part of 6 years - since his days at Sigaria, where he occupied the role of Web Manager. Quang was instrumental in garnering a series of notable award wins for the Procurement Leaders site, including PPA Digital Brand of the Year twice in a row (2013 and 2014) and AOP B2B Website of the Year in 2014.

 

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Posted on23 June 2016 8:48 PM GMT

Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Hornet

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Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Hornet

A slight switch-up on the Ali riff - who’d want to sting like a Bee anyway, a once only sting which leads to a ruptured abdomen and instant death for the protagonist. Far better to sting with the power of an Asian Hornet - the most formidable and lethal of flying stingers, with unparalleled stamina in the action department. Yet as we all know, power means nothing without control. You can have the most powerful engine in the world, but without sufficient vehicle downforce and traction, all

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