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The End of UK Newspaper Print Circulation Reporting Signals Even Further Shift Towards Digital

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As of last Thursday - or May 21st, UK National Newspapers no longer need to make their print circulations public through auditors ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations). We already know that Newspaper sales have dropped significantly since the onset of Coronavirus, but with the mandate lifted, we may never properly know to what degree those figures have declined.


It used to be that Print Figures and Print Advertising were two of the main drivers for news publishers - to an extent that ...

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Spotify Finally Seems Like It's Making Extended Range Portable Music Collections a Possibility

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Spotify has recently announced that it’s at last removing the 10,000 Song limit on personal collections. What exactly this means still isn’t entirely clear, and as per my testing today those limits still seem to be very firmly in place - and I’m still getting the alerts! Weird too is that the announcement appears in several news and social media, but not in Spotify’s own news feed - which is leading on the Joe Rogan Experience story? ...

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The Forthcoming Unreal Engine 5 Will Usher in a New Immersive Age for Gaming, Film and Television

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I must confess that my gaming days are largely behind me - while I do dabble occasionally - but I certainly continue to keep tabs on the latest gaming developments. The recent Unreal 5 Engine Reveal - which demonstrates the latest iteration of that forthcoming graphics and sound engine running on the forthcoming PlayStation 5 platform is just stunning.


You can see how much incredible effort has been put into getting everything to behave more fluidly and naturally - from the look and ...

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Safe Entertainment and Dining Trends in the Shadow of Coronavirus

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This article was inspired by a number of recent news features on the BBC and other media - which detailed how some enterprising individuals and organisations are navigating the new era of social distancing - and making the most of the current conditions.


Truth is that much of what we considered normal and everyday life has had to change in order that society as a whole can be better shielded and protected from potential contagion and infection. I recall back on February 29th at the ...

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Happy Mando Star Wars Day - May the 4th be with You!

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With no big Star Wars event on the horizon - and all the forthcoming movies still in their planning stages - 2020 Star Wars Day is really mostly about The Mandalorian. Sure we have new episodes of the animation series Clone Wars, but it’s the recent sidekick action drama which has captured the public’s imagination.


For me actually The Mandalorian / Mando is quite an old formula at heart - a sort of buddy / sidekick dynamic - obviously made somewhat different by the ...

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A lot has happened since we posted our piece on the Upper Tax Tribunal and its judgment on VAT exclusions for digital editions - in particular news-related offerings. In fact Chancellor Rishi Sunak has brought forward the new legislation and HMRC changes a lot earlier - considering the hit publishers have been taking during this pandemic.


Effective Today 1st of May - Publishers no longer need to pay 20% VAT on the sale of any Digital Edition. As defined largely by the recent Tribunal -...

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Essential Webinar Advice from Charity Digital

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There are several different models and formats for successful Webinar Delivery, and Charity Digital have hit a rare vein of form with their regular series of Webinars. We previously posted the excellent interview with James Harley of Drewry who talked us through their own expert-led briefings. Charity Digital run a great series of Webinars mixing both in-house and sponsored presenters.


We shared in the wisdom of CEO Jonathan Chevalier, Marketing Manager Chris Hall, Events Manager Mimi ...

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Drewry's Thematic Approach to New Coronavirus Hub Breaks All-Time Daily and Monthly Engagement Records

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We interviewed James Harley, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Drewry Shipping Consultants, about the success of his recently created Coronavirus Hub. You will have seen a number of Coronavirus Hubs go up on Affino sites recently, and each has its own particular formula for curating and presenting Themed, Topical Content based on a variety of Coronavirus impact factors - but essentially guides for navigating those turbulent waters.


For Drewry, the Thematic approach employed...

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Essential Webinar Advice from James Harley of Drewry Shipping Consultants

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We were very fortunate today to share the wisdom and expertise of James Harley, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Drewry Shipping Consultants. James has many years of experience in providing global webinars, coordinating both morning and afternoon sessions of the same event to fully service the global community. We thought James’s experience and knowledge would be very useful for anyone looking to take advantage of these virtual seminars - in the wake of mass-cancellations of ...

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TTG Media Cements its Travel Industry Leadership with Exemplary Coronavirus Hub

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At Affino we’ve long advocated the use of Topic Hubs and Industry / Sector Collaboration Spaces to better serve your audience - and to which ends our platform is honed to deliver those sorts of elements with ease.


If you’re connected to the Travel Industry in any way, for sure you will have made use of the essential updates delivered by TTG’s sharp-minded and ever-present team - who are typically first with that sort of news, or at least the most authoritative in ...

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