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Big Winners - The Big Issue

Yesterday’s Virtual PPA Awards were the most fun yet - with superbly entertaining comedy hosts Marcus Brigstocke and Jess Robinson presiding over the ceremony. There were just a few streaming glitches and some abrupt hard stops - which did nothing really to mar the experience - while I did feel some sympathy for DJ Charli Vos’s abrupt cut-off.


We feel that Affino was a tastemaker at these awards as we were the ones to set the ball rolling for The Big Issue’s hat-trick...

Key Learnings from the PPA Leadership Summit Live Events Think Tank moderated by Affino and AgriBriefing

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2021 PPA Summit Live Events Think Tank

Affino once more partnered with AgriBriefing, to focus on the recently-launched LAMMA 365 website and digital platform - in order to showcase and debate the topic ’Digitising, Diversifying and Adding Value to Live Events’.


This was in many ways a repeat performance for Marjan Askins, Digital and Technology Lead at AgriBriefing, of her superb presentation at the Affino Innovation Briefing event (Login required) - with a tighter focus around the live events.


We had ...

TTG Media Website Visual Guide

AffinoTravelTTGTTG Media+- is a multiple award-winning Website and Digital Platform running on Affino. During the month of April, TTG’s Paywall has been partly suspended - meaning that much of the site has been opened up so that prospective users can sample the extent of value-added content and services provided.


The site is rich in depth and breadth - with no less than 36 key topic landing pages, Competitions, Events, and of course the invaluable TTG+ Membership resources - including the Live...


PPA’s Leadership Summit is the key annual event for C-Suite Executive Leaders from the Publishing Industry. The two day program covers a wide variety of themes and subject areas, including :

  • Building Engagement and Reader Value
  • Commercial Patnerships
  • Content Creation
  • Digital Economy
  • Digitising Live Events
  • Hybrid Events
  • Hybrid Working
  • The Impact of Covid-19 on the Future of Work
  • Monetising Digital Events
  • Podcasts
  • Risk Management
  • Subscriptions and Memberships

On the first ... Site Revamp Visual Guide Whistle-Stop Tour

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At the start of the Covid period, we determined that we would need something of a lighter touch to contrast that societal darkness. And so we set out to wholly revamp the website - to make it clearer, more streamlined, fresher, and more friendly - while rolling out various new technologies and functionalities. We greatly expanded the colour palette and introduced a number of more vibrant tones to meet that purpose.


I and Designer Mark Foster, with help from Lead Front-End ...

TTG Deservedly Takes Dual Honours at the 2020 Travel Media Awards - Both Print and Online Trade Publication of the Year

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TTG Wins Travel Media Awards

2020 was both a tumultuous and momentous year for TTG as they finely honed and shored up their Travel Industry Leadership credentials with a number of major projects and initiatives. They were the first in that industry to rally the sector together via dedicated Coronavirus Hub Page and facilities. They also led the #savetravel initiative which triggered and influenced government debate. Moreover TTG introduced their new Digital Print Archive as part of their newly launched Subscription ...

Affino and TTG are Participating at the Campaign Publishing Summit on December 9th

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A number of the best minds in the publishing industry will be presiding at next Wednesday’s Campaign Publishing Summit Event - including our good friend and ally Daniel Pearce, CEO of TTG Media, and our own CEO Markus Karlsson.


The Publishing Summit bills itself as ’Redefining publishing strategy and driving innovation’ and we at Affino are certainly right in the frame for innovation and leading-edge publishing strategies alongside our clients.


Dan is part of...


All of us at Affino are delighted to be supporting the PPA once more and helping to keep the publishing industry vital and vibrant in these challenging times. We are again sponsoring a category at the PPA Awards - this year we are handing out the Award for ’PPA Commercial Partnership of the Year’. Collaboration is such a big part of what we do at Affino - so we are very aware of the critical importance of smart commercial partnerships in sharing resources to build something better. ...

Affino Represents the Digital Leadership Category at the 2019 IBP Journalism Awards

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Affino had the honour of participating at the recent IBP Journalisms Awards 2019 - this last Thursday night. We were one of the sponsors of the event, and our CEO Markus highly suitably presented the Digital Leadership of the Year Award to worthy recipient Jamie Harris of ’Building’ whose creative podcasts in particular attracted the admiration of the award’s judges. Accompanying Markus and Jamie in the above picture is of course compere for the night - celebrated radio host ...

Affino Innovation Briefing Wednesday 27th November 2019 - Actionable Intelligence

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Many thanks to all those who attended our annual briefing event yesterday - we had a healthy turn-out at One Alfred Place yet again, and the sun shone on the Store Street Room as in previous years. Special thanks go to our Master of Ceremonies CCO Jonathan Collins, and principal speakers - James Harley, Head of Marketing at Drewry Shipping Consultancy, and of course our CEO Markus Karlsson - who appeared in that order.


The approximate agenda times shifted somewhat to roughly the ...

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