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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 ...

Affino's Unified Business Platform at the Core of Charity Digital's Popular 'Be More Digital Conference' Live Virtual Event - alongside Zoom and Remo

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Everyone involved in event productions knows just how much organisation is needed for Live Events. Every such event has various phases which require a suite of events solutions and a means to target and inform the audience.


In this instance the essential coordinating resource at the centre of activities is the Affino Unified Business Platform which delivers the Events Hub and Webinar Sessions Framework.


You need charismatic Presenters, Moderators and Hosts - with relatively ...

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 ...

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 ...

Trade Show Survival Guide - Staying Refreshed and Mitigating Against Potential Mini Disasters

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This feature was inspired by a few conversations I had at the recent Islington / London UK Guitar Show where I encountered a number of exhibitors throughout the day in varying states of repair and alertness. It recalled my advertising agency days where and when I attended numerous trade shows for extended periods - including also some more recent events escapades.


It brought to mind various ’tricks’ and ’tools’ I made use of throughout those days to solve and ...

Farmers Guardian Innovates with 24 Hours in Farming Live Blog

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With the recent ongoing milk crisis, Farming in the UK is a hot subject at the moment. UK citizens though know relatively little about the typical daily activities of this major industry - which essentially feeds the nation and keeps us healthy and well-nourished day-by-day.


Farmers Guardian is the home of Farming in the UK, and is curating and live-blogging a series of events and activities over these next 24 hours - to give the nation a real insight into the daily goings-on of ...

Most Events websites need considerable livening up

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I’ve been attending trade and industry shows and exhibitions since I was a nipper. My earliest recollections of these were as a kid visiting the annual motorshows in Iceland, then as a graduate working for a market research company at the NEC in Birmingham, then working for an advertising agency which designed and built stands and provided all complementary marketing services / materials, and finally as a business owner commissioning my own show stand and attending as an exhibitor.


Publishers are increasingly turning to Events, Seminars, Data and Member Services

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The demise of traditional publishing media is well documented, and barely a month goes by without another title disappearing from the news-stand. The move to digital is now quite a few generations old, and it’s quite evident that for most publishers, simple subscription and advertising alone do not generate sufficient revenues online.


Publishers have to look for other sources of revenue, and the more successful ones are more and more reliant on value-added member services. Much ...

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