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Google's New Changes to Search Results Blur the Lines Between Organic and Paid Entries

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Around a week ago you may have noticed changes in the layout of your Google Search results. I actually thought that I had done something wrong and spent a while trying to figure out where I had inadvertently triggered some kind of secret key combination setting. In surfing around for answers I discovered that in fact Google had updated the search engine to look quite different.


A great case in point is the below visual which shows a paid Apple entry on top of the official organic entry...

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Google Announces plans to Eliminate Chrome Browser Third Party Cookie Support over the Next Two Years

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Google has recently made an announcement that it will look to phase our third party cookie support over the next couple of years - citing privacy concerns as a major reason and bringing itself into alignment with Firefox and Safari browsers.


Yet we need to take Google announcements with a pinch of salt as they have conflicting interests as regards tracking users and selling those details to advertisers. What the move will accomplish is to lock out any third party players from the ...

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Film Release Highlights for 2020

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2019 was largely a Disney / Marvel kind of year - with lots of franchise live-action re-makes alongside plenty of the usual super-hero fare - nicely book-ended by the customary Christmas Star Wars release.


Funnily though none of the Disney films made it into my top 10 favourites for the year - which was an odd mish-mash of genres - as below. Besides Star Wars Skywalker, I also caught Cats and Little Women over the Christmas break - both of which I enjoyed enormously. I really don&rsquo...

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Affino SaaS 2019 In Review

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Happy New Year all! Please find the following overview of 2019 which focuses on the progress we have made across the Affino unified business platform. We have also referenced some milestones around our enhanced service delivery and support.


2019 was a year where we invested heavily in moving forward the Affino SaaS service, and growing the Affino team and Affino’s capacity to deliver projects faster and more effectively. The three primary areas where we grew and ...

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The Future of Music 2020

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So I’ve changed the title once more - away from Online and Digital specifically to just Music in general. And the focus here is wider and more eclectic than ever before - touching on different countries and continents even - different dialects and languages.


If I were to name just one overarching trend it would be the continued growth/proliferation of the ’street’ forms of hip-hop - Grime and Trap in particular, and there are quite a few new up-and-comers in those ...

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Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from the team at Affino

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The Affino team wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Thank you very much for your continued support in 2019 and we look forward to working with you again in the new year.


There have been so many great new developments with Affino over the course of the year, and it’s ended with a bang with the upcoming Subscription and Memberhip Release, which is ready for release in the new year.


We’re looking forward to 2020 when we’ll be ...

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Best of Entertainment for 2019 - Albums, Songs, Movies, TV, and Graphic Novels

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This is one of the toughest tasks I face every year - first settling on the final 20 in each category, and then having to decide which order they go in. Also lots of these things are just one-takes - I rarely re-watch a TV Show or Movie in a year, or re-read a graphic novel - there’s simply too much out there to do that. Yet I listen to music for a good chunk of every day - especially when I’m on the move or in transit - and I can easily tell which albums and songs I play/replay the...

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The Essential Business Benefits of Subscription Services and Automated Renewals

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Most should be familiar with the concept of Customer Acquisition Costs, or CACs - where winning over entirely new customers is the most expensive process of all, while up-selling and contract / subscription renewals should take increasingly less levels of effort and maintenance. For a number of years we’ve been encouraging our own customers to move more towards subscription-style service business models which more evenly sustain a company’s cashflow.


The model of Service ...

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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 ...

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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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