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A while back, my daughter showed me some history homework she’d had marked by her teacher. There were none of the ticks and V.Goods I was expecting, but two unfamiliar acronyms. WWW and EBI. When I asked her what this meant, she informed me in the patronising tone that only an 11 year old can really...
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As my Facebook and Twitter feed morphs from the obligatory “here we go again” and “look out Vegas, I’m coming to get you” status updates to the more subdued “Broken” and “BA, you’re rubbish” posts, I see that another NAB has come and gone.  The industry marketing machine was in full flow, and I feel...
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Well, on a strictly binary “was I right or was I wrong?” I clearly got it wrong. But walking around the show this year as a BVE veteran, one could be forgiven for thinking you’d walked in to the wrong hall.  For me, the show has always been about broadcast and production kit. Cameras, lenses,...
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It’s not often that every single person I speak to at any given trade show is raving about it. Those of you who have read some of my previous Trade Show blogs/rants will know that I’m not always effusive about them.  But that happened this weekend, and the BSC has hit the Goldilocks sweet spot for a show. A trade...
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This time last year we couldn’t believe how quickly twelve months had passed, and the second year has shot by at even greater velocity. I always said that you’re a start-up for the first three years. Only after then can you really assess the business as an established entity, and measure its trends and success...
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Asset finance spreads the cost of equipment purchases over a number of years, which helps protect cashflow and potentially allows a business to grow at a faster rate. The 2 most common forms of asset finance are Hire Purchase (HP) and finance lease, and there are some important differences to consider; The credit and underwriting...
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IBC and PLASA always indicate we have reached the busy time of the year, and 2018 is no different. Returning from my 23rd IBC, I had several conversations ringing in my ears. Notably because they repeated the same familiar (and frustrating) comments that I have heard from the same people for a quarter of a...
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Once again Adamantean undertook a whirlwind tour of this year’s PLASA Show, due to its perennially frustrating date clash with IBC Show in Amsterdam. However, we were very glad we made the trip because PLASA Show appears to have put its visitor/exhibitor troubles of recent years behind it now that it has settled into its...
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