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CONTENTS 18


4 NEWS: ERT Awards 2019 winners announced!


6 NEWS: The latest from Bissell and Siemens from IFA 2019


8 NEWS: Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative 2019 takes place next month


10 OPINION: Smart speakers are leading the way, reports Guy Hammett


14 THE ERT INTERVIEW: Sirius Buying Group’s Steve Jones talks about the changing face on retail and how the Group is


moving forward


18 ANALYSIS: Television tech was the talk of IFA. Steve May reports


20 REVIEW: From top TVs, 5G roll-out and that celebrated Walkman of yesteryear, Dan Todaro reviews this year’s IFA trade show


22 REVIEW: Reporting from this year’s IFA NEXT, with all the industry’s newest tech on show


24 REVIEW: Haier announces collaboration with Amazon at IFA


26 ANALYSIS: Top audio trends from IFA 2019, by Jamie Carter


32 ANALYSIS: Are you excited for Black Friday season? Like it or loathe it, our experts share their tips to survive this peak trading period


34 PROFILE: Robert Gillman discusses his recipe for success as Gillman’s celebrates 50 years in business this year


36 TAKE A TOWN: The mystery shopping team visits Central London


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