Affinnova – Why Work For Us?


Affinnova is the technology platform of choice for companies seeking to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rates. Powered by Affinnova’s optimization algorithms and predictive analytics and insights, marketers can explore a substantially wider creative space of product, advertising and design ideas, quickly identifying which will perform best in the market.

Traditional tools and techniques force trade-offs between creative exploration and accurate prediction. Marketers either have to suppress creativity in order to reliably analyze one or two ideas. Or, they work through complex processes with long cycle times that still end in sub-optimal execution and high failure rates.

EXTENSIVE APPLICABILITY

Affinnova’s technology platform can be applied to a broad range of creative executions, including product concept development, product packaging, communication strategy, traditional/digital advertising, web/mobile site design and store design. Our solutions have been transformative for both large and mid-sized enterprises across a number of industries including consumer packaged goods, life sciences, financial services, retail and e-commerce and consumer electronics.

IMPACT AND RESULTS

Recently, Affinnova compared concepts and executions developed using its technology platform against those using other tools and processes. Results proved on average that over 50% more consumers would buy or act on concepts or executions optimized by Affinnova versus challenger executions. In the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, Affinnova-optimized products generate double the in-market success rates and revenues. Empowered by the consistency and reliability of our results, an increasing number of Fortune 500 organizations have adopted our technology as the foundation of their innovation and creative evaluation processes.

COMPANY STATS

  • One of the fastest growing marketing technology companies in the world
  • 500% revenue growth rate over the past five years
  • Offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland and Singapore
  • Headquartered in the greater Boston area

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Traditionally, marketers have used a variety of tools, methodologies and processes to develop product concepts or advertising and design executions. The question is, how do these approaches stack up against Affinnova’s patented approach?

In 2013, Affinnova compared concepts and executions developed using its technology platform against those using other tools and processes. Results proved on average, 54% more consumers would buy or act on concepts or executions optimized by Affinnova versus challenger executions.

OPTIMIZATION DOUBLES NEW PRODUCT SUCCESS RATES AND GENERATES MORE THAN TWICE THE REVENUE

For years, Affinnova received informal but overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers on post-launch performance of optimized concepts and executions. In 2011, the company formally assessed the in-market performance of new products optimized with its technology platform that ultimately launched, in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Industry.

A comprehensive audit was conducted of all optimized products in the U.S. CPG industry over a five-year period from 2003-2008 – a total of 185 launches. The post-launch performance of these products was tracked through 2011 and compared against all other product launches occurring in the same categories over similar time-frames. The results showed that new products optimized with Affinnova technology achieved nearly double the new product success rates, measured by distribution and sales velocity at the end of a two-year period. Furthermore, these products generated 2.6 times more revenue than non-optimized new products, with an average improvement in two-year sales of nearly $15 million.

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Affinnova's Culture


Business growth = Career Growth - Affinnova is a fast growing company, growing 500% in the past five years. Our growth provides our employees with career opportunities few companies can match. For example, just this past year X employees received promotions and several people had the opportunity to move horizontally to other parts of the business. Out of a company of 200 people, that’s a lot of movement. Our attitude toward career growth is simple: If you’re effective at your job, we’re going to give you opportunities to do more and try more. If you’re good at those things, then expect even more to come your way. Many of our senior leaders (including our head of business in Europe, Asia and Middle East) started at in other departments in the company.

Global Diversity -  With offices in London, Munich, Paris, Geneva and Singapore, English is only one of many languages we speak. Unlike U.S. only companies, our employees are exposed to many cultures and get to understand how consumers in other parts of the world think. Many of our employees have volunteered and been re-assigned to our global offices, getting first-hand experience. We are also proud of our multi-cultural diversity with employees representing several countries, such as India, China, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Belgium, Istanbul, Yugoslavia and Thailand. In our efforts to encourage this diversity, we are a pro-immigration employer sponsoring many employees for their H1B and permanent residence visas.

Innovative Technology - Now is a particularly exciting time for Affinnova as we are evolving from a services based model to delivering solutions within a SAS-based platform. Our technology is proprietary, which means we have very little real competition. Our competitive differentiation is one of the reasons why we have been growing so fast.

Flexibility and Balance -  Affinnova expects a lot from our employees and we work hard, but this is no different than any other fast growing company. We respect family and work-life balance and are open to many different work arrangements to accommodate schedules and needs.

As a fast growing company, we’re constantly evolving and learning as a company. We appreciate any and all feedback that we receive so we can continuously identify where we can make improvements and evolve as individuals and as an organization. For example, based on feedback we’ve received, we are soon launching a system that will provide our employees and managers with ongoing and consistent feedback about how each of us are performing, ways we can improve as individuals and as teams and career growth opportunities.

Affinnova values its employees and we understand that without great employees we would not be able to succeed as we have. If you are interested in learning more about Affinnova, please feel free to join our Talent Network!


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We Value Our People

"If you have good people who are working on the right things, you will create a high growth environment, which in turn creates opportunities for internal promotion at a rate disproportionate to average companies." - Waleed Al-Atraqchi, President & CEO

At Affinnova, it's not just our technology that is in its own class, it is also the people behind it. As a team member, you will help both large and mid-sized companies including a fast growing list of the Fortune 500 - dramatically increase their innovation and marketing success rates. With over 500% revenue growth over the past five years, we’re one of the fastest growing marketing technology companies in the world. If you’re an “A” player, consider joining our dynamic team.




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    I came from a Fortune 500 company to join Affinnova. I was nervous at first transitioning to such a smaller company until i met with Waleed, CEO, during my interview process. He shared his visions and ideas and plans for Affinnova and showed how he cared to grow each department and really valued the department I would be joining. Meeting with him really sealed the deal for me. The department I was in at the Fortune 500 company struggled to be noticed and valued for the 4 years I was there, so it was refreshing to see a company place value tat department instead. Not to mention how exciting it is to be interviewing with the CEO and even after being hired working closely with him as well. I have already had a lot of exposure across senior management which has been a great experience for me. It’s great to come to work with such smart and innovative people who are excited and believe in the work they do. Plus, there is so much growth that happens to the company and its employees. I drive a commute of an hour and 10 minutes (with no traffic) every day, because that's how much i enjoy my job.

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    Being a global company is a great part of Affinnova, but there are a few struggle to really gain a solid culture across the board. This attributes to having an outside sales team which is a big part of Affinnova, but any company with an outside sales team struggles to find that solid culture across all avenues.

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Affinnova Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Affinnova in July 2014.

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    Submitted CV online, no cover letter needed. Was contacted by a current analyst two weeks later to schedule an interview. The interviewer asked mostly about my background - my past internship experience, about my college education. Nothing too difficult or unusual. I wouldn't say that the interview went well or badly, but I didn't hear from Affinnova again. They didn't have the courtesy to inform me anything even after I checked in with them a week after the interview. No response.

    I believe that a company should get back to a candidate especially after an interview. This is a bad reflection of the company and I am very put off by it.

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Affinnova Awards & Accolades

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Innovation Award, SBANE, 2013
Top 50 Market Research Firms, Honomichl Top 50 Report, 2013
Top 50 Innovative Firm, GRIT, 2013
Inc. Hire Power Award, Inc. Magazine, 2012
Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.affinnova.com
Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services

Affinnova is a global marketing technology company that dramatically improves innovation and marketing success rates. Powered by Affinnova’s optimization algorithms and predictive analytics and insights, marketers can explore a substantially wider creative space of product, advertising and design ideas, quickly identifying which will perform best in the market.

Company Stats

• One of the fastest growing marketing technology companies in the world
• 500% revenue growth rate over the past five years...
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