Social Media Becomes More “Shoppable”
We look back on Singles’ Day, prep for Black Friday, and check out platform features that bring merchants ever closer to shoppers. Find affiliate’s most interesting articles in our weekly curation!
Best Practices, Explainers and Predictions
An overview of affiliate recruitment and management stages from the agency AM Navigator.
Source: AM Navigator
An interesting take on influencers as distinct from creators. Something to be aware of as market changes unfold.
Source: Practical Ecommerce
Three influencer marketing trends from impact including acknowledgement that social media platforms are getting more “shoppable.”
M&A, New Entrants and Features
Shoppable® Launches Instant Shop, A New Monetization Tool and Ecommerce Platform for Content Creators, Influencers, and Celebrities to Create Custom Storefronts
Shoppable announces Instant Shop for publishers to create custom shops with better commission tracking.
Source: MarTech Series
Case Studies, Profiles and Awards
Bed Bath & Beyond partners with Klarna for a variation on the traditional 20% off one item coupon.
Source: USA TODAY
Tradedoubler’s recap of the “Chinese Black Friday” from an affiliate perspective.
Five popular affiliate chrome extensions are highlighted.
Source: Digital Trends
A new study finds that Amazon’s prices are on average 14% lower for a basket of items compared to 11 other leading sites. These sites should remember to use segmentation strategies (deals and coupons) for the large number of price sensitive shoppers.
Source: Digital Commerce 360
Events, Webinars and Podcasts
Awin reviews Singles’ Day and previews Black Friday on their podcast.
Influencer Marketing Awards 2022: Entry Kit Open To Reward Effective, Creative and Inclusive Collaborations
Two new categories, Best Long Term Partnership and Best Use of Affiliate Marketing, are up for this year’s awards.
Source: Talking Influence
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