Affiliate Marketing Industry News Roundup 05-07-2021

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Affiliate Marketing News Roundup

Affiliate Marketing News 05-07-21

It’s an exciting time to be in the affiliate marketing industry as the growth is just beginning! Here are some of the latest articles on what’s happening in the industry.

M&A, New Entrants, and Features

Perform[cb] acquired by Beringer Capital – Erin Cigich Gives Us The Low-Down

Perform[cb], Blue Book’s #1 ranked CPA network, announced yesterday that it has been acquired by Beringer Capital, a leading North American private equity fund specializing in the media, marketing services, and technology sectors. CEO Erin Cigich tells us what it means for their advertisers and publisher partners, and what lies ahead for her powerhouse of a network.

Source: mThink

Sale Of Verizon Media, Including Yahoo, To Apollo Global Could Be Announced Monday

Apollo Global Management, a U.S. private equity group, is close to acquiring Yahoo and other Verizon Communications media assets from Verizon, according to the Financial Times, citing people familiar with the situation. The deal would enable Verizon to focus more closely on mobile and the rollout of 5G.

Source: MediaPost

Case Studies, Profiles, and Awards

TopCashback Complaint Against Rival Quidco Upheld by the ASA

ASA ruled the claims unverifiable and thus in breach of the code.

Source: PerformanceIN

Watch Now: Q&A with Finder, Gold Sponsor for the Performance Marketing Awards 2021

Niamh Butler-Walton spoke to Stephen Davis from Finder about the upcoming PMAs. They discuss what Finder is most looking forward to and what’s taking place behind the scenes.

Source: PerformanceIN

Affiliate growth is still in the first inning, panel agrees.

Industry investors gathered on a virtual webinar yesterday to discuss the drivers of investment and the future of the industry. Blake Saunders, Managing Director at Lazard, and Ben Faw, Co-founder of Best Reviews and AdVon Commerce, joined Martech Record for a webinar that shed light on where the industry is heading.

Source: Martech Record

Wirecutter Debuts New Sections, Styles, and Trends, to Capitalize on Ecommerce Boom

The ecommerce boom heralded by the stay-at-home orders of 2020 has encouraged publishers to lean more intently into affiliate programs, including The New York Times’ Wirecutter.

Source: Adweek

Best Practices, Explainers, and Predictions

My Favorite Publisher Toolkit Feature? The Daily Deal Emails!

If you’re an affiliate marketer or website owner using FMTC’s Publisher Toolkit, it’s important to make sure you haven’t overlooked any of their great perks. One of my favorite features is hands down their daily deal emails for your selected favorite merchants.

Source: Hey, it’s free!

Influencers and Affiliates Should Be Hand in Hand

Affiliate is a data-driven performance-based channel – and that’s why we love it, right? It allows us to invest more into what’s going well, optimise partnerships to make them smarter, with the ultimate goal being a higher return.

Source: PerformanceIN

Four tips to quickly and easily get your affiliate program off the ground

Technical shortcuts and a bit of pre-planning will have your performance marketing activity up and running in no time.

Source: ShareASale

The All-In-One Affiliate Marketing Plugin for WordPress

Create beautiful product displays, find new affiliate opportunities, and easily manage all of your important links.

Source: Lasso

Events, Webinars, and Podcasts

Everything You Need to Know About the International Performance Marketing Awards 2021

PerformanceIN are thrilled to announce that entries for the fifth International edition of the Performance Marketing Awards are now open. Based on the trends we have noticed over the past year and feedback from the community, we have introduced a number of new categories, have a brand new venue for you, and have a new voting process.

Source: PerformanceIN

May Happy Hour & Networking Event

Ready for Spring? Martech Record is ready to mingle. Register now for the Martech Record May Virtual Happy Hour on May 13th at 4:30pm EST to connect with other affiliate industry members, discuss 2021 trends, and share a cocktail while pretending you’re not in your living room. Register by May 7th so you can join the pre-event networking rooms.

Source: Martech Record

Impact’s Partnerships Experience (PX 2021) Coming Up June 2-25

Partnerships Experience 2021 (PX 2021) brings together the innovators, the change-makers, and leaders of growth to discuss how companies approach and transform partnerships. PX 2021 is the must-attend event where brands, publishers, and influencers gather to learn, connect, and #createpartnerships.

Source: Impact

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