I was working at a job I loved when I started to wonder whether I was a bit of a fraud. Digital strategy and client service was my forte. But when I was offered extra responsibilities that suddenly had me leading meetings with top affiliate global marketers (while I had minimal experience in that field), I began to experience inadequacy. At times, I was certain I was about to be found out.
In September 2017, super influencer Arielle Charnas of Something Navy was said to rack up more than $1 million in sales for Nordstrom in less than 24 hours with her debut clothing collection, Something Navy x Treasure Bond. This is just one example of the incredible impact that influencer marketing can wield for retailers and brands.
Many debates have been sparked about the effect of fake news on the 2016 U.S. election. While not every American voter was exposed to fake news, the misleading posts certainly made an impact. Political scientists from Princeton University, Dartmouth College and the University of Exeter found that more than 27 percent of U.S. voters, or 65 million people, visited a fake news website during the closing weeks of the campaign.
The "fake news" trend isn't going away anytime soon. Perhaps as a result, trust in media outlets is at an all-time low. In fact, when survey participants were asked to rate their trust in media from a low of zero to a high of 100, the average response was a measly 37.
Working from home and being productive doesn’t always go hand in hand. Working "supermum" and AP Senior Account Manager Dipa Shah gives her top tips for productivity for remote working parents.
The affiliate marketing industry has responded to an article from Bloomberg which claims that ‘affiliates’ have been buying large amounts of online ad space on Facebook to flock ‘shady’ products and score a quick fortune. Find out Helen Southgate's thoughts...
A unique event has been launched to unite the affiliate industry, combining a charity-minded challenge with an unrivalled saddle-based networking opportunity for adventurous affiliate professionals. The EMEA branch of the affiliate management agency Acceleration Partners have announced plans to host an ambitious 24-hour bike ride from London to Paris this September, with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation charity.
Affiliate marketing has suffered from a bad reputation in the U.S., and things weren't so different in the U.K. a decade ago. In the U.K., though, industry leaders worked hard to change attitudes toward the sector by creating stricter standards and more transparency.
You may be among the 70 percent of startups that find scalability to be a struggle, especially when considering how to prepare your team, infrastructure, and systems for future growth. Overhiring to accommodate theoretical future business isn't typically an option, and improper prep can leave your employees ill-equipped to handle an ever-increasing workload. Yet never setting a plan for future growth means that your business will likely never grow at all.
The buzz around mobile isn't subsiding — and for good reason: almost 75% of American adults will use a smartphone this year. In fact, mobile set a new record over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year, accounting for 53.3% of online visits and driving 39.7% of revenue, according to Adobe.
A Performance-Based Framework Yields Better Results First, we saw many brands calling for a connection between the results they are getting and the amount of money they are paying. What company wouldn’t benefit from a system that pays partners after they have delivered a desired outcome? When it comes to affiliate marketing, the benefits are exponential because it’s all about performance.