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Catena Media acquires BrokerDeal.de

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Catena Media strengthens German affiliate position

Catena Media is acquiring all affiliate assets in BrokerDeal.de, one of the leading financial lead generators in Germany. 

 

German-based financial lead generator BrokerDeal.de was launched in 2011 in Munich and is today considered one of the top-five sites in financial services in Germany. The company is top-ranked in terms of search engine optimization (“SEO”) with regard to several key financial terms. Through the acquisition, Catena Media strengthens its already leading finance affiliate position in Germany. The acquired assets currently generate quarterly sales of about EUR 300.000.

”This acquisition is of strategic importance to Catena Media. In November last year, we took the first step in entering a new vertical – the financial services market. Since then, we have acquired assets and staffed up our organization. We are now in a position to speed up this strategic initiative, and the acquisition of BrokerDeal.de demonstrates that this is happing right now,” says Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO of Catena Media.

BrokerDeal.de is mainly focusing on larger private investors and is therefore a great complement to Catena Media’s earlier acquisition of the affiliate assets of Beyondbits Media, which included Aktiendepot.com and Qomparo.de, among other sites.

“I’m proud to welcome BrokerDeal.de to the Catena Media family and I’m very glad that Michael Hinterleitner, MD of BrokerDeal.de, has decided to remain with the company following the acquisition. I believe this constitutes a solid foundation for continued growth and profitability,” says Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO of Catena Media.

The expected total acquisition cost is EUR 3.6 million with the initial purchase consideration amounts to an up-front payment of EUR 1.2 million, of which EUR 840 000 will be paid in cash, and the remaining EUR 360 000 in newly issued shares in Catena Media plc. Maximum acquisition cost is EUR 4.8 million, based on revenue performance over a period of two years.

In a reasonable anticipated scenario, with a total earn-out payment of EUR 2.4 million, the sellers would need to generate revenue growth of between 25 and 80 percent during the period. Up to 30 percent of the earn-out may be paid with shares in Catena Media plc.

The shares will be issued at a subscription price of SEK 123,30 per share, corresponding to the volume-weighted average price for Catena Media’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm during a period of 30 trading days up to and including 10 April 2018. This means that a total of 30,061 shares will be issued, corresponding to approximately 0.06 percent of the shares and votes in the company. The shares will be subject to a lock-up period of twelve months effective from the closing date of the transaction.

On 15 March 2018, Catena Media announced the appointment of Nigel Frith, former Global GM at FXcompared.com, to lead the new business unit, financial services vertical, from London.

 

 

About Catena Media:

Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions.  The business was started in 2012 and the group has approximately 282 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta, where the Head Office is situated. In 2017, revenues reached approximately EUR 67,6 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap. Further information is available at www.catenamedia.com

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3 New Websites Approved by QMRA

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QMRA Launches Ontario Quality Mark for Affiliates

 

QMRA was launched as a quality mark for iGaming affiliates at the beginning of February.

QMRA is the international follow up of KVA (https://kva.nl/), a successful Dutch iGaming Quality Mark (over 85 Dutch member websites, 10 connected operators among which bet365, LeoVegas, 711, tombola and more).

QMRA is available for the following markets:

Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, USA Michigan, UK, Poland and Estonia

Various well known international affiliate companies joined QMRA already:

  • Game Lounge, Gaming Innovation Group and Leadstar Media

Now, Applied Digital Media is part of our initiative as well: Casino.dk, OnlineCasino.be and OnlinePoker.se have been found compliant.

The above websites have been checked by our compliance team, following the applicable law (relevant for affiliates) in the respective jurisdictions. All websites received a report on how they comply with our QMRA codes:

https://qmra.eu/active-markets/belgium/, https://qmra.eu/active-markets/sweden/, https://qmra.eu/active-markets/denmark/

We expect to add more members in the coming weeks and invite anyone, active within one of the QMRA jurisdictions, to join us!

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WA.Technology Launches WA.Affiliates

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WA.Technology Launches WA.Affiliates

 

WA.Technology, an award-winning B2B iGaming solutions provider, announces the launch of WA.Affiliates, a next-gen iGaming affiliate management platform. WA.Affiliates empowers operators to manage and optimise their affiliate programs for enhanced profitability, broader market reach, and streamlined, successful operations. 

WA.Affiliates combines an intuitive user interface with a clean, functional design, facilitating simple affiliate performance management. The platform solution is built on real-time optimisation and informed analytics so operators can expand their reach, increase traffic, and boost revenue with maximum efficiency.

Key features include personalised and customisable agreements for each affiliate, integrated user tracking for intelligent insights, and an optimised iGaming-oriented back-office. WA.Affiliates’ support includes zero setup fees alongside free panel transitions and integrated wallets for transaction security and straightforward migration.

Operators can reap the benefits of effortless management thanks to WA.Affiliates’ user-friendly dashboard configuration. Around-the-clock support offers real-time assistance and uncomplicated navigation, giving operators the upper hand in the global marketplace. Hourly insights, detailed reports, and in-depth analysis perfect data-driven decisions for improved acquisition and retention strategies. WA.Affiliates also motivates affiliates via its engaging gamification system, and intelligent user-tracking provides accurate information on campaign performance.

Tim Scoffham, CEO of WA.Technology, shared his enthusiasm for the launch, saying, “With WA.Affiliates, we’re forging a new path in the iGaming industry, creating a platform that not only meets but anticipates the needs of our partners. Our focus on innovation and customised solutions makes WA.Affiliates a key player in driving growth and profitability. We’re simplifying affiliate management to deliver tangible results, demonstrating our commitment to leading the way in digital excellence. At WA.Technology, we’re not just following the path to excellence – we’re creating it.”

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CasinoBeats Summit Set to Offer a Laser Focus on Marketing and Affiliate Strategies

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CasinoBeats Summit Set to Offer a Laser Focus on Marketing and Affiliate Strategies

 

Amidst the whirlwind of Google’s relentless updates and the intricate web of affiliate marketing, the upcoming CasinoBeats Summit, with a laser focus on SEO, AI content, and innovative traffic monetisation strategies, will offer marketers and affiliates a platform to tackle pressing inquiries head-on.

The ‘Marketing & Affiliation’ track will occur across both core days of the CasinoBeats Summit, 22nd – 23rd May, at the InterContinental Malta. The track will provide 4500 attendees with an in-depth exploration of key talking points shaping the worlds of marketing and affiliation.

Discussions will encompass leveraging innovative technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and immersive video content to engage new audiences, the power of alternative marketing channels, and gaining a competitive edge through SEO strategies.

The panel titled ‘Finding CRM harmony: Automation vs Experience’ will delve into the growing influence of customer relationship management (CRM) and the most effective strategies for its utilisation. Industry experts Matthias S. Kaiser (Head of CRM at Tipico), Alexandru Ababei (CRM Global Promotions Manager, Betsson) and Zurab Magalashvili (CMO, Adjarabet), will explore how CRM implementation can align with existing processes for player experiences and how CRM data can aid in proactive responsible gambling initiatives.

The conference session ‘Future-Proofing Marketing: Unveiling Trends Beyond the Hype’ will discuss the latest marketing trends and assess their long-term potential. Marketing experts Calvin Samut (Head of Brand, Socios), Cecilia López Boronat (Marketing Content Manager, Clobet Limited) and panel moderator Dennis Algreen (Marketing Director, SBC Events), will explore the longevity of these emerging trends, the danger of chasing trends and whether businesses should prioritise long-term brand stability over fleeting marketing fads.

The conference on the second day will commence with the panel ‘Monetizing Traffic Beyond Traditional Models’ focusing on the significance of alternative marketing channels such as Whatsapp and Telegram. Experts Silvia Almeida (Chief Media Officer, Clever Advertising), Leanne Muleba (Chief Operations Officer, Matching Visions), Eleonora Norbiato (Head of Acquisition, SKS365) and panel moderator Maria Tsnompilantze (Content Marketing Manager, SBC), will deliberate over how useful these alternative channels are, what metrics are particularly relevant for monetization purposes and whether the quality or quantity debate is over in the age of SEO.

The panel titled ‘The Uncharted Territory of Grey Hat SEO – Traffic, Cloaking, PBNs, Parasite SEO and More’ will delve into the nuances of SEO and PPC tactics, exploring the benefits of both Google-approved and grey hat strategies. Led by experts Vadim Aidlin (Chief Executive Officer, PushnotiAds) and Julia Logan (CEO & Founder, Zangoose Digital), discussions will encompass the use of PBNs, the impact of bot traffic, successful partnership SEO strategies and best practices regarding cloaking.

The first core day of the event will also feature a dedicated ‘SEO Trilogy’, hosted by Ivana Flynn alongside a host of industry experts as they tackle the continuously evolving SEO landscape.

The conference will also provide delegates with dedicated tracks covering key industry verticals such as casino, leadership, industry, and regulation and dedicated sessions for women in gaming. Moreover, attendees will be able to participate in innovative session formats such as hackathons, roundtables, and workshops.

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