Income Access marketing director to chair 15th Nov. online panel discussion on the US gaming and lottery affiliate markets
Income Access, Paysafe Group’s marketing technology and services provider, has partnered with EGR Global, a leading B2B publisher for the online gambling industry, to host a webinar panel discussion on the US gaming and lottery affiliate space on Thursday 15th November from 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. GMT. Moderated by Income Access Marketing Director Erica Anderson, the webinar will feature experienced gaming and lottery affiliates as well as operators and service providers.
Titled ‘The Expanding Frontier: Affiliate Marketing & the Evolution of the American iGaming and iLottery Space’, the free one-hour webinar will include the following affiliate panellists: Adam Small, CEO of USBets; Becky Kingman-Gros, COO at Casino Connection Intl.; Chris Capra, former Vice President of Online & Internet Marketing at Tropicana Entertainment (Tropicana Atlantic City Online); Merv Huber-Calvo, Director of Growth Marketing at Scientific Games, which powers Pennsylvania Lottery’s iLottery; and Michael Daly, General Manager U.S. at Catena Media.
In addition to moderating the panel, Anderson will also share Income Access’ experience in the US affiliate market. The company’s platform powers multiple New Jersey iGaming brands’ affiliate programmes and its affiliate team has managed Caesars Interactive’s New Jersey and Nevada-facing channel since 2015. In addition, the team has managed Michigan Lottery and Pennsylvania Lottery’s Income Access-powered affiliate programmes since their respective launches this year.
Income Access is also part of Paysafe Group, which has been providing payment services tailored for sports betting globally for decades and has experience processing payments for regulated online gaming in North America. The company offers credit card and ACH payment processing capabilities, online cash solutions, and digital wallet products, such as its proprietary wallets Skrill and NETELLER, for the iGaming market.
The webinar will explore affiliate marketing’s role in growing the New Jersey and Nevada iGaming markets from their 2013 launches, focusing on both the challenges and the progress to date. Following the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)’s federal ban on single-event sports-betting and ahead of the launch of Pennsylvania’s iGaming market, the panellists will also discuss how the gaming affiliate space could evolve going forward.
In addition, the webinar will analyse the emerging state iLottery affiliate space. With states like New Hampshire recently launching online lotteries, the panel will also assess the outlook for the affiliate channel.
Following a 45-minute panel discussion, there will be a 15-minute Q&A period.
Tara Wilson, General Manager at Income Access, said: “With the repeal of PASPA and state lotteries now leveraging affiliate marketing, 2018 has been a landmark year for the US gaming and lottery industries. We look forward to contributing to a far-ranging and insightful debate on the next phase of the affiliate channel’s American evolution.”
Visit the EGR Global site to register for the webinar.
About Income Access’ EGR Global Webinar
Time (one hour, including 15-minute Q&A): From 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday 15th November 2018
Info on webinar: https://egr.global/events/egr-webinar-the-expanding-frontier-affiliate-marketing-the-evolution-of-the-american-igaming-ilottery-space/
Webinar registration page: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1114846910612659467
About Income Access
Founded in 2002, Income Access is a digital marketing and technology company with an independent affiliate network. It specialises in providing affiliate marketing and digital marketing solutions to regulated iGaming, lottery, land-based casino and financial trading companies. Through its award-winning marketing software and a partnership-centric approach, Income Access delivers comprehensive data and strategic insight on marketing campaigns across all digital and offline channels.
In September 2016, Income Access was acquired by Paysafe Group, the company behind the digital wallet brands NETELLER and Skrill. Income Access is partnered with over 300 brands worldwide. These include: Betfred, Bet Victor, BGO Group, Caesars Interactive, Danske Spil (Danish national lottery), ETX Capital, GAIN Capital, IGT’s Lottomatica, Ladbrokes Coral, Jackpotjoy, Michigan Lottery, Pennsylvania Lottery, Pinnacle, Sportingbet, Tote Ireland, and TwinSpires.
Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions.
With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US $80 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world.
Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments.
Bojoko appoints Joonas Karhu as CEO
Chief Business Officer promoted to top job while current CEO Toni Halonen starts new role as Chief Product Officer
Bojoko, the award-winning online casino affiliate site, has appointed Joonas Karhu as Chief Executive Officer amid a management reshuffle.
Joonas moves into the top job from the role of Chief Business Officer, with current CEO and Bojoko Co-founder, Toni Halonen, moving to the newly created role of Chief Product Officer.
The reshuffle will see Joonas take over the day to day running of the business and take on the task of ensuring Bojoko becomes the first globally recognised online gambling affiliate brand.
He will also be responsible for strategy development and execution, driving growth, overseeing resources and development and inspiring and motivating the wider team.
In his role as Chief Business Officer, Joonas has developed strong relationships with a wide range of industry stakeholders which he will continue to work with as CEO.
As Chief Product Officer, Toni will focus on taking the Bojoko product and user experience to levels the industry has never seen before and further establishing the company as a leader in the sector.
This comes after several major product upgrades, including the launch of two in-house developed game training apps that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play store.
Joonas Karhu, Bojoko Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am honoured to have been named CEO of Bojoko, a business that I have been proud to be a part of since the very beginning.
“Over the past four years, I have watched it grow into an award-winning, market-leading online gambling affiliate organisation with a presence in markets around the world.
“I have always worked closely with Toni in my role as Chief Business Officer and believe I am in a strong position to take over the reins and continue to drive the business forward and on to greater success.
“I’d like to thank Toni and the other co-founders for putting their trust in me and promise to do all I can to achieve the goal of Bojoko becoming the first globally recognised affiliate brand.”
Toni Halonen, Chief Product Officer at Bojoko, said: “In Joonas we have the perfect candidate for the CEO role; he knows the business and also has unrivalled knowledge of, and experience in, the market.
“This reshuffle allows me to refocus on my passions – technology and SEO – and to ensure that Bojoko continues to push the boundaries in the areas of technology and user experience.
“This really is an exciting chapter for the business, and I look forward to seeing the incredible things we can achieve under Joonas’ leadership.”
247Partners strengthens leadership with strategic appointment
The leading multi-brand affiliate programme 247Partners has appointed Alex Boiko to the position of Head of Affiliate.
Alex brings with him more than three years’ experience, having most recently worked as Affiliate Marketing Manager for 7StarsPartners.
He will work across the company’s three unique casino brands, Amun Ra, 5Gringos and 7Signs and well as its partners, located in a broad range of markets.
The appointment comes as the company’s global affiliate network continues to grow and offer a product that is tailored to a varied selection of regulated territories.
Denys Butko, the founder and CEO of ButOn Group, said: “We are excited to welcome Alex to our evolving affiliate team. His recruitment is yet another step in our aim to further strengthen our senior management team.
“A goal of ours is to have the industry’s best and his track record shows that he is a proactive affiliate professional with all-embracing expertise and an exceptional performance record in the igaming and tech-related industries.”
Alex said: “247Partners has achieved a lot in a very short space of time so it is exciting to be joining when the company is hitting its stride. I am looking forward to growing the business alongside such hardworking industry experts and help the company to achieve its bold vision.”
Introducing The Affiliate Agency
Full service iGaming affiliate staffing and management for emerging markets
With an eye on emerging iGaming markets, The Affiliate Agency (TAA) has launched to help merchants with affiliate program management and day-to-day management of their affiliate programs. The two veteran owners of TAA each have over 20 years experience with affiliate program management and relationship building. The Affiliate Agency is ready to leverage this experience and connections to help launch new and grow existing affiliate programs in all industries, with a focus on iGaming.
The Affiliate Agency is a full service affiliate marketing agency that is committed to flexibility when working with clients. Along with affiliate management staffing, TAA helps with affiliate recruitment, program setup, affiliate engagement, and manager training. The Agency also has a team ready to provide design of creatives, copywriting services and more. Each offering by TAA is available a la carte. The Agency is also affiliate software agnostic and will work with any tracking platform required, and can recommend the best system for each client from a list of trusted providers.
“The most difficult part of running a successful affiliate program is hiring seasoned affiliate managers who have connections to high value affiliates,” said General Manager Connie Burstin. “With The Affiliate Agency we plan to streamline and provide this process out of the box for brands, allowing them to hit the ground running and earning revenue with their affiliate programs from day one.”
The Affiliate Agency is based in the United States and Canada and has staff in Costa Rica, positioning itself to service iGaming operators targeting the Americas but also worldwide.
For more information about the Affiliate Agency, contact info@TheAffiliateAgency.co or visit TheAffiliateAgency.co
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