STSpartner programme for Poland’s leading bookmaker to be managed using Income Access affiliate platform
Montreal, QC. 28th February 2018 – STS, the biggest bookmaker in Poland in terms of market share, has launched an affiliate programme in partnership with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. The new STSpartner affiliate programme will be managed by STS’ in-house team using Income Access’ affiliate software.
Founded in 1997, STS today holds an almost 50% share of the regulated Polish sports-betting market. The brand’s site allows players to wager online on almost 25 different sports, including football (from the Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, and France’s Ligue 1 to international tournaments), tennis, ice hockey and basketball. STS also provides eSports betting, and was the first brand to introduce wagering on competitive video gaming contests to the Polish market.
To support its overall sports-betting offering, the bookmaker provides broadcasts on over 2,000 sporting events a month through STS TV, enabled through media rights contracts with relevant broadcasters.
STS places a strong and ongoing focus on technological innovation. The brand’s iOS and Android apps are prominent examples of its innovative approach.
European and global iGaming affiliates will now be able to promote the brand following the launch of the STSpartner affiliate programme. The programme’s integration with the Income Access platform, which has won eGR’s B2B ‘Affiliate Software’ four times since 2013, will allow STSpartner’s experienced affiliate managers to target campaigns down to a city level and according to players’ language, device and browser, among numerous other criteria.
More broadly, Income Access’ technology will allow STS to maximise online traffic and optimise conversion rates through the affiliate marketing channel.
Mateusz Juroszek, President of STS, said: “STS is the leading bookmaker in Poland, setting trends for the domestic market. We’re strongly focused on continuously rolling-out pioneering solutions, and our partnership with Income Access, an experienced marketing tech company, is part of this wider strategy. Our goal is to work closely together to achieve synergies across STS-managed online marketing campaigns.”
Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, said: “With the largest economy in Eastern Europe and enjoying one of the strongest GDP growth rates of any EU country, Poland is fast becoming a major global sports-betting market. We are therefore excited to partner with STS, the leading Polish bookmaker, and look forward to supporting and maximising the brand’s customer acquisition strategy through our affiliate technology.”
For more information about the new affiliate programme, contact STS.
STS is the biggest bookmaker company in Poland that accepts bets for results of sport events, as well as social and political events. The company was founded in 1997 and from that moment on it has operated successfully within the territory of the entire country. Due to dynamic development, in recent years STS has dominated in the market of legal bookmaker companies in Poland – significantly increasing market share that at present amounts to approximately 48%.
The company constantly invests in the development of modern and innovative technologies due to which it outdistances domestic competitors. STS makes services online available not only through the website, but also its mobile version, as well as applications for Android and iOS systems. The company continuously develops its offer, making available, inter alia, successive live bets and strengthening its leading position in the field of e-sport. The bookmaker has also created its own system of payments – STSpay – allowing for fast transfers 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to midnight. STS, due to the capital investment in Czech company Greep, became the co-owner of bookmaker system Betsys which STS uses.
STS actively engages in support of domestic sport. It is the biggest private entity on the market of sport sponsorship in Poland. The company is the official partner of the Polish national football team, the main sponsor of Jagiellonia Białystok, as well as the official bookmaker of Lech Poznań, Cracovia, Pogoń Szczecin, Górnik Zabrze, Asseco Resovia, Vive Kielce, and other clubs and sports associations. STS engages also in support of e-sport – it is the official bookmaker of Polska Liga Esportowa and the team Izako Boars and the sponsor of Paweł ‘innocent’ Mocek, one of the best Polish esport players. On the initiative of STS, the foundation Sport Twoją Szansą was established, helping talented sportsmen from the entire country.
Due to effective system of Customer Service, STS is able to respond perfectly to increasing needs of clients. The bookmaker is also the organizer of cyclical Championships of Poland in live betting in which the best players from the entire country compete with each other. The company offers also the possibility to watch broadcasts of sport events live through STS TV. The service is available also for users of mobile devices. Each month the company makes available broadcasts of nearly 2,000 sport events, including, without limitation, football, tennis, volleyball, basketball and other sports.
At present, modern bet placement points are located in each bigger town – jointly, within the territory of Poland there are over 420 of such points. STS employs almost 1300 people.
More information may be found at www.sts.pl
About Income Access
Founded in 2002, Income Access is a technology company, affiliate network and digital marketing agency servicing the global gaming market, including regulated iGaming, social gaming, land-based casinos and online financial trading (forex, binary options). 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 gaming brands worldwide. These include: Betfred, Bet Victor, BGO Group, Caesars Interactive, Coral, Gala Interactive, IGT’s Lottomatica, Jackpotjoy, Lottoland, Pinnacle, PMU, Sportingbet, Stan James, and TwinSpires.
Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Our core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through our industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallets and online cash solutions. Delivered through an integrated platform, our solutions are geared towards mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between bricks-and-mortar and online payments. With over 20 years of online payment experience, a combined transactional volume of US$48 billion in 2016 and over 2,600 staff located in 12 global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. For more information, visit: www.paysafe.com.
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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