Affiliate Insider has promised to keep “affiliate entrepreneurs ahead of digital disruption” after securing Influencer CEO Ben Jeffries as a keynote speaker for AffiliateFEST 2018.
The fourth edition of AffiliateFEST is being held at Hilton Olympia on Wednesday 19 September, alongside the Betting on Sports Week in London (18-21 September). At just 22 years of age, Jeffries has already become an undisputed leader in influencer marketing having developed cutting edge techniques and technologies for Influencer, a company he founded alongside YouTube sensation Caspar Lee.
Influencer is an AI-driven, SaaS platform, allowing brands to manage influencer marketing campaigns from start to finish. The brands can connect with the most influential content creators on social media, having reviewed their analytics and follower demographics to make sure they are perfect for both their brand and campaign.
Jeffries’ keynote session will explore influencer marketing as an acquisition medium and help affiliates to understand the value that this can bring to their sites as a new form of online marketing, which is on the rise but yet to find its fit within the affiliate channel. The content will help #AffiliateFEST2018 delegates to better understand how they can implement the concept to increase brand reach and promote acquisition.
“I am excited to be speaking at this year’s AffiliateFEST,” said Jeffries. “There is such a strong relationship between affiliates and influencer marketing, which I don’t feel has been explored to its fullest yet. “Factor in iGaming and you have three of the biggest industries of the moment. I’m looking forward to talking to people about the synergy between these three industries, and the best and most mutually beneficial way to harness it.”
Affiliate Insider CEO Lee-Ann Johnstone added: “We’re thrilled to have Ben and Influencer join us at this year’s Bootcamp to teach our delegates about how influencer marketing is impacting the affiliate channel.“AffiliateFEST is designed to keep affiliate entrepreneurs ahead of digital disruption so it’s vitally important our bootcamps are delivering the latest insights in an ever-changing landscape. Innovation and skills development is at the forefront of all that we do to support revenue growth in this channel for affiliates and operators alike.”
As with previous AffiliateFEST editions, the focus will firmly be on providing a depth of content around digital learning, as opposed to selling and promotion of services. The agenda has been curated by Johnstone to help iGaming affiliates to growth hack their businesses through a day of intense digital learning and exclusive networking opportunities.
As well as Jeffries, the list of confirmed speakers already includes RefToken.ioCEO Jan Sammut, Miratrix Founder Nick Duddy, Harris Hagan Partner John Hagan, Mishcon Partner Nick Nocton, Scout Gaming Group Commercial Director Joakim Renman, BGO CMO Allan Turner, Blockchip COO Diana Rotaru and former Google SEO expert Fili Wiese from Search Brothers.
GiG Media reaches top 3 in EGR Power Affiliates Ranking
Gaming Innovation Group’s media affiliate business, GiG Media has been given industry recognition as one of the top three power affiliates within the gaming industry in this year’s Power Affiliate Ranking 2021.
The annual Power Affiliates list commends 25 of the most successful affiliate businesses in the global gambling industry and is referred to by EGR as “a comprehensive rundown of the biggest online gambling affiliates operating in the sector today.”
GiG Media grew from strength to strength in 2020, In December 2020 GiG Media realised an all-time high in monthly revenue and generated the 2nd highest monthly player intake over the past two years. The positive developments continued in the new year. In Q1 2021 GiG’s media business reached an all-time quarterly high in player intake and in revenue. In Q1 2021 player intake grew 56% YoY and 31% QoQ hitting an all-time high in players generated quarterly for GiG Media.
Jonas Warrer, CMO at GiG said: “ I am extremely proud that we have officially been named one of the top three Power Affiliates in this year’s EGR Power Affiliates Ranking, up nine places from last year! This is a strong testament to all the hard work and dedication the organisation has put into improving our websites, our campaigns, our IT, our content, our design, – just to name a few areas. I am happy to see that our focus on organic growth resulted in continuous improvements throughout 2020, with the aim of new all-time-highs to come throughout the rest of 2021.”
Bojoko crowned Affiliate of the Year at EGR Nordic Awards
Popular online casino listing site fends off stiff competition to take home the trophy at prestigious awards ceremony
The Bojoko team is celebrating once again after being named Affiliate of the Year at the prestigious EGR Nordic Awards 2021.
This is the second EGR award that Bojoko has taken home after being crowned Casino Affiliate of the Year at the hotly contested EGR Operator Awards 2020.
Bojoko fought off stiff competition from some of the biggest names in the affiliate industry including AskGamblers, Better Collective, Blexr, Catena Media and the Gambling.com Group.
EGR judges said it had been “another excellent year” for Bojoko and that its SEO performance and overall conversion “really shines”.
The EGR judges added: “A more unique idea than most affiliates with great growth and sustainability. A very clever and new type of affiliate that is showing great success. Well done!”
Bojoko allows online casino operators and game developers in the Nordics to create their own dedicated listing page and tell their story through their own words, images and videos.
Bojoko members, of which there are now 30,000+, then rate and review each casino and game and share their honest opinion about the experience they receive.
During the judging period Bojoko built out its team dedicated to the Nordics which led to a 10x increase in unique site visitors and a 25x increase in registered Finnish players.
Joonas Karhu, Chief Business Officer at Bojoko.com, said: “We will need to find more space for our trophies after scooping our second EGR award in as many months but seriously, the entire team is thrilled how have been recognised for our work in the Nordics.
“The Nordics remain a key focus for us and we see plenty of opportunity to drive growth from the region by providing players with our award-winning online casino listing product and service.
“Our mission from day one has been to help players quickly and easily select online casinos through transparency and community feedback and it is a concept that has proved to be hugely popular.
“I would like to thank the EGR judges for recognising our efforts and successes in the Nordics by crowning Bojoko Affiliate of the Year 2021.”
GGPoker strengthens its commitment to compliance by partnering with Rightlander.com
Supplier to help tier-one operator improve affiliate compliance via its innovative compliance solution
GGPoker, one of the world’s leading online poker rooms has partnered with compliance specialist, Rightlander.com to help boost their responsible gambling measures.
Rightlander.com provides operators with a comprehensive solution to mitigate compliance risks. Using Rightlander.com allows GGPoker to ensure that affiliates sending traffic to their websites are acting responsibly. Furthermore, it allows them to protect their brand in a constantly changing environment.
Rightlander.com’s proprietary technology scans over 15 million web pages and more than 150 million links every month, analysing content and providing customised reports to protect operators from harmful brand violations or regulatory risks. It analyses links, text and images reporting potentially non-compliant content that could pose a risk to GGPoker’s brand.
The Compliance Monitor helps detect non-compliant content across territories and flags potential violations such as missing terms and conditions, outdated offers, incorrect marketing assets while the PPC Monitor identifies ads that could be harmful to the brand.
Commenting on the partnership, Nicole Mitton, Head of Customer Success at Rightlander.com, said: “Compliance is a vital yet time and resource-intensive aspect of the business. As GGPoker continues to grow its network of affiliate and marketing partners, maintaining efficient and effective compliance monitoring practices will become ever more critical. We are delighted to be working with GGPoker to assist in improving affiliate compliance in this regard.”
Raghav Ghei, Compliance Manager at GGPoker, said: “As a gambling operator, affiliate monitoring is very crucial. The Rightlander platform has made our lives much easier by providing efficient tools and systems enabling us to effectively conduct affiliate monitoring on an ongoing basis.”
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