Footstock, a fantasy sports brand with a focus on football player trading and fantasy football, has announced the relaunch of its affiliate programme with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. In addition to leveraging the Income Access affiliate marketing software, Footstock will also use the provider’s in-house affiliate management team and network to drive acquisition and retention efforts.
Footstock is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and offers its users a unique blend of player trading and fantasy football. Through its desktop and mobile platforms, individuals can buy and trade player cards on the Footstock marketplace with real cash and use them to win prizes in regular fantasy football contests. In addition to these flagship features, Footstock allows users to wager their player cards or win them by purchasing player packs in the games section.
The launch of Footstock’s affiliate programme on the Income Access platform ensures that its marketing partners gain access to a multi-channel tracking and reporting solution, which features a comprehensive ad serving tool for strategic targeting. Combined with its integration into the Income Access Network and expert guidance from the company’s knowledgeable team of affiliate marketers, Footstock will be equipped with the necessary tools to meet its programme objectives.
Appealing to a wide-ranging footballing market, Footstock is prepared to provide extensive, personalised affiliate support to help tailor their acquisition and retention efforts. Affiliates will benefit from a dedicated affiliate manager who will be available to assist with creative assets, marketing campaigns and bespoke requests. In addition, affiliates will have access to rewarding compensation models, with the possibility of being promoted to the Footstock Premium Programme, which features uncapped CPAs and lifetime profit share.
Araz Heydariyehzadeh, Chief Commercial Officer at Footstock, said: “As a young and rapidly growing platform, we’re excited by the potential that an affiliate software such as Income Access provides us through its wide range of tools, expert support and incentives to affiliates. Empowered by this partnership, Footstock is bringing an exciting new affiliate proposition to the iGaming space, with a fresh opportunity for content creators and expert affiliates to benefit from their experience and creativity.”
Tara Wilson, Chief Operating Officer at Paysafe’s Income Access, said: “By partnering with an innovative and distinct brand like Footstock, we’re further establishing our presence in the fantasy sports vertical. Our collaboration on this programme relaunch will see Income Access’ influential affiliate network and technology drive the brand’s sustainable long-term success.”
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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