Performance Horizon Blog

New Book - First Real Look at Affiliate Marketing

Posted by Erik Mikisch on May 9, 2017 1:03:56 PM

Bob Glazer, founder and managing director of our partner, Acceleration Partners, just released his first book, Performance Partnerships: The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing!

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Topics: Business Considerations, Technology, Data, Training & Education

Performance Marketing Review: Ad Tech Partnerships

Posted by Erik Mikisch on May 5, 2017 6:45:28 PM

Happy Friday, marketers! To close out the week, we'd like to share some recent and noteworthy items in the digital marketing world. 

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Topics: General

Transformational Partnerships: The Next Step in Partner Marketing

Posted by Stefanie Colley on Apr 28, 2017 12:59:45 PM

Over the last ten years, we’ve seen the traditional affiliate landscape evolve into the much broader partner and affiliate marketing space we know today. Brands are now looking towards a forward-thinking partner marketing model based on data, scale, and analytics. Transformational partnerships are the next step in this digital marketing progression, allowing brands to drive customer acquisition and stronger customer loyalty as well as become more efficient with their time and resources.

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Topics: Partner, Technology, Data

Partner Marketing 101: Differentiation Through Data

Posted by Mira Khanna on Apr 7, 2017 1:51:49 PM

A fundamental principle of partner marketing is that a brand's partnerships should be tracked, recorded and rewarded based on their performance. 

To sift through the sea of information, identify trends, and distill actionable insights, advertisers must develop strategies for ingesting and managing their data streams, identify the key metrics that align with their overall business goals, and ensure those are analyzed in a relevant and meaningful context.

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Topics: Technology, Data

Why Partner Marketing Needs Customer Success, Not Account Management

Posted by Grace McConnell on Mar 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Over the last seven years, major brands have been shifting towards technology to manage their partnerships and affiliates—which means that the service required to support them has evolved too.

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Topics: Partner, Support, Technology, Migration & Deployment, Training & Education

How Pandora Drove Growth With Innovative Partnerships

Posted by Mira Khanna on Mar 24, 2017 6:47:24 PM

Pandora's Managing Director A/NZ Jane Huxley at Innovation Day 2017

Five years ago, Pandora Radio came to Australia. How did a music streaming service carve—and cement—a space for itself in a market that equated its name with high-end jewellery? By forging innovative partnerships that drove tremendous growth for the brand.

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Topics: General, Partner, Technology, Data, Training & Education

Performance Marketing Review: Transparency in Digital Advertising

Posted by Erik Mikisch on Mar 20, 2017 6:31:43 PM

Happy Monday, marketers! For this week's performance marketing news roundup, we looked at some of the issues plaguing the digital advertising industry ranging from a lack of transparency to mobile ad blocking—and what some companies are doing to combat them. We also take a look at an interesting way that retailer Jo-Ann Fabric hopes to tie together offline and online customer experiences. 

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Topics: General

3 Ways Retailers Can Measure ROI with Brand Partnerships

Posted by Alix Satchell on Mar 9, 2017 5:51:47 PM

The way we buy has most certainly changed. We’ve seen large brick and mortar stores such as Dick Smith move to online only. We’re all waiting in anticipation for Amazon to enter the Australian market this year. In a market where you can now order something online and have it arrive on the same day, the Australian retail industry is focusing more than ever on the end-to-end customer experience.

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Topics: Technology, Retail

4 Tips to Build Long-term Value in Partner Marketing

Posted by Emily Brown on Mar 3, 2017 3:53:01 PM

The affiliate marketing landscape has changed dramatically over the years. Where brands once focused purely on horizontal growth through higher volumes of affiliates, there's now a focus on driving true vertical growth by creating higher value with strategic affiliates and key marketing partners.

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Topics: General, Training & Education

Performance Marketing Review: 89th Academy Awards

Posted by Erik Mikisch on Feb 27, 2017 1:56:29 PM

The 89th Academy Awards had no shortage of drama - from politically-charged speeches to the big mix up for Best Picture with Moonlight and La La Land. As with any major event, brand marketers worked to get in on the action. 

In today's roundup of online and partner marketing news and opinion, we look at some analysis and coverage of the marketing and advertising buzz around the 2017 Oscars.

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Topics: General