By Peter Klein | SVP, Media Services
In the fall 2012 edition of Revenue Performance magazine I wrote an article, “The CMO’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing,” that established the basic principles every marketer needs know to launch an effective affiliate marketing program. Now, I’m turning my attention to the entrepreneurial side — the affiliate/publisher.
As an affiliate myself for the better part of a decade, I know that none of the progress of the performance marketing industry would be possible without the entrepreneurial spirit of publishers.
Being a publisher isn’t easy. In the digital age, many major media sources, as well as the State and Federal governments, conspire to make it difficult for publishers to consistently and efficiently market their business. Even if a publisher makes it through all of those pain points and finds a great campaign to scale, it requires significant financial support and a watchdog mentality to ensure everything runs smoothly.
The road to being a successful affiliate or publisher isn’t easy but it comes with many tangible benefits. Over the course of the next two posts I will lay out the reasons why publishers use affiliate marketing, along with a five-step plan they can use to launch their first affiliate marketing program. (more…)
By Keith Trivitt | Director, Marketing and Communications
At MediaWhiz, we’re proud of the stellar reputation of MonetizeIt, our affiliate network. Perennially ranked as one of the top cost-per-acquisition (CPA) networks in the world, MonetizeIt delivers consistent, accountable leads and sales for brands.
It’s for this reason that the publication of the annual Online Advertising BLUE BOOK, published by Revenue Performance magazine, is a highlight of the year for us. While it’s one thing for those of us who work at MediaWhiz to be proud of MonetizeIt and recognize its value in the marketplace, it’s quite another when our industry peers do so as well.
The recent unveiling of the 2013 CPA network rankings marked another milestone for MediaWhiz. Our No. 5 ranking marked the fourth-straight year that we have been rated among the top-20 affiliate networks and the second-straight year we have been in the top-5.
Peter Klein, senior vice president of media services, sent the following note to MediaWhiz staff to address this year’s rankings.
The 2013 Blue Book Top-20 Networks rankings have been released. I’m proud to inform you that MediaWhiz ranks No. 5, retaining its status as one of the world’s top affiliate networks. This is the second-straight year MediaWhiz has ranked in the top-5 and the fourth-straight year ranked in the top-20.
Our new partners at Matomy Media Group rank No. 12. (more…)
By Peter Klein | SVP, Media Services
Accountability and accuracy are two issues that seem to forever plague the performance marketing industry. Whenever advertisers and publishers call for greater accountability from their affiliate networks, they are often met with silence.
Since we believe strongly in high standards of accountability, we set out earlier this year to improve the results of the click-to-call campaigns run through MonetizeIt, the MediaWhiz affiliate network. We found the perfect partner to do so, RingRevenue, the industry-leading provider of call performance marketing solutions. In February we partnered with RingRevenue to develop a comprehensive pay-per-call program to drive high-quality inbound phone leads to advertisers.
Today, I am proud to announce preliminary results of that partnership. In just six months of partnering with RingRevenue to run our click-to-call campaigns, we have quadrupled total calls run through MonetizeIt. Calls driven through the network increased 64 percent during that time period.
Here are some more impressive statistics showcasing the success of MediaWhiz’s partnership with RingRevenue:
- MediaWhiz has doubled its number of advertisers earning revenue from click-to-call campaigns run through MonetizeIt in the six months since the partnership was signed.
- Click-to-call conversion rates in the network are 20 percent, exceeding the industry average.
- Publishers in the network earning commissions from click-to-call campaigns are experiencing an average 160-percent increase in earnings-per-publisher.
Needless to say, we’re very impressed with the performance of our click-to-call campaigns run in partnership with RingRevenue. Results of the partnership indicate it offers a lucrative opportunity for advertisers and publishers to increase their lead-conversion rates. (more…)