• 3 Goals of Co-Branding
    • Offering Co-BrandingThree- to four-fold increase in conversions (from 8.56% to 23.21% for a cashback affiliate, 2.5% to 10.9% for a coupon affiliate).
    • Affiliate Window: 66.45% conversion increase, ~44% revenue boost, and 132% difference in new customers acquired.
  • Supporting Mobile Affiliates by tracking and providing them with:
    • Mobile-friendly/responsive LPs
    • Creatives (for various devices)
    • Mobile APIs (for apps, etc)
  • Keywords on Network: Optimize for competitorsbranded keywords (including the ones on other networks)
  • Outranking on Search
    • Organic
    • and Paid Search
  • Performance Incentives
    • Tiered commission increases
    • Cash bonuses for reaching goals
    • Higher payouts for new customers
    • Contests
  • Activation IncentivesDefine “activation”Examples:
    • Putting links up
    • Starting to drive traffic
    • Referring first sale
  • How to incentivize?
    • Cash for links
    • Commission increase
    • First sale bonus
    • Cookie life increase
  • Being Different
    • Examples:
    • Co-branding a Tool
    • Commission Beating
    • Turning Referral into Contest
  • We learn
    • 10% of what we read
    • 20% of what we hear
    • 30% of what we see
    • 50% of what we see and hear
    • 70% of what we say
    • 90% of what we say and do
      — Dr. Vernon Magnesen
  • Adding Pay-Per-Call: Pay affiliates for hot leads that call in.Just as with other models, the advertiser “qualifies” the call.
  • Bridges the gap between online & offline.
    1. Connect
      (affiliate logo, wording, color gamma)
    2. Convince
      (exclusive promotion, urgency, scarcity)
    3. Convert (auto-apply promo, CTA)
  • Micro-Bars
    • Challenging for most designers, but important for many affiliates.
    • 88×31 = overlooked opportunity!
  • Support
    • Being reachable
    • Being responsive
    • Segmented approach
    • Tailored suggestions
    • Surveys

Marketing To Affiliates

  • Zoom In (and optimize on networks)
  • Beat (your competition on search)
  • Excite (by activation incentives)
  • Motivate (by performance bonuses)
  • Innovate (to stand out)

Marketing Through Affiliates

  • Equip (by supporting mobile)
  • Empower (through pay-per-call)
  • Improve (via co-branding)
  • Discern (importance of 88x31s)
  • Back Up (by personalized support)