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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>5 Hot Topics from the 2016 Berlin Affiliate Conference</p> <p>Allan PetrilliHead of Affiliate ServicesIncome Access Group, A Paysafe Company</p> <p>TAKEAWAY#1</p> <p>Affiliates prioritise data and accessibility</p> <p>Statistics provide affiliates with the information they need to monitor their performance and evaluate their progress, as well as gain insight on how to improve. As many affiliates promote upwards of 10 brands on each of their sites, having a centralised login for access to multiple brand statistics is ideal for all affiliates. </p> <p>KEY TAKEAWAY: We offer a free tool called CentralSTATion where affiliates can see top-level data for all their brands in one dashboard. Find out how to become part of CentralSTATion by contacting me at</p> <p>3</p> <p>TAKEAWAY#2</p> <p>Affiliates are looking to enter new markets</p> <p>As we know, established markets and the UK market in particular, have seen continuously rising competition and costs to market. Affiliates, like operators, are exploring emerging markets that represent a new opportunity to grow their businesses. </p> <p>Big, well-established affiliates were interested in understanding the options for entering the US market, as they have large amounts of traffic that they are looking to monetise. Meanwhile, smaller or newer affiliates were tending to focus their efforts on Eastern Europe, Germany and Scandinavian countries, with a small but significant cohort looking at Asia. </p> <p>KEY TAKEAWAY: Affiliates are nimble marketers and experts in adapting strategies to have the biggest impact. As you expand into new global markets, affiliates represent an important strategy to help your brand grow and penetrate new markets. Engage your affiliates to ask them what their strategies are and if theyre focusing in new markets. There may be a lot of knowledge they can share! Our recent survey found that 37% of affiliates are actively promoting a regulated American brand- Sarafina Wolde Gabriel via iGB Affiliate**</p> <p>TAKEAWAY#3</p> <p>Affiliates are consolidating</p> <p>Affiliate consolidation is continuing in the iGaming industry with many large affiliates employing acquisition strategies to grow market share and revenue. The biggest examples as of yet are Catena Media, who purchased AskGamblers and Right Casino, among others. Affiliates are seeing the value of partnering with other affiliates to give themselves a stronger footing in negotiations with operators and to be able to deliver large volumes of quality traffic.</p> <p>KEY TAKEAWAY: Creating stronger relationships with affiliates can widen your reach to new traffic, and you can create more depth and loyalty within these larger affiliate partnerships. </p> <p>Affiliates are no longer home-based, part-time workers. They are now limited companies, with sophisticates tax structures and independent finance, HR, marketing, advance insight and analytics teams- Lee-Ann Johnstone via iGB Affiliate**</p> <p>TAKEAWAY#4</p> <p>Affiliates value transparency </p> <p>Affiliates, like operators, want to work with partners who create a sense of trust. Affiliates are tending to focus their energy on well-established operators or those who have been recommended by their peers. As new brands enter the market, affiliates are taking a much more thorough due diligence process. </p> <p>The key things that affiliates will be evaluating most closely are:</p> <p>Friendly terms and conditionsTimely paymentsTransparency on statsEnriching content and offers</p> <p>KEY TAKEAWAY: Evaluate your current processes and see where there may be room for improvement. Providing affiliates with the data that allows them to evaluate their own success will create higher engagement with your brand.</p> <p>TAKEAWAY#5</p> <p>Affiliates are evolving their commercial models</p> <p>As the cost of acquiring traffic increases, affiliates are continuing to shift their commercial models to CPA, hybrid, or straight flat fee deals. The biggest contributing factor to this shift is a lack of transparency on how net gaming revenue (NGR) values are calculated. Sportsbook affiliates, for example, are now asking for commission rates at upwards of 40-45%, much higher than industry norms from 1-2 years back.</p> <p>That being said, many affiliates will accept performance-based deals with an operator that has proven their ability to convert and keep players, and that is highly engaged with their affiliate programme. </p> <p>KEY TAKEAWAY: Identify ways to maximise player conversions by evaluating and investing in strategic landing pages, strong CTAs and a streamlined customer journey, as well as consistent and engaging content for players. </p> <p>THANK YOU!</p> <p>For more information, please feel free to reach out: Email allan@incomeaccess.comTwitter @AllanP_IA</p>