Affiliate Marketing, Mobile Advertising, Lead Generation and TCPA

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As many in the marketing industry know, affiliate marketing is one of the most cost-effective techniques for monetizing web site traffic and driving sales. New technologies such as mobile advertising and telemarketing are challenging the established methods. Telemarketing to users of mobile phone via “robocalls” or text messages is just the newest trick in the Read More …

LinkShare Mobile Publisher Dashboard: Announcement & How-To

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It’s great to see affiliate networks developing. Last week ShareASale launched their new merchant interface. A couple days after that Google Affiliate Network announced product APIs for affiliates. Yesterday Shawn Collins wrote about buy.at‘s new product search feature for affiliates. Today I’d like to bring to you another network-related news — LinkShare has just launched Read More …

Starbucks’ Lame Launch of Largest Mobile Payment System in US

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The news of the day is Starbucks’ launch of nationwide mobile payment system. The official press release reads: Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the launch of mobile payment in all U.S. company-operated stores, allowing customers to pay for in-store purchases with select smartphones. Building on the earlier introduction of Starbucks Card Mobile App for select Read More …

5 Hot Trends for Affiliate Marketers to Leverage in 2011

Posted on4 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management, General Discussion, Online Marketing, Thoughts for Affiliates

The famous Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes of Syracuse is known for saying: “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can move the earth.” For an affiliate marketer (and any online marketer, for that matter!) the “place to stand” remains the same as in 2010 — the Internet. Now Read More …