Archive for November, 2008

Standing around (The Interactive Marketing Show, Manchester)

Written by Sarah on . Posted in Events

For the past two days Affiliate Window has been exhibiting at the Interactive Marketing Show, a 2 day event for digital marketers held in Manchester. Myself and four colleagues manned the AWin stand armed with smiles and brochures for anyone who came along.

Given this was perhaps the first event dedicated to the digital industry based outside of London, it was a great pity that the attendance was far lower than all the exhibitors hoped for. Despite this fact we did conduct a seminar presentation on the first day that was well attended. On the second day we also hosted an excellent panel discussion with Nicola Marsh (MediaVest), John Fitzpatrick (Kitbag.com), Ed Wilkinson (Click Angel) and our very own Sam Leigh. Each of the panel gave 30 second ‘snapshot’ opinions on a range of affiliate marketing principles from the perspective of; agency, merchant, affiliate and network. The answers from all the panelists were very interesting and (perhaps surprisingly) similar. Personally I think the consensus of opinion on industry basics demonstrates how ‘mainstream’ affiliate marketing has become and I hope that the audience will take the advice on-board and get involved.

We also promised to announce the winner of our event competition to win a Wii, unfortunately the entries have all been taken back to the depot where our stand is stored! So the winner will now be announced on this blog on Monday 10th.

EDIT Mon 10th Nov   And the winner is…
After getting all the entries back to my desk this afternoon my colleague drew a form out of an M&S carrier bag of entrants (classy huh!) and Lisa Sutcliffe is the lucky winner of a Nintendo Wii. Lisa has been sent an email advising her of the win. I hope she will post up a message telling us how good she is getting at Wii Tennis sometime soon :-)

Deeplink Builder – a new plug-in from Affiliate Window

Written by Kirsty Grimes on . Posted in AWin Advice, Network News, Technology

Affiliate Window are delighted to launch our very first plug-in, the Deeplink Builder.

This application has been developed in response to feedback from the affiliate community who want to create deeplinks quickly and simply. After installing this plug-in on to a Firefox browser affiliates will be able to create links to any page of any Affiliate Window merchant with a single click!

For more information please review this PDF.

The extension is hosted on the Firefox Add-ons site (http://addons.mozilla.org). It is currently listed as experimental (or sandboxed) as all new extensions need to be reviewed and approved by the Mozilla community before going fully public.

The Add-on is called FireAW and can be located here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9472

All this means for affiliates is that in order to install the extension they’ll need to create an account on mozilla.org and then log in.

We are confident affiliates will find this new feature very useful, and as always we invite you to share your thoughts with us.