Archive for May, 2014

Affiliate Window updates its transaction notification system

Written by Sander van Oorschot on . Posted in Network News, Technology

Affiliate Window currently offers its publishers a real-time reporting feature which ensures that every time a transaction is recorded, a notification is sent to the publishers system with all the relevant details associated to the transaction and the products associated with the sale.

We have released a new method that makes it even easier for publishers to begin benefiting from the transaction notification feature. Previously the system worked by sending data in JSON format to a call-back URL. This meant that publishers were required to write code to manage the data, when they may already have a generic tracking pixel ready to receive data.

With the new method, publishers can simply include existing tracking pixels. All the publisher has to do is enter the URL and choose which parts they want to have populated with transaction data.

For example:

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The existing JSON method is still available under the name ‘POST (send JSON object)’.

If you’d like to learn more about the transaction notification system then please read the wiki page.

Who’s your Favourite Famous Father?

Written by Sarah on . Posted in Competitions

We’re fast approaching the time of year dedicated to the doting man behind the scenes in your life – dad!  To help make this Father’s Day extra special, we’ve got three awesome prizes to giveaway in our Favourite Famous Father publisher competition.

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First up is a ‘For Him’ gift voucher from Buyagift, the perfect present allowing dad the freedom to choose from a selection of exciting experiences. From a Ferrari driving experience, a men’s treat at the Urban Spa to a 300ft bungee jump, there’s something to suit every dad.

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The 2nd Prize winner will receive £100 worth of Clarks vouchers to treat their dad to a swish new pair of footwear or some stylish accessories along with a Bosch PMF 250 CES Multi Tool with Keyless Blade Change from UK Tool Centre to help dad get his DIY on at home.

 

large_knife_skillsFinally, the winner in 3rd place will be treated to an L’atelier des Chefs cooking class for two of your choice. There’s a range of classes to improve dad’s culinary skills from BBQ chicken knife skills to Asian street food to filleting fish.

Entering our competition is simple. Every other day we’ll be honouring our favourite famous father from a different category, e.g. actor/cartoon/entrepreneur, on our Facebook page. All you need to do is ‘like’ our Facebook page and comment on the photo telling us who your favourite father is in the same category. On Tuesday 10th June, our judging panel will pick the three best choices from across the categories.

We’ll be kicking off (no pun intended) with our favourite sportsman dad, David Beckham. Click here to view the photo and comment with your favourite sporting father. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rest of the photos throughout the rest of the competition here.

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Good luck!

And the winners are:

1st  - Andy Hall of All Web Development

2nd - Karen Wheatley of HomeSweetShop.co.uk

3rd - Diane Drinkwater of Freebies Network UK

Terms and Conditions

• Competition runs from 10.00 GMT Tuesday 27th May to 23:59 GMT Monday 9th June 2014

The Affiliate Window team will choose the top three entries that will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes respectively

The judges’ decision is final

• You must have an Affiliate Window account to enter 

• Entrants must ‘Like’ the Affiliate Window Facebook page to be counted

• Inappropriate entries or those containing profanity will not be accepted

• Affiliate Window reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has broken the competition T&Cs

• Affiliate Window reserves the right to amend these rules at any time

• Winners must be available for us to contact on Tuesday 10th June to confirm delivery details

• Winners need to be aged 16 or over

• There are no alternative prizes

• Buyagift experiences are subject to availability and the winner may not be able to book in for Father’s Day (15th June)

• The competition is not open to any employees of Digital Window

• No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are not properly received due to communications beyond our control

• If you have any questions about this competition, please contact promotions@affiliatewindow.com

Al Fresco Shines a Light on the Home and Garden sector

Written by Harri on . Posted in Events

alfresco_logoThis year saw the return of Al Fresco, our Home, Garden and Outdoor sector event. Taking full advantage of the recent sunshine, Al Fresco was held at The Mermaid, situated on the banks of the Thames near Blackfriars.

Guests enjoyed the view with some tea, coffee and light networking before settling in for an insightful presentation from Chris Johnson, Content Director at PerformanceIN. Chris explained the current performance landscape touching on topics such as cart abandonment, mobile apps, shipping costs and the reason why so many of us share our bad customer experiences on social networks. photo 7

After Chris’ presentation, the mini expo and speed networking commenced with retailers such as House of Fraser, YouGarden.com, B&Q and The Range showcasing their products to a selection of the top 200 and sector specific publishers. Everyone was treated to a selection of tasty canapés and drinks as publishers made their way around various advertiser stands to network, put names to faces, and create new business relationships.

“The Al Fresco event proved to be another triumph for Affiliate Window. The event provided a unique opportunity to meet up with a huge number of key advertisers. The speaker session gave great insight into industry progression. The speed networking that followed allowed an opportunity catch up with established clients and meet new ones. Thanks to everyone who organised the event. Sign us up for next year!”

-Ed Learoyd, Mobile Team Leader, Marcomedia

“Thank you for inviting us to Al Fresco.  We had a great time and met new potential partners to help us promote House of Fraser more proactively. The event also helped us to gain more publishers especially for the Home department. Enjoyed the food and drinks as well, so all in all a great event.”

- Glosinda Goes, Online Partnerships Executive, House of Fraser

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Thank you to everyone who attended and made the day such a success. To see data insights and photos from the day, check out the #alfresco14 hashtag here. If you have any feedback or questions about this event, please contact events@affiliatewindow.com.

Arcadia Press Day – AW14 Collection Preview

Written by Sarah on . Posted in Events

Evans 1Spring has only just sprung, but the Arcadia brands have already showcased their Autumn/Winter 14 collection at the Arcadia Press Day, held at the chic Oui2 in Great Titchfield Street.

In attendance from Affiliate Window were Account Managers Natalie Simpson and Olivia Wise, along with handpicked publishers from the Wallis and Evans clothing affiliate programmes. The event was a big success particularly as the attendees enjoyed a sneaking a peak at the collections – this bright layered look from Evans was a favourite of their press officer and affiliate manager!

Additionally Wallis debuted some stunning pieces from The Wallis W collection including sleek patterned silk dresses and autumn brights.

Key trends spotted to keep your eyes peeled for next season include: faux fur, embellishment, monochrome, coloured leather, lace layering and bright cobalt blues. Plus there will be an array of accessories to complete your A/W look – tribal necklaces, sleek statement bags and chunky black boots to name but a few.

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Wallis 2 Evans2Left: Wallis Right: Evans

Olivia Wise and Natalie Simpson, Affiliate Window comments: ”It was fantastic to see all brands under one roof – the new collections were really exciting and we were  pleased to be able to have some of our affiliates there with us!”

Leanne Rouse, Evans says: “The Autumn/Winter Press Day has got everyone at Evans excited for bright colours and monochrome prints. I’m in love with the orange coat and it’s perfect for autumn!​It was great for some of our content affiliates to come and give us their thoughts on the new collection

If you’d like to work with any of the Arcadia brands, simply click on the links below and get in touch with the relevant account manager to discuss your opportunities:

Wallis: https://darwin.affiliatewindow.com/merchant-profile/2419

Natalie Simpson natalie.simpson@affiliatewindow.com

Evans Clothing: https://darwin.affiliatewindow.com/merchant-profile/1423

Olivia Wise olivia.wise@affiliatewindow.com

Topman: https://darwin.affiliatewindow.com/merchant-profile/2479

Gabriel Akin gabriel.akin@affiliatewindow.com

BHS: https://darwin.affiliatewindow.com/merchant-profile/1831

Natalie Simpson natalie.simpson@affiliatewindow.com

Dorothy Perkins – Rachel Jones rachel.jones@affiliatewindow.com

Miss Selfridge – Maria Oyelakin maria.oyelakin@affiliatewindow.com

Burton – Gabriel Akin gabriel.akin@affiliatewindow.com

If you have any questions about Wallis or Evans or would like to work closer with these brands, get in touch with us on the contact details below!

Natalie for Wallis: natalie.simpson@affiliatewindow.com

Olivia for Evans: olivia.wise@affiliatewindow.com