Linda’s continues her discussion on the 2008 trends in affiliate marketing with last week’s guest, Chris Henger, vice president of affiliate marketing for DoubleClick Performics.
Linda and Chris touched on the growing role of social networks on ecommerce and affiliate marketing specifically, and what kinds of opportunities exist in social networking, what value they play to ecommerce in general and whether or not we will see significant revenue and business models evolving in social networks that incorporate affiliate marketing.
Also, Linda and Chris discuss the biggest mistakes that advertiser merchants and affiliate publishers make in affiliate marketing that ultimately don’t work in this channel and how focusing on forging positive relationships with transparent communications and methods contribute to long term success for both sides of the marketing partnership.
In the premiere Affiliate Marketing Insider, well known industry leader Linda Woods discusses the changing landscape of affiliate marketing with her guest, Chris Henger, Vice President of Affiliate Marketing for the DoubleClick Performics network.
Chris and Linda cover a wide variety of topics including the top trends that will be important to affiliate marketing in 2008, how the balance of power is shifting from merchant/advertiser to publisher/affiliate, the importance of consumer driven content is to profitability, the changing business models that successful affiliate publishers are utilizing today as opposed to the past giants, and what kinds of tools and innovations that DoubleClick Performics are investing in and rolling out in 2008 to support the success of their publishers and advertisers.