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    3 Reasons Why CAKE Has the Most Robust Lead Distribution Software

    As a performance marketer, lead generation is a big job. It can be overwhelming to manage multiple campaign details and connect the supply and demand sides of lead generation. You’re constantly aware of trying to keep partners happy, all while driving your organization towards profitability. With so many moving parts, it’s difficult to stay on
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    Lead Distribution: The Next Big Revenue Growth Driver for Affiliate Networks

    Affiliate Marketing has taken exciting strides over the past decades, and affiliate networks have played an important role in the industry’s rise. In fact, today the vast majority of advertisers, an impressive 83%, partner with affiliate networks and rely on them to secure deals with publishers. There are numerous ways they continue to deliver value
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    Accurate Measurement in the Age of Privacy: Commentary from Garth Harris

    Maintain Accurate Measurement As privacy regulations shift and browsers such as Safari, Chrome and Firefox respond, so must performance marketing strategies to ensure accurate measurement. That’s the topic of an article by Garth Harris, CAKE’s VP of Operations, published this week in PerformanceIN. As Garth writes: “While measuring consumer interactions with marketing and advertising is
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    Key Digital Marketing Statistics to Know in 2020

    With the New Year just around the corner, many are deep in the process of planning their affiliate and digital marketing strategy for 2020. While in this mode, it’s important to understand the latest industry developments, especially as the digital marketing landscape continues to transform and evolve at a rapid pace. A great way to
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    Affiliate Marketing in India: Unlocking the Value of the Advertiser and Network Partnership

    Affiliate marketing in India is on the rise. And for good reason. In a recent survey, about 90% of the advertisers in India stated that affiliate programs were important to their overall marketing strategy, contributing to almost 20% of their annual revenue. So, how do advertisers and networks stay ahead and continue growing in this
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    Three Ways to Leverage Technology to Grow Your Affiliate Marketing Program

    In 2009 I first entered the performance marketing world as an affiliate manager; as my book of business grew, I knew technology was going to be the key to continued success. Since then, some things have changed. I moved on to CAKE, a performance marketing software company, and now am the Head of Major Accounts.
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    In Good Company – Performance Marketing Software Reviews

    Where do you start when looking to purchase a consumer product? If you’re like many, one of the first things is to check out customer reviews on sites such as Amazon, Angie’s List, Yelp or TripAdvisor. This provides you with insights and ultimately helps make smart buying decisions. The same holds true for business technology.
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    Insights from a Data Scientist: Predicting the Customer Journey to Boost ROAS

    Our Data Science department at CAKE has been busy. Recent accomplishments are highlighted on our tech blog and a press release announced our related Patent Application which utilizes Hidden Markov Models to boost return on ad spend (ROAS). Digital marketers are interested in gaining deeper insights about the customer journey to better understand their customers
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    Managing Affiliates: Using Data to Make Informed Decisions

    As digital marketers it is easy for us to become overwhelmed with the amount of data available at the click of a button. Within CAKE’s platform marketers can easily track more than 30 different data parameters on a single transaction. That is a lot of data! Once you have gathered the data points the real
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    How I Won a Pizza Party Through Advocate Marketing

    According to CEB global, 57% of the buying process is done before a customer talks to a sales rep. Most of the research done prior to an actual sale is driven by company advocates or loyalists. Relying on “word-of-mouth marketing” and social media, companies can leverage existing customers, industry thought leaders and employees to market
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    A Day in the Life of an Affiliate Manager

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an affiliate manager? Well here’s a snapshot. We talked to Melissa “Pixels” Clarady, Affiliate Manager at Convert2Media, for insight into her day-to-day activities and what it takes to manage hundreds of different affiliates across the globe. In addition to learning how she juggles her various job
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    Infographic: The Evolution of Affiliate and Digital Marketing

    Digital marketing continues to expand and is at the forefront of almost every brand’s marketing strategy. While the digital ecosystem is comprised of many different channels including search, social, display and many more, there has been one that continues to make a lasting impression. Affiliate marketing, which boasts impressive ROI, brand awareness and relatively minimal
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    Data Driven Exercises To Help Manage Your Sales Team: Part 3

    The traditional sales manager role is responsible for mentoring and coaching their team members through exercises such as; role-playing, critiquing sales calls, and individual meetings focused on improving instinct and interpersonal skills. Today’s sales managers combine the traditional approach of sales management with a data driven approach. Data helps provide greater transparency between Sales Managers
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    Data Driven Exercises To Help Manage Your Sales Team: Part 2

    The traditional sales manager role is responsible for mentoring and coaching their team members through exercises such as; role-playing, critiquing sales calls, and individual meetings focused on improving instinct and interpersonal skills. Today’s sales managers combine the traditional approach of sales management with a data driven approach. Data helps provide greater transparency between Sales Managers
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    Data Driven Exercises To Help Manage Your Sales Team: Part 1

    The traditional sales manager role is responsible for mentoring and coaching their team members through exercises such as; role-playing, critiquing sales calls, and individual meetings focused on improving instinct and interpersonal skills. Today’s sales managers combine the traditional approach of sales management with a data driven approach. Data helps provide greater transparency between Sales Managers
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    Moment Marketing & Real-time Marketing: A Place for Both in The Digital Marketing Hierarchy

    In recent years, digital marketers have coined new terms such as “Moment marketing” and “Right-time marketing” that have transformed our perceptions of how and when we market to our consumers. According to eMarketer, Moment marketing refers to marketing delivered at the right time, but not always created in real-time. The main objective of Moment marketing
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    CAKE Powers Toluna’s Global Performance Marketing Program

    Creating a successful affiliate marketing program is difficult enough when everyone is local and people share the same region. However, when a program spans across different geographies and currencies, it can be a challenge to coordinate all of the moving parts! That was the case for Toluna, the world’s largest online market research panel and online
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    Influencer Marketing and Social Media: Best Practices to Track Success

    Leveraging Influencer marketing is a great way to expand your reach and connect with established audiences that frequent social media applications, but many are finding it difficult to attribute website traffic or sales back to their Influencer marketing efforts or how to correlate social metrics to overall marketing strategies. Technologies that can support tracking methods
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