• Insights

    CAKE recognized as industry leader in the G2 Spring 2021 Grid® report

    As part of G2’s Spring 2021 Grid® reports, CAKE has earned high customer marks in 19 categories. G2 is the largest software marketplace and services review platform. According to G2, the Grid® represents the democratic voice of real software users, rather than the subjective opinion of one analyst. G2 rates products from the categories algorithmically
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  • How-To

    5 Best Practices for Onboarding New Advertisers

    Onboarding is a critical step in establishing a long-term relationship with new advertisers. You’re still working on earning their trust, business, and even potentially exclusivity at some point down the road. So put your best foot forward: show what you’re capable of, minimize potential hiccups, and create a positive onboarding experience that will set the
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  • How-To

    5 CAKE Features to Streamline the Onboarding of New Affiliates

    Let’s be real here: recruiting and onboarding new affiliates to your performance marketing program involves a lot of moving parts. You need to take care of paperwork, billing, training them on the program requirements, communicating expectations, and getting them access to the campaign assets they need so they can start right away—and the list goes
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  • How-To

    iOS 14: What this Means for Mobile Campaign Tracking in CAKE

    Apple’s release of their new mobile operating system, iOS 14, includes a new consumer privacy setting that will change the future of mobile advertising. The new setting requires that all apps adhere to the AppTracking Transparency framework and require consumers to opt-in to the IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers). When a consumer opens an app for
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  • Insights

    Build vs Buy Software: Dispelling 3 Common Myths About Building Your Own Affiliate Network Solution

    Are you thinking of building (or perhaps you’re already using) your own affiliate network software? If so, it’s inevitable that you’ve pondered over whether to build or buy, and possibly if your current software meets the cut. The advantages of buying or licensing affiliate network software is well-documented. The right solution plays a key role
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  • Insights

    CAKE Best Practices for Accurate Measurement (without Cookie Tracking) 

    Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2019 and was revised on September 23, 2020. Performance marketers are navigating a new world of privacy regulations that are making them rethink how to maintain accurate measurement across their campaigns. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created a tidal wave of changes with browsers
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  • CAKE News

    Together, CAKE and TUNE Push Forward the Performance Marketing Industry

    TUNE acquisition represents second major investment from the Perseus Operating Group of Constellation Software in performance marketing   It’s been almost a year since CAKE announced its acquisition by the Perseus Operating Group of Constellation Software (CSI), setting the foundation for the group’s first investment in the performance marketing technology industry. That was only the
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  • How-To

    How to Run a Successful Lead Generation Program on CAKE

    During today’s shifting ecosystem, many marketers are taking the time to pause: Where do they want to focus efforts today? And equally important: How should they plan for the long-term? We’ve been talking with our customers about how they can best leverage the CAKE platform that they already have in place. For many, that means
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  • Insights

    Performance Marketing + Coronavirus: How to Navigate the Present, into the Future

    Today is an unprecedented period in history. The coronavirus has shifted the performance marketing landscape for everyone. And these times call for us to understand the past, think creatively, and re-imagine how to adapt and continue moving forward in the performance marketing industry.   We’re here to help.   CAKE is rolling out initiatives such
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  • Insights

    What is Performance Marketing and How has it Evolved?

    What is performance marketing? What is the goal of performance marketing? How has it evolved over the years and how can it help my organization? Today’s blog answers these questions and more. What is performance marketing?  Two decades ago, performance marketing emerged when brands were getting increasingly concerned about the amount of money they were spending
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  • CAKE News

    Path to the Future: CAKE Celebrates 10 Years of Progress and Innovation, and is Set for More to Come

    As we enter 2020, CAKE is thrilled to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Over the past decade, with all that has changed some things have remained the same at CAKE…. such as our mission to deliver trusted, innovative performance marketing solutions that create the best revenue opportunities for our customers worldwide. In a year where we
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  • How-To

    5 Best Practices for Working with Your Lead Buyers on a Ping Post

    As a lead distribution network or publisher, your success hinges on being flexible enough to work with a wide range of lead buyers that are using different technologies and have vastly different requirements. If you’re constantly creating workarounds, chances are you’re missing out on lead revenue. To increase your lead volume and scale your program,
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  • Insights

    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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  • Insights

    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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  • CAKE News

    Best Practices for Sales and Client Success: Q&A with Garth Harris

    As CAKE’s Vice President of Operations and with almost a decade of experience in the performance marketing industry, Garth Harris shares his personal story about how he joined CAKE, plus perspectives on best practices for sales and client success teams. He also dives into CAKE’s recent acquisition by Constellation. Here are some highlights from the
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  • Insights

    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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  • Events

    NA MA STE! As They Say In India…

    Two weeks ago, I was asked to speak at two events – Performance Marketing Insights (PMI) Europe conference in Amsterdam and the Global Mobile App Summit & Awards (GMASA) conference in Bangalore. Two very different cities, a lot of air miles and some excellent content. Two conferences with very different agendas and attendees, but with
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  • How-To

    Performance Marketing Glossary (InfoGraphic)

    The Performance Marketing industry is a dynamic world with a language of its own. The vocabulary used to describe the unique nuances of this business space is not always widely or easily understood. Even common terms can have various meanings, depending on who you are talking to. It can even seem that the term, Performance Marketing
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