In an article in PerformanceIn, Partnerize Customer Success Manager, Kelly Guerin runs through the current trends of partner marketing and how retail partnership is driving more performance and revenue through the channel. Here is an excerpt from her piece:
Partnerize Chief Customer Operations Officer Greg Augenstein has had an article published in Multichannel Merchant, outlining his key traits to look for when hiring for your team. Among the five traits he discusses are retail experience and belief in the channel. If you're looking for a new retail affiliate or partner marketing manager, here is an excerpt from Greg's article:
Ask any CMO, CIO, or CTO and they'll tell you...great relationships within an organization make a big difference in its ultimate success. This great new byline from our CIO Alistair Wyse provides some great practical adviceon how to improve relationships between marketing and tech people. His piece includes 6 great pieces of advice on how to drive collaboration and harmony between these critical company functions. Here's just one of the tips:
Over a lifetime, the financial needs of consumers vary enormously. Whether it’s a young family looking for a mortgage or an older consumer planning for retirement, the financial needs and wants are varied, and therefore the marketing strategies to target these consumers need to vary as well.
When it comes to finding this kind of fit, one powerful strategy that sometimes gets overlooked is partner marketing. Finance brands get great results when they collaborate with the right partners, at the right time, to target customers during different lifecycle stages.
When it comes to partner marketing, ‘finance’ and ‘innovation’ are not typically two words you’d expect to see in the same sentence. Since the differentiation between financial services products like credit cards tends to be more subtle than between travel offerings like flights or retail merchandise like apparel, they seem to lend themselves more towards static CPA-style commission structures which are more difficult to customise. Additionally, a smaller number of highly-specialised partners dominate the industry, which can sometimes restrict innovation.
The worst kept secret in Australian commerce is now official: retail juggernaut Amazon is coming to our shores, bringing some seismic changes to the market along with it.
To give some perspective on how big Amazon actually is, it’s important to understand the sheer scale of its global operation:
Partnerize is the leader in partnership automation. The AI-powered Partnerize Partnership Automation Platform delivers data-driven intelligence and industry-leading management tools that are essential for materially improving ROI from this fast-growing sales channel. The Partnerize platform has won more than two dozen awards including Best Technology at the International Performance Marketing Awards. The world’s leading companies, including 63 top retailers, 12 international airlines, 10 of the largest telecoms, and more than 200 other global brands rely on Partnerize’s platform to drive and manage more than $6B in partner sales and $500M in partner payments every year.