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Introducing our new publisher interface!

September 27th, 2012 by Talya

screenshot publisher interface

We are very happy to let you know that we just updated our publisher interface, offering a fresh look and some new features for our affiliates and publishers. There are some great changes and additions we’ve made to our system, making it easier for publishers to set up and promote successful campaigns.

Here are some of the new features:

  • new design
  • improved navigation
  • new placeholders to improve tracking
  • new FAQ section (with more info to come!)
  • mobile optimized for your smartphone

We will continue to add new features over the upcoming weeks, so please tell us if there is anything you, as a publisher, would like us to make available. And as always, if anything is unclear or you come across any technical difficulties, contact your Account Manager. We try our best to to fulfill the needs of our partners!


Affiliate Summit West 2012

December 2nd, 2011 by Talya

Affiliate Summit is one of the best events out there for affiliate marketing professionals, and we are looking forward to taking part in it again next year. Affiliate Summit West 2012 will be held in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace. The event has grown each year, and next year is sure to be another great year, with thousands of visitors and numerous companies exhibiting.

Although we will not be exhibiting at this year’s event as we have in the past, both of our directors (Peter Glaeser and Jet Patel) will be on hand to meet with anyone interested in working with Sponsormob. There is still time to set up a meeting with Jet and/or Peter, so please send me an email if you would like to meet them at Affiliate Summit.


Our experience at Affiliate Summit East 2011

September 2nd, 2011 by Talya

We recently exhibited at the Affiliate Summit East 2011 Meet Market in New York City and as always, the event was fantastic. We exhibit at several events throughout the year, and Affiliate Summit is one we try not to miss. The event is always busy, fun, and worthwhile for us to participate in, and this year was no exception.

Of course, no event is ever pulled off perfectly, and this was also no exception. This go-around, our display stand got lost somewhere between Berlin and New York. So yes, we exhibited at ASE without a display, but we did have business cards, great give-aways, and our lovely selves to more than make up for the slightly bare space that was our Meet Market Table. And in the end, the event worked out well and was worth being a part of.

We’ve posted pictures of the event on our Flickr page, so take a look if you’d like to see some of the event happenings and, of course,the City.

Network update: Sponsormob new Affiliate payment plan

June 28th, 2011 by Talya

We have some exciting news for our Affiliates –  Sponsormob will now be offering additional payment options. For those Affiliates who are generating high revenues, it is now possible to be paid not only once per month but three times: on the 1st, 11th, and 21st of each month! This helps our publishers get their commissions faster and gives them the opportunity to boost their traffic and performance.

Affiliates will need to generate a minimum of 1k in commissions per week to qualify and take advantage of our new payment terms. Simply get in touch with your Account Manager, Jenny Ibsch, to discuss which payment plan works best for you and your goals. We are happy to make this available to our Affiliates!

New Affiliate Summit meetup in Berlin

May 24th, 2011 by Talya

We are happy to share the news that a new Affiliate Summit Meetup group has been formed in Berlin. As you can see from the list of Affiliate Summit Meetups, this is the first one taking place outside of the US and Canada, so we are very excited about this. And since Berlin happens to be a hot spot for startups, it is great to see an affiliate networking event starting here for those in our industry.

Also – we at Sponsormob are proud to be sponsoring the first official meetup, which will take place on Tuesday, May 31, at Lauschgift cocktail bar here in Berlin Mitte. We hope you will come join us for drinks and networking if you are in Berlin!

Event details can be found on the Berlin Affiliate Summit Meetup’s Facebook page.

Sponsormob’s Unlimited App Developer Fund and Bonus Payback Plan for Developers

March 22nd, 2011 by Talya

Bonus Payback for Developers

We are excited to launch a new “Unlimited Fund” to help developers worldwide monetize their apps. We are including our “Bonus Payback” scheme and offering it to all developers, allowing them to earn bonus commissions now through April 30, 2012. So for the next year, for every 1€ earned by our developers, we will match that 1€. If they make 1000€, we will give them an extra 1000€ on top, or if they reach 1€ million, their commission will be doubled to 2€ million.

Investment for the future

Our aim is to invest in the brightest developers available to help them grow and monetize their apps through our established CPA network. We are convinced that performance-based mobile advertising is the future, and we want to lower the barrier to entry for all developers to be able to work in this model. New and potential developers should look no further than Sponsormob as their premier partner!

How does it work?

Our Bonus Payback performance model:

  • Earn 100€ + 100€
  • Earn 1,000€ + bonus 1,000€
  • Earn 100,000€ + bonus 100,000€
  • Earn 1,000,000€ + bonus 1,000,000€

Advantages of the Sponsormob App Developer Fund and CPA Advertising

With our CPA model, you will earn a share of the profits generated with the advertiser. CPA/CPL offers will earn you higher payouts as compared to CPC. Our bonus payment model ensures that developers will earn even more revenue for the next twelve months.

With Sponsormob, you will have full control over ads being displayed in your apps and there is 100% visibility on running campaigns. Full analytics are also available for our developers, who can view revenue sources by country, carrier, device, app and ad.

Real-time reporting, marketing material, and offers that are ready and available are all part of our network. We also guarantee support.

Who is Eligible?

Our Unlimited Developer Fund and Bonus Payback program is available to all developers, including small, medium, and large software companies. Agencies do not qualify for the Bonus Payback scheme, as only revenues from apps qualify. We welcome all developers to apply with us.

How do I enter the Unlimited App Developer Fund?

Simply sign up with an account to integrate our SDK.

When do I get paid?

Commissions will be paid out the beginning of each month, as soon as you have accrued 100€ (including your bonus) in your account.

How long does the offer last?

The Bonus Payback offer ends April 30, 2012,

Which platforms are available?

Currently our SDK is only available for iOS, but we will be including Android in the near future.

To sign up as a developer with Sponsormob, please visit our developer sign up page. For more information please contact Verena Witkowski (verena@sponsormob.com).

iGaming Super Show Dublin

March 18th, 2011 by Talya

In May, Jet Patel, COO of Sponsormob, will be attending the iGaming Super Show in Dublin, Ireland. The iGaming Super Show is run by the same people who put on the London Affiliate Conference, which Jet also attended and enjoyed. As the London Affiliate Conference was excellent (meaning it was both productive and fun), we are expecting the iGaming show in Ireland to be great as well.

The iGaming Super Show in Dublin is the second event of its kind put on by iGaming Business. Last year’s event was reportedly a success and this year is supposed to be even larger, with  150+ exhibitors and over 2,500 attendees expected. There will also be daily networking events, which are one of the highlights of the event.

For anyone who would like to connect with Sponsormob at the iGaming Super Show, please get in touch with me (talya@sponsormob.com). I will gladly set up a meeting time with Jet Patel during the event. In the meantime, we are looking forward to it!

Sponsormob’s visits to M-days and the London Affiliate Conference

February 2nd, 2011 by Talya

Last week was a busy week for Sponsormob directors Peter Glaeser and Jet Patel. Peter traveled by train to Frankfurt, Germany for M-Days, a popular mobile marketing event for the central and eastern European markets. Peter had several meetings arranged at the event and had a productive trip. The train ride was apparently also nice, with dinner and unlimited drinks! Definitely a great way to wind down after a big event …

Jet was in England last week as an attendee at the London Affiliate Conference, an event organized by iGaming business. The event was very much geared toward the gaming/gambling industry, and was a very good event. More than 2,000 people were in attendance with standing room only on the first day. Sponsormob will most definitely be attending LAC next year, as it was definitely worth the trip.

And by the way – according to iGaming’s Facebook page, Party Gaming are offering an award for their Foxy head, which was taken from LAC on Friday. The reward for the returned Foxy head is 500 pounds, and no action will be taken if it is returned – they just want their Foxy head mascot back!

New publisher referral program from Sponsormob

January 31st, 2011 by Talya

Another recent update from our network is our new publisher referral system. Sponsormob affiliates can now earn lifelong revenue from publishers who join our network based on their referral. Just as with ad zones, several of our publishers have been requesting a referral system like this, and we are happy to be able to provide this to them.

So just what is this new referral system? The publisher referral system is a revenue-sharing system that rewards affiliates for referring new publishers to us. When a new publisher signs up to our network through our tracking link, the referring publisher receives lifelong commission on all traffic generated by the referred publisher, as well as from that of other publishers they refer (and yes, we did say lifelong). This commission – 2.5% of confirmed sales – is paid out in addition to the payouts the publisher generates on his or her own. In addition, our system supports multi-level profit sharing, so publishers benefit not only from those whom they personally referred, but also from those whom their referred publishers sign up (example: Publisher A refers Publisher B, and Publisher B then refers Publisher C – Publisher A earns commission both on the earnings of Publishers B and C, in addition to their own payouts).

How does it work? Our publisher referral system is actually quite simple. Here it is:

  1. A referring publisher sends a unique tracking link to a new publisher.
  2. The new publisher signs up to the Sponsormob network via this tracking link (this is an important step, as direct linking to our sign-up page will not track the referral).
  3. Once the new publisher generates sales (and refers other publishers to our network), the referring publisher receives 2.5% commission for those transactions, in addition to their own payouts.

Things to consider. While we do count the sign-ups of referred publishers, we only pay for confirmed transactions. Commissions are then paid at the beginning of the month based on transactions from the previous month. Also, in order to receive commissions with our publisher referral system, a publisher’s pricing must be set to either a CPA or a CPL model.

We are excited to have this feature available for our affiliates and help them succeed further! For more details on the publisher referral program, feel free to post in the comment section or contact our affiliate manager, Jenny Ibsch – jenny@sponsormob.com.

Introducing Ad Zones

January 21st, 2011 by Peter

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce a new technical feature for our affiliates.

Ad zones allow Sponsormob affiliates to create a pool of creatives. When using an ad zone code we send users to the best-matching landing page according to factors such as location, carrier, and device. If a zone does not contain any creatives our system will automatically choose one from our entire inventory of offers.

Ad zones allow affiliates of Sponsormob to run a pool of creatives with just one tracking code. That helps accomplishing the following things:

1. Affiliates can create groups of offers and join creatives that promote the same product but are valid for different countries, carriers, handset etc.
2. If affiliates wish to replace one offer by the other they do not have to replace the codes in their traffic sources. They can manage the switchover from the Sponsormob system just with a few clicks.
3. Affiliates can create one link and let Sponsormob send users to the best-matching landing page. That lets their ads run on autopilot.

Good luck!