Affiliate Marketing Events You Must Visit In 2019

Affiliate marketing is changing all the time, transforming the affiliate industry on the go. Keeping up with the latest trends and technologies is a constant challenge. For the time being, there is no better way for both networking and learning than attending affiliate marketing conferences and events.

 We’ve compiled a list of the top performance marketing summits of 2019, along with the reasons to choose them over many others.

Affiliate Summit West 2019

This year’s global performance marketing event will take place on January 6-8 at Paris Las Vegas.

  • 6000+ attendees from 80 countries;
  • a panel dedicated to trends, analysis, and challenges;
  • a variety of networking events.

Come here to meet publishers, traffic sources, advertisers, brands, networks, agencies, Ad Tech solution providers, and industry experts.

London Affiliate Conference

The 13th annual conference will capture our undivided attention for four days from 6th to 9th this February.

  • 5200+ attendees;
  • free entry to the iGB Affiliate Awards;
  • famous sports stars, celebrity quiz show competitions, and all day dance battles;

Check out the 2018th LAC here:

Traffic & Conversion Summit 2019

From 25-27 February, San Diego (CA) will welcome affiliate masterminds from all over the globe.

  • 6000+ attendees;
  • 7 different tracks for digital retailers, digital advertisers, content marketers, conversational marketers, & growth hackers.

Check out the agenda to make sure you’ll get something out of this year’s events. That aside, you wouldn’t want to miss out on a myriad of networking opportunities, would you?

DigiMarCon East 2019

One of the 12 annual DigiMarCon events will take place on 9-10 March at the Marriott Marquis, New York.

  • learn about the latest trends in brand amplification, digital engagement, customer loyalty, and social media;
  • get plenty of time and opportunity to meet your peers, mingle, and network.

Affiliate Summit Europe 2019

This year the affiliate conference will take place at RAI in Amsterdam on 12-14 March.

  • this year the event will open with the Affiliate Summit Meet Market, followed by the two-day Exhibit Hall;
  • the advisory board includes experiences marketers from Bud, Adidas, Optimise, HSBC, and The Telegraph.

You can get a free copy of the previous event here.

Moscow Affiliate Conference

The largest Russian affiliate conference to attend organized by STM we all know and… love. This year it will happen on 9-10 April.

  • 3000 attendees;
  • top experts panel discussion;

Time machine-ish video of 2018 event:

Nordic Affiliate Conference 2019

If you’re in the affiliate business AND are eager to visit Stockholm, this is a marketing conference to attend on 27-28 April 2019.

  • the lounge-style event will enable delegates to network in a more intimate and fluid way.

Affiliate World Europe 2019

This gathering of influential affiliates and e-commerce marketers will take place on 8-9 July 2019 under the warm sun of Barcelona, Spain.

“It’s one of the best places to go to learn. If you want to learn cutting-edge tactics, this is the place to go” — Neil Patel.

Among the speakers are Greta Van Riel, Founder & Partner, SkinnyMe Tea, Fifth Watches, Hey Influencers; Neil Patel, Co-founder, Crazy Egg & Hello Bar, and Charles Ngo, Affiliate Expert & CEO, AFFcelerator.

iGB Live 2019

iGB Live! 2019 will be held on 16 – 19 July 2019 at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Although it’s only the second iGB Live conference, the 2018th event has proven to be one of the prominent marketing conferences to attend in the gaming industry.

If gaming vertical is your thing — stay tuned for our ultimate guide that is coming later in January.

Affiliate Summit East 2019

The East version of this significant annual event will take place in New York on 11-12 August.

With 15 years of history, ASE provides sessions on the latest industry issues, staying of the most productive networking occurrence for affiliate marketers.

PI LIVE

PI LIVE will welcome over 3000 attendees from the world of performance and affiliate marketing for a jam-packed 2 days on 22 – 23 October. Network with thousands of the industry’s best whilst discovering the current trends. Co-located with Influencer Marketing Show. Previously attended by Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft.

Check out the 2018 Conference here:

DMEXCO 2019

Taking place in Cologne, Germany on 11-12 December, Dmexco defines the future of digital marketing on a global scale. And it’s easy to see why.

  • 40000 visitors, 1100 exhibitors, 500 speakers;
  • a full ecosystem of seminars, debates, and exposition.

Part of the event’s mission is to be “the meeting place for industry professionals at all levels, where ideas become actions”.

Affiliate World Asia 2019

Next December in Bangkok, Thailand, the largest affiliate conference of Asia will take place.

The specific dates will be available later this year.

Visit for latest performance marketing for the region, networking opportunities with affiliates and partners.

NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 “Affiliate Marketing In The Age Of Crypto”

The upcoming iteration of NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 “Affiliate Marketing in the Age of Crypto” is set to revisit Bangkok, this time bringing together experts from crypto and affiliate space to discuss synergies and future outlook for 2020.

The conference will be a one-day event preceding the Affiliate World Conferences and will include engaging panels and discussions leading up to the mega event. The event will be celebrated by a tremendously successful ASIA FASHION TV PARTY.

So, what do you think about our list? Do you have an event in mind that has to be included? We’re planning on attending most of these events, so let’s meet up soon!

Digital Marketing Trends To Watch In 2019

Seasons may change, winter to spring, but digital marketing mutates way faster. That said, some trends seem to stick and those are the ones that truly transform the way we promote our products and services. According to our research, 2019 is to be taken over by the following tendencies.

Optimizing for voice search

Siri, Alexa, Google Home, and whatnot are slowly, yet steadily, taking over the way we look for information. Do you remember Siri’s witty answers to the “Jon Snow: dead or alive?” questions? Well, now we use voice assistance for much more than funny comebacks.

It is a whole universe of new possibilities and requirements.

Image credit: Purna Virji with Bing data

What to do:

  • optimize your marketing campaigns for more natural speech patterns;
  • take into consideration the longer keywords;
  • if you’re running a blog, create some articles with direct answers your audience might ask, as in “What digital marketing trends should I watch in 2019?”;
  • add more visual, easy-to-digest content, which will allow users to make decisions on-the-go.

Overall, when prospective partners search for industry insights, you want to be the one providing information tailored to voice search as well as general SEO.

 

Data-driven digital strategies

We’ve already made our point on how important it is to know your statistics when it comes to running affiliate business. Digital strategies, regardless of the industry, require the same efforts to work like a clock.

From Google Analytics to Mixpanel and Amplitude to Orangear, data has finally gained the status of a foundation stone. And if you still find this activity impractical, you’re losing the game.

What to do:

  • set clear goals of your digital presence;
  • decide on KPIs and keep them in mind all the time;
  • depending on your KPIs choose respective analytical tools;
  • track the results for each instance of activity to measure success;
  • make sufficient changes to your digital tactics/strategy.

Seems like a piece of cake, yet we tend to forget about it once the workload reaches certain levels.

Remember that if you want to come across as a reliable partner, your digital presence has to be consistent throughout all the channels.

Creative native advertising

More than 4 billion people have access to the internet. Imagine that at least half of them is already sick and tired of the ads. If we don’t want to end up in one of the Black Mirror episodes, where we have to actually force people to watch the advertisements, things have to change.

Image credit: Netflix

What to do:

  • spend MORE time on TA research;
  • be honest with your customers and partners;
  • employ User Generated Content (short video reviews work like magic!);
  • reach out to the influencers of your industry for both insights and partnerships.

And yeah, don’t forget about creativity to win your audience’s attention. Just like Netflix did, promoting Altered Carbon with actual scientific research data.

Push Ads

Be sure to employ Push Ads to serve your needs. They seem to become more popular as we are writing this article. And it makes sense! This format is less intrusive and easily adaptive to any type of inventory.

According to the Leanplum study, personalization is the key to amplified open rates.

What to do:

  • know when not to push — your users are likely to be annoyed by old news or hourly notifications;
  • create and convey value — make sure each of your messages is what your customer needs;
  • employ visual content;
  • personalize.

 

Video Ads

Yes, that’s right. Visual advertising is still on. Especially when it comes to so-called Snack Ads — videos under 10 seconds that can tell a story, evoke emotions and even change minds. Easy to digest, these pieces of content entertain as well as they inform.

What to do:

  • come up with a video strategy — decide on the story you want to tell with this tool;
  • use various types of video content, from scenario-based HQ visuals to stories on social platforms;
  • create shorter, simple videos that can be view on the go and can inspire action.

Engaging the viewer is a tough task as with each second new video content is being delivered through multiple channels.

The overall trend is being smart:

  • catch up to the latest technologies;
  • do your homework by in-depth analysis and data research;
  • stay honest to your partners and customers;
  • continue with the personalized approach;
  • employ creativity and new possibilities of the digital era.