Todd is a co-founder of Impact Radius and Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. He has been instrumental in forging and managing relationships with many of the company’s flagship advertisers, agencies, and media partners. Todd evangelizes a multi-channel approach to the performance model, and is a frequent speaker at key industry events. Connect with Todd on Twitter: @toddcrawford
Online advertising spend is expected to top $66 billion in 2016 and will exceed offline advertising for the first time – a year ahead of schedule*. But all this success is not without challenges – ad fraud is growing too. Robots acting as humans generating impressions and clicks resulted in an estimated $6.3 billion in […]
Apple just released their latest software for the iPhone and iPad – iOS 9. Notable in this release was the support for ad blocking apps. When ad blocking is enabled it removes ads from websites, videos and apps from your mobile devices. In general, people tend to dislike ads, often finding them disruptive to the […]
For years the industry has claimed that affiliates can drive 20-30% of total online revenues for a brand. Practically speaking, for most advertisers it is more like 5%-15% of total online revenues. This can vary greatly based on a website’s total revenues and overall marketing mix. For example, a small retailer doing $1M in monthly […]
Certain terms get overused and people begin to discount them or have a less than favorable opinion of them. They start out hot, but quickly fall out of favor. I did a quick search and there are dozens of blog posts listing the most overused marketing buzzwords. Here are a few of the most often […]
Affiliate marketing has been around for over 20 years yet the data we use to measure it hasn’t changed much. Agencies and marketing managers need to be able to demonstrate the value of the affiliate channel as well as the value of individual affiliate partners. In my previous blog post, The Secret to Affiliate Marketing […]
Coming soon! I am expanding our current Impact Radius Industry Insider’s Spotlight series to begin looking at current issues and trends in the performance marketing industry. Using the same one-on-one format, these video interviews with industry insiders will address the top industry issues and trends affecting us all.
The term “incrementality” has been coming up more and more in discussions about how to evaluate the affiliate marketing channel and individual affiliate partnerships. Advertisers want to know which affiliates are driving these elusive incremental sales so they can better optimize partnerships and the channel as a whole.
The concept of splitting commission among affiliates involved in a sale or lead instead of just crediting one based on last click is coming up more and more in conversation. I understand why some advertisers think this could be a good idea. They want to make sure affiliates get rewarded for their contributions and many […]
As marketers, we are surrounded by data. We rely on multiple third-party reporting solutions as well as internal databases to measure our marketing efforts, and the number of data sources seem to be increasing every year. We now pull data from affiliate networks, paid search tools, analytics, ad servers, attribution solutions, and tag managers to […]