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Here are the key pieces we worked on last month:

Affiliate Window Interface Changes

We have released a new header and navigation menu that is now visible on the Affiliate Window interface. This is a small change that we are rolling out as part of a bigger goal to improve the look, feel and user experience on the platform.

Have Your Say – The 2015 Blue Book Top 20 Networks Survey Now Open!

Each year, the online advertising guide ‘Blue Book’ conducts the largest research survey in the performance marketing industry, in order to identify the best affiliate and CPA networks that publishers, advertisers and agencies should be working with. We are asking for just a minute of your time to consider some of the improvements we have made throughout 2014 and cast your vote by clicking here and here.

SodaStream Partners With Affiliate Window for Performance Marketing Launch

SodaStream, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of home carbonation systems, has partnered with global performance marketing network, Affiliate Window. Find out more about the program in this post.

Measuring the influence: how should we reward publishers for their contribution?

With persistent perceptions that certain affiliates or, more broadly, affiliate types, are not receiving fair commission payments for their contribution to affiliate sales, alternative attribution models continue to be the source of much debate and consternation in the channel. With last click a standard across the industry since its inception however, what is the appetite to change a model that has worked when such little empirical evidence exists to say it’s fundamentally broken?

Fall Fashion Sports Guide: Part One

One of the best aspects of fall, besides the changing of leaves and pumpkin flavored everything, are the SPORTS! Fall sports include football, soccer, golf, swimming, running, biking, baseball, rugby and others in between. To celebrate the kick-off of a new season, we have put together a three-part fall fashion sport guide for your readers featuring our fabulous advertisers. In Part One we cover Jerseys, Baseball & Football Shirts, Golf Fashion & Shoes and Kids Swimwear.

Publisher Spotlight: Fanplayr

Fanplayr uses targeted real-time ecommerce offers, providing an on-site conversion tool to increase the average order value and conversion rate of visitor traffic on an advertiser’s site. Founded in 2011, Fanplayr’s headquarters are based in Palo Alto, California, with offices in Europe and Japan.

The Monthly Digest: Issue 8 – 2014

Welcome to Issue 8 of Affiliate Window’s Monthly Digest; a round-up of the most relevant and interesting industry articles published in the last 30 days. Keep up to date with trending topics being debated within performance marketing, by reading our top five recommended posts each month.

Best Back 2 School Advice – Back to School publisher competition

From August 11 – 18 we ran our Back to School competition for publishers. We posted our five favorite quotes from school films such as Mean Girls, Harry Potter and School of Rock. To enter, publishers simply had to like our Facebook page and comment on the photo with their best quote from a school movie or TV show. The prize was sponsored by CaféPress.

New launches:

We would love to partner with you on these newly welcomed advertisers on our network:

5976 Universal Poster (US & CA)

5929 SodaStream (US)

5809 Dusit International (US & CA)

5810 Lebua Hotels (US & CA)

5811 Lemon Tree Hotels (US & CA)

5812 Onyx Hospitality (US & CA)

5786 PUBLIC Bikes (US)

5996 Groupon (US)

6070 Isharya (Global)

5973 (US)

Tax Update

The US Congress has attempted to combine the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and Internet Tax Fairness Act (ITFA) into one bill, (MITFA). The Dem-based plan appears to call for a vote after the November elections, so that “lame duck” Congress members won’t be hurt by their votes. The Internet Tax Freedom Act, which has banned collection of most state and local taxes on fees paid for internet access, will expire on Nov. 1, 2014, and its extension has been tied to the MFA in the US House. Illinois Gov. Quinn signed legislation designed to re-instate the click-through nexus tax in that state, effective Jan 1, 2015.

Texas is one state that does collect an access fee tax so having the modified bill pass would hurt that state. Washington Gov. Inslee is encouraging his legislators to support MITFA. The New Jersey Division of Taxation issued a notice that, among other things, does not provide relief for affiliates paid on a CPC basis.

Keep up to date with the hot topics being debated within performance marketing and all the goings on at Affiliate Window headquarters by reading our monthly wrap ups each month. See you next time.

If you have any questions about any of our updates, please get in touch.