Cambridge Analytica Fallout & Affiliate | AvantLink Weekly Roundup

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook user data in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections created one of the most prominent and high profile controversies the tech sector has ever seen. Fallout has put the policies of SaaS companies, and in particular use of user data on these platforms for marketing purposes, in the public spotlight. Lawmakers in turn wanted answers, even summoning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in a rather hamstrung joint senate committee hearing this week.

In the aftermath, advertisers are beginning to re-evaluate their ad spends on Facebook and potentially reallocating those budgets elsewhere. One possible channel to become the beneficiary of this reallocation? You guessed it- affiliate, and here’s why. At the core of affiliate channel is the inherent need to develop ongoing partnerships between merchants and affiliates. Partnerships that automated pay-to-play ad platforms like Facebook and paid search avoid through strict automation. These partnerships help ensure that brands work directly with the people they would actually like to partner with to help grow brand exposure and sales. All while ensuring a scenario like the one with Cambridge Analytica can’t happen within that channel.

Performance, high value partnerships and security? Doesn’t sound like a bad place for merchants to put that now-homeless Facebook advertising budget…

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