It seems like barely a weeks back when 2008 began and we’re already entering the tail end of the year.

Although the terrible weather in the UK contributed towards making it the most buoyant online retail market I have seen in any summer, to the extent that I was called upon by the Beeb to surmise why online retail sales had shot through the roof, the forthcoming autumn promises even more lucre. Whenever possible I urge consumers to cut back on their expenditure because many are drowning in debt, but as sure as night follows day, people will go on their usual spending splurge from next month until 24 December to ostensibly mark the birth of somebody born circa 2013 years ago.

Anyhow, here goes this month’s round up…

Purple Parking

A while back I shot a five minute video with AffiliateFuture to educate publishers about Purple Parking and help them make more money from the affiliate program. I’m pleased to make it available here:

 

 

Purple Parking’s affiliate program is on AffiliateFuture and Tradedoubler.

We’d like to emphasise once again affiliates are not permitted to use PP voucher codes on their sites and link to PP through an affiliate URL. This means the company loses money on transactions. We regularly monitor affiliate websites and should anybody be found to violate this widely-publicised rule we will have no option but to deactivate them from the affiliate program and revoke all commissions. PP will also not pay commissions for customer purchases made using voucher codes that are prohibited to the general public and only for specific categories of members (e.g. BA staff), no matter from where the codes are picked up from.

In some breaking news, we are delighted to reveal PP’s growth continues, with the operator acquiring Q-Park’s Heathrow operations. You can read the press release here: Q-Park and Purple Parking form an alliance.

Affiliate Programs Presentation Pack

We are pleased to have released a PDF presentation with information for publishers about our Affiliate Management clients: High Paying Advertisers – Azam Marketing.

Should you wish to promote any of the advertisers and have a query, do not hesitate to email us at results [at] azam.net or ring +44 (0) 20 7 436 4496 anytime. We will also be able to assist you in any way we can at this month’s industry events including Tradedoubler Summit, Affiliate Future’s retail gathering, and ad:Tech London.

This Blog

Hey ho, so many plans and never enough time. We finally got around to adding a poll to the blog and you can vote your favourite UK affiliate network(s) on the right-hand side.

Win a copy of the business software suite to beat all others in our easy-to-enter competition. Prize will be delivered anywhere in the worldWe are currently busy pimping a blog for a company we consult for and then our designers will be busy on three client websites, but after their backlog of work is out of the way they will be shifting their attention to yours truly and customising Azam.info.

As part of the revamp, we’ll be having a quotations section with your and our favourite proverbs, sayings and mottos. To kick-start our quotation section, I’m pleased to announce we’ll be launching a competition with the first prize being the business software bundle to beat all others, Microsoft Office Ultimate Edition for the PC which is worth £610.99 / $1093.00. It’s simple to enter: all you’ll have to do is send in your favourite quotation(s). Come back on Friday for full details.

If you have a quality blog or website on online marketing and would like to exchange links with or advertise on Azam.info, get in touch with us at results [at] azam.info.