iGB Affiliate Awards

iGB Affiliate Awards
9th February 2018
The Brewery
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iGB Affiliate Awards

Welcome to the iGB Affiliate Awards 2018. The 2018 event will take place on Friday 9th February during the London Affiliate Conference 2018 and is free to attend to all conference delegates. 

The iGB Affiliate Awards are the most respected awards in the industry with a focus on transparency - the awards are designed to reward those who give their all for our industry. We are proud to continually deliver transparent and inclusive awards and look forward to hosting another fantastic event in 2018.

You can now view the shortlist for the iGB Affiliate Awards 2018, we will be releasing information about how you can buy a table soon.

 

 

The theme for the iGB Affiliate Awards in 2018 is "Tenacity". We're looking for those who have succeeded against the odds. We're looking for those who have embraced hard work, been tenacious and determined day to day and who continually make a positive impact on our industry.

A reminder about some of the changes that we made to the iGB Affiliate Awards process in 2017, which will continue in 2018: 

  • Criteria: The criteria will be at the forefront of both the nomination and judging process. The criteria will also focus on the last 12 months and not before - the awards will be about momentum and not size.
  • The categories: We have reduced the number of awards from 32 to 24. 
  • Nominations and voting: The nominations process will remain similar to previous years, however, the voting (which was open to abuse) has been dropped from the process. We now have a nominations board that will use the information supplied as well as their own industry knowledge to create a shortlist of no more than 7 candidates.
  • Judging: For judging the focus will be on the criteria, with points allocated to each item to drive accountability and transparency. There is an increased number of judges and have created a head judge for each category who is accountable for the final decision collated with the fellow judges. The judge’s decision will be final but the head judge will get involved if it’s a tie. The judges will also hold a Q&A with each shortlisted candidate, which will be recorded and made available for you to view. The judges will also create a document for each award that clearly defines why each winner won.
  • Free to attend: The iGB Affiliate Awards 2017 will be all inclusive! The event is free to attend for everyone registered to attend the London Affiliate Conference.
  • VIP tables: If you want a little something extra, VIP tables will be available to book. These will include seating close to the stage and alcohol. 

The iGB Affiliate Awards are hosted by iGB Affiliate; organisers of the iGB Affiliate event series and publishers of iGB Affiliate magazine.

Highlights from the 2017 iGB Affiliate Awards

 

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To register to attend the iGB Affiliate Awards for free, you have to be registered to attend the London Affiliate Conference 2018. 

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The nominations for the iGB Affiliate Awards 2018 are now closed - we will release the shortlist soon.

The theme for the iGB Affiliate Awards in 2018 is "Tenacity". We're looking for those who have succeeded against the odds. We're looking for those who have embraced hard work, been tenacious and determined day to day and who continually make a positive impact on our industry.

 If you have any questions or queries please contact Emma.Beal@ClarionGaming.com 

    Information

    Please find information about the iGB Affiliate Awards 2018 below. 

    8.00pm: Doors open
    9.00pm: iGB Affiliate Awards presentation
    10.15pm: Entertainment
    11.00pm: DJ and party

    Anyone working within the igaming affiliate industry can submit nominations to the iGB Affiliate Awards whether entering themselves, their organisation or nominating on behalf of an individual or organisation. Just visit the enter page to submit your entry. Please note that you will only be able to submit one entry per category, and you will only be able to submit the entire nominations form once. 

    1. Submit your entries (Monday 2nd October 2017 - Friday 20th October 2017)

    Anyone working within the iGaming Affiliate industry can submit nominations to the iGB Affiliate Awards whether entering themselves, their organisation or nominating on behalf of an individual or organisation. Just visit the nominations page to submit your entry. Please note that you will only be able to submit one entry per category, and you will only be able to submit the entire nominations form once.

    2. All nominations reviewed by nominations board (Friday 27th October 2017 - Wednesday 15th November 2017)

    Upon the closing of nominations, all of the nominations received will be sent through to the nominations board. This board of specially selected of experts will assess each nominee against the category criteria and together will decide the final shortlist. You can view the nominations board on the judges page. The nominations board will complete forms on each nominee assessing how well they fit the category criteria. The nominations board record the points allocated for each item in the criteria to drive accountability and transparency, as well as any notes from the discussion. These forms will be made available on request. 

    3. Shortlists announced (Thursday 23rd November 2017)

    Following the closing of voting, the top 7 entrants in each category, as deemed by the nominations board, will be shortlisted and announced. This highly commended list will be announced at the awards evening and the winners presented with their trophies.

    4. Submit your criteria forms (Thursday 23rd November 2017 - Wednesday 6th December 2017)

    Those shortlisted (the top entrants per category) will be sent a submission form for completion to explain how they meet the criteria for each award. These completed forms will then be submitted to the judging panel.The criteria will focus on the last 12 months and not before – the awards will be about momentum and not size.

    5. Judging Panel (Friday 15th December 2017 - Friday 12th January 2018)

    Once submission forms are received, our judging panel, which consists of independent experts to ensure that the integrity of the awards are upheld, will evaluate each short listed nomination against the judging criteria in order to select the final winners.The judging process is a rigorous and thorough procedure; each nomination will be considered upon their form submission entry and evaluated against the judging criteria. As well as considering the criteria form, each shortlisted candidate will be invited to a Q&A by the judging panel (which will be filmed and made available to view).

    The judging panel will discuss all applicants in relation to their award category criteria. There will also be a head judge for each category who is accountable for the final decision collated with his fellow judges. The judge’s decision will be final but the head judge will get involved if it’s a tie.

    The judging panel will complete a document for each award that clearly defines why each winner won. These will be made available for you to view.

    The 2018 iGB Affiliate Awards will have 24 awards in total:

    • Best website: Poker, casino, sports betting, bingo, lottery  and financial
    • Best affiliate manager: Poker, casino, sports betting, bingo, lottery and financial
    • Best affiliate program: Poker, casino, sports betting, bingo, lottery and financial
    • Best newcomer: Affiliate program and affiliate
    • Best innovation
    • Best non-English language: Website and affiliate program
    • Best use of social media by an affiliate

    For further details about the judging criteria for both please go to the categories criteria page.

    Anyone working within the igaming affiliate industry can submit nominations to the iGB Affiliate Awards whether nominating themselves, their organisation or on behalf of an individual or organisation.

    However, please only submit one entry per category and only for those categories relevant to the individual or company. Any applications received for a non-relevant category or any duplicated applications will be void. If you have any questions, please contact Emma.Beal@ClarionGaming.com 

    The iGB Affiliate Awards is the UK's premier recognition platform for businesses of all sizes in the online gaming affiliate industry. The benefits of entering The iGB Affiliate Awards extend far beyond just picking up one of the prestigious trophies in February. Here are the reasons why your organisation should take part in the awards this year:

    • An opportunity to differentiate your business and stand out from competitors
    • Greater recognition for you and your organisation within the industry perhaps leading to additional business as a result
    • Improved business relationships
    • Good marketing and PR opportunities
    • Enhanced motivation
    • Demonstrates to current and future staff that you're a leading company plus the added bonus of attracting excellent and talented employees
    • Publicises your personal credentials to your clients, existing employer and future employers
    • A good opportunity to measure your current performance, consider what has contributed to your success and to look at where you can go from there
    • The motivation to sustain this performance in order to retain/ beat your competitor for the award for the following year!

    Each iGB Affiliate Award has their own category criteria - please read the requirements for each award category carefully in order to fully understand what is required to get through to the shortlist. The judges and the criteria will focus on the last 12 months and not before. The theme for the iGB Affiliate Awards in 2018 is "Tenacity". We're looking for those who have succeeded against the odds. We're looking for those who have embraced hard work, been tenacious and determined day to day and who continually make a positive impact on our industry. You can enter the iGB Affiliate Awards by visiting the "Enter" page, you will need to register with our voting platform in order to nominate. 

     

    The iGB Affiliate Awards will be free to attend to everyone that is registered to attend the London Affiliate Conference. Once you have registered for the London Affiliate Conference, and selected that you are attending the iGB Affiliate Awards, you will receive an eticket that you can bring with you on the night to confirm your entry. 

    There will also be VIP tables on sale. These will include alcohol and will be placed around the stage where the awards will be presented. To find out more about VIP tables please email James.Harrison@ClarionGaming.com

    The dress code for the iGB Affiliate Awards is smart casual.

    Criteria

    Please see below for the list of award categories and their criteria for the 2018 iGB Affiliate Awards.

    • Best poker website
    • Best casino website
    • Best sports betting website
    • Best bingo website
    • Best lottery website
    • Best financial website

    Affiliates are the engines of the igaming industry driving huge levels of traffic to operators, however as the sector has grown so has the competition so its more important than ever for affiliates to drive their business forward through strategic innovation, planning and implementation. In this category we recognise the websites that have managed to do this at an exceptional level over the last 12 months.

    The judges will be marking against example criteria such as the below:

    • How has your business grown over the last 12 months?
    • What positive changes have you implemented and how has this changed your business?
    • How have you increased the volume and quality of your traffic?
    • How have you innovated in the last 12 months?
    • How has your rankings changed over the last 12 months?
    • How have you increased your brand power over the last 12 months?
    • How have you improved your relationships with your affiliate programs in the last 12 months?
    • Best poker Affiliate Manager
    • Best casino Affiliate Manager
    • Best sports betting Affiliate Manager
    • Best bingo Affiliate Manager
    • Best lottery Affiliate Manager
    • Best financial Affiliate Manager

    A high performing affiliate manager is one of the most critical influencers on the success of an affiliate program, they are the face of the business and are key to driving that program forward through hard work, industry expertise and integrity. This award rewards the individuals in this sector that stood out from the crowd in the last 12 months.

    The judges will be marking against example criteria such as the below:

    • What have you done differently in the last 12 months to make a positive difference to your affiliate program?
    • How have you maintained and grown relationships with your current affiliates?
    • How have you attracted new affiliates to the program in the last 12 months?
    • What examples do you have of helping to grow your affiliates businesses in the last 12 months?
    • How have you maintained or increased your communication and responsiveness with affiliates?
    • How have you increased your presence in the affiliate community in the last 12 months?
    • How have you increased your industry and technical knowledge in the last 12 months?
    • Best poker affiliate program
    • Best casino affiliate program
    • Best sports betting affiliate program
    • Best bingo affiliate program
    • Best lottery affiliate program
    • Best finance affiliate program

    You only have to look at the list of exhibitors at the iGB Affiliate events to see that competition between affiliate programs its at an all time high so its more important than ever to both stand out from the crowd and continually invest in your program and partners. This award will reward the affiliate programs that have done just this in the last 12 months; it is not about being the biggest, but about driving momentum in the last 12 months.

    The judges will be marking against example criteria such as the below:

    • How has your program changed in the last 12 months?
    • How have you innovated in the last 12 months?
    • What have you done to improve your relationship with your affiliates?
    • What have you done to increase market share?
    • What have you done to increase player conversion and retention?
    • How have you helped your current affiliate base grow their earnings and business?
    • How have you improved how you support affiliates?
    • What have you done to attract and retain new affiliates?
    • Best affiliate program newcomer
    • Best affiliate newcomer

    Since we launched the iGB Affiliate events 11 years ago we have continually heard  “the market is full and there is no space for newcomers” but  this is evidently wrong. Whether it’s through innovation, new niches, geography or simply hard work we constantly see successful new entrants from both the affiliate and operator side launch and grow to take market share which is what makes our sector so exciting and dynamic. This award is there to congratulate those newcomers and recognise that they are the best of the best of that year.

    All newcomers must be a new launch to the igaming affiliate market from Oct 1st 2015 to Nov 1st 2016, unfortunately a redesign or re-launch will not be accepted in this category.

    The judges will be marking against example criteria such as the below:

    Affiliates

    • What differentiates you from the “crowd”?
    • What growth have you seen since launch in terms of traffic and revenue?
    • How have you innovated?
    • How are you generating traffic and how does this compare to your competitors?
    • What are your business objectives for year 1 and 2 and how are you doing against these?
    • How do you see the business scaling?

    Affiliate programs

    • What differentiates you from the “crowd”?
    • What growth have you seen since launch in terms of affiliate signups and players generated from this source?
    • How have you innovated?
    • What do you do differently to manage and grow both your affiliate and player database?
    • What are your business objectives for year 1 and 2 and how are you doing against these?
    • How do you see the business scaling?

    Gambling or gaming can be traced back thousands of years and many of the most popular games are the oldest however there is still huge opportunity for innovation in this sector whether this is a completely new game or technical innovation to increase player retention. In this category we want to find the most innovative product or solution created since 1st October 2015.

    The judges will be marking against example criteria such as the below:

    • What makes this innovation a game changer – How is it different?
    • What are the key benefits of this innovation?
    • What evidence do you have of how this innovation has provided positive ROI or had a significant business impact
    • How do you expect to further develop this piece of innovation over 1, 3 and 5 years?
    • Best non-English affliate website
    • Best non-English affiliate program

    This is a new award introduced in 2016 to recognise the affiliates and affiliate programs that operate outside of the English speaking markets. This was a direct result of industry feedback that felt it was difficult for specific country focused businesses to compete in some of the other categories that are at times very English language focused due to the nature of the industry and our community.

    The judges will be marking against example criteria such as the below:

    Affiliates

    • How has your business grown over the last 12 months?
    • What positive changes have you implemented and how has this changed your business?
    • How have you increased the volume and quality of your traffic?
    • How have you innovated in the last 12 months?
    • How has your rankings changed over the last 12 months?
    • How have you increased your brand power over the last 12 months?
    • How have you improved your relationships with your affiliate programs in the last 12 months?

    Affiliate programs

    • How has your program changed in the last 12 months?
    • How have you innovated in the last 12 months?
    • What have you done to improve your relationship with your affiliates?
    • What have you done to increase market share?
    • What have you done to increase player conversion and retention?
    • How have you helped your current affiliate base grow their earnings and business?
    • How have you improved how you support affiliates?
    • What have you done to attract and retain new affiliates?

    One of the biggest game changers in marketing has been the proliferation of social media and therefore the ability for brands to influence and lead conversations. As result established affiliates have utilised this channel to drive additional traffic, connect with their community and raise their brand whilst at the same time new affiliates have emerged that in some cases only use this channel to drive traffic. This new award has been created to reward affiliates that are utilising this channel in the best way possible with specific focus on what they have done over the last 12 months?

    The judges will be marking against example criteria such as the below:

    • How are you using social media in your business and how has this improved over the last 12 months?
    • What makes what you do with social media different from your competitors?
    • Please provide your key performance indicators in social media and how these have changed over the last 12 months.
    • How do you integrate social media into other marketing activity you carry out?
    • How does your use of social media support your overall business objectives?

    Process

    The theme for the iGB Affiliate Awards in 2018 is "Tenacity". We're looking for those who have succeeded against the odds. We're looking for those who have embraced hard work, been tenacious and determined day to day and who continually make a positive impact on our industry.

    The 2018 iGB Affiliate Awards nominations and judging process will be as follows:

    Anyone working within the iGaming Affiliate industry can submit nominations to the iGB Affiliate Awards whether entering themselves, their organisation or nominating on behalf of an individual or organisation. Just visit the "Enter" page to submit your entry. Please note that you will only be able to submit one entry per category.

    Upon the closing of nominations, all of the nominations received will be sent through to the nominations board. This board of specially selected experts will assess each nominee against the category criteria and together will decide the final shortlist.

    On the day that the shortlist is announced the top 7 entrants in each category, as deemed by the nominations board, will be shortlisted and announced. This highly commended list will be announced at the awards evening and the winners presented with their trophies.

    Those shortlisted (the top entrants per category) will be sent a submission form for completion to explain how they meet the criteria for each award. These completed forms will then be submitted to the judging panel.The criteria will focus on the last 12 months and not before. This year the theme and main judging focus will be "Tenacity".

    Once submission forms are received, our judging panel, which consists of independent experts to ensure that the integrity of the awards are upheld, will evaluate each short listed nomination against the judging criteria in order to select the final winners.The judging process is a rigorous and thorough procedure; each nomination will be considered upon their form submission entry and evaluated against the judging criteria.

    The judging panel will analyse and assess all applicant submissions against specific award category criteria where there will assign defined marks against each criteria point providing an overall total. There will also be a head judge for each category who is accountable for the final decision collated with his fellow judges. The judge’s decision will be final but the head judge will only get involved if it’s a tie.

    The judging panel will complete a document for each award that clearly defines why each winner won. These will be made available for you to view. 

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    Kevin Reid

    Kevin Reid is Commercial Director of the 1X2 NETWORK, the parent company that trades under the brands of Iron Dog Studio and 1X2gaming, providing RNG and casino content to hundreds of betting sites including many tier 1 operators. A regular on the conference circuit, Kevin has been directing 1X2...

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    Kristian Towell

    Head of Content
    Digital Fuel Marketing Limited

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    Kristian Towell

    With over ten years' digital experience in content and media marketing, Kristian joined the Digital Fuel team in 2016 looking after SEO operations and then taking on responsibility for the wider content department. A passionate Brighton and Hove Albion fan, when he’s not following the Seagulls...

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    Kristian Sturt

    Head of Influencer and Affiliate Marketing
    Colossal Influence

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    Kristian Sturt

    Kristian has been working in influencer marketing since its infancy. He formed Colossal Influence, the only high-profile Influencer agency created and run by an Influencer, after working as an Influencer involved in affiliate marketing on his various social media platforms. Colossal Influence...

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    Kriton Kounelakis

    Head of Affiliate Marketing
    mybet Holdings SE

    About

    Kriton Kounelakis

    Kriton has worked in the online gaming industry for over 12 years. During 11 of these years Kriton has worked in affiliate marketing; the most interesting and exciting side of digital marketing in the sector. Having worked for and represented some of the biggest and most reliable brands in the...

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    Lee-Ann Johnstone

    Founder
    Best Odds Marketing

    About

    Lee-Ann Johnstone

    With almost two decades of digital marketing and affiliate experience gained within retail, payments and at blue chip iGaming brands, Lee-Ann Johnstone has a wealth of expertise as an award winning digital marketing expert and business mentor. In 2015 she curated and developed AffiliateFEST and...

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    Lee Gwilliam

    Commercial Manager
    Blexr Ltd

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    Lee Gwilliam

    An experienced business development executive who successfully made the crossover to gaming three years ago. Known as a sharp negotiator, Lee has risen rapidly through the ranks at super affiliate Blexr to head the commercial arm of their business.

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    Levon Nikoghosyan

    CEO of PartnerMatrix
    EveryMatrix

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    Levon Nikoghosyan

    Although being young, Levon has dignified experience in the gaming industry, especially in Affiliates and Agent Systems sphere. He used to work closely with large gaming operators in every continent, understanding their habits and providing them with system they needed. Previously managed...

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    Luke Cotton

    Head of Analytics, Data & Insights
    Digital Fuel Marketing

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    Luke Cotton

    Luke Cotton has over 10 years' esports experience, including managing leading professional gaming teams and running the UK franchise of ESL, Europe’s largest Esports website.

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    Magnus Hall

    CEO/Co-founder
    Digital Superstars LTD

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    Magnus Hall

    Magnus Karnéus Hall joined the iGaming industry as a affiliate in 2013. Magnus holds great knowledge about the affiliate business and in 2015 he and his partner won the iGB affiliate award "Best Affiliate Newcomer". Today Magnus titles himself as CEO and Co-founder of Digital Superstars LTD. A...

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    Marcos Oliveira

    Head of Business Development
    Clever Advertising Group

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    Marcos Oliveira

    With 10 years in online gambling i have been working in Marketing and Operations for operators and in the last 2 years i joined the affiliate side of the business in Clever Advertising group, one of the biggest sport media buyers of the industry.

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    Maria Petkovic

    Project Manager
    KaFe Rocks

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    Maria Petkovic

    Maria Petkovic from Belgrade, Serbia has been for more than 10 years in the industry. 

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    Marius Filip

    CEO/Co-founder
    Betzest

    About

    Marius Filip

    Marius Filip is a well rounded iGaming veteran with more than 10 years of experience in affiliate marketing starting from scratch and heading up and several brands/affiliate programs throughout past years.

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    Mark Thorne

    Chief Marketing Officer
    Twin

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    Mark Thorne

    Mark Thorne is an all rounder industry veteran, focused on iGaming since 2006, and dedicated to online marketing and acquisition since 2003. Thorne is currently the CMO for Twin.com (a stunning new online casino launched in August 2017) and Oddsring (A range of international Sportsbook brands)...

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    Martyn Beacon

    Affiliate Director
    Legend Affiliates

    About

    Martyn Beacon

    Martyn Beacon has been involved in affiliate marketing since 2002 but fell into the iGaming affiliate world in 2004 and hasn’t looked back since. Regarded as one of the most trusted, honest and approachable affiliate managers, integrity means everything to  him. Known for his fair treatment to...

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    Maurizio Gigante

    Marketing and Affiliates
    Match Gaming

    About

    Maurizio Gigante

    Maurizio launched his first Online Casino in 1999. Since then he has managed all online gambling business areas, above all Casino and Poker, as an Operator, as an Affiliate or as a Player. Looking to the future, he is now focusing on the eSports revolution, studying possible synergies with...

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    Maxime Combarieu

    Sales Director
    Skores

    About

    Maxime Combarieu

    Maxime Combarieu has accumulated 18 years of experience in online marketing.  He is the co-founder of the affiliate award-winning Skores Group, offering sports fans an exhaustive multi channel experience on the web, mobile apps and social media, with the following main brands: Wincomparator,...

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    Meir Deutsch

    Head of Marketing Planning, Operations and CRM
    William Hill Online

    About

    Meir Deutsch

    Meir joined WHO in 2012, after heading various Marketing teams in leading  international organizations

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    Michal Kopec

    Head of M&A
    Better Collective

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    Michal Kopec

    Michal Kopec has been with Better Collective, the leading affiliate in the online gaming industry, since January 2015, rising to role of Head of M&A in June 2017.

     

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    Michael Stadler

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Scaleo Group Ltd

    About

    Michael Stadler

    Michael is Co-Founder of Scaleo Affiliate Tracking. A tracking solution for Affiliates, Networks and Operators. Scaleo, built a product which not only beats the pricing of any other solution, but that also includes features other platforms simply don't have or where they would charge customers...

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    Michael Stadler

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    Michiel Smit

    Director of Sales & Marketing
    Fruzzel Group

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    Michiel Smit

    Started 20 years ago with online marketing. Experienced in managing worldwide online marketing campaigns for leading clients at Fruzzel Group with the Karabanga.com premium campaign network. 

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    Monica Rangel

    CBDO
    GameSoft

    About

    Monica Rangel

    Monica the Chief Business Development Officer for GameSoft, is also a partner at 4LeafLotto (lottery software company) and a member of the board at Soldouro (Licensed African Operator). Monica’s current position is just the last of a lengthy and successful career in the gaming industry, which...

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    Natasha Goffman

    Head of Affiliates
    Merkur Interactive Services GmbH

    About

    Natasha Goffman

    Natasha has been in the gaming industry for the last 9 years, focusing on acquisition and affiliation. Previously working for gaming giants like GVC and bwin.party, now she is leading affiliation for Merkur Partners, an online subsidiary of the Gauselmann Group, focusing on the regulated markets...

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    Neil Roarty

    Head of Betting Publishing
    Catena Media

    About

    Neil Roarty

    Neil has worked in iGaming for almost a decade as the editor of Bettingpro.com, which was acquired in 2017 by Catena Media. He is now the Head of Betting Publishing for Catena UK, looking after various sports betting properties

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    Nick Kowalski

    Analytics Manager
    Little Star Media

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    Nick Kowalski

    Nick Kowalski heads up the Analytics team at Little Star Media (www.superfreeslotgames.com and www.superfreebingo.com) and has over 8 years iGaming experience both as an...

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    Nick Garner

    Entrepreneur, Founder of Oshi casino, investor in RIZE Digital and PRble PR 
    Oshi Casino

    About

    Nick Garner

    NicNick Garner is an entrepreneur, founder of Oshi Bitcoin Casino and investor in various businesses. He was previously SEO manager for Betfair and then head of search for Unibet, then founding 90 Digital before going on to launch Oshi casino. He is a family man living near London. 

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    Nick Wilby

    Head Of Sports Publishing
    Catena Media

    About

    Nick Wilby

    Nick has nine years of experience in the online gaming space and has worked on a number of award-winning sports and betting websites.

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    Nik Rudenko

    Managing Director
    8lab

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    Nik Rudenko

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    Nikita Plohhotnitšenko

    Webmaster/owner
    Mvideoslots.com/Atikin OÜ

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    Nikita Plohhotnitšenko

    Nikita is an iGaming specialist with a full-time industry experience that dates back to 2010. He has worked with a number of leading online gaming affiliates on their content marketing efforts, and in 2015 launched an online blog on casinos and slots with a commitment to helping players...

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    Nikola Teofilovic

    General Manager
    Catena Media Serbia/AskGamblers

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    Nikola Teofilovic

    Born 1976, raised in Stockholm, elite level in football and handball, Studied at Uppsala University, Business Administration and Economics Programme with Russian, has lived in Stockholm, London, Belgrade and Oslo, married 5 years to Amal and father of Leonard 2 years and 4 months. 

     

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    Nikolas Manoutsopoulos

    Co-Founder | Marketing Director
    WBS P.C.

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    Nikolas Manoutsopoulos

    Nikolas Manoutsopoulos is the Co-Founder of the online marketing company WBS P.C., the company behind the iGB award winning website, Betarades.gr. A ten year experience in the online gaming industry, he runs several well known projects in Greece, affiliate websites for sport betting, casino,...

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    Paruyr Shahbazyan

    Founder
    Bookmaker Ratings

    About

    Paruyr Shahbazyan

    Paruyr Shahbazyan is the founder and owner of the Bookmaker Ratings website. In the past he was a professional gambler in sports betting and is now a businessman

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    Paul Puolakka

    Marketing Manager
    Chanz Affiliates

    About

    Paul Puolakka

    Paul joined the online gaming Industry in 2014 and he is the Affiliate Marketing Manager for Chanz Casino. Paul has previously worked with several well-established casino, sportsbook and lotto -brands. He has total of 12 years B2B/ B2C marketing and sales experience from different positions

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    Phil Fraser

    Owner
    WhichBingo Ltd

    About

    Phil Fraser

    Phil Fraser has been involved in the online bingo industry since its inception. He has long been recognised as a leading expert in the field and has spoken at many online gaming conferences as well as chairing the annual 'Online Bingo Summit', with many articles appearing in both print and...

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    Phil Parry

    Iforium

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    Phil Parry

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    Philip Kellin

    Director of Business Development
    LeoVegas.com

    About

    Philip Kellin

    One out of five original members of the small group that built LeoVegas from 5 to 500+ in 5 years. Living and breathing LeoVegas and all that comes out of being a part of iGaming industry. Created LeoVegas Affiliate Program from scratch and despite all the hard work Philip can´t see anything...

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    Raad Aswani

    CEO & Founder
    White Tech Solutions Ltd

    About

    Raad Aswani

    Raad Aswani is an Expert Energy and Financial Market Analyst with over 12 years of experience servicing the Financial & Oil and Gas industries. He is an extraordinary individual with extensive experience working at Government and Corporate level, providing expertise in market analysis...

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    Rene Gabriel

    Sales Manager/Consultant
    LiveSport Media Ltd (FlashScore.com)

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    Rene Gabriel

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    Renee Mate

    Affiliate Director
    Rewards Affiliates

    About

    Renee Mate

    Renee has worked in the affiliate industry since 2005 starting with Rewards Affiliates as an Affiliate Manager, and later becoming the Affiliate Program Manager/Director in 2011.

     

     

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    Richard Gale

    UK General Manager
    Catena Media

    About

    Richard Gale

    Richard joined Catena Media to manage their UK operations with special responsibility for their sports book based products. He joined Catena Media after a career that covered start-ups and large corporates, but always with a focus on the young male demographic, and leaning heavily towards...

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    Richard Moffat

    CEO
    OLBG.com

    About

    Richard Moffat

    OLBG has grown a huge community of highly knowledgeable sports bettors who research the best bets across 18 sports and thousands of markets every day.  Easy access to these tips is provided through the popular OLBG Sports Betting App which has gained over 750,000 installs to date. The high...

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    Ron Segev

    Partner
    Segev LLP

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    Ron Segev

    Ron Segev is the founding Partner of Segev LLP.  Segev LLP is a full-solutions business law firm with an expertise in technology law. In particular, Segev LLP is recognized worldwide as a leading online gaming and betting law firm. 

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    Rubén Iglesias

    CEO
    Deportes Online Media

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    Rubén Iglesias

    Rubén is a pioneer and introducer of the sports betting industry in Spain and Latam. He launched www.iapuestas.com; the first community about betting in spanish language, 17th years ago. It's a leading affiliate in this language. Rubén has been speaker in many events for affiliates in sports...

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    Santosh Jain

    Director
    Mediacle Limited

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    Santosh Jain

    Santosh is the CEO of Mediacle - a full-service digital marketing agency for iGaming businesses. 

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    Shahar Attias

    CEO
    Hybrid Interaction Ltd

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    Shahar Attias

    Shahar Attias is a globally recognized iGaming expert with more than 15 years of industry experience. Attias is the founder and CEO of Hybrid Interaction Ltd., the much-in-demand online gambling consulting firm.

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    Sharon McFarlane

    Managing Director
    Crystal Content

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    Sharon McFarlane

    Sharon McFarlane is the managing director of Crystal Content – a digital marketing agency that specialises in iGaming.

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    Shay Zelmanovitch

    Co founder and CEO
    Clickiri group

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    Shay Zelmanovitch

    Shay is an entrepreneur at heart, and always have been. As a result, Shay been involved in network marketing in various companies and verticals for the last 5 years. It's a business model that Shay still LOVES and BELIEVES in as an entrepreneur.

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    Simona Bostan

    Founder and Director
    SimKa Consulting

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    Simona Bostan

    Simona is the founder of Simka Consulting and comes with a sound financial background. With a BA in Banking and Finance, Simona's life revolves around numbers and figures.
    Website: www.simkaconsulting.com

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    Tal Itzhak Ron

    Chairman & CEO
    Tal Ron, Drihem and Co.

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    Tal Itzhak Ron

    Tal Ron graduated from Haifa University School of Law (LL.B.) and Faculty of Computer Science (B.Sc.) and further obtained a Master Degree in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University (M.Sc).

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    Thomas Rhys Jones

    Commercial Director
    XCaliber

    About

    Thomas Rhys Jones

    Thomas has been working in or with affiliation for a decade, starting his career at one of Europe’s largest affiliate networks, before making the leap to the operator side in 2010. Since then he has worked with numerous brands, from start-up phases to refining established brands’ affiliate and...

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    Tobias Regnestam

    COO
    Cashmio

    About

    Tobias Regnestam

    Newly appointed COO at Cashmio, Tobias' last appointment was as a head of affiliates at Mr Green where he previously held a position as an affiliate manager. His first steps in the online gaming industry were as an ambassador for Casumo 4 years ago, in 2013, after founding a clothing company...

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    Tom Galanis

    Director
    Tag Media

    About

    Tom Galanis

    Tom Galanis is an iGaming affiliate marketing specialist, with 11 years of industry under his belt. Tom has led the development and management of 24 affiliate programs for companies as illustrious as bet365, the Gala Coral Group, Betsson and the Rank Group.

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    Tom Light

    About

    Tom Light

    Tom John Light was born and presently resides in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tom has lived and traveled worldwide and is highly knowledgeable and experienced working in various global regions.
     

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    Tomas Larsson

    CEO and Co-founder
    Pondemand AB

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    Tomas Larsson

    CEO and Co-founder of Pondemand AB. Igaming veteran that has been working for PokerStars, Betfair, Svenska Spel and Expekt.

     

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    Tony Plaskow

    Commercial Director
    Black Cow Technology

    About

    Tony Plaskow

    Tony founded the first odds comparison site, easyodds, in 1999 which was one of the first affiliate-based egaming business models. Since then he has taken various commercial roles with St Minver, IGT and Bally before setting up his own consultancy (Pixiu Gaming) and becoming Commercial Director...

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    Tue Lumbye

    Brand Director
    RakeTech Group Ltd

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    Tue Lumbye

    With more than 15 years of experience in the affiliate industry, Tue have witnessed a great part of the evolution of the iGaming affiliate business from the inside. 

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    Vangelis Dedoulis

    CEO
    Velpa Malta Trading Ltd

    About

    Vangelis Dedoulis

    Vangelis has developed a growing passion for the iGaming industry ever since he was introduced to it 15 years ago. His involvement with gaming was built on a solid IT background which allowed him to evolve from affiliate website developer, to operator IT manager, to director and finally to CEO....

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    Vardan Meliksetyan

    CEO
    EYE MOTION

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    Vardan Meliksetyan

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    Varun Mathure

    Head of Marketing
    Catena Media

    About

    Varun Mathure

    Varun has worked as Head of Marketing for Catena Media in the UK since the start of the year. Varun has been a part of the iGaming industry for almost seven years having started his adventures fresh off a Masters degree in Journalism as a Content Executive for Betclic. He soon realised that he ...

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    Yoni Sidi

    MarketBoxMedia

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    Yoni Sidi

    13 years experience in the industry working for some of the largest brands as Director of Marketing. Set up his own agency 2 years ago which is now driving large volumes of traffic across several GEOS as well as managing his own casino and lottery brands.

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    Venue for iGB Affiliate Awards: The Brewery

    The full address for the venue is: 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD

    Floorplan

    The floorplan for the VIP table layout at the iGB Affiliate Awards 2018 will be available soon. For further information, please contact James.Harrison@ClarionGaming.com.

    Winners Revealed

    Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 iGB Affiliate Awards, who we are proud to announce below. 

    Best Bingo Affiliate Manager
    Lauren Wiggan - bet365
    Best Casino Affiliate Manager
    Martyn Beacon - AffiliateEdge
    Best Financial Affiliate Manager
    Gonzalo Rojas - Empire Money
    Best Lottery Affiliate Manager
    Helen Taylor - Cherry Affiliates
    Best Poker Affiliate Manager
    Stephanie Robinson - WPN Affiliates and Alex Smith - bet365
    Best Sport Betting Affiliate Manager
    Daniela Davenport - bet365
    Best Bingo Affiliate Program
    Broadway Gaming
    Best Casino Affiliate Program
    Cherry Affiliates
    Best Financial Affiliate Program
    EmpireMoney
    Best Lottery Affiliate Program
    LottaRewards
    Best Poker Affiliate Program
    WPN Affiliates
    Best Sports Betting Affiliate Program
    bet365
    Best Non-English Affiliate Program
    Kindred Affiliates
    Best Affiliate Program Newcomer
    Codetaff
    Best Affiliate Marketing Campaign
    Coral Affiliates
    Best Bingo Website
    Which Bingo
    Best Casino Website
    AskGamblers.com
    Best Financial Website
    FX Empire
    Best Lottery Website
    LotteryUSA.com
    Best Poker Website
    Pokerisivut
    Best Sports Betting Website
    At The Races
    Best Non-English Website
    Apuestasdeportivas.com
    Best Affiliate Newcomer
    WantMyBet
    Best Use Of Social Media By An Affiliate
    @FootballTips by Footballtips.com
    Best Innovation
    Smartbets by bettingexpert