End of Week FunnieZ + State of Affiliate Marketing
Vol. 128 Time to be great
Happy Friday eve! It is inexplicably the week before Thanksgiving and we have made it to Let’s Circle Back After The Holidays land! Between traveling, working, and all the work that comes with the not working part of life, I am — as I’m sure are you — busy of the AF variety.
I’ve got a quick newZ roundup, funnieZ and I’m breaking down a new Affiliate Marketing report from Partnerize. The 2023 report guides advertisers through affiliate marketing’s changing landscape with a snapshot look at the state of the industry. I read the whole report so you don’t have to and I’m tossing out the takeaways!
NewZ + ShowZ
Blindsided, a new documentary from CNN's FlashDocs team, delves into the narrative surrounding the 2009 movie "The Blind Side." It also investigates recent claims by ex-NFL player Michael Oher, who alleges that he was deceived by the Tuohy family. Debuts today on Max.
Remember the adorable little baby girl Zahara that Angelina Jolie adopted from Ethiopia? Well, you’re old because she just joined a college sorority this week.
NYC really is the best at everything. Including (especially?!) counterfeit goods. Federal officials busted up a $1B collection of fake handbags and shoes in Manhattan this week, marking the largest counterfeit seizure in U.S. history.
Harry Styles shaved his head and fans are not happy about it.
“Okay, but are you taking it too far maybe?” That’s what leaders of the House of Representatives Select Committee on Competition with the Chinese Communist Party essentially said in a letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook. Lawmakers are concerned about the cancellation of popular Apple TV+ show The Problem With Jon Stewart, particularly that the show was dropped because of Stewart’s planned coverage of China and AI.
Presidential hopeful Nikki Haley said last week that if she is elected, social media companies would be required to authenticate commenters’ identities. She clarified her comments this week saying she didn’t “mind anonymous American people having free speech.”
ABZs The State of Affiliate Marketing 2023
eMarketer and Partnerize just published a new Affiliate marketing report about the state of the industry in 2023. Using survey data, insider interviews, and a range of other insights, the report looks at what’s changing and why, and what today’s advertisers should be considering heading into 2024.
Here are the biggest takeaways: