Partnership automation platform Impact has acquired Affluent, an analytics and automation platform designed to help agencies manage partnership programs for brands at scale.
This acquisition is the second for Impact in 2021 after acquiring Trackonomics last month.
Impact has acquired Affluent to further expand it’s Partnership Cloud solution for agencies who manage partnership programs on behalf of brands.
Affluent enables agencies to aggregate affiliate data from multiple networks and platforms, automate and generate custom reporting, and optimise clients’ partnerships with publishers in a single platform.
“Partnerships are surging as an effective way for brands to surpass competitors in terms of growth," Impact CEO David A. Yovanno says.
"But with hundreds of platforms and affiliate networks out there, agencies today require a centralised platform to effectively aggregate and analyse data to optimise the many partnership programs they manage.
“With the acquisition of Affluent, Impact is committed to providing comprehensive analytics and affiliate management abilities to agencies, brands, and publishers, and to further innovation specifically for agencies.”
In 2020, Affluent grew its client base by 70%, and helped agencies and advertisers manage more than 1,800 affiliate programs.
Last year, Affluent tracked over $10 billion in brand revenue and over $1 billion in publisher commissions.
“Impact has proven time and again that they are committed to advancing the Partnership Economy by providing brands, publishers, and now, agencies with best in class technology to drive growth,” Affluent founder and CEO Yonatan Dotan says.
“We look forward to working together to further advance our technology and enable agencies to easily manage their client portfolios, automate reports and ultimately optimise the performance of those programs across all partnership types.”
Affluent was founded and backed by Aniview LTD in 2017, a provider of holistic video content and video ad monetisation SaaS solutions for thousands of publishers.
“We at Aniview are proud and excited to hand off Affluent and its amazing team to Impact as we continue to focus on our core business of video content and ad-monetisation,” says Alon Carmel, founder and chairman of Affluent and founder and CEO of Aniview.
“It has been an exciting and extremely successful journey for us all.”
In 2020, Impact added nearly 600 new clients, and also acquired influencer marketing platform Activate.
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