Marketing that’s a riot.

What better way to boost affiliate marketing revenue than by capitalizing on social unrest?

G20 Affiliate

Last week, Hamburg took center stage in the world’s media consciousness—first as host of the much-anticipated G20 Summit, and then as a playground for marauding rioters to clash with police, set fire to cars and plunder local businesses. The coverage garnered significant traction on social media especially, where the at times terrifying videos were shared several million times. But like the old saying goes, every Molotov cocktail has a silver lining (Is that right? Yeah, that’s right.) And marketers loose on morals recognized the chance and pounced to earn money as affiliates. OMR presents the questionable practice.
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It’s got the goods. How stripped-down erotic forum Joyclub turns a major profit — but no tricks.

Community building in Bavaria and Saxony

Joyclub

Lonely hearts searching for a flirt, or the man or woman of your dreams has long since been relocated to the digital world. Online dating / matchmaking / hookups is a billion-dollar industry dominated by dating apps like Tinder. But while the major mobile players reap the lion’s share, smaller portals with archaically designed forums continue to persist, exist and thrive in their niches. Joyclub is one such example.

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SWITCHING SIDES: HOW DJ KHALED USED SNAPCHAT TO GET BIG ONLY TO JUMP SHIP FOR INSTAGRAM

Ruling social media monarch DJ Khaled launches Instagram show and shifts away from Snapchat

DJ Khaled Snapchat Instagram
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Snap. First Facebook straight up jacked several functions from Snap, then chief executive chosen one Evan Spiegel reported massively disappointing quarterly figures and user growth leading to the collapse of its share price. And now Snap’s top influencer, DJ Khaled, is set to launch his own show on Instagram, i.e. the competition. The show has some hefty backing, too, receiving funding from a media company that is a part of the extended Disney family—and which previously was exclusively active on Snapchat, and is now only on Instagram. Whether it’s a sign of the beginning of the end or merely a bump in the road, it’s not optimal.
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CASEY NEISTAT AMASSED 5 MILLION YOUTUBE FANS IN A SINGLE YEAR—HERE’S HOW

Casey Neistat, one of YouTube’s biggest stars, in the OMR Podcast

Casey Neistat
He has amassed over 7 million subscribers on YouTube, sold his company for USD 25 million and relaunched the Vlog that propelled him to fame. Casey Neistat is one of YouTube’s biggest stars and he sat down in the OMR Podcast to explain just how he built his massive reach by publishing daily content and why brands—without exercising any control of content—jump at the chance to work with him.
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Scams, subscriptions and bot chats: How one German fauxporn Youtube star screws her fans

Private pics and promises of direct contact have fans blowing their loads

Katja Krasavice

Videos boasting risqué titles, thumbnails teasing gobs of bare skin and steamy sexual indiscretions—all of which end up being more hot air than hot stuff. Katja Krasavice has teased, baited and badgered her way to a bulging fan base: 800,000 Youtube subscribers and 200 million views. The aspiring sex star has milked the shady practice for everything it’s got—and spread it to other platforms in increasingly dubious ways. OMR got down and dirty for a closer look at the budding fauxporn star.
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Is this guy really responsible for the Trump presidency?

Exclusive: CEO Alexander Nix’s keynote at OMR Festival

Alexander Nix at OMR Festival 2017 (image: Miguel Brusch)

Did big data firm Cambridge Analytica really help Donald Trump win the US presidency? Or is it just a cleverly placed PR coup? These questions have been discussed heavily in the press and public domain over the past weeks and months. At OMR Festival 2017, Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix discusses big data, the methodologies and strategies used to identify people’s behavior and how data analytics factors into political campaigns.
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The State of the German Internet: The OMR Market Study on the German online industry

GIX, GAFA and current marketing quick wins


What is the current state of the German online industry? Which companies are poised to make a major breakthrough? How do German companies fare compared to their major US counterparts? What are the current chances for German companies in online marketing? We set out to answer these questions and more in our OMR market study “State of the German Internet,” which we unveiled at OMR Festival 2017.

 

The State of the German Internet—from afar and up close

We tackled the macro for an overview of the status quo around the world, dug deep into the micro for an in-depth look at the crucial nuances for success and, of course, packed in some pointers and insight that you can incorporate into your business operations today for a “quick win.”

Get your copy of our study here.
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The Rockstars 50: The biggest names on Germany’s digital marketing scene.

More than just the Autobahn and Bier—Germany also knows a thing or 50 about online marketing

Who generated massive buzz over the past 12 months in Germany? Who impressed without much or any fanfare? Who is poised to land a breakthrough in the coming 12 months? For the second year in a row, we’ve set about the task of answering exactly these questions and more to create our ranking of the most exciting, promising and influential names in Germany. This is The Rockstars 50 ranking for 2016-2017.
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The Rockstars 50 for 2016. The fifty biggest names on the German online scene

More than just cars and Bier—Germany also knows a thing or 50 about online marketing

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When it comes to digital marketing, Germany is uncharted terrain for most beyond the borders of the Fatherland. As a Hamburg, Germany-based company proud of our roots—and one convinced of the digital-know how and potential waiting to be tapped into—we decided to shed some light on the German digital marketing landscape. For our list, we scoured the land and spoke to experts to compile a list of the biggest movers and shakers, trailblazers and hidden champions in the German online marketing industry. Who they are and what they do, you can read here, in the inaugural Rockstars 50.
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Adtech companies continue to fight, although Google and Facebook have already won

Digiday Editor-in-Chief Brian Morrissey talks about the latest marketing trends in the OMR Podcast

Brian Morrissey

Digiday Editor-in-Chief Brian Morrissey

As Editor-in Chief at Digiday, Brian Morrissey knows the INs and OUTs of the digital marketing scene stateside. In the latest OMR Podcast, Brian paints a pretty bleak picture of the industry at present, while still finding rays of hope on the landscape in the form of some successful companies. In his chat with OMR founder Philipp Westermeyer, Brian discussed at length the latest developments in the publishing and adtech-business landscapes, who he thinks will emerge victorious in the impending platform battle and why paid content is a realistic chance for modern publishers.
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