Review zanox Berlin Valley Experience – September 2014

Posted by Alexandra Lilienthal in Corporate news, Events, Market Insights, Tips for publishers , September 26th, 2014

For the second time zanox hosted its unique and exclusive “zanox Berlin Valley Experience”. Following the spirit of the first event in March we want to inspire the winners of the zanox Publisher Cup to think outside the box and develop new ideas and visions and by that develop their businesses. To do so, we invite them for a day to remember: The zanox Berlin Valley Experience is not a conference or just a networking event – it allows the leading minds in our international publisher base to dive directly into the vibrant Berlin online scene.

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Vulnerability in “bash” shell of linux systems – zanox took all necessary action

Posted by Alexandra Lilienthal in General News , September 26th, 2014

You might have heard about the recent vulnerability in the “bash“ shell used on many linux systems. There is a slight possibility that this vulnerability allows an attacker to perform remote code execution. Due to the fact that bash is a default installment of almost every Unix-based operating system on the planet, this adds up to a big gap.

Here at zanox we patched this vulnerability across our infrastructure once the fix was released.  However, there are reports that the patch did not address all of the possible vectors that were found hence we deployed the second patch as it was released. This said, we did everything possible at the moment to secure our systems. We will closely monitor the progress on this topic and react accordingly if necessary.


How online, social and mobile are the different regions of the world?

Posted by Alexandra Lilienthal in Advertiser tips & news, Market Insights, Tips for publishers , September 21st, 2014

More devices allow us to be online, social and mobile all the time. Take a look at the penetration of the different channels across the regions of the world.

The mobile penetration in Eastern Europe is by far the highest with 151%, meaning that every person in this region owns 1,5 smartphones on average. Western Europe is only a few digits away with almost 1,3 smartphones per person.
In both countries the mobile penetration exceeds the internet penetration.

On the other hand developments in Africa are worth mentioning. With an internet penetration of only 18% and an even smaller penetration with social media (7%), the mobile coverage of 67% sticks out even more. This shows that Africa is a mobile continent as landlines and cable internet are not that commonly available. A similar scenario can be observed in South Asia.

Overall, we see that mobile is the leading technology all around the world.

To learn more about mobile in the zanox network, take a look at the latest zanox Mobile Performance Barometer – first half year 2014.

Social Penetration is given as the penetration of the most favorite local social network. Percentages above 100% show, that people have more than one smart phone on average.

dmexco 2014 Review

Posted by Alexandra Lilienthal in Events, Market Insights, zanox Product , September 19th, 2014

Messestand Zanox auf der Messe Dmexco 2014On 10 and 11 September dmexco opened its doors to welcome 31.900 visitors and 821 exhibitors – both numbers indicating a new record in dmexco history. Naturally, zanox was present with an excellently positioned booth. The open design and interesting topics attracted both new and existing clients to join the dialogue at the booth.

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zanox Mobile Performance Barometer first half year 2014: Tablets massively outperform Smartphones

Posted by Alexandra Lilienthal in Advertiser tips & news, Market Insights, Tips for publishers, zanox Product , September 10th, 2014

  • Mobile transactions reach a new peak (smartphone and tablets)

  • Tablets are accountable for two-thirds of all mobile revenue

  • Tablets show the highest average order value at 74 Euros, iPads even higher value at 82 Euros


What is the zanox Mobile Performance Barometer?zanox-MPB-2014-logo

The zanox Mobile Performance Barometer analyses zanox data from seven European markets (Benelux, Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and Spain) reflecting the development, trends and user behaviour in m-commerce from January to June 2014. For the first time, we will evaluate the tablet market in more detail – with interesting results.

It is based on pure facts substantiated by zanox’s data on mobile transactions and the revenue generated in our network. No survey has been conducted and no expert opinions have been incorporated to generate the results – just hard facts. These facts have been analysed thoroughly to come to a comprehensive overview of the development in m-commerce.

Mobile revenues and mobile transactions reach another peak in 2014 (January-June)

The upswing of mobile continues in 2014! With new heights in mobile transactions and  exceptional growth rates of 50% in mobile transactions and even more outstanding 70% in mobile revenues, the first six months of 2014 show that mobile is still on the rise (numbers comparing Jan – June 2013 to Jan – June 2014). Looking at the mobile transaction curve, we observe a peak in January – as experienced in previous years the post-Christmas uplift – which is matched by the June numbers and even outperformed in July. Yet the February to May numbers exceed the monthly 2013 numbers significantly on a month-by-month comparison. Read the rest of this entry »

Donate for a good cause with charity cashback

Posted by Marjolein van der Kolk in Advertiser tips & news, General News , September 3rd, 2014

The #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge brings the topic of charity and social engagement back on top of our minds – also zanox was nominated and participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

But there are many other small and big initiatives you can support as a business or as an individual. As an advertiser for example, you can easily support good causes by cooperating with charity cashback publishers. Read the rest of this entry »

Explore the opportunities of the zanox Publisher API and the API Widget to efficiently stear your affiliate marketing activities

Posted by Alexandra Lilienthal in Tips for publishers, zanox Product , September 1st, 2014

At Amazon Jeff Bezos had the vision to display all internal communication via APIs. We are not quite there yet, but we also believe in the power of APIs. Therefore, zanox Publisher API is a strong tool to efficiently automate your affiliate marketing activities. It allows you to retrieve all relevant information without logging in into the zanox marketplace. Define your criteria and connect directly to zanox data. Read the rest of this entry »

Find out how consumers shop today

Posted by Alexandra Lilienthal in Advertiser tips & news, Tips for publishers , August 22nd, 2014

The way we all buy the products we desire these days has changed massively ever since online shopping made its appearance.

In this sense “showrooming” is a popular way to purchase goods. People go to stores to experience the products in real life only to order them online to receive a better price. To some retailers with actual stores this looks like a threat to their business. As of today 73% of US customers like the concept of showrooming, while even more – 88% – also enjoy the opposite concept of shopping: “webrooming”. Here, consumers research online and go to a store to actually purchase the product of desire. This is also referred to as ROPO effect. With a dedicated online to store strategy and a comprehensive sales approach store retailers can leverage the power of online. Especially mobile and beacons play an important role in creating innovative ways of connecting online and offline purchase chains.

In the zanox network publishers like Vouchercloud offer online to store solutions. Find out more from your account manager.

How to start with conversion optimisation

Posted by Marjolein van der Kolk in General News , August 15th, 2014

‘How can I increase my transactions?’ might be a question you are asking yourself more often. There is only one solution to increase the number of transactions with the same amount of traffic: conversion optimisation. By making more visitors click and buy, you perform better with the same amount of traffic. Often, only a few small changes in the design or content can have a huge impact on your conversions. By following this project plan, you can make conversion optimisation part of your daily work. Read the rest of this entry »

Data Science and Data Science Retreat at zanox

Posted by Alexandra Lilienthal in Corporate news , August 12th, 2014

sticker1-mediumData science plays an important role in today’s online landscape, especially in a performance-driven environment. At zanox we have a dedicated team to evaluate our data and generate findings.

As we believe in the power of data, we are happy to support Data Science Retreat and host their current batch at our Berlin office. From August to October the 10 participants will be trained and mentored by data science professionals like our Chief Data Scientist Adam Drake. A unique feature of DSR is that all mentors have experience as chief data scientists as Jose Quesada, DSR’s director, wanted mentors to be the sort of people who make decisions about which problems to go after. The programme supports coders or people with significant quantitative training (e.g. science, engineering, or math graduates) in ramping-up rapidly for a career in data science. They are going to learn software engineering, data science, business analysis and communication faster and more deeply with mentors doing code reviews and pair-programming – all on real-world data and problems.

Participants are trained to be the first data scientist of a company (or an early one). They have to be able to find business value, determine what a solvable problem is, etc. At DSR, participants train under mentors to be well-balanced, autonomous data scientists.

We look forward to an inspiring time with the participants, mentors and teachers.