10 Year Anniversary | Advidi | Performance Marketing Network

the story so far

the big bang

The big bang

We started out in Amsterdam in 2012. This was just before Facebook acquired Instagram, when President Obama’s online campaign was about to secure him a second term in office, and long before the words ‘affiliate marketing’ were industry standard. It was a year of change. The way we talked, watched, shopped and sold, were beginning to rapidly migrate online.

Back in Amsterdam, Iwert Dijkema and his partners saw an opportunity. They were a group of young entrepreneurs, immersed in the burgeoning world of online marketing with a keen eye on future potential. They saw something others didn’t, or - let’s face it - others didn’t want to see; the merging of traditional media buying and advertising with the shift online. That night, they discussed the possibility of bridging the two, of uniting individuals from around the world and building a business that crossed continents to deliver a new kind of marketing.

Two weeks later, the business that would go on to become Advidi, was born.

The evolution

From a tiny office on Spuistraat in the centre of Amsterdam, a team of five were assembled to explore new possibilities. They quickly established that trends were not what they wanted or needed to follow and so instead they worked, watched and listened. With experience in the Dating Vertical, they focused primarily on that, honing their expertise before building out into emerging verticals, adapting their insights and steadily growing their influence. They focused on people, not profits and organically grew a talented team and pool of affiliates.

It’s here we evolved into Advidi.

Advidi grew out of a demand for skilled online marketers and we’ve steadily grown over the years. We now call those marketers, ‘heroes’, because these were the people that helped us grow and develop.

As more verticals emerged, we looked at where we could most add value. We remained true to our original ideology and focused on the verticals that allowed us to bring our unique insight and business intelligence. We quickly outgrew our small office in Spuistraat and had to say goodbye to the nightclub downstairs, which ironically often complained about the noise Advidi parties made on a Friday night.

There’s over fifty of us now, operating across all the major GEOs in a much bigger office. We’ve retained the curiosity of our founders, their dedication and commitment to help shape an emerging industry. It’s been a decade of hard work and dedication and in so many ways, we’re only just getting started.

The future

The story of where we go from here is still unwritten. We’re not unnerved by the unknown. As our founder, Iwert often says, the only certainty is change. And that’s something we embrace. As one of the top CPA affiliate networks in the world, we’ve established a global and internationally recognised brand. It’s something we are proud of, but don’t rely on. Our founder is still very much a part of our business and his work ethic, dedication and commitment informs everything we do. We remain true to his original ethos of listening and learning. We don’t follow but go where we can organically grow and add value. We stand for people before profits, and we always will.

the advidi brand

For us, building a brand is about more than just a logo. Our brand communicates our mission to the world. It’s our shop window that invites people in. It exists as an introduction to affiliates and advertisers and lets them know that we share an affinity. That we are established enough to have earned a loyal following and that we match their values, have their back, and exist to help them achieve and succeed.

let's celebrate

A decade in a business like ours is quite an achievement. In the years since our founding we’ve watched new companies emerge and disappear. We’ve witnessed the highs and lows of a rapidly changing landscape. We’re so proud of what we as Advidi - affiliates, advertisers and our team - have achieved. That’s why to mark our tenth anniversary, we’re going big. But, where’s the fun in celebrating alone? This year, we’re opening all our celebrations out to you - the people who have helped make Advidi. And in true Advidi style. we’re not just having one event to mark this occasion but, well, LOADS!

Raffles

As part of the celebrations, we’ll be hosting monthly raffles for all affiliates. For every affiliate that surpasses the $5k monthly threshold we’ll automatically enter you into a raffle.

More traffic = more tickets.

Here’s how it works: If you’re a real hero and generate $25k a month, you’ll get five tickets. Prizes vary, but quantity stays the same. We’re taking PlayStation 5, iPhones, MacBook Pro, Drones, Segways, Nintendo Switch, GoPro, Cine Projectors, Apple Headphones and much, much more.

It’s important to mention that this is open to every affiliate, whether you’re one of the originals or a new starter - it doesn’t matter, we’re sharing the birthday love with everyone. The results of the raffle will be streamed live via our Instagram channel, just keep your eyes out for your affiliate ID.

This is our way of saying Thank You.

Events

We’ll be at all the key affiliate events throughout 2022, bringing the party and the goody bags to wherever you are in the world. You’ll find our 2022 schedule below, so if our paths will cross be sure to come and say hello.

  • TES Affiliate Conference – Sitges, Spain – 23 - 26 February 2022
  • Affiliate World Global – Dubai, UAE – 28 Feb - 1 Mar 2022
  • Moscow Affiliate Conference – Moscow, Russia – Dates coming soon
  • iGB Affiliate London – London, UK – 13 - 14 April 2022
  • Kings of Advidi – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 25 - 28 April 2022
  • Affiliate World Europe – Barcelona, Spain – Summer 2022
  • TES Affiliate Conference – Prague, Czech Republic – 22 - 25 August 2022
  • Affiliate World Asia – Bangkok, Thailand – Dates coming soon
Parties

Advidi parties are legendary and this year, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to experience one for yourself. Keep your eyes on the website and our socials for your invite. You’re our heroes, let's celebrate our success together. Our calendar is listed below, with more being added throughout the year.

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