Top Global Marketeers and SEO gurus present ground breaking tactics at the AGS UAE 2021
With spectacular delivery our honorable guests took to the stage in Dubai, discussing current and coming voyages through the Affiliate Networks in a breathtaking atmosphere
As the sun sets on the Arabic peninsula, the team of AGS and the accomplished attendees retreat to their networking spaces as the last of the phenomenal speakers wrap up their in-depth talks on digital marketing and Ad Tech. World-leading marketeers and affiliates alike have presented ideas, thoughts, and observations on current trends and future processes surrounding the world of online traffic, marketing tactics, SEO.
The event, which was emphasized to be the first gathering for many speakers since the start of the Covid pandemic, and which is still obliged to strict hygiene measures, spurred optimism for the industry. As his excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed al Jaber, the Minister of State of the UAE stated in his speech preceding the first panel, “innovation has never been more important than now, while the world is recovering from the global Covid-19 pandemic.”
Prior to the first day of the event, the AGS Awards Night celebrated the best of the industry in a record-breaking awards night with a premium guest list!
We had a number of highly contested awards but who came out on top? Here are our well deserved winners:
- Marketing Agency of the Year, powered by Gagarin Group – Click Dealer
- Marketing Solution of the Year, powered by AdCombo – Addsempire
- Marketing Technology of the Year, brought to you by PM Affiliates – Notify AI
- Affiliate Network of the Year, powered by Conversion Club – HugeOffer
Next up were both advertising awards as well as the crypto affiliate program of the year! Who got the public’s vote?
- Advertiser of the Year, powered by Alpha Affiliate – Fluent
- Media Agency of the Year Award, powered by CoinsPaid – Ring Trust Media
- Advertising Platform of the Year Award, brought to you by Condor Affiliates – Propellerads
- Ad Network of the Year Award, powered by Pushnami – Admaven
- Crypto Affiliate Program of the Year, powered by True Partners – Bybit
Who is the people’s influencer of the year? Who is your number one Publisher? Here are the winners!
- Influencer of the Year Award, powered by Favorit – COD Network
- SAAS Platform of the Year Award, brought to you by Bankera – Pushnami
- Industry Rising Star Award, powered by Mega Partners – Adcombo
- Publisher of the Year award, brought to you by TraffiCon – Arcamax
- Lead Generation Tool of the Year Award, powered by ROI collective – Lead Legends
And these are all the winners of the AGS Awards!
The emirate of Dubai, perhaps one the most innovative technological industry hubs of the world, provided the perfect environment for future-driven think tanks, kicked of with Raki Bench and Mohamed Id Yahia, founders of the C.O.D. Network, presenting us with the unique opportunities of the coastal city that has been rated one of the best environments for entrepreneurial ventures of the globe.
Speakers discussed many topics that are of relevance to the Affiliate world, including the importance of domain investing and management, content, and digital brand strategies ranging from customer-centric digital tactics to branding as a community-based approach. A broad discussion on a panel on how to use technology to improve and increase your competitiveness in Ad Tech in today’s world where there are so many forms to market your brand, product, or service with the why and how to push ahead of the rest and be the best in the game.
The age of technology is among us, so what better way than to indulge in the following topic, ‘the future of marketing and what we can expect of this. We live in a time where SEO ranking is king, online traffic is monetized, and the reach of your platform could mean a six or seven-figure paycheque. With updates happening constantly in Google’s algorithms we constantly seek to keep updated and to learn new ways to think outside the box and differ from our competitors, to provide the best and most relative content for our users.
With that being said, the next panel discussed quite the unthought-of or uncommon topic on how content impacts culture and commerce, leading to the next and last topic for the day exploring the emerging markets on the horizon for us to keep an eye out for.
Topping off the exciting debates from all the key speakers throughout the first day of the Affiliate Grand Slam was the AGS Startup Pitch which was hosted by the one and only Mike Prasad. This is where all startups presented and pitched their ideas to the delegates attending to see who would walk home with the grand prize to fund their startup and take their ideas to the next level! We saw many considerable and significant pitches throughout.
The finalists made their way to the stage – Who did our judges, Diala J. Daoud, Jagdish Pandya, and Mansoor Madhavji choose to be their winner? These were the merited finalists!
- Lock & Stock
- Fashion Foresight
- Hayi FZ-LLC
- Kiyany Media
- Factrade DMCC
And from the finalists, there could be only one champion to hit the jackpot! Hayi FZ-LLC wins the AGS Pitch beating stiff competition from worthy competitors! Well done to all the participants and we will definitely keep a close eye on your development!
Back to the stage to enjoy more informative discussions and keynotes where we covered a wide range of topics, from digital stagecraft and virtual storytelling, crypto, and marketing, how to identify and recruit content affiliates, building an effective SEO strategy, new technologies in affiliate marketing, content creation moving forward, a very interesting topic on why it is harder to maintain an affiliate than to start a new one, why joint ventures need to be part of your affiliate strategy in 2021, maximizing your influencer strategy and last but surely not least KPIS that properly measure success!
If these topics catch your interest be sure to follow our YouTube channel and social media where we will be releasing content and videos of the speakers in action!
Next up: Malta Week
Don’t miss out on amazing networking opportunities and exclusive industry insights at Malta Week. Four leading shows will bring the best of the business back-to-back to a first-class meeting point. Malta Week will consist of events of SiGMA, AIBC, Med-Tech World and AGS, each presenting the top developments of their focal industries.
The cross-collaboration of each brand make Malta Week the number one destination for leading think-tanks of the gaming sector, emerging tech, digital health and digital marketing. The middle of the Mediterranean is the perfect place for multi-faceted business deals and face-to-face conversations with leading affiliates, policy makers and thought leaders.