The power of AI-driven affiliate marketing: Button and impact.com integration

AI-driven affiliate marketing enhances mobile commerce by enabling marketers to make data-driven decisions and optimize real-time campaign performance. Discover how integrating Button and impact.com can elevate your marketing strategies, drive higher conversions, and boost revenue.

AI-driven affiliate marketing
Matt Moore
Matt Moore
Associate Manager of Product Marketing
Read time: 6 mins

Optimizing affiliate and creator marketing strategies with AI-driven solutions is critical to driving modern mobile commerce success. These technologies enable marketers to make data-driven decisions, personalize user experiences, and optimize real-time campaign performance. 

Explore the transformative partnership between Button and impact.com, showcasing the benefits of this integration and its significant influence on mobile tracking and conversion rates.

Key takeaways from this blog
  1. Integrating Button’s AI linking engine with impact.com’s partnership management software allows marketers to optimize user journeys, resulting in an average app conversion rate increase of 200% in-app versus mobile web in 2023.
  2. Uber’s implementation of Button’s PostTap App solution doubled the revenue for its affiliate program. 
  3. Leveraging the combined capabilities of Button and impact.com helps businesses ensure seamless mobile traffic routing, accurate app sales tracking, and efficient partner management. 

Leveraging AI for enhanced affiliate marketing

Why is this integration so powerful? Let’s take a look at both platforms. 

Button’s platform empowers marketers to optimize paid marketing, drive higher sales, and enhance user engagement through its unique AI linking engine. This engine identifies broken user experiences or lost tracking and redirects traffic to a higher-converting user journey. By leveraging AI, Button ensures that users are guided seamlessly through the purchase process, improving conversion rates and overall customer satisfaction.

impact.com offers robust partnership management software, enabling marketers to discover and manage affiliates and creators effectively. With a growing suite of AI-powered tools such as partner matchmaking and application workflows, the platform streamlines the entire partnership lifecycle, from initial recruitment to ongoing management and reporting. 

Additionally, impact.com’s solution integrates seamlessly across desktop, mobile web, and app platforms, ensuring a unified view of all partnership activities. This transparency and accountability help businesses maintain control over their partnership programs, driving sustained growth and maximizing returns.

Together, these platforms provide powerful AI-driven affiliate marketing tools for seamless attribution and optimization in affiliate marketing strategies. By integrating AI-driven solutions, marketers can gain deeper insights into consumer behavior, optimize ad spend, and drive higher ROI.

A 200 percent increase in conversion rates 

The partnership between Button and impact.com has yielded impressive results, as evidenced by the significant increase in installs, mobile orders, and mobile revenue for merchants across the retail, travel, and on-demand verticals. For example, in 2023, the app conversion rate was, on average, 200 percent higher in-app versus mobile web. This statistic highlights the higher propensity for users to convert within the app environment.

Uber 2x’s affiliate program revenue 

One notable case study is Uber, which saw a remarkable increase in revenue after launching Button’s PostTap App solution. Uber, the world’s largest mobility and delivery platform, faced challenges in missed app attribution and suboptimal user experiences in a post-iOS 14 world. Uber implemented Button’s PostTap App technology to address these issues, optimizing users to the most effective journey to increase conversion outcomes.

Uber’s objectives included solving missed app attribution on iOS, offering a no-IDFA, privacy-first solution, and optimizing user experience by routing users to the app. By integrating Button’s deep linking and app attribution solutions, Uber was able to reliably drive users into the Uber app across both iOS and Android. For users who already had the Uber app installed, PostTap automatically routed them into the app. For those without the app, it prompted a dynamic landing page with the option to download it.

Uber experienced a 2x increase in revenue for their affiliate program, driven largely by an uptick in new user activations. This success underscores the potential of AI-driven solutions and highlights how effective technology partnerships can significantly enhance affiliate marketing efforts.

The importance of mobile tracking

Mobile commerce is rapidly becoming consumers’ preferred shopping method. According to recent data, mobile devices accounted for 65 percent of U.S. online retail website visits and 55 percent of all online retail orders in Q1 2024. 

However, deep linking affiliate traffic and driving app acquisition still needs to be improved. The partnership channel offers untapped potential for mobile growth marketers. With the impact.com Button app, businesses can build superior mobile flows that scale every type of partnership, including mobile apps, strategic B2B partners, ambassadors, social influencers, affiliates, premium publishers, news and content, sponsorships, charities, and nonprofits.

By automatically routing mobile traffic through Button, businesses ensure a smooth customer and partner experience while feeling confident that app sales will be tracked and reported accurately. The integration between impact.com and Button enables users to activate partner tracking in just a few steps. Once you implement Button’s Merchant Library, Button handles all configuration and testing on your behalf, making it faster and easier to optimize your mobile performance.

With mobile commerce showing a significant growth trajectory, having an efficient mobile tracking system is crucial. For instance, the cart abandonment rate on mobile devices was 85 percent in Q1 2024, indicating potential revenue loss if not properly managed. Button’s optimized routing and impact.com’s comprehensive tracking capabilities reduce this rate by enhancing the user experience and ensuring seamless transitions from clicks to conversions.

Optimizing performance with partner management

The impact.com partnership management platform accelerates growth by offering industry-leading, AI-backed deep linking integrated with category-defining partnership automation. Businesses can find and recruit the best partners across affiliates, influencers, and publishers. Additionally, the platform helps uncover areas to optimize and expand partnership programs.

FAQ 

What is a mobile app strategy?

A mobile app strategy is a comprehensive plan designed to guide a mobile application’s development, launch, and growth. It encompasses defining target audiences, setting objectives, optimizing user experiences, and implementing effective marketing tactics to drive downloads, engagement, and revenue.

What are the 3 main stages of mobile app marketing?

  1. Pre-launch: Focus on market research, competitor analysis, and audience profiling. Develop a marketing plan, create buzz through teasers, and optimize app store listings.
  2. Launch: Execute promotional campaigns, leverage social media and influencer partnerships, and monitor initial user feedback. Aim for high visibility and user acquisition.
  3. Post-launch: Engage with users through updates, push notifications, and personalized content. Analyze user behavior, gather reviews, and refine marketing tactics to sustain growth and retention.

How to build a mobile app strategy?

Define your app’s value proposition and target audience. Conduct competitive analysis and identify key differentiators. Plan the user journey, focusing on seamless navigation and performance optimization. Develop a robust marketing plan that includes pre-launch teasers, influencer collaborations, and targeted ads. Post-launch, use analytics to track performance, engage users with relevant content, and continuously iterate based on feedback.

Build your mobile app strategy 

Focusing on mobile strategies and enriching your mobile tech stack is essential for driving mobile commerce success. The partnership between Button and impact.com demonstrates the power of AI-driven affiliate marketing solutions in optimizing affiliate and creator marketing campaigns and achieving significant results. By using AI’s capabilities, marketers can find new opportunities for growth and stay ahead in the competitive landscape. Contact our customer success team today to build your affiliate strategy and maximize your ROI.

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