28th January 2011, London, UK — iGaming Business the leading magazine, event and research provider for the online gambling industry, has announced via its parent company Electric Word plc that it has now concluded the deal to acquire Affiliate Media’s interest in its iGB Affiliate events and publishing business.
Affiliate Media is a leader in online publishing focused on the affiliate marketing niche and the parent company of CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com & PokerAffiliatePrograms.com. In 2006 Affiliate Media and iGamingBusiness began a joint venture to publish CAP magazine and, in 2007, the CAP Euro London Affiliate Conference. In 2009 iGaming Business took over full responsibility for the business and the magazine and events were relaunched under the iGB Affiliate brand.
In an effort to consolidate and simplify the business, iGaming Business’ parent company, Electric Word plc, will take over Affiliate Media’s remaining interests and responsibilities in the business in exchange for an all-cash consideration. Affiliate Media will continue to operate its other businesses independently.
Julian Turner, CEO of Electric Word plc, commented “Our partnership with Affiliate Media has been very successful for both partners and, we believe, our customers. We have been running the operational side of iGB Affiliate magazine and events entirely within Electric Word since 2009 and this completion of Affiliate Media’s exit will further simplify the business. Since 2009 in particular, Affiliate Media have been a supportive and reliable partner, but both parties have agreed that it is now appropriate that the business should become fully independent. In the meantime we are delighted to be discussing ways of working with Affiliate Media on other projects in the future.”
Warren Jolly, CEO of Affiliate Media commented “It gives us great satisfaction to have co-founded this business with Electric Word and watch it turn into the leading conference series and magazine publication for iGaming affiliates. The sale of our interest allows us to focus on and expand our online publishing business while continuing to explore synergies between Electric Word and ourselves. We’ve built a strong foundation together for many exciting opportunities that lie ahead in the future.”
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About iGaming Business
iGaming Business has been involved in the iGaming sector for over 8 years. They specialize in providing high level information to the iGaming sector through magazines, events, websites and intelligence reports. With over 16,000 affiliates, operators and vendors regularly reading their information off-line and 75,000 online, iGaming Business is the biggest publishing company within the sector. Please visit www.iGamingBusiness.com for further information.
About Affilate Media
Affiliate Media, Inc. is an independent online publishing company focused on affiliate marketing. By collaborating with others to gather, create and publish unique and compelling content, AMI empowers the affiliate marketing industry to gather, learn, profit and grow. The company owns and operates leading industry portals including AffiliatePrograms.com, CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com, and PokerAffiliatePrograms.com with nearly 100,000 visitors per month to their online properties.