The full year 2017 study focuses solely on affiliate networks, software as a service (SaaS) platforms and major in-house affiliate programmes, and provides additional insight around sector performance, affiliate performance, models used and mobile growth.
Key highlights from the study show:
Affiliate marketing spend grew 15.1% from £482 million to £554 million in 2017
In 2017, Affiliate Marketing generated £8.9 billion sales, up 9.2% year-on-year
Affiliate spend on smartphone grew 49% year-on-year
Retail holds the largest share of affiliate revenue, at 43%