Leading villa holiday specialist James Villa Holidays recorded the highest ever monthly affiliate sales in its nine years history, in January 2014. Ending 104% up year-on-year the travel brand has seen a spectacular increase in revenue due to the comprehensive campaign management from digital media agency, 7thingsmedia.

7thingsmedia inherited a mature affiliate programme – initially launched in 2005 – in October 2012. Since then, the agency set upon restructuring the strategy to make James Villa Holidays the first choice for affiliates within the travel sector.

After consolidating three tracking platforms into one, the agency set about hosting exclusive events for its publishers and implementing individual year round content incentive plans for each key publisher. This meticulous approach reaped rewards for the leading villa holiday specialist with revenue from their top 10 publishers increasing by 117% whilst revenue from content websites overall increased by 77%.

Sally Pemble, Digital Acquisition Manager of James Villa Holiday stated: “Within the last year 7thingsmedia has re-engineered our affiliate strategy and programme. 7thingsmedia has firmly put the affiliates at the heart of every activity and their approach has been fully vindicated with a record breaking January and 104% revenue increase year on year”.

David McDermott, Performance Director at 7thingsmedia commented: “The team are rightfully thrilled with the results of the campaign. This is the perfect travel case study of a brand and media agency working hand-in-hand to deliver significant results. Over 80% of the traffic via the affiliate channel came from new visitors to the brand which demonstrates the exceptional level of targeting the campaign achieved”.

7thingsmedia are the current holders of the “Best Agency” title after retaining the accolade at the Performance Marketing Awards 2013 for the third consecutive year and were awarded the “Best use of PPC” at June’s European Search Awards in Barcelona and “Best use of Affiliate” at the DADI Awards in October 2013.


About 7thingsmedia
7thingsmedia is a global digital media agency with a proven track record of delivering hugely impressive returns for clients such as Agent Provocateur, boohoo.com, French Connection, James Villa Holidays, Liberty London, Ted Baker and Urban Outfitters.

With offices in London, New York & Singapore; 7thingsmedia's services span the digital marketing mix; affiliates, display, lead generation, mobile, PPC, SEO and social media.

7thingsmedia – http://www.7thingsmedia.com
Twitter – @7thingsmedia
James Villa Holidays – http://www.jamesvillas.co.uk/

Annabelle Ottaway, 7thingsmedia, Marketing Manager Annabelle.Ottaway(at)7thingsmedia(dot)com , +44207 017 3190

Published on: 12:37PM on 14th March 2014