Awin opens the doors to the House of Clandestine

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On Thursday, 5th September, Awin opened the doors to the House of Clandestine, our 13th annual Black Tie Gala. 

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Known as one of the most anticipated nights in the industry's calendar, the annual Awin Black Tie Gala is an opportunity to celebrate the affiliate marketing industry, bringing together over 450 advertisers, publishers and partners in an exquisite environment. The event allows guests to network, build relationships and forge new partnerships, and we’re pleased to say that our 13th annual gala did not disappoint.

Mystery surrounded this year’s masquerade theme, and it was only as guests arrived that the true intrigue and opulence of the event was revealed. Traditionally held in The Brewery, the venue was transformed into an exclusive and elegant stately mansion, covered in candelabras, sumptuous draping and plenty of masks for guests to choose from.

The night began with a champagne reception before guests were invited to the Grand Gala dinner in the Porter Tun. A magnificent disco-ball dance display delighted guests at they took their seats and Ian Charlesworth, UK Country Manager, Awin, then took to the stage to welcome guests and formally kick-off the evening.

The elegance and charm of the atmosphere was matched by the pianist who became the soundtrack to the dinner. As guests enjoyed the performance and a delicious three course meal, they had the chance to catch up with old peers and make new connections. A stunning urban choir collective was the finale dinner act as the group sung a medley of chilling tunes with a contemporary twist.

The after party continued downstairs as the band and DJ played to the crowd, with guests filling martini glasses from the strawberry daiquiri cocktail fountain and embracing the photo set. The masquerade ball ended very much past midnight and we would like to say a huge thank you to all who attended.

Make sure you check out the evening’s photo album here and the photo set photos here, and follow the event online by using #AwinHoC.

Hear from some feedback from our guests:

“The event was a really good occasion to meet the wider Awin team, to be able to catch up in person with the biggest advertisers and publishers of the industry. It was also really exciting to hear from Ian Charlesworth on what are going to be Awin’s main strategic focus for 2020, particularly in regards to bounceless tracking, Tableau partnerships, and the new campaign level commission management. It was definitely worth attending and I will for sure attend next year’s event! Thanks to the Awin Team for organising the fantastic event and to everyone else involved!” Milan Straub, Performance Marketing Manager, Travelsupermarket.com
"This was my first year attending the Awin Black Tie event in London, and it was fabulous! We had the opportunity to invite a variety of customers to this event, and enjoyed mixing business with a lovely social evening.  We also met with many familiar faces from the affiliate industry.  The service was exceptional, and we enjoyed great food and drink on the night.  The entertainment was first rate, with a fabulous band and drinks well into the evening.  Highly recommended and definitely something we'll do again next year" Jamie White, Sales Director, Student Beans
“Awin’s Black Tie is by far the best affiliate event in the UK. I have been to the Black Tie for the last four years and this was the best year so far. It is the who’s who of publishers and advertisers and it is a must for everyone in the industry” James Doherty, Senior Key Account Manager, Webgears Group
"This was my 5th Awin Black Tie, and I'm proud to see Awin going from strength to strength in terms of its technology and partnerships. As a publisher, it's great to catch up with our partners and peers in an informal setting and of course, throw some shapes" Gabriel Akin-Odujobi, Director of Business Development, Global Savings Group

If you have any questions about the Black Tie or Awin events please contact our Events Team.

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