Webgains Transform Series 2 is currently underway. Watch the first talks and register for the rest now!





New sessions premier at 10am every Tuesday and Thursday from 18th January 2022

For the new series, we’ve decided to make Transform even more accessible.

Rather than hosting a full day of back to back sessions, we’ll be launching a series of fireside chats and panel discussions on a regular basis over the next few months.

We wanted to make Transform as flexible as possible, allowing you to dedicate a small amount of time each week to enhance your skills and transform both your career and business.

The event is set to launch with our very own COO, Ami Spencer, kicking Transform Series 2 off with an in-depth look at the changing landscape of retail, and the future of work. You can pre-register now to secure your seat for the series and be kept informed about session dates and times as they are confirmed.

Core Themes Of The Event

Transform aims to help both businesses and employees in developing their skills in order to succeed in the ever-changing business environment. There are three core elements that each session is based on that come together as part of the event.

Building Resilience

Learn how to inspire transformation by developing a mindset for growth.

Market Trends

Identifying the key themes that will drive future growth and success of a business and the retail market.

Smarter Connections

Bringing together ideas and inspiration, along with learning about the power of affiliate marketing. 

All episodes will premier exclusively in Webgains Academy where they can be streamed for free by our members

Take the time to transform with Webgains

This year, take time to Transform and learn. This is a time of huge opportunity. Right now, we have the chance to forge a better future. We’ve created Transform to support business and people development. We will be exploring quality of life in a world in constant flux. 

Together we can ensure our teams and organisations are more agile and thus more capable of rapid change. 

Confirmed speakers so far…

Carrie Lomas

Founder & CEO at Brand Conscience

After 27 years at Intel and IBM, Carrie founded Brand Conscience, a retail tech start up, scoring sustainability and ethics for consumer goods at product level. Carrie is passionate about technology and how it can improve outcomes, for people, companies, societies & our planet. 

Ally Gordon

Coach & Mentor

Using his professional and personal learnings gained over the last two decades Ally understands the challenges and effort required to build and sustain the habits needed to perform at your very best whilst personally living and breathing the life he coaches.
Linkedin | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Heather Peebles

Head of Affiliate Partnerships at Reward Gateway

Heather manages the global affiliate partnerships team at Reward Gateway, the leading employee engagement platform for businesses to attract, engage and retain potential and current employees. Heather co-founded the Publisher Board with the aim to maintain and improve standards within the affiliate channel, whilst promoting best practices. 

Cyril Coste

Digital Transformation Director and Principal Consultant

Cyril is an accomplished and high-performing digital leader with a strong reputation as a digital expert and thought leader. He brings vast, cross-sector experience in digital transformation, digitalisation strategy development, product development, digital innovation, customer experience, e-commerce and leadership.

Courtney Maggs-Jones

Head of Growth at Uniqodo

Courtney leads a commercial team responsible for helping brands and retailers understand the full potential of customer promotion experiences – beyond that of just discounting and cashback.
Linkedin | Instagram

Mark Eldridge

Business Development Director at A1 Comms Limited

Mark has a sales and business development career spanning over 20 years working at Philips CE, Comet Business Services and Three, before joining A1 Comms in October 2013. Mark is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the affiliate channel which involves working with some of the largest companies in the UK.

Jake Hodgkiss

Senior Partnerships Manager at TopCashback

Jake started at TopCashback as a placement student in 2015, before returning to join the London team after University. Now a Senior Partnerships Manager, he is responsible for several key advertiser accounts across a range of verticals.

Jane Aitken

Head of Digital and Ecommerce, Asiatic Carpets

Bio coming soon

Richie Jones

Managing Director, vvast

Bio coming soon

Anna Morrish

Founder & Director at Quibble Content

Anna is the founder and MD of Quibble Content. She has years of expertise and experience in the content marketing space and writes and speaks about it regularly.

Elliot Myers

Consultant at The Affiliate Marketing Advisor

Elliot Myers is the founder and lead consultant at The Affiliate Marketing Advisor and author of the book The Advertisers Guide to Affiliate Marketing. He is the former Head of Affiliate at Gymshark and has over 8+ years’ experience in Affiliate Marketing and over that time has helped brands like Barclays, BSKYB and Npower scale and optimise their programs. 

Omari Crosdale-Williamson

Partnerships Manager at Genie Ventures

Omari, is one of the Partnerships Managers at Genie Shopping, bringing on new advertisers for the business, with his focus to develop these relationships in order to ensure a consistent stream of new advertisers is onboarded. 

Jack Gillett

Digital Marketing Consultant

Jack Gillett is a digital marketing consultant currently working at the Awkward Digital Company as a Business Director. He has over six years of experience working with direct-to-consumer brands in growing their businesses through digital marketing channels such as paid search, paid social and display advertising.

Webgains’ Transform hosts and speakers

Multiple members of our team will be joining our guests for sessions throughout the series.

Richard Dennys
Ami Spencer
Natasha McKenzie
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Bryony Hatherley
Publisher Manager
James Cullen
Sr Business Development Manager
Rosie Slinn
Sr Account Director
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Rob Atkinson
Digital Marketing Manager
Richard Oberhofer
Managing Director GmbH
Mumtaz Khamker
Global Head of Strategic Growth

Transform Schedule

New Sessions Every Tuesday and Thursday from January 18th

January 18, 2022

Resilience : When the World Zigs, We Zag

Ami Spencer – COO – Webgains

with Natasha McKenzie – CMO – Webgains

How do you shift your business and people from survive to thrive? Join Webgains COO Ami Spencer for her take after not only leading but growing a productive team throughout almost two years of political, social, and economic uncertainty of working and how to encourage a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

Available to view from 10am on Tuesday, January 18th 2022

January 18, 2022
January 20, 2022

Affiliate Vox Pops: The Affiliate Marketing Mix

Heather Peebles – Head of Affiliate Partnerships at Reward Gateway
Jake Hodgkiss – Senior Partnerships Manager at TopCashback
Omari Crosdale-Williamson – Partnerships Manager at Genie Ventures

with Bryony Hatherley – Publisher Manager – Webgains

Webgains Publisher Manager Bryony Hatherley is joined by representatives from a trio of leading publishers. Each publisher operates in a different area giving a fantastic insight into the why they’re so effective. Watch to learn why partnerships with a diverse range of affiliates is a must for any retailer with a programme.

Available to view from 10am on Thursday, January 20th 2022

January 20, 2022
January 25, 2022

The Post-Pandemic Consumer

Elliot Myers – Consultant – The Affiliate Marketing Advisor

with Rosie Slinn – Account Director – Webgains

Join this session to glean expert insight around the transformation of the affiliates beyond the conversion stage to a channel that uses the whole marketing funnel. Get to know the post-pandemic consumer and learn how to take their valuable business from the high street to your web store.

Available to view from 10am on Tuesday, January 25th 2022

January 25, 2022
January 27, 2022

Carrie Lomas – Founder & CEO – Brand Conscience

with Natasha McKenzie – CMO – Webgains

Webgains’ Natasha McKenzie sits down with Carrie Lomas to discuss transformation – both in terms of her unique career journey as well as the approach that brands must take towards sustainability and ethics. Carrie’s exciting venture, Brand Conscience, aims to revolutionise how brands communicate their sustainability and ethical credentials through a standardised five-point scoring system.

Available to view from 10am on Thursday, January 27th 2022

January 27, 2022
February 1, 2022

The Network Effect – with Unqiodo and Affordable Mobiles

Courtney Maggs-Jones – Head of Growth at Uniqodo
Mark Eldridge – Affordable Mobiles

with James Cullen – Sales Manager – Webgains

James Cullen, Senior Business Development Manager at Webgains is joined by Courtney Maggs and Mark Eldridge. Listen in as they share key thoughts and ideas on the current retail landscape and how you can leverage the affiliate channel to enhance performance.

Available to view from 10am on Tuesday, February 1st 2022

February 1, 2022
February 3, 2022

Your Best self : All in the Mind

Ally Gordon – Coach & Mentor

with Natasha McKenzie – CMO – Webgains

Join Webgains CMO Natasha McKenzie for a fireside chat with Ally Gordon, as he shares his insight into how you can live a successful and fulfilled life. Ally delivers practical and actionable exercises designed to enable individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Available to view from 10am on Thursday, February 3rd 2022

February 3, 2022
February 8, 2022

What Do Your Customers Really Think?

Cyril Coste – Founder at Digital And Growth

with Natasha McKenzie – CMO – Webgains

For years we have been reliant on the NPS score to determine customer feedback. And, whilst this metric is still very relevant, but in retail especially, we need to do more, to know more. Digital transformation expert Cyril Coste joins Webgains’ CMO Natasha McKenzie to discuss what a fresh approach for customer engagement and feedback in the retail sector might look like.

Available to view from 10am on Tuesday, February 8th 2022

February 8, 2022
February 10, 2022

The Future of Retail: An Inside View

Jane Aitken – Head of Digital and Ecommerce, Asiatic Carpets
Mumtaz Khamker – Head of Global Strategic Growth at Webgains

with Natasha McKenzie – CMO – Webgains

The retail industry has been forced to change dramatically over the past couple of years and its movement continues with new challenges presenting themselves. A discussion including retail industry experts Mumtaz Khamker and Jane Aitken, this session looks at both the challenges and the opportunities brands face on and offline in 2022 and beyond. 

Available to view from 10am on Thursday, February 10th 2022

February 10, 2022
February 15, 2022

The Improbable Death of Google

Anna Morrish – Director at Quibble
Jack Gillett – Digital Marketing Consultant

with Rob Atkinson – Digital Marketing Manager at Webgains

Recent changes in legislation (e.g. GDPR) have occurred as a reaction to the boom in digital channels. On May 25th 2018, the rules changed overnight. Mailing lists were deleted, consent boxes added, privacy policies rewritten and much more. This shift towards empowering the individual or consumer over their data has evolved into something bigger today. Not only do consumers want to own and protect their data, they want to be paid for it. The question is, how will this work? And will it work at all? 

Available to view from 10am on Tuesday, February 15th 2022

February 15, 2022
February 24, 2022

Smart Commissioning

Humphrey Sheil – Founder at Hypercascade

with Nina Blicher – Team Leader at Webgains

‘Smart Commissioning’ is a game-changing functionality for both advertisers and publishers operating on the Webgains affiliate network. It enables merchants to pay out different levels of commission to affiliates when they sell specific products. Humphrey Sheil, who is leading the development of this powerful technology at Webgains joins us for this session. 

Available to view from 10am on Thursday, February 24th 2022

February 24, 2022
March 1, 2022


Richie Jones – Managing Director at vvast
James Lucas – at Lunos

with Natasha McKenzie – CMO at Webgains

Rapid manual testing of high-level assumptions can bring about outstanding innovation with minimal risk. At least, that is what the concept of skunkworks is all about. Join digital experts Richie Jones and James Lucas as they shine a light on this fascinating concept and explain how they apply it in real scenarios with their clients and explain why it is only just getting started.

Available to view from 10am on Tuesday, March 1st 2022

March 1, 2022
March 8, 2022

Trends, Opportunities & Obstacles – Affiliate Marketing in DACH

Richard Oberhofer – Managing Director at Webgains GmbH

with Friederike Kälble – Marketing Manager at Webgains GmbH

Due to the pandemic, ecommerce has become the new normal. The growth of online trade is stabilising at a high level and with it come opportunities, new developments but also uncertainty. Join Managing Director DACH, Richard Oberhofer and Friederike Kälble as they explore new market trends and obstacles with focus on the DE market.

Available to view from 10am on Tuesday, March 8th 2022

March 8, 2022
March 10, 2022

The Rise of the Metaverse

Dudley Nevill-Spencer – Technology Director at Virtual Influencer Agency

with Richard Dennys – CEO at Webgains

Join Webgains CEO Richard Dennys and virtual influencer agency founder Dudley Nevill-Spencer as they discuss some of the most prominent movements in digital today. They’ll demystify the concept of virtual humans and the metaverse, putting them into context with what is currently possible as well as the general direction of travel.  

Available to view from 10am on Thursday, March 10th 2022

March 10, 2022
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next few weeks as we add more Transform sessions and
reveal the full series schedule.

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