The Partnership Economy

The Partnership Economy explores the power of partnerships through candid conversations and stories with industry leaders. Our hosts, David A. Yovanno, CEO and Todd Crawford, Co-founder, of, unpack the future of partnerships as a lever for scale and an opportunity to put the consumer first.


Heidi Solchenberger, Sr Manager of Affiliate Marketing & Partnerships at Foot Locker, on personalization and how to reach your target customer
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Richard Lane, UK Lead of eBay Partner Network, on ensuring value and relevancy through partnerships
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In this conversation with Richard Lane, UK Lead for the eBay Partner Network, he talks about partnerships and industry developments. Hear about the top-of-mind thoughts heading into Q4, the concerns around inventory fulfillment, the importance of communication, Gen Z’s impact on the industry, and other interesting industry developments.

Episode Outline

[00:52] About EPN

[02:08] What’s top of mind for Richard?

[03:48] Communicating with partners

[05:37] Evolving partnership compensations and placement fees

[08:03] What keeps Richard up at night?

[10:01] Inventory fulfilment concerns

[12:02] Interesting industry dynamics

[15:55] Content commerce and Gen Z

[18:50] Buy Now Pay Later

[20:49] The developing industry

[24:12] Richard’s influential people

Richard’s Mentors

Rob Lane

Florian Gramshammer

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Published Dec 15, 2021 at 3:30pm
Melissa Feemster, Co-Founder of Team Bespoke, on how to survive the holiday season
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Steffen Daleng, CMO of Booktopia, on building a brand consumers love
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Michael McNerney, Publisher at Martech Record, on the big shifts in the affiliate industry
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Nilla Ali, SVP Commerce at Buzzfeed, and Bryce Widelitz, Former Sr Director of Commerce at CNN, on the evolution of commerce content
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