The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. While most people viewing the events see amazing human feats, incredible opening ceremonies and international politics sprinkled in the mix, affiliate marketers see many opportunities for editorial content related to the Olympics. Many affiliates have jumped on the chance to produce content that focuses on aspects of the winter games and also allows for timely promotional opportunities. Here are a few popular topics:

Equipment Used By Athletes- The equipment that skiers, snowboarders and other athletes use not only makes for interesting narratives but also allows for promotion of items with high price tags. And that ultimately leads to higher commissions.

Apparel For The Cold- So far, the 2018 Olympics have been notoriously chilly. And that means a lot of specialized winter apparel is being used by both athletes and attendees alike.

Diet of Athletes- Nutrients, supplements and a healthy diet in general play a critical role in an athlete’s ability to compete physically. This is great content, but also a vertical that is growing very quickly in the affiliate space.

Travel- Everyone at the Olympics had to travel to the Olympics. Did they remember to trivago?

This Week’s New Merchant Launches

**AvantLink Australia Launch** 

Under Armour is the leader in performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The company’s mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.

Join the Under Armour Australia affiliate program.

From our record setting indigogo campaign to a feeding frenzy with the Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank, Uncharted Supply has had a banner first year selling millions of dollars in products to over 80 countries. Expertly-designed and critically-acclaimed, our flagship product: The Seventy2 is a 72 hour survival kit designed to get you through whatever life throws your way.

Join the Uncharted Supply affiliate program.

Mute Industries designs suppressors and performance parts for the firearms industry. All of our parts are proudly made in the heartland of the USA: Sioux Falls, South Dakota by our veteran owned and operated company. We focus heavily on suppressors for rifles and pistols, pistol compensators, custom Glock parts, and custom AR parts.

Join the Mute Industries affiliate program.

The Ready Project affiliate program offers competitive commissions on the highest quality products in the industry. Since it’s founding in 2007, The Ready Project has been a innovator in the preparedness industry. Because of an exclusive licensing agreement, The Ready Project is able to offer emergency food and water products that are branded with The American Red Cross, the most trusted brand in emergency preparedness and disaster relief. No other company provides this opportunity for it’s affiliates.

Join the Ready Project affiliate program.

Palmetto State Armory is an American firearms manufacturer and retailer based in Columbia, SC. Founded in 2008, Palmetto State Armory offers the best price, value, & selection for Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR), AR Build Kits, Ammunition Magazines, Handguns, Optics, Accessories & other shooting gear. Palmetto State Armory is the only gun manufacturer that builds and assembles (from steel to assembly) 100% of the product in the U.S. and will always continue to offer a Lifetime Warranty for all PSA products.

Join the Palmetto State Armory affiliate program.

ATN is revolutionizing the optics market. We are the leading manufacturer and developer of Night Vision & Thermal Imaging optics that provides vivid picture quality, user friendly features and capabilities that will sight your scope in one shot, range you in quickly with its internal Ballistic Calculator, and Recoil Activated Video that lets you Record your outdoor adventures.

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Waders.com offers a variety of gear options for the outdoor enthusiasts. From waders, rubber boots and rain gear, waders.com has the gear to keep you dry. With free continental U.S. shipping and a best in class 365 exchange policy, waders.com is the prime destination for the person enjoying their outdoor pursuit. Waders.com was founded by a 20-year outdoor industry veteran with the belief that bringing value to the customer without compromising service is paramount. Brands like LaCrosse, Hodgman, Caddis, Frogg Toggs, Muck Boots and Bogs are featured on this unique site.

Join the Waders affiliate program.

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Chad Waite

Marketing Manager at AvantLink
Chad first got involved in the affiliate space in 2010 as an AvantLink network rep and has seen every facet of the industry since. Besides online marketing, he enjoys mountain biking, trail running, spending time with his wife and kids, any movie with Harrison Ford, and the "Random Article" button on Wikipedia.
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