Alex, co-founder of AzoogleAds publicly responded on wickedfire forums about them letting 16 people go.
He also addresses the actual state of affiliate marketing saying its doubled in the last 6 months alone.
We did in fact let go of some people in our Toronto office, around 16 employees. This has nothing to do with the “cpa industry slowing down.” In fact, we are still growing like a weed. Azoogle still has almost 140 employees. In any growing company, you need to hire the best but also you need to ensure that you trim your staff when necessary to remove redundant employees, as well as your lowest performers. Just because someone “does the job” does not mean that they deserve to keep it. If someone else can service the client better, then we want the better employee to service the client. Azoogle was not built by hiring employees that were just “good enough,” we want the best and brightest in the industry to lead this company.
This round of spring cleaning won’t really affect affiliates at all, as the affiliate group is only growing, in fact its nearly twice bigger today than it was 6 months ago.