DFDS head of online marketing Tom Fortheringham with an Aston Martin DB9North Sea ferry operator DFDS Seaways is hosting a national affiliate marketing event on its new ship Queen of Scandinavia offering the chance to win an Aston Martin for a weekend.

The operator has teamed up with search engine optimisation guru Martin Murray who is the keynote speaker at the event in Newcastle on March 28. There will be workshops, networking and entertainment into the evening and delegates can stay overnight on the ship.

A red carpet and two James Bond-style Aston Martin DB9s will greet guests as they arrive at the event, which is sponsored by Tradedoubler. DFDS has created a specialist online marketing team headed by Tom Fotheringham.

Murray said: “Search engine optimisation is such an important area for affiliates to focus on and this event provides me with the opportunity to offer advice on tactics to a much wider audience.”