Dec 01 2016

Jen Goode on Big Hair, Penguins, and Designing with Donuts

Jen Goode, who is the Doodler in Charge at JGoode Designs, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jen Goode

I wanted to learn more about the real Jen, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

Jen Goode on Big Hair, Penguins, and Designing with Donuts.Click To Tweet

We discussed…

  • The origin of her penguin and his name
  • Her big hair days
  • The inspiration of donuts
  • Dominating in Google Images
  • Watching crime TV shows

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This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins is focused on the people behind the affiliate management/OPM companies, advertisers/merchants, affiliates/publishers, and affiliate networks.

On each episode, Shawn interviews a new guest related to the industry, so you can learn more about the people of affiliate marketing.

After all, affiliate marketing is about the people; not the companies.

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Nov 30 2016

AffStat 2016 Affiliate Marketing Benchmark Report Now Available for Free

The Affstat 2016 Affiliate Marketing Benchmark Report is now available for free at AffStat.com. The report can be viewed online or downloaded.

AffStatThis marks the 14th year that we’ve come to report on the state of affiliate marketing with the annual AffStat report.

Way back when AffStat was started, the purpose was to bring together data for the burgeoning affiliate marketing space.

Along the way, the questions we’ve asked have evolved, but the final result has remained the same – a snapshot of where the industry has been for this past year.

Take a look at the results and compare them to last year (you can still get the 2015 report at AffStat.com). How has the industry changed over the past year or two?

Some results may surprise you, while others will reaffirm what you already believe to be trends in affiliate marketing.

Thank you to everybody who took the time to complete the survey.

Feel free to use material from the report in blog posts, presentations, etc. Just reference that the information came from the AffStat 2016 Affiliate Marketing Benchmark Report.

The post, AffStat 2016 Affiliate Marketing Benchmark Report Now Available for Free by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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Nov 29 2016

Six Degrees of Affiliate Summit and the POTUS

Folks who have attended Affiliate Summit keynote addresses over the years have been close to Presidents of the United States in a Six Degrees of Separation sort of way.

Washington White House on sunny day

Randal Pinkett met President Trump, as he was the winner of season four of The Apprentice.

Cory Booker, Ntiedo (NT) Etuk, Frank Luntz, and Peter Shankman have met President Obama.

I am pretty sure Frank Luntz also met President George W. Bush. Julie Clark was honored in the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in 2007, so they likely met.

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger and Michael Sanchez met President Clinton. I passed President Clinton in the hallway at Caesars Palace at Affiliate Summit West 2012, but that doesn’t really count.

Back in 1962, Jim Bouton, who was a pitcher for the New York Yankees, won the World Series. I haven’t been able to find the point when the President started meeting with winning sports teams, but there is a chance Bouton met with President Kennedy back then.

This all makes me feel like Marcia Brady after she met Davy Jones. My right hand has shaken the hands of lots of people who have shaken the hand of a President of the United States.

There may be some others that I’ve missed, so I’ll update this post if I come across any other Affiliate Summit keynotes that have met with the POTUS.

The post, Six Degrees of Affiliate Summit and the POTUS by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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Nov 25 2016

Only 9 Booths Left for Affiliate Summit West 2017

We are down to the last 9 booths in the Affiliate Summit West 2017 exhibit hall – don’t miss out on your chance to exhibit.

Big Dog Small Dog

Affiliate Summit West 2017 is taking place on January 15-17, 2017 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel, and the expected attendance is over 6,000.

So, if you’re trying to find certain attendees, as well as being found yourself, a booth is an excellent way to have a presence for the Monday and Tuesday of the conference.

The Affiliate Summit Exhibit Hall Booth Space Package includes:

  • Exhibitor Booth Space.
  • Three (3) VIP passes to be used for booth staff, clients or affiliates.
  • Five (5) Networking passes to be used for staff, clients or affiliates.
  • Ability to purchase additional passes at 20% off the prevailing rate, at the time of purchase.
  • Your company description in the Exhibitor & Conference Guide.
  • Your exhibitor listing located within the Affiliate Summit West 2017 networking platform.
  • Exhibitor Badge Ribbons.

Book a booth for Affiliate Summit West 2017.

The post, Only 9 Booths Left for Affiliate Summit West 2017 by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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Nov 21 2016

Don’t Go to Affiliate Summit West 2017

Dear Digital Marketer,

Please be advised — if you’re looking for the following, do not register for Affiliate Summit West 2017

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Small Crowd?
I’m afraid not. There will be several thousand attendees at Affiliate Summit West 2017. That’s a lot of conversations you can have with people who may be a future partner, vendor, mentor, etc.

The good thing is that there are a variety of ways to filter the crowd to find the right people for you. Take a look at our Newcomer Program to have a conference veteran assigned to help you around the conference. Also, you can start networking now by installing the conference app, and RSVPing on Facebook

Affiliate Summit Meet Market

Travel to Remote Locations?
Not so far. We poll attendees on which cities they’d like Affiliate Summit to be in. For over a decade, the people have chosen Las Vegas for Affiliate Summit West. It’s a broad sample of people coming from six continents and dozens of countries who enjoy the world class city with well priced hotels and tons of flights.

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Buy Courses from Gurus?
Um, no. The only thing you need to buy from Affiliate Summit is a pass. After that, you should only be opening your wallet for meals, cabs, etc. We strictly enforce a policy of speakers not selling from the stage, so you can focus on learning from our faculty of experts in the keynotes, roundtables, and breakout sessions. And past sessions are available to watch on YouTube for free.

Affiliate Summit Sessions

Eat Boxed Lunches?
Nope. Real food is our thing. We provide fresh food buffet breakfasts and lunches on Monday and Tuesday, as well as Sunday snacks, to VIP pass holders.

VIP Passholders Luncheon

Be in an Uptight Atmosphere?
No thanks. Some people wear business clothes and others wear shorts and t-shirts. It’s up to the individual. You don’t have to shine your shoes to be professional. There is no business uniform at Affiliate Summit. Be comfortable, be natural, and be productive.

Party at Affiliate Summit

If, however, you’re looking for an opportunity to do business with thousands of digital marketers and learn from leading minds in a variety of online business areas, we’d love to see you in Las Vegas.

Sincerely,
Missy Ward and Shawn Collins

Co-Founders of Affiliate Summit
Bringing marketers together since 2003

The post, Don’t Go to Affiliate Summit West 2017 by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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Nov 19 2016

Jeremy Palmer on Tacos, the New York Yankees, and His Favorite Quote

Jeremy Palmer, who is the Vice President of Marketing at Highwinds, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

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I wanted to learn more about the real Jeremy, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

Jeremy Palmer on Tacos, the New York Yankees, and His Favorite Quote.Click To Tweet

We discussed…

  • Watching a Toronto Blue Jays game from a hotel room
  • His favorite city
  • How he became a New York Yankees fan growing up in Utah
  • The best taco place in Austin
  • A quote he likes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The mystery of a black dog in his Instagram

Links from this episode

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If you enjoyed this episode of This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins, please share it.

This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins is focused on the people behind the affiliate management/OPM companies, advertisers/merchants, affiliates/publishers, and affiliate networks.

On each episode, Shawn interviews a new guest related to the industry, so you can learn more about the people of affiliate marketing.

After all, affiliate marketing is about the people; not the companies.

The post, Jeremy Palmer on Tacos, the New York Yankees, and His Favorite Quote by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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Nov 15 2016

Affiliate Summit West 2017 Keynotes Open to All Attendees

Good news – all Affiliate Summit West 2017 attendees are able to attend the three keynotes.

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That’s not actually anything new. We just heard from some long time attendees that they didn’t realize Networking passes had access to the keynotes.

Here are the keynotes we have in store for you:

Marty Weintraub, Founder of Aimclear

Monday, January 16

Marty is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and musician. He is the Founder of Aimclear®, a driven marketing agency dominant in audience targeting, modern distribution, customer acquisition and classic creative values. Aimclear, a four-time Inc. 500/5000 Honoree, has worked with clients including eBay, Airbnb, Dell, LinkedIn, Eurail, Firestone, Amazon, Intel, Travelocity, Macy’s, and numerous others. A fixture on the international conference circuit, Marty has appeared in front of hundreds of international search & social marketing conference audiences. He’s been quoted in flagship publications including WSJ, Forbes, Inc. MediaPost and Adage; was thrice honored as a “Top 25 Most Influential PPC Expert,” a TCB Top 100 People To Know in 2016; and also claimed the coveted 2013 “US Search Personality Of The Year” tiara. Marty’s Wiley/Sybex books, “Killer Facebook Ads” and “The Complete Social Media Community Manager’s Guide: Essential Tools and Tactics for Business Success” are critically respected.

Brian Massey, Founder of Conversion Sciences

Monday, January 16

Brian Massey is a Conversion Scientist™ and he has the lab coat to prove it. He is the founder of website optimization company Conversion Sciences and author of the book “Your Customer Creation Equation: Unexpected Website Formulas of The Conversion Scientist.” His rare combination of interests, experience and neuroses was developed over 20 years as a, computer programmer, corporate marketer and entrepreneur. He appears in his trademark lab coat when speaking to corporations, universities, and conference attendees around the world.

Sean Dolan, President & COO of PushFire

Tuesday, January 17

Sean Dolan is the President & COO of PushFire. In 2003, on his way to a business degree, Sean landed himself on the NBC reality show Fame. Sean entered show biz & would make a name for himself in Houston as a well-known DJ & Director of Marketing for one of the area’s hottest nightclubs. He decided to mesh his musical & business talents & launch a DJ business: Orangeman Productions. After successfully advertising Orangeman via SEO & PPC, friends began asking Sean to apply his talents to their businesses. As a result, in 2009, Sean co-founded Ascendgence. Sean’s first Ascendgence project was “Pimp This Bum” – a marketing campaign that received global attention & international news coverage on Fox, CNN, CBS, & more after making a destitute man named Tim Edwards the “Face of Homelessness in America.” In 2012, Sean & his wife, Rae Hoffman, combined forces & Ascendgence became PushFire. Sean oversees PushFire’s paid search division, which manages millions of dollars in spend for its clients.

If you haven’t already registered, get your pass now before they are sold out.

The post, Affiliate Summit West 2017 Keynotes Open to All Attendees by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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Nov 11 2016

Richard Young on Stage Acting, Jimmy Buffett, and Homeschooling

Richard Young, who is the Vice President, Advertising at ArcaMax Publishing, Inc., joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Richard Young

I wanted to learn more about the real Richard, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

Richard Young on Stage Acting, Jimmy Buffett, and Homeschooling.Click To Tweet

We discussed…

  • Acting in a production of Hello Dolly
  • Living in Newport News, VA
  • The music of Jimmy Buffett
  • The size of his email inbox
  • Homeschooling
  • March Madness brackets

Links from this episode

Subscribe to This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins on iTunes.

If you enjoyed this episode of This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins, please share it.

This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins is focused on the people behind the affiliate management/OPM companies, advertisers/merchants, affiliates/publishers, and affiliate networks.

On each episode, Shawn interviews a new guest related to the industry, so you can learn more about the people of affiliate marketing.

After all, affiliate marketing is about the people; not the companies.

The post, Richard Young on Stage Acting, Jimmy Buffett, and Homeschooling by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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Nov 08 2016

Which Pass Should I Get for Affiliate Summit West 2017?

We are frequently asked which pass type people should get for Affiliate Summit West 2017. It comes down to your objectives, and what you plan to take away from your investment.

Which pass should I get for Affiliate Summit?

There are two types of passes for Affiliate Summit (Networking and VIP) and each comes with different levels of access and perks at the conference. Here is a breakdown of what you’ll get with each pass type.

#ASW17-Pass-Types

Register today for Affiliate Summit West 2017 – the conference and tradeshow is trending for another sell-out.

Have a look at the Affiliate Summit West 2017 agenda to see who is speaking in the sessions and the topics being covered.

Affiliate Summit West 2017 (#ASW17) is taking place on January 15-17, 2017 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

The post, Which Pass Should I Get for Affiliate Summit West 2017? by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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Nov 03 2016

Jen Myers Ward on Fantasy Football, Eric Church, and CrossFit Socks

Jen Myers Ward, who is the CEO of ebove & beyond, inc., joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jen Myers Ward

I wanted to learn more about the real Jen, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

Jen Myers Ward on Fantasy Football, Eric Church, and CrossFit Socks.Click To Tweet

We discussed…

  • The Carolina Panthers
  • Her fantasy football forfeit this week
  • Becoming a rugby fan
  • Star Wars videos on YouTube
  • Eric Church
  • CrossFit and why she wears big socks

Links from this episode

Subscribe to This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins on iTunes.

If you enjoyed this episode of This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins, please share it.

This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins is focused on the people behind the affiliate management/OPM companies, advertisers/merchants, affiliates/publishers, and affiliate networks.

On each episode, Shawn interviews a new guest related to the industry, so you can learn more about the people of affiliate marketing.

After all, affiliate marketing is about the people; not the companies.

The post, Jen Myers Ward on Fantasy Football, Eric Church, and CrossFit Socks by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.


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