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Handicapping the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards 2016 Edition

For the past few years I have Handicapped the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010). I am not going to look up my track record for my picks because I am too lazy but I know I have gotten a few right and missed a few. Off the top of my head […]

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How Do I Learn How To Manage an Affiliate Program?

One question I often get asked is “How do I learn how to manage an affiliate program?”. Of course there are some general marketing and business principles you can learn either in college or in other similar jobs but there are many different nuances and specifics to managing an affiliate program that you will never […]

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10 Ways Affiliates Can be Prepared for Q4

We are only 9 days away from Q4 which means nearly every merchant and every affiliate are coming into their three busiest, three most lucrative months. There is a lot of money to be made, a lot of work to be done, and a lot of opportunities in the next 3 months and the more […]

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Two Reasons Why the Affiliate Industry is Amazing

Another great Affiliate Summit is in the books. It is hard to say this is the best one ever because they all deserve that title in some way and every time I go to Affiliate Summit I come away reinvigorated, not necessarily because of what i learn at the sessions there but because of the people. Along […]

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Sessions Not to Miss at Affiliate Summit East 2015

If affiliate is good for nothing else it will usually coax me to write at least a post or two. First off, if you will be attending be sure to grab me and say hi. I would love to chat with anyone in the industry and if you can sell some licensed sports gear from […]

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Affiliate Marketing Is NOT Broken

Earlier today a misguided individual wrote an article proposing that affiliate marketing was broken. My first instinct was to shake my fist, stand up for my industry, and rip this guy apart. But the more I thought about it the more I saw unfortunately he was right. Kind of… When he says “The goal for all […]

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30 Tips, Tricks, and Tools To Save You Time: Social Media and Blogging by Ashley Coombe

Do you know Ashley Coombe? If not you need to. I met Ashley a couple years back at Affiliate Summit (at least I think that is where we first met) and I have had a few chances to talk with her and hang out with her over the years. If I ever have questions about […]

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Should you have a budget for your affiliate program???

There was a situation that came up recently with an affiliate manger friend of mine who was told they were out of budget for their affiliate program. In my past life as an affiliate I had some commissions cut in half in December because the merchants said they were running out of marketing budget. I […]

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Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award – Wow!!!

Well, I am back from yet another awesome Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas. Before I get into my response on being selected Affiliate Manager of the Year I want to give you a couple highlights of the show: Another awesome Shareasale Under the Stars party at Hyde at Bellagio. Awesome venue with a great view […]

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6 Things you need to do at Affiliate Summit West

Affiliate Summit West 2015 is just a couple short days away. Affiliates, merchants, networks, OPMs, service providers, and others related to the affiliate industry are getting packed, finalizing meetings, and getting prepared for 3 awesome days of fun, learning, networking, and more. With 5000+ people there from over 1000 different companies it can be a […]