Hi Everyone. I hate self promoting posts but I also love getting to meet my readers. That’s why I wanted to invite you all to come see me speak at Affiliate Summit which is taking place this month from the 21st to the 23rd of August. If you haven’t registered yet, you can still attend and you can also save 5% off any registration type by using code ASE11FIVE. You can also click the banner to the left to use my Affiliate link if you want ;-).
Anyways, my session is on Sunday from 11:00 am to Noon Session 1d in the Sutton (South & Regent) room. The session is for attendees of all levels with Gold, Platinum and Diamond pass holders. The topic we will be covering is if your Affiliate Program is actually adding value to your company and building it instead of coasting along side or actually doing damage.
We’re going to cover everything from how Affiliate marketing can enhance and hurt your PPC, how it can help your SEO but also debunk a few myths about Affiliate Marketing and SEO as well as go over things like the good and the bad about trademark bidding, coupons, loyalty sites and everything in between. I’d also like to give a big thank you to Kellie Stevens from Affiliate Fair Play for shooting a few custom brand new adware videos for the presentation and the show.
There are a ton of other great sessions that will be at the show and here are a few that you will find me at and possibly live blogging:
How to pitch your company from 10am to 11 (Just before my session) with Tricia Meyers, Robert Adler, Kim Rowley and AdHustler. These are some amazing people with lots to say and even more to teach. You can definitely use this information to make the most out of your pitches at Affiliate Summit.
Meet market. This isn’t really a session but it is the most intense networking session you will see, besides the parties. Go in, talk to everyone and get your business cards ready.
SEO Clinic from 2 to 3. This session with @Sugarrae, @Greywolf and @Kenhyder is always a fun one to watch. Submit your sites and get some great and creative feedback from three creative people.
Eric Nagel’s white boarding session. This guy is seriously smart and worth listening to. I don’t really need to say more. If you’re up at 8am, this is a must attend.
SEO – Ask the experts with Rhea Drysdale, Bruce Clay, Michael Strekko and Stephan Spencer should be a good one. I haven’t heard two of them speak before but it should definitely be a good question and answer session from 11:30 to 12:30. (I’ll probably actually be at the testimonials in social media session.)
Affiliate Improv starring Jen Goode, Daniel M Clark, Drew Bennet, Michael Buchele and Wade Tonkin. Just go to this…no need to wonder why. It’s from 2 to 3 and you will love it.
Ask the Experts Roundtable. I always love to hear Melanie Seery speak and she has a round table. It will be a great opportunity to speak to a smart industry veteran.
If you’re up in the morning, go visit Eric Nagel again at 8am for another white boarding session.
Social Media in Niche Markets. Between Lisa, Joe and Steph you will walk away with a headache of knowledge about using social media to break into niches. This session is from 11:30 to 12:30.
At this point if you have any energy left, try walking the exhibit hall and then make the rest of your appointments.
Affiliate Summit is above and beyond one of my favorite shows to go to. I hope to see you all there and if you would like to meet me while I am there, leave a comment here. All comments are moderated so your info won’t go live unless you say to post it. Thank you for reading and looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again. I also have three or four new Affiliate programs to announce at the show so definitely come find me. See you all in NYC!