Affiliate Marketing Fanatics #59: A Gateway Conference

By on 10-17-2011 in Conferences & Networking, Contests

Affiliate Marketing Fanatics – A couple of hyper-caffeinated affiliate marketers (Mike Buechele) and (Trisha Lyn Fawver) talk about all things Affiliate Marketing. From blogging to branding, social media to search, video and more!

Mike and I jump back into the saddle with this whole podcasting thing.  We talk briefly about how great Affiliate Summit West 2012 was, get off track in some places, and try to get the innocent kids in the Midwest hooked on some affiliate marketing conference goodness. In in this episode we discuss:

Find us on Twitter: @AMF_Podcast, @MikeBuechele & @TrishaLyn. Like us on Facebook! Be old fashioned and just leave us a comment!

Special thanks to GeekCast.fm for hosting Affiliate Marketing Fanatics!

Affiliate Marketing Fanatics 58: Suicide by Cough

By on 10-17-2011 in Conferences & Networking, Contests

Affiliate Marketing Fanatics – A couple of hyper-caffeinated affiliate marketers (Mike Buechele) and (Trisha Lyn Fawver) talk about all things Affiliate Marketing. From blogging to branding, social media to search, video and more!

Like the great prime time dramas of yore, we’ve done a crossover arc episode with the guys at Geek Dads Weekly, Daniel M. Clark and Drew Bennett.  Our fun started during Emo Wolverine Feels Nothing – Geek Dads Weekly 101 and continues here. In in this episode we discuss:

  • Ad:tech NY & Mike’s experience there last week.  It seems more folks are more directed at building mobile networks instead of mobile content, necessarily.
  • Using the broader point of reference of Internet Marketing instead of Affiliate or Performance Marketing.
  • Some Affiliate Summit West 2012 info, talking about our Affiliate Improv! panel with Mike, Daniel, Eric Souza, and myself.  The panel will be at 3:30 Sunday January 8th in the Augustus V room.
  • We’ll be manning a speaker booth Tuesday January 10th at 2:00 pm for any follow up!
  • The discovery of Pinterest, the inundation of crafty folks there, and how it is divided a bit among gender lines between who “gets it” and who doesn’t.
  • The Affiliate Summit Newcomer Program – Our code name for Caesar’s will be Castle Greyskull.
  • Show our guests some love: Daniel M. Clark is a podcast production consultant at QAQN.com and Drew Bennett is a dad, photographer, and blogger at BenSpark.com.

Find us on Twitter: @AMF_Podcast, @MikeBuechele & @TrishaLyn. Like us on Facebook! Be old fashioned and just leave us a comment!

Special thanks to GeekCast.fm for hosting Affiliate Marketing Fanatics!

Win a Gold Pass to Affiliate Summit West 2012

By on 10-17-2011 in Conferences & Networking, Contests

ASEast07Miami-16In July of 2007 I attended my first Affiliate Summit in Miami.  It was a fantastic experience.  I learned so much, and that was certainly part of the chain of events in my wandering string of jobs to convince me that I liked this industry.  The following year at Affiliate Summit East in Boston, I made the decision that I wanted to continue in Affiliate Marketing and build a career rather than just meander along at different jobs.  Considering this is light years away from what I went to college for, that was a major decision in my life.

And attending Affiliate Summits helped solidify that for me.

So I want so spread the love and help someone else drive into this dynamic and awesome industry feet first.  So I’m giving away a Gold Pass to Affiliate Summit West 2012.  This year’s western version of the conference will take place January 8-10, 2012 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, which I’m excited about since it’s one of the few larger hotels in Las Vegas that I’ve never once set foot into.  The Gold Pass will allow you access to the Meet Market, Exhibit Hall, Keynotes, Sunday educational sessions, and online access to all recorded session videos and PowerPoint presentations.  Right now we’re still in the Early Bird registration phase, so the Gold Pass is valued at $279 and after October 21st it goes up to $529, so winning this Gold Pass is definitely in your best financial interests!

How do you win this awesome opportunity?  Here’s what you have to do.  Please post 1 separate comment for each entry.  Each entry received one point.  The more entries you receive, the higher your chances of winning are.

  • MANDATORY: Follow Affiliate Summit on Twitter. Post a comment below with your Twitter ID confirming that you’ve followed @AffiliateSummit.
  • Follow GeekCast on Twitter.  Post a comment below with your Twitter ID confirming that you’ve followed @GeekCast.
  • Follow FeedFront on Twitter.  Post a comment below with your Twitter ID confirming that you’ve followed @FeedFront.
  • Follow TrishaLyn on Twitter.  Post a comment below with your Twitter ID confirming that you’ve followed @TrishaLyn.
  • Tweet the following message to your users and post a comment below with a link to the post.  “Just entered to win an #ASW12 gold pass from @TrishaLyn.  You can enter too! Here’s how: http://linq2.us/asw12gp”
  • Join the Affiliate Summit group on Facebook.  Post on the group wall that you were referred to the group by me and post a link to that post here in the comments.
  • Join the AS Forums and introduce yourself in the Online Meet Market.  Post a comment below with a link to your posting.

Here’s the fine print.  You have until October 15th at 6:00 PM Pacific to complete this mission, should you choose to accept it.  I’ll be using Random.org to choose the winner from the posts, so I won’t be approving trackbacks or commenting on posts until the contest is over.  The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to confirm that they can attend Affiliate Summit West, then I will provide them with the code to register for free.  Don’t scam the contest or I’ll out you on Twitter and the blog!

Good night, and good luck!