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Affiliate Marketing Fanatics #59: A Gateway Conference

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate Marketing Fanatics |

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!

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Affiliate Marketing Fanatics 57: Geek Cast Wannabes

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate Marketing Fanatics |

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!

Geek Cast Boston

It seems longing for a simpler time, back when we all religiously listened to Geek Cast, is a virus that’s going around.  Before the band got back together last week on Affiliate Thing, we had a similar idea to emulate that model for fun.  Mike is back, and we were also joined by Wade Tonkin of Fanatics and Drew Bennett of BenSpark.com. In in this episode we discuss:

  • Our collective love of the original Geek Cast with Shawn Collins, Sam Harrelson, Jim Kukral, and Lisa Picarille.
  • The passing of Steve Jobs… would the reaction be similar if Bill Gates had passed?
  • CityCrashVille Hometown on iPad.
  • Speculating on what Affiliate Summit Central will be.
  • Upcoming Affiliate Summit West in January and how the session voting is going.
  • Mike’s recap of the New York Comic Con

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!

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Affiliate Summit East 2011 Photo Recap

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Affiliate Marketing, Conferences & Networking | 2 comments

I’ve been back from New York since Thursday and I can easily say I’m still not fully recovered.  I’m always surprised at how exhausted I am after one of these shows, but given the fact that I work at home in relative calm and sedation, 3-4 days of getting up early, talking all day, walking all day, and going to bed late can really take it’s toll.

I finally just got all 250+ photos I took from Affiliate Summit and the surrounding events I attended up onto Flickr today.  So for now, instead of writing a long recap of words, I’ll share with you a recap in pictures.  You can see all the pictures in my Affiliate Summit East 2011 Set on Flickr.

Day 1

How to Pitch Your Company Panel: Tricia Meyer, Kim Rowley, Ad Hustler, & Robert Adler
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Dominic Fawver at the For Me To Coupon Meet Market Table
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Mike Allen on the mechanical bull at the ShareASale Barn Dance
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Brook Schaaf on the mechanical bull at the ShareASale Barn Dance
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Day 2
Wil Reynolds’ Keynote
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Dominic & I at the For Me To Coupon Booth
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The Performance Marketing Association Networking Event
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Tricia Meyer & Eric Nagel Singing “Summer Lovin’” at Affiliate Karaoke
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Daniel Feinberg Singing an AC/DC Song at Affiliate Karaoke
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Day 3
Yankee Stadium
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The Luxury Suite Seats at Yankee Stadium
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Oakland Athletics’ Brandon Allen at 1st Base helping to achieve the A’s 6-5 win over the Yankees!
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And one more just because it’s pretty… the friendly skies, somewhere over Chicago
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If you really are in the mood to read, here’s some other good recaps that came through my Google Reader these last few days:

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Affiliate Marketing Fanatics 51: Interviewing Adam Riemer

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate Marketing Fanatics |

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 is taking a break from podcasting for awhile to focus on his business!  I’m going solo this week, still talking to conference speakers, this time chatting with Adam Riemer about his upcoming speaking gigs at PubCon South 2011 at the Norris Executive Conference Center in Austin, TX.  For a quick 15 minutes we discuss:

  • How Adam got started online.
  • How to Start a Successful Affiliate Program – Adam will be speaking along side Chuck Hamrick, Peter Hamilton of HasOffers, Brook Schaaf of Schaaf-PartnerCentric, and Paul Schroader of PS Web Solutions.
  • Site Review – Focus on Affiliates – Fellow panelists are Shawn Collins of Affiliate Summit, Peter Hamilton of HasOffers, David Favor of David Favor & Associates, and Roger Montti of MartiniBuster.com.
  • What Adam’s been up to lately – working in-house managing the JobFox Affiliate Program and blogging up a storm at AdamRiemer.me, ReveNews.com, and SearchEnginePeople.com.
  • We didn’t mention it in this re-record, but Adam’s been training for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which he’ll be walking with Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back – Jen Goode, Missy Ward, and Angel Djambazov in Denver, CO June 25th & 26th (donate to Adam today!)

Want to catch up with us & ask questions for the next show? Find us on Twitter: @AMF_Podcast, @MikeBuechele & @TrishaLyn. Like us on Facebook! Leave us a comment!

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

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Affiliate Marketing Awards – Coming This April

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Affiliate Marketing |

The Affiliate Marketing AwardsAnother reason to do your best work at your job – the new Affiliate Marketing Awards!  From internet impresario Murray Newlands comes his latest project, a new set of awards for the best of the best in the affiliate marketing industry.  The awards seek to highlight the best of our industry and reward those hard working folks that may not otherwise receive a lot of attention for their phenomenal efforts.  The awards categories are very broad to reward various segments of the industry.  They are:

  • Best CPS Network
  • Best CPA Network
  • Best Coreg Network
  • Best Merchant Campaign
  • Best Agency
  • Best Affiliate Manager
  • Best Banners
  • Best Overall Affiliate
  • Best Content Affiliates
  • Best PPC Affiliate
  • Best Merchant Innovation
  • Best Affiliate Innovation
  • Best Sales Campaign
  • Best Lead Generation Campaign
  • Best Mobile Campaign
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Best Use of Data Feeds
  • Best Third Party Tool
  • Best Marketing Affiliate Blog
  • Hottest Affiliate
  • Hottest Affiliate Manager

I’m sure the last two are included just for some fun!  Judges include the esteemed Shawn Collins, Jay Weintraub, Steve Hall, Joseph Morin, Peter Bordes, & Oliver Roup.  The awards themselves are sponsored by HasOffers, VigLink, and Affiliate.com.  There is a fee to nominate your own company/self or another company, but you can save 10% off your nomination fee with the code TL10!

W Hotel San FranciscoThe award show itself will take place April 12, 2011 at the W Hotel in San Francisco, during the midst of ad:tech SF.  I’ll be there with bells on, and you can be to… the code TL10 will also save you 10% off your ticket price as well.  I’m very interested to see how this goes and what caliber of companies are nominated.  The judges can reserve the right *not* to present an award in any particular category if they don’t see any of the nominees as fit to win the award.  Which I think will weed out anyone who’s just trying to pay for an award!

Go buy your tickets to attend and nominate some great industry folks for some awards: The Affiliate Marketing Awards

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