Affiliate Summit East Recap in Photos

What an incredible show. We had productive meetings, learned in sessions, networked, and even dressed up. Here is a summary of the conference each day in images with captions. If we did not get to connect during Affiliate Summit East please be sure to tweet us your social media questions using the hashtag #AskMicroSteph #ASE12 or email Steph at: steph(at)micromediamarketing.com. A Big Thanks to everyone who attended our Social Media Session, we will be emailing case studies to attendees that reached out to us. 

Day One – The Meet Market


We browsed the halls of the Meet Market and ran into our client Durk Price and his eAccountableOPM team. They were also enjoying the meet market with their client: TheStreet.com

Day One – The ShareASale Disco Party


That same night we Discoed the night away with our friends from ShareASale. They know how to throw a fun party. They even had a special appearance by John Travolta. 

Below at the Disco Party is my friend Daniel M. Feinberg and well deserved winner for Best Dressed!

Day Two – The Exhibit Hall & Meetings


Affiliate Summit Co-Founder, Shawn Collins, chatting with one of his attendees in the Exhibit Hall next to the GoDaddy.com Booth. 


Chatting with Jim Kukral about digitalbooklaunch.com/

Day Two – Affiliate Ball with Ice T & Coco and Karaoke


I had to stop and tell Coco that she was doing social media well for herself. She has branded herself as @Cocosworld and is doing themed tweets. Props to her and what a sweet person. She even took a pic with @JGoode's Traveling Penguin. 


Of course, Karaoke was a must and a fun event to attend during the show hosted by Affiliate Summit. 

Day Three : Affiliate Summit Session and Keynote


We had a fabulous Social Media Session from all view points: Merchant, Affiliate, and Agency. Thank you to everyone who attended! If you would like to receive a case study please contact us



Keynote Dave Cupples asked our President MicroSteph to appear in his keynote as Wonder Woman for a good cause. She said yes and raised $790 to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital through his charitable website: DonateSponsor.org you can still donate here. Thank you anonymous for your generous donation and everyone who helped donate for a good cause. The video is coming soon!

Day Three Yankee Game:


Loving the Wonder Woman Costume so why not wear it to the Yankee Game?


Leaving you with the Best Group Picture at Affiliate Summit East after the Yankee Game in the elevator. Thanks to Shawn and Missy not only for the fun and baseball game; business wise "I get over 50% of my clients from Affiliate Summit relationships!" - <3, MicroSteph

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Affiliate Summit West Party Guide

Here are our picks for the best Affiliate Summit Parties to attend. Of course there are many other events going on and that is why we recommend also checking out @MissyWard's blog to see the full list. Thanks to Missy because this is where we got the event details and picked our favorites from: "Get Your ASW12 Party Started Right." 

Featured in the pictures below from previous Affiliate Summit events are cool affiliate marketers that you should follow on twitter check them out in order @SteveHall @MelissaDSalas @JimKukral @bigcityvegan @drcool73 @tmartini (side notes: Joe we will miss you at Summit enjoy time with your baby boy, Maddie I did not find your twitter username, and if anyone wants to follow me you can send me a tweet @MicroSteph)

Saturday Night
If you are up for going out on Saturday Photographer, Blogger, and Birthday Boy extraordinaire Steve Hall is having a tweet up. 


Affiliate Summit West 2012 Tweetup at Gilley’s

  • Sponsor(s): Adrants (Steve Hall), Murray Newlands, Heather Smith
  • Time: 7:30pm – 11:30p
  • Location: Gilley’s inside Treasure Island
  • How to RSVP: RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/216247098460701/.
  • Who is invited?: All Affiliate Summit West 2012 attendees.

Sunday Night be sure to check out the ShareASale party open to the public just get your invite at their meet market table. 



ShareASale Under the Stars Party

  • Sponsor(s): ShareASale
  • Time: 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Chateau Nightclub (Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino)
  • How to RSVP: See us at the Meet Market Sunday from 12-6 to pick up your ticket! You’ll need a ticket to attend so come early to ensure we’ll have enough left!
  • Who is invited?: Everyone.

Sunday Late Night

Strike Out Breast Cancer Charity Bowling

  • Sponsor(s): BowlingShirt.com, GTOManagement.com, and ThingsFromAnotherWorld.com
  • Time: 12:00am – 3:00am
  • Location: Goldcoast Lanes, 4000 W Flamingo Rd
  • How to RSVP:
  • Register at http://asw12bowling.eventbrite.com.
  • Make a donation of $25 or more to any of the walkers on this year’s Affiliate Marketer’s Give Back Team for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Forward your email confirmation of your donation to bowlASW12(at)gtomanagement.com
  • Who is invited?: Affiliate Summit attendees.

Monday Night if you are kind of a geek like most of us come out to Affiliate Karaoke. This is some real fun and entertainment. 

Affiliate Karaoke

  • Sponsor(s): Affiliate Summit
  • Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Neopolitan III-IV, Caesars Palace Las Vegas
  • How to RSVP: Not necessary.
  • Who is invited?: All Affiliate Summit attendees

Monday Late Night this is such a fun way to end the conference at a really nice club with no wait. Just make sure to reserve your wristbands and pay the cover with the info below. It is well worth the 20 bucks. 

PareshConnect.com event 

Monday at XS, January 9th at 11:00pm as we make it rain in the desert!

Make sure your reserve your VIP wristband ($20), which lets you skip the line and avoids you paying the $40/$50 cover! So RSVP right away and make sure to get connected to the events page on Facebook.

You can pick up your VIP Wristbands on Sunday and Monday from 6-6:30 pm. Details for pickup to come soon.

See you in Vegas!

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Affiliate Summit West Social Media Day Guide

Everyone is gearing up for Affiliate Summit West. The business cards have been ordered the restaurant reservations booked and the parties have been RSVPed for. We can help you with the rest!

If you are attending Affiliate Summit for the first time or have time to attend sessions we have highlighted a few of the sessions that we recommend attending. Of course they are all social media related since that is our passion. If you want to learn about another online marketing topic rest assured you have plenty to pick from. Here is the full agenda

The first tip we have for you is to sign yourself up for an online schedule that you can socially connect with your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles. That way you can see which of your existing connections are interested in attending similar sessions or events. Here is where you sign up: http://asw12.sched.org/ once you have set your account up you can easily see a list of sessions. Then you can decide which ones interest you the most. Check out our online schedule.

Here are our top picks and what we plan on doing while we attend our 11th Affiliate Summit event broken down by each day. Enjoy and if you have any questions please feel free to tweet our CEO @MicroSteph or tweet anyone using the hashtag #ASW12. The Affiliate Summit tweets are already flying in by the hour. 

Ready? Here we go. We recommend getting in on Saturday because the conference starts Sunday at noon but it gives you plenty of time to get settled in and acquainted with some of the attendees many get in early and you can find them at the hotel bar, don't be shy! Introduce yourself. If you are more interested in the night networking events check out our Affiliate Summit West Party Guide

Saturday be sure to pick up your badge at Early Registration.

Sunday be sure to check out the Meet Market and remember to pass by the ShareASale table for your party pass.


Not only is Justin a rockstar behind the mic but he is also passionate about social. Check out his session on Sunday and don't miss him at Affiliate Karaoke either. 

Sunday January 8, 2012 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Augustus V Caesars Palace

Justin Rondeau, Director of Marketing, TemplateZone (Twitter @jtrondeau

A clearly defined social strategy is integral to your success. Learn to set goals, identify key metrics, increase your market funnel, and turn micro-conversions into qualified marketable leads.

Experience level: Beginner, Intermediate
Target audience: Merchants/Advertisers, Networks
Niche/vertical: Social media
 

Monday be sure to check out the Exhibit Hall which will have a lot of hustle and bustle. If you are not sure who you want to meet with check out the list of exhibitors to decide how best to invest your time. Here is the layout and view of the Exhibitor Hall pretty cool. 


If you have a press pass be sure to pass by the Blogger Room to update your readers on tips and pics from the show. Then you can be on your way to an interesting session that combines email and social list building techniques. 

Monday January 9, 2012 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Augustus I Caesars Palace

We’ll explore proven ways to optimize your marketing with email, from forms and autoresponders to social media and landing pages. These tactics and tips will help you grow your lists and profits.

Experience level: Beginner, Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliates/Publishers
Niche/vertical: Email

Ask the Experts is also a great place to learn from industry leaders in a variety of discussions from hand picked experts. 

Tuesday things will wind down but there are still great opportunities to learn and make lasting connections. The must see event of the day is the Sixth Annual Pinnacle Awards. View the list of the Finalists Here

Dave Taylor loves to answer questions on his popular Blog AskDaveTaylor.com and he has a lot of interesting things to share. This is a great chance to hear him speak on what he believes the new best practices in social media are. We have some best practices of our own so it will be great to hear what he has to say. 

Tuesday January 10, 2012 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Augustus I Caesars Palace

Dave Taylor, Blogger, Ask Dave Taylor.com (Twitter @DaveTaylor)

A few years ago, affiliate marketing was all about building a Web site or launching a blog and gaining readership. Today it’s all about Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter. What are the NEW best practices?

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliates/Publishers
Niche/vertical: Social media

After Dave you can catch the closing keynote and use up your final drink tickets with your new friends. You are probably ready to go home if you have been in Vegas for a few days networking and working nonstop. Rest assured your time spent at Affiliate Summit will bring you the ROI more than you know. With 11 Summits and counting we always see the value in attending this top notch conference. Thank you Shawn and Missy for always making it happen. See everyone in Vegas!

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Affiliate Summit East Recap

Aug 26 2011 Published by under Affiliate Summit,Conferences

Here is a recap of Affiliate Summit East. 

On Saturday night the events kicked off with the buy.at pre-Affiliate Summit Party. This event was benefiting Affiliate Marketers Give Back. If you wore pink they donated money to breast cancer. It was an awesome party and buy.at went all out with signature cocktails and all. Thank you to Amy Ely for always getting everyone together and working hard.

On Sunday I checked out the Meet Market to take pictures of cool companies and friends. The meet market is always a little more laid back than the exhibit hall. It was a good chance to talk to people and network.

Shortly after the meet market closed I headed to the newcomer meetup. My newcomers were having a great time taking all the information in. I introduced them to some people and potential events to attend and was on my way to dinner with Joshua Ziering. After dinner we headed to the ShareASale Barn Dance where I walked in, found the mechanical bull, rode the mechanical bull and went to bed. What else is there to do at a barn dance?

View the full album from Affiliate Summit Day 1 Photos on Facebook.

Monday morning I was well rested and ready for the real hustle and bustle of the show. The day when the exhibit hall opened. I went to see the keynote Wil Reynolds speak about SEO and he threw in some social too. Then I had a couple meetings in the blogger lounge with Erik Hom on his birthday and others. I also presented eAccountableOPM's case study to his clients attending the show. That was a great lunch with lots to talk about and very productive. The case study will be posted up soon. 

After meetings I headed over to the PMA venue where I helped setup for the party. We had a great turnout and the rooftop we used provided by Peter Bordes was amazing. Everyone wanted to be on the rooftop and we had a wonderful time networking. A big thanks to Peter for letting us host the party at his venue.

View the full album from the PMA Rooftop Event on Facebook.

Affiliate Karaoke. That is all I have to say there are pictures and videos that only give you an idea of the kind of fun we had. I would say the best fun of the conference for old timers that know how to have a good time. I hope they bring it back at the next conference.

We stopped by the GAN party just in time to say hello to a few people and then the lights turned on when it struck midnight. Their venue was really cool. 

View the full album from Affiliate Summit Day 2 Photos on Facebook.

Tuesday morning was the time of my session Social Media in Niche Markets. That went well we had a good attendance and good vibe going. We had time for some Q & A at the end but missed some slides. That is why we will post them up online so that people can review some of the last slides. The last slides had most to do with how to plan your daily strategy around blog content. I want to thank Joe Sousa and Scott Jangro for being awesome panelists to speak with.

Then I headed over to some final meetings with Shareist. Then to the closing remarks where Brian Littleton and Carolyn Kmet had a nice back and forth. The panelists discussed the importance of getting involved with the affiliate nexus tax in all states, mobile, daily deals, apps, and more. 

The last part of the day involved heading to the Yankee Game to the box seats that Shawn and Missy setup for us. I have to say after being treated like that I am spoiled. We had our own Yankee hotdog machine and it was delicious. 

The night ended with some piano time and of course Halal street meet.

View the full album from Affiliate Summit Day 3 Photos on Facebook.

For those of you that have not attended an Affiliate Summit it is jam packed with events, sessions, energy, and a place to make lasting connections with some fun smart entrepreneurs. I would definitely recommend being at the next one in Vegas taking place in January. 

View my Affiliate Summit East Events Guide to see what other events were going on.

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Affiliate Summit East Events Guide

Aug 16 2011 Published by under Affiliate Summit,Events

Affiliate Summit East is less than a week away and a SOLD OUT event.

Want to know which events you should attend?

The Affiliate Summit East Events Guide

Here is what you should check out while you are in The City. The Affiliate Summit East Events Guide will cover the best networking events. These cocktail parties and exclusive events are thrown by networks and other top affiliate marketing companies. Be sure to attend these events if you can – Networking is the best part! 

August 20th Saturday: buy.at's Give Back Event & the Affiliate Summit Pre-Party


Time: 8:00-11:00pm

Where: The Kimberly Hotel Rooftop

Who: Invite Only

Theme: Think Pink, Wear Pink and buy.at will donate $2 to Affiliate Marketers Give Back

Tip: Bring your checkbook there will be a silent auction and proceeds will go to the same cause auction items are listed here.

Auction Items include Missy Ward's Signorina Wine featured below:


August 21st Sunday: ShareASale's Barn Dance & the "Under the Stars" Party

Time: 8:00-11:00 pm

Where: The Hilton NYC

Who: Open to all Affiliate Summit attendees 

Theme: Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for the mechanical bull

Tip: Come to the ShareASale Meet Market Table to Grab your invitation you'll need it to get in, RSVP on Facebook.

August 22nd Monday: Exclusive PMA Networking Event 

Time: Starts at 6:00 pm

Where: Penthouse Rooftop Party

Who: Invite Only 

Theme: Networking with industry influencers

Tip: Don't miss the signature drink!

Monday: Sports Affiliate Happy Hour hosted by Fanatics, GolfNow, and SportsMemorabilia

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Playwright Tavern

Who: Affiliates Only and Local Sports Bloggers

Theme: Sports 

Tip: RSVP Online just blocks away from the Hilton NY

 

Monday: The Skimlinks British Summer Party in NYC

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: The Houndstooth Pub

Who: Publishers and Friends in the City

Theme: Brit-influenced drinks and eats

Tip: Enjoy Pimms cups, fish and chips, and more! Invite your friends and colleagues to RSVP here.

Other Events to Consider:

August 21st Sunday at 5pm at RdV Private Party by Limelight and other sponsors. (invite only)

August 21st Sunday at 8 pm at Dream Hotel: Empyre Media and Springbase Media's Neon in NYC, Details Here. Did someone say Pool Party? 

August 22nd Monday at 10 pm at Arena: Clickbooth's Affiliate Awakening RSVP Details Here.

If you have an event you would like us to add to this list please email info(at)micromediamarketing.com.

On Twitter? Be sure to tweet with the hashtag #ASE11 and follow us for LIVE updates @MicroMediaMktg

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