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Shawn Collins

Affiliate Summit East 2009 (ASE09), the biggest of any Affiliate Summit East with 3,076 attendees, kicked off in New York City on August 9, 2009. The previous peak attendance for an Affiliate Summit East show was 2,341 in Boston last year. Day one of ASE09 featured a series of educational sessions and the Affiliate Meet […]


Some of those “gurus” with dubious claims of success try to sell the affiliate lifestyle as a long vacation with an auto-pilot business that makes them rich. You’ve seen them – the hyperbolic sales pages that feature some clown lounging on the beach. I always like seeing the environments where fellow affiliate marketers do their […]


Affiliate marketing is all about people and relationships. Some critics say that is a problem when trying to scale. But many affiliate marketers are crunching numbers on a different kind of scale these days. They’re getting into affiliate fatblogging, where they chronicle efforts about healthier living and weight loss on their blogs. Here are some […]


The AffStat 2009 Report, a compilation of survey data from more than 450 affiliates, has been published. This is the seventh annual edition of the report. The survey covered a wide array of issues from the affiliate perspective. Areas covered in the survey included favorite affiliate networks, preferences of network vs. independent affiliate programs, where […]

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ad:tech San Francisco 2009 took place April 21-23 at Moscone West. The show kicked off with a keynote from Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia. On the way to the keynote, I got a peek at the Affiliate Summit Beer Garden before it opened. I was covering the conference as Twitter press, so here are some […]