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After six successful Affiliate Management Days conferences globally, we are working on preparing the seventh one already. In conjunction with this, there are several critical dates to keep in mind.

Save the Date(s)!

Our upcoming conference is set to happen on March 31 – April 1, 2015 at the beautiful San Francisco Marriott Marquis [more here].

Similarly to how we did it in 2014, there will also be a half-day “Advertiser’s Crash Course in Affiliate Marketing” pre-conference workshop on March 30, 2015. It will be taught by yours truly.

Call for Speakers

The 2015 Call for Speakers is now open as well!

To apply to speak at Affiliate Management Days SF 2015, make sure to submit your speaking proposal(s) by October 17, 2014. Yes, you still have six weeks until the deadline, but it’s good to start thinking of topics/ideas already. If you are ready, you may apply to speak here.

Registration Open… Save $1,000.00!

Last by not least, AM Days SF 2015 registration is already open, and we currently have rates which are even better than our traditional Super Early Bird ones!

Register by September 20, 2014 to take advantage of our best rates ever, which can save you up to $1,000.00 on your pass.

Four days before our 2014 London show, I am excited to announce our newest partnership — with Europe’s largest affiliate network (if their parent company, Zanox, is included), Affiliate Window.

They have become the official “affiliate network partner” for our European show in 2014.

Not only will Affiliate Window’s Kevin Edwards participate on our London’s “The Future of Affiliate Marketing” keynote panel, while on day two Simon Hofmeister will discuss the challenges of and solutions to multi-attribution modeling, but this affiliate network has supported the AM Days show greatly leading up both to our San Francisco show and to the upcoming London conference this year. This we highly appreciate.

Here is more about Affiliate Window in their own words:

Affiliate Window is a global performance marketing network built on five core beliefs: Service, Ethics, Technology, Performance, and Innovation. Niche retailers to top consumer brands grow their online presence by leveraging our market-leading technology.

We recognise the importance of generating incremental value for our advertisers, while ensuring our publishers have the best tools and services to succeed. Our network offers proprietary solutions, comprehensive reporting suites and social style partner directories to facilitate advertiser and publisher collaboration. We are committed to compliance and provide a suite of tools to monitor all search engines, seek and remove hidden adware and spyware, and protect against unethical activity.

Part of the Zanox Group, we have established ourselves as a leading global network with 13 offices worldwide. For an international, innovative and ethical approach to performance marketing, Affiliate Window has all the right ingredients. [source]

Thank you for your ongoing support, Affiliate Window!

A couple of days ago Michael Brandy Tweeted:

 

This is going to be the third time in a row that Linkdex becomes a Bronze sponsor of Affiliate Management Days. They have sponsored our U.S. shows in 2013 and 2014, and now we are looking forward to seeing them exhibit at Affiliate Management Days London 2014 in just two weeks.

Here is what they do and offer (in their own words):


Linkdex is the data and technology partner to leading agencies and brands around the globe. With accurate data at the heart of an award winning platform, we extract actionable business intelligence for SEO, content marketing, social media and public relations.

Powered by innovative technology such as influential author discovery, social circle suggestions, content 360 analysis, and geo-performance benchmarking, Linkdex allows clients to build relationships with key influencers in a market, optimize content and engage with the people that matter, and measure performance all from one integrated suite. [source]

Many thanks to Linkdex for their ongoing support of AM Days!

If you haven’t yet purchased your AM Days London 2014 pass, there is still time, and you may register here.

Having seen them just last month as they attended AM Days San Francisco to speak and exhibit, I am excited to welcome them as the first-ever sponsor of our European conference!

CAKE has signed an agreement to sponsor Affiliate Management Days London 2014 which will be held on 13-14 May at the prestigious Chelsea Football Club’s conference facility. Their European managing director and Britain’s well-known affiliate marketing veteran, Paul Wright, will also present at the conference on the morning of Day 2.

If you haven’t heard about CAKE before, here’s what they do (in their own words):

CAKE is a marketing technology company providing a comprehensive enterprise suite of innovative business intelligence tools for the performance marketing industry. The company has also now launched cupCAKE, a campaign management solution for small and medium sized affiliate marketers.

The CAKE SaaS proprietary marketing platforms are used by the world’s leading companies and the world’s largest customer-base of enterprise affiliate marketing networks and merchants. CAKE’s solutions are based on reliable, feature rich technology and are bolstered by the industry’s leading customer service and top tier technology partners — assuring the highest level of uptime. [source]

Thank you for your support, CAKE! We look forward to seeing you at AM Days London next month!!

For prospective sponsors, we still have a number of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities available. If you have any interest contact Paul. Keep in mind that our London show is coming up in just 33 days!

I am excited to announce that The Internet Advertising Bureau UK has chosen to partner with Affiliate Management Days in the framework of our upcoming London show on 13-14 May, 2014.

Last year, at our inaugural conference in London, Clare O’Brian of IAB UK spoke on the state of UK’s online performance marketing and what’s behind the numbers of IAB / PricewaterhouseCoopers 2013 study [more here]. This year, we’ve taken it a step further and are happy to welcome IAB UK as our official Association Partner in the United Kingdom. Here’s more on IAB:


The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is the UK industry body for digital advertising, representing over 900 businesses engaged in digital marketing, including media owners and advertising networks. The IAB’s role is to help marketers find the best role for online and mobile advertising, promote understanding and good practice and to ensure a responsible medium. Further information is available at www.iabuk.net. [source]

If you haven’t yet registered for AM Days London 2014 the Early Bird rates are still in effect. However, they won’t last longer than this Friday. To save £300.00 register for the conference by 4 April!!

Did you know that buying your Affiliate Management Days London 2014  pass while we’re still in the “Early Bird” registration period you save £300.00 (as compared to the onsite price)?

So, what are you waiting for? Join TripAdvisor, PhotoBox, CheapFlights, and many others who have already taken advantage of our Early Bird rates. Don’t delay — register today or no later than Friday (March 28, 2014).

AM Days London 2014 Early Bird


You may remember my last month’s post about the “blue chip” brands that are coming to the upcoming AM Days in San Francisco.

Having studied the latest record of conference registrants I would like to bring you an updated list of the top brands who have already registered their digital marketing teams for Affiliate Management Days SF 2014.

Here are 30 hand-picked most prominent e-tailer brands you can expect to see at our next week’s show (the order, of course, is merely alphabetical):

  1. Adorama
  2. Amazon.com
  3. Ancestry.com
  4. Apple
  5. Autodesk
  6. Beachbody
  7. Bitdefender
  8. Bluehost Inc
  9. Booking.com
  10. Cost Plus World Market
  11. Deluxe Corp
  12. eBay
  13. eCampus.com
  14. HostGator
  15. InterContinental Hotels Group
  16. Jenson USA
  17. LifeLock Inc.
  18. Netflix
  19. Office Designs
  20. ProFlowers
  21. RedEnvelope
  22. Santander Group
  23. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
  24. Shopify
  25. Shutterfly
  26. Sonic Electronix
  27. Symantec / Norton
  28. Tanga
  29. Wyndham Worldwide
  30. Zappos.com

The conference is less than 5 days away… Don’t miss out – grab your pass today!

Register Now

Just four days from now I will be running a half-day workshop on affiliate marketing for advertisers. Here are the “when,” “where,” and “what” details of it:

  • Date: March 18, 2014
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Place: San Francisco, CA
  • Location: Marriott Marquis, room Foothill F

We will start from the basics of affiliate marketing for merchants/advertisers, going through the affiliate program set-up and launch phases, and then diving into the five key areas of affiliate program management: affiliate recruitment, activation, compliance policing, communication, and program optimization. Tools to help you streamline the key processes, and the techniques to employ will be covered throughout the different parts of the workshop.

If you are a beginning affiliate manager or a merchant/advertiser contemplating using affiliate marketing to promote your business, products, or services through affiliates, this is a must-attend event for you!

The room is all ready (picture below). If you are interested in coming, it is not too late to register.

Marriott Marquis SF Foothill F

By popular demand, we have decided to make a printer-friendly version of Affiliate Management Days SF 2014 agenda available even before you get it in the official show guide on the first day of the show (March 19, 2014).

Just click on the image below to open a printable 2-page PDF file, then press “Print,” and you’ll be all ready to start picking the sessions to attend. Of course, I hope you will appreciate the names of the three rooms where the conference will be held — all named per the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge.

See you in San Francisco next week!!

AM Days SF 2014 Agenda

 

Having analyzed how things are shaping up for the upcoming Affiliate Management Days show (which takes place on March 19-20 in San Francisco), I am happy to report that this is going to be our busiest show ever. Here are just a few things to highlight:

  • 39.2% increase in Early Bird registrations;
  • 21.3% increase in registrations 1 week out;
  • Busiest exhibit hall we’ve ever had (see all of our 2014 U.S. sponsors here)
  • Largest concentration of top brands (Apple, LifeLock, Netflix, Shutterfly, Symantec, and Zappos to name but a few) many of which are sending teams of their employees to this show

Affiliate Management Days Exhibit Floor

While the conference is just a week away, there is still time to register! Grab your pass today and see you in San Francisco next week!!

Register Now