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 [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
  4. Apple
  5. Autodesk
  6. Beachbody
  7. Bitdefender
  8. Bluehost Inc
  10. Cost Plus World Market
  11. Deluxe Corp
  12. eBay
  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

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

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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!!

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So you’ve registered for the upcoming Affiliate Management Days SF 2014? Begin networking even before the start of the show! There are 3 ways you can do so, and in my today’s blog post I would like to highlight them for you:

1. Mobile App

To make it easier for you to plan who to meet, socialize and stay up to date before, during and after the conference, we have a mobile app! As for our previous San Francisco show, we have once again partnered with Bizzabo, and are excited to offer you an efficient and convenient way to plan your time at AM Days SF 2014 and, of course, to network with other attendees.  All you need to log in is a LinkedIn account. Click the image below to download the app, and start networking today.

AM Days SF 2014 on Bizzabo

2. Facebook

In addition to our main Facebook page (where you may browse photos, announcements, comment on event news, and more) we also have a dedicated page for AM Days SF 2014. So, check-in to the event (below) and start networking via Facebook too.

AM Days SF 2014 on Facebook

3. LinkedIn

Finally, we also have a LinkedIn Group where you may connect with other affiliate management professionals, as well as engage in meaningful conversation with past and future attendees of Affiliate Management Days. Again, the link to the group may be found below.

AM Days on LinkedIn

If you haven’t yet registered, there is still time to register! The show starts in just 9 days. So register soon!

As Affiliate Management Days SF 2014 is shaping up to be our busiest show yet, and the registrations keep rolling in, the conference’s hotel has been fully sold out. Not only Marriott Marquis (the upcoming show’s venue), but also The Westin next door (which we used for our inaugural show in 2012) — both are now fully booked.

However, there are no reasons to despair. There are more than 100 hotels in a walking distance that do have rooms:

San Francisco downtown hotels

The above screenshot was taken a couple of minutes ago at Google’s Hotel Finder. The large circle shows the “walking area” (of 15 minutes from the conference’s venue) while the little red ones are the available hotels.

Click the above map, refine your dates, and the Hotel Finder should give you plenty of options.

So, don’t let the “hotel sold out” news prevent you from coming (as your “comfort zone” shouldn’t either). Register today as I’ll be looking forward to personally shaking every attendee’s hand in just 13 days!

About a year ago Google Affiliate Network [which is no longer around] invited “fellow affiliate managers and marketing executives” to Affiliate Management Days SF 2013:

Google Affiliate Network Invitation to AM Days

While GAN may be gone since then, we are all set to be back in San Francisco in 2014 too. Two weeks from now, on March 19-20, we are running our fifth AM Days show in Marriott Marquis SF. Check out the conference agenda here, and join your fellow-marketers from companies large and small at Affiliate Management Days SF 2014!

There is still time to register; but don’t procrastinate. Grab your pass today!!

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