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What is AM Days? It is a conference geared toward brands, advertisers, and managers who are serious about their (existing or prospective) affiliate programs. We are also the world’s only conference of this kind — one devoted solely to affiliate program management-related issues and questions, and discussing them on truly deep levels [more here].

With our 2016 show coming up in less than 3 months, we’ve decided to put together an infographic that would visually illustrate what you should expect from this year’s conference. Today I am glad to bring it to your attention:

AM Days 2016

If you have not yet registered, hurry!! The Early Bird rates end rates end February 5th. Register before then to save up to $500.00 on your pass.

It is hard (for me) to believe, but in less than four months we will already hold our eighth show [see the previous ones here].

The agenda for our San Francisco 2016 conference — packed with 3 keynotes, 2 power panels, 18 breakout sessions, lunches with super affiliates on both days of the show, and much more — is live and may be reviewed here or by clicking the snapshot of Day 1 below.

AM Days 2016 Agenda

We are now in our Super Early Bird registration period, but it ends in just 11 days. So, for maximum possible savings you want to register soon.

I hope to see you in San Francisco in early April of 2016!

Why wait until our Early Bird registration period ends? You can save up to $500.00 by registering for our only show in 2015 by February 6.

Seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Quite a number of attendees have already taken advantage of this opportunity, and we are already en route to making the 2015 San Francisco show our biggest and busiest show ever.

The Early Bird pricing is going to be on for just one more week. Register before the Early Bird prices are gone on February 6, and I’ll be looking forward to shaking your hand at the show.

AM Days - Geno Prussakov

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am excited to bring you two news today: (1) the agenda for Affiliate Management Days SF 2015 is eighty-four percent ready, and (2) we know who will keynote our seventh show too.

Agenda Now Live

I have mentioned that our upcoming show’s agenda is 84% ready. This is to say that out of 25 sessions we have finalized 21 of them. There will be 3 keynote speeches, 1 keynote panel, and 21 general sessions.

Around thirty strategic-thinking, affiliate marketing-savvy speakers will share their wisdom with us in San Francisco in the course of two days (March 31 - April 1) in 2015. You may view the agenda here or by clicking the below screenshot of it.

AM Days SF 2015 Day One

Keynote Speaker Announcement

If there is one name that comes to mind when we talk about affiliate marketing-related compliance, it is Ben Edelman. He is a Harvard Ph.D. who is also faculty member at the Harvard Business School. I am also proud to state that he keynoted the first-ever Affiliate Management Days back in April of 2012.

I am thrilled to announce that Ben will again be the speaker to deliver our seventh show’s opening keynote speech on March 31, 2015!

Here is a sneak peek into what he will tackle:

A New Code of Conduct for Affiliate Marketing?

A decade ago, a few networks sketched a code of conduct for affiliate marketing. Despite occasional updates, they covered only a portion of the task – banning known misbehaviors by certain publishers, but saying nothing of broader industry problems. Would a broader set of ethical principles help broaden the opportunity for affiliate marketing and affiliate marketers?

Grounding his proposals in specific instances of malfeasance – the latest affiliate lawsuits as well as selected schemes beyond the headlines – Ben Edelman will offer some fundamental principles for publishers, merchants, affiliate managers, and networks, identifying improvements that make all legitimate participants better off.

Registration Open

The registration has been open for some time now, but we are still in Early Bird pricing period and you may save up to $700.00 on your pass by registering by December 20, 2014.

Register to attend Affiliate Management Days

AM Days has already gained its reputation as the ideal venue to learn more about the latest advances in the exciting industry of affiliate marketing while meeting the innovative minds solving real challenges and driving incremental business through affiliate programs.

Whether you are a marketing manager, business owner, solution provider, scholar, or anyone in between – you’ll find significant value from attending. The only requisite to attending is an openness to learn!

I look forward to shaking your hand in San Francisco at our 2015 show.

*** See the 2016 agenda here ***

More than once have savvier affiliate managers (and OPMs specifically) have given me that “what’s-there-that-I-don’t-already-know” look when I would invite them to Affiliate Management Days. Hence, the need for this blog post.

It is a common misconception that AM Days is suitable only for beginner level affiliate managers or ecommerce companies that are new affiliate marketing. The actual reality, however, is that the show was put together to satisfy the demand for a high-level professional forum and conference on all things affiliate management.

It is, therefore, created for everyone and anyone involved in affiliate management, but especially so for those who do have experience in it. Many of the subjects that will tackle during our upcoming San Francisco show, for example, will be quite advanced. We will dive into affiliate marketing analytics questions, attribution and tag management, development of APIs for affiliates to use, blackhat affiliate techniques, mitigation of exposure to liability from the FTC and private litigants, and many other areas of intermediate or even advanced level. The agenda speaks louder than any words.

For beginner level knowledge, starting from Spring 2014, I will be running the half-day pre-conference workshop. It is during the workshop that we will cover the basics and then dive into the five key areas of affiliate program management (affiliate recruitment, activation, compliance policing, communication, and program optimization) as well as the tools we can use to streamline the key processes, and the techniques to employ. So, if you are a beginning affiliate manager or a merchant/advertiser contemplating utilizing affiliate marketing to promote your businesses, products or services (through affiliates), let the workshop set the stage for the higher level material which we will cover during the two-day conference.

We are still in the extended Early Bird registration period (through Friday, January 31). Register soon to save money on your pass!

I am looking forward to seeing you there!!

In case you have missed our San Francisco 2013 show, which ended just two days ago, do know — you were missed too. We’ve had a great time, full of high-class content and networking opportunities. Don’t take my word for it — listen to what the conference’s attendees say:




Our inaugural European show is less than 4 weeks away. It takes place in London, England and you may learn more about it here. It’s not too late to register.

Two months from now, on April 16-17, 2013, Affiliate Management Days is returning to San Francisco!

There is a total of 32 speakers (see their bios here), including such luminaries of Internet marketing as Jim Sterne (eMetrics Summit), Tim Ash (SiteTuners), Brian Massey (Conversion Sciences), Roger Dooley ( and Chris Goward (WiderFunnel), as well as such affiliate marketing stars as Kerri Pollard (Commission Junction), Scott Allan (LinkShare), Todd Crawford (Impact Radius), Jason Spievak (RingRevenue), Kristin Hall (Google Affiliate Network), Brian Littleton (ShareASale), Rebecca Madigan (Performance Marketing Association), Sarah Bundy (All Inclusive Marketing), Peter Hamilton (HasOffers), Brian Marcus (eBay Partner Network), Kevin Edwards (Affiliate Window), and many many others. You may review the full agenda here. It is going to be a great show!

Register Now

Having said this, I would like to emphasize that the Early Bird registration period ends in just one week. To save upwards of $500.00, you want to make sure that your pass is purchased by EOD February 22, 2021. We have a great choice of full passes, networking ones, as well as combo passes (as we’re co-locating with eMetrics Summit and Conversion Conference this time). Here’s a quick look at your options:

AM Days SF 2013 passes

On top of the Early Bird savings, each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time will receive additional $150.00 off our two-day and combo passes. So hurry! Register soon.

It’s about time, isn’t it?

Well, we have finally set up an affiliate program for the conference, and I am excited to announce that it has just gone live on ShareASale.

We are paying 15% commission on every paid attendee you refer to us. The cookie life is set at 60 days. And based on the historical data (including that from our previous conference in San Francisco), I see that our AOV exceeds $1,000. To ensure 100% affiliate-friendliness I’m managing this program personally.

So come join our affiliate program today, and start earning $150+ per referral. We’re looking forward to working with you.

I am excited to announce that we have finalized the agenda for Affiliate Management Days East 2012 which is set to take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 9-10 October, 2012.

There is a total of 32 speakers (see their bios here), including such luminaries of Internet marketing as Joanna Lord (SEOmoz), Hunter Boyle (AWeber), Tim Ash (SiteTuners), David Szetela (Bionic Click) and Brad Geddes (, as well as such affiliate marketing stars as Carolyn Kmet (Groupon), Todd Crawford (Impact Radius), Brian Littleton (ShareASale), Rebecca Madigan (Performance Marketing Association), Peter Hamilton (HasOffers), Kevin Edwards (Affiliate Window), Ali Pasha (Google Affiliate Network), and many many others. It is going to be one amazing show!

The three keynotes I’ve arranged for you will be as follows:

  1. Rebecca Madigan will focus on “Navigating Big Issues” giving you a big picture look at the value of compliance, education, managing your CEO’s expectations, attribution, and why you need to think big in order to promote growth in your affiliate program.
  2. Brad Geddes in his “Building a Brand When No One Cares Who You Are” speech will discuss how to get customers to care about your business. Both through affiliates, or other channels, you can successfully build your brand, growing a solid database of loyal customers.
  3. David Szetela will concentrate on “Search, Affiliates and the Future of Personal Computing” and how you can anticipate the coming paradigm shifts that can either threaten or supercharge the way you do business through affiliates.

There will also be things on the agenda that will be quite different from the our first show in San Francisco earlier this year. The three I’d like to emphasize here are:

  1. OPMs — Surprisingly, but we’ve had only a couple of OPMs presenting in SF in April. Many of them have tremendous experience; hence, the surprise… This time, however, we have a quite a few on the agenda (Mike Nunez of, Daniel Feinberg of GTO Management, Robert Glazer of Acceleration Partners, Rick Gardiner of Gardiner Media Group).
  2. Panel with affiliate networks — As you can see on the agenda, there will be no morning keynote on Day 2. Instead, we’re doing something very different this time: a panel with higher level execs from all major affiliate networks (the already-confirmed panelists include Jessica Breslav of Commission Junction, Tony Nelan of Google Affiliate Network, Brian Littleton of ShareASale, Kevin Edwards of Affiliate Window, and Todd Crawford of Impact Radius). “The Role of the Network” panel will run for 1.5 hours in the course of which the network reps will discuss what role of the network in areas such as affiliate screening, fraud monitoring, program management and more.
  3. New topics — We’ll have sessions on topics which weren’t covered in much depth in San Francisco (e.g.: a session on FTC and state actions, a panel on affiliate automation tools, a session on mobile commerce in affiliate marketing, etc)

So, what are you waiting for? Come register while the Super Early Bird rate is still on (it won’t last for longer than 15 more days)! I’m looking forward to meeting you at the show.

Remember my Friday morning post regarding March 2 being the last day to save $200-350 on your Affiliate Management Days SF 2012 passes?

I have some good news for you!

Due to popular demand, and to stay true to the conference’s actual dates, we have decided to extend this deadline until the end of day on March 7:

So, if you’re seriously contemplating attending [and here are just a few good reasons to do so], remember that by buying your pass online by midnight (Pacific Time) on March 7, you will save $200-350 off the onsite price. For team registrations see the post on group discounts.