Wow, another Affiliate Summit West is in the books, and what an incredible week it was! As we take the time to catch up on emails (and sleep,) look back with us on some of our favorite ASW highlights.
ShareASale Blogger Pop-Up
To kick off the conference, we hosted our second ever ShareASale Blogger Pop-Up! During Blogger Pop, attendees looking to grow their sites learned how to better use their ShareASale and Awin Affiliate accounts, and received best practice tips from industry experts. Additionally, attendees got to meet with ShareASale/Awin brands Missguided, Jane.com, and Spanx, and with brand representatives from Acceleration Partners.
We hope bloggers in attendance are already putting everything learned to good use. We are certainly busy here in the ShareASale office implementing all our takeaways.
Stay tuned for future events from ShareASale and Awin; we are always looking for ways to help you grow your blog presence!
— Brad Crooks (@BradCrooks) January 7, 2018
Presenting at Meet Market with Awin, this high energy, speed-dating style event was packed with brands and affiliates looking to learn more about how to maximize affiliate programs across both networks. It was a perfect way to kick off our joint positioning for the conference.
RevShare Roundup is always a huge success for both Awin and ShareASale. This sectioned off part of the Meet Market allowed us the opportunity for priceless connections with both potential and existing clients on both networks. Our tables helped us zero in on attendees specifically in the revenue share space.
In case you missed RevShare Roundup, we highlighted ShareASale Merchants Wayfair and The RealReal, and Awin advertisers HP and Gymshark, and the excellent opportunities both offered to publishers.
- Wayfair: Wayfair offers a zillion things home – the largest selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. With an unparalleled selection of more than seven million home items from 12,000 brands, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price through tailored shopping experiences across its brand portfolio.
- The RealReal: The luxury business is a $1.5 trillion dollar industry, and they’re revolutionizing it one consignment at a time. The RealReal offers the largest selection of pre-owned and authenticated luxury items including men’s and women’s luxury fashion, fine jewelry & watches and fine art. Find premiere items at a fraction of the cost.
- HP: HP’s mission is to invent technologies and services that drive business value, create social benefit and improve the lives of customers — with a focus on affecting the greatest number of people possible.
- Gymshark: UK-based fitness wear innovator Gymshark is a team of athletes, artists and visionaries dedicated to creating spectacular products and inspiring change all over the world. Be a part of this by being true to your own vision and promoting being supportive, active, creative and driven, Every day.
Our Fresh New Booth Look
This year, we exhibited side by side with our partner network, Awin, with a brand new exhibit space. We enjoyed catching up with current clients, meeting potential new clients, and being able to offer Affiliate Marketing solutions to all types of brands and affiliates with our dual presence.
One of our favorite things to show off was the newest edition of our ShareSale + Awin Lookbook, which featured Merchants from both Affiliate platforms. If you haven’t been able to get your hands on a copy, download the digital version now.
‘Famous Duos’ Party
Year after year, Affiliate Summit attendees never disappoint when it comes to pulling out all the stops for our annual networking event and party. 2018 was no different. This years’ attendees really delivered, with costumes including Things 1 through 8, Salt & Pepper, Barbie & Ken…even Affiliate Summit’s own Shawn Collins and Missy Ward.
It was truly double the fun. Until next year!
Name a duo more iconic than things 1-7. Go ahead, we’ll wait… . . . . . . . #asw18 #shareasale #awin #drseuss #universal #lasvegas #vegas #marketing #affiliate #affilitemarketing #influencermarketing #afterparty
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For the twelfth year, Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards were given to leaders in the industry. Winners in each category are recognized for their innovation, vision, and influence.
ShareASale’s own, Tiffany Tse, won the Pinnacle Award for “Affiliate Network Employee of the Year.” Awin CEO Mark Walters also received an honorable mention in the same category. A big congratulations to Tiffany and all the Pinnacle Award winners!
It is nearly impossible to sum up the entire week of networking and fun, but we hope you enjoyed these highlights as much as we did!
Ready for more? Reserve your spot for our upcoming ShareASale + Awin ThinkTank in April.