Welcome readers. :) Today begins my blog journal on the upcoming Affiliate Summit. I’ll attempt to post at least once per day on how things are going – who I am meeting up with – and of course all of the wonderful afterhours get-togethers that are out there.
I leave very shortly which is why this blog begins now. :) I’ll be spending a few extra days in Las Vegas preparing for the next ShareASale Think Tank. (excited?)
First things first, make sure to check in with us if you are attending the Affiliate Summit. Our attending team will include:
Carolyn Tang – Director of Client Services
David Zelken – Director of Sales
Sarah Beeskow – Account Manager
and me… Brian Littleton – President/CEO
We’ll all be running around but here are some specific places you might find us:
1. Saturday night: the Affiliate Dinner
2. Sunday: Vendor Showcase, watching the bears game with Carolyn, or eating some In&Out Burgers
3. Sunday night: and official ShareASale sponsored party called the “Affiliate Jam Session” where you can watch affiliates play musical instruments and sing-along-karaoke on stage. (9:30PM)
4. The exhibit hall Monday and Tuesday: We are at booth #131
If you haven’t already heard, we are also conducting an experiment. 5 affiliates have already won prizes including some GoDaddy gift certificates to ease the pain of domain-name addiction.
Here is the experiment in short:
I have created a profile on the Social Networking site: Twitter.com. Basically, their service allows you to keep in touch with a large group of people via text messaging, web, and IM. It is a fun and addictive service – but we thought we’d try to get some business use out of it…
So…. during the Affiliate Summit, we will be broadcasting the ShareASale team’s location to everyone who is my “Friend” or “Follower” on Twitter. To spice it up a little bit, we are offering time sensitive prizes for people who respond to our “Twitters” and as I mentioned, a few affiliates have already won. :)
The idea is to try to come up with a new method of communicating with a small group of people – possibly something that could be used in the “Affiliate Manager/Affiliate” realm down the road… like I said, it is an experiment.
So – join us: www.twitter.com/brianlittleton
See all of you in Las Vegas, I want to see as many affiliates and merchants as possible, so please introduce yourself if you get the chance. :)