We haven’t quite caught up on sleep and are still buzzing from ThinkTank! Because we took a ThinkTank hiatus in 2015, there seemed to be an over-abundance of excitement in the air as we led up to Sunday’s kickoff.
ThinkTank began with an array of food options at the Welcome Reception and a fantastic opening keynote by Marissa Levin from Successful Culture. She led us through her 10 tenets for owning your outcome – a great way to get mentally prepared for ThinkTank2016!
So psyched to keynote the 2016 @shareasale ThinkTank tonight! I'm ready to fire up 300+ entrepreneurs! pic.twitter.com/0goOWDTmNK
— Marissa Levin, CEO (@marissalevin) May 15, 2016
Evening keynote at @shareasale#ThinkTank from @marissalevin1. Number one: be grateful. https://t.co/eIuyxYinDLpic.twitter.com/a1JraNr3As
— Anne J Parris (@annejparris) May 16, 2016
People in ur inner circle have to earn their place in ur inner circle. Live & lead w/ your heart – you decide #thinktank16@marissalevin
— Jen Goode (@jgoode) May 16, 2016
The Big Day
Monday was a whirlwind of activity. We started out with Educational Sessions led by our very own ShareASaler’s, discussing everything from conversion lines to reporting and providing lots of easy actionable tips for all.
After learning from ShareASale staff, the Roundtable Discussions allowed the ThinkTank attendees to learn from each other and conversation filled the entire ballroom.
The morning’s activities were busy but didn’t compare to the flood of 1:1 meetings that took place on Monday afternoon. Merchants and Affiliates were able to connect on a deeper level, building upon existing connections or starting new ones.
Digital handout for my ShareASale #ThinkTank16 roundtable on Retargeting and Remarketing with Facebook Ads https://t.co/Ccdhv4bHyL
— Shawn Collins (@affiliatetip) May 16, 2016
Big thanks to @JessicaNTurner, @TheLilFoxes, @affiliatetip, & @shareasale for some awesome roundtable sessions today! #ThinkTank16
— Jesica Helgren (@themommybunch) May 17, 2016
Rocking the speed table with @jonathandgood@shareasale#thinktank16. Swing by! pic.twitter.com/eq21dKClw7
— Brian Secrist (@Brian_Secr) May 16, 2016
Another great #thinktank16 day with @shareasale@accelerationpar and @stelladotpic.twitter.com/n8MRo0j5EW
— Ha Nguyen (@hathanhnguyen_) May 17, 2016
The grand finale for the main conference day took place at Vertigo Sky Lounge in the heart of downtown Chicago. Networking continued in a relaxed atmosphere with delicious desserts and drinks.
Party Under The Stars #thinktank16 is happening! Vertigo Sky Lounge, we're here until 11pm! pic.twitter.com/pG6NorENSZ
— shareasale (@shareasale) May 17, 2016
Thanks to @ShareaSale for the #ThinkTank16 party tonight. Fun times with great people.#C… https://t.co/17jfbnZNSPpic.twitter.com/e7qm2SF7KO
— Laura O'Neill (@LauraOinAK) May 17, 2016
That’s a Wrap!
The final day of ThinkTank left everyone full of knowledge and food!
Christen Moynihan of The Broke Ass Bride and Bourbon & Sparkle gave the ThinkTank 2016 closing keynote. She did an amazing job of recapping past ThinkTank experiences, surfacing the best unicorn memes that currently exist on the internet and sharing tips on how to take what you learned and apply it!
It's me! #keynote#thinktank16#shareasale#blogging#rockstar#bourbonandsparklehttps://t.co/PVa7ePcoAspic.twitter.com/FyYxUEFSNY
— Christen Moynihan (@BrokeAssChris10) May 17, 2016
Last talk for #ThinkTank16 with @BrokeAssChris10. Lots of awesome tips for #affiliates like me. Thanks @ShareaSale. pic.twitter.com/blK77x0XCO
— Laura O'Neill (@LauraOinAK) May 17, 2016
Then, as tradition holds, our final item on the agenda is an informal, optional session as a chance for everyone to hit us with their most difficult questions, comments, concerns or kindly worded complaints.
Brian Littleton from @shareasale takes feature requests & feedback in "Stuff We Need to Fix" session #thinktank16pic.twitter.com/tjfyFfRjTy
— Wade Tonkin (@affile8warrior) May 17, 2016
Every year we say it, but it is always true…that was our best ThinkTank yet. It was such a pleasure to host everyone in our hometown – Chicago! Thank you to everyone that made the trip out and we are so excited to start planning for next year. Our hope is that this conference will help you in your Affiliate Marketing journey!
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