Episode 8: On my way to Vegas! Affiliate Summit 2013

ASW13 - Affiliate Summit

I thought I would shoot a small video about the upcoming Affiliate Summit West 2013 convention in Las Vegas.  If you are a beginner or intermediate affiliate marketer, this really is the place to be!  Not only can you learn a ton of great information in all of the sessions, the network opportunities really seems to be the big reason to go to the conventions.

I go over the different sessions and talk about the parties and how you can benefit from the show if this is the first time you are going.

Below is a partial list of the agenda, for the full agenda, please visit:  http://www.affiliatesummit.com/13w-agenda/

If anyone else is going, just send me an email and maybe we can meet up while you are there!  There are a ton of parties going on as well.

Bryan Knowlton

 

AFFILIATE SUMMIT WEST 2013

Sunday, January 13

Registration
Location: Registration Area
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm

First Timers Orientation for Affiliate Summit
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 10:00am – 10:45am

Advice for people attending the Affiliate Summit conference for the first time.

Shawn Collins, Co-founder, Affiliate Summit (Twitter @affiliatetip)

(This Session is Open to all Pass Holders)

Developing a Money Making Website for Beginners
Session 1a
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Details of 8 components of a winning website, 5 tips for choosing profitable topics, 5 traffic building strategies, and 10 tips to get on the fast track and much more.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Coupons

James Martell, Instructor, Clearbrook Web Services Inc. (Twitter @JamesMartell)

(This Session is Open to Networking Plus, VIP, and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Coupons, Deals, and Sales – Oh My!
Session 1b
Location: Florentine 3 & 4
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

From coupons and coupon codes to deals and vouchers, saving money is hot. This session will cover current trends, as well as the differences and opportunities they each provide.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Merchant/Advertiser
Niche/vertical: Coupons

Steve Schaffer, CEO, Vertive, LLC

(This Session is Open to Networking Plus, VIP, and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Increase Traffic and Sales with Video Marketing
Session 1c
Location: Emperors I
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Learn the advantages and the latest video marketing tips and tools for creating, syndicating, ranking, and monetizing your videos. Drive more traffic, more sales, and have fun doing it!

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Video

Heather Romiti, Owner, Blendhappy (Twitter @blendhappy)

(This Session is Open to Networking Plus, VIP, and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Live Social Media Campaign Reviews
Session 1d
Location: Emperors II
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Is your social media ROI what you expected? You may just need a few tweaks. Let this panel of social media expert users review your Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest activities live.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Social Media

Darin Carter, VP of Search Marketing, BMI Elite (Twitter @DarinCarter) (Moderator)
Mike Allen, President, Shopping-Bargains (Twitter @mta1)
Shannon Vogel, Owner, The Be Scene (Twitter @thebescene)

(This Session is Open to Networking Plus, VIP, and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Blogger Room
Location: Blogger Room
Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Blogger’s Lounge is an area reserved for credentialed bloggers/press to grab some desk space, blog, interview, relax and network. Heather Smith will be the BlogMistress of the Affiliate Summit Blogger’s Lounge, where she’ll be acting as liaison between Affiliate Summit and the press and bloggers attending the show.

Heather Smith, Blogger, Beautiful British Columbia (Twitter @heatherinbc)

Meet Market
Location: Octavius Ballroom 12-24
Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Exhibitor Move In: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Affiliate Summit kicks off with an extended session of structured, face to face networking. Merchants will have tables set to meet with affiliates to discuss their affiliate programs and cut deals. Vendors that cater to affiliates and merchants will also have tables to share information about their products and services. Each table is a meeting spot for teaching, learning, closing deals, creating partnerships and finding new opportunities.

See who is hosting a table at the Meet Market.

VIP & All Access Snack Break
Location: Neopolitan Ballroom 1 – 4
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders with Snack Tickets Only)

Optimizing WordPress for Speed and Conversions
Session 2a
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Optimizing WordPress for speed and conversions can have an immediate impact on your bottom line. Learn how to turn WordPress into a supercharged revenue driving machine.

Experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: WordPress

Ben Metcalfe, Co-Founder, WP Engine (Twitter @dotBen)
David Vogelpohl, CEO, Marketing Clique (Twitter @davidvmc)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Affiliate Strategies for a Post-Penguin World
Session 2b
Location: Florentine 3 & 4
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Learn which types of affiliate sites convert, and apply the same principles into your efforts to generate more sales/leads. High ROI affiliate marketing tactics that work in a post Penguin world.

Experience level: Intermediate, Advanced
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Affiliate/Publisher

Kush Abdulloev, Affiliate Program Manager, VMInnovations.com (Twitter @khushbaht) (Moderator)
Sarah Bundy, CEO, All Inclusive Marketing Inc. (Twitter @svbundy)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Stop Wasting Time and Become More Productive
Session 2c
Location: Emperors I
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Learn tools and techniques to identify and reduce repetitive problems in your work processes. Thus, allowing you to spend less time band-aiding the problem and spend more time being productive.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Productivity

Bhavik Modi, Owner, Inkdatabase.com (Twitter @bhavik_modi)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Mapping and the Future of Local Advertising
Session 2d
Location: Emperors II
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Google lowered maps API pricing, Apple launched a proprietary mapping solution, and Nokia inked a deal with Oracle for the Nokia Location Platform. Profit from this paradigm shift in advertising.

Experience level: Intermediate, Advanced
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher, Merchant/Advertiser, Network, Other
Niche/vertical: Mobile

Joel Ownby, SVP Internet Marketing, InterFACE

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Is Bigger Always Better?
Session 3a
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Large affiliates dominate but there’s still room for smaller affiliates. Get expert tips to show your value to merchants; do what the big guys can’t; leverage your smaller size to deliver a big bang.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Affiliate Marketing

Kim Rowley, Owner, Key Internet Marketing, Inc. (Twitter @kimarketing) (Moderator)
Jeremy Palmer, Chief Marketing Officer, CouponPal (Twitter @jeremypalmer)
Joe Sousa, Affiliate Manager, Snow Consulting (Twitter @drcool73)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Publisher Segmentation Ideas
Session 3b
Location: Florentine 3 & 4
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Kristin Hall leads Google’s publisher development efforts. She’ll provide insight into how to tailor communications and optimization strategies to effectively reach the right publisher partners.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Merchant/Advertiser
Niche/vertical: Affiliate Management

Kristin Hall, Head of Publisher Development, Google, Inc (Twitter @googleaffiliate)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

M-commerce in Affiliate Marketing – The Complete Picture
Session 3c
Location: Emperors I
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Mobile trends including traffic from individual devices – including tablets, conversion rates, challenges, how incentivization is shaping the channel, how mobile isn’t one channel – it’s multi-channel.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Merchant/Advertiser
Niche/vertical: Local

Kevin Edwards, Strategy Director, Affiliate Window (Twitter @AWin_Strategy)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

SEO for Beginning Bloggers and Affiliate Marketers
Session 3d
Location: Emperors II
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

This session will focus on SEO through unique content and sound on page site structure, keyword targeting, social media strategies, WordPress tools, and overall best practices.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Blogging

John Carcutt, Director of SEO and Social Media, Advance Digital Inc. (Twitter @johncarcutt) (Moderator)
Stephanie Lichtenstein, President, Micro Media Marketing (Twitter @MicroSteph)
Rob Merlino, Blogger/Affiliate Marketer, SEBlogger LLC (Twitter @hotdogman1964)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Buying and Selling Websites
Session 4a
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Expanding your affiliate business through website acquisitions and sales? Our experts will provide detailed strategies for buying and selling websites guaranteed to maximize your revenue potential.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Buying/Selling Websites

Chuck Mullins, CEO, CashForYourSite.com (Twitter @chuckiii33) (Moderator)
David Gass, Owner, Vision Group Management, LLC (Twitter @davidgass)
Kyle Wakefield, Founder, Themeco (Twitter @jkwake)
Jason Yelowitz, Senior Website Broker, Quiet Light Brokerage (Twitter @BRMillionaire)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Coping with Affiliate Marketing Challenges
Session 4b
Location: Florentine 3 & 4
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Solutions to top challenges affiliate marketers face to stay in business and grow. Using quality, analytics and diversification to fight traffic drops, competition, low conversions and other problems.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Affiliates

Sandrine Thompson, Strategic Insights Director, Commission Junction
Cindy Ballard, Affiliate Director, Greg Hoffman Consulting (Twitter @cingroomer)
Todd Farmer, CEO, Performstreet Media (Twitter @toddfarmer)
Tricia Meyer, Owner, Sunshine Rewards (Twitter @sunshinetricia)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Live Whiteboarding
Session 4c
Location: Emperors I
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Bring your sites to this open session and get advice on usability, SEO, conversions and revenue streams.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Consulting

Eric Nagel, President, Eric Nagel & Associates, Inc. (Twitter @ericnagel)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Social Media Strategy – Branding and Community Building
Session 4d
Location: Emperors II
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Join us as we discuss effective social media strategies and how they apply to your branding and community building initiatives. Provide valuable content. Build trust. Convert. Repeat. #socialchokehold

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher, Merchant/Advertiser, Network
Niche/vertical: Social Media

Wade Tonkin, Affiliate Manager – League Stores, Fanatics (Twitter @affile8warrior) (Moderator)
Jaxon Lam, Affiliate & Search Specialist, HootSuite Media Inc (Twitter @hootninja)
Jason Rubacky, Affiliate Development Manager, ShareASale (Twitter @jasonrubacky)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Opening Remarks & Keynote Panel
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Todd Farmer, CEO, Performstreet Media (Twitter @toddfarmer)

Affiliate to CEO from Guys Who’ve BTDT

Sit in on a conversation with affiliates who have grown from traffic arbitrage into building well-recognized, very successful businesses.

Amanda Orson, Managing Partner, Lacuna Group LLC (Twitter @phillian) (Moderator)
Brandon Adcock, Co-Founder, Direct Digital (Twitter @majorbta)
Jason Akatiff, President, A4D (Twitter @smaxor)
Mike Cojanu, CEO, WhatRunsWhere (Twitter @slightlyshady)
Cyrus Lohrasbpour, Founder and CEO, LeanMarket (Twitter @Cyrus)

(This Session is Open to All Pass Holders)

Affiliate Summit Newcomer Program Meetup
Location: Turin/Trevi
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

(Open to all attendees enrolled in the Affiliate Summit Newcomer Program)

ShareASale Under The Stars Masquerade Party
Location: Chateau Rooftop at Paris Hotel
Time: 8:00pm – Midnight

Break out your masks and get ready for another installment of the ShareASale Under the Stars Parties. Open Bar, Contests, Magic, Dancing and a few Surprises! Everyone is invited but you must pick up your pass at the ShareASale Meet Market table earlier today during Meet Market open hours.
Monday, January 14

Continental Breakfast
Location: Octavius Ballroom 12-24
Time: 9:00am-10:00am

(Breakfast is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders with Breakfast Tickets Only)

Affiliate Summit East 2011 Breakfast

Coffee Service
Location: Octavius Ballroom 12-24
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm

Registration
Location: Registration Area
Time: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Blogger Room
Location: Blogger Room
Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm

The Blogger’s Lounge is an area reserved for credentialed bloggers/press to grab some desk space, blog, interview, relax and network. Heather Smith will be the BlogMistress of the Affiliate Summit Blogger’s Lounge, where she’ll be acting as liaison between Affiliate Summit and the press and bloggers attending the show.

Heather Smith, Blogger, Beautiful British Columbia (Twitter @heatherinbc)

Exhibit Hall
Location: Octavius Ballroom
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

(Exhibitors may set up beginning at 9:00am.)

Exhibit Hall map.

Affiliate Summit West 2012 Exhibit Hall

Opening Remarks & Keynote
Location: Augustus Ballroom
Time: 9:45am – 10:45am

Todd Farmer, CEO, Performstreet Media (Twitter @toddfarmer)
Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger

 



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