Affiliate Program Updates from a Mobile App

We surveyed more than eighteen-hundred affiliates on their methods, preferences, and strategies for the 2014 Affiliate Summit AffStat Report, and one of the questions we asked was “What is your preferred method for finding out information from an affiliate manager?”.


Up until now, the options we were giving for survey respondents to choose were the following:

  • Blog or company website
  • Email from an affiliate network
  • Facebook
  • Mass email from the affiliate manager
  • Twitter
  • Video

But MGECOM has changed that with a mobile app for affiliates from the OPM. It’s too late to incorporate this option in our 2015 survey, but we’ll have to get that included for 2016.

The MGECOM app makes all of their client coupons, promos, and full program details available to affiliates.

I think this is a really good move, because so many affiliates are making a hard shift to mobile, and not necessarily keeping a computer by their side.

Plus, they won’t have to compete with all of the other distractions coming in email, which is currently the runaway preference for affiliates to receive information from affiliate networks and affiliate managers.

Save the Date for Affiliate Summit West 2016 in Las Vegas

Affiliate Summit West is heading back to Las Vegas on January 10-12, 2016 (this is the week before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).

Paris Las Vegas

Affiliate Summit West 2016 is taking place at Paris Las Vegas (we read through all of the feedback from this past January, and Paris Las Vegas got tons of praise, so we are returning).

More details to come shortly.

Hotel rooms at the special Affiliate Summit group rate and registration for attendees, booths, tables, and sponsorships will open in the near future.

See the history of Affiliate Summit for the history of the premier affiliate marketing conference.

Take the 2015 AffStat Affiliate Marketing Survey

The 13th annual AffStat survey of affiliate marketing statistics is now open through April 30, 2015.

Weird dog wants you t take the AffStat survey

This AffStat survey is focused on affiliates, so please do not complete the survey unless you are an affiliate.

Data from the AffStat survey will be published in future editions of FeedFront Magazine (get a free subscription), and the full report will be available for free.

Take the survey now.

Affiliate managers and networks – please encourage your affiliates to take the AffStat survey.

If you’re interested in the 2014 edition of the AffStat report, it is available to download or read online.

Please Support Me in the AVON 39 – The Walk to End Breast Cancer

I’m signed up to participate in the Avon 39 – The Walk to End Breast Cancer, which is a 39.3 mile fundraising walk through New York City in October 2015.

Shawn Collins, Tricia Meyer, and Vanessa Branco at AVON 39 in 2014

This will be my third walk – I completed the AVON 39 in NYC last October, as well as in October 2012, and I can’t wait to return to take on this inspiring challenge.

We’ll be walking up and down and all around Manhattan over the two days – we’ll pass through the Upper West and East Sides, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Chinatown, as well as crossing into Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge and then back across the Manhattan Bridge.


The money I raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those who most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures.

I’ll be just one of thousands of people who will walk up 39.3 miles over two days, and I can’t do it without your help.

I plan to raise $20,000 (or more)! I hope that I can count on your support – I would be grateful for anything you could spare.

If you’re interested in doing the walk, please contact me with any questions.

Meet Market is Sold Out for Affiliate Summit East 2015

The Meet Market for Affiliate Summit East 2015 has sold out. Affiliate Summit East 2015 is taking place August 2-4, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.

Oh no! The Meet Market is sold out.

All of the booths in the exhibit hall are sold out, too. There are still a limited number of other sponsorships available for Affiliate Summit East 2015.

If you’re not familiar with the Meet Market, it is an extended session of structured, face to face networking on the Sunday of Affiliate Summit.

Affiliate programs and networks have tables set to meet with affiliates to discuss their offers 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.

Get on the Affiliate Summit East 2015 Meet Market Waitlist.