Introducing the Speaker Faculty for Affiliate Summit West 2015

The speaker faculty for Affiliate Summit West 2015, taking place January 18-20, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, has been finalized.

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The keynote speakers will be Chad Hymas, President of Chad Hymas Communications, Inc., and Noah Kagan, Founder of AppSumo.

Jon Levine, Director of eCommerce of All Inclusive Marketing, will be the conference emcee.

And there are over 100 other speakers covering analytics, bloggers, conversions, email, Facebook, FTC, Google, lead generation, legal, mobile, pay per call, productivity, SEO, social media, startups, WordPress, and more on the Affiliate Summit West 2015 agenda.

Check out the list of speakers for Affiliate Summit West 2015.

Why Don’t Affiliate Networks Have App Stores?

I’ve been thinking a lot about a presentation Justin Ball, CTO of AtomicJolt, gave last month at the Performance Marketing Summit in Salt Lake City. His talk was titled “Affiliate Networks: The Next Big Platform“.

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Justin discussed the flourishing ecosystems for developing apps or plugins for WordPress, iOS and Facebook.

These platforms were made stronger by nurturing a community of developers.

So, why can’t or won’t affiliate networks do the same thing? I bet affiliates and merchants would love it.

I purchase plenty of WordPress plugins that help me as an affiliate. It would be great to have more free and premium tools right in the affiliate networks, and it could lighten the pressure on the networks to innovate tools, too.

Don’t Pay More Than You Have to for Affiliate Summit West 2015

The early bird pricing for Affiliate Summit West 2015, taking place January 18-20, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, will end on October 24, 2014.

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After October 24, 2014, the registration rates for the Networking Pass ($99), Networking Plus Pass ($279), VIP Pass ($879), and All Access Pass ($1,879) are going up.

Starting October 25, 2014, the rates to register for Affiliate Summit will be $249 for a Networking Pass, $549 for a Networking Plus Pass, $1,249 for a VIP Pass, and $2,249 for a All Access Pass.

For a description of the available pass types see registration options for Affiliate Summit West 2015.

The early bird deadline is not flexible for anybody.

Limited Affiliate Summit West 2015 booths are still available (the top sponsorships and Meet Market tables are sold out).

Rooms at Paris Las Vegas are available at an Affiliate Summit group rate starting at $165/night until December 15, 2014 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. After that, the hotel will charge the prevailing rate.

Save the Date for Affiliate Summit East 2015 in NYC

Affiliate Summit East is heading back to New York City on August 2-4, 2015.

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Affiliate Summit East 2015 is taking place at the New York Marriott Marquis (we read through all of the feedback from this past August, and the Marriott Marquis got tons of praise, so we are returning).

More details to come shortly.

Hotel rooms at the special Affiliate Summit group rate are now available to book at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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

Any Size Donation Makes a Difference Fighting Breast Cancer

I am just days away from participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in NYC and I need your help.

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The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a 39.3 mile fundraising walk through the streets of New York City over two days.

Breast cancer was an abstract thing to me before it stole my Mother-in-Law, Maria, in 1999. I will be walking in memory of my Mother-in-Law, and to fight breast cancer before it can come for my wife and three daughters.

I am less than $500 away from my goal of $15,000 raised to fight breast cancer. Will you join me in the fight?

Here are examples from the Avon Foundation on the impact from various levels of donations…

  • $125 helps four homebound breast cancer patients receive nutritious meals while undergoing treatment
  • $200 helps an uninsured person access life-saving tests, such as a mammogram or a bone scan to see if breast cancer has spread
  • $500 helps two uninsured breast cancer patients access chemotherapy treatment
  • $1,000 helps a new patient receive blood work to determine the best course of treatment for their particular breast cancer
  • $1,800 supports my full fundraising commitment to participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
  • $2,500 helps a low-income woman or man overcome medical, financial, and social obstacles during a breast cancer diagnosis, with guidance and support from an Avon Patient Navigator
  • $5,000 covers the cost of a surgical breast biopsy for an uninsured patient

Any amount helps – the minimum is $5. Thanks so much for your support.