Shawn Collins

Shawn Collins has been an affiliate marketer since 1997.

Shawn CollinsShawn is a co-founder of the Affiliate Summit, the leading industry conference for affiliate marketing, which regularly sells out and features the biggest names in performance marketing.

He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of FeedFront Magazine and Founder of GeekCast.fm, a marketing podcast network where he hosts the weekly 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven show.

His book, ‘Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants‘ is the best selling book in the space, and it is considered to be required reading by affiliate managers. He wrote the Amazon best-selling book, Extra Money Answer, as well as Affiliate Manager Boot Camp: Recruiting, Educating, and Retaining Affiliates.

He publishes the annual AffStat Report, a research, analysis, and benchmarking report for the affiliate marketing industry. The data in the AffStat series is widely quoted by trade publications, including Internet Retailer and Jupitermedia properties.

Shawn writes a daily blog on affiliate marketing news and opinion at his Affiliate Tip site, and posts regularly to his Affiliate Tip TV channel on YouTube.

He was selected to participate in the Dell Customer Advisory Panel (Dell CAP Days).

Industry Accolades

  • Top 25 Affiliate Marketing Blogs of 2012 (August 2012)
  • Affiliate Ball AFFY Award (August 2012)
  • Impact Radius Top 25 Performance Marketing Influencers (November 2011)
  • LinkShare Golden Link Award for Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocate – runner up (June 2011)
  • Reader’s Choice 2010 Small Business Book Awards (December 2010)
  • LinkShare Golden Link Award for Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocate – runner up (June 2010)
  • 100 Most Influential Marketers of 2009 (January 2010)
  • LinkShare Golden Link Award for Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocate – runner up (June 2009)
  • EzineArticles.com Platinum Expert Author
  • TiECON/Chitika Blogpreneur Contest 2008 Award (May 2008)
  • ABestWeb “Best of 2007″ Award: “Best Service to Industry” to Affiliate Summit (April 2008)
  • Affiliate Classroom Honorary Affiliate Manager Certification (February 2008)
  • AffiliateDinner.com Guest of Honor Award (January 2007)
  • LinkShare Golden Link Award for Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocate (June 2006)

Additionally, Shawn has been quoted in numerous publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Internet Retailer, Inc. Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Shawn has spoken or will be speaking at the following affiliate marketing events:

  • Performance Marketing Summit Austin 2014
    Austin, TX, April 23, 2014
  • Affiliate Summit West 2014
    Las Vegas, NV, January 12-14, 2014
  • Affiliate Summit East 2013
    Philadelphia, PA, August 18-20, 2013
  • Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs Meetup
    Austin, TX, July 8, 2013
  • Affiliate Summit Austin Meetup
    Austin, TX, June 24, 2013
  • Four Points Chamber of Commerce
    Austin, TX, June 20, 2013
  • Affiliate Summit Austin Meetup
    Austin, TX, May 30, 2013
  • Affiliate Summit Austin Meetup
    Austin, TX, March 25, 2013
  • Viewbix webinar: Traffic Sources That Could Help Grow Your Business
    Online, March 20, 2013
  • Performance Marketing Summit 2013
    New York, NY, March 12, 2013
  • Affiliate Summit Austin Meetup
    Austin, TX, February 26, 2013
  • Pubcon Regional Austin 2013
    Austin, TX, February 21, 2013
  • Young Entrepreneurs Club – Vandegrift High School
    Austin, TX, January 23, 2013
  • Affiliate Summit West 2013
    Las Vegas, NV, January 13-15, 2013
  • Affiliate Summit Austin Meetup
    Austin, TX, November 27, 2012
  • Cospace: Lunch and Learn
    Austin, TX, September 5, 2012
  • Affiliate Summit East 2012
    New York, NY, August 12-14, 2012
  • Affiliate Summit Central 2012
    Austin, TX, May 15-16, 2012
  • Affiliate Summit West 2012
    Las Vegas, NV, January 8-10, 2012
  • Austin SEO Meetup
    Austin, TX, September 27, 2011
  • Affiliate Summit East 2011
    New York, NY, August 21-23, 2011
  • Shop.org webinar: 7 Steps for a Successful Affiliate Program in 2011
    Online, May 12, 2011
  • Austin SEO Meetup
    Austin, TX, April 13, 2011
  • Affiliate Summit Meetup – March 2011
    Austin, TX, March 29, 2011
  • Texas Ways & Means Committee Hearing on HB 1317
    Austin, TX, March 28, 2011
  • Pubcon Austin 2011
    Austin, TX, March 8-9, 2011
  • Internet Marketing Party Austin Meetup
    Austin, TX, March 8, 2011
  • Affiliate Summit West 2011
    Las Vegas, NV, January 9-11, 2011
  • ShareASale ThinkTank 2010
    Half Moon Bay, CA, October 18-20, 2010
  • Affiliate Summit East 2010
    New York, NY, August 15-17, 2010
  • Search Engine Strategies
    New York, NY, March 22-26, 2010
  • Affiliate Summit West 2010
    Las Vegas, NV, January 17-19, 2010
  • PubCon Las Vegas 2009
    Las Vegas, NV, November 10-13, 2009
  • Content Revenue Strategies Conference + Expo
    New York, NY, November 4-6, 2009
  • Commission Junction University
    Santa Barbara, CA, September 15-17, 2009
  • Affiliate Summit East 2009
    New York, NY, August 9-11, 2009
  • Tax Talk & Crab Feast
    Baltimore, MD, July 9, 2009
  • Inbound Marketing Summit
    Dallas, TX, May 27-28, 2009
  • NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    New York, NY, May 6, 2009
  • Affiliate Summit West 2009
    Las Vegas, NV, January 11-13, 2009
  • PubCon 2008
    Las Vegas, NV, November 11-14, 2008
  • Blog World Expo
    Las Vegas, NV, September 20-21, 2008
  • Affiliate Summit East 2008
    Boston, MA, August 10-12, 2008
  • eTailXpo
    Online, July 9-10, 2008
  • Affiliate Summit West 2008
    Las Vegas, NV, February 24-26, 2008
  • Affiliate Summit London 2007
    London, England, September 28, 2007
  • NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    New York, NY, June 27, 2007
  • Affiliate Summit Webinar Series
    Online, May 15, 2007
  • ad:tech San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA, April 24-26, 2007
  • eComXpo
    Online, March 20-22, 2007
  • Affiliate Summit West 2007
    Las Vegas, NV, January 21-23, 2007
  • ReadyTalk Web Seminar Series
    Online, November 15, 2006
  • zanox Academy
    New York, NY, November 7, 2006
  • NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    New York, NY, November 1, 2006
  • eComXpo
    Online, October 24-26, 2006
  • zanox Academy
    Chicago, IL, July 25, 2006
  • Affiliate Summit East 2006
    Orlando, FL, July 9-11, 2006
  • eComXpo
    Online, April 4-6, 2006
  • Affiliate Summit West 2006
    Las Vegas, NV, January 8-10, 2006
  • eComXpo
    Online, October 6-8, 2005
  • StartupNation.com Seminar
    Online, September 7, 2005
  • Affiliate Summit 2005
    Las Vegas, June 13-14, 2005
  • AD:TECH
    San Francisco, April 25-27, 2005
  • Affiliate Manager Boot Camp
    Bushkill, PA, February 26-27 2005
  • eComXpo
    Online, February 17-19, 2005
  • Real Estate Connect ’05
    New York City, January 9-11, 2005
  • Affiliate Manager Boot Camp
    Bushkill, PA, November 6-7, 2004
  • Fulfillment Management Association Conference
    New York City, September 22, 2004
  • Performics Client Summit
    Chicago, July 20-21, 2004
  • Affiliate Summit 2004
    New York City & Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 24-28, 2004
  • Direct Marketing Club of New York Luncheon
    New York City, February 12, 2004
  • MarketingSherpa CAN-SPAM Guidance for Marketers & List Owners Teleseminar
    Phone, January 15, 2004
  • Affiliate Summit 2003
    New York City, November 3, 2003
  • DMD New York Conference & Expo
    New York City, June 2, 2003
  • AffiliateFORCE 2003
    Miami, Key West & Cozumel, Mexico, April 24-28, 2003
  • Fulfillment Management Association Luncheon
    New York City, April 16, 2003
  • The Evolution of Affiliate Marketing (E-Commerce SIG)
    New York City, March 6, 2003
  • Performance Marketing Summit
    New York City, November 7, 2002
  • AffiliateFORCE 2002
    Miami & the Bahamas, March 15-18, 2002
  • IIR All-Star Performance Marketing
    New York City, August 20-21, 2001
  • i-Marq Partner Up: Affiliate Marketing in Action
    Web Conference, June 21, 2001
  • AffiliateFORCE 2001
    Miami & the Bahamas, April 20-23, 2001
  • IIR Online Allies
    San Francisco, January 24-25, 2001
  • Affiliate Webinar
    Online, December 6, 2000
  • Affiliate Solutions
    New York City, September 27, 2000
  • Affiliate Solutions
    San Francisco, June 15, 2000
  • Be Free’s Semester at Sea
    Boston, June 6-7, 2000
  • Be Free’s East Coast Customer Briefing
    New York City, April 11, 2000
  • AffiliateFORCE 2000
    Miami, March 15-17, 2000
  • Affiliate Solutions
    New York City, December 2, 1999

He has written the following books…

  • Affiliate Manager Boot Camp: Recruiting, Educating, and Retaining Affiliates
  • Extra Money Answer: How to Create, Promote, and Monetize an Affiliate Site
  • How to Get the Most from Exhibiting at Conferences
  • Successful Affiliate Marketing for Affiliates

See the author page for Shawn Collins on Amazon.

Shawn received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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