Good news – all Affiliate Summit West 2018 attendees are able to attend the three keynotes.
Here are the keynotes we have in store for you:
Sunday, January 7
Long before Own The Room, Dan had already developed a reputation as a world class communicator and interviewer, sitting down to speak with politicians and celebrities ranging from John Kerry and Mitt Romney to Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Lopez, and Danny Boyle.
Dan has spent 20 years working in television and radio, as a host, reporter, interviewer, producer and actor. As a broadcast host, he appeared on several network series, including NHL Cool Shots, Pioneers, American Outback and NASCAR Outdoors. He has also been hired to help professional athletes prepare for interviews with general managers, coaches and the media. As an actor, he appeared on shows such as Full House, Beverly Hills 90210 and Who’s the Boss. More recently, Dan used his extensive sports and communications background in serving as the Director of Admissions and Marketing at the National Sports Academy. This range of experience allows him to effectively connect and coach teams and senior executives from across industries.
Dan’s work has taken him all over the world, from Israel to the Marshall Islands, and he has conducted interviews while ice-climbing in British Columbia, touring with bull riders across the American West, and chatting with a Paralympian sailor on top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife.
Monday, January 8
Even after $500,000,000 in online sales across 100 verticals, Jason still loves to learn and grow every day.
He started as an affiliate back in 2003 after stumbling across a business opportunity (bizopp) ebook and its forum community. He started with Blackhat SEO and media buying based on what this ebook and community taught.
Since then, he has founded four different companies in the affiliate marketing space. The most well known of these is the A4D – Performance Network, an industry-leading whitehat affiliate network comprised of 2000+ merchants and 12,000+ media buying affiliates.
After 14 years in the business he now invests most of his time into analyzing market trends to create the future growth strategy for A4D. This involves talent acquisition, raising capital, market diversification, and building tech and automation. With the maturation of the performance marketing space, Jason sees big opportunities to grow highly profitable performance-driven teams and platforms that continually push the forefront of innovation.
One thing Jason truly believes in is building solid and sustainable businesses with long term value. He watches so many people try and make a quick buck in the affiliate world versus building something of true sustained value. His mission is to work with and grow people who share his vision of building sustainable, compliant, and long term performance businesses.
Tuesday, January 9
Brian Kelly is the founder and CEO of The Points Guy, a leader and influencer in the industry of points, miles and travel in general. As a passionate traveler since childhood, Brian used his knowledge and insight to start ThePointsGuy.com during his time as a Wall Street road warrior while traveling the globe for up to six months a year. Brian was able to book exciting and extravagant trips for next to nothing through his hard-earned points and miles, flying first class and staying at luxury hotels all for less than the cost of a coach ticket and a hostel bed. Due to the immense interest in his tips and advice, Brian left his Wall Street job in June 2011 to grow his site and travel the world full-time.
Through his earning strategies and travel savvy, ThePointsGuy.com now has grown to over 4 million unique monthly visitors with 2 million followers on social media, with a growing staff of editors and writers keeping readers up-to-date on important points and travel news.
Brian has been featured in over 100 publications and news outlets including The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, The Los Angeles Times, The Independent, CNN, TED and The Today Show, among others. He has presented at various travel conferences including the LA Times and New York Times Travel Shows, and the annual Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars.
If you haven’t already registered, get your pass now before they are sold out.