Tuesday, January 15, 2013 was the third and final day of Affiliate Summit West 2013 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
The day started with a tasty attendee breakfast, and I got nice and fueled up on bacon and juice.
This was followed by the 7th annual Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards, which recognize exemplery affiliate marketers.
Congratulations to the winners…
- Affiliate of the Year: Rhinofish Media (Pat Grady)
- Affiliate Manager of the Year: Jon Nunez
- Exceptional Merchant: Under Armour
- Affiliate Marketing Advocate: Senator Dick Durbin
- OPM/Agency of the Year: Schaaf-PartnerCentric
- Tool/Service of the Year: BrandVerity
And then we had a special Affiliate Marketing Legend Award given to Mike Mackin.
After the awards, we got to hear an inspirational keynote from Julie Clark on her entrepreneurial journey with Baby Einstein and other ventures.
The final day of Affiliate Summit West 2013 also featured a series of breakout sessions and lots of networking in the exhibit hall.
The conference closed out with an energetic keynote from Tim Ash (I am still a little rattled by his tribal scream or whatever that was).
After Affiliate Summit West 2013 wrapped up, we brought speakers and some attendees (there was a chance to get a spot during my First Timers Orientation) from the conference to enjoy dinner, drinks, networking, dancing, and general goofy times at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill.
Thank you to everybody who came out to network, learn and have fun with us – Affiliate Summit West 2013 was the biggest Affiliate Summit ever with 5,275 attendees!
Register now for the early bird prices for Affiliate Summit East 2013, taking place August 18-20, 2013 in Philadelphia.