The final day of Affiliate Summit West 2011 started off with the announcement of the 2011 Pinnacle Awards winners.
- Affiliate of the Year: Deals.Woot
- Affiliate Manager of the Year: Carolyn Kmet
- Exceptional Merchant: Zappos
- Affiliate Marketing Advocate: Lisa Picarille
- Best Blogger: Eric Nagel
- Affiliate Marketing Legend: Todd Farmer
Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners.
The Tuesday morning keynote was delivered by Brian Solis, author of Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web, to a big crowd in the Encore Theater.
After the keynote, Brian gave away a bunch of copies of his book, Engage. I wish I was ready to capture some video, because a group of people pounced on the books. Clearly, they liked what he had to say.
The keynote was followed by a second day of crowds in the exhibit hall, as well as sessions on affiliate and affiliate manager relationships, mobile marketing, paid search, and industry regulations.
Affiliate Summit West 2011 wrapped up with a closing keynote from Dave Taylor of AskDaveTaylor.com.
Dave gave an interesting and compelling talk about achieving a work/life balance.
Thanks so much to everybody that came out to the Wynn Las Vegas for the biggest Affiliate Summit to date with 4,627 attendees.
Check out my Affiliate Summit West 2011 photos.