One of the final sessions of Affiliate Summit 2008 East was an important discussion on ethics in the industry, and I couldn’t help but think about the irony of the topic given some things that went on behind the scenes during the conference.
You see, there were a number of folks that decided to use a variety of methods to scam their way into the conference.
It’s simple… people who are not registered and manage to make their way into the conference are cheats and thieves.
These are the skells of the industry who most needed to be in the session on ethics. But they’ll have to settle for the video.
This session and the others will be available for free on video in the near future.
Here is a shot before the panel of a few of the speakers: Michael Jones (Chief Operating Officer, Pepperjam), Haiko de Poel, Jr. (Managing Partner, dp internet services, LLC DBA ABestWeb), and Paul Nichols (Director of Sales, Ebates.com).
I’d like to express my gratitude to the majority of folks that go about business in a legitimate fashion in affiliate marketing.
And for the cheats and thieves, I’d highly recommend watching the keynote address from Cory Booker when it comes available on video.
But don’t expect to return to Affiliate Summit. Any of you who had their name and company written down by security are not welcome back, and we’ll be taking measures to thwart those who managed to go undetected this time.