I was thinking the other day how exciting it is that Affiliate Summit will be going to the UK as the first affiliate marketing specific conference to take place in Europe.
But then it occurred to me that Affiliate Solutions, a conference run by Refer-it and Internet.com, took place in April 2000 in London.
Not sure how that slipped me mind, since I worked for Refer-it back in 1999-2000, and I helped put together the Affiliate Solutions shows in New York and San Francisco.
I left the company two months before their London affiliate conference to go and start the ClubMom.com affiliate program.
After looking over the agenda from Affiliate Solutions London, I realized that we have a connection to that pioneering show. Todd Crawford, who was then VP of Sales for CJ, was a speaker at Affiliate Solutions.
And this coming September, Todd, who is now the VP Sales & Business Development for Digital River’s oneNetworkDirect, will be moderating a panel of super affiliates at Affiliate Summit London.
I guess we’ll have to settle for the Gold medal. But I’m still very excited.