Read the tea leaves, folks. Things aren’t “re-opening” anytime soon. This is a long term situation and those at the top of the food chain are very much aware of the coming choppy waters… Google is slashing its marketing budgets by as much as half for the second half of the year, according to internal … Continue reading Google Slashing Marketing Budget
Way back in 2012, I was featured in a New York Times article titled “How To Muddy Your Tracks on the Internet” and offered up this bit as part of my interview (I was teaching Middle School Science at the time): “The topic of privacy policies and what lies ahead for our digital footprints is … Continue reading Churches and nonprofits should realize that Facebook privacy issues are just the tip of the iceberg
Be careful lumping all “affiliate marketers” into the B2B John Reese camp, Tony… Deep Jive Interests » Mashable vs. John Reese: The Bigger Issue In Internet Marketing: “Because one of the biggest problems with Internet Marketing is that are very few real conversations about it. Most of it are on the forums, but the even … Continue reading Affiliates Aren’t Just B2B Pimps
I turn 30 just a few days after this year’s Affiliate Summit East. Helping me ring in my third decade is good enough reason to come to Boston, right? Well, even if you haven’t gotten a ticket yet, there’s a very good offer on the table for today. For today only, Affiliate Summit is running … Continue reading Free Affiliate Summit Passes Today
I’m in San Diego for the week as I begin my first full week as the Director of Performance Marketing at Motive Interactive. You’ve probably heard of Motive Interactive if you’re in the affiliate space but probably not exactly sure who they are, what they do or how they stand out from the crowd of … Continue reading Motive Interactive
Commission Junction is currently sending out this very legal sounding email to publishers encouraging them to perform due dilligence with a link to a PDF from NY state’s tax office… As you may already know, the State of New York recently enacted new legislation that addresses tax registration, collection, and other time-sensitive obligations. As with … Continue reading CJ And NY State Affiliate Tax
Last Spring, it seemed as if the world of affiliate marketing would be saturated with bloggers. BUMPzee was riding high and everyone was trading links, trackbacks, comments and bumps. It was the short lived golden age of affiliate blogging. Don’t get me wrong, there are still some great places to read about affiliate marketing such … Continue reading What Happened to Affiliate Bloggers?
Missy Ward and Shawn Collins of the https://www.fusionquest.com/cgi-bin/main/hotlinks.cgi?aflt=afc1&client=affsumAffiliate Summit have put together an “offline” publication that looks like it’s going to be a great read based on the talent assembled for the articles. I contributed a piece describing the best ways to get things done in affiliate marketing using web2.0 tools: FeedFront Articles in Issue … Continue reading FeedFront Issue 1 Shipping Soon
This iteration of the Affiliate Summit Network is really taking off. I think a good deal of its success so far has to do with it being hosted on Ning instead of Confabb as in years past. I love the integration of RSS, Twitter streams, Flickr, YouTube, etc that Ning provides and it makes the … Continue reading Affiliate Summit Network is a Success
I’m a big fan of JetBlue, so this is a neat promotion for the next Affiliate Summit in Boston this August… Special discount from jetBlue for Affiliate Summit | Affiliate Summit Blog: “Here are the details on how to book via the jetBlue promo page… Code: ASE08 Discount: 5% Valid Cities: Any City to BOS … Continue reading Affiliate Summit Discount Flights
VideoClix.tv is attracting a good deal of attention and for good reason. Basically, anything mentioned in a video becomes a keyword that leads to a clickable affiliate link. Even Revision3’s Diggnation is employing their technology… I can’t imagine this sort of technology remaining independent for too long and expect to see a Google or someone … Continue reading Videoclix.tv Is the Future?
[display_podcast] Every week Lisa Picarille, Shawn Collins, Jim Kukral and I do an episode of “GeekCast” where we discuss current trends in the geek marketing world ranging from tech to performance marketing. The show is very free form and wide ranging, but there is a good deal of valuable discussion on affiliate marketing and related … Continue reading GeekCast Episode 6: Plugging the Right Holes
Lisa Picarille, Shawn Collins, Jim Kukral and I taped another episode of GeekCast that was published yesterday. It’s a free-form and fun show where we discuss current trends in the geek marketing world ranging from tech to performance marketing. [display_podcast] This week, the gang tackles wearable video, fake Twitter-ers, master link baiters, affiliate link cloaking … Continue reading GeekCast Episode 5: Cease and Desist