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Angry Birds And The Peace Talks. Say what? Fuck Off!!!

Angry Birds And The Peace Talks. Say what? Fuck Off!!!

Nov 23, 2010

For those of you who haven’t been under a rock ther eis a game called Angry Birds that everyone I have talked to in the Industry has played at least once. Well I’ve lost countless hours of productivity, killed many a brain cells, and wasted plenty of time playing this game. I came across this video the other day and I thought I’d share as I found it quite...

Day 3 and 4 of AdTech NYC 2010

Day 3 and 4 of AdTech NYC 2010

Nov 9, 2010

After a long night partying Thursday morning I ended up sleeping in and got up around 1pm and hit the show floor around 2pm. I quickly made my way up and down the show floor again just in case I missed a booth and also grabbed a bunch of schwag from all the booths. I have to say I hope you didn’t have shitty schwag at the conference otherwise you might be ragged on about it soon, but I’m gonna keep quiet about that right now. I was talking to a couple affiliates at the c2m booth and seeing who was staying the night and decided to put together a private dinner for us and rounded some people up who were able to attend. Along the way at the conference I ran into Eleah and said hi and talked a bit about adsimilis, who also by the way sponsored the ASE Affiliate Dinner so hit her and them up, and where she’s wants to take the company now that she’s working there. As we were chatting it up guess who decided to stop by, Mr. I’m loud on twitter and even louder in person, Mr. Donkey rope I’m anything but broke Mr. Cheya Boi.  It was great to meet him and hang out for a bit and shoot the shit and talk business on a couple things. It was funny actually cause at this point the conf was over and people were ripping down booths and we were all sitting in the beer garden so Rob aka bofizzle decided to meetup and we all chilled some more till we said f this lets get out of here. So  for dinner I decided on Capitol Grille on 42nd as its a wonderful place to eat. Some people of the group didn’t know what to expect but a great time was had by all. The service was great even tho we were a little loud at times and ended up shutting the place down. So after a couple hours of good conversation, drinks, and good food we decided to bounce. Standing outside I called a limo and we all piled in, this time I did wait...

Day 2 of AdTech NYC 2010

Day 2 of AdTech NYC 2010

Nov 7, 2010

Wednesday morning we got up and got ready to hit the show floor. Now in the past I’ve talked about how I see people wandering around the show not knowing which direction to hit. My plan is I usually start at one corner and just working up and down to the other side of the conference. The floor was packed the first day and I saw alot of people who came up and said they read my blog or thanked me for throwing the last public affiliate meetup/dinner at Maison at ASE. I noticed this year that there was alot more corporate types in the crowd than affiliates compared to adtech last year. My boy BoFu was manning his booth over at c2m talking it up with friends and new potential affiliates. I’m proud of him and I think it will be a very good fit over there at c2m with Ruck and the crew. In all it took about 3 hours to hit all the booths and do my business at which point it was close to 2pm where at that point I had a business meeting at the London bar. While walking around the floor I ran into Shawn Collins and Missy Ward and said hi, I haven’t talked to them since ASE and Shawn reminded me of the meetup across form the london at the pub upstairs. So after my meeting with a couple people at the london we made our way over to the Aff Summit meetup which was a blast. I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned how people throw parties but nobody every throws something where you can meetup talk eat and have a few drinks without loud music preventing you from networking. We stuck around the Aff Summit meetup with Shawn and Missy for a while until it was time to get ready for the Mailer Meetup, Epic Direct party, and the Engage BDR Party. We headed back to the hotel and got ready and headed over to the mailer meetup. Now I gotta say this, I appreciate the sponsors and what was done to create a venue for mailers to get together and talk mailing...

Day 1 of AdTech NYC 2010

Day 1 of AdTech NYC 2010

Nov 6, 2010

Tuesday BoFu drove up from MD to my house while I packed and got a haircut in preparation for AdTech NYC 2010. I got my things together and we all hopped into the escalade and gassed up the car and hit the road. The trip was pretty decent and because we left at about 4:30pm our drive was about 4.5 hours. The traffic going into the city and out of the city was pretty much non existent so it made the ride nice. I again decided to drive up to nyc as I mostly drive I80 the majority until we hit Jersey Delaware and then NYC. We got to our Hotel on w 26th around 9pm and all got showers in preparation for the Moss Networks La Pomme VIP Mix+Mingle Venue. We got there and the party was bumping and I got to meet some old friends and catch up on affiliate life with them. The party was awesome and I’d like to thank all the sponsors for throwing something the night before, we all had a great time. Towards the end of the party we left and hit up the apple store to check out the new macbook air. It wasn’t a bad product but I still prefer my macbook pro, there are some plusses and minuses but I won’t go into that here lol. We all headed over to the halal cart next to the Hilton to grab some food and then took it back to the hotel to get an early start on the show. My boy BoFU had to man the C2M Booth for his new job so we hit the sack for the coming...

Day 6 and 7 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Day 6 and 7 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Apr 30, 2010

Well day 6 was after the conference and it too was pretty much uneventful. I decided to sleep in and take it easy today. Wolf got up early and walked around the city some more. It was kind of an easy day. Wolf came back from walking around in the afternoon and we started hitting up the bar in the lobby again lol. Chilling there some other affs that were still in town stopped by and we ended up heading to a sushi place around the corner for a late lunch early dinner. Again nothing really happened and it was just a relaxing day. Day 7 I ended up heading home on the plane really early since my flight left at 7:15am from SFO. its nice to be able to cut the security lines with first class. Its such a pain such such a pain at large airports. On the plane we had breakfast and wow actual silverware. It was nice, not the best but eh its airplane food. Once I got into Charlotte I had a 3 hour layover again. So up to the club lounge I went. I chilled there on my macbook pro and talked to a couple people in irc, aim, and twitter. I then got on my flight to Philly which was delayed and had another layover for like 2 hours in Philly. Come to find out my plane was delayed again to my final airport of the night IPT. I dunno what it is but you don’t want to travel with me. My flights are always always delayed for some reason. I remember one time I was delayed and had to stay overnight at a hotel and in the morning my flight was delayed 3 times but luckily the hotel was paid for by the airlines. I finally got home Friday ngiht at 11pm est. I was tired and I had been traveling all day. Such is the life of an affiliate marketer attending conferences or wherever we may go. Looking back on this years adtech san fran it was a good conference. Alot of people said they didn’t get anything out of it and it was a...