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Adtech San Francisco and the Heavyt Recap.

Adtech San Francisco and the Heavyt Recap.

Apr 18, 2011

So as I type this I’m in vegas sitting in a hotel room grinding away relaxing after adtech. This years adtech went pretty well. i feel I made more connections and did more business this adtech than any other I had been to. Surprisingly tho my only gripe at the show was that it was two floors and over half the people I talked to didn’t know there was a second floor. I flew into san fran on sunday and got in around 3pm. I headed over to the clift where I was staying and was immediately greeted by a couple of my friends who didn’t even give me a chance to shower before we went out for drinks. We walked down the street to the daily grill, which had amazing food by the way, and talked for a bit and had an appetizer or two in order to fill my stomach. Afterwards I had a dinner meeting with Lead Cola and a couple other affs. I must say for the next couple hours it was non stop fun, laughing, jokes, and good talk. I never seen so many people have such a good time at a dinner. My impressions of Lead Cola and the people who work there were thoroughly changed. I know alot of people have given them shit about their name but after getting to know them on a one on one basis I’ll be working with them in the future for sure. I read alot of stuff about them on affiliatepaying but what stuck out the most about the reviews were the pay schedules and was payouts, I’ve never known a company to give the highest payouts right away but these guys all you gotta do is ask. Everyone is really streated off the bat and people talking about getting 5 or 6 leads and complaining about payment schedule I’m sure people can be put on weekly wires if they do some volume. I wanted to thank Lead Cola for inviting me to the dinner and paying for the 80 some shots of patron we all had lol. After the dinner the affs and Lead Cola crew along with me...

If an affiliate ran over six figures, how important are they to you?

If an affiliate ran over six figures, how important are they to you?

Apr 16, 2011

Why am I posting this before my adtech recap you might ask, because I think its an important topic that begs the question, If an affiliate ran over six figures, how important are they to you? Let me ask this question, pose it to my readers. How important are affiliate relations to a company? How bad would it be to have an affiliate not taken care of who ran over 6 figures since the last conference. There is an affiliate that ran alot of traffic to a certain company that I know of. This affiliate cares alot about the manager/affiliate relationship as any should. But it seems that through out the last show his manager continually blew him off, as well as ignored attempts he made for them to meet with this manager. Now both individuals were there for a whole week, even tho the show wasn’t as long. Some background info, this affiliate who I “know” even 3 or 4 weeks ago made flight plans to go visit this company where there are located, to which the company agreed to put him up in a hotel for running as much money to the company as he did. This manager was supposed to show him the town he had never been to before, take in the sights, work at the company during the end of the week on his campaigns, and the weekend it was dinner, business, and being a tourist. This affiliate was then informed that because another pub could not decide what and where he wanted to meet this other manager, ie this manager was flying out to see this pub when he visits to the usa, that the other was more important and couldn’t lock down any time since she, oops, they wanted to keep their schedule open. Now back to adtech. This company, despite asking many times asking didn’t have anything planned but at the last minute a meet and greet was arranged but unfortunately this affliate had his meetings schedule booked a week or two in advance of the show so something so spontanious, last minute, and well short notice wouldn’t have been even considered with the ppv playbook...

A4d Meetup 2011- Jason really knows how to throw down….

A4d Meetup 2011- Jason really knows how to throw down….

Mar 23, 2011

I ended up getting into San Diego around 12:30pm and headed straight to the hotel. I really didn’t expect the weather to be so nice in SD but I decided to make the best of it and head to the quicksilver store a block away and grab from trunks and flip flops. I headed down to the pool at the hard rock hotel and chilled there for about 3 hours as other affs came in and I met other affs there at the pool. Come 7pm a lot of us headed over to bar basic and smax not to disappoint ordered about 8 different pizza pies and also bottle service to warm the crowd up for the night. After about 3 hours of mingling in a very low key gathering we headed over to flux night club. I must say that when Jason and the boys go all out they never ever ever disappoints. Throughout the night bottles upon bottles of goose and dom p showed up and even at one point with a robot. The music was spun all night non stop to which everyone swayed and danced to into the night. I decided to call it an early night as I wanted to get some rest because of the night before leaving salt lake city at 7am and heading to San Diego. Unfortunately that night I didn’t get much rest and only ended up with 2 hours of sleep. Come 10am I made it down to the room and got setup in the front row with some fellow affs getting all situated with coffee, thanks Phoenix for getting me that but sorry I stole all your sugars, and the presentations began. I have to say the presentations were on spot and every speaker did not disappoint in any way. Everyone had their view on how they handled what they presented and how they did it. Someone also used a picture of my home office in one of their presentations which was rockin. After the presentations and things settled down I met up with shoemoney for a quick bite to eat for food at mary janes. Despite what anyone says Jeremy is really...

Salt Lake City Utah, one stop shop for everything from call centers to fullfillment centers.

Salt Lake City Utah, one stop shop for everything from call centers to fullfillment centers.

Mar 22, 2011

So a week ago I stopped in Denver Colorado for a bit to take care of some things and then headed over to Salt Lake City Utah. My original plans were to stay for the weekend and then head out a week later for the A4D meetup. Immediately upon arriving in SLC was picked up at the airport in CLS and headed out for lunch at this awesome seafood place. The views of the mountains in SLC were just majesic, I couldn’t believe how beautiful everything was out there. After lunch I had some meetings with some people that I took care of and proceeded to go shopping for some new dress shoes since I forgot mine and we were going out partying that night. Let me tell you that party that night we went to The Hotel Elevate in SLC and rocked it till we shut it down. We got picked up in a stretch limo and rolled 20 people deep into that club. The night started slow but as the crowd poured into the place and with 5 places that were spinning music with people dancing this place was on point. With multiple bottles across 4 tables int eh vip and smoking hookah all night I had the most fun time I had in a while. At the party and over the weekend I met some awesome people and got contact for some things I have in the works here soon. being able to see where SLC can be a one stop shop from fulfillment to call centers to people doing up sells and coaching packages there is no stone left unturned when you have a product as an advertiser. As Monday came I decided I needed to stay longer and changed my flight plans till the end of the week. The meetings i had during the week went well and it all came to a head on thursday night when we hit up the circle lounge. The tables at circle are huge and we had two of the largest. I’ve noticed that smoking hookah at clubs is a big thing in slc, some of the best clubs there have it and...

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...