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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...

I bought a new scale that has wifi, yes a scale that has wifi…..

I bought a new scale that has wifi, yes a scale that has wifi…..

May 21, 2010

So there is this cool website called www.withings.com that has a wifi enabled scale. Basically this thing after you step on it gets your weight body fat percent and body mass index and uploads it to its website. I’ve been watching what I eat ever since I came back from adtech san fran and I’ve lost a total of  15lbs. It helps track everything for you and it can track multiple users. Then you can log into the website, share your graph or even use a free iphone app and look at your progress online. Take a look at a video of it...

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...

Day 5 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Day 5 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Apr 30, 2010

So after having a great night and partying it up at the ppc.bz party I went back to walk to floor of the conf again. It was strange because I’d say there were about 1/3 of the people there walking around compared to the day before. It was alot easier to talk to people and get one on one time with new traffic sources. I also found it was easier to discuss marketing offers without other affiliates overhearing.It really sucks when  conf is only a couple days, well 2 at the most. Everything happens the first night and nothing usually the second. Conferences should be a mandatory 3 days so that there are enough things to do and enough time to go to the parties. It truly sucks when friends and companies fly in the day before and bounce the last day of the conf. The best part of the conference is being with people who get you, who understand you, and understand your business. Where we are from its hard to find people like us who do what we do especially at some of our ages who we can relate to. So I walked around and picked up some schwag from some of the networks I work with. Eleah over at akmg was sporting their skate decks in style as always. I talked to her for a little on the floor. Poor thing she thought that the floor opened earlier than it did and ended up being really really early. I met up later with Laura from getads and picked up a hat from her as she was walking around. Alot of the hats and stuff you see being passed out are the cheap trucker mesh hats (I like this hat, its not cheap and is different than the other crappy ones being handed out). Its kinda of a cheap pain to have these and you know how much a network spent on some of this stuff. Being in this business for as long as I have you pass over alot of the shit you see due to having gotten or picked it up before. All the breath mints, weird shot drinks, doohickeys,...

Day 4 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Day 4 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Apr 24, 2010

Today was the opening day of the conf and I wanted to hit the floor early. Or what I call early. I got there at around 11am with about 2 hours to walk around because I wanted to hit up wichcraft for the affbuzz birthday party at 1pm. Now most aff’s don’t have a plan and just start wandering around. I really don’t understand this as you want to cover as much ground as possible and have a systematic approach. Also sometimes its easier to talk to people at booths alone. Right now in this industry stuff is getting hard for everyone on finding new traffic sources. So I went in and started at the first booth on the far right and just started walking up and down. Walking around was crazy and it was so hard to talk to some people it was so crowded. Around 12pm I met up with Laura and Mike from www.Getads.com and talked some business for a little bit. I had only gotten to see about 1/4 of the booths in that hour I was there. I decided to press on and continue making my way through the crowd. It started getting towards 1pm and I only made it half way through and we had to go to the affbuzz party. The affbuzz party was bumping. There were alot of people there and we basically overtook the upper floor of wichcraft. The majority of people on affbuzz showed up including myself. Credits for the pics go to http://johnathanvolk.com/ as he was running around with the biggest grin I ever seen taking pics like an asian mad man with his iphone. I met alot of people and introduced myself and a great time was had by all but it was getting to 2pm and it was time to head back to the conf to walk the floor again as I had only walked half way at this point. I headed back to the conf and walked around some more. It was good to see some old friends and make some new ones. I stopped at all my usual booths to see the networks I know and work with. Brittany...