AB #429 | Affiliate Summit, What Affiliates Ought to Know and Getting the Most Out of the Event with Co-founder Shawn Collins

In this week's episode of the Affiliate Buzz, James Martell meets with the Shawn Collins, Co-founder of Affiliate Summit, the leading global conference and tradeshow for the affiliate marketing industry to talk about how you can get the most out the event.

Shawn co-publishes the annual AffStat affiliate marketing benchmark reports, blogs on affiliate marketing at AffiliateTip.com, and hosts the "This is Affiliate Marketing" podcast on GeekCast.fm.

Maybe We Should Just Make Our Own Conference

Have you ever gone to a conference and come away thinking that you could have put on a better one? Shawn Collins and his partner Missy Ward did. And now they do. In fact, their Affiliate Summit conference draw tens of thousands attendees. One of those events, Affiliate Summit East 2016 is coming up on July 31st.

The conference and tradeshow offers three halls packed with affiliates, merchants, vendors, networks, technology providers, and digital agencies and more. Basically, it’s a networking gold mine. There are also expert keynote speakers like Scott Stratten and Bruce Clay, and TED-style educational sessions on multiple tracks. And, of course, there’s a legendary party hosted by Share A Sale. Over 5,000 people are expected to attend.

James and Shawn use today’s show to discuss how to get the most out of attending the conference. Listen now to hear their thoughts on:

  • Why you should make your reservation NOW (yes, it’s about to sell out!)
  • The advantages of registering for your sessions the night before the conference starts
  • The “Meat Market” event
  • Special attention for first-time conference attendees
  • Tips for more effective networking
  • How to plan your conference in advance using Passable
  • Why you should stay at the conference hotel (New York Marriott Marquis)
  • Fun things to do while you’re in New York

Over the years, Shawn has noticed that some attendees don’t get as much out of the conference as they could. He’ll share the biggest mistakes he sees attendees making. James notes that his conference strategy has also changed and he’ll share what he’s learned.

In this week's episode of the Affiliate Buzz, James Martell meets with the Shawn Collins, Co-founder of Affiliate Summit, the leading global conference and tradeshow for the affiliate marketing industry to talk about how you can get the most out the event.

There are also Facebook and LinkedIn groups to keep you up to date and help you make the most of this networking opportunity.

Where to Find More Info:

Here are few resources to help you plan your conference and to see what else Shawn has to offer:

Conference website - http://affiliatesummit.com
Conference networking tools - http://affiliatesummit.com/16e-networking/
Shawn’s blog – http://affiliatetip.com
Shawn’s podcast - http://thisisaffiliatemarketing.com

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