We’re looking forward to late summer in New York! We’ll be heading out soon for Affiliate Summit East Aug. 15-17, which looks like it’s going to be a great show. We look forward to spending some time with our affiliates and partners. The Performance Marketing Association has a booth at the show – they’ll be arming people with knowledge about the Affiliate Tax. If you haven’t gotten your pass for Affiliate Summit yet, the show has sold out. However, there are some passes on eBay! Check here for available passes and information on how to register.
We’ll be checking out a few sessions that have caught our eye, including the success story panel featuring Sears, American Express and Travelocity, and Joe Stepniewski’s (of Skimlinks) session on exciting new applications in affiliate marketing. The sessions about mobile affiliate marketing and the one about how bloggers can connect with audiences also look interesting.
There’s also a lot on the agenda this year about social media - we’re looking forward to hearing about how affiliates are using it to grow their businesses. This month’s FeedFront issue has some good articles on the topic, including this article from Brian Solis, author of Engage! Brian offers some great advice to use as a blueprint for your social media efforts.
Speaking of social media, are any of you already using it for affiliate marketing? If so, how’s it going? Any lessons learned you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.
If you’d like to meet up with us at ASE, send us a Tweet at @eBay_Affiliates. We’d love to talk with you about your business, answer any questions you have or just use the opportunity to meet face to face.
Hope to see you in New York! The eBay Partner Network Team