Hello, My Name is Scott

hello-my-name-is Hi everyone, my name is Scott Parent and I’m fairly new here.

I’ve worked in the affiliate marketing industry for the last four years. For three of those I was the Director of Emerging Media & Strategy for New York based MediaTrust. Most recently, I’ve served as a consultant helping businesses find their voice using new media channels.

About a year ago I started working with the eBay Partner Network Team as the producer of the “Chatting with ePN” video series – maybe you’ve seen an episode or two? Recently, I was brought onboard to manage this blog and make sure that we’re using it in a way that provides the greatest benefit to our publishers. That means I’ve spent the last few weeks working with the team to look at how we do things here at ePN. What do we do well? What can we do better? How can we build a stronger, more engaged community with our publishers?

That’s where you all come in.

I’ve learned that this community is a passionate one. To that end, I’d like to harness some of that enthusiasm and ask what topics you’d like to see us cover here on the ePN blog. We’ll obviously continue to bring you the latest updates about enhancements to our program, as well as the latest news from inside the walls of eBay - but, what else would make this blog a treasured resource for you? Would you like more educational content about the affiliate industry? Best practices for using social media? Tips and trick on content curation? If we can better understand where the information gaps are, we can do our best to fill them.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to leave some suggestions and constructive feedback in the comments section below. We’ve made it a priority to post any comments that we feel add value to the discussion, and then address as many of those as we can. I’m sure there will be some that slip through the cracks, but I can promise you that we’re doing our best to make sure that doesn’t happen.

I look forward to working with all of you and wish you continued success here at eBay Partner Network.

-Scott