Today was a really great day. I feel this Affiliate Summit has offered a lot more motivation and promise than past events. Not to boast, but itâ€™s rare that I learn a decent amount of new information at any events. This time around I was very fortunate with the sessions I decided to attend. I will go into deep detail on some of these speakers later in the week.
Here are a few more pictures from today.
â€œWhat Super Affiliates Wantâ€ with Scott Jangro, Jeremy Palmer and Rosalind Garner
Chitika CEO, Venkat Kolluri gave an awesome presentation, but deserved a much larger attendance… which was lacking, due to following the lunch session.
Amit Mehtaâ€¦. Just may be one of the most inspiring and motivational speakers/sessions I have attended. If I came to this event and only saw and met with Amit, it would have totally been worth it.
Melissa Salas of Buy.com, another good friend of mine that I plan on working with a lot more after this event!
One of my biggest fans, Tobias of Revenue Magazine!
(Their booth has been giving out the latest issue, which features my classified ad â˜º )
The last session of the day was a Q&A session, and unfortunately it did not get the exposure it deserved. The room was very large, but only had around 50 people inside, while hundreds still scurried around in the exhibits area. The purpose of the room was for attendees to go up on stage and introduce themselves and ask any questions or tell the crowd what they were looking to get out of Affiliate Summit, whether it be a new affiliate manager or advice on how to reach a targeted market. Missy Ward called me up to stage and I did a quick plug for ZacJohnson.com and let everyone know I was there as an example of what networking at events like this can produce, and that Iâ€™m also providing my real life examples and story on my free blog.
The last event of the day was the Moniker Domain Auction. This was my first live domain name auction and it was very neat. While most attendees left mid-way through the event, my father and I stayed till the end. With over $262k in sales and one domain going for $40,000… it was quite exciting!
I also just created a new blog category for all of the Affiliate Summit posts, so please make sure to check these out.
Lastly, tomorrow is the last day and I will be speaking on â€œWord of Mouth Marketingâ€ at 11:30am. I will also make a final run of the exhibits and see what cool toys and promos I can pick up to give away through the blog.
Please keep the comments coming and spreading these posts among your Affiliate Summit attendees and friends. Please also let me know if you are enjoying the blogcasting straight from Affiliate Summit East 2007! Thank you.