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Affiliate Summit East 2014 Happens Next Month

July 25, 2014
Affiliate Summit East 2014 Happens Next Month

Affiliate Summit East 2014 will be taking place at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday August 10th and running through Tuesday August 12th at 4:00 p.m. Affiliate Summit was founded by Shawn Collins and Missy Ward, in 2003 so as to provide sessions of a more educational nature on the latest issues in industry and promote an environment where affiliate marketers can network productively. The conference includes an exhibit hall with vendors, merchants and affiliates and multiple tracks of educational sessions with information from experts in affiliate marketing.

There are planned two keynote addresses. The first will be on Monday August 11th by Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado. Rich Salgado has become a regular in the world of sports business media and his life and disability insurance business has been covered in the Wall Street Journal and Sports Illustrated. He is a hard worker and has unmatched networking skills.

The other keynote address will be by Julie Gurner, who provides consulting to entrepreneurs and start-up businesses as well as to traditional businesses. She uses neuroscience and psychological principles to get results and help businesses to improve their operations and get results.

The conference has a newcomer program to help those attending the conference for the first time to connect with Affiliate Summit veterans. Veterans of the conference volunteer their time to share past experiences and information and help newcomers to make the most of their time at the conference. In addition, on the first day of Affiliate Summit East, there is an orientation session for newcomers headed by Shawn Collins.

There are numerous sessions running concurrently throughout the day. Attendees can learn how to better use WordPress to deliver high quality content that can increase revenue; how to better monetize their web sites and get an evaluation of their web site if desired; how to use game theory, contests and promotions to improve the loyalty of customers and increase traffic and sales; how to create effective content for blogs, social media and newsletters; how to use tried and true program strategies and tactics for promotions, creatives and newsletters that are most successful; and how to improve paid search campaigns in Bing and Google with a take-home checklist provided.

There will also be special networking opportunities where merchants will have tables to meet with affiliates to discuss their programs and make agreements. These tables, known as the “Meet Market”, are where all attendees can either teach or learn, create partnerships and find new opportunities.

The exhibit hall will be open on Monday and Tuesday. There will be close to 200 exhibitors and some of the featured exhibitors will include Adscend Media, Cambridgecommerce Inc., F5 Media, ZipRecruiter, Mars Media Group,,, WOW Media UK Ltd., LinkConnector and VCN Media.

Plus, any conference would not be complete without meals, snacks and opportunities for networking during a cocktail hour. A buffet breakfast and lunch are provided both Monday and Tuesday with coffee service all morning. A networking pub crawl is slated for Tuesday afternoon and the conference closes with a cocktail reception on Tuesday afternoon.

Vidasco Media will attend the Affiliate Summit East 2014. If you want to book an appointment with our team please fill out the Contact Us form.