Affiliate Summit East 2015 New York City

On August 2-4, 2015, Affiliate Summit East comes to New York City. I will be going — mainly for the education sessions.  

When I first heard about the conference last year, I didn’t think the Affiliate Summit would be interesting. Who wants to sit around and talk about affiliate programs for 3 days? Not me.  Instead, I signed up for a cheap (~$22) half day session called “Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers”.

They covered SEO, generating traffic, mobile optimization, legal issues and many more topics. After learning so much after just one session, I skimmed the agenda and thought it would be have been well worth my time to attend the full conference…next year.  They were sold out already and I had to work.  If you are serious about your website, learning these topics directly (and being able to ask questions) from the experts will save you a lot of time searching tons of articles/websites. Buying tickets in advance will save you a lot of cash!

Will you be attending? Which events are you looking forward to the most?

AGENDA / SPEAKERS / EVENT MAP

The agenda for the New York City conference was released recently. To make the best use of my time, I wanted to save down and figure what the most interesting sessions are and where everything is.  Unfortunately, the event website does not make downloading or printing things easy or nicely formatted so I made my own files. The files are attached below and the agenda is pasted below.  Feel free to download the files if you wish (they were up to date as of late May)

 

EVENT REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

Discounts are available if you register early (the early bird discounts before 5/15/15 are now gone).  I gave away several tickets not long ago.  If you want to see some of the speaker sessions, you will need at least the “Networking Plus Pass”.  Read what is included in each package.

Individual Passes Thru 5/15/15 After 5/15/15 Onsite
All Access Pass
$1,879
$2,249
$2,749
VIP Pass
$879
$1,249
$1,749
Networking Plus Pass
$279
$549
$749
Networking Pass
$99
$249
$449

 

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TRANSPORTATION TO THE CONFERENCE

Don’t waste money on taxis getting to and from the conference.  New York City has many ride services that will give you free ride credit if try their service. Here are the current bonuses:

  1. Free LYFT – new users get $20 credit with code SUMMIT
  2. Free UBER – new users get $20 credit with code: UBERYOUFREE
  3. Free GETT – new users get $20 credit with code: GTJEFFR27

 

 Affiliate Summit East 2015 – Agenda
Session Access Legend
Exhibitor and Sponsor Badges Only Networking Plus (Session Tickets Required), VIP & All Access Pass Holders Only
Newcomer Program Participants Only Open to All Pass Holders
Press Badges Only Speaker Badges Only
VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only

 

08/01/2015  (SATURDAY)
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Early Check-In [More Info]
08/02/2015  (SUNDAY)
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Check-In
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Booth Setup
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Refuel, Rendezvous & Refresh Room
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet Market Table Setup
10:00 am – 10:30 am
First Timer Orientation [More Info]
Shawn Collins, Co-Founder, Affiliate Summit
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Affiliate Program Showcase
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 1a – Optimize WordPress Like a Super Affiliate [More Info]
David Vogelpohl, CEO, Marketing Clique
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 1b – Buying and Selling Websites [More Info]
Mark Daoust, President, Quiet Light Brokerage
Chuck Mullins, President, Cash For Your Site
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 1c – Partials vs Buyer Data, Best Way to Monetize Leads [More Info]
JJ Alan, Owner/CEO, Creative Ventures Media
Ian Fernando, Boss, Jersey Consolidated
Bryant Hussey, Director of Online Marketing, Atlantic Coast Media Group
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 1d – 10 Hot New Ways to Drive Massive Digital Success [More Info]
Jay Berkowitz, CEO, Ten Golden Rules
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet Market
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Press Room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Session 2a – Live SEO & Monetization Site Reviews [More Info]
Kenny Hyder, Founder, Hyder Media
Roger Montti, Owner, MartiniBuster.com
Scott Polk, Founder / CEO, Marketing Nomads
Adam Riemer, President, Adam Riemer Marketing
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Session 2b – 10 Proven Ways to Make Money as a Internet Marketer [More Info]
Evan Weber, CEO, Experience Advertising
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Session 2c – Six Figure Blogging: The Myth, Dream & Reality [More Info]
Syed Balkhi, Founder, WPBeginner
John Chow, Titles Are For Wimps, John Chow dot Com
Zac Johnson, President, MoneyReign Inc
John Rampton, President, Adogy
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Session 2d – Google Updates, Link Building, SEO and SMM from a Ninja [More Info]
Jim Boykin, CEO, Internet Marketing Ninjas
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
VIP & All Access Snack Break
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Session 3a – Testing Is Not CRO But It’s Still Darn Important [More Info]
Justin Rondeau, Conversion Optimization Manager, Digital Marketer
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Session 3b – 5 Musts For Mobile Ad Campaign Success [More Info]
Dale Carr, CEO, Leadbolt
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Session 3c – How to Attract Quality Web Traffic & Leads with Instagram [More Info]
Sarah Davidson, Founder, Palm Valley Media LLC
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Session 3d – Case Studies In Dynamic Commission Payouts (Attribution) [More Info]
Chad Waite, Marketing Manager, AvantLink
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Session 4a – Mobile Optimization Mastery: 5 Reasons Why Your ROI Sucks [More Info]
Rohail Rizvi, CEO, Rohail Rizvi
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Session 4b – Avoiding Legal Risk in the Ever-Evolving World of Mobile [More Info]
Slade Cutter, Member, Wittliff Cutter
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Session 4c – Things You Don’t Know About Human SEO, But Should [More Info]
Shannon K. Steffen, President, Shannon K. Steffen International, LLC
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Session 4d – Affiliate Strategy: Bourbon Neat vs. Long Island Iced Tea [More Info]
Christen Moynihan, Editorial and Accounts Manager, The Broke-Ass Bride
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 5a – Social Marketing Friend to Friend [More Info]
Michael Jones, Head of Affiliate and Search, eBay Enterprise
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 5b – The Next Affiliate Battleground: Inbound Call Marketing [More Info]
Daryl Colwell, SVP, Matomy Media Group
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 5c – SEO for the Modern Day Affiliate [More Info]
Cliff Ritter, Chief Marketing Officer & SEO, Lowest Rates inc.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 5d – Leveraging Competitive Intelligence in Native Advertising [More Info]
David Kelly, VP of Business Development, WhatRunsWhere
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ask the Experts Roundtables [More Info]
Ashley Coombe, Marketing Director, Prosperent
Thomas Cohn, Deputy General Counsel, NBTY, Inc.
Joe Sousa, Affiliate Coordinator, Fanatics.com
Heather Petersen, CEO, National Merchants Association
Todd Boullion, GM, UnsubCentral
Bill Rothbard, Attorney, Law Offices of William I. Rothbard
Christopher Park, Affiliate/Partnerships Manager, Blair.com
Tony Fiorillo, President, Asset Management Strategies, Inc.
Nouriel Gino Yazdinian, CEO, Modulates
Jace Vernon, Owner, YINC
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newcomer Program Meetup [More Info]
08/03/2015  (MONDAY)
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Check-In
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Refuel, Rendezvous & Refresh Room
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Press Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Buffet Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exhibit Hall Refresh
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 6a – Going Global: How to Take Your Program Abroad the Right Way[More Info]
Todd Crawford, VP, Impact Radius
Robert Glazer, Founder & Managing Director, Acceleration Partners
Dan Marques, Sr. Director, eCommerce Marketing, adidas Group
Alec McNees, Partnerships Manager, North America, Yieldify
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 6b – Industry Watercooler: 8 Things You Should be Talking About [More Info]
Michael Allen, Chief Executive Shopper, Shopping-Bargains
Dave Naffziger, CEO, BrandVerity
Lisa Picarille, Online Content Strategist, Lisa Picarille.com
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 6c – How Vendors & Affiliates Can Partner in 2015 and Beyond [More Info]
Rick Gardiner, CEO, iAffiliate Management
Michael Ni, CMO/SVP Products, Marketing, Network, Avangate
Michael Robichaud, President, Chicago Affiliate Marketers
Costel Sticea, Global Affiliates Sales Manager, Bitdefender
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 6d – Becoming a Better Recruiter of Affiliates [More Info]
Meaghan Causton, Publisher Development Manager, All Inclusive Marketing
Van Chappell, Founder/CEO, 5IQ
Chuck Hamrick, Consultant, Chuck Hamrick
Lauren Pfanmiller, Managing Director, Adperio/Ignite
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 6e – The eCommerce Power of Content [More Info]
Vladimir Dusil, PurseBlog.com
Scott Jangro, President, Shareist, Inc.
Oliver Roup, CEO, VigLink
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Opening Remarks & Keynote [More Info]
Ashley Coombe, Marketing Director, Prosperent
Brian Littleton, President/CEO, ShareASale
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Luncheon Buffet
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 7a – Finding Profitable Content Ideas [More Info]
Rae Hoffman, CEO, PushFire, Inc.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 7b – Lessons to Learn from Amazon’s Affiliate Marketing Success [More Info]
Geno Prussakov, CEO & Founder, AM Navigator LLC
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 7c – Great Idea, Now Execute: How to Start Your New Startup [More Info]
Sean Steinmarc, Founder, psGive
James Thompson, Owner, Daft Labs, LLC
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 7d – Affiliate Marketing 3.0 – What’s Wrong, What’s Right [More Info]
David Sendroff, CEO, Forensiq
David Stewart, CTO, CAKE
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 7e – 20 Questions and Answers from Behind the Scenes [More Info]
Tricia Meyer, Owner, Sunshine Rewards
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Session 8a – Strategies and Tools for Managing a Virtual Staff [More Info]
Rachel Honoway, CEO, FMTC
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Session 8b – The Future of Pay Per Call: Technology Improving Conversion [More Info]
Bryan George, CEO, Ring Router, Inc.
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Session 8c – Affiliate Fraud Trends & the Policies Needed in the Industry [More Info]
Monica Eaton-Cardone, COO/Co-Founder, Chargebacks911
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Session 8d – Photo Tips for Better Product and Website Photographs [More Info]
Jerry Hughes, Owner, Easy Photo Class
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Session 8e – Making Money as a Mobile Affiliate [More Info]
Chen Levanon, CEO, ClicksMob Inc.
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Session 9a – Affiliate Program Management in the ShareASale Network [More Info]
Greg Hoffman, President, Greg Hoffman Consulting
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Session 9b – Biting the Hand that Feeds You: How Agencies View Affiliates [More Info]
Tony Wright, CEO, WrightIMC
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Session 9c – Exclusive Insight Into the Mobile App Marketing Movement [More Info]
Brian Fox, CEO, AdAction Interactive
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Session 9d – Facebook Video Ad Domination [More Info]
Akiva Ben-Ezra, CEO, BenEzra Marketing
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Session 9e – The Future is Web 3.0: Social Commerce [More Info]
Rey Pasinli, Executive Director, Total Apps, Inc.
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Session 10a – Back to the Basics: Affiliate Management 101 [More Info]
Marty Marion, Affiliate Program Manager, Deluxe Corp
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Session 10b – TBA [More Info]
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Session 10c – How to Measure the ROI of Social Media: Is it Even Possible? [More Info]
Michelle Held, Owner, Metrony, LLC
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Session 10d – Activating a Community of Brand Evangelists [More Info]
Blake Hall, CEO, ID.me
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Session 10e – 10 Ways to Stay on Track When Working from Home [More Info]
Trisha Lyn Fawver, Affiliate Program Manager, Snow Consulting, Inc.
08/04/2015  (TUESDAY)
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Check-In
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Refuel, Rendezvous & Refresh Room
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Press Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Buffet Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exhibit Hall Refresh
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 11a – The Path to Becoming a Mobile Performance Jedi Master [More Info]
Konstantin Dieterle, Managing Director, AppLift
Florian Lehwald, Founder & President, KissMyAds GmbH
Cameron Stewart, General Manager, TUNE
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 11b – Tips for Building Relationships and Sales with Bloggers [More Info]
Ciaran Blumenfeld, CMO, Hashtracking
Debbie Bookstaber, Owner, Element Associates
Kelby Carr, CEO, Type-A Parent
Anne Parris, Managing Partner, Midlife Boulevard
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 11c – Trials and Triumphs From Affiliate Marketing Front Lines [More Info]
Sylvia Cintron, Director Digital Marketing, Check Into Cash
Jackie Eldridge, Director of Marketing, DollarDays
Helen Fang, Director, Marketing, Coupons.com
Tara McCommons, VP Sales and Marketing, LinkConnector Corporation
Carrie Rocha, Owner, Pocket Your Dollars
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 11d – Auditing the Merchant – Network Relationship [More Info]
Jeannine Crooks, Senior Account Manager, Affiliate Window
Kellie Hudson, Affiliate Marketing Specialist, lynda.com
John LoBrutto, Director of Affiliates & Partnerships, 1 & 1 Internet, Inc.
Karen McMahon, Affiliate Marketing Strategist, The Affiliate Whisperer
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Session 11e – Where to Start for New Affiliate Marketers [More Info]
Roxanne Rives, Marketing Manager, Americas, 3Dconnexion
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Opening Remarks & Keynote [More Info]
Ashley Coombe, Marketing Director, Prosperent
Tim Ash, CEO, SiteTuners
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Luncheon Buffet
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Networking Pub Crawl
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Workshops

 

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Citi Prestige Thank You 50000

Overview

My 2nd billing statement just ended for the Citi Prestige credit card and I was pleasantly surprised to learn of 2 unadvertised perks:

  • My annual fee was reduced from $450 to $350 because I have a CitiGold checking account – this is despite having applied for the 50k bonus after $3,000 spend
  • The $180 fee I paid for the AA Platinum challenge counted towards the $250 annual air travel credit

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150K Amex Platinum Offer 150,000 (American Express Business Platinum)

Image Source: An offer from last year

UPDATE 5/15/15/@ 8:30am: The 150k Platinum is dead based on more reports from readers, but I think it’s still worth calling 877-628-6736 and asking what offers you are eligible for. Check out the Top 5 Credit Card Offers for May.

UPDATE 5/15/15 @ 12:25am: I’m hearing reports of very long hold times up to an hour+ and some people saying the Platinum offer is dead.  Be sure to ask what other offers you might be eligible for (maybe you will be offered the 100k Gold offer!?)

Wow! TravelCodex posted details today on the 150,000 sign up bonus for the Amex Platinum that is available using a special code.  That’s a HUGE bonus and many bloggers are writing about it today (see related links below). When I called to confirm the details, the 150k would have been available if I didn’t have the Platinum card already, the rep offered to check what other offers I was eligible for.  I provided one of my account numbers and found out about a 100,000 sign up bonus for the Business Gold Rewards Card which is also HUGE (and likely targeted)!  I immediately said YES to the Gold Card offer.

The rep said the Gold offer may have been tied to the offer code but he’s not certain. He said I had the Gold card 3 years ago (i also got a 100k sign up bonus then), but that wasn’t a problem.  Keep in mind that the “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product within the last 12 months.” applies for both the Gold and Platinum cards.  The first card he offered me was the SPG Amex with a 25k bonus (the same offer you can find online).  Thank you American Express for another great offer!

EXPIRES TOMORROW 5/15/15 [EXPIRED]

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The warm weather is finally here and so are many great new credit card offers!  It’s time.  Those of you who have been waiting (or keep telling yourselves “I really have to get into the miles and points game”), now is the time. I will definitely be adding to my stockpile of points and miles.

Don’t see what you are looking for?  Check out the credit card offer directory.

Top 5 Credit Cards for Travel Rewards - Billboard

 

The Top 5 Credit Cards For Travel Rewards

1) Citi Prestige – $1350 AA Credit (50,000 Thank You Points) after $3k spend in 3 months

Links to Apply

  • Direct Link
  • Affiliate Link – I receive a commission if you use this link.  Click “Points Rewards Credit Cards”, click “show more results” at the bottom until you see Citi Prestige – it’s an extra step, many thanks if you use this link!

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American Express Business Gold 75,000 Sign Up Bonus

75,000 Amex Business Gold & 100k Business Platinum Sign Up Bonuses!

UPDATE: Many people have not been able to get this to work so, even though the offer loads for everyone, it appears to be targeted and won’t likely allow you to apply.  I contacted American Express several more times in the past few days and they were not able to give me the 75,000 sign up bonus.  

75,000 Sign Up Bonus

American Express is offering a 75,000 point sign up bonus for the Business Gold Rewards Card after $5,000 spend in 3 months!  It was offered a few months ago but it required luck and lots of clicking.  The annual Fee is $175 (waived the first year).  The offer expires June 30, 2015.

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Chase Ink Plus Refer a Friend 5,000 Bonus

Refer-a-Friend bonus is now live!

Two days ago, Chase increased the sign up bonus for the Chase Ink Plus to 60k points but the 5,000 Referral bonus wasn’t live yet until this morning! This promotion was meant to be part of National Small Business Week which is officially May 4-8, 2015.  You have until May 15 to refer or be referred – though anyone can apply for the 60K offer without a referral.

 

5,000 REFER-A-FRIEND BONUS

  • REFERRAL BONUS: If you would like 1 of my 5 referrals, pls leave comments below or send me an email. Many many thanks in advance if you use my referral — especially because you don’t need a referral to get the 60k offer.  Feel free to post your referral offers in the comments too.
  • Valid May 4 to May 15
  • Earn 5,000 Ultimate Rewards points for each friend who signs up, up to 10 friends (maximum refer-a-friend bonus is 50,000 points). The last time they gave a very generous 10,000 points for up to 5 friends but the maximum is still the same 50,000 points.

 

60K POINT BONUS – Chase Ink Plus

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Chase Ink Plus 60,000 + 5,000 Refer-a-Friend

The 60,000 Chase Ink Plus Bonus is BACK + Refer-a-Friend Get 5,000 Points!

Chase just brought back the Ink Plus 60,000 sign up bonus after $5,000 spend in 3 months as reported by FrequentMiler. BUT that’s not allthere is also a Referral bonus of 5,000 per new friend that signs up (read the last sentence of the offer).  This is a nice bump for the National Small Business Week (May 4 – 8), though the credit card offer expires 5/25/15.

 

5,000 REFER-A-FRIEND BONUS

  • Refer-a-friend to Chase Ink Plus starting from May 4 to May 15 (I called to confirm this with Chase)
  • Earn 5,000 Ultimate Rewards points for each friend who signs up, up to 10 friends (maximum refer-a-friend bonus is 50,000 points)
  • LINK TO REFER A FRIEND (not live yet) but it will be similar to the Chase Freedom refer a friend offer

 

LINKS TO APPLY

  • Application
  • REFER A FRIEND – Now live!  I or a friend of yours can refer you using this link.  I would be grateful if you allow me to refer you but you can just apply right now without me or anyone else. Please email me if you would like a referral or leave your first name in the comments.
  • Expires 5/25/15

 

Chase Ink Plus 60,000 Bonus Small Business Week

Chase Ink Plus 60,000 Bonus Offer for Small Business Week

 

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