Performance Marketing Summit 2013 NYC Observations

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Doing Business, Meetin' Mad Peeps | Posted on 28-03-2013

Performance Marketing Summit 2013 NYC has come and went.  Although I probably should have written about it sooner, I’ve been busy…

In standard Ad Hustler fashion here are some notes that I wrote while I was there

  • NYC traffic on a weekday is HORRENDOUS.  I feel bad for all of you who commute into NYC, took me 3 hours.  This caused me to miss Shawn Collins stripping (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).
  • Mike Buechele had a badass chart of all the Ad Networks out there.  Very interesting.  The charts came from a company called Luma.
  • I LOVED the short 18 minute sessions at this conference.  I kind of wish all conferences were like this.  I came up with a great idea that maybe Affiliate Summit should use.  Even though doing 18 minute sessions throughout the whole conference may not be ideal, they should use 1 conference room and just do shotgun sessions in there.  I’d probably hang out at that all day.
  • Anything duplicate will not rank on Google (Dur)
  • New fresh content will help you rank on da Googles (Durr)
  • Online press releases helps saturate search results (Dur-1)
  • Maximize Bing Ads, Very Cheap
  • Facebook sweepstakes are fantastic – use woobox
  • Facebook Connect for Landing Pages
  • – Company that has software that enables online negotiating for your website
  • Internet Explorer 10 decided to enable “Do Not Track” by default for everyone so the entire industry decided to ignore their Do Not Track signal (Zing)
  • Financial transactions are exempt from “Do Not Track” so it SHOULD not effect affiliate marketing.
  • “Progression Dynamics” such as a progress bar saying you are 50% done helps increase conversion rates.
  • Missy’s elevator pitch session was a kind of cool way to cover for a speaker that didn’t show up.  She called people up to elevator pitch the room.  Proved interesting.

If you ever get a chance to go to one of Affiliate Summit’s one day sessions, I highly recommend you do.  Lots of fun and learning to be had.

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Ball Out at Marketers Ball During Ad Tech San Fran

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Big Pimpin', Doing Business, Meetin' Mad Peeps | Posted on 20-03-2013

Marketers Ball is back for Ad Tech – Pharcyde performing – RSVP

The biggest, baddest party returns to Ad Tech in San Francisco on March 28th at 1015 Folsom. This party averages over 1500 to 2000 invited guests and always rocks the crowd with legendary talent performing. This time around they will have The Pharcyde to take the main stage. Pharcyde is known for their alternative hip hop sound similar in nature to Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. Hit’s include, “Running’”, “Passin’ Me By”, “Otha Fish”, “Drop” and more. More surprises are sure to happen as they always do at these events. You don’t want to miss it.

You can RSVP at

Sponsors include: InfiniteTraffic, FriendFinder, EvoLeads & KSIX.

If you’re interesting in an amazing way to get seen, hit up Darren for a sponsorship at

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Performance Marketing Summit 2013 NYC

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Doing Business, Meetin' Mad Peeps | Posted on 11-03-2013

Ad Hustler will be attending Performance Marketing Summit 2013 in NYC tomorrow March 12, 2013.  As usual I will be covering my observations on the event/people/topics for your amusement here.  If you will be attending as well find me and say wuzzup.  I love chillin’ with Ad Hustler readers.

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Nothing’s Changed But My Change: The ShoeMoney Story – Book Review

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Big Pimpin', Doing Business, Meetin' Mad Peeps | Posted on 07-01-2013

Yea Yea, I know some of you hate ShoeMoney…but I don’t!  In fact i’ve been friendly with him for quite some time.  About 2 weeks ago he asked me if i’d read the book he just wrote about himself.  I didn’t even know he was writing a book but I told him of course I would.  I’ve seen him speak at conferences and it’s never boring so what the heck.  He sent it over to me and with off and on reading, I finished it in about a week.

This is not a learn how to make money book.  This is the story of Jeremy Schoemaker.  The story is told honestly.  We learn about the ugly times, and there seemed to be a lot of them.  He doesn’t seem to hold things back in an effort to sound cool because there are a lot of stories in the book that are very uncool and might make you think differently about Jeremy.  I personally find his story inspirational.  He changed his life around for the better and I think that reading it teaches you a few lessons about yourself.

Seeing the transformation that he’s made makes you realize that ShoeMoney is no flash in the pan.  This guy is going to be around for a long while, making money in internet marketing.

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The Marketers Ball Is Back & Better Than Ever!

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Big Pimpin', Doing Business, Meetin' Mad Peeps | Posted on 27-09-2012

Everyone’s favorite party host, Darren Blatt, is back at Ad:Tech with the Marketers Ball.  As usual this is going to be an awesome party and open to everyone in the online marketing community.  I’ll be there, will you?  Here’s the official press release!

Marketers Ball returns during Ad Tech NY – Funkmaster Flex!

The Marketers Ball is back by popular demand taking place in Times Square at a secret location on November 7th starting at 9:00 pm. The Marketers Ball is the largest digital marketing party that always provides legendary artists to perform. This event is the best place to network since this monster party always has the biggest players all under one roof. The organizers also throw the well known Affiliate Ball party that takes place during the Affiliate Summit. This time around they have signed the biggest DJ in New York, Funkmaster Flex. Flex is known for this many TV shows and for producing some of the hottest tracks out. He’s also the most prominent hip-hop radio DJ in the world, holding down New York’s Hot 97 and notching a nomination for DJ of the Year. Surprise guests will show up in full force.

Registration is now open, register now to secure your ticket to the hottest event of the year.

The Marketers Ball is much more then a fun party, it’s also the best kept marketing secret. If you’re looking to get seen infront of your industry while entertaining lot’s of clients and prospects, the Marketers Ball has a sponsorship package for you. Packages include RSVP newsletter exposure, website link, VIP’s, tables, logo seen on big screens and tons more. If interested please contact

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