So as is everyone, I am phsyched for Affiliate Summit West 2009 in Vegas. The schedule is filling up. I got to thinking that some affiliate networks treat their affiliates a whole lot better then others. Maybe that’s an unfair statement. Maybe it’s just that certain affiliate managers treat their affiliates better then others. Here are some cool things some affiliate managers/networks have set up so far.
My affiliate manager Jeff is taking me to a nice Sushi lunch. Can’t beat that.
Copeac is also having a killer party at the Palms called Thrilla In The Villa. Its at The Palms Sky Villa 1/12/09 at 10PM and is by invite only. What this means is that if you want to go, get on your Copeac affiliate managers ass and give them a guilt trip for not inviting you. Copeac are cool people and i’m sure their party will be loads of fun.
My affiliate manager Scott is taking myself and Ian Fernando out for dinner. I’ve never actually met scott so I look forward to it.
April will be taking me out to lunch. I’ve also never met April so it should be a good time.
Honestly, I have very little idea who these guys are but they still inbvited me to their party at the Palms. The party will be at The Moon Nightclub at The Palms on 1/10/09 at 10:30pm. This is also an invite only party. I look forward to finding out what these guys are all about.
Ads4Dough in conjunction with Wickedfire are throwing a little get together at The Rio on 1/10/09. This small get together is exploding and they are running out of room to take people. My suggestion is to hop on wickedfire and RSVP so you can get in and chill with all your favorite degenerates from wickedfire.
Ianteract and Paradigm visions have teamed up to take a special few out to a really nice dinner at Rum Jungle at the Mandalay Bay. Paradigm Visions is probably not a very well known name in the industry but they are cool people and I suggest you check out their network.
My boy Elias, owner of the coolest damn affiliate network in the industry is taking out a Penthouse at The Venetian. He’s having a get together for his industry friends. Can’t wait for this one.
Tatto are a bunch of true gentleman. In gentleman fashion they will be having a cocktail party similar to their Ad Tech NYC party. Should be fun and I look forward to attending.
I’m sure there will be tons more parties and get togethers but these are the ones I have penciled in so far. It seems like a good portion of networks are doing some great things for their affiliates. SOme companies that seem to be dropping the ball however are:
CX Digital – They send out a broad invite to a “Billionaires Party” that is supposed to exclusive and then tell you to contact your AM for more information. What? How about the AM just send an invite if they want you at the party. Sort of insulting.
Affiliate.com – Haven’t heard of anything.
Xy7.com – Haven’t heard of anything other then a brief mention that of you did some crazy amount of business with them before Summit, they would give you a “Free” invite to their party.
If any other events come to my attention I will update this post.
Please Note: I do receive a Press Pass to Affiliate Summit which get’s me in for free however, all statements and thoughts are my own opinions.