Written by: Beau Blackwell, Community Manager
We’re back from another great trip to New York City for Affiliate Summit East, and I’m happy to report that this show just keeps getting bigger and better!
We met with thousands of affiliates and vendors from all over the world, including many top ClickBank clients that made the trip from places as far away as Israel and Australia. We also met some new vendors with products that we hope will be great additions to the ClickBank Marketplace!
As always, the highlight of the Affiliate Summit shows is the opportunity for networking, and this show was no exception. Besides the thousands of people at the Meet Market and on the trade show floor, the many parties were a hotspot for meeting potential business partners. On Monday night, we hosted a private party at the beautiful Peninsula Hotel for a group of our top affiliates and vendors. It was exciting to see so many hugely successful Internet marketers in one place, sharing ideas and forming the basis for new partnerships. Thanks to everyone who came to the party!
Another aspect of the show that I enjoyed this year were the educational sessions. Unfortunately you always have to make tough decisions about which sessions to attend, but I was very glad I saw Clay Collins (an information product creation expert) and Scott Stratten of Unmarketing speak. They both brought really interesting perspectives to the Internet/affiliate marketing space, and were entertaining at the same time. Jeremy Schoemaker also held a great session on Facebook advertising, which is becoming more popular all the time, and our own Dush Ramachandran held an interesting and informative session with Frederick Vallaeys of Google’s AdWords division to discuss the “Google Slap.” There were many other interesting sessions this year—the content of the sessions keeps getting better and better with each show.
Even though it was a fast and furious few days in New York and I’m glad to finally get some sleep, it was another amazing experience, and we can’t wait to see many of you in January for Affiliate Summit West!