I'll be speaking at Affiliate Summit West 2011 in Las Vegas on Monday January 10 from 2:00-3:00 pm. Thanks so much to Marty Fahncke, my friend, fellow mastermind group member and Affiliate Summit West panel moderator, for accepting me as speaker on the personal branding panel. Thanks also goes out to the other two panelists, each leaders whose work I respect and admire: Jim Kukral and Geno Prussakov.
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Six Reasons to Go to Affiliate Marketing Summit
1. People: Meet Marketing Pros
I've always wanted to go to Affiliate Summit to learn from people I consider to be the most successful online marketers. Yes, I love my blogging and social media buddies, but many of us/them are more social than serious about business.
2. Content: Learn How to Make Money Online
With over 4,000 attendees in 2010, Affiliate Summit may be one of the world's largest online marketing conferences. To attract crowds, the content must match what attendees are looking for. In this case, how to make money marketing products, services and information through affiliate routes online.
3. Diversity: Mixed Perspectives
Attendees at Affiliate Summit events break out into five main categories: 12% agencies, 32% affiliates, 17% merchants, 30% networks, and 9% vendors.
4. Timing: Neighboring Consumer Electronics Show
CES takes place January 6-9, right before Affiliate Summit West starts. Tickets to the CES exhibit hall are $100 through December 31, 2010. I applied for a press pass and am hoping to get in to cover some sessions and exhibits.
5. Weather: Las Vegas 58, Chicago 29
Factor in windchill and Chicago could be much, much colder. Subzero is not only possible, it's probable. Getting out the chill of the windy city in January to go to Las Vegas is a motivator and a no-brainer.
6. Accommodations: The Wynn
Affiliate Summit West will take place at The Wynn, one of the area's most elegant properties. Most of the more affordable conference rooms are sold out, but you can still find good deals like 5 nights at Paris for an average of $103 per night.
Full disclosure: As a speaker, my registration fee is waived in exchange for preparing and delivering a presentation. As an Affiliate Summit West conference affiliate, I will receive a percentage of registrations made from clicking the affiliate links on this page. If you purchase your ticket after visiting this site, please let me know so I can thank you and meet you in Las Vegas.
And now here's the information about our panel from the Affiliate Summit West site . . .
Leverage Your Personal Brand for Affiliate Success
Location: Wynn Hotel, Mouton 2
(This Session is Open to Platinum and Diamond Pass Holders Only)
Many successful affiliate marketers transcend the brands they represent and become a brand themselves. Learn how they turned their face, personality and reputation into affiliate success.
Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliates/Publishers
Affliate Summit West Online Marketing Conference Personal Branding Panel
Marty Fahnke, Moderator
Marty M. Fahncke has been successfully executing multi-channel direct response marketing campaign for nearly 25 years. Marty brings a unique and proven track record of success to his audiences and clients. Having been involved in marketing campaigns that have generated over one BILLION dollars in sales, Marty has seen what works… and what doesn’t. As President of FawnKey & Associates, a consulting and project management firm, Marty has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for his clients using direct response television, the telephone, and the internet. As a Professional Speaker, Marty presents to audiences across the country on topics related to internet marketing, personal branding, social media, affiliate marketing, direct response television and more. Read more about Marty M. Fahncke at the blog “My Perspective”, which can be found at http://www.MartyFahncke.com.
For almost 15-years, Jim Kukral has helped small businesses and large companies like Fedex, Sherwin Williams, Ernst & Young and Progressive Auto Insurance understand how to build successful new online businesses or energize and refresh existing ones. A graduate of The University of Akron with a BA in Public Relations and a minor in Sales & Marketing, Jim has spent time working with publicly traded firms and small businesses alike. Jim’s work and experience in the Internet marketing industry has branded him as a leading thinker and thought-leader in the community. He currently serves as a Certified Adjunct Professor for The University of San Francisco online where he teaches thousands of students how to harness the power of online marketing. Jim is also the author of two new books to be published by Wiley Press. The first, called “Attention! This Book Will Make You Money”, hit bookstores in August 2010. The second book, called “The Ultimate Pitch”, is scheduled to be released in 2011. Today, Jim manages a successful Web business consulting firm (http://www.thebizwebcoach.com) where he helps businesses find ways to skyrocket their sales, leads and publicity through the power of online marketing. You can find out about all of Jim’s work and projects by visiting http://www.jimkukral.com.
Evgenii “Geno” Prussakov is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. He is the author of “A Practical Guide to Affiliate Marketing” (2007), the “Online Shopping Through Consumers’ Eyes” (2008), international speaker, award-winning blogger, senior editor for the affiliate marketing section of the Search Engine Marketing Journal, and regular contributor to Website Magazine, FeedFront Magazine and Econsultancy.com’s blog. Geno is the founder of AM Navigator LLC, and he was voted the “Best OPM of the Year” for three years in a row (2006-08) by the largest online affiliate marketing community, ABestWeb.com. He now resides in Virginia, working on his doctorate, and continuing to write and contribute to the industry.
Barbara Rozgonyi, CEO of CoryWest Media
Barbara Rozgonyi invents wired branding systems that attract customers, grow businesses, build brands and increase market share using social media, marketing and PR. A digital communications innovator since the mid-90s, Barbara leads CoryWest Media, a strategic marketing consultancy whose client list includes Fortune 500 corporations, online retailers, non-profits, PR firms and small businesses. Publisher of www.wiredPRworks.com and the founder of Social Media Club Chicago, Barbara is a frequent keynote speaker and an experienced educator who develops and presents marketing curriculum for colleges, associations, corporations and online communities. In 2010 Barbara contributed the LinkedIn chapter to “Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars,” published by Entrepreneur Press. Barbara’s media mentions include inc.com, NBC5 Chicago and Germany’s FAZ. Named one of the top 30 PR experts to follow on twitter by ereleases.com, Barbara is @wiredprworks.
Come on and comment . . . why would you want to go to Affiliate Summit?