March 20, 2009
Affiliate Convention Videos
Two videos recently added to the Affiliate Convention website suggest a grass-roots revolution is taking place in the affiliate marketing space. The first video, produced by professional convention organizer Mark Lesnick outlines the programming directions of the newest conference he is involved with. The Affiliate Convention (which is being presented in part by WebmasterRadio.FM) will be designed and programmed with affiliate marketers in mind. The show, which is free for working affiliate marketers to attend, takes place in Denver Colorado from June 17 – 20 and is the first of a series of conferences for affiliate marketers and affiliate managers. “Some conferences cost over $1700 to attend,” says Lesnick early in the video, “As a fundamental difference, we believe that affiliates should not have to pay an entrance fee to attend the event”. The show is being held in Denver in order to keep costs as low as possible for working affiliate marketers. Denver is the most central major city in the United States and is a hub airport for several national airlines. It also has lower hotel and accommodation costs than many other comparable cities. “Think of Affiliate Convention as your home,” Lesnick continues, “it’s your place to negotiate for better revenue percentages; it’s also your soapbox, your place to state your issues. We want you to participate in Affiliate Convention as you will gain more for the industry and for your business.” One of the goals of Affiliate Convention is to give affiliate marketers and affiliate managers a greater say in the way their industry works. The focus on the grass-roots of the industry reflects organizers’ appreciation of the hard work and planning that goes into a successful affiliate marketing business. Mark concludes his video with a cheery, “We look forward to seeing you at Affiliate Convention, welcome home”. More on the second video, targeted at Affiliate managers on Monday.