Dear Affiliate Summit Community, friends and family,

My business partner, Shawn Collins and I have some big news to share with you – Affiliate Summit has new ownership.

Missy Ward and Shawn Collins at Affiliate Summit 2005 Missy Ward and Shawn Collins at Affiliate Summit 2005

We have been acquired by Clarion Events. We have been working on this since the start of the year, and everything fell into place just before we kick off Affiliate Summit East 2017.

As far as Affiliate Summit operations are concerned, Shawn and I are the Co-CEOs and aren’t going anywhere. You’ll see our team, that you’ve gotten to know over the years, in NYC, and we’re all working on Affiliate Summit West now, too.

So, everything is the same, and nothing changes?

Not exactly – under this partnership we have a big opportunity to develop the brand both domestically and internationally and are looking at a possible third Affiliate Summit in the U.S., as well as Affiliate Summit in other countries. This is something we’ve wanted to do for many years, but we didn’t have the resources and know-how to expand globally. Now we do. Look out for announcements soon.

Please ask us any questions you may have. We’re at the Marriott Marquis starting today and we look forward to chatting with you in person.

It is a new chapter for Affiliate Summit, and we look forward to an exciting 2018 and beyond with you.

Thank you,
Missy Ward & Shawn Collins
Co-CEOs
Affiliate Summit

Affiliate Summit East 2017 will sell out in approximately 6 days, based on sales patterns of past Affiliate Summits.

If you haven’t registered, don’t risk getting buried in your summer fun and missing out.

 

In the past, Affiliate Summit passes have been sold on eBay and craigslist at a premium, but why pay more when you don't have to?

 

Don't be this guy, register today.

 

Affiliate Summit East 2017 Guy Who Didn't Buy His Ticket Before Sold out


About Affiliate Summit

During July 30 – August 1, 2017, more than 5,500 digital marketers from over 70 countries will gather at the New York Marriott Marquis for the performance marketing industry’s premier global event, Affiliate Summit East 2017.

 

These high-level decision makers will come looking for online publishers, bloggers, traffic sources, retailers, networks, technology firms, digital agencies and other solution providers. And if you’re an Affiliate Summit attendee, it could be you that they find.

 

There is no substitute for being here, demonstrating your solutions and building face-to-face relationships. The top companies and key decision makers in the space come to Affiliate Summit. Show them what you’ve got and what they’re missing.


Official Parties


The ShareASale “Under the Stars” party takes place on Sunday, July 30th, at ARENA – just a short walk from the New York Marriott Marquis. You must RSVP and bring your Affiliate Summit badge.


The Affiliate Ball takes place on Monday, July 31st, at Copacabana and will feature 17-time Grammy nominated artist Ludacris, star of the major motion picture, “The Fast and Furious”, and Oscar-winning “Crash”.

RSVP is now open and the event is strictly for attendees of the Affiliate Summit East 2017.


 Networking Events

 

There is no shortage of networking opportunities at Affiliate Summit East 2017. Check out some of our featured networking events:

 

Networking for Introverts (Saturday, July 29th | 5:00pm-6:00pm): Does the idea of introducing yourself to a constant series of strangers over three days make you sick to your stomach? Do you tend to enjoy quiet concentration, listen more than you talk, and think before you speak? Well, come to our networking for introverts workshop for some advice and exercises to get you ready to be a more effective networker.

 

Early Birds of a Feather Networking (Sunday, July 30th | 8:30am-10:30am): Kickstart your Affiliate Summit networking experience as you break the ice, meet new people with shared interests, and explore ideas at this discussion-based networking event.

 

Affiliate Summit Network & Chill Event: (Sunday, July 30th | 6:00pm-8:00pm): After a busy day of the Meet Market, educational sessions, and the Joe Theismann keynote, join us for some low-key networking. Have some drinks and meet new people before heading to the ShareASale Under the Stars party.

 

Ask the Experts Roundtables: (Monday, July 31st | 2:00pm-3:00pm): Ask the Experts roundtables are an opportunity for merchants, networks, and affiliates to ask questions about various specialties and issues. Hand-picked experts handle topics in their specialty, conduct discussions, answer questions and share opinions during this networking and education session. The talks are literally at round tables and you may come and go as you please.

 

Exhibit Hall Pub Crawl: (Tuesday, August 1st | 2:00pm-4:00pm): Refer to your Pub Crawl map of participating sponsors and visit each one for great networking opportunities and, of course, complimentary beer and wine.

 


Three Tradeshow Floors

The Affiliate Summit East 2017 Meet Market, Expo Hall, and RevShare Roundup are packed with affiliates, merchants, vendors, networks, technology providers, digital agencies and traffic sources.

 

Three Tradeshow Floors

Check out who's exhibiting in the Meet MarketExpo Hall, and RevShare Roundup.


Keynotes, Sessions, and Demos

The keynotes for Affiliate Summit East 2017 will be Joe Theismann (Sunday, July 30), entrepreneur and former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins; Larry Kim (Monday, July 31), Founder of WordStream; and JB Glossinger (Tuesday, August 1), Founder of MorningCoach.com.
Keynotes Sessions and Demos

On top of that, we've got 44 educational sessions delivered by 73 industry experts and a dozen relevant product and service demonstrations — all geared to help you grow your business.

 

Hope to see you in NYC!

Security Cameras: Much More than Just Theft PreventionFor years, security cameras have been associated with the prevention of burglaries and little else. Especially in a business setting, cameras have been traditionally used to deter criminals or to help identify the perpetrator if a crime has been committed.

But although these are very valuable uses of security cameras, it turns out that businesses can use these devices in numerous additional ways. Here are some of the most beneficial:

Create a Safe Workplace Environment

When people come to work every day, it’s imperative that they feel safe. If an employee is walking to her car in the dark when she stayed to work late, or the person in charge of handling cash in the office has concerns about being targeted, all employees must know that you, the employer, is watching out for them.

This is one of the best reasons to invest in high-quality security cameras. There are numerous options available, some of which are wireless and some of which don’t require technical installation. Whichever option is best for your company, it’s important your employees know that they have security cameras there to protect them and ensure their safety.

Insulate Yourself from Legal Woes

It seems that every other day there is a news story about a workplace lawsuit. In 2016 alone, there were nearly 100,000 cases of workplace discrimination reported to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And discrimination is just one of the types of lawsuits that an employer can face.

It’s in your best interest as a business owner to protect yourself from unfounded lawsuits by using surveillance systems in your workplace. Although you can’t catch everything on camera, security cameras can record the vast majority of goings-on in your office. If you ever need to substantiate your side of the story in a court of law, you’ll be glad you have the video footage backed up on a cloud service.

Increase Productivity

There’s an ongoing debate about the ethics of monitoring employees at work, but most people would agree that a reasonable amount of monitoring can be extremely useful. In fact, 82 percent of managers surveyed revealed they use some type of electronic monitoring in the workplace. As a business owner, it’s your duty to remind employees that their email usage, work output and general conduct while working are all subject to supervision by you.

When you decide to install security cameras, be upfront with your team and let them know these cameras are being used for their own protection — and yours. Let them know you’ll be periodically reviewing footage to ensure that productivity is at its peak, and that they can expect to be monitored in some way. Keep morale high by also mentioning the cameras will be used for other purposes and that you trust they will continue to perform as well as they always have.

The decision to purchase and install a security system at your office is not one to be taken lightly. But it is a worthwhile investment that can keep your staff safe, spare you legal troubles and help incite employees to be even more productive when on the job. Just knowing that a figurative pair of eyes is always around can really cause a positive shift.