July 2009

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My guest today was Loren Feldman, the Founder and President of 1938 Media, which helps companies develop a sound internet strategy and communicate their messages through videos.

Loren's entertaining and sometimes biting videos razzing on the tech industry, (often featuring a puppet or two) have become cult favorites.

In this podcast, Loren talks about:

  • How his former acting, stand-up comedy, and sock-selling career set the stage for his Web 2.0 success.
  • How to make a compelling video and what marketers can do to make their videos better.
  • The commercial videos that 1938 Media produces for their clients and what companies should and shouldn't be doing when it comes to video.
  • What he attributes his social media fame to and some words of wisdom regarding the use of social media in marketing efforts.
  • Where the sock puppet idea came from and why he gets a kick out of making fun of Web 2.0 culture.
  • What he finds frustrating about social media today.
  • The startup he'd create if Microsoft invested $10mm in him.
  • Why he digs Affiliate Marketers.
  • His worst habit, best quality, what he'd change if he was God, the things he'd bring with him if he was abducted by aliens and more…
  • Loren also talks about what he's going to be doing at Affiliate Summit East 2009 and how attendees can hook up with him and Michelle Feldman during the conference.


    I've gotten a lot of requests over the last week to sum up the party's that I know are taking place during Affiliate Summit East 2009. It's taken me a while to get my arms around them all, but here's what I got so far…

    Saturday, August 8, 2009

    buy.at Pre-Summit Networking Cocktails
    Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
    Location: The Empire Hotel
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    Sunday, August 9, 2009

    CAMA Gospel Brunch
    Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
    Location: Cotton Club
    *$35.00 REGISTRATION FEE*

    ShareASale's “Under the Stars” Party
    Time: 8 p.m. – midnight
    Location: The Empire Hotel
    *READ LINK FOR INVITE INFO*

    Glam Interactive Group
    Time: 8 p.m. – midnight
    Location: Mercury Lounge NYC
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    MarketLeverage Yacht Party
    Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    *READ LINK FOR INVITE INFO*

    Affiliate Summit Tweetup
    Location: Sutton Complex at the Hilton New York
    Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am
    *OPEN TO ALL AFFILIATE SUMMIT ATTENDEES*

    oneNetworkDirect's Exclusive Cocktail Party
    Location: Heartland Brewery
    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    Monday : 8/10/2009

    Affiliate Summit Karaoke, Sponsored by Tech Karaoke
    Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    Location: Sutton Complex
    *OPEN TO ALL AFFILIATE SUMMIT ATTENDEES*

    Drop.io Affiliate Launch Party
    Time: 9:30pm – ?
    Location: Contact Drop.io for details
    *BY INVITATION ONLY. EMAIL affiliates@dropio.com FOR AN INVITE*

    Party Like a SharkStar with Sharkstores
    Time: 9pm – 11pm
    Location: Cafe 50 West
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    LinkShare's After Party
    Time: 7 – 10 p.m.
    Location: Johnny Utah’s
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    Clickbooth's VIP Party
    Time: 8:30pm-11:30pm
    Location: Havana Room
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    AzoogleAds/Epic Advertising Cocktail Party
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Location: Latitude Bar
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    LeadFlash Evening Under the Stars
    Time: 10:00pm-1:00pm
    Location: Ava Lounge
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    Headlines & Heroes Party
    Time: 9pm – 2:00am
    Location: The Bottom Line at Touch
    *RSVP REQUIRED AT LINK ABOVE*

    Internet Old Timers Foundation Gathering
    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Location: Mad46 Rooftop Lounge
    *OPEN TO MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS*

    Offervault Cocktail Party
    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Location: Hilton NY Suite 4417
    *BY INVITATION ONLY*

    If you're having a party and it's not listed here, it's because I don't know about it 🙂 Please send me an email and I'll be happy to add it.

    Please note: If you're looking for an invite to something that says “By Invitation Only”, I recommend you contact the company directly because I don't have any more information other than what I've indicated above.

    Affiliate Summit East 2009, starting on Sunday, August 9th at the Hilton New York is now sold out.

    This conference makes it 13 times in a row that attendee registrations for Affiliate Summit have closed before the event, due to capacity.

    We will be double-checking our attendee list for any duplicate registrations and as we process any cancellations, the Web site will open up and additional registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Affiliate Summit West 2009 Meet Market

    Check http://www.regonline.com/ASE09 for availability. If you’re able to enter your registration — you’re good to go.

    In the event registrations are open onsite, based on last minute cancellations, the rate will be $1,299 for a Platinum Pass, $499 for a Gold Pass, and $199 for a Silver Pass.

    More information on Affiliate Summit at http://www.AffiliateSummit.com

    {And, yes, you may find this hard to believe, but I really don't tuck away a bunch of passes for my friends and family to register when we're sold out. In the words of my 3-year old… they're ALL GAWN.}