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Turning 50 Into Your AdvantageDo you ever feel like each day that you walk into your office that there is a sea of fresh new faces?

Have you ever felt like punching one of those eager little faces with all of their “innovative” ideas?

Maybe just a quick nose flick to squash their general lack of appreciation for the old-timers who have already cut their teeth and made the sacrifices to reach career success?

Yeah. Me, too.

But, just because younger entrepreneurs are entering the performance marketing industry doesn't mean you have to pack up your laptop and head home.

Stick with me if you're looking down at the throat of the Big Five-Oh because I've got a bunch of reasons why our favorite industry will always celebrate having you with us.

In fact, unlike those young whippersnappers, you can use your age to your advantage to continue to close All Teh Deals.

The Older You Get, The More Credibility You Have

Unlike the tenderfoots, you've got the proverbial “street cred.” You know the industry inside out, upside down, and sideways. You've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly and you know the importance of keeping your word.

You are the expert at what you do. People come to you first to solve a problem. You're asked about the mistakes you've made and how you got past them to be the big deal that you are today.

You've nailed this credibility thing and own it like a badge of honor. You can only gain that through time and experience.

You've Got the Entrepreneurial 411

Yes, those youngin's like to make fun of your enormous Rolodex on your desk. But you know that it is your crystal ball of instant information — each business card cultivated with a purpose and documented methodically.

You may not have the immediate answer, but you know the person to call or email to find it.

More deals have been done using those pieces of paper than what can be found on any rookie's LinkedIn page.

Life is an Experience That Keeps You Going

Turning 50 means that you have already traveled down the business road as the fledglings are crawling their way to the start line. You've lived through the ups and downs of this industry. You've reinvented your business multiple times. You're a survivor.

Like your grandparent reminiscing on how many miles it took to walk to school in the snow, you can look at all the obstacles and victories you've experienced in the past while drawing on that knowledge to make the best deals with much less effort now.

Avoiding the Business Drama

In every industry, there is business drama that can suck the spirit and motivation from any newcomer.

Luckily with age also comes perspective about what is essential to your career. You know not to waste your time on frivolous deals, petty arguments, and idiotic ventures around you.

Instead, you keep your eyes on the end prize.

Work/Life Balance Pursuit

You've finally understood the importance of maintaining a work/life balance. Not only are you focusing on getting mentally and physically well, but you also now have the time to mentor young kids who will be the future entrepreneurs.

You are ensuring that our industry continues to evolve and grow.

While it might feel a bit intimidating to see those young entrepreneurs all about as you turn 50, remember that you have so much more to offer to our industry.

Use your age to your advantage.

Affiliate Summit West 2018 is Nearly Sold Out

Affiliate Summit West 2018 passes are selling quickly this week – it looks like we’ll be sold out as early as December 22.Affiliate Summit West 2018

During January 7-9, 2018, more than 6,000 digital marketers will gather in Las Vegas for the performance marketing industry’s premier global event, Affiliate Summit West 2018.

These high-level decision makers are comprised of online publishers, bloggers, media owners, traffic sources, advertisers, global brands, networks, technology firms, agencies, and other solution providers.

They come from over 70 countries looking for new connections, innovative visions, cutting-edge technologies, and to get a better understanding of the ways in which the best businesses are leveraging them to grow and improve their bottom line.

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.

The conference and trade show offers attendees:

  • 3 trade show areas packed 300+ exhibitors and sponsors;
  • 70+ relevant sessions delivered by 100+ industry experts;
  • a variety of networking events;
  • and online tools to help you connect with other attendees before, during and after the event.

There are a limited number of tables and booths still available.

Rooms at the group rate at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel are sold out.

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