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I just got back from NYC where I attended the annual Linkshare Golden Link Awards and Symposium.

The Awards Ceremony was as swanky as ever. My travel group donned our glitterati or black ties and headed to the Plaza Hotel where more than 300 advertisers, publishers and partners were already networking and buzzing about who was going to take home the coveted Golden Link Awards.

I twittered each of the winners as they were announced and snapped numerous photos. Linkshare posted this video featuring all the highlights of the evening.

After the celebration, we boarded the Linkshare bus back to the Sheraton to continue on with the post-party.

The next day, a little tired but no worse for the wear, I headed down to Pier 60 for the Symposium. The day was packed with three terrific speakers including James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds; Patti Freeman Evans, Research Director for Jupiter Research and E. Kinney Zalense, co-author of Microtrends. The Dealmaker event was packed to the rim with networking opportunities and lots of great giveaways.

I heard that my name was called for a prize from Ice.com. Unfortunately, I wasn't there to receive my prize, so hats off to the runner up. Enjoy it, on me.

Forrest Schaaf and Missy Ward

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Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

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