** Update, December 14th: Auction is now over. Congratulations to Eleanor Chin; the winner of the Charity Auction. We all can’t wait to have lunch with you! Thank you so much for bidding.**
**Update, December 13th: With just a little over 24 hours left, the charity luncheon is already at $1,000! Oh, did I mention it’s my birthday, too? This lunch also comes with Birthday cake!***
Who better than this Online Marketing Dream Team to tell you what you need to do in order to grow your business?
Shawn Collins has been an affiliate marketer since 1997 with a number of active affiliate projects, and a decade of affiliate management under his belt. He is a Co-founder of Affiliate Summit, the leading global conference and
tradeshow for the affiliate marketing industry and Co-Editor-in-Chief of FeedFront Magazine. He authored the book Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants, and was an editor and contributor to InternetMarketing from the Real Experts. Also, he publishes the annual AffStat affiliate marketing benchmark reports. Shawn blogs daily on affiliate marketing at Affiliate Tip and co-hosts the weekly Affiliate Thing podcast on GeekCast.fm. Additionally, Shawn has been quoted in numerous publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Internet Retailer, Inc. Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Rae “Sugarrae” Hoffman Dolan
Ten+ years ago Rae started a small website about her son and his medical condition that became one of the first international support groups and largest website in general on the topic. It earned national media coverage and helped further medical research in the field. Investigating ways to support that site, she found affiliate marketing and became one of the most well known voices in the affiliate landscape and organic search engine optimization. Today, her current area of research is site auditing and advanced organic link development techniques relating to all of the major engines. Ms. Hoffman-Dolan, better known online as Sugarrae, is the CEO of website publisher MFEInteractive. She also owns numerous successful personal websites on a wide range of topics.
As the founder and CEO of ShareASale, Brian has connected thousands of merchants and affiliates alike, ensuring mutual profitability while preserving the sprit and core values of the affiliate marketing industry. Since 2000, his leadership and vision have helped shape the industry into what it is today. ShareASale celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and currently supports over 3,300 small- to-medium-sized merchants, working strategically with its clients, both on the advertising and publishing end, to maximize their individual potential.
Creator of the Thesis Theme for WordPress, Chris is a relentless learner with an interest in a wide array of topics, both online and off. As far as nerdy internet stuff goes, he’s a ninja in SEO, HTML, PHP, affiliate sales, design, and paying attention to details that others tend to miss.
Jeremy “ShoeMoney” Schoemaker
Jeremy is the President of ShoeMoney Media Group and Founder of ShoeMoney.com. He has proven his skills online in the search engine marketing world and his knowledge and expertise make him one of the top go-to guys for PPC, arbitrage, SEM, branding and affiliate marketing. In 2007 Jeremy launched the AuctionAds advertising network and added more than 25,000 affiliates in a mere 4 months of operation who generated millions a month in revenue. Whether its his blog or any of his companies, ShoeMoney has proven that he has the dedication, drive, and at times the audacity to get the job done.
Missy Ward is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, VelocityNYC Press, AffStat.com, ShipToTroops.com and AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com (amongst other things). In addition, she’s also the the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com and VP of Operations for MoneyMindedMoms.com. She also has a new book out called Internet Marketing from the Real Experts in which the net proceeds are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. (Read more about the endeavor here.) For the last 10+ years, Missy has helped companies grow their businesses successfully using the pay-for-performance model. Before she worked for herself, she was Director of Public Relations for Media Breakaway LLC, Vice President of Partnership Marketing for eBound Strategies, President of Aluria Software and Vice-President of Marketing for Global Travel International.
I can’t begin to guess what this team charges for one-on-one consulting.
But, no matter, because YOU CAN WIN LUNCH with this dynamic group of marketers *and* help stomp out Breast Cancer at the same time.
The winner of the Charity Luncheon Auction will be treated to a lunch at 12:30pm on Monday, January 10th during Affiliate Summit West 2010 at Red 8 at the Wynn Las Vegas. During this time, they will have unlimited access to the group in which to pick their brains on their specified marketing expertise.
Net proceeds of this auction will benefit the Affiliate Marketers Give Back, 2011 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Bid High and Walk Away A Winner in So Many Ways!
(Auction Ends: Dec 14, 2010 13:04:36 PST)