April 2013

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The next Central Florida Internet Marketing Meetup (Sponsored by Affiliate Summit) is taking place on Monday, April 29th at 6:00pm at Caffe Positano in Apopka, FL.

Internet Marketing Meetup Agenda:

Affiliate Summit Affiliate Marketing Meetup Orlando6:00pm-6:30pm: Announcements and Housekeeping
6:30pm-7:30pm: Session – Deep Rich Data  
7:30pm-9:00pm: Q&A and Open Networking

Speaker:  Thomas R. Reich, Developer of Deep Rich Data

Session details:

Deep Rich Data, a new and dynamic marketing strategic tool, generates a highly visible and organically replicable campaign for its subscribers. DRD utilizes the interlinked nature of social media to create a strong marketing presence. Evidence of these results are found on various social media networks across the internet.

About the Speaker:

Thomas (Tom) R. Reich is the developer of Deep Rich Data, a system of SEO back-links and social media networking that generates increased traffic to blogs and websites. As a presenter, Tom has given countless seminars and webinars throughout the United States and Canada on many subjects including Deep Rich Data and Social Media.


Admission is free. Positano's full menu is available if you'd like to purchase dinner

Click here to RSVP on Meetup.com

And don’t forget to join the Affiliate Summit Orlando Meetup Group and follow us twitter.com/otownaffiliates at to stay on top of our local events.

If you would like to present on a topic in the future, please contact Missy at orlando@affiliatesummit.com.

The 22nd issue of FeedFront, the affiliate marketing magazine, is at the printer and is mailing to 38,593 subscribers in April 2013.

FeedFront Magazine, Issue 22

Hundreds of copies of issue 22 of FeedFront will also be distributed at Affiliate Summit Meetups.

This issue of FeedFront Magazine includes LobbyCon Men by Shawn Collins, 3 Time Saving Tips for Business Owners by Ryan Sorensen, a Philly Insider’s Guide for Affiliate Summit Attendees by Debra Rabin, and a recap of Performance Marketing Summit 2013.

Also, 3 things learned from marketing to teens, mining merchant content, 7 habits of successful content creators, entering the mobile marketplace, 7 reasons to manually approve affiliates, and content locking 101.

And a special, inspirational poster for you to tear out and pin up at your desk.

Issue 22 of FeedFront Magazine can now be viewed online, downloaded, and printed from issuu.com.

Get the FeedFront RSS if you’d like to get all of the articles as they are published to the feed.

If you haven’t subscribed to the print edition, you can get the magazine for free if you have a U.S. mailing address.

Also, become a fan of FeedFront on Facebook to see past issues, covers, etc.

Last month, in a post titled “Your Industry Needs You Now“, I reached out to the affiliate marketing community to ask for contributions to the Performance Marketing Fairness Fund, administered by the Performance Marketing Association (thePMA.org).

You and I live among kind-hearted people in our industry who have sent in their contributions in the last few weeks, but the PMA has yet to reach their fundraising goal.

Your financial help is needed so that the PMA can fight the state of Illinois’ appeal to overturn the Affiliate Nexus legislation that the PMA fought so hard to have declared unconstitutional.

Are you an affiliate marketing super hero?
Contribute to the Performance Marketing Fairness Fund

Yes, it is THAT important!

We are at a time-sensitive and critical point. If the PMA does not fight the appeal, the law is NOT ruled unconstitutional and other states will quickly emerge with similar legislation. This could implode our entire industry.

If the PMA wins the appeal, it will be a significant blow to the states that have yet to enact Affiliate Nexus Tax laws as it will be upheld that these kinds of laws are unconstitutional. Furthermore, it will send Congress a very clear message that they must act to solve this problem once and for all.

We need you to be an Affiliate Marketing Super Hero.

For the last 5 years, the PMA has advocated for the performance marketing industry and successfully stopped anti-performance-marketing legislation from passing. But, we need your help now by making your contribution to the Performance Marketing Fairness Fund, so that we can continue protect your business and our industry.

In addition to protecting your business with your contribution, you will also receive the equivalent number of PMA Associate memberships to gift as you see fit. For example, with a $500.00 contribution, you could gift 5 Associate Memberships ($99 each). Or you could use it towards your membership dues, giving you a year at the Platinum Level, whichever you prefer.

Affiliate Marketing Super Hero Challenge

As a 2012-2013 PMA Board Member, I've dedicated my time and skills to promote the growth of industry and advocate on its behalf. It is with that devotion that I invite you to become an Affiliate Marketing Super Hero and take me up on a little challenge.

I'm willing to match every dollar contributed to the Performance Marketing Fairness Fund during the month of April, 2013 (up to $10,000).

I will also feature the names of all contributors (and a link to their website) who donate a minimum of $50.00, right below this post. [Simply send me an email that you've made a contribution and once verified your name will appear below]

Please make your contribution today.

Best wishes and continued success,

-Missy Ward

Check out these Affiliate Marketing Super Heroes!

A giant thank you goes out to these folks who have made their contribution to the Performance Marketing Fairness Fund!