This release went out today on behalf of Affiliate Summit. I'm a proud mamma 🙂
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Times are tough: rising unemployment, foreclosures, recession. Things are uncertain for many in the current economy, but not all.
Last week in Las Vegas, a record number of affiliate marketers got together to learn, network, and take control of their careers.
Affiliate Summit West 2011 brought together over 4,600 affiliate marketers at the Wynn Las Vegas, which marks eight years of consecutive growth for the conference.
The crowd of marketers was more than 10% larger than the previous year and more than 140% the size of the attendance from two years ago.
Affiliate marketing works like this … a website on a topic like a sports team or hobby features relevant ads. When a visitor clicks through to purchase the product being advertised, the website owner earns a percentage of the sale.
It's old-fashioned commission-based sales with an online twist.
According to comScore, the U.S. online holiday shopping season reached a record $32.6 billion for the November-December period – that's up 12 percent vs. a year ago.
Affiliate Summit East 2011, the premier affiliate marketing conference, is taking place August 21-23, 2011 in New York City.
Affiliate Summit launched a new discussion forum today at http://affiliatesummit.com/networking/ for marketers to meet, network and learn for free throughout the year.
About Affiliate Summit
Affiliate Summit was founded by Missy Ward and Shawn Collins in 2003 for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers. More details at http://www.affiliatesummit.com.
Shawn Collins / 512-522-7123 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Missy Ward / 585-GO-MISSY / email@example.com