Coffee Talk Interview #56 – Why You Need to Attend Affiliate Summit 2010: Insider Tips from Co-Founder Shawn Collins

by James Martell on July 12, 2010

Shawn CollinsCoffee Talk with Shawn Collins, Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit

James Martell, expert affiliate, trainer, and president of Net Guides Publishing Inc., has been attending the West Coast Affiliate Summit for years—having spoken at his share as well—so in preparation for Affiliate Summit East 2010 in The Big Apple, James sat down with co-founder Shawn Collins to discuss what makes Affiliate Summit the premiere event for affiliates from all walks of life. Whether you’re an expert looking to rub elbows with some of the industry’s best or an amateur looking to score that one all-important “Nugget” of information that will shift your success into high gear, Affiliate Summit is simply a must-do.

The conference has grown from just a handful of affiliate and merchants a few years ago to over 4,000 attendees—so how can you know what to expect? What sessions to attend? Who to search out? And what to do while you’re in New York City for the long weekend?

Have a listen to this edition of Coffee Talk with James Martell. He’s speaking this year (presenting on one of his favorite and most valuable topics: outsourcing) and took this opportunity to “grill” Shawn about just what Affiliate Summit 2010 has in store.

To start with, there will be roughly 75 speakers over the course of three days in at the gorgeous Hilton hotel in the heart of the Big Apple. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also find:

  • The Exhibit Hall—with two floors of booths, the exhibit hall is the place to be if you want to find representatives from the most lucrative affiliate programs in the business—or them to find you. Take the opportunity to make new acquaintances or renew old friendships while finding out what’s hot in affiliate marketing this year . . . and what’s not.
  • The Meat Market—a smaller version of the Exhibit Hall where large and small merchant as well as successful affiliates have set up tables so you can network, ask questions, and negotiate better deals that you could via email or over the phone.
  • World-Class Speakers—Keynote addresses from Frank Luntz (political commentator and author of “Words That Work”—the psychology of how words influence people) and Jim Kukral (former Affiliate Summit MC and author of “Attention: this Book Will Make You Money”) will definitely fill up fast but there are tons of other presentations from industry experts like:

Shawn will also explain the 4 different pass levels, how they work, and how you can enter for your chance to win a Free Gold Pass worth over $400!

James and Shawn also share their favorite “touristy” things to do in New York City so you can bookend your business with a little “Breakation!”

Whether you’ve been to Affiliate Summit a dozen times or you’re just now finding out about it and wondering if you should attend, you’ll love the unique perspective this Coffee Talk gives you on the premiere affiliate marketing conference in the US. So sit back, listen, and learn as James Martell brings you another great podcast.

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