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    Affiliate Manager PetsWarehouse.com's Avatar
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    Overall a great, well run event.


    A few things I felt may be considered for future events, the conferences or seminars are grouped for the most part in threes, you must miss two of them.


    Maybe some could be repeated in the afternoon or on the second day.

    They were all very informative with well selected subjects and panels.


    The thing that annoyed us the most is all the vendors coming upto many exhibitors and trying to sell or pitch us something, we were there to present out products or service not to hear about theirs.

    At other trade shows those folks are escorted out.


    Having competing conferences at the same time as the Meet Market took traffic off the floor.


    The meet market had dim lighting and the tables were too tight, need a bigger room?

    The SAS square should be in the middle of the floor to spread the traffic better.



    The food couldnít be improved on at all, except lunch needed something to drink, bottled water on ice etc.



    Iíve been to numerous trade shows and this one ranks way up there,

    I give Shawn and Missy a 9.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetsWarehouse.com
    Overall a great, well run event.


    A few things I felt may be considered for future events, the conferences or seminars are grouped for the most part in threes, you must miss two of them.


    I give Shawn and Missy a 9.5.
    From an affiliate point of view the only thing I didn't like but most likely the only way to get them all in was also 3 sessions going on at once. I know they recorded them or at least I think they did and I was wondering if there is a way to view them?

    This being my first, I can only imagine what goes on to put these together. Awesome job Missy and Shawn
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    Packy if my memory serves me correctly attendees with full conference passes receive an email including a password protected link to all the videos once they've been sorted through and uploaded to web. Well worth a look.

    If you weren't at Haiko's panel discussion (eBates, Pepperjam, Shareasale, Chuck Hamrick, Connie/FlamingoWorld) on Ethics of Affiliate Marketing that's one to look forward to.

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    Liz, thanks for that info. Someone else mentioned it but I wasn't sure. I'm looking forward to watching all the sessions I missed
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    Yes, all of the videos will be available.

    I was fortunate enough to have two "Summit Newbies" with me (one becoming involved in my main business and the other a partner in our new venture). We were able to split up some of the sessions and are beginning to compare notes. That, and the videos, will bring it all back together.

    Absolutely another great show, Missy and Shawn. Thank you.
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    I was blown away by the conference. As complex as it was it all seemed to run so smoothly. Shawn and Missy and their staff did a terrific job.

    The catering service was also terrific! When I asked about the ingredients in the dishes prepared for lunch on Monday and the staff found out I have food allergies they graciously offered to prepare a dish for me "to order." I've gone hungry at a lot of similar events so it really impressed me that they made the extra effort to accommodate my needs.

    My only complaints are with the hotel. It is a gorgeous hotel and the staff was helpful and friendly which I very much appreciated. Unfortunately the bed was very uncomfortable. The mattress was mooshy and the pillows were lumpy. Also the A/C was not controlled by our room thermostat but by some invisible force which sometimes froze us but mostly we sweltered.

    I know this was a business conference but I have to say -- I had a lot of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetsWarehouse.com
    The meet market had dim lighting and the tables were too tight, need a bigger room?
    Agree 100% with this...I normally spend a lot of time in the MM but it was packed, dark, and louder than normally so I left.

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    Another amazing conference, thought it was one of the best yet.

    -I thought the sessions were even better than previous conferences - the speakers seemed better prepared and the material seemed aimed at all levels of industry attendees, not just newbies which I appreciated. I learned a lot

    -the networking events were great - smaller, more quiet venues contributed to better conversations. Plus, the chocolate fountain at the SAS party was to die for, and the impromptu karaoke on Monday night was hilarious.

    My only suggestion is to select a larger venue for the meet market - it was waaaay too crowded.

    Thanks again to everyone who helped make this happen, especially Shawn and Missy!
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    I agree with much of what has been said so far, and when they send out the surveys later, I'll definitely mention all of that too... but I'll throw out one thing here: the self-check-in was not the best way to handle registration. Personally, I arrived at a time when the crowd wasn't too thick, so I didn't have to wait more than about 5 minutes, but I did speak to people who had to wait 10, 15, even 25 minutes for their names to be called. There might have been some exaggeration there, granted... but I can see how that could happen. And then it was arts & crafts time, as we had to assemble our own badges. Big deal? No... but it wasn't very smooth, either. Registration in Vegas in February was much better.
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    I love the Affiliate Summit and overall it was a great show as always. I do want to mention one particularly good feedback and one bad. The good: the location. I loved that the exhibit floor was only steps away from the hotel. Much better than Vegas! The bad - the Meet Market. We had a table and it was so loud that I actually had to tell people to meet us at our booth so we could talk. I know this is debatable as well, but 6 hours was too long for us.
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    Thanks for all of the feedback - we'll be sending out a request for detailed feedback from everybody soon.

    One problem with the Meet Market was that we originally did the specs based on dimensions we got from the hotel for the tables, and they ended up being quite a bit deeper.

    We'll work on tweaking the space next time around.

    With the sessions, we have such limited time to run them, so we'd have to have fewer different sessions if we repeated anything.

    We will post the videos (free for all) as soon as we get them back from the production company - should be a few weeks.

    For anybody who made it Sunday and/or Monday night, what did you think of having the low key networking in the atrium of the World Trade Center?
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    Quote Originally Posted by avanquest
    I love the Affiliate Summit and overall it was a great show as always. I do want to mention one particularly good feedback and one bad. The good: the location. I loved that the exhibit floor was only steps away from the hotel. Much better than Vegas! The bad - the Meet Market. We had a table and it was so loud that I actually had to tell people to meet us at our booth so we could talk. I know this is debatable as well, but 6 hours was too long for us.
    yes we had trouble speaking there also.
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    Wow, Awesome Show, I don't know how Shawn, Missy, and Amy pull it all together like they do then come with a smile on their faces to greet us all. They are open to suggestions, and try to make each show better. It was awesome. I don't know how they keep going with so much pressure. Like I said before, it is like planning a wedding 2 times a year, that is how much or more stress I can imagine it to be. Then to have the event last several days, and many late nights, and early mornings. You guys are awesome.

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    Wil Reynolds seo presentation seemed new again - how does he keep doing that!!!

    Tim Ash landing page testing / optimization presentation was very good. He's an excellent presenter in too many ways to mention. I was so impressed with him that I followed him down to the show floor, tracked him down, bought his book and had him sign it for me.

    Getting access to speakers like these, made me very happy to have had the full conference pass.

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    Shawn the low key networking was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! As you are all ready aware, I had a blast at the one Monday night, my only suggestion since Boston bars close so early, maybe next time keep it open a little longer..

    All together I thought the atrium networking felt like a dinner party in someones home, the music was great, the feel was comfortable and it provided a nice place for more intimate networking.

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    I'm all about the low-key networking... great idea to have that as an option.
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