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    LinkShare Symposium West - 1/28/2010
    http://www.linkshare.com/events/symposium_west_2010/

    At the Palace Hotel in San Francisco
    January 28, 2010

    Keynote Speaker: Scott Silverman (Shop.org) "Key Trends Shaping Online Retail"
    Michael Coley
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    I'll be there.
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    Anybody else attending? I don't have a pass but was thinking of stopping by to meet some advertisers, since it's not far from my place.
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    Was invited but couldn't make it this time.

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    hope that they invite people around the globe or how about make a blog on it so we know what happen. Just for a little info about what happen, it will be an additional knowledge for most of us

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    I was there for the welcome reception and attended the whole event next day (except for the evening party after 7 PM). The keynotes were decent. After 3 sessions, the DealMaker started and many LS merchants and some OPMs filled the time making deals.

    Overall a good session. I met several of known fellow affiliates, many merchants (some for 1st time) and a few OPMs. A few deals worked out that required some follow up. Already had a follow on lunch (Friday) with one and hope to have a few more deals done!. It is a good event to attend if you work with many LS merchants and even otherwise (if you're in the Bay Area). The hotel / venue was a highlight - grandeur and great!.

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    Oh - I must add something funny that happened too.

    A merchant AM approached me after the 1st session in the morning around 11 AM and we had a good chat and discussed ways to further cooperate. This same person was found introducing himself to another merchant at DealMaker table as something like "Hey I am a merchant but also on the side an affiliate too" blah blah.

    A few minutes later, I confronted this person and asked "Are you an affiliate or merchant?" ... He came out saying something like "Yeah, I am a merchant, but also through my wife does affiliate marketing too and mentioned couple of his sites and said yes, we compete with you too". I was mad but didn't express it and asked him "Is your employer aware of what you're doing?". This idiot said that he is doing his affiliate stuff through his wife.

    His wife did not attend the event.
    He was using his employer paid event for advancing his (a.k.a his wife) business.
    He dared to say to me that "He is also an affiliate competitor too?" while he was representing in a different position earlier that day!

    This ******* is such a scumbag and I did not want to waste even a second more with this idiot anymore. Forget about doing anymore business with this merchant. I am thinking if I should contact his merchant and have this guy SQUARED away or not!. I am hell as mad to have met this scumbag there

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    Symposium 1/28
    Hi,
    I just wanted to add my comment to this thread as I attended the Symposium as a newbie. It was my first US event and I found it incredibly useful. It was very well organised, the speakers were good and the dealmaker session a real highlight for me.
    Thanks.

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    It was my first time on a Linkshare event as well. I think it was a brilliant show. It was good to meet personally the account managers in Linkshare who had been consistently providing us useful information in building our programs on their network. I enjoy networking with Linkshare staff, publishers and fellow merchants. I am looking forward to join the next symposium.
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    Goodluck on your next symposuim.

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