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    ABW Ambassador meadowmufn's Avatar
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    Why did I bother?
    Last night, I finally got around to adding content for a program I joined a while ago. Granted, I could have spent a little more time on the page, put a little more verbiage there, but it wasn't bad. It's nice exposure for a 1-bar program (yeah, looking back, maybe I shouldn't have wasted my time). Today, I got a termination from them. I bothered to write back and ask why, but while waiting for their reply, I already have one of their competitors picked out to replace them. In fact, this competitor had extended an offer to me today. Funny how that worked out. LOL!
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    I hate that, especially when you spend a lot of time setting up the campaign and it expires early or something. At least you have a backup campaign.
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    Maybe that is why they are a 1 bar program.

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    I hope the new program is better in the long run. Let that 1 bar die the slow death they deserve.
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    The Seal of Aproval rematt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    Maybe that is why they are a 1 bar program.
    And why they will very likely remain a 1 bar program.

    Here is an AM that has a poorly performing program and rather than looking at their own management of the program, they make another bad decision and terminate affiliates. I'd be curious to hear what logic they used to come to the conclusion that this would actually improve their sales.

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    I hope you included the name of the competitor. In our position as an AM there are times when we are forced to change programs that doesn't please the affiliates. When I get a response that an affiliate is going to a competitor I pass it on to the merchant. Many times they will "get it"!

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    ABW Ambassador meadowmufn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    I hope you included the name of the competitor. In our position as an AM there are times when we are forced to change programs that doesn't please the affiliates. When I get a response that an affiliate is going to a competitor I pass it on to the merchant. Many times they will "get it"!
    Oops, I forgot to. Since they don't seem to be responding, I'm going to assume it's a losing battle and happily move on.
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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    Some times its worth the time just for the satisfaction.

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