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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    How NOT to motivate your affiliates...
    Was approved for the Christopher & Banks Affiliate Program on July 3, 2012.

    Received the following email about 30 minutes ago. Did not edit it other than adding bold for emphasis.


    Subject: Christopher & Banks Affiliate Program Cuts

    Dear {Valued Affiliate},

    We are writing in the hopes of strengthening our partnership. Let us know what we can do to help increase exposure and generate revenue by e-mailing Affiliates@ChristopherandBanks.com.

    Please be advised that if we do not see any improvements by August 31, 2012, your site will be removed from Christopher & Banks' program.

    Thanks,
    You don't even have to guess how the response email went...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Then the morons send the exact same email 1 hr / 8 minutes later...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    They sent me the same emails, I haven't been able to do much for this merchant ever since they switched to PJ.
    OpA! Giasou Ti kanies!

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    Narrows down the competition? Sooner or later the AM will have to try to recruit affiliates for the program. Good luck with that!

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    wow... floggings will continue until morale improves
    Wade Tonkin - Affiliate Manager - Fanatics
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    Wow- this is terrible. If they are aiming for motivating affiliates that is not going to work.

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    Got the same thing from their other program, CJ Banks. I've been in the program for years.
    Be at peace,
    Casey

    Lass Group Mall - Free parking first hour or with any purchase.

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    Follow-up:

    After my email response to them, I got this email, again unedited:

    Dear {Valued Affiliate},

    You received the previous message in error. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to our continued partnership.

    Thanks,
    Oh Goody! That makes it alright. I trust you now. NOT...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    ABW Ambassador Caseyfern's Avatar
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    Dear {Randomly Selected Affiliate Name}

    Thank you for your continued interest in {Program Name}.

    Effective {Drop Date}, you are being removed from {Program Name} because {Pick Excuse Number Insert Here}.

    We wish you the best success in your affiliate publishing {Choose: venture | hobby | attempt | other: specify}

    Sincerely,
    {Make Up Manager Name}

    {Program Name}
    {Make Up Email Address}
    {Make Up Dummy Tollfree Number}
    Be at peace,
    Casey

    Lass Group Mall - Free parking first hour or with any purchase.


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