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    Haiko, given the fact that theres being a lot of bad blood spilt on this forum over the past weeks, how about brushing that all aside and pour some light on the good side of affiliate marketing. How about creating a "Affiliate manager of the year" award. People can nominate, then later vote for an affiliate manager who they think has worked in the affiliates best interest. I have one affiliate manager in mind who I think deserves some credit for his handling of both affiliates and the parasiteware issue. I'm not even part of this merchants program but I respect his ethics.

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    I think that is a wonderful idea!

    In such a new field Affiliate Mangers probably get overlooked often.

    It is time for some recogintion.

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    I concur excellent idea. But...... the vote should be set up publicly and allow all affilates the opportunity to vote : LOL.

    Lets call this the "ABW Affiliate Manager Of The Year" and avoid some of the recent confusion.

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    Liz,

    We get overlooked often. While i know and can appreciate the "work" of an affiliate, it is a very focused role. Build pages, research and optimize, repeat and do over again.

    Very few affiliates realize the MANY daily responsibilities of running a full blown e-comm affiliate program.

    Affiliate managers have many, many duties, some that go on all the time on the back end where no one sees them.

    There are sooo many angles from the merchant's end, it's mind bogling...<sp>

    I think it's a great idea !! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]

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    I think it is a great idea, but are we really ready for another vote? lol

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    On second thought, we should have this as a monthly or quarterly vote!

    Our business is rapidly changing and recognition from not only being a candidate but the possibility of winning will benefit the merchants and the AM's who we've come to admire and respect.

    Showcasing Affiliate Managers who are helping change this industry in a positive way will only help other AM's be better prepared in steps they can take as well to improve sales and bottom line numbers for their company.

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    7-days, rotflm*o, lolol....

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    I also think that the Affiliate Partners should be in on the vote! We are always thinking to ourselves who the best Affiliates are...........so they should have the same chance.

    Andy- I also think that some Affiliate Mangers who have to wear other hats are lost in the shuffle. Or, if we work soley as an AM, we can be viewed as a "new" and "scary" type of position to put $ towards.

    If they only new sometimes what they were actually wasting $ on! Like paying for upfront advertising!!:)or golf and fancy dinners!

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    I think the vote should be on another site so affiliate managers of programs not represented here can be voted for too.

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    I think it's a great idea, but there are actually quite a few that go the extra mile for their affiliates. It would be a tough choice for sure. Perhaps a monthly or quarterly award would be better as the good ones would get their due recognition.

    "Then join hand in hand brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall." - John Dickinson, 1768

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    I love this idea!! :-)


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    I think its a great idea [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] The presentation of the award would be the ABW members stamp of approval, along with the award would come a ABW button/banner which the winning affiliate manager could display proudly on his/her website/signup page. Its a win-win situation for both ABW members and affiliate managers.

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    Haiko -

    If you are not planning to have any awards at ABW, there's already a forum for this purpose over at iAfma: The RevShare Awards

    There are a number of categories, including Affiliate of the Year, Merchant of the Year, and Affiliate Manager of the Year.

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    I think there should be an affiliate dinner where we all get together, exchange ideas, present the award to the AM of the year and then have dinner and drinks.

    ...

    Cause getting a bunch of affiliate marketers in a room, with alcohol and 1 single, solitary invited Affiliate manager is BOUND to be fun [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]


    In all seriousness, I think it's a good idea to.
    And I'm not even an AM!
    Game on!!!!

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    Great idea and we should nominate AM candidates and vote on them every quarter. Then after the Christmas rush is over we hold the coveted AM of the year award and give them front page exposure on all ABW member sites for a month. We'd of course exclude other merchants from this last bit but not the networks(s)who hosted the AM's company.

    WebMaster Mike

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    Another great idea! Then let the bickering few have a food fight!

    "Where a conversion is no accident, it's a miracle."

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    Food fight? Heck I'll provide the cakes and a video camera for film rights.

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