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July 8th, 2007, 07:50 AM #1Live report from Affiliate Summit
Surprised no one has started a thread for this yet, but for those who can't be here, the presummit activities have all gotten off to a great start. I cold not attend the Friday dinner that South Beach Annie coordinated but I hear it was lots of fun.
The affiliate dinner last night was a great meal at Bubba Gumps, outdoors...a bit warm, but quite a unique experience. The roast for Missy Ward, well, I'll let others go into that. Let's just say we learned a lot about Missy (and I'm still trying to seperate fact from fiction with this group of roasters). Great fun though.
After that, I understand two busses of summit attendees went down to South Beach for a night on the town at one of the top night spots there, thanks to the folks at Buy.at. I had to pass on that one (I needed more than the two hours sleep I had the night before). Anyone want to give us a report on that?
July 8th, 2007, 08:18 AM #2
I went to the party for a couple hours after the dinner at Bubba Gumps Shrimp Co (btw, thanks to the Schaaf brothers for putting the dinner together!) Posted this first thing I got into the hotel.
Off to Wade's Christian breakfast...
July 8th, 2007, 08:30 AM #3
There is a bit of a thread on the summit as a continuation of another thread, but this one is a dedicated thread, so I'll post here.
Been here since Friday afternoon. I've met a good number of new faces and am amazed with some of the things people are doing for a living on the internet. Being here, networking with peers and hearing some of the entrepreneurial things people are doing (or developing) is great mind food.
Friday evening, Connie, Mike, Anne, Michael, Danny K, Adam, and a few new faces joined me at the poolside cabana bar for some beverages and laughs. Had a great time together. For those who have not seen Connie recently, for 38 years old, the girl is looking good. I'd use the word "hot" but I'm married, so I did not say "hot" and would never even imply "hot".
Of course, the bar only had one red bull, which I immediately consumed, and then explained my plight to Coley. In his kind way, Michael then bragged to me about how "he had taken public transportation" to a store in town and gotten 12 RB's. Didn't offer one to me, but it was so nice to hear that he had a large stash for himself.
Luckily Donuts saw my plight on another thread and upon arriving yesterday presented me with a "small" stash of 30 red bulls - so kiss my grits Coley!! (and you better not edit this thread, it's on topic and highly relevant to what goes on at the summit) D-Nuts you are da man!!
Last night a bunch of us hung back for a quiet time at the inside lounge to enjoy some coffee talk. (I think it was about 5 - 6 hours of "little time") Had some great conversations about what everyone is doing, working on, ideas some of us are developing, and everything under the sun. Got to spend some quality time with Judy, (Scooters # 1 squeeze) Super lady - Thanks Judy, can't wait to see you in September girl, you'll love it.
Believe it or not, I actually to to talk about fishing for a little bit with several people too. Go figure...
Today is registration, and then the networking really hits high gear. Lots of booths to visit and ideas to share today, so I am headed off to shower up, get a little breakfast and then start another productive day of meeting, enjoying and learning. (BTW, did I mention it is slightly humid and warm here?)
July 8th, 2007, 08:55 AM #4
Playing "booth babe" at the meet market today (come visit us at the Team Loxly table!) - best get my dragging butt over there!
It was, as always, great seeing some of you last night at the Intercontinental hotel bar!
Outta here to go do it in person ...
July 8th, 2007, 10:57 AM #5
Nice to see/meet you last night guys. Looking forward to more converstation over the next few days.
I'm live blogging the event officially at http://blog.affiliatesummit.com.
Got any photos/videos you want to share? Send them over to me and I'll post them up. jim@jimkukraldotcom.Jim Kukral
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July 8th, 2007, 11:09 AM #6
All - I am very jealous. Make sure you tell my AM Jrami what a sharp wit I am, and how I always pick up the tab on big steak dinners (But yes I did collect cash from everybody afterwards) !
Planning for Vegas!
July 8th, 2007, 12:43 PM #7
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- Small Town in Tennessee
Thanks to HalloweenMart, I got "volunteered" to be a "Booth Babe" at Loxly's table. It's me and Rexanne - I'm the good looking one
July 8th, 2007, 01:36 PM #8
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
Just got back to my room for a bit of R&R after spending the past few hours at the Meet Market - that place is a-hoppin'! It's like networking on steroids! Meeting all kinds of 'like minded individuals'. I always find it funny at these conferences how the conversation flows - I can't talk to my neighbor about what I do for a living but here I get to talk to people from around the world that understand! Too cool!
See you all at the party tonight!
July 8th, 2007, 02:23 PM #9
Still Passes for tonights party??
- Join Date
- June 21st, 2007
I was hoping that I can attend the abestweb party tonight. I haven't made it to the meet market yet. Are there still tickets for tonight?
July 8th, 2007, 02:25 PM #10
You guys don't know how live that summit would be if I were there rocking the dance floor--- it would be taken off like the Space Shuttle Challenger. I hope you guys are having a good time and can't wait for a yall to get back to really start chomp at the bit. Also, post all your cool videos and pics. Exclusive Videos on abw, no YouTubein...LOL
July 8th, 2007, 02:26 PM #11
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
I picked up mine at the ShareASale booth a few hours ago. They seemed to have quite a few left at that time.
July 8th, 2007, 02:37 PM #12
Well, we are half way through the Meet Market and I've about lost my voice. Great crowd here. Larger venue than Vegas, I believe, but lots of activity and lots of interest at all the tables. Shawn and Missy have done a great job, to be sure.
July 8th, 2007, 04:28 PM #13
Fantastic time so far! I did make the Friday night event at Opa's! Wow! That was an experience. So nice to meet South Beach Annie, Kim@4checks, Liz Gazer (my roomie), JRamie, Rainmaker, Dave...hum... I know I have missed some names but it was very very loud in there! Food was great! If we danced like that on tables in CA, that would be a lawsuit waiting to happen! Lol fun stuff!
I have met quite a few of you that have recognized me from my avatar, thanks for your hugs and warmth! It's very nice to be so well received as a part of the community! From my heart..thanks so much.
Andy's class ROCKED, as I knew it would on Saturday. Stayed in, had dinner at the hotel with a friend I met in class. Very cool how the community comes together.
I am looking forward to the party tonight, and its getting late so I better get ready.
Is it just me...or is it very very hot and humid? Menopause maybe.....where's the fridge?
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July 8th, 2007, 04:40 PM #14Having a great time!
Just to echo the others, I've been having a great time as well meeting some of the voices from ABestWeb. Really looking forward to the party tonight, too.
And it certainly IS hot and humid here. Especially for a Canadian!
July 8th, 2007, 04:49 PM #15
It is humid... But, like I was telling Alan and UncleScooter yesterday, it's always better to have it humid and hot/warm than humid and cold (like in St. Petersburg, Russia, for example).
July 8th, 2007, 05:40 PM #16
Affiliate Dinner was great and saw plenty of familiar and new faces there. Had a blast at the Buy.at party at Cameo. Never did make for a walk on the beach though. Maybe do that tonight.
July 9th, 2007, 03:36 AM #17You know it's a bad/good sign...
...when you get back to your hotel room and the day's paper is already there waiting for you.
July 9th, 2007, 06:57 AM #18
It's already been a FANTASTIC Affiliate Summit, and it doesn't even officially start until this morning!
The Affiliate Dinner, Meet Market and the ABW/SAS Party were all incredible. I hear that the keynote speaker this morning is supposed to be fantastic, too.
July 9th, 2007, 07:57 AM #19
The ABW/SAS party last light was great. Perfect weather for an outdoor pool side event (even in Miami). What I always find wonderful about getting together with so many people in this business socially is learning just how much we have in common. Places we have all lived, things we have done, hobbies, cars we collect, etc.
A bite to eat out at a diner in South Beach at 2:00 am this morning with several old and new friends was a perfect way to end the day. Let's see, 14 hours sleep in three days and I gave up coffee a couple of months ago. Hmmm, might have to break down and have a cup today.
Like Michael said, only real first day of the summit and already it has been great.
July 9th, 2007, 08:07 AM #20
Having a great time so far, looking forward to all the sessions and continued networking!
- ScottHatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
July 9th, 2007, 08:24 AM #21
I made it to the ABW/SAS party last night with my hubby for an hour. It was great to see familiar faces in my hometown!
I'll be at the show later this afternoon and I hope to meet more ABWers.
July 9th, 2007, 04:34 PM #22
Great keynote speaker and good sessions today, lunch not bad either. ;-)
Found the PPC session particularly interesting until I found out he does not do any retail products. Still, lots to think about from the presentations.
July 10th, 2007, 01:39 AM #23
This is a great time and lots of GOLD at the presentations!
I'll post more when I don't need o force myself to sleep so I can get more lessons tomorrow.
A bunch of ABWers partied like rock stars tonight at the hotel bar. Lots of laughs and Brian ripping it on the piano was, as always, way too much fun. OH and Danay can SING!
Missing all you who didn't make it but I'm sure you're missing us and this experience more.
July 10th, 2007, 07:50 AM #24
Awwwww, thanks for the compliment
I had an amazing time and you cracked me up with all the girl-talk. My husband Phil is still perplexed as to why we would be chatting it up about waxing and shopping at a tradeshow.
July 10th, 2007, 08:31 AM #25
Sitting in my room, looking out the panoramic window at biscayne bay and another beautiful south florida day .... ahhh, the hardships of affiliate marketing. Wish this wouldn't end ..... wait, I live here ...
This has to be one of the best summits yet, this summit has been amazing. The mix of presenters, the exhibitors booths seem more diverse, not as much sea of CPA as in Vegas. Good job Missy and Shawn !!
For those of you that are serious about affiliate marketing and have never been to an Affiliate Summit, you are missing out. You are not really into affiliate marketing if you are not networking and talking face to face with people in our industry. This is where business get done folks...
Last night's piano bar was amazing, another Brian exclusive on the ivory keys. Earlier in the day, Brian was sighted at the PianoWizard.com booth learning how to play the piano. Later that night, he had over 75 people singing around the grand piano..... amazing what the PianoWizard.com program can do ...Andy Rodriguez Consulting, Affiliate Program Management and Consulting Services, Since 2001
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