Berkeley Heights, NJ – February 7, 2006 — Affiliate Summit, Inc. has named Jeff Molander, CEO of Molander & Associates Inc, as the MC for the Affiliate Summit conference to be held July 9-11 in Orlando. The Affiliate Summit, presented by Shawn Collins and Missy Ward, provides the unique opportunity for affiliate marketing professionals to gather and learn from one another in a cooperative environment.
The Affiliate Summit 2006 East Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Molander, founded Molander & Associates Inc. in 1997 as a provider of business development and market analysis services. The consulting company recently began adding free and paid professional education products to the mix.
Since the inception, Molander�s company has served a variety of domestic, European and Asian clients ranging from start-ups to trade commissions and corporate think tank groups seeking to enter various markets.
Joining then client Performics Inc. in 1999, he helped found and grow the company which was ultimately acquired by DoubleClick in 2004. At Performics he served as Vice President/Sales & Marketing and was instrumental in taking the company from concept to start-up and finally on to an operational company � securing key management team members and helping to close two rounds of venture funding along the way. As a result of his leadership, the company works for category-leading companies such as Time Inc., Discover Card, Eddie Bauer, Joseph A. Bank, West Marine, Bose and the Orvis Company.
Molander brings over 16 years of business development experience to the table with a background spanning both the corporate and agency sectors. All told, he has served clients ranging from multi-channel retailers like Neiman Marcus, Pacific Sunwear and Eastman Kodak to direct marketers like Blair Corporation and ING Bank to CPG companies like Kraft Foods, Purina and Procter & Gamble.
Through his work as a founding Board member of the Association of Internet Professionals/Chicago, Molander was instrumental in creating the largest group of organized, active Internet professionals in the U.S. In 2004, he collaborated with a group of peers to put forward the industry’s first set of standardized performance marketing best practices via the Association of Interactive Marketing.
Molander is an accomplished public speaker receiving regular invitations and accolades from organizations like the Direct Marketing Association and the National Retail Federations’s Shop.org. He is frequently published in business media ranging from Business 2.0 and Inc. Magazine to trade publications like Internet Retailer and DM News.
�We are very excited to have secured Jeff Molander as the Master of Ceremonies for our July 2006 show,� stated Missy Ward, co-founder of Affiliate Summit.
�Jeff is such a respected figure and thought leader in online marketing. He�s been a central figure in the evolution of affiliate marketing from the start; his tenure belies his knowledge and ability in the space. He�s a true visionary in the industry, and his words of wisdom will benefit veterans and newbies alike,� continued Ward.
Registrations will open in mid February for Affiliate Summit 2006, and attendees can take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $949 to register for the conference. After March 31, the rate will be $1,449.
It is important to note that all previous Affiliate Summit Conferences have sold-out in advance. Attending Affiliate Summit is a worthwhile experience, providing you the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of the affiliate marketing industry while networking with the leaders in this space.
For more information about the Affiliate Summit Conference, please visit www.AffiliateSummit.com. For up-to-date information about the affiliate marketing industry, subscribe to the Real Deal Newsletter — the Official Newsletter of Affiliate Summit at www.RealDealNewsletter.com
About Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Affiliate Summit, Inc. was founded by affiliate marketing industry veterans Shawn Collins and Missy Ward and serves the affiliate marketing professional community. For additional information about the conference, please visit www.affilatesummit.com or contact:
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