Affiliate Summit Meetup News, January 2012

Here is some information to share with your Meetup groups for January 2012. Feel free to check the information out before you attend and be prepared, if you wish, to discuss them with the group. Or feel free to bring up any other talking point you wish during the event. It’s all about learning together.

1. More Than 5,000 Attendees at Affiliate Summit West 2012
There were a total of 5,087 attendees at Affiliate Summit West 2011 – the biggest Affiliate Summit to date.

We are really excited about the sustained growth during such a fragile economy – it’s a testament to the strength of the affiliate marketing space, even during a recession.

As far as the types of attendees at Affiliate Summit West 2012, once again the biggest groups were affiliates. Click here for more detailed information on who attended.

2. Affiliate Summit goes country with its new show “Affiliate Summit Central”
Affiliate Summit Central is taking place in Austin, TX on May 15-16, 2012 at the Hilton Austin.

This will be a different kind of Affiliate Summit – rather than several thousand attendees, it will be capped at a few hundred. The conference will be a day and a half long with two tracks of educational sessions, and a Meet Market with 25 tables.

Central is cheaper than East and West with a $99 session only pass and a $199 pass that includes sessions, meals, and parties. But hurry this event is first come first serve with only a few hundred spaces available! The $199 rate is good until March 16, 2012, after that it increases to $249.

Both our East and West shows grew more than the amount of people who can even attend Central. The show also follows the ShareASale ThinkTank.

3. Want to write an article for FeedFront?
Be on the lookout for submission requests for the April issue of FeedFront. We will be announcing the submission deadlines soon. Subscribe to the FeedFront RSS feed to be the first to know.

4. Affiliate Summit Webinars
Affiliate Summit launched its FREE Webinar program last year and was very successful with one webinar a week leading up to Affiliate Summit West 2012. You can find links to all past webinars here.

We are in the process of scheduling future webinars. If you are interested in presenting on a topic in your field of expertise please contact Mary Poiley by email for more information.

Click here for more information on our webinar program.