Affiliate Summit Storms Las Vegas With Largest Conference Ever

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Earlier this week, Affiliate Summit held its West conference in Las Vegas. With over 3,300 people in attendance, the organization's largest yet, the conference stuck its middle finger up at the so-called recession everyone's screaming about these days. For those in the dark, affiliate marketing is most simply described as "an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's marketing efforts."

The people who hang in the affiliate marketing space are a motivated bunch. To them, traditional advertising has been long dead for years. In their world, a :30 spot is a pointless endeavor, a foreign concept. If it doesn't work and there aren't tangible, proven, money making results, it isn't affiliate marketing and no one at this conference want anything to do with it.

So let's break it down.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-15-09    
Topic: Industry Events



Affiliate Summit Rocks Las Vegas With Kick Ass Parties

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Earlier this week, Affiliate Summit held its West conference in Las Vegas. With over 3,300 people in attendance, the organization's largest yet, the conference stuck its middle finger up at the so-called recession everyone's screaming about these days. For those in the dark, affiliate marketing is most simply described as "an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's marketing efforts."

But this story is about the parties that occurred during the conference.

The first major party during the conference was hosted by Buy.at at Moon Nightclub atop the Palms Casino. Moon is the shit. It's a giant, multi-level nightclub with dance platforms on which way too drunk women in way too short skirts showing way too much (wait, what? that's all good!) pranced for all to see. Apparently David Hasselhoff was in the house that night as well. But no one seemed to care.

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Buy.at grabbed the top balcony area for their party (pictures here). It overlooked the dance floor and had a balcony outdoors which offered a killer view of the The Las Vegas Strip. It's where most people hung out. It's where there were lots of familiar faces and lots of new ones. Inside had it's own defining qualities. It's where the privileged could view the commoners on the dance floor below. It's where drinks flowed freely. It's where the entire roof opened each hour to reveal, yes, the moon...and to let out all that dry ice fog that swirled around the dance floor. It's also where I met Buy.at's Missy Barnstein, the coolest affiliate marketing manager, oops...extra super awesome, amazing Senior Marketing Manager I know.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-15-09    
Topic: Industry Events



Danica Exposes Herself in the Name of GoDaddy. Again

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As always, domain-buying service GoDaddy took the fullest advantage of its liaison with Danica Patrick -- and her beaver -- for this year's Super Bowl spots, whose scripts appear to have been written by pornographers in financial distress.

Here's a trope you might've seen before: pubescent boy's fantasies, realized.

And this spot, confusingly dubbed "Baseball," plays on trashy court TV. I think it would be better served if it were renamed "Enhanced? I'll show you enhanced."

Cast votes for your favorite on GoDaddy.com up to January 23rd. Like last year, each spot continues in a (gasp!) unrated online version.

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Pancreatic Cancer: The Assassin with Flair.

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"That's Dan. And I'm Dan's pancreatic cancer."

How do you even begin to take a pitch like that seriously?

I just love how, after describing Dan's untimely death with a listless "eh," Pancreatic Cancer looks out the backseat window and croons (with the most subtle of accents), "I have 35,000 other people to kill this year."

Blase, baby, blase. Unintentionally hilarious work by Gardner Nelson + Partners for the Lustgarden Foundation. Somebody needs to page Charlie Brooker and tell him to update his list.

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by Angela Natividad    Jan-15-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Commercials, Strange, Television



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Just Because It Doesn't Love You Doesn't Mean It's Defective

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Think adopting a Russian teenager is hard? Try taking home a shy yet obstinate pet.

In these Saatchi & Saatchi spots for Iams, Felicity Huffman selflessly reminds us that "the real reward in adopting a pet is when the pet adopts you." So don't fish for that return receipt just yet.

This is part of Iams' Home for the Holidays Adoption Drive. It was only supposed to last through the holidays, but it fared so well that Iams thought, What's the harm? If it sells more munchies...

See dog ad and cat ad. Oh, and more credits here.

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by Angela Natividad    Jan-15-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Cause, Commercials, Television



Facebook's Whopper of a Sacrifice, Polygamous Secrets, GOOG Slims Down

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- Facebook shuts down Burger King's "Whopper Sacrifice" app, which offers users free Whoppers after they de-friend 10 people. The data-sharing giant treated the app as a privacy breach.

- Google shafts 100. Dodgeball will be no more; Google Video will cease taking uploads in a few months' time.

- Paris-based Havas is splitting CEO duties between COO Gabriel Saenz de Buruaga of Madrid, and CSO Anthony Rhind of London.

- How advertising works.

- Got a secret, but can't be bothered to make a postcard? Contribute to Big Love's web of secrets. Note that each secret you enter endorses polygamy. Kidding. Maybe.

- Get a load of Obama's beast.

- Oh nooooes, renting a movie is just too hard for some.

- The Social Path lists emerging careers of 2009.

- MTLB's gas-related wisdom.

- Eyewear for the poor.

by Angela Natividad    Jan-15-09    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Campaigns, Cause, Online, Political, Promotions



Pfizer Wages War Against Unregulated Drug Trade

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"Get Real, Get a Prescription Advert" is an ad Pfizer UK put together to discourage people buying prescription drugs from unofficial websites. The Langland-developed work is nauseatingly convincing.

The ad will run in 600 movie theatres nationwide until March. It was put together in response to recent research that found one in 10 UK men buy prescription-only drugs from unregulated sources per year.

Aww. Think of all the money not filtering into Pfizer's pocket.

In all seriousness though, around 50-90% of medicines sold illegally aren't actually what they claim to be -- which served as the muse for this spot.

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by Angela Natividad    Jan-15-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Cause, Commercials, Television



Skittles Loses the Plot.

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In the latest of its "_______ THE RAINBOW, TASTE THE RAINBOW!" ads, Skittles gives us the perplexing "Tailor." In it, a guy gets measured for a suit in front of three mirrors, each of which reflects a man of a totally different ethnicity. (One viewer felt this approach represents the "different perspective" each mirror brings to your life. Uh ... hrm.)

Anywho, one reflection pulls out a pack of Skittles and starts poppin' them. "Wait. I'm not eating Skittles," the customer protests, at which point the tailor starts shouting at the reflection in Thai.

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by Angela Natividad    Jan-15-09    
Topic: Bad, Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Television









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