Last week we were in Las Vegas for Affiliate Summit. It's the premiere conference focusing on affiliate marketing. If you're not familiar with affiliate marketing, you should be. Read this to learn more.
If you have been following us on Flickr, we always try to bring you photos of all the event's happenings. Affiliate Summit is the kick off event of the year for our annual conference travels and a time for reflections and looking at the good and the bad of the year before. It's also a great time to catch a cold from the 5,000 attendees and the tens of thousands who were in the city the week prior for CES.
Everyone loves an award from time to time, right? If you are planning on submitting the advertising masterpieces you have created over the past year to the Arts Directors Club 92nd Annual Awards, now is the time to do so. The call for entry deadline is January 25 so get crackin' and head over to the Entry section of the ADC website and follow the steps to enter your work.
It seems everyone will be in Las Vegas next week for CES, NMX and Affiliate Summit. If you're there for Affiliate Summit, you will want to check out the Affiliate Nation Mega Party sponsored by Clickbooth, CPAWay and MaxBounty. The party will take place Monday, January 14 from 10PM until 2AM at The Venetian's Tao nightclub.
It will be open bar all night and Chingy will headline the entertainment for the evening. In past years, Clickbooth parties have always been great including their most recent event at ad:tech New York.
Ever been to the Hardwood Suite at the Palms in Vegas? It's quite the cool spot. Complete with basketball court, hot tub, pool table and full bar, it's not a bad place to hang out for a night. And if you're attending Affiliate SUmmit West in January, that's exactly what you can do.
On January 13th, DoublePlayMedia along with Infinite Traffic will host their fourth annual Tipp Off Party from 10PM to 2AM in the Hardwood Suite. If you'll be in town and plan to go, you could win a VIP table during the event. Just RSVP by December 21 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a table.
Check out pictures from past DoublePlayMedia parties here and here.
This is, perhaps, the lamest ADDY Award call for entry work we have ever seen. Created by The Richards Group in conjunction with the AAF Dallas, the work centers on the notion a creative person's idea are their babies. Though in this piece of work, it's not a notion, it's quite literal.
Nothing like hammering home the obvious. OK, yea, we get that that's the joke and, besides, we're a sucker for cute redheads so we're going to let this one slide.
In the advertising world, there is an award for everything. It's like we're all a bunch of kids stuck in a school that has vigorously embraced the self-esteem approach to learning which, let's be honest, just sets kids up for failure when they hit the real world and realize there's no trophy keeping a neat desk or returning your coffee cup to the kitchen.
It's no wonder the the ad world consist of a bunch of entitled, pessimistic, selfish primadonnas who take great pride in amassing trophy cases ful of CLIOs, Lions and any other form of metal that represents creativity as defined by the same group of entitled, pessimistic, selfish primadonnas that create the stuff.http://www.thehubies.com/
If you are business that will attend Affiliate SUmmit West in Las Vegas January 13-15 or are simply interested is connecting with those in attendance, you might want to consider sponsoring Clickbooth's The Future is Now party to be held January 14 at Tao.
Check out the pictures from their last party during ad:tech New York in November. If you're interested in sponsoring, all the info you need is here.
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As an entity that's often involved in party planning and listing at various advertising and marketing events, we're well aware of what it takes to host and sponsor a great event. We're familiar with what it takes to promote a party. We're familiar with the talent needed to insure party goers have a great time.
Which is why we are both amused and horrified that CES Partylist guy, Michael Terpin - also founder of SocialRadius - decided to appear in a promotional video drumming up sponsors for his Partlist Party. Yes, the entity that lists all the parties at CES also has their own party.
The CLIO Awards has selected nine ad industry professionals to serve as jury chairs for the 2013 awards program. It also announced a number of new and updated media types to mirror the latest changes in an ever-evolving industry.
Hmm. We always thought Ted x was about concrete ideas that brought clarity to the sometimes confusing world of business and social advancement. Alas, it now seems to be about death, destruction and the popping of 15,000 balloons. All to reveal the true face of human nature.