Later this week the eBay Partner Network Team will be gathering in San Francisco with a handful/group of our publishers for what we’ve termed Affiliates Day. Affiliates Day is something we’ve done for many years now, the purpose of which is to work in-depth with a variety of affiliates across multiple categories, business models, and lengths of tenure to collaborate on some of ePN’s current projects and offerings.
Who was invited to Affiliates Day?
Some of you may be wondering how we’ve decided which publishers to invite to these events. Please understand that our goal has never been to exclude anyone. Instead, each year we look at our current stable of initiatives and upcoming rollouts, and invite those affiliates that we feel could bring the most valuable contributions to the table at that particular time. Next year we will likely have an entirely different set of initiatives that may require a vastly different crop of publisher. If this is something you’d be interested in participating in, please do send us a note, but know that we can only afford to invite a small number of publishers each year.
We look forward to the event this week, as we have some exciting things planned for the year ahead that we’re anxious to get feedback on. In addition, we find that these events are great ways for us to get direct feedback on what’s currently working and what isn’t from those of you who are on the front lines.
Of course, we realize that it isn’t just those who are able to attend Affiliates Day who have feedback for us. We welcome your (constructive) thoughts and ideas through the various channels we’ve made available for these (email, forums, etc.). And in the meantime, we’d like to say thank you to all of you for your continued partnership with us. We value your contributions to our program and are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with all of you. We look forward to sharing some of the key takeaways from Affiliates Day with you over the coming weeks and months!