By Shawn Collins
We’re pleased to welcome Shawn Collins, cofounder of the Affiliate Summit convention and tradeshow, as a guest blogger. Read on for his take on the importance of networking to help strengthen an affiliate business.
The Internet is an incredibly powerful place for commerce and relationships, but there are some offline experiences that cannot be effectively replicated, such … Read more
Mobile phones are everywhere, now a fully integrated part of most people’s lives. In fact, 4.2 billion people use mobile devices to access social media content. The mobile industry is constantly evolving and with smartphone penetration at an all-time high, now is definitely the time to think about how you can increase your mobile traffic in a significant way.
We’ve … Read more
Another Affiliate Summit has come and gone. For the first time this year the event was held in Philadelphia. Despite the fact that you saw “#cheesesteak” used more than almost any other hashtag throughout social media, there was more to the event than just the iconic Philly sandwich (Editor’s note: the sandwich was pretty delicious too!)
Our team met with … Read more
Now that the world of social media has opened up to ePN Publishers, we thought it might be helpful to provide some tips to get your Facebook empire off the ground! The good folks over at Open Forum have put together a list of 10 things you may, or may not, be doing with your Facebook Page:
1. Asking … Read more
If you’re heading to Affiliate Management Days in San Francisco in a couple of weeks, I encourage you to attend a session by our very own Brian Marcus titled “Customer-Centricity in a Publisher-Centric Channel.” It takes place on April 17th from 3:15 – 4:00 PM.
From the Affiliate Management Days Website:
In an industry where brands and networks compete … Read more
The latest mobile phone and smartphone sales data compiled by Gartner shows two very positive trends for the smartphone. First, sales are growing sharply: In the fourth quarter of 2012, sales were up almost 40 percent over the prior year’s fourth quarter.
But perhaps even more important is that there is plenty of room still to grow. If you move … Read more
It was less than two months ago that many of us were resolving to exercise more and eat less, while also outlining steps to build a more productive, effective and prosperous business in 2013.
Whatever the individual resolutions you set on January 1st, chances are you’ve already broken some of them. Resolutions are notorious for being broken, but that doesn’t … Read more
Think all the big shopping holidays have passed? Think again. While most Americans wouldn’t consider the process of preparing a tax return a festive event, the resulting refunds that millions will receive are likely to boost their spirits … and their spending power.
Tax refunds typically amount to more than a little spare change. Last year, the average refund was … Read more
Another Affiliate Summit is in the books and I suspect that many of you have returned home and started executing on some of the information and actionable contacts you picked up in Las Vegas. Additionally, we know that many of you can’t make the event each year and will gather takeaways from blogs and other social media channels. For those … Read more
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words – in the case of Affiliate Summit West 2013 (#ASW13), that adage is definitely true. Nearly our entire eBay Partner Network Team has gathered at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to mix and mingle with the affiliate industry elite and we thought we share some of the snapshots we’ve gathered…. Read more