AM Affiliate: Specific Media Talks MySpace and Justin Timberlake, Amazon Affiliates Defeated in California, + More

» Specific Media CEO Tim Vanderhook talks about how his previously little-known ad network is now the talk of the town following its $35M acquisition of MySpace. Also, something about Justin Timberlake. [AdAge] » Google Plus could actually be a viable threat to Facebook. [ABCNews] » The Amazon affiliate program… Read more“AM Affiliate: Specific Media Talks MySpace and Justin Timberlake, Amazon Affiliates Defeated in California, + More”

AM Affiliate: Digital Marketing Needs to Make Kings, Could You Get Taxed For Legal Music Downloads?, + More

» The digital world’s Achilles’ heel is this: Not finding which products it wants to make king, and instead opting for an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach. [Seth Godin] » 8 notable brands and how they rode Facebook to B2C success. [Mashable] » The affiliate tax is bigger than all of us–lawmakers are… Read more“AM Affiliate: Digital Marketing Needs to Make Kings, Could You Get Taxed For Legal Music Downloads?, + More”

AM Affiliate: Facebook Caught Trying to Plant Anti-Google Stories in Press + More

» Facebook apparently hired a PR titan to smear stories about Google, citing, of all things, “privacy concerns.” [The Telegraph] » And this is what some correspondence between said PR titan and one of the bloggers they were courting to help plant said stories looks like. [PasteBin] » Some key… Read more“AM Affiliate: Facebook Caught Trying to Plant Anti-Google Stories in Press + More”

AM Affiliate: NYT’s Paywall Might Kill Readership, Be A Team Player, + More

– So you know how yesterday it everyone was up-in-arms about the New York Times‘ new paywall? Today the CEO of the publication said she’s expecting some short-term traffic dips after the wall goes up in a few days. [AdAge] – Be a team player. Not a heckler. Put away… Read more“AM Affiliate: NYT’s Paywall Might Kill Readership, Be A Team Player, + More”

Mississippi Kills Affiliate Tax

Today’s a big day for affiliate marketers: The state of Mississippi has struck down the affiliate tax, shortly after big states like New York passed their own version of the tax and California was shown to be mulling a similar tax. While this doesn’t exactly predict one thing or another… Read more“Mississippi Kills Affiliate Tax”

ODigger, Facebook, + the Affiliate Tax: 3 Changes That Could Shape Your Q4

As we jump back into the fray this week, energized by ad:tech New York last week, but also more ambitious than ever to make Q4 one of the best quarters for all of us, we can’t fight the radical change that’s sweeping across affiliate marketing at a breakneck pace. Like… Read more“ODigger, Facebook, + the Affiliate Tax: 3 Changes That Could Shape Your Q4”