AM Affiliate: Affiliates Should Be Like Fire Ants, Marketing Lessons We Should’ve Learned in High School, + More

» The way in which fire ants band together to form water-resistant rafts to prevent from drowning during a flood might have a lesson in how many affiliate marketers may need to come together to prevent from getting stifled by affiliate taxes. [Ars Technica, Practical E-commerce] » Here are some… Read more“AM Affiliate: Affiliates Should Be Like Fire Ants, Marketing Lessons We Should’ve Learned in High School, + More”

AM Affiliate: How to Think About Social Media, Demand Media Maybe-Sinks, + More

– We’ve all thought long and hard how to monetize social media and lost sleep over “social media ROI”–but maybe everybody’s going about it the wrong way: You can’t buy loyal influencers. [Seth Godin] – Demand Media has finally felt some deep repercussions of Google’s slash-and-burn of content farms. [Forbes]… Read more“AM Affiliate: How to Think About Social Media, Demand Media Maybe-Sinks, + More”

AM Affiliate: Security Holes in Starbucks’ New Mobile Payment? + More

– Another recap of Affiliate Summit West–this time of tweets that populated the hashtag #ASW11 during the conference. [Jonathan Volk] – Shady content farm Demand Media will go public next week. [AllThingsD] – Some interactive advertising trends to watch for in 2011. [MediaPost] – Yesterday was a big day for… Read more“AM Affiliate: Security Holes in Starbucks’ New Mobile Payment? + More”