AM Affiliate: Farticles, Farmville, + More

– File under: Ridiculous portmanteaus. A “farticle” is a fake article used to promote live CPA campaigns. As a marketing tool, it should probably be used sparingly. [Jonathan Volk] – Google is…testing self-driving cars? [Google] – Seth Godin is the latest to join a chorus of voices championing bold risk-takers… Read more“AM Affiliate: Farticles, Farmville, + More”

AM Affiliate: 2010’s Great Brand Dilution, Terrible Email Practices to Avoid, + More

– A few very insightful notes on social media’s instrumental role in the Great Brand Dilution of 2010. [Brian Solis] – Sometimes there can are never enough hours in the day to generate as much income as you want. For that, it’s about setting goals and deadlines and making sure… Read more“AM Affiliate: 2010’s Great Brand Dilution, Terrible Email Practices to Avoid, + More”

AM Affiliate: The Worth of a Facebook “Like”, How to Destroy Your Computer, + More

– What we can learn about the Facebook “Like” button and its influence on web traffic. [Mashable] – Dating, gaming, and health: The three golden eggs for every affiliate marketing newbie. [Justin Dupre] – Here are several ways you can successfully build your lists. [Zac Johnson] – 3 ways to… Read more“AM Affiliate: The Worth of a Facebook “Like”, How to Destroy Your Computer, + More”

AM Affiliate: ATM Dispenses Gold Bars, Skype Meets Facebook, + More

– A very useful machine is coming America: An ATM that dispenses small gold bars. [Gizmodo] – Presenting The Dummies’ Guide to Media Buying. [Jonathan Volk] – Identifying your target marketing is kind of like shopping for baby clothes. [Logan Thompson] – How email marketing remains at the foundation of… Read more“AM Affiliate: ATM Dispenses Gold Bars, Skype Meets Facebook, + More”

AM Affiliate: Be An Email Expert, Happy Birthday Google, + More

– Sometimes successful email marketing lies in maintaining manageable lists. [Jonathan Volk] – Related: How to be good at email. [MediaPost] – Meet Jiepang–China’s answer to Foursquare, since they are on less than favorable terms with the geotargeting app. [Edelman Digital] – Facebook Places finally enters the geotargeted marketing arena…. Read more“AM Affiliate: Be An Email Expert, Happy Birthday Google, + More”

AM Affiliate: Managing Affiliate Expectations, Email Marketers Need to Think Like Lady Gaga, + More

– Advice for beginner affiliate marketers who have just launched their first successful campaign: Keep setting higher goals. [Inside Affiliate] – Mobile marketing’s next wave will ride on the back of HTML5 implementation. [Adotas] – An insightful piece that makes an analogy out of email marketing and social media by… Read more“AM Affiliate: Managing Affiliate Expectations, Email Marketers Need to Think Like Lady Gaga, + More”

AM Affiliate: Twitter Goes Haywire, Facebooking Your Family, + More

– Twitter was the victim of your usual Tuesday morning javascript spam attack. [Gizmodo] – The iPad: Now and then. [Affiliate.com] – What keeps the performance marketing world from spinning its wheels? Tension. [MediaPost] – Facebook as the big elephant in the room between parents and their kids. [Adotas] –… Read more“AM Affiliate: Twitter Goes Haywire, Facebooking Your Family, + More”

AM Affiliate: The Decline of Creative Capital, Yahoo! Goes Green, + More

– A closer look at two unlikely age brackets that may currently be buoying specific marketing niches: 45-64 year-olds and 65-74 year-olds. [Digital Moses] – A poignant pontification about the decline of creative capital in the performance advertising/marketing worlds. [AdAge] – A quick Q&A at the guy who started the… Read more“AM Affiliate: The Decline of Creative Capital, Yahoo! Goes Green, + More”