Posts Tagged ‘Groupon’

Affiliate Bites: Groupon Goes Public, China Pioneers Future of Online Publishing, + More

» Much of the tech world is buzzing about Groupon’s big IPO today…and how had they filed it a year ago, it could’ve been even bigger. [ZDNet] » Floods in Thailand could put a cramp on cloud computing. [NYT] » The difference between how SEOs and PPC experts react to being dubbed an affiliate. [Adotas] […]

Affiliate Bites: Users’ Klout Clout Plummet, Should Affiliates Attend ad:tech?, + More

» Many users are vexed this week that after the implementation of a brand new algorithm, their Klout scores have plummeted. [Betabeat] » Well hey there! Are you attending ad:tech New York in a couple weeks? If not, you should and Pace Lattin has a pretty solid case as to why you should. And if […]

Affiliate Bites: Will Qwister Slow Netflix Revenues Further?, Facebook-Assisted U.S. Jobs Boom, + More

Netflix splits into two, Google leapfrogs further into Daily Deals, and MailChimp gives affiliate marketers the stink-eye.

Bonus Points: This Week, The Tech World Went Crazy

Shake-ups, break-ups, and…breakdancing? It’s all in your Bonus Points!

AM Affiliate: Facebook Ends Daily Deals, The Importance of Form Design, + More

» “We are very excited about the sustained growth during such a fragile economy – it’s a testament to the strength of the affiliate marketing space, even during a recession.” – Shawn Collins, on this year’s turn-out at Affiliate Summit East–which built on last year’s numbers. [Feedfront] » Facebook is ending its Daily Deals program […]

Bonus Points: PMA Steps Up Its Amazon Tax Fight in Illinois

Another week, another whirlwind of activity in affiliate marketing! Good news, though: New Yorkers can look forward to a weekend that’s not going to break the boiling point. Bad news: That’s because there are scattered t-storms all over the place. But what about the weather of the digital world? Well, it’s business as usual, really. […]

Google Offers Arrives, But Groupon Is Miles Ahead

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is oft-hailed in the tech press as a “funny guy,” though I’ve never found his wittiness to break above George W. Bush-style self-effacing (and comparing your company to boy band *NSYNC is just… odd), but I may have to give his act another chance following his commentary about Groupon would-be rival […]

AM Affiliate: Targeted Marketing Done Right, Online Advertising Degraded?, + More

» Are you selling nuts to squirrels or dolphins? It’s a critical marketing conundrum. [Seth Godin] » Has media’s race for revenue degraded the quality of online advertising? [AdAge] » Did Twitter blindside Twitpic with its sudden new photo-sharing product (Yes.) [TechCrunch] » By the by, Groupon has 8,000 employees now. 4,000 of them are […]

AM Affiliate: Is Search Marketing the Worst Marketing?, Apple Opens Up About Tracking You, + More

– Is SEM the worst kind of digital marketing? [AdAge] – Is your marketing persona not profitable? It’s time to try something new. [Seth Godin] – Apple has finally come on the record about the big breakthrough that their products may have been tracking and logging users’ coordinates from last week–in the form of 10 […]

AM Affiliate: Affiliate Marketing Awards Open Up for Nominations + More

– Have you gotten your nominations in for the Affiliate Marketing Awards? [] – Being turned down by Groupon has led Google to start up Google Offers. [Mashable] – YouTube’s revenues doubled in the last year. [AllThingsD] – Steve Jobs‘ advice to everyone in everything: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” [AllThingsD] – A handy guide to […]