Which Blogs Are Required Reading for Affiliate Marketers?

As affiliate marketers, we’re always on the search for better and more engaging news outlets–some which address issues critical to our industry and others which help place us in context with the broader internet marketing and tech community. And while you might have a bunch of favorites, we know there… Read more“Which Blogs Are Required Reading for Affiliate Marketers?”

AM Affiliate: Free Trumps Paid, EU Probes Facebook Facial Recognition, + More

» “There’s a growing disconnect between making something worthwhile and getting paid for it. The digital artifact is heading toward free faster and faster, and the inevitable leap to a paid version of the same item is going to get more difficult.” – Seth Godin [Seth Godin] » The European… Read more“AM Affiliate: Free Trumps Paid, EU Probes Facebook Facial Recognition, + More”

AM Affiliate: How to Do Social Right, Sony Gets Hacked (Yet) Again, + More

» So you’ve finally relented and brought on an extra pair of hands to oversee your company’s social agenda–but do they know the value of different platforms? This one’s a pretty informative look into how the usual culprits might need less attention than other culprits. [SocialTimes] » Don’t be a… Read more“AM Affiliate: How to Do Social Right, Sony Gets Hacked (Yet) Again, + More”

AM Affiliate: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Twitter, Google Has a Dengue Fever Tool, + More

» The Power of Twitter is something no one should underestimate: Urban Outfitters pulled a line of necklaces that they copied off an independent designer after Twitter took them to task. [BPN, Gothamist] » It might seem like Mr. Godin’s laying on the self-help syrup thick lately, but he always… Read more“AM Affiliate: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Twitter, Google Has a Dengue Fever Tool, + More”

AM Affiliate: LinkedIn’s Post-Rapture Stock Dip, You’re Not Too Old for Social Media, + More

» Looks like one major corp came out of this post-Rapture weekend a little lower than expected: LinkedIn opens this week at just under $88. [NYSE:LNKD via Google] » We gave you our apocalypse marketing lesson. But do read Seth Godin‘s–it highlights the necessity of story for every marketing message…. Read more“AM Affiliate: LinkedIn’s Post-Rapture Stock Dip, You’re Not Too Old for Social Media, + More”

AM Affiliate: Back to Basics, Don’t Sell Kim Chi, + More

– Are your email blasts losing their punch? Read this refresher to see what you could be slipping up on. [MediaPost] – The days of display advertising without someone looking over your shoulder are almost gone: Is this a good thing? [Adotas] – Why Seth Godin doesn’t sell kim chi…. Read more“AM Affiliate: Back to Basics, Don’t Sell Kim Chi, + More”

Why Major Brands Need To Beware False Advertising

From Seth Godin‘s blog comes a quintessential marketing truth that, in this age of social media and rapid word-of-mouth potential, is something that many major B2C brands would do well to remember. A choice excerpt: If the ad leads to expect one thing and we don’t get it, we’re more… Read more“Why Major Brands Need To Beware False Advertising”

AM Affiliate: The United States of Autocomplete, Exploding Droid Phones, + More

– The outcome of the Button Shape Case Study: Curiously intriguing. [Mr. Green] – Seth Godin is in need of a few brilliant social media mavens and is willing to pay $25,000 for them. [Seth Godin] – Could the US government be trying to replicate the Great Firewall of China… Read more“AM Affiliate: The United States of Autocomplete, Exploding Droid Phones, + More”

Who Wants to Teach Kelli Space How to Become A Super Affiliate?

Well, first some background into who Kelli Space is: A college grad who has racked up, with interest, $200K in debt, by following the advice that, “A quality education should never be measured by its high price tag.” Newser has the full story, including how she’s worked it out so… Read more“Who Wants to Teach Kelli Space How to Become A Super Affiliate?”