The CJU 2009 Affiliate Marketing Conference in Santa Barbara, California is coming up fast. It seems like just yesterday the last conference ended after a great week of networking, social events, great seafood on the pier and an even a Polo Match.
This years event will be held September 15 – 17, 2009 at the usual location, the Fess Parker Double Tree hotel right along the beach. CJU is always an awesome time, the weather is always beautiful, the food is amazing (and probably the best of any conference) and the atendees are some of the best and brightest in the industry. If you are into affiliate marketing, register now for CJU 2009 and make your plans now to head out to Santa Barbara in mid September once again!
The summer is flying by and it is time to start thinking about WebmasterWorld PubCon Vegas 2009 already! Early registration for PubCon Vegas 2009 just opened today and if you register before July 30, 2009 you can get the full access pass for only $599.00 whereas if you wait to buy on site, it will cost $1,299 so book now and save a whopping $700.00!
It’s no secret Vegas is hurting. You can often do cartwheels down the Las Vegas strip in the traditionally busy evenings and not run into a soul. Combine the early registration discount with a town practically giving away hotel rooms (and probably show tickets and meal discounts) in an effort to get you to gamble and you can go to one of the best online marketing and social media conferences around on a shoestring, even if you can’t get company funding for it.
While you are there get discount Las Vegas show tickets at Tix4Tonight.com, go hit some great restaurants and maybe even try your hand at a hand of black jack or two. When you book your trip, the best deals can often be found on an Orbitz flight and hotel package. Make sure to look for Orbitz coupons as well. You can usually knock another $75 – $100 off your room and flight total with an Orbitz coupon. Get your bags packed and get ready to head out to Vegas for WebmasterWorld PubCon 2009, November 10-13, 2009!
Posted by Adam
on April 01, 2009
SEO Grail - Philadelphia
It was another excellent SEO Grail meeting of local search marketers and those interested in getting into the industry on Tuesday night! If you are in the Philadelphia area and want to do some networking with fellow search marketers, head on over the the Meetup.com SEO Grail page, signup for the group and stop over for one of the monthy meetings.
There are a variety of people who typically show up but it tends to be a small, close knit group of people from SEO/SEM pros with years of experience, to lawyers, tech people, consultants and independent web professionals. There is usually a presentation fo some sort on anything from the latest tools for spying on competitors to PPC and affiliate marketing. There are usually some leads on jobs from some of the attendees if you are looking for a job and the night usually ends up with a beer or two at a local pub if the event is not held at a bab like the Manaynk Brew Pub.
There may also be a sushi outing at the all you can eat sushi buffet, Minado Sushi, in East Norriton. It’s a great place to go pig out on sushi, raw oysters and tons of other fish and Japanese food!
Despite a tough economy, slowing e-commerce sales and a glum outlook for 2009 and beyond, Affiliate Summit West 2009 scheduled to kick off in Las Vegas on January September 11, 2009 SOLD OUT. For as long as the Internet has been around, affiliates have been running circles around agencies and in-house teams when it comes to marketing, selling and making money online by aligning their websites and search campaigns with the way people search for, think about and want to buy products and services. Simply put, affiliates let analytics and performance guide their decisions and budget outlays rather than putting a bunch of overpaid clueless people in a room to brainstorm like they are coming up with irrelevant [to the web] creative concepts for the next national Pepsi television campaign.
Affiliate Summit West 2009 will be packed with some of the best marketers in the industry – the ones that can actually sell things instead of the ones that just talk about seling things and make up metrics to justify online advertising campaigns.
The event will be held at the ROI Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas which should be a nice place to have the conference since the hotel and convention center will both be in one place.
I’ll be getting in the afternoon of Janaury 10th and staying at Planet Hollywood through the morning of the 15th. Will probably be meeting up with Online Marketer for the traditional all you can eat sushi at Todai Sushi right in the Planet Hollywood mall. The Steelers will also be beating up on the Chargers so will be watching the game somewhere in Vegas as well.
Stay up to date with the latest info on Affiliate Summit West 2009 Vegas on Twitter and come meet some of the best marketing mind in the business who actually know how to sell stuff.
Posted by Adam
on November 15, 2008
WebmasterWorld PubCon 2009
WebmasterWorld just announced a second surprise PubCon in the US for 2009. It’s going to be held in Austin, Texas March 11-13. The details of the conference may be found on the PubCon Austin Blog Post. There will be speakers, the traditional PubCon on the last day and of course good times to be had by all. Get ready to gear up for PubCon Austin and then PubCon Vegas again in 2009.