Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Triad Media joins LinkTrust mega-booth at ASE10

Triad Media is no stranger to the affiliate marketing business or Affiliate Summit East. This year they’re exhibiting for the first time in the LinkTrust mega-booth.

We asked Ryan Friesner from Triad Media a few questions about the upcoming show. Here’s what he had to say:

LinkTrust: What do you like the best about attending Affiliate Summit?
Ryan: A free trip to NYC right?  We like ASE because it is the one show that hits our core business, affiliate marketing.  We get to meet in person the people we work with all year and make new industry connections.  It’s also a great team building exercise for our crew.

LinkTrust: Why did you decide to exhibit with LinkTrust?
Ryan: This is our first booth so it was a great way to test the waters. LT helped us a ton and it costs less.  Also, we are “powered by LinkTrust” and proud to be associated with the company – it is a big part of our day-to-day business. 

LinkTrust: What do you look forward to about the show in August?
Ryan: We look forward to our first booth, getting to know the LT team better and meeting new business colleagues.  A couple parties here and there never hurt anyone either.

LinkTrust: What tips do you have for people looking to do business with Triad Media?
Ryan: None! That’s why you should work with us, you don’t need any tips!  Whether you are new to the online space or a seasoned affiliate marketer, we are easy to work with, honest, available pretty much 24/7 and have deep industry experience we are happy to share with our clients and affiliates.

We’re excited to have Triad Media join us in the mega-booth. Be sure to stop by #2100 to say hello!

Find NutraProfit in LinkTrust mega-booth at ASE10

We caught up with Chris Gafoor of NutraProfit to find out what he was looking forward to about Affiliate Summit. Here’s what he had to say:

What does NutraProfit offer at Affiliate Summit?

We are launching our “Turnkey Health & Beauty Campaigns” this coming September, and chose to give publishers, merchants and networks alike, a sneak- peek at our premium quality, private-label health and beauty product lines.

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) marketers are racing online, as more and more consumers are going online to find, research, and buy CPG products. As per a recent eMarketer survey, approximately 51% of all Internet users in the US are women (five million more than men); with “Skin Care” items firmly affixed as the #1 Consumer Packaged Good they purchase.  As such, we offer publishers, merchants and networks with a large selection of premium quality, private-label health and beauty product lines, while providing a ‘turnkey’, integrated approach in 3 simple steps.

By partnering with NutraProfit for your nutraceutical and cosmeceutical needs, you receive the expertise and direction of traditional and online marketing professionals with a wealth of experience to guide you through concept creation, design, development, and distribution of your finished product.

Why did you decide to exhibit with LinkTrust?

Our decision to exhibit alongside LinkTrust was made on the basis of building long-term partnerships with other networks sharing the same tracking and reporting technology.  As a LinkTrust partner, we all typically share the same challenges, and 2010 has continued the trend as we all experienced an onslaught of merchant processing issues earlier in the year and affiliate fraud continues to be a major concern for both merchants and networks alike.  By fostering better relationships with our network partners, we hope to fill the gap by building high-converting, sustainable offers that deliver quality leads and customers for our valued advertisers.

What do you look forward to about the show in August?

We are looking forward to meeting with other networks, particularly on the LinkTrust platform, as many of them have already taken their first steps in launching their own ‘in-house’ health and beauty campaigns.  Overall sales in the health and beauty category are expected to surpass $17 billion in 2010, with more than $2 billion being spent by CPG advertisers in 2011.  As health and beauty offers continue to lead most verticals, in terms of EPC, many networks are looking for a “turnkey” integrated solution and we’ve designed our business around that very same concept.

What do you like the best about attending Affiliate Summit?

For us, Affiliate Summit is a premier networking event, to finally put a face to a name.  Nonetheless, we are also looking forward to fostering new relationships with other software vendors, merchants, and of course, publishers.  Personally speaking, I’m looking forward to attending some of the networking events, in the evenings, many of them being held at some of New York’s hottest and hippest nightclubs in and around the city.  If the traffic on the tradeshow floor is light during the mornings, as they usually are during the ‘hangover’ period, I may even steal a few hours to check out our competitors and check-in to a few valuable workshops.

What tips do you have for people looking to do business with NutraProfit?

If you’re looking to private-label a health and beauty product line, I would recommend spending a fair amount of time getting to know your target market and demographic group.  We offer our clients a large selection of pre-formulated product lines, comprised of natural, scientifically-proven actives and ingredients in their purest, most concentrated forms.  Consequently, we are by no means the lowest-cost supplier simply because we offer a premium, high quality product line, balanced with a high degree of service and back-end support that is required to build long-term sustainable income for our clients.

Simply Ink exhibits in LinkTrust ASE10 mega-booth

Joining us again for Affiliate Summit East, the Simply Ink team is excited to say hello to all of the people who stop by their spot in the LinkTrust mega-booth.

"I really enjoy quality face-to-face time with my clients/vendors and getting to know them on a personal level," said Poolak Forutanpour of Simply Ink. "It's always good to be able to identify a person's name to the actual person after doing business with them for so long."

This is the second time that Simply Ink will be in the LinkTrust mega-booth.

"LinkTrust offers an affordable and effortless alternative to exhibiting at Affiliate Summit," said Forutanpour. "They make it so easy that the question they leave you with is, 'Why not?"

The Simply Ink team said that they believe that Affiliate Summit East is a more mellow and intimate show than Affiliate Summit West. This low-key environment gives more opportunity to meet and form meaningful relationships with new and existing clients and publishers.

"In addition, since New York is a big hub, there is a higher chance that you will get to meet and work with vendors who accept international traffic," explained Forutanpour.

For those looking to work with Simply Ink, they are looking for quality publishers to drive traffice to their offers via e-mail, search, banner, display, contextual, blogs, newsletters and exit traffic.

Contact Poolak Forutanpour with any questions at 310-734-2623, poolak@ldproducts.com or on AIM and Skype at poolaki.

Monday, August 9, 2010

iLead Interactive in the LinkTrust mega-booth at ASE10

“Don’t sweat the small stuff. That’s our job!”

That’s the slogan for iLead Interactive and they take it to heart. That’s why they are coming to you at Affiliate Summit East. Exhibiting in the LinkTrust mega-booth this year, they will be easy to find among all the chaos on the tradeshow floor.

“I like networking and making new business contacts at Affiliate Summit East,” said Landon Taylor of iLead Interactive. “We are exhibiting with LinkTrust because it is great exposure and the best of the best use LinkTrust.”

This year the iLead Interactive team is looking forward to reconnecting with key partners and good friends in the industry. You can find the team at their home base in the LinkTrust mega-booth, #2100.

GetAds exhibiting in LinkTrust ASE10 mega-booth

When you’re wandering around the exhibit hall in the Hilton next week, you’ll be sure to notice GetAds in booth #2100.

They are exhibiting in the LinkTrust mega-booth again and looking forward to the start of the show.

“We like Affiliate Summit, probably, for many of the same reasons all the companies go to Summit,” said Laura Cruz of GetAds. “It’s a great show, with many opportunities to strengthen our current contacts as well as meet others. We are pretty social.”

Along with finding the green grass in the LinkTrust booth comfortable, GetAds is looking forward to doing business in the Big Apple.

“There seem to be more private and niche get-togethers at Affiliate Summit,” said Cruz. “This enables us to really talk to other people about specific marketing techniques.

Always on the cutting edge of the affiliate marketing industry, GetAds is ready to help you find success.

“We invite you to get to know us through our blog and facebook page,” said Cruz. “Many companies claim what sets them apart, but when it comes down to it, it’s the people at the company. We want you to know us and to want to work with us.”

Here at LinkTrust we love everyone at GetAds and know that you will too! Find their blog here and you’ll like their facebook page too.

Digital Target Marketing in LinkTrust ASE10 booth

After a successful show in Las Vegas, exhibiting in the LinkTrust mega-booth, DTM partners jumped at the chance to repeat their experience in New York at Affiliate Summit east.

“LinkTrust has a great reputation and they are a very valuable part of our business,” said Katie Pala. “Their entire team is easy to work with and always available to help with any request. We’ve been working with them for over a year now and foresee us being partners for many years to come.”

Exhibiting in the LinkTrust mega-booth, the DTM Partners team is excited for Affiliate Summit East next week.

“We are looking forward to the hundreds of quality exhibitors and educational sessions,” said Pala. “We are also looking forward to having our drawing for a chance to win an “As Seen on TV” product. Please make sure you stop by our booth and drop off your business card for your chance to win.”

Great prizes at the DTM booth aren’t the only winning combination to look forward to in New York.

“The best thing about Affiliate Summit is the opportunity to network with new businesses and meet current partners and clients face-to-face,” said Pala. “So many great ideas come from our individual and group meetings.”

Before you stop by booth #2100 to say hello, get some background on DTM Partners. They specialize in Direct Response Marketing. Since 2008, they have worked directly with clients to produce the highest converting campaigns to provide affiliates with maximum payouts and commission’s month after month. DTM Partners currently has more than 100 exclusive offers in multiple verticals and adds many new offers each month.

You may have heard of some of their well-known campaigns including magicJack, iRenew, Ab Circle, Space Bag and Bare Lifts.

“We are sending a great group people to Affiliate Summit and would like to meet with you and talk about how we can do business together,” said Pala. “See you in New York!”