With over 4,700 in attendance in the Las Vegas Wynn Hotel, Affiliate Summit 2011 is nothing short of spectacular.
Up from only 150 in attendance from just 5 years ago, the upsurge in the affiliate industry is growing rapidly, which is readily apparent trying to navigate the packed halls for this event.
The people I have met so far are amazing. Some of the most brilliant programmers, internet marketers and conversion specialists are in attendance.
In addition, I have had the opportunity to bump into the likes of DK (purpose inc), Gray Wolf a.k.a Michael Gray, SEO genius Stephan Spencer, John Chow (old school affiliate), Andy Rodriquez (Andy Rodriguez Consulting) and others from the SEO and internet marketing realm, in addition to the hundreds of underground super affiliates “crushing it” in their own respective online markets.
Hat tip to Shawn Collins (the Big Boss) on the event and the kick ass session from Drew Eric Whitman today (www.cashvertising.com) where he passed along over 26 years of practical advertising and consumer psychology compiled from the masters of marketing such as David Ogilvy, Claude Hopkins, John Caples, Starch Research and others.
In under one hour, Drew (The Direct Response Surgeon) Whitman’s action-packed session left you with all the tools you need to bring your A- Game to fine-tune conversions, regardless of what you sell to who.
Even heavyweight conversion optimization specialist Tim Ash from Site Tuners concurred, holding down a front-row seat in the event to absorb Drew’s masterful session in action.
I have to get back to the action now, with informative keynotes from industry experts, the meet market (where you can network until you drop) and the killer parties happening after hours (thank you Brian Littleton from Shareasale for the amazing 10th anniversary party at Tryst) there is no time to waste…
Hope to see you there next time, as this is an event you definitely don’t want to miss if you are serious about success in 2011.