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This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins

This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins is focused on the people behind the affiliate management/OPM companies, advertisers/merchants, affiliates/publishers, and affiliate networks. There are no tips or resources. No business advice. On each episode, Shawn interviews a new guest related to the industry, so you can learn more about the people of affiliate marketing. After all, affiliate marketing is about the people; not the companies.
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Mar 14, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Karen Garcia

Karen Garcia, Co-Founder of Lab6 Media, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Karen Garcia

Episode 43

I wanted to learn more about the real Karen, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Her background in physics
  • Whether or not she ever sang karaoke
  • Why she regularly donates blood
  • An explanation of the math on her Facebook cover photo
  • The Oroville Dam scare
  • Her first Tweet

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Mar 7, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Vinny O'Hare

Vinny O'Hare, President of AwesomeGang.com, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.
Vinny O'Hare
Episode 42

I wanted to learn more about the real Vinny, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • How he became an Atlanta Falcons fan
  • Using Evernote to help his love life
  • Working as a volunteer firefighter
  • His secret pink drink
  • A MacGyver bike light
  • His favorite car

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Feb 28, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Justin Rondeau

Justin Rondeau, Director of Optimization at Digital Marketer, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.
Justin Rondeau

Episode 41

I wanted to learn more about the real Justin, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Why Home Depot is one of his favorite sports teams
  • His first Tweet
  • His mustache thing
  • Singing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in karaoke
  • Fraternity days
  • Complaining to Uber

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Feb 21, 2017

This Week’s Guest: James Thompson aka JT

James Thompson, Co-Founder of Daft Labs, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

James Thompson

Episode 40

I wanted to learn more about the real JT, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • His Keto pizza
  • Living in Alaska and other places
  • An endorsement for Jenkins on LinkedIn
  • Losing interest in Google+
  • Learning how to drink bourbon
  • Hill Farmstead through a beer bong

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Feb 15, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Michelle Held

Michelle Held, Owner of MetroNY, LLC, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Michelle Held
Episode 39

I wanted to learn more about the real Michelle, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Her favorite things to photograph on Instagram
  • Being on the Board of Directors of Kind Quilts Inc
  • Her vacation board on Pinterest
  • Being in Toastmasters
  • Rooting for Buffalo teams
  • Her first Tweet

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Feb 7, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Beth Kirsch

Beth Kirsch, Vice President, Marketing at Freedom Financial Network, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Beth Kirsch
Episode 38

I wanted to learn more about the real Beth, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Beth being endorsed on LinkedIn for Awesomeness and General Awesomeness
  • Long road trips with audio books
  • Following the Grateful Dead
  • Her first Tweet

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Jan 31, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Greg Hoffman

Greg Hoffman, President and CEO of Apogee, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Greg Hoffman

Episode 37

I wanted to learn more about the real Greg, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Watching Game 7 of the 2016 World Series
  • Giving a bad rating to a comic book store
  • A cam showing Sea Monkeys
  • 3D Movies in the 1980's
  • Working at newspapers
  • Being endorsed on LinkedIn for Using Pencils and Listening to Vinyl
  • Why he is known as the Gorilla

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Jan 24, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Brian Littleton

Brian Littleton, Owner of ShareASale, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Brian Littleton
Episode 36

I wanted to learn more about the real Brian, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • How he introduced Twitter to affiliate marketing
  • Why a celibate turtle was his first company logo
  • Interesting tips when playing piano
  • The reason he chose Vanderbilt University
  • Trying to do a three day juice diet cleanse
  • Wearing costumes on ski slopes

Brian snowboarding in his Donald Duck costume

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Jan 17, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Trisha Fawver

Trisha Fawver, CEO of Blinkstar Media, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Trisha Fawver
Episode 35

I wanted to learn more about the real Trisha, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • The Care Bear Stare
  • Her books on trains and cemeteries
  • Teen Wolf
  • Being endorsed for Windows Vista on LinkedIn
  • Her Pug, Pixel
  • Selling on Etsy

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Jan 10, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Jeannine Crooks

Jeannine Crooks, Client Services Manager of Affiliate Window US, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jeannine Crooks
Episode 34

I wanted to learn more about the real Jeannine, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Her first Tweet on the Thirty Day Challenge
  • Why Prague is her favorite travel destination
  • Her Pinterest board on cleaning the house
  • Watching baseball at Coors Field
  • Giving the local post office a poor rating

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Jan 4, 2017

This Week’s Guest: Jamie Birch

Jamie Birch, CEO of JEBCommerce, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jamie Birch

Episode 33

I wanted to learn more about the real Jamie, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • His first Tweet and why he wrote it
  • Getting into triathlons (some gremlins killed part of the answer)
  • His favorite quote
  • How he achieves inbox zero
  • Helping adults with developmental disabilities
  • The old and new Ghostbusters

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Dec 29, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Sean Dolan

Sean Dolan, President & COO of PushFire, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Sean Dolan

Episode 32

I wanted to learn more about the real Sean, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • His days as a DJ
  • Social media for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Coaching youth football
  • Helping the homeless
  • Appearing on the NBC reality competition, "FAME"
  • Competing in physical challenges

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Dec 21, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Vanessa Branco

Vanessa Branco, Co-Founder & CMO of Smactive, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Vanessa Branco
Episode 31

I wanted to learn more about the real Vanessa, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Walking the AVON 39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer
  • Her favorite New York Yankees player
  • Helping people with Cherished Feet
  • The best gluten free Italian food in NYC
  • Field of Dreams and other baseball movies 

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Dec 13, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Steve Hall

Steve Hall, conference photographer and the guy behind AdRants, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Steve Hall
Episode 30

I wanted to learn more about the real Steve, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • His school days at the University of Maine
  • The car he drives
  • Doing CrossFit
  • Why JetBlue is his favorite airline
  • Friday Night Lights, the series and movie
  • Spending time on the water

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Dec 6, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Sarah Bundy

Sarah Bundy, who is the Founder and CEO of All Inclusive Marketing, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Sarah Bundy
Episode 29

I wanted to learn more about the real Sarah, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Her favorite fiction and non-fiction books
  • Dressing up as Wonder Woman
  • Countries she'd like to visit
  • Cookies with avocado
  • Playing soccer against professionals

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Nov 29, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Jen Goode

Jen Goode, who is the Doodler in Charge at JGoode Designs, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jen Goode
Episode 28

I wanted to learn more about the real Jen, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • The origin of her penguin and his name
  • Her big hair days
  • The inspiration of donuts
  • Dominating in Google Images
  • Watching crime TV shows 

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Nov 18, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Jeremy Palmer

Jeremy Palmer, who is the Vice President of Marketing at Highwinds, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jeremy Palmer
Episode 27

I wanted to learn more about the real Jeremy, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Watching a Toronto Blue Jays game from a hotel room
  • His favorite city
  • How he became a New York Yankees fan growing up in Utah
  • The best taco place in Austin
  • A quote he likes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The mystery of a black dog in his Instagram

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Nov 8, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Richard Young

Richard Young, who is the Vice President, Advertising at ArcaMax Publishing, Inc., joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Richard Young

Episode 26

I wanted to learn more about the real Richard, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Acting in a production of Hello Dolly
  • Living in Newport News, VA
  • The music of Jimmy Buffett
  • The size of his email inbox
  • Homeschooling
  • March Madness brackets

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Nov 1, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Jen Myers Ward

Jen Myers Ward, who is the CEO of ebove & beyond, inc., joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jen Myers Ward

Episode 25

I wanted to learn more about the real Jen, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • The Carolina Panthers
  • Her fantasy football forfeit this week
  • Becoming a rugby fan
  • Star Wars videos on YouTube
  • Eric Church
  • CrossFit and why she wears big socks

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Oct 25, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Eric Nagel

Eric Nagel, who is the CTO of FMTC, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Eric Nagel
Episode 24

I wanted to learn more about the real Eric, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • His candidacy for the President of the United States
  • Why he links the word "search engine" to Google on his site
  • Playing harmonica
  • The lack of Uber in Buffalo
  • How he discovered Eric "ET the Hip Hop Preacher" Thomas
  • A Christmas Story vs. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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Oct 20, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Sal Conca

Sal Conca, who is the Owner of Sal Conca Marketing, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Sal Conca
Episode 23

I wanted to learn more about the real Sal, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Sal's Green Day tribute band
  • His guitars, states visited, and dislike of coffee
  • Going to University of Miami for college
  • Working with podcasts and indie films
  • A bar with tasty popcorn in NYC

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Oct 13, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Deb Carney

Deb Carney, who is the Owner of the BookGoodies Network, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Deb Carney
Episode 22

I wanted to learn more about the real Deb, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • The origin of her nickname, Loxly
  • The decline of Twitter
  • The books she's publishing
  • Music from the Dollyrots
  • Photography as a form of therapy
  • Showing cats vs. NASCAR

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Sep 27, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Todd Farmer

Todd Farmer, who is the Vice President of Affiliate Marketing Solutions at Inuvo, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Todd Farmer
Episode 21

I wanted to learn more about the real David, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Sharing his name with a movie script writer
  • The Civitan Youth Leadership and Diversity Conference
  • His first Tweet
  • Being an alumnus of Michigan State University
  • Bloody Mary Bars
  • Blogging at ToddFarmer.com
  • Watching Stranger Things

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Sep 20, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Amanda Orson

Amanda Orson, who is the Founder and Managing Partner at W2PY, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Amanda Orson

Episode 20

I wanted to learn more about the real Amanda, so I asked her a variety of questions I figured she had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Attending The Citadel for college
  • Why the iPhone 7 removed the headphone jack
  • Her days as a volunteer firefighter
  • Yuengling Ice Cream
  • Being a fan of the Washington Redskins and New York Rangers
  • The best cheesesteak in Philadelphia

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Sep 6, 2016

This Week’s Guest: David Dalka

David Dalka, who is the Founder and Managing Director at Fearless Revival, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

David Dalka Fearless Revival
Episode 19

I wanted to learn more about the real David, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • His interest in meteorology
  • Danny Meyer of Shake Shack
  • Silver Streak and other movies he loves
  • The Chicago Cubs
  • His old music site, MusicFrisk
  • Susan Cain on introverts
  • Dan Lyons on start-ups

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