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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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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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Aug 30, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Rich Plakas

Rich Plakas, who is the Founder at Connected Systems, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Rich Plakas
Episode 18

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

We discussed...

  • His BBQ technique and tools
  • The days he was working in NYC
  • Rescuing a tarantula from a tarantula hawk
  • A cruise with Jester King
  • Setting up home automation

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Aug 23, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller, who is the CEO at Forge Media, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jonathan Miller
Episode 17

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

We discussed...

  • His Google rankings
  • Reviewing a business on Facebook
  • Attending a Zumba convention
  • His favorite airports in the world
  • Jason Calacanis
  • His face on a tortilla at SXSW

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Aug 16, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Ashley Coombe

Ashley Coombe, who is the Marketing Director at Shareist, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Ashley Coombe

Episode 16

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

We discussed...

  • Why Ashley has In-N-Out Burger in Las Vegas as her Twitter header
  • A service she used to run called Castle Rock Now
  • Teaching yoga
  • Getting edibles in a sketchy neighborhood
  • Maybe writing a second book
  • drunkMall

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Aug 8, 2016

This Week’s Guest: David Vogelpohl

David Vogelpohl, who is the Vice President of Web Strategy at WP Engine, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

David Vogelpohl
Episode 15

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 first Tweet back in 2008
  • Statue of Liberty vs. Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
  • His favorite cities
  • A Flickr account with mostly owl photos
  • Old days of Usenet
  • DavidVogelpohl.com

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Aug 2, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark, who is the Chief Technology Officer of Apogee, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Daniel M. Clark

Episode 14

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

We discussed...

  • Losing the #1 spot in Google for his name
  • His past and future with podcasting
  • Why he started wearing his Kangol hat
  • People threatening Pokemon Go players with violence
  • A sequel to his Big Book of Spam?
  • Eric Nagel for President

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Jul 26, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Wade Tonkin

Wade Tonkin, who is the Affiliate Manager at Fanatics.com, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Wade Tonkin

Episode 13

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

We discussed...

  • Cooking Korean BBQ
  • How he started following Tottenham Hotspur
  • Running vs. Yoga
  • Traveling on Amtrak
  • The Exorcist Steps in Washington, DC
  • Getting bad seats on airplanes

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Jul 19, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Rachel Honoway

Rachel Honoway, who is CEO of FMTC, a premier affiliate datafeed and tool provider, and President of the Performance Marketing Association Board of Directors, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Rachel Honoway

Episode 12

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

We discussed...

  • Rachel's first job
  • Yoga and her site, PrettyHardWork.com
  • Homemade pet deodorizer
  • Why she pins items about hearing loss on Pinterest
  • Her first Tweet
  • Marrying her college sweetheart

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Jul 12, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Melissa Salas

Melissa Salas, who is Senior Director of Marketing at Swiss Watch International, and was co-host for the TV show BuyTV from 2006-2013, as well as the Director of Marketing & Public Relations from 2000 to 2013 at Buy.com, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.



Episode 11

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

We discussed...

  • Her trip to Australia
  • How to pronounce her last name
  • Lakers chances against the Warriors
  • USC football
  • AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer
  • FLOC (Future Leaders of Our Community)
  • Living in southern California

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Jul 6, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Jim Kukral

Jim Kukral, who has published ten books and owns the Author Marketing Club, an online tools and training membership with over 27,000 members, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Jim Kukral

Episode 10

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

We discussed...

  • Getting elected to his city council
  • Interviewing Tucker Max
  • Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns
  • Progressive Field vs. Yankee Stadium
  • Mandals
  • Coaching his son in football

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Jun 28, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Sean Steinmarc

Sean Steinmarc launched the startup, psGive, sits on the steering committee for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, and is currently a member of Goodnik and AlleyNYC.

He also enjoys cooking, playing kickball, and drinking whiskey. 

Sean Steinmarc

Episode 9

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...

  • Watching Spice World at the gym
  • The best BBQ in the NYC area
  • His glory days of kickball
  • Eating Taco Bell on St. Patrick's Day
  • Early 90s hip hop
  • His top cities in Foursquare

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Jun 23, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Sam Harrelson

 

Sam runs the Harrelson Agency in Columbia, SC, and he's been a frequent speaker and podcaster on marketing and social media for over ten years.

He's also an ordained minister, had a book published on Assyrian archaeology, and has been a school teacher. 

Sam Harrelson and Shawn Collins

Episode 8

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

We discussed...

  • Using Venmo
  • Riding Segways in Las Vegas
  • Documentaries about Kurt Cobain
  • His reviews on Rate My Teachers
  • Steve Bartman and the Chicago Cubs
  • Amy the virtual assistant
  • Inbox Zero

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Jun 14, 2016

This Week’s Guest: Lisa Picarille

Lisa is a veteran journalist who began her career as a professional sports writer in Boston and has headed the news departments of major high tech news organizations including Wired.com, TechWeb.com, TechTV.com and CRN.com. Her work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, CRM Magazine, PCWeek, MacWeek, Computerworld and InfoWorld.

Lisa entered the affiliate marketing space as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Revenue Magazine, and has been a podcaster, speaker, and winner of numerous industry awards.

Lisa Picarille

Episode

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

We discussed...

  • Her former colleague, Dan Lyons
  • Things she's pinned on Pinterest
  • Her first Tweet
  • A recent visit by Bernie Sanders
  • Glamping
  • Pablo Sandoval

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Jun 7, 2016

This Week’s Guest

Shawn Drewry describes himself as "Just a normal kid from Brooklyn."

He has been an affiliate for years, and most recently he's been posting frequent affiliate advice videos on the YouTube channel, "Affiliate Marketing Discussion."

Shawn Drewry
Episode

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

We discussed...

  • Running a marathon
  • Why he let a domain with his name expire
  • Sabrett hot dogs
  • Brooklyn vs. Delaware
  • The Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium
  • Using MySpace to network in the old days

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May 31, 2016

This Week’s Guest

An expert in multichannel direct response marketing for more than 25 years, Marty M. Fahncke brings a unique and proven track record of success to his audiences.

Having been involved in marketing campaigns that have generated more than $1 billion in sales, Marty has seen what works… and what doesn't.

He presents to audiences across the country on topics related to internet marketing, social media, affiliate marketing, direct response television and more.

Marty Fahncke

Episode

Marty has been working in direct response marketing for a quarter century, and he could chat about it all day.

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

We discussed...

  • His annoyance and preference of phones
  • How Lance Armstrong messed up cycling for him
  • Rooting for the Kansas City Royals
  • Never returning to Steak 'n Shake
  • Celebrating the Gettysburg Address

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May 24, 2016

This Week’s Guest

Priest Willis, Sr is a 14 year veteran in eCommerce marketing. He has a diverse knowledge in big industry, service organizations, and smaller start-ups.

He is the Global Affiliate Marketing Manager at Lenovo, as well as the Chief Giver at Affiliate Mission, an affiliate marketing and management agency.

Priest Willis

Episode

Priest has worked in e-commerce for 14 years, and has a wealth of experience and insight there.

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

We discussed...

  • His son owning him in search results for their name
  • How he is considering veganism
  • Moving from Wisconsin to North Carolina
  • The people who influence him
  • Buying gigs on Fiverr
  • Cutting the cord on cable TV

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May 18, 2016

This Week’s Guest

Kim Rowley has been in the affiliate marketing space since 1998 and is the founder of Key Internet Marketing, Inc. What originally began with a hobby of a coupon code site has grown into a multitude of websites and niche blogs, including ShoppingKim.com, WorkInMyPajamas.com, and ShoeaholicsAnonymous.com.

Her expertise in performance-based marketing has been expanded to consult merchants, businesses and publishers on affiliate management options as well.

Ms. Rowley has been featured in several publications including USA Today and Revenue Magazine, and has presented on specific topics of ecommerce entrepreneurship, content creation and monetization strategies at such events as Affiliate Summit, BlogWorld New Media Expo, and Infotec. Kim is also an Adjunct Professor for the University of San Francisco teaching Advanced Affiliate Marketing Techniques.

Kim volunteers her time as a SCORE counselor to share her marketing expertise, and serves as a member of the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board, as well as several local civic organizations. Kim proudly displays her Affiliate Marketing Legend Award Trophy that she won at the 2012 Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards in her home office in the middle of nowhere, aka Nebraska.

Kim Rowley

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Kim has been an affiliate marketer since 1998, so she's seen a lot and done a lot in the industry.

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

We discussed...

  • Her card in Cards Against Humanity
  • Why she doesn't use the domain with her name
  • Being on the Steve Harvey Show
  • IKEA meatballs
  • Steven Avery from Making a Murderer
  • Ideas for Putt Putt Golf Courses

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May 10, 2016

This Week’s Guest

Tricia Meyer (@sunshinetricia) is the owner of Sunshine Rewards, Helping Moms Connect, and other niche sites.

She frequently speaks and writes about affiliate marketing topics such as monetizing blogs, affiliate and affiliate manager relationships, and the basics of affiliate marketing.

She serves as the Executive Director for the Performance Marketing Association. She is also a partner in WineClubGroup.com.

Tricia has been a finalist for the Pinnacle Award for Industry Advocate and won Affiliate of the Year in 2014 and Best Blogger in 2012.

Tricia Meyer

Episode

Tricia's Twitter bio describers here as... "Lawyer, blogger, and affiliate marketer. I find fun in Disney, Steelers, and my family. Proud IU Law and Ball State alum. Owner of Sunshine Rewards."

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

We discussed...

  • Why she has tricia.me, instead of triciameyer.com
  • The other Tricia Meyer she battles in the SERPs
  • What she wanted to do when she was in college
  • Movies with the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Walking in the AVON 39
  • Sixlets candy
  • Singing karaoke

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May 3, 2016

This Week’s Guest

Adam is the founder of Adam Riemer Marketing, LLC. (ARM). Adam has over 10 years of online marketing experience and is the trusted source for strategy, campaign creation & execution for companies from the Fortune 500 to mom & pop shops.

Adam has spoken and been booked on panels internationally at various conferences & events. Some of the topics he has spoken on, and some of the services he can offer your company include; affiliate marketing, PPC, SEO, CSEs, email optimization, channel development, sales funneling, online strategy, user experience & conversion rate optimization & more.

Prior to starting ARM, Adam worked in house at various Inc. 500 companies. He played a key role in the strategy & the implementation of their campaigns helping them grow into multi-million dollar corporations. Adam would like to invite you to join his managed programs as well as contact him at adamr (at) adamriemer (dot) me if he can help with your marketing.

Episode

Adam Riemer runs an agency, but that doesn't define him. I wanted to learn more about the real Adam, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

We discussed...

  • Interesting results for Adam's name in Google Images
  • Presidential candidates as SEOs
  • Giant gummy bears
  • The story behind Adam's Twitter handle
  • Adam's karaoke singing
  • The plan after his agency
  • Whether entrepreneurs are all crazy

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