Please drop me a line if you'll be attending the Affiliate Summit 2005 being held in Vegas, June 13th and 14th. I'll be there too, as a member of the “What Affiliates Want” panel discussion.
I'm gonna be like a kid in a candy store.
My list of affiliate ‘wants' is as long as my arm… and the ‘powers that be' affiliate managers will be at the Summit. Yee-ha!
Here are just a few items on that list…
Let's start with clean, well-categorized datafeeds, shall we?
How about on-going fresh creative that includes direct email ads, product reviews and customer testimonials WITH affiliate links embedded?
Most of all… how about some responsiveness? I won't say which major network this was (it wasn't CJ), but it took them more than a week to respond to one simple email query, and then they still didn't answer my question. Gee, and they wonder why I don't/won't promote their merchants.
What about you? What are your biggest beefs and bugaboos with affiliate programs?
Let me know and I'll do my best to get your message out to the appropriate people.