5 Keys to Building High-Impact Relationships in Affiliate Marketing

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Earlier this week I participated on an exciting Affiliate Summit East 2012 panel [announced earlier here] where Eva Klein, Tony Pantano, Brook Schaaf, and yours truly discussed the importance of building high-impact relationships in affiliate marketing. Tony was looking at things from an affiliate standpoint, Brook was focusing more on relationships with internal team and Read More …

Motivation by Threat Never Works – Especially with Affiliates!

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Every email sent to an affiliate threatening them with “termination” unless they do something (and here it doesn’t matter what the affiliate manager is asking for — putting up links, traffic referrals, or lead/sale generation) is a big thick nail in the coffin of the affiliate program. Even in traditional management contexts threats are demotivating. Read More …

Puma Affiliate Manager’s Follow-Up Email Does Not Help

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Remember my Puma Affiliate Program Manager Doesn’t Get It post on 1/7/2011? Well, checking my affiliate account’s email box today I’ve found a follow-up message which reads as follows (highlighting mine): At first, when I just started reading it, I thought: “Awesome!! They finally get it!”… but as I read on, I realized that they Read More …

Set Achievable Goals and Look Beyond Extrinsic Rewards

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Those who follow my blog, magazine articles, and conference presentations know how fascinated I am with the subject of motivation, especially when it comes to effective motivation of such a unique “workforce” as affiliates. Needless to say why a post published on Econsultancy.com yesterday has immediately drawn my attention — right upon spotting its title Read More …

Motivation by Money Versus Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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A speech given by Dan Pink at the RSA and later animated by Cognitive Media was uploaded to YouTube last month, and has already received close to 400,000 views, and a storm of accolades from marketing and management professionals around the world. No wonder why. Dan talks one of the most fascinating subjects in the Read More …

Become a Better Motivator by Appealing to Deep Seated Needs

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Have you ever wondered if there are any other motivators available to affiliate program managers besides cash bonuses, prizes, and other extrinsic means of affiliate motivation? There are! It has also been proven that the more cash bonuses you give out, the more the per-bonus amount is expected to increase to create the same drive Read More …

While Motivating Affiliates, Care for Little Guy Fostering Pride

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Earlier this week I have received a newsletter geared at CSN Stores’ affiliates that have generated some traffic for their affiliate program, but no sales. The opening text of the newsletter read: Congratulations! You have been chosen as a CSN Stores Affiliate Program Rising Star. All the members of this group have been able to Read More …