A little over a month ago I blogged about 7 affiliate marketers who were nominated for Small Business Influencers 2011 awards, an initiative by Small Business Trends to highlight those “who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market.”
On the day that I spoke at Affiliate Summit East a couple weeks ago, I received the following Twitter shoutout from Aprile Parella:
This was how I found out that I “didn’t make the cut”. However, it was an honor to learn that I made the Honorable Mentions list that they introduced to honor those “who were very close in votes, as well as those who did not get a large popular vote but surely deserve recognition”. After all, being listed on the same list with Apple, Business Intelligence Report, Epson, Fast Company, Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell and other major business influencers is a tremendous honor.
But back to the influential affiliate marketers and who made what list…
We had 3 on the Small Business Influencer Champions list (I decided to also link to their blogs and Twitter handles):
…and 2 on the Honorable Mentions list:
My sincere congratulations to all!! It’s altogether humbling and very encouraging to be up there with you, my friends.
Thank you also to everyone who voted for me. It pumps me with energy to keep going.