motivating marketers

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

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 …

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Set Achievable Goals and Look Beyond Extrinsic Rewards

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 — …

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Motivation by Money Versus Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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 …

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Become a Better Motivator by Appealing to Deep Seated Needs

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 …

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While Motivating Affiliates, Care for Little Guy Fostering Pride

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 …

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Art of Soliciting Affiliate Feedback & Raising Interest

Some time ago I joined an affiliate program. I do this frequently — to analyze the styles and approaches of various affiliate program managers. I am not doing this to make money on (or promote) the merchants who run these affiliate programs. However, out of hundreds of affiliate programs who …

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Nicholson's Motivation Method & Affiliate Context

Today I’ve read an good article by Nigel Nicholson in the Harvard Business Review 81 (1) of 2003. In it, the author looks into the question of motivating “problem people.” Looking at manager-employee relationship in the traditional management context, he described his recipe for working with employees that are neither …

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Focus on Personal Advancement, Needs and Goals

After my previous two posts on motivating affiliates [Introduction to affiliate motivation and Intrinsic motivation as ultimate goal] I have been reading a lot about different models and frameworks, approaches and interpretations. But today’s reading from Haslam’s Psychology in Organizations: The Social Identity Approach summarized them all too beautifully for …

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