Posts by Missy Ward

About Missy Ward

Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com, and manages many of her own affiliate sites. She is a 2013-2014 PMA Board Member and is the Marketing Chair. Visit her affiliate marketing blog at MissyWard.com.

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“If the user is having a problem, it’s our problem.” -Steve Jobs

It is affectionately known as “UX” (user experience), and it rules the Internet. Websites grow or fade because of it, e-commerce stores succeed or fail according to …

Follow Affiliate Summit East 2013 on RebelMouse

Affiliate Summit is using RebelMouse to help organize and follow the #ASE13 hashtag for Affiliate Summit East 2013 with a page at https://www.rebelmouse.com/ase13/. If you’re not familiar with hashtags, they are keywords preceded with a pound sign (#), which are used to organize messages on social networks, facilitating the search for the keyword. We are [...]

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Newbie Affiliate Marketing Lab at Affiliate Summit East 2013

We are excited to announce that we’ll be holding our first Affiliate Marketing Newbie Lab during Affiliate Summit East 2013. The Affiliate Marketing Newbie Lab provides you direct access to experienced affiliate marketers that can answer any questions that you may have. Get the needed information you need to improve your affiliate marketing skills. Come [...]

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Affiliate Summit East 2013 Networking Pub Crawl

We’re excited to announce the addition of a Networking Pub Crawl taking place during Affiliate Summit East 2013. Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, August 20th from 2pm-4pm to mix, mingle and have a beer courtesy of participating Affiliate Summit East 2013 exhibitors and sponsors. Attendees will be provided with a map denoting [...]

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Your Industry Needs You Now

In 2012, through generous pledges from a multitude of companies in the Performance Marketing Industry, the PMA succeeded in having the Affiliate Nexus legislation declared unconstitutional in Illinois. Much to our dismay, the state has filed an appeal (although our Counsel feels strongly that their case is very weak). We are at a time-sensitive and [...]

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Affiliate Marketing Happy Hour during SXSW

Join Affiliate Summit, DIYThemes, For Me to Coupon, Marketing Clique and Schaaf-PartnerCentric for an Open-Bar Affiliate Marketing Happy Hour at the start of SXSW. All Affiliate Marketers Welcome. No SXSW badge needed. When: Friday, March 8th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm Where: J Blacks 710 W. 6th Street Austin RSVP Here: http://sxswaffiliate-eorg.eventbrite.com/ Hope to see you [...]

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Affiliate Summit Acquires Revenews

Affiliate Summit, the premier affiliate marketing conference, has acquired online news outlet Revenews. ReveNews is a news blog that focuses on B2B topics in the online marketing industry with a special focus on affiliate marketing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will include absorption of the ReveNews site into the overall Affiliate [...]

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Debunking the Top 25 Performance Marketing Influencers List from ImpactRadius.com

Social scoring does not segment a person’s ability to influence within an industry, but rather provides just a single number to rank them across the board. So folks with large Twitter followings, high Klout Scores and PeerIndex scores in general, will likely outrank people that are truly influential in a specific industry.

Illinois House Bill 3659 Stomps on Small Businesses

The unfortunate reality of HB3659, as it stands, is that it is simply a red herring. It will not create a level playing field for booksellers or other retailers in Illinois and will not bring in the anticipated levels of tax dollar generated revenue that Illinois is seeking.