7 Productivity Strategies for Affiliate Marketers

7 Productivity Strategies for Affiliate MarketersWhether you’re an experienced affiliate marketer, or are just getting into the game, you know that time and productivity are of the essence. Quite simply, the more time that you have to devote to your strategy, the more revenue that you can rake in.

However, it is not always easy to wake up and say, “I’m going to be more productive.” To form better habits and get more out of your workday, you must take a structured approach. Therefore, here are seven productivity tips that you can use to dramatically increase your daily output as an affiliate marketer:

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Team Member Spotlight: Michael Dunn

Team Member Spotlight: Michael DunnName: Michael Dunn
Title: Chief Technology Officer

Favorite Food: My Mom’s Homemade Breakfast Strata
Favorite Drink: Thomas Kemper Ginger Ale
Smartphone Model: Nokia 1020 Black

Tell us a little about yourself: I’m from the Columbia River Gorge, a little town called The Dalles, an hour east of Portland, OR. Although you probably don’t remember, at one point in life you’ve probably tried really hard to get to my hometown only to die of dysentery shortly before arrival (getting to The Dalles was the objective of the original Oregon Trail game). Other than that, I’m a serial entrepreneur, blessed to have lived in some of the most beautiful places on earth, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Columbia River Gorge, Salt Lake City/Wasatch Front, and now Austin, Texas.

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New Publisher Enhancements Launched: AdLock Widget Going Mobile, Faster Dashboard, Multiple SubIDs, and More!

New Publisher Enhancements Launched: AdLock Widget Goes Mobile, Faster Dashboard, Multiple SubIDs, and More!We are constantly striving to help you save time and earn more. Therefore, we are proud to announce some new enhancements to your publisher dashboard and to AdLock® technology. The enhancements listed below, however, are just the beginning. Be on the lookout for more AdLock technology enhancements, dashboard improvements, and other revenue-generating additions to the Adscend network!

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Don’t Forget to Give Thanks Today!

Happy Memorial Day 2014!The entire Adscend Media team hopes that you have a great Memorial Day!

As you are enjoying this day of remembrance, don’t forget to give thanks to those who have helped keep our country safe. Without the sacrifices of others, we would not have the freedoms that we are able to enjoy today.

5 Ways to Earn More With Adscend Media This Summer

5 Ways to Earn More With Adscend Media This SummerAt Adscend, we want you to have a great summer. We know that you work hard throughout the year, and once the weather starts to get warmer, we want you to enjoy your time in the sun. Therefore, we have compiled a list of network-related tips that you can execute immediately, allowing you to potentially see an increase in your network earnings within the next few months. Hopefully, this extra cash can help you have a summer to remember!

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Team Member Spotlight: Jordan Shortridge

Team Member Spotlight: Jordan ShortridgeName: Jordan Shortridge
Title: Advertiser Manager

Favorite Food: Little Caesars Cheese Pizza (don’t judge)
Favorite Drink: Unfiltered Wheat Beer
Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Anything from Starbucks!

Tell us a little about yourself: I think that I am best defined by who occupies the majority of my time, and that is my wife, three boys, and my work. All of which I love! I am constantly learning something new in all areas of life and that keeps me motivated and excited for whatever the day brings.

How long have you been at Adscend Media and what is your role at the company? I am an Adscend rookie, as I have only been here for three weeks now. I manage and develop new advertiser accounts. Continue reading

Adscend Media to Partner with Bravo Network for New Reality Show

Adscend Media to Partner with Bravo Network for New Reality Show Austin, Texas | April 1, 2014

Adscend Media, a leading incentive and content locking network, announced today that the company has reached an agreement with the Bravo television network to produce a reality television show based on internet marketing.

Tentatively titled Top Lock, the competition style reality show will feature a group of contestants competing in content locking promotion challenges. Judges for the show are yet to be determined, but filming is slated to begin in June 2016. The winner of Top Lock will receive the following prize package:

  • $35 in cash (could be more or less, depends on what is lying around the Adscend office petty cash)
  • A high five from any Adscend team member
  • A personalized voicemail message from Adscend Media CEO, Fehzan Ali
  • Some sort of confetti shower upon crowning as the Top Lock

When asked for more information about Top Lock, Tony Cohn of Adscend Media stated, “This show is an April Fools’ joke. However, I am happy to give a free high five to anyone upon request.”

Introducing the Adscend AdLock WordPress Plugin!

Introducing the Adscend AdLock WordPress Plugin!We are proud to announce today the launch of the Adscend AdLock WordPress Plugin! Allowing you to quickly add an AdLock Widget to your posts, pages, and attachments, our new plugin brings the power of AdLock® technology to your WordPress sites.

Before we proceed with providing you with the details on our new plugin, please note that you must have an Adscend Media publisher account in order to use the Adscend AdLock WordPress Plugin. To register for an Adscend Media publisher account, please apply here.

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Have Coffee with Adscend Media at ad:tech

7 Reasons Why You Need to Have Coffee with Adscend Media at ad:tech

We know that your time is valuable, and with ad:tech only a few weeks away, we are assuming that your schedule is probably starting to fill up. Therefore, we would love the chance to meet with you during ad:tech San Francisco and grab a quick coffee, tea, cola, or whatever beverage you prefer. Although we can’t guarantee that our services will be an exact match for your current needs, we are confident that our innovative content monetization technology, ROI-focused advertising services, or our diverse incentive offer inventory will be able to help increase your revenue in 2014 and beyond. Thus, for a deeper dive on how meeting with us can help your business grow, as well as increase your ad:tech ROI, here are:

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5 Ways to Boost Your Adscend Media Earnings in March

5 Ways to Boost Your Adscend Media Earnings in MarchWeddings, sporting events, graduations, vacations, and various other warm weather events are fast approaching in the next few months. At Adscend, we want you to have a record March (and have a little extra spending money for summer 8-) ) and have come up with a list of action items that you can implement immediately to help increase your earnings in March.

By taking advantage of recent enhancements to the Adscend network, and through utilizing AdLock® technology, the action items listed below have the ability to help publishers of all skill levels generate more revenue. Therefore, why not give a few of them a shot and see if you can turn a good March into a great one?

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Our Content Locking Technology is Now AdLock!

Our Content Locking Technology is Now AdLock!

What is AdLock?

Simply put, AdLock® is a powerful suite of content locking tools that will help you generate more revenue from your visitors and users. Our flagship solution, AdLock tools are customizable, adaptable to almost anything digital, and can display offers to your users or visitors based on their current location! Our current suite of AdLock tools includes:

AdLock® Widget: Previously known as our Content Gateway or Content Locker, the AdLock Widget is a flexible solution that allows you to monetize web content by locking user access to your premium content. The AdLock Widget is extremely easy to use, as it comes with a set-up wizard to help you customize your widget and guide you through the widget creation process. Once you have created your widget, all you have to do is place a simple snippet of code on your site and you are done! To learn more about the AdLock Widget, visit: https://adscendmedia.com/content-locking.php.

AdLock® Link: Previously known as our File/Link Gateway or Hosted Content Locker, the AdLock Link allows you to monetize files, links, passwords, and more by locking user access to your premium content. Don’t have a website? No problem! AdLock Links are hosted by us. Additionally, all AdLock Links can be appended with descriptive text or keyword data to help increase conversions!

With the release of AdLock, we have also upgraded the AdLock® Link! Besides being an easy to use lead generation tool, the AdLock Link has been given a sleeker design to help increase conversions and is now fully responsive! This also means that the AdLock Link is now mobile phone and tablet friendly! To check out the new AdLock Link design, visit: https://adscendmedia.com/link_info.php and click on “View Demo.”

AdLock® API: Got apps or games? Then you will love the AdLock API! Formerly known as our API, the AdLock API allows you to monetize virtual goods such as in-game items/currency, in-app features, account upgrades, and memberships.

Besides providing the ability to monetize virtual goods, the AdLock API allows you to take full control of the look and feel of our AdLock technology. Your monetization options are limited only to the imagination with the API, as you can monetize virtually anything digital with this technology. One use that many of our publishers have for the API is to use it as an offer feed for a points/rewards site. For more information on the AdLock API, go to: https://adscendmedia.com/virtual-rewards.php.

Stay tuned to the Adscend Media blog for news on enhancements and new feature additions to AdLock products!

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.With today being Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are urging all of the readers of our blog and supporters of Adscend Media to take a few moments out of their busy schedules to reflect on Dr. King’s impact on society. High levels of courage, strength, and perseverance are just a few of the many characteristics that Dr. King possessed and that we can all strive to achieve.

For more information on Dr. King, please visit: http://www.thekingcenter.org/about-dr-king.

Adscend Media’s Newbie Guide to the Meet Market at Affiliate Summit

Adscend Media's Newbie Guide to the Meet Market at Affiliate SummitOne of the toughest tasks for those attending Affiliate Summit for the first time is creating an agenda that maximizes return on investment. Essentially, this process comes down to choosing the right combination of parties, sessions, meetings, and time spent exploring new opportunities with exhibitors. One item that should be on the agenda of all new Affiliate Summit attendees who plan to have a successful Summit is attending the Meet Market event.

Held on Sunday during Affiliate Summit, the Meet Market is a one day event that is designed to allow conference attendees to quickly meet as many Affiliate Summit exhibitors as possible. However, unlike the Affiliate Summit Exhibit Hall, there are no elaborate booths or multiple floors of exhibitors at the Meet Market. All Meet Market exhibitors are located in one hall and booths are replaced by tables. This simple layout allows for Meet Market attendees to move quickly from table to table.

With a large group of exhibitors in one place and a layout that is designed to allow you to meet as many of them as possible, the Meet Market is a must attend event for new Affiliate Summit attendees who want to maximize their time at Affiliate Summit. However, the Meet Market can be an overwhelming experience if you have never been to it before. With major conference networking taking place on one day in a venue that is about 1/3 of the size of the Affiliate Summit Exhibit Hall, it can be very easy to lose focus during the fast-paced event. So, how can you navigate through the Meet Market’s “sea” of tables and come out with enough new contacts, resources, and tools to justify attending the event? With a little help from the tips below, you should be able to have a successful Meet Market experience:

Map it Out: Prior to attending the Meet Market, we recommend that you check out the Exhibit Hall and Meet Market Map to determine which exhibitors are potential fits for meeting your business objectives. The Exhibit Hall and Meet Market Map not only provides the location of each of the exhibitors at the Meet Market, but also provides a description of each exhibitor and lists their contact information. As you are reviewing the map, write down the table numbers of Meet Market exhibitors that you would like to meet with on a spreadsheet, email, or piece of paper. Then, when you do decide to enter the Meet Market, you will have a to-do list of the most key exhibitors to meet with. Besides helping you meet with key exhibitors, this to-do list can help you stay focused in the hectic environment of the Meet Market.

Visit Key Exhibitors First: One of the best features of the Meet Market for exhibitors is that they can get a majority of their networking done in one day. And though one day at the Meet Market can be extremely productive for an exhibitor, it can also be tiring to make hundreds of connections in a single day. Therefore, around 5 p.m. during the Meet Market, you will notice that some exhibitors will start to close up shop. For this reason, we recommend connecting with the important exhibitors on your list earlier in the day.

Keep it Brief:  As previously mentioned, with all activity taking place in a single hall, the Meet Market can be a noisy place. Therefore, we recommend keeping your conversations short and to the point. Trying to go into the specifics of your business model might not be too productive with people surrounding you from all directions and conversational noise humming from all around the Meet Market hall. For best results at the Meet Market, think more introduction or elevator pitch, and less formal meeting. The goal of your conversations should be to simply find out if you and the exhibitor are a fit to work together in the future.

One and Done: Finally, not all Meet Market exhibitors will have booths when the exhibit hall opens on Monday. Some exhibitors prefer to only exhibit for one day only. Therefore, we recommend cross-checking the companies that will exhibiting in the Affiliate Summit Exhibit Hall against those who will be exhibiting in the Meet Market by using the Exhibit Hall and Meet Market Map.

Come See Us: While you are enjoying the Meet Market, don’t forget to stop by the Adscend Media table (#950)! Whether you are looking to generate more revenue from your content, pick up some incentive offers, or seek leads from around the globe for your online product or service, we can help you out!

Adscend Media Team Members Help Support the Salvation Army of Austin

Adscend Media Team Members Help Support the Salvation Army of AustinIt’s always great to give back to your community, and it’s even more rewarding during the holidays! Therefore, several members of the Adscend team decided to help support The Salvation Army of Austin by spreading the holiday spirit to a few Austin-area children in need.

As part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, local Adscend team members purchased clothing and a toy from the wish lists of six Austin-area children.

All of the team members who participated enjoyed their experience and can’t wait for more charitable events in the future! Adscend Media Publisher Account Manager Ilyssa Cohen summed up the team’s experience, “It was awesome to give back to those in need and also a lot of fun to see our CEO wearing a Santa hat with dreadlocks!”

For more information on the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, please visit: http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/austin/programs-that-help/angel-tree/.

For more information on The Salvation Army of Austin, please visit: http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/austin/.

Adscend Media is Now Taking Meeting Requests for Affiliate Summit West 2014!

Adscend Media is Now Taking Meeting Requests for Affiliate Summit West 2014!Now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are over, it’s officially time to start thinking about Affiliate Summit West 2014. Seems too soon, doesn’t it? Actually, the premier affiliate marketing conference is basically about a month away (January 12-14, 2014). Therefore, as you begin to start lining up your appointments for Affiliate Summit, we would love if you would keep Adscend Media in mind!

In case you weren’t familiar with us, here is a quick overview: Adscend Media is an incentive advertising network that has a large global inventory of CPA offers, innovative content monetization technology, and high quality lead generating advertising solutions.

How can we help your business?

There are three potential ways that Adscend Media can help your business grow in 2014 and beyond!

Providing You with Premium Offers from Around the World: Adscend Media has an enormous offer catalog of over 2,000 high quality incentive offers. Our catalog contains mobile apps, web installs, offerwall offers, and pin submits, just to name a few of our many offer types. If you are searching for offers for a country that can often be hard to find, chances are that we have a few offers that will work for you. During Affiliate Summit, we would be happy to go over our offer catalog with you and provide you with a general breakdown of our inventory for any country of your choice!

Helping You Generate Cost-Effective Leads in Over 180 Countries: We specialize in driving quality, budget-friendly leads to your products. Running an advertising campaign in the Adscend network allows you to reach global audiences on a pay-for-performance basis. You tell us what you consider to be a lead, and our network of publishers can deliver a steady stream of leads to your products. Our advertising team can guide you through the campaign setup process and will provide you with the support that you need to help make your campaign a success! Whether your products are cutting-edge like mobile apps, or more “old school” like insurance services, we can deliver leads at rates that allow you to reach your advertising objectives.

Arming You With Leading Content Monetization Tools: Whether you own a mobile app or game, online tool, album, online game, eBook, software, or any other type of digital item, we can help you maximize the revenue that you are currently generating from your premium content. Since our inception, our publishers have generated an average of 600% more revenue by adding our content monetization tools into their monetization mix, as opposed to those who chose to only use traditional advertising solutions.

Essentially eliminating the factor of price in content purchasing decisions, our free content monetization tools allow you to offer your premium content or features, such as in-game or in-app items/currency, upgrades, or bonus levels, to your users at no-cost to them AND you still will be able to generate revenue from your content!

If any of the three areas listed above are of interest to you, we would love to meet with you at Affiliate Summit! Scheduling a meeting with the Adscend team can even be done in less than five minutes by using our automatic meeting scheduler! To schedule a meeting with us, please visit: http://www.meetme.so/adscend.

If you would like to learn more about Adscend before Affiliate Summit, please visit: https://adscendmedia.com.

 

New Publisher Dashboard Feature: Introducing the Watch List!

New Publisher Dashboard Feature: Introducing the Watch List!Adscend Media is proud to announce a new feature to your publisher dashboard: The Watch List!

Formerly known as Bookmarked Offers, the Watch List allows you to automatically receive updates on important offers.

Key Features of the Watch List:

  • Instant Offer Status Updates: Automatically receive notification whenever an offer in your Watch List has been paused or set live. Never lose money due to offer downtime again!
  • Instant Payout Change Notification: Automatically receive notification whenever an offer in your Watch List has a change in payout. Definitely a great reminder on when it’s time to ramp up a campaign!
  • Easy Stats Links: Quickly access stats from each individual offer added to your Watch List or view the stats from all of your Watch List offers in one click.
  • Instant Notification Options: Choose to receive instant notification of payout and offer status changes via email or by server-side postback. You can also choose to have notifications sent to multiple email addresses!

Ready to Create Your Watch List?

To add an individual offer to your Watch List, click on the “Add to Watch List” link on each individual Offer Details page. To add multiple offers to your Watch List, check all appropriate offers and then click on the “Add to Watch List” button at the bottom of the offer search results page.

To adjust your Watch List notification settings, visit the Options page, located in the Account menu on your dashboard.

If you have any questions about the Watch List, please let us know! Additionally, if you have suggestions for additional features for our publisher dashboard, please email us at support@adscendmedia.com.

Missed Adscend Media at ad:tech? We Would Still Love to Connect with You!

Schedule a post-ad:tech call with the Adscend Media team today! Are you finally back in the office after ad:tech? Ready to begin reaching out to the many connections that you met at the show?

If you didn’t have a chance to connect with the Adscend Media team during ad:tech, we would still love to chat with you!

Whether you are looking for worldwide traffic to your apps or campaigns, need innovative ways to monetize your site visitors or users, or need access to our inventory of over 1500 incentivizable offers, Adscend Media is here to help!

If you would like to schedule some time to meet with us, it’s not too late! Even though ad:tech is over, we would still love to hear about your business needs and how the Adscend network can help you make 2014 a record year!

To schedule a call with the Adscend Media team, visit: http://www.meetme.so/adscend.

For more information on Adscend Media, please visit: https://adscendmedia.com.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Follow Our Live Blog from ad:tech New York 2013

5 Reasons Why You Need to Follow Our Live Blog from ad:tech New York 2013          Adscend Media is ready to network in the Big Apple and can’t wait to hit the expo floor at ad:tech New York in a few weeks!

During the conference, the Adscend team will be chronicling their activity through a live blog at AdscendBlog.com and on Adscend’s Twitter account.

To entice you to follow the activities on our live blog, here are:

5 Reasons Why You Need to Follow Our Live Blog from ad:tech New York 2013

  1. Free Promotion for Your Company During ad:tech: Got news to share during ad:tech? Send a direct message to @Adscend on Twitter or email support@adscendmedia.com and we would be happy to consider mentioning your company news in a live blog post and on our Twitter feed. We are always looking to hear from progressive digital marketing companies, so if you are working on something new or have the best thing since “sliced bread,” we would love to hear about it!
  2. Follow the “Buzz” from the Conference: What is everyone talking about during ad:tech? Follow the Adscend Live Blog to see what digital marketing topics are trending during the conference.
  3. Swag and Booths: Looking to check out the coolest booth swag or booth designs from ad:tech but aren’t attending the conference? Follow the Adscend Live Blog to see pics of the most unique promotional items and booths!
  4. Party and Networking Updates: Not sure what to do after the exhibit hall closes? Follow the Adscend Live Blog to find out what parties and networking events are happening after show hours.
  5. Follow the Travels of the Adscend Team: The expo hall, networking events, parties, sessions, travel, and more! Follow the activities of the Adscend team before, during, and after ad:tech on the Adscend Live Blog.

Check back to this post on November 5th to get the address of the Adscend Live Blog!

For more information on ad:tech New York 2013, visit: http://na.ad-tech.com/ny.

See you at ad:tech!

We Need Your Vote! Vote for Adscend Media in the 2014 Blue Book Survey!

We Need Your Vote! Vote for Adscend Media in the 2014 Blue Book Survey!      With votes coming in from publishers around the globe, the Blue Book Survey for Publishers is truly a survey for publishers, by publishers. During the last few years, we have been fortunate enough to receive your support in this annual network survey. With your help, in 2011 and 2012, we received the seventh best ranking in the category of Cost-per-Action Networks in the Blue Book survey. This year, we would love your support again to help us receive another high ranking in this prestigious survey!

If you feel that our service level, offers, and monetization technology have helped you prosper in 2013, we would love your vote for Top Cost per Action network in the 2014 Blue Book Survey for Publishers.

To vote for Adscend Media, please visit: http://goo.gl/Cgkunv. Once you are at the survey, select “Cost-per-Action (CPA) programs/networks” and then type in “Adscend Media” on question two. Finally, complete the rest of the survey.

For more information on the 2014 Blue Book Survey for Publishers, visit: http://mthink.com/about-revenue-performance.

Team Member Spotlight: Felipe Gamez

Team Member Spotlight: Felipe GamezName: Felipe Gamez
Title: Advertiser Account Manager

Favorite Food: Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Favorite Drink: Coffee

Tell Us a Little About Yourself: I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas in the early 2000s-HOOK ‘EM! When I graduated from UT, I decided to stay in Austin because, well, it’s the best city in Texas! There is no place like Austin! The people here are friendly, outdoorsy, and there is always something to do, such as hang out in SoCo and have a cup of coffee, run around Town Lake, or go see a live band. I’m a big music lover, and yes, I still collect CDs! Some people are surprised to find out that my favorite band is Ace of Base. Haha! I’m a fan because they’re not a “one-trick pony” and have experimented with different music genres, including reggae, electronica, Motown, disco, rock, rap, and dance.

Are you able to explain to your friends and family what you do? I tell my family/friends that I ensure that online campaigns run smoothly. They usually go, “Aha! Ok!” ;)

What do you like most about your job? Every day is different, and I absolutely love working with our affiliates around the world! The world is smaller than you think!

What do you like to do for fun when you aren’t working? I’m a gym rat and I enjoy hanging out by the lake.

What is the best way for advertisers to reach you? Email: felipe@adscendmedia.com.