Posts by Angel Djambazov

About Angel Djambazov

Born in Bulgaria, Angel Djambazov has spent his professional career in the fields of journalism and online marketing. In his journalistic career he worked as an editor on several newspapers and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wyoming Homes and Living Magazine. Later his career path led to online marketing where while working at OnlineShoes he earned the Affiliate Manager of the Year (2006) award at the Affiliate Summit, and In-house Manager of the Year (2006) award by ABestWeb.

For four years Angel served as OPM for Jones Soda for which he won his second Affiliate Manger of the Year (2009) award at Affiliate Summit.

Currently Angel serves as OPM for KEEN Footwear and His former clients include: Dell, Real Networks, Jones Soda, Intelius, Graphicly, Chrome Bags,, Vitamin Angels, The Safecig, and Bag Borrow or Steal.

Angel is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher for and

Angel lives north of Seattle, spending his free time reading up on obscure scientific references made by his wife MGX, while keeping up with a horde of cats and a library of books. You can find Angel on Twitter @djambazov.

Top 10, Must-See Sessions at Affiliate Summit East 2012 PLUS Special Bonus Photo!

Folks that know me know that visiting New York for business is simply an excuse to explore museums and seek out new restaurants. This year music and farming have entered the mix. Farming because farms have sprouted on New York hotel rooftops since I last visited (appealing since I have become personally invested in the […]

Rakuten LinkShare Announces Industry First While Forgetting Its History

It’s said that Internet users have notoriously short memories. It’s a strange paradox considering they are plugged into the most powerful research tool in human history. Ad networks and PR teams seem to be particularly effected by this lapse of memory. So one can hardly fault Rakuten LinkShare for an announcement that seems laughably out […]

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The Safari Problem: Google Affiliate Network Leaves Loyalty Affiliates Holding the Bag

Google Affiliate Network

When an affiliate network does something right, I generally want to reward their efforts. During this month’s Google Affiliate Network Client Summit, Google did something right. Immediately upon the start of the conference Dan Greene, Director of New Product Solutions for GAN, addressed the elephant in the room: the lack of GAN pixels tracking on […]

Top 10 Zaniest SXSW Session Titles and What They Really Should be About

SXSW Interactive is big. Spread out over multiple campuses, panel creators have been known to get creative with panel titles to attract attention and pull in people. For this year’s event, Editor-in-Chief Angel Djambazov will highlight his top ten panel titles, including what he thinks they mean as compared to what they really mean. #10: […]

One-on-One Interview with 2012 Affiliate Manager of the Year Kim Salvino

Kim Salvino

I see opportunities for affiliate marketing all around us! Specifically, I would love to see local news sites abandon the display marketing method and move towards the affiliate marketing model. Rather than charging advertisers per view or click, I would like to see them testing the CPA model, learning that they could find greater benefit in referring sales rather than just traffic. I think we will continue to see our local Affiliate Summit and Meetup groups grow as people seek genuine ways to supplement their income or to leave a job they are unhappy in altogether.

Affiliate Industry 2012 Preview: Anthony Clements and Kevin Edwards of

The affiliate industry in the UK is strongly positioned. Since cost per acquisition became the common currency a few years ago we’ve seen the emergence of what I’d call affiliate “brands,” a handful of spectacularly successful affiliates who are driving our industry mainstream. This is obviously a positive development as it means we stand to take a greater slice of advertisers’ online marketing budgets, but it also brings challenges, first and foremost in the area of transparency.

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Affiliate Industry Preview: Affiliate Summit’s Shawn Collins

There is such a hunger for information on the local level by so many folks who don’t have the time or money to make a trip to a conference. It’s been fun to see the meetups help some people break into the industry and others mature their affiliate marketing efforts. I’d love to see the meetups expand to more cities and countries, and maybe even have a series of mega-meetups in various cities where we do a day of workshops.

Affiliate Industry Preview: Todd Crawford of Impact Radius

Impact Radius’ primary goal for 2012 is to continue to develop our products: Generation, Foundation, Attribution, Coalition, Origination, and the Marketplace. We have a great product roadmap and will continue to bring new and innovative features to market in 2012.

Affiliate Industry Preview: Google Affiliate Network’s Dan Greene

This past year, the affiliate industry at large saw continued growth and development. Macroeconomic and social trends continue to drive consumers online, making discounts, coupons, and savings-based sites more popular than ever. For a quick and simple look at this trend, just enter any coupon-related keyword into Google Trends. Consumers are looking to save money on all of their purchases, driving growth in our industry in a variety of ways. Retailers continue to invest deeply in the affiliate channel, growing their affiliate programs even more. I’m excited about this space and see a lot of innovations on the horizon for the entire industry!

Affiliate Industry Preview: LinkShare’s Yaz Iida

Yaz Iida

We’re still seeing innovative business models and new sites all the time and it’s that innovation that makes the industry exciting. There are great opportunities for all types of publishers to earn commissions from a wide range of advertisers who are embracing the performance marketing model by investing more in the channel each year. I think as an industry we have to do a better job of proving the incremental value of the channel and that’s something that we’re looking at very closely at LinkShare.