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Don’t Fall For Affiliate Scams

Editor’s Note: Usually we don’t reprint articles from other sites but this one, written by affiliate industry veteran Vinny O’Hare, on his blog VinnyOHare.com, was so relevant to the type of ridiculous scams seen frequently in the industry that target unwary consumers who are interested in affiliate marketing. We felt it was important enough warning […]

News Brief: Affiliate Nexus Tax Reinstated in California and Pennsylvania

The PMA announced this morning that the Affiliate Nexus Tax will be reinstated in Pennsylvania as of September 1, 2012, and in California as of September 15, 2012. Rebecca Madigan, President of the PMA wrote in a post about Pennsylvania’s tax stating that the PMA is working with Pennsylvania to clarify the ambiguous and vague […]

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News Brief: Adidas Retains Affiliate Management Firm Acceleration Partners

Affiliate Summit East is usually a time for announcements within the affiliate industry. The first came today as Acceleration Partners announced that they have been retained by adidas to manage adidas’ affiliate program on Commission Junction. The shoe vertical is a very competitive space but Robert Glazer, managing partner at Acceleration Partners, should be quite […]

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Cashing Out: Week of August 5-11 2012 in Online Marketing News

Google Search Experiments with Google+ and Gmail Additions According to the New York Times Bits blog, as of Wednesday Google took some big steps towards finally creating an all-knowing search engine. Included in the changes: a new voice search tool, which could outdo Apple’s Siri, a tool that will incorporate Gmail messages in search results, all […]

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Cashing Out: Week of July 29 – August 4 2012 in Online Marketing News

Facebook tackles accusations of click bots by Limited Run On Monday, CNET reported that startup Limited Run was quitting its Facebook Advertising: …alleging it had paid the social network for a shocking amount of automated ad clicks. In its examinations, Limited Run charged that at least 80 percent of the clicks came from invalid traffic, […]

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Cashing Out Week of July 22 – 28th 2012 in Online Marketing News

Apple unveils new Genius ads at Olympics In case you missed it, living in a cave, the 2012 Summer Olympics kicked off Friday, as have the Olympic advertising blitz. Apple seized the moment to start their “ Genius Bar” ads. As The Verge points out, the newest ads are not representative of Apple’s earlier ad […]

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News Brief: Affiliate Window Rebrands in US and Touts Transparency

Managing three brand names just creates a lot of confusion on your business card. Which is why it comes as little surprise that buy.at officially announced today that it is rebranding as its global parent company, Affiliate Window. The primary goal of this rebranding is Affiliate Window’s push to expand into the US market. According […]

Highlights of Anne Howard’s Ridiculous Flaming of the Affiliate Industry

Facebook on Smartphone

In an article focusing on the Facebook IPO, technology reporter and CEO of RushPR Anne Howard veered into eyebrow-raising, highly speculative territory with a out-of-context attack on the affiliate marketing industry. She tried to tie the falling value of Facebook’s IPO with affiliates using Facebook as an advertising channel: Maybe a clue is Facebook’s large presence […]

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News Brief: Bed, Bath & Beyond to Buy Cost Plus

Today Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBB) announced jointly with Cost Plus that BBB will acquire the latter company in an all-cash transaction for outstanding shares followed by a merger. The deal is slated for completion at the end of June. Cost Plus makes an attractive proposition for a company interested in expanding its online presence: […]

News Brief: Judge Strikes Down Illinois Affiliate Nexus Tax Law

Today marked a big victory for the affiliate industry. Judge Robert Lopez Cepero of the Illinois Circuit Court issued a ruling that finds the Illinois Affiliate Nexus Tax unconstitutional. He went on to declare that nexus wasn’t established by the activity outlined in the statute. The case was originally filed by the Performance Marketing Association […]