Affiliate Summit Final Day

Well the final day of Affiliate Summit didn’t start out as planned. I planned on getting up and attending Peter Shankman’s keynote. I stayed up working until 6:30AM and set up a wake-up call for 9:00AM and figured that would leave enough time to get ready and head downstairs, but I hung up on the wake-up call and we missed the keynote, which I heard was great. I haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet, but will shortly.

So what time did I finally get up? Around 11:30am after working til 6:30am. A little bit after I awoke Logan Thompson came up to the room, we were going to store his luggage in our room for the day since he had a plane to catch later.

So David, Logan, and myself headed out to Ray’s pizza to grab some food, our original plan was to head to Carnegie Deli, but the line was way too long to wait.

After lunch we all headed back to the exhibit hall real and to make some last minute connections. Had a great conversation with Murray Newlands and about his interview with eBay. Then had a long conversation with Eric and Brittany form Clickbooth, and the EpiAngels from Epicenter.

Ran back upstairs to grab Logan’s luggage and then David and I headed to Geekcast.fm Live, were we had a good time. The session was very entertaining, I’ve thought about starting a podcast, but just don’t know if I have the time to do it. After Geekcast Live we headed over for the Affiliate Summit Triathlon, where I cheered Eric Schechter on, but he didn’t win, but according to the reports, the New York Boys and Girls club did.

Next up was the NYC Meetup202 held at the Williams Beaver House which was in lower Manhattan, took a look at a couple apartments that they were selling at around 2.5 million for a 1300 square foot place, no thanks. Like Murray said, we can do what we do from almost anywhere, why do it from the most expensive real estate in the country.

Next everyone headed up to the roof to see the views of Manhattan, The Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. It was definitely spectacular up there. Then everyone headed to a bar across the street and with about 15 – 20mintues or so, I was done, it was getting hot and loud. A couple of the guys were going to head out to get some food and we decided to join them, but they said they were going to head to Brooklyn, we decide to stick and get some food around there.

B-line Revenue, David and I headed down to South Street Seaport, but most places were closed or to pack to it, as Marty and his son, from B-Line had to catch a bus to head to NJ. After looking around we headed up taking a cab back to near the Hilton to a great place, Ellen’s Starlight Diner, we had a good time there, great food and great entertainment. All the waiters and waitress sing songs from the 50s – 70s. I want to thank Marty and B-line for taking us there and paying for dinner, in Vegas it’s on me.

We headed back to the room and did some more work, yep even on vacation you still need to plug away. After a little bit I was thirsty and headed downstairs to the cart across the street where I ran into Shawn Collins, Shannon Paul, and Jim Krukral, they said I should come up to the blogger room, where Brian Littleton was playing piano and there was a small group hanging out and singing. That was a blast and the perfect ending to a perfect summit.

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  • David D Ochoa August 18, 2009, 9:51 am

    Wow, it was fun being your shadow at ASE. Never thought we would blend in so well in New York after only a couple of days. Remember getting in that cab and telling the cabbie the best routes to get to the financial district? Yeah, too bad that party was just a pitch, and just elephant food (peanuts). ASW10 Here we come!
    .-= David D Ochoa´s last blog ..Tips & Pitfalls to avoid when at a conference =-.

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  • Eric Clickbooth August 18, 2009, 11:43 am

    Had a great time hanging out with you at ASE James! Sorry that I couldn't come through with the win at the Affiliate Triathlon, but as you said the real winners are the Boys and Girls Club of America.

    I'm definitely hoping to make it out to Seattle soon, so I will definitely keep you updated on that. Take care and see you at Ad Tech!

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  • James Seligman August 19, 2009, 6:24 am

    Absolutely! It was a blast and I can't ait to do it again in Vegas! But it might take me that long just to get back to normal.
    .-= James Seligman´s last blog ..Affiliate Summit Final Day =-.

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  • Shawn Collins August 19, 2009, 4:32 pm

    I am anxious to go to ad:tech in a few months, so I’ll be at the Hilton again for that cart. 😉

    As far as a podcast, you can play around and do one that’s really short to see if you like it – just talk as long or short as you want.

    One that I do almost weekly is just a few minutes long each time – http://geekcast.fm/archives/category/brandmouthing/
    .-= Shawn Collins´s last blog ..Quality Click Pricing at the eBay Partner Network =-.

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