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Meetup202 AdTech Speakers – Jonathan Volk, Ralph Ruckman, Dennis Yu, Larby Amirouche and Paul Bourque

Here are some speaker presentations during our meetup202 event last ad:tech. I think I probably had a little bit to much to drink before getting on stage, as you will notice. But we all still had a great time, if you missed it, check out our up and coming meetups here.

Jonathan Volk

Ralph Ruckman

Dennis Yu & Paul Bourque

Meetup202 Ad:Tech SF 2009 – Event Video

Check out our video from our largest Meetup202 event which held over 400+ people during Ad:Tech SF this year. We want to thank our sponsors, Hydra Network, ClickBooth, WebTraffic2Go and CPA Fuel for helping us put it together. Enjoy the clip!

PS: Be on look out for the next video. We will show the presentations from the speakers during the event.

Interview with Dr Ngo ( Charles Ngo ) On Media Buys

Meet Charles Ngo, better known as Dr Ngo. Dr Ngo is an active member of the WickedFire community and is known for his Media Buy expertise. A fast rising super affiliate, he has some very insightful tips to share with those looking to get into Media Buys as well as explaining what Media Buys are for those who are unfamiliar with the term.

We had a chance to interview Dr Ngo during the Affiliate Summit Event in Las Vegas earlier this year among several other interviews we did. With the major rise of niches such as Acai and Facial products, Media Buys were one of the major outlets for running such offers. Here Dr Ngo shares some tips that has made him successful. Check out the interview below.

 

 

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

  • Ryan Pamplin ( Ryactive ) – Affiliate Operations & Affiliate Deals

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series through TV202:

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If you are interested in being interviewed and have something worth sharing with the 202 community at a future event, please contact Steven at [email protected] for further details.

Interview With Ralph Ruckman From Convert2Media

Your about to meet Ruck, one of the co-founders of Convert2Media. Ruck is an active member of the WickedFire community and is known for creating the affiliate marketing blog CashTactics whom we interviewed earlier, that is now run by Kris and Andrew Payne.

We had a chance to interview Ruck during the Affiliate Summit Event in Las Vegas earlier this year. Convert2Media is an up and coming network in the affiliate marketing industry, you can signup for their network here. They are also building a full service internet marketing agency that can help every aspect of launching a new affiliate program. Check out the interview below.

After watching the video interview, if you like to signup for Convert2Media, please use our referral link here to help support 202.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

  • Charles Ngo ( Dr. Ngo ) – Media Buys
  • Ryan Pamplin ( Ryactive ) – Affiliate Operations & Affiliate Deals

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series through TV202:

If you enjoyed this interview, please subscribe to our blog, follow us on twitter and join our newsletter.

If you are interested in being interviewed and have something worth sharing with the 202 community at a future event, please contact Steven at [email protected] for further details.

A look inside our Meetup202 Culture ( Video )

We had a pretty ridiculous Meetup202 SF event this saturday. There were over 65+ attendees and the place was overbooked. There we SEM professionals, high volume emailes, affiliate networks, facebook, advertisers, and of course affiliates. And if Meetup202 Bay Area wasn’t big enough, at the same time we had our event, the one and only Jasper and the Meetup202 LA group were having their event with, and held over 30 people!

Aaron Glinski the master-mind behind all of our new video series shot this one, and added in some effects. Although this video doesn’t do it absolute justice because at the time we shot it many people had already left. Most of the group after the meetup got something to eat, and then we went to a lounge and talked till almost 3AM in the morning. Prosper202 isn’t just a product, Prosper202 is a community of like-minded people getting together and helping eachother succeed. This is what Meetups are all about, and in this video you’ll get a glimpse inside of our culture.

And if you’ll be heading over to the Ad:Tech SF event coming this April, make sure to register on our group to check out the Meetup202 event we’ll be hosting while everyone is in SF.

About Meetup202

MeetUp202 is a place for affiliate marketers to meet with other like-minded marketers locally. Get together with super affiliates in your area, grow your personal network of contacts and share tips and tricks with fellow marketers. Each MeetUp202 event is different, headed by different organizers, they are generally causal networking events at placing that sell food and provide WiFi access.

If you are interested in starting a meetup, please contact us.

If you’re interested in organizing a MeetUp202 in your local area and wish to help us spread the 202 name while networking and meeting with other affiliates, contact [email protected] for more details on how to start your own MeetUp202 locally.

Kris Trujillo and Andrew Payne Video Interview on CashTactics

This is the third video of our up and coming Affiliate Summit West 2009 interview series featured on the new TV202. This interview is with Andrew Payne and Kris Trujillo from CashTactics. Andrew focuses mostly on paid search with the big 3 ppc networks and spends alot of time with the content network. Kris specializes in search engine optimization and tries to rank offers organically once they find the converting keywords.

CashTactics is an internet marketing blog, once formerly ran by Ruck of Convert2Media. They have created several case studies that have been widely popular, you can find all their posts on their blog at CashTactics.net.

Unfortunately we had an issue with the sound quality during Julian’s interview and we had to scrap the video. We will try to catch up with Julian at one of the later up and coming events.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

  • Jason Akatiff ( Smaxor ) – Network Owner ( Ads4Dough )
  • Ryan Pamplin ( Ryactive ) – Affiliate Operations & Affiliate Deals
  • Ralph Ruckman ( Ruck ) – Network Owner ( Convert2Media )
  • Charles Ngo ( Dr. Ngo ) – Media Buys
  • NickyCakes – General Affiliate Marketing

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series here:

If you are interested in being interviewed and have something worth sharing with the 202 community at a future event, please contact Steven at [email protected] for further details.

Neil Turner Interview on Facebook Marketing

This is the second video of our up and coming Affiliate Summit West 2009 interview series featured on the new TV202. This interview is with Neil Turner from NeilsWeb. Neil is an internet marketer who focuses his time on Facebook marketing almost exclusively. Naturally we made the topic of this interview about marketing on Facebook.

If you want to learn more about Facebook marketing, feel free to visit NeilsWeb for more info, or you can follow Neil on his Twitter page. You can find all of Neil’s facebook posts here. We have also included some of the most popular items below.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series here:

Meet Ad Hustler and Ian Fernando – Interviews from Affiliate Summit West 2009

Like last year, we put together some interviews for the 202 community.  This year, we’ve refined our processes slightly and have a much more solid video production run.  Before I just had one camcorder; now we use three camcorders to get 3 different angled views.  Our video guy Aaron Glinski is helping put the videos together, it has been a pleasure working him  this far.  We shot almost ten interviews during this year’s Affiliate Summit West 2009 convention.  The first interview we did was with Ad Hustler and Ian Fernando, which I’ll be showing below.  You’ll notice the new TV202 website, this will be our future video storing house for anything we produce in the future.

Grabbing the Tab At Dinner (all-the-time) Can Sometimes Create Tension

Yesterday I noticed in slightest of forms of how I can sometimes generate tension between other people trying to be as nice as possible.   I have a bad challenge of sometime wanting to grab the tab every time I go out and eat with other people, and although it may seem good in nature, and does have some benefits, there are sometimes drawbacks as well.  I’m not taking about the money aspect, I’m talking about building relationship tensions.

I’ve noticed if done repeatable it can create a slight bit of tension between I and the other person with whom I’m eating with.  Now let me forewarn you, this isn’t like a hating tension, we are all still good friends in nature, but by covering sometime and not allowing the other party to it can create the slightest bit of tension between you and the other person. Because now they feel like they owe you, and weren’t able to ‘clear the deck.’

The main reason that I try to grab is that we are in the relationship building business, we are in the entertainment business, like most of the companies in this industry we like to take very good care of our customers, and it isn’t that they are just our customers, in what we do relationships are huge in this business, it is a small industry of very powerful individuals.  So anytime we can do someone for someone else we work with, we will always go all out in trying to do what we can to serve. 

So naturally we want to cover the costs for whatever it is, especially of course when it is at one of our own-hosted events.  But what I noticed yesterday is that doing so repeatbly, over time can create tensions.   For instance if someone wants t pay, we should let them because it allows them to clear their deck, and feel like they contributed, and allow them to not feel like they are indebted.  (which they aren’t really, but I can see how the other party may feel that way.)

See I think, (I think) it’s fine, if you want to grab the tab at the first get-together with new people, but if later that day, so you eat again and do it again (for instance going to dinner) and you want to grab the tab again, you may be (and may not be), in the slightest of way building tension with the other party because they might want to chip-in too, and your not allowing them to do so.

Only after reading the book by Guy Kawakasi, which I reflected on a short chapter here, I was able to see it.   Last night we were at the Seattle Meetup, we had grabbed lunch and paid for everyone to go to the gaming place, which really isn’t that expensive and we were planning on hosting it because it was our event naturally.  But at the last dinner James paid for the dinner, which was cool, that allowed him to help as well.  But what I noticed (seeing it from the other side, of not paying) that another member was interested in chipping in, but James went ahead and grabbed the whole tab.  Which is what I’d normally done, but now sitting in the other persons’ shoes, even though I didn’t want to grab the tab, I could feel the other person really wanted to chip-in, because they felt like they owed us for the previous stuff we did.  But only after a day I realized it, and noticed that it does cause some tension and that the way to do it is to simply allow them if they want to, to chip-in.   Now James is a great guy! And I’m not saying anything bad about the situation, everything at the dinner was good, everyone is good, but I noticed that it can cause tension with others (but not everyone), depends who it is, but now seeing that it can cause tension with certain people.  It was my fault for creating that atmosphere, of ‘I got it, don’t worry about it’ and paying for dinner in the first place.

But again, everything is fine in our relationship, James is awesome and did nothing wrong, and of course I’m not calling out, but this post is more about ‘reflecting’ and noticing ‘the smallest’ of improvements that can be made, and challenged to see if we can’t improve upon them.

This post is about having more finesse in your relationships, even though everyone is in good standing, as an entrepreneur for someone who wants to be really successful we need to look at the smallest of improvements we can make.  It is about trying to become a master communicator, and not that I’m one, but I will try my best and study it, and notice even the smallest of areas which were we can improve upon.  Even though grabbing the tab is good and its doing favors, it’s more the best way to build relationships, a higher-level of more sophiscated relationship mastery is needed, and that’s what I hope we are all trying to achieve. 

The athletes receiving medals this year at the Beijing Olympics didn’t earn their medal when they crossed the finish line.  They earned their medal in the gyms and working out everyday, in the gym where they practiced their sport everyday is where they became a gold medalist.  Only in public everyone saw they were a gold medalist, but they became a gold medalist in the daily workout routines they had. 

Remember.  It isn’t the big things in life that matter, it is the smallest things in life, the things that don’t seem to matter at all, the things we did every day that   make the big differences in our life.

Some Ideas On Running a booth/table at an Expo Event

Ok, don’t make fun of me now.  This is my first attempt at using some new video equipment, it’ll get better as it progresses.  I’m going to switch from text to video blogging, and see how effective it is.  The studio is modeled after the one over at the gurumastermindvideoblog.com. Have to give credit, where credit is due.

Max over at MoneyBites.com asked me to make a short video post for his new startup BlogGears, which you can find here, and which I promised to link-back to.

Ok in this quick video I wanted to share some ideas I had running a table over last week at the Affiliate Summit. Because everything was pretty unorganized this first time around, I forgot 2 things.  Add theses to the list.  It would have been nice to re-do everything and make it nicer, but sometimes we just need to get things out and not try to be perfectionist even if there is some flaws with it.

1) It’d be a good idea to have more than 2 people at the booth/table because it is hard talking to everyone with one person, it just won’t work.

2) If you can get others in the crowd walking around with your t-shirts, this was of course easier for us because we already had users that liked our product at the event, but none-the-less, others could do the same as well.

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