• ASW 2019: NEW YEAR – NEW VICTORIES
    25.1.2019

    AdCombo at ASW 2019: Step by step

    Million-lightbulb signs, clubs and casino, cocktail parties and excellent networking opportunityWhere it all collides?
    Right! You know, there is no place like Vegas!

    But it’s also the place where publishers, influencers, media owners and advertisers meet (to share their insights and network) every year. This time more than 6,000 digital marketers joined together at Affiliate Summit West 2019 under one roof in Hotel Paris Las Vegas. And AdCombo is always on board.

    Now it’s high time to keep you updated on future of the affiliate marketing in 2019 and share a must-read guide to ASW 19. We want to modify the format of how we report the events. A thorough analysis of the event’s arrangement may help you to understand how to organize your time in a more productive way.

    ASW is divided into 4 parts: Meet Market, exhibition, seminars, networking, and parties. So, step by step. Let’s start with the first item on the agenda – welcome day.

    Day 1: Welcome day

    Usually most of the affiliates, CPA networks and bloggers arrive in Vegas one the day before the start of ASW. Why?

    Let’s talk a little bit about parties at ASW 😉
    There are plenty of cocktail parties where you can meet influencers, top affiliates, and AMs. Your goal here is to collect as many useful contacts as you can. It will be wise also to prepare a business card for the exchange with interesting persons. You never know when these cards may be useful 🙂
    By the way, we do not advise you to leave WhatsApp number as your business contact. Otherwise, your contact could be probably blocked. Because this social network is for private communication, not for business.

    Every year Adcombo visits such events in Las Vegas (we advise you to do the same 😉
    F.e. this year we met with our affiliates in the 
    affiliate business club as well as at the Adbuyers MeetUp. Also, we have got a VIP invitation to Bangkok Bash from Gerard Della Porta, that was a good opportunity to meet lovely FBqueen and Tim Burd! And finally – AdCombo Team continued practicing extreme kind of sports jointly with our partners. Last year we were skiing, snowboarding and even took a part in the kart racing with you. The first day in Las Vegas we began with climbing a mountain!

    We are convinced – such activity may not only bring fun but also strengthen the relationship. And such pre-conference day is good charger before the intensive networking at ASW.

    Day 2: MeetMarket

    The preface: ASW is one of the biggest international conferences and the west part of the affiliate conference union: Affiliate Summit. It means, that every year more than 4 thousand people, who specialize in the different types of CPA industry, meet there. At Affiliate Summit West the vast majority of participants are affiliates, influencers, and CPA-networks. Actually, their professional level is also different. That’s why Adcombo may say with certainty – this event must be visited despite your professional level.

    The Meet Market is an opening day and also a 6-hour exhibition and networking event packed with affiliates, networks and technology providers. By the way – the first day is a good chance for making new acquaintances 😉
    We prepared a piece of advice for those of you who are a newbie in the conference area – we advise you to be very polite and start a conversation with small talk – it’ll make your business partner more willing to talk 🙂
    That little trick allows you to find out more industrial insights.

    The 6th of January became the first conference day in 2019 for AdCombo! We were happy to spend it at the market table L17 surrounded by our partners. This format allows us to devote time to the face-to-face communication in AdCombo private meeting pods.

    Some useful insights: The opening day started with the speech of Neil Patel and his forecast for the future of “Nutra” in the USA. The Health & Beauty (“Nutra”) vertical is slowly dying on USA market due to the legal regulation. That’s why it’s time to conquer the Tier2 and Tier3 countries. So, do not forget that AdCombo has a big variety of GEOs (F.e. recently we have opened Arabian GEOs) 😉

    Days 3, 4, 5: Welcome to AdCombo booth!

    These days are considered to be more productive. Networking, speeches of industry leaders and private meetings with your AM – what is the reason to organize such events.

    6-8 of January we met our partners at the booth №616. We are always glad to receive feedback from you on the souvenir products. You shared emotions with us on the Instagram, tagged us in stories and send pics from the event on FB =) Thank you all for coming and participating!

    It’s time to make a conclusion

    So, we came all the way through the ASW and what we have noted:

    • Do not forget about parties organized around the ASW – it’s a good place for close communication with interesting people;
    • Visit Meet Market at the first day – it’s your opportunity to have a face-to-face communication;
    • Do not forget about speeches – sometimes you may find out actual insights that you may apply in your business approach;
    • Prepare specific questions in advance;
    • Make your own business cards (in case you meet the right business partners).

     

    Thank you for reading our guide to #ASW19. Hope it was useful and see you at the next event 😉

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