Net Media Planet at the a4u expo and Awards

Posted by Tom – Online Content Editor

Yesterday, members of the Net Media Planet team descended upon London’s ExCeL centre for the first a4u Expo. Featuring talks and panels from a variety of experts in the affiliate field, it was a real success and allowed a great environment for networking and learning.

London’s ExCeL – The home of a4u Expo 2007

Net Media Planet’s Managing Director Sri Sharma took part in the panel called ‘Meet the Super Affiliates’. The panel also featured UK Offer Media Limited’s Kieron Donoghue, eConversions’ Duncan Jennings and Kristopher Jones from pepperjam. It was definitely interesting hearing the four speakers’ different approaches to the questions – which included topic such as the importance of technology compared to strategy, the value of a domain name and tips for the Christmas season. I’m sure that those present will agree with me that is was an interesting and valuable session, which gave a good insight into the lives and business philosophies of the four industry leaders.

Meet the Super Affiliates panel. Net Media Planet's Sri Sharma is second from right.

The ‘Meet The Super Affiliates’ panel. Net Media Planet’s Sri Sharma is second from right.

Other highlights of the first day included ‘Our Digital Landscape’ which featured facts and figures that highlight the growth this industry has had in recent years, ‘Let’s Get Social’ about the use of social networks in affiliate marketing and ‘Extreme SEO’. The exhibition room had stands from many leading affiliates, networks, merchant and agencies and was a good opportunity to meet new people and drum up some business. It was a really good day and I’m certain the second day will be also excellent. Big thanks to Matthew Wood, the a4u team and everyone involved.

Net Media Planet at the A4U Awards

Net Media Planet enjoying the A4U Awards

The day didn’t end there though as the evening brought with it the a4u Awards. Net Media Planet was in the Best International Publisher category and we are proud to say we were awarded ‘Highly Commended’. Thanks for everyone who voted for us! The awards party was jolly good fun, and the fish and chips went down really well 🙂

Please leave comments and let us know your views of the a4u expo.

*Updated* Images from the day have been inserted into this post

Net Media Planet at Affiliate Summit 2007

Posted by Tom – Online Content Editor

The following week after Sri’s participation on the Future Of Search panel at the TradeDoubler Summit, Net Media Planet staff went to Affiliate Summit 2007 where a great deal was discussed and learnt. Sri was also on another panel. This time the panel discussed the hot issues in the industry today and featured One Network Direct’s Todd Crawford, Richard Yendall from Rpoints Limited and Keith Budden from E-Business Assist UK Ltd.

Sri Sharma on the Super Affiliate Panel

Highlights of the summit included ‘You Look Great In That Outfit’ about the relationship between the user experience of a site and purchasing decisions, and ‘Affiliate Marketing: More than Clicks And Banners’ which looked at the various ways that sites can be optimised.

it was another great networking opportunity and we all are looking forward to more events like this.