We asked for nominations of the best affiliate marketing blogs a couple months back, and we got a nice list of nominees.

Source: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/pick-the-best-affiliate-marketing-blogs/

Affiliate Summit is starting up a beta social rewards platform for the Affiliate Summit forum.

Source: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/earn-affiliate-summit-forum-rewards/

We are expecting about 4,500 affiliate marketers at Affiliate Summit East 2012, taking place August 12-14, 2012 in New York City, and a whole bunch of those people will be going for free.

Source: http://www.affiliatesummit.com/how-to-get-a-free-pass-to-affiliate-summit-east-2012/

I was reading an article by Ane (aka Anne) Howard on the Facebook IPO, and it included a surprising broadside when discussing “But who is really advertising on Facebook?”.

Source: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/dear-ane-howard-you-are-cordially-invited-to-affiliate-summit-east-2012/

This week on the Affiliate Thing podcast, Shawn Collins and special guest co-host Wade Tonkin recap talk about ShareASale ThinkTank 2012, optimizing YouTube videos, and self described “social media/PR professional” Ane Howard maligning affiliate marketers.

Source: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/optimizing-youtube-videos-the-perils-of-posting-linkbait-and-a-cranky-akagorilla/

Join others from Austin and the surrounding area who are interested in networking and learning more about Internet marketing for free. Our group meets monthly to discuss the latest in affiliate marketing, search engine marketing, social media, search engine optimization, mobile, pay-per-click advertising, email marketing, information marketing, local marketing, and any other areas of online marketing. Share what you know, learn something new, and make deals. This is an ideal group for affiliate marketers, entrepreneurs, folks working in marketing at their companies, and anybody who wants to make money online.

Source: http://www.meetup.com/affiliate-summit-austin/events/60844862/

Affiliate Summit Central 2012, the first Affiliate Summit in Austin, TX, kicked off with the official welcome party on May 14, 2012 with live music from The Cody Jasper Band, Sam Sliva and the Good, and FallenAsh.

Source: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/affiliate-summit-central-2012-recap/

The Affiliate Ball, taking place during Affiliate Summit East 2012 in New York City, has announced some details about the upcoming event.

Source: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/affiliate-ball-signs-a-beastie-boy-ice-t-and-coco-for-affiliate-summit-east-2012/

Issue 18 of FeedFront Magazine has reached mailboxes and the attendees of Affiliate Summit Central 2012, and now we’re on to issue 19.

Source: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/last-call-to-contribute-to-issue-19-of-feedfront-magazine/

This week on the Affiliate Thing podcast, Shawn Collins and Lisa Picarille talk about two-foot long hot dogs at Texas Rangers games, ShareASale ThinkTank, stuff to do in Austin during Affiliate Summit Central, and that proposals are open for the next issue of FeedFront magazine.

Source: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/stuff-to-do-in-austin-google-drive-and-pink-flamingos/