Internet marketing event, Affiliate Summit West 2012 begins tomorrow, January 8 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. As I went through the photos I took at ASW11 I was reminded at how impressed I was at how much Affiliate Summit had grown since my last visit in 2008. If there is any doubt about the success of this event, consider that this is the 19th consecutive show that they have sold out due to capacity. That is pretty impressive. Unfortunately, I committed to something that fell through, so I was too late to try and get out to Las Vegas.
For those of you that are attending, I am going to suggest that you attempt to obtain a pass to the Affiliate Ball, which will be held at the Crown Theater in the Rio. It is starring hip-hop artist, Nelly and it is put on by Darren Blatt. I have known Darren for many years and he always puts on a great party. I highly recommend attending if you can manage it. In fact, if someone contacted me and said they wanted me to cover this party for them, I would fly to Las Vegas immediately. His parties are that good.
For those of you that thought ahead and got passes for ASW12, enjoy your show. I will do my best to be there next year. Continue reading
These photos are from the 2011 Baker to Vegas, 27th Annual Challenge Cup Relay festivities at the Hilton. The afternoon started off with Unofficial Results being posted and the adjustment of point calculations beginning. There were penalty assessments for various infractions, each being assigned a time deduction value. The scene outside reminded me of seeing a bunch of students gathered around the bulletin board to find their test scores.
Various groups had booths raising funds and advertising. There were a couple celebrity sightings, ala Forrest Griffin, who was kind enough to pose for photos with fans. There was an awards ceremony but I left before it got started since they seemed to be having a problem getting people seated. I figured the best way to get that to happen would be if I left, so it probably started soon after that.
This weekend was the 27th Annual Challenge Cup, Baker to Vegas Relay. Law enforcement personnel from around the world take part in this event which is a 120 mile run from Baker, CA to Pahrump, NV and then on to Las Vegas. From what I have seen and been told, there are about 6,000 runners involved. I do not know if you have ever driven this route, but while being a pretty drive, I can not imagine running for fun through this part of the desert.
GotBaddog.com sponsored the Riverside Sheriff’s Correctional Unit team. It was their first time as a team, although several members have made the run several times in the past. Like one person told me, the run sucks, but once it is over that satisfaction is great. I would like to thank Stacey at Milner Signs for not only doing a great job at a great price, but the turn around time (overnight!!) was phenomenal.
These photos are from the Baker to Vegas relay race.