• http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604072 Aaron Weissman

     Great article Rick.
    We at Skimlinks are thrilled by the level of innovation and so happy to have helped fuel Pinterest’s rise to success, and look forward to partnering with the next great wave of startups!

    All – don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to chat about the industry or anything else. Our ace engineers are looking forward to figuring out how we can work together.

    Our Skimlinks video breaks down what we do pretty clearly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiVwuc0vtR4&list=UUqgk3-7nKDGzkOhEb5p1X5g&index=1&feature=plcp

    Best,
    Aaron Weissman, Director of Marketing at Skimlinks.
    skimlinks.com/team#aaron

  • Matthew Graczyk

    Pinterest is great for social bookmarking, but what about personal bookmarking – the bookmarks for the sites you visit over and over? I use http://iCrumz.com.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anna.cunningham Anna Cunningham

    Really happy to see performance marketing framed this way. By most standards, it’s an industry that hasn’t seen a ton of innovation over the past decade — but we are certainly seeing that change (and doing our best to be a part of it). Companies that haven’t historically considered incorporating performance marketing into their strategy now are, and it’s driving a wave of new companies / technologies. 

    It will be exciting to see how the next couple of years unfold. Thanks Rick for a great set of pointers all companies should be thinking through.

    Cheers,
    Anna / VigLink.com

  • Michael Nunez

    Great article as usual Rick!

    Mike / AffiliateRecruitment.com

  • alan35

    Really informative post,thank you for sharing with us.

  • alan35

    Really informative post,thanks for sharing with us!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410190279 Milanie Cleere

    Rick, great article!  For online retailers, nice and affiliate marketing is definitely a must for expanding their customer base, but keeping customer acquisition costs as low as possible.  Also, using a flexible ecommerce solutions provider such as Upshot Commerce is key to staying nimble, experimenting and embracing technology driven marketing tools and strategies that work.  This my first time reading your work and definitely look forward to future articles!