August 24, 2013

A Rockin’ Good Time at Affiliate Summit East 2013

Author : Tom Rathbone

The Schaaf-PartnerCentric Away Team has just returned from Affiliate Summit East, which took place in Philadelphia for the first time this year after a few years in NYC. It was another great conference. We thoroughly enjoyed spending some quality time with our client, publisher, network and industry friends.

We hosted a dinner Monday night at Buddakan – a highlight of the trip!ase2013c

We saw someone refer to the conference as A-Philly-ate Summit East. How clever is that?

Our team also enjoyed a dinner together Sunday night at Pietros.

Of course we will never forget seeing Brook and Forrest Schaaf arrive at the ShareASale Under the Stars Party dressed as the brothers from the 90s big hair band Nelson. In fact, the brothers were sporting such shiny wigs that allase2013a

flash photography took on a gauzy, soap opera-esque ambience.

We want to thank everyone who took the time to meet with us at Affiliate Summit East.
In just a few weeks we’ll be travelling to Santa Barbara for CJU – and we hope to see you all there!

The next Affiliate Summit has already been announced. Affiliate Summit West 2014 takes place Jan. 12-14 at Paris Las Vegas. You can register today.

And Shawn Collins and Missy Ward are now taking your votes for the city that will host the next Affiliate Summit East. Vote today.

August 20, 2013

Enjoying an Evening with Clients at Affiliate Summit East

Author : Tom Rathbone

ase2013cA favorite part of any conference – enjoying an eventing with clients. Members of our team who are
in Philadelphia for Affiliate Summit East 2013 dined with clients tonight at Buddakan.

August 15, 2013

Back to School with Plum District

Author : Tom Rathbone


Plum District has the best deals on back to school essentials!  Find kids clothing, backpacks, personalized lunch boxes & water bottles, name labels and more!

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Plum District offers daily deals moms love and puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier.
Unlike some generic deal sites, Plum District is specifically designed for moms. Plum District’s District Consultants are all moms themselves. For more information, visit

If you’re not already a Plum District affiliate, apply to join today at

August 14, 2013

Introducing the Affiliate Program on ShareASale

Author : Tom Rathbone has just launched an affiliate program on the ShareASale network under the management of affiliate program management agency Schaaf-PartnerCentric. Affiliates may earn commissions for sales they refer to

To learn more about the affliate program andjoin, visit provides consumers with the best in spa filters, hot tub chemicals, spa covers, spa parts and much more. offers high quality products at low prices with extraordinary customer service.
As an affiliate you’ll be promoting all things Hot Tub including:

  •     spa covers
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  •     spa accessories
  •     spa chemicals
  •     spa parts
  •     spa filters

Apply to join the HotTubWorks affiliate program today. Learn more about the brand at

August 06, 2013

GAN Migrations: Find Out Where All The GAN Merchants Moved

Author : Tom Rathbone

Schaaf-PartnerCentric has spent the past few months helping our clients move their programs on Google Affiliate Network to other network platforms.
We want to make sure all of our publishing partners are up to date about the migrations. Here’s the list of our clients on GAN and the networks to
which they have now migrated: (Visit to join these programs in their new networks.)GANmigrations

August 01, 2013

States with Affiliate Nexus Tax Law Now Stands at 13

Author : Tom Rathbone

So far this summer three states have enacted their own affiliate nexus tax laws as the industry awaits movement on a federal solution, commonly known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, to the issue.

Maine, Missouri and Minnesota are the latest states to pass affiliate nexus tax laws. This brings the number of states with affiliate nexus tax laws on the books to 13.

In 2008 New York became the first state to enact a nexus tax law. North Carolina and Rhode Island followed suit in 2009. Five more states (Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois and Pennsylvania) enacted nexus tax laws in 2011. Georgia passed such a law in 2012 – and Kansas passed its own version earlier this year.

According to the Performance Marketing Association, more than 90,000 people and businesses have now been directly affected by the passage of such laws, including 5,300 affiliate marketers in Minnesota, 5,000 in Missouri and 1,500 in Maine.

The Marketplace Fairness Act has passed the U.S. Senate and, if passed, would require online retailers to comply with local sales tax regardless of whether or not they have a presence in the state.

As the federal solution remains unrealized, Amazon and Overstock have filed an application to petition the US Supreme Court to hear their challenge to New York’s affiliate nexus tax law. The PMA reports that this move indicates that Amazon and Overstock have lost faith that the Marketplace Fairness Act will pass the House.