May 10, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day from Schaaf-PartnerCentric

Author : Dana Pezzin

We wanted to express our love and admiration for our own moms and also wish everyone celebrating a very happy Mother’s Day. A large number of Schaaf-PartnerCentric’s employees are mothers and when we saw Carhartt’s beautiful commercial honoring strong and courageous women, we appreciated all the hard work and dedication even more. We are proud to have clients like Carhartt, who respect all that women can do.

It’s not too late to order gifts for Mother’s Day. Whether you are treating yourself or your mom, check out some of these awesome deals from our clients:

Shoebacca

Mother’s Day Sale! 10% Off Women’s Shoes at SHOEBACCA.com using code MOTHERSDAY10

GelPro

25% off sitewide now through 5/14. Code: MOM2017. Use this link.

Carhartt

20% off women’s bags at Carhartt (5/5 – 5/15). No code needed

Cost Plus World Market

Get your top picks for mom! Buy more, save more at World Market (5/11 – 5/15). Online code is MOREMORE.

Journelle

Enjoy the friends and family sale and get 20% off full priced products from 5/5 – 5/21. Use code FNF2017 online or in-store.

VenueKings

$15 Off Ticket orders $200+ with code: LOVEMOM at VenueKings.com! Ends 5/15/17.

Tyent USA

Mothers Day Sale at TyentUSA.com! Up to $1,500 in Gifts and Savings on Tyent Water Ionizers! Use code: Moms4Tyent

 

As always, drop us a line if you have questions or want to see how Schaaf-PartnerCentric can help you grow your program.




April 28, 2017

Schaaf-PartnerCentric Welcomes PetGiftBox to the SPC Family

Author : Dana Pezzin

We are so excited to announce the addition of PetGiftBox.com to the Schaaf-PartnerCentric family! PetGiftBox’s team of pet lovers, experts and pets carefully select and curate each box to bring you and your BFF (Best Furry Friend) only the most tail-wagging, purr-inducing products available. Every month, your pet’s box is jam-packed with the best quality treats and the most fun-inspiring toys. Their hard-working quality control team includes discriminating pet lovers and savvy pet experts – and, of course, their own pets. PetGiftBox only select products for pet gift boxes that their own pets love, and every one of their products gets their exclusive “Paw Print of Satisfaction” before it is send to you. At PetGiftBox, you can rest assured that your box will be filled with only the highest quality products.

Program Benefits:

  • $14 Commission
  • 30 day cookie duration
  • ShareASale exclusive merchant
  • Professionally managed by Schaaf-PartnerCentric. If questions, please contact: affiliates@petgiftbox.com.

The PetGiftBox Affiliate Program is being professionally managed by Megan Sabo.




April 20, 2017

SmartShyp Joins the SPC Family!

Author : Dana Pezzin

Whether you’re a successful shop owner on Etsy or a reputable big business, SmartShyp is the one of the best and most user-friendly ecommerce shipping software out there.. SmartShyp offers some of the best features in the industry, allowing you to spend only a few minutes on shipping your products, instead of spending hours every week creating shipping labels and standing in post office lines. Save your money and sanity through discounted shipping rates, simplified label printing, order processing, and tracking using SmartShyp.

Program Details:

  • $20 – $150 Commission
  • 30 day cookie duration
  • Impact Radius exclusive merchant
  • Professionally managed by Schaaf-PartnerCentric. If questions, please contact: smartshyp@schaafpc.com.

The SmartShyp Affiliate Program is being professionally managed by Dan Fink & Krissy Stonebraker.




April 04, 2017

We Stand For Equal Pay

Author : Dana Pezzin

In the U.S., women earn about 76 cents per dollar earned by men on average, but the causes of the gender pay gap are a bit more complicated. Here at Schaaf-PartnerCentric we are committed to doing our part to close the gender pay gap, which is why we have pledged our commitment to equal pay for equal work and experience on Glassdoor.

Equal employment opportunity has been, and always will be, a fundamental principle at Schaaf-PartnerCentric where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination.

Pay equality is an important issue for all of us, and by taking the pay equality pledge, we are formally telling our employees, candidates and the world that we are committed to equitable pay practices. The more companies stand up for equal pay, the closer we get to closing the pay gap and making salary equity a reality for all.

Today, on Equal Pay Day, April 4, we stand alongside more than 3,000 organizations that have taken the Equal Pay Pledge on Glassdoor. Join us in this important conversation and share that you #StandForEqualPay alongside us.




March 21, 2017

Infographic: Leveraging Innovating Tracking Solutions

Author : Dana Pezzin

A large outdoor retail client, specializing in outdoor recreation apparel and gear, turned to Schaaf-PartnerCentric to gain more insight into how consumers were shopping on their site and understand how promotional codes were being used. If you’ve been on-the-fence about working with us, check out this infographic showing how we transformed this program and you’ll be certain we can do the same for you!




March 10, 2017

Meet the Team: SPC MVPs

Author : Dana Pezzin

If you’ve ever met anybody from our team in person, you can probably tell that the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team is one big, happy family.  We’re incredibly proud of our employees and, in this monthly series, we give you; our valued clients and partners, the chance to get to know our team on a deeper level. This edition of Meet the Team: SPC MVPs we introduce you to some of the newest members of the SPC family: Carina Powers, Alisa Crowley and Brian Vaughn!

 

Carina & her manfriend ringing in the New Year!

Name: Carina Powers

Position: Sales Representative

How long have you worked at SPC? About a month! But I previously worked at Impact Radius in partnerships and was a partner of SPC … so we’ve been working together for 2+ years! A large part of my decision in joining SPC was based on the time we spent working together as partners. I always appreciated the leadership, values, and awesome people that SPC was so clearly all about.

What does your work day typically look like? I start my morning by listening to Swedish news and then reading about industry trends while enjoying some coffee and the gorgeous view of Santa Barbara, the ocean and the Channel Islands. I spend the work day speaking with new potential customers about how we can help them to drive incremental growth through their affiliate program, or educating advertisers on why affiliate marketing should be a part of their marketing mix! I have a lot of fun researching brands, and talking to the people that represent them. I usually take a walk or hike in the evening, or paddle board in the harbor, or head to East Beach to play some volleyball!

What do you enjoy most about the industry? How quickly it changes … I love that there is always something new to learn. I find that successful people in this industry are generally fun, social, curious, smart and hard working, all things I appreciate in others. Generally, the “work hard, play hard” mentality seems to be a result of a quickly evolving industry.

Is there anything else you’d like readers to know about you? I love teaching in the marketing department at Santa Barbara City College, that’s my little way of giving back and connecting with the community. It is so fun to hear from past students about the businesses they have started, and where they are at today.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received and who gave it to you? Hmmm… “Do your best, no more, and no less.” I came across this piece of advice many years ago and it has always stuck with me. There is something fun to me about introspection, and being open to continuous improvement and evolution. At the same time, it is important to be grounded and thankful for the here and the now. I try to keep a healthy balance between looking ahead and appreciating where I am today. It is important to me that I put my best foot forward, but that I don’t overextend myself … back to that work hard play hard theme! 😉

What would you say is your biggest passion? Adventure .. exploration …experience …learning…getting out of the comfort zone and into the new. I love all things travel … new food, people, cultures. There is something exhilarating about experiencing differences in people that at the end of the day, somehow, make us all feel so similar. I love exploring new places and all their differences, and coming home with yet another reference point that proves how similar we all are as humans, all of the differences and fears or concerns quickly fade and turn to appreciation … we are all more alike than different, after all!

What can make you laugh even on your worst day? When my seemingly very serious, calculated, thorough boyfriend gets me with one of those hilarious, random, spontaneous, out of the blue dance moves or ridiculous comments/jokes.

 

Alisa & her hubby Andrew adventuring in beautiful Ireland!

Name: Alisa Crowley

Position: Marketing Manager

How long have you worked at SPC? 2 weeks!

What does your work day typically look like? The best thing about marketing is that its ever-evolving based on the needs of the organization. There is no “one size fits all” approach and it’s important to stay nimble. My days this week have included a lot of research and interviews with team members. By gathering background on what has been accomplished in the past and what is being done currently, it’s easier to create a robust and tailored marketing plan for the future.

What do you enjoy most about the industry? Getting to meet people from all over the world and hearing different perspectives. Also, the opportunity to provide real value.

Is there anything else you’d like readers to know about you? Professionally: I have worked in both the affiliate marketing space as well as traditional marketing and advertising agencies. Personally: I have never met a fashion blog that I didn’t like. #guilty

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received and who gave it to you?  “Just keep swimming.” -Dory. It’s a simple mantra but have more profound words been spoken? I think not.

What would you say is your biggest passion? There are a few! I love to travel and I would say that traveling with my husband to new countries is high up on the list. I am also passionate about reading (nerd alert), good TV and pretending to be a foodie (aka just eating more than I should under the guise of experiencing new cuisine).

What can make you laugh even on your worst day?  My dogs, Nina and Zeus. Also, the Dunkin Donuts SNL commercial. I am equal parts embarrassed and impressed by my commitment to re-watch it 10 billion times. 

 

Brian and his sweet little one, Elise, hiking one of their favorite nature trails!

Name: Brian Vaughn

Position: Associate Account Manager

How long have you worked at SPC? Two months!

What does your work day typically look like? After waking up and getting my daughter ready (usually around 6:00 AM) I start going through my email for any pressing matters that need to be addressed. Once I get through my emails I take my daughter to her babysitter about 8:00 AM(which is my next-door neighbor) then return to check in with our client services team for daily updates around 9:30 AM, and with my account team at 10:00 AM. After 10:30 AM I dedicate my day working on reports, emails, and client calls. Somewhere around the middle of the day I take a break to grab a bite to eat and go visit my daughter (this is the best part about my day because I get to see my daughter so much more now that I don’t have to commute). When I get back from my break I pick up on my tasks right where I left off and continue this until about 5:00 or 6:00.

What do you enjoy most about the industry? This industry continues to evolve and you need to continue to use your creativity to adapt to the changes. I love how this makes every day different, when you wake up you never know what that day is going to bring you.

Is there anything else you’d like readers to know about you? I love to tinker on things to learn new skills. I bought a 1969 Ford Bronco that was not running and had body damage with no knowledge in auto mechanics or body work. With the help of a good friend it is now running and the looking great.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received and who gave it to you?  “Do your best and leave everything out on the field!” This was ingrained in me back from my little league sports, but I feel this pertains to everyday. If you try your best every day and leave everything out there, you will have no regrets.

What would you say is your biggest passion? I love the outdoors! Some of the best times I have ever had has been backing in the middle of nowhere catching fish. Being in the wilderness and sleeping on the ground can clear your head.

What can make you laugh even on your worst day? For some reason my wife knows exactly what to do no matter what mood I am in to make me laugh. I will fight it a lot of the time (just because I like to be stubborn towards her), but she can always get me to laugh no matter what.

 

 




March 03, 2017

Lighting By Gregory Joins the Schaaf-PartnerCentric Family

Author : Dana Pezzin

We are thrilled to announce that we are now managing the Lighting by Gregory Affiliate Program! Lighting By Gregory, an LBG Enterprises LLC Company, is the nation’s premier distributor of designer lighting and fans. With decades of experience at hand, their in-house lighting consultants are equipped to deal with even the largest projects. Featuring brands like Sonneman, Hubbardton Forge, Flos, Meltemi, and Estiluz, their showroom is the premier location to find the finest contemporary lighting for your projects, large or small.

Program Benefits:

  • 7% commission rate
  • Over $350 Average Order Size
  • 140,000 product datafeed
  • Monthly Coupons & Free Shipping on Orders over $150
  • Managed by Schaaf-PartnerCentric

The Lighting by Gregory Affiliate Program is being professionally managed by Daniel Bryant.




February 17, 2017

Infographic: Flexing Customer Muscles

Author : Dana Pezzin

Schaaf-PartnerCentric is proud of our customers and the work we do to “beef up” their programs! If you’ve ever had any doubt about what we can do for YOUR program, allow us to squash them with these killer results for one of our fitness competition clients…

 




February 09, 2017

Home Sweet Office

Author : Dana Pezzin

The year is 2017 and the days of punching your card in the wee hours of the morning, stiff polyester pantsuits, and distracting office chatter are nearing their long-awaited end! If you’re still sitting in a squeaky swivel chair under those migraine-inducing fluorescent lights, I have good news for you! Today, businesses big and small are offering part AND full-time remote career opportunities; Schaaf-PartnerCentric is one of them!  We are in great company with over 47,000 reputable enterprises such as Amazon, UnitedHealth Group, American Express and Adobe just to name a few.

In 2016, Global Workplace Analytics reported that 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency. Still a little skeptical? Well whether you’re an employer or an employee, its definitely an option you should consider! Allow me and the rest of the SPC family to to share why working remotely has its perks!

“From a business perspective, having a virtual work environment breaks down the geographical boundaries when trying to tap into a certain talent pool. The cost savings is also a significant benefit where the savings realized by not having an office allows us to spoil our employees with added incentives such as great health and fitness allowances and company retreats. From a personal perspective, the biggest benefit of working from home is the opportunity it gives me to ride bikes with my kids to and from school and the flexibility to regularly volunteer in their classrooms. It takes away from some of that “working mom guilt” I oftentimes feel. ” – Julie Ávila, VP of Client Services

“I love working from home because my dog thinks I love hanging out with him all the time and I was able to trade in my Prius for a truck!” – Daniel Bryant, Affiliate Program Manager

“I currently work from two places in my house; my kitchen and my home office. The kitchen has wonderful natural light shining through our windows, and fresh-brewed coffee just steps away from my work table. When I need a quick bite to eat, my (usually-stocked) refrigerator is close by. To motivate me, I have a beautiful photo of my husband, daughter and I that is hung just above my work table. My home office is a cozy space upstairs with plenty of natural light. My desk has a great window that gives me a great view of the sky and tree tops.  I love working remotely because it allows me to keep my work life within the context of my home life which leads to better work-life balance for me. Working remotely also affords me the ability to avoid morning and afternoon commutes, and allows me to have complete control over my work environment, both of which lead to increased productivity. Lastly, I love working remotely because now I am able to travel for family visits for extended periods of time without interrupting my work schedule!” – Veronica Brown, Senior Affiliate Program Manager

“I’ve been working remote for a little over a year now. I love controlling my own environment: the natural light, the office temperature, and eating from home. My ‘office colleagues’ are much more cuddly than the previous ones and force me to step away from the compute and go outside for walks. Working from home removes the daily stressors of getting dressed, meal-planning, and a commute and allows me to redirect that time into a healthier work/life balance.”  – Jessica Griffin, Senior Sales & Marketing Specialist

“One of the joys of working from home is how you can easily customize your work space to fit your own unique needs! I was tired of sitting, so I recently created my own version of a standing desk. Now I break up my days between standing and then doing a little lounging on my sofa with my laptop. My hips and shoulders are much happier for it!” – Kristine Kirschke, Affiliate Program Manager/Team Lead, REACH

“Today’s workspace is a local Colorado coffee shop/bookstore.  The glorious thing about working remotely is the option to work in an environment that works best for your efficiency and creative process.  I have always been a lover of books and find the endless aisles of books to be fascinating and peak my curiosity! This allows me to focus singularly and have an outlet, when required.” – Tiffany Koptish, Affiliate Account Manager

“I love working in my little corner because whenever I am feeling stuck or un-inspired, I can look over at this collection of art from friends and from my travels. I also love my giant PaperSource calendar (featuring narwhals for February) because once a month is over, you can rip it off and use the template on the back to cut it into a new paper product. Also, LaCroix all day is a must.” – Kelsey Aschenbeck, Graphic Designer

“I enjoy working from home because it allows me to be comfortable and therefore more productive and creative in my own personal space without having to worry about commuting or typical office interruptions.” – Samantha Meneses, Associate Account Manager

“Having worked in a full-time workplace environment in the past, before joining the SPC family and working remotely, I feel so spoiled in my current position.  The truth is, I don’t believe anyone should have to choose between their career and their personal life on a day-to-day basis.  I love what I do and who I work with, and get more done than ever before! These days, the ‘office’ I work in is my living room filled with pictures of the people I love… the view is the flowers my sweetheart bought me on the coffee table… the noise around isn’t the incessant ringing of office phones, but rather my James Taylor vinyl playing on the record player… and I’ve traded in my Stilletos for my Nike’s (though I still break ’em out on Friday nights!) so my sweet little pup, Bear, and I can go on walks at lunch time! ” – Dana Pezzin, Marketing Coordinator

“I love working at the beautiful desk my husband made me and enjoy being able to spend time with my girls and drop them off at school without worrying if I am going to make it to work on time.” – Erinn Groh, Affiliate Program Manager

We hope you’ve felt “home sweet home” with us as we’ve shared with you about our remote workplaces! If you’re looking for the opportunity to jump into the remote career pool, have a look at the positions we’re currently hiring for here! We look forward to hearing from you!




February 01, 2017

Valentines Day Deals

Author : Dana Pezzin

February 14th is right around the corner and whether you’re planning a romantic date night or sending out invitations for your “I Hate Valentines Day” party, we have the deals you’ll want to take advantage of this season of love!

 Journelle Deal: 10% off orders at Journelle (excludes Hanky Panky brand). Use code: tenoff Dates: Ongoing Network: Impact Radius, PepperJam

 South Moon Under

Deal: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide + Free Shipping over $100

Dates: 1/23-2/14

Network: Impact Radius and CJ

 Eyeconic

Deal: 15% Off Contact Lenses at Eyeconic! Use code: CONTACTS15 

Dates: 2/1-2/28

Network: CJ

 Handy

Deal: 50% Off First Cleaning in US but DC! Use code: FIRST50OFF

Dates: Ongoing

Network: Impact Radius

 VILLA

Deal: Free Shipping over $50

Dates: Ongoing

Network: PepperJam

 Shoebacca

Deal: Free Shipping on All Orders

Dates: Ongoing

Network: Impact Radius and CJ

 Pelican Water

Deal: Love Your Water! Take 10% Off Whole House Water Systems and 20% Off Drinking & Shower Filters

Dates: 2/1-2/14

Network: Impact Radius and ShareASale

 VenueKings.com Deal: $14 Off ticket orders $200+ ! Use code: LOVE4VK Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/14/17 Network: Linkshare

 Tyent Water Deal: 30% OFF Tyent’s Award Winning Water Ionizers + FREE Gifts! Use code: LoveTyent Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/14/17 Network: ShareASale

 Light in the Box Deal: $7 off deals of $65 of more! Use code: V7LITB65 Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/14/17 Network: Impact Radius, CJ

 Aquasana 

Deal: Save on Healthy Valentine’s Day Gifts + Continue your New Years Resolution to Get Healthy! Save 50% Off Whole House Water Filters at Aquasana! Coupon Code available in LinkShare.

Dates: 2/1/17 – 3/31/17

Network: LinkShare

 Checks-SuperStore.com

Deal: Save 20% off Computer Checks at Checks SuperStore! Use Code: COMPUTER20; Save 20% off Designer Checks at Checks SuperStore! Use Code: DESIGNER20; Save $2 off Designer Checks at Checks SuperStore! Use Code: 2OFFDESIGNER; Discount Checks starting at only $2.99 at Checks Superstore. Shop Now!

Dates: 2/1/17 –  2/28/17

Network: CJ & SAS

 MiniInTheBox.com 

Deal: Save $5 OFF $45+. Use code: V5MITB45; Valentine Jewelry & Watch Sale! Save $4 OFF $36. Use code: ACC4MITB

Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/14/17

Network: CJ, IF, SAS, AW, Commission Factory, Webgains, TradeDoubler, NetAffiliation

 Spartan Race 

Deal: Become a Spartan Obstacle Specialist! Save $25; Save 10% off and $10 off any upcoming Reebok Spartan Race (US races only)! Coupon Codes available in IR. Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/28/17 Network: Impact Radius

 Super Cheap Signs 

Deal: Save 10% off on Customer Posters! Use Code: POSTERS10; Save $10 off Lapel Sticker – Available for Quantity of 1000 or more. Use Code: LAPEL10; Save 10% off on 24″X32″ Aluminum Signs. Use Code: ALUM10; Save $5 Off your next Spinner Sign order – Use Code: SPINNER5

Dates: Ongoing

Network: Affiliate Window

 Strideline.com 

Deal: Looking for a Fun Valentine’s Day Gift? Check out Strideline’s Novelty Socks + NCAA socks and more! Enjoy FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on any orders of $20 or more at Strideline! Discount auto-applied at checkout, No code needed. Valid for US customers only; Enjoy FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING on any 4 pairs or more at Strideline! Discount auto-applied at checkout, No code needed. Valid for US customers only; World’s Premier Custom Socks at Strideline! No code needed. Get Your Free Design Now

Dates: Ongoing

Network: Affiliate Window