December 30, 2016

Schaaf-PartnerCentric: The Best of 2016

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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2016 is coming to a close and we can’t help feeling so blessed and thankful as we look back at our best year yet! This phenomenal year was Schaaf-PartnerCentric’s 10th year in business; a year of new adventures, milestones, and building meaningful relationships! Here’s a quick little recap of a few of our best’s from 2016!

 

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Best Infographic– Thirty percent of all annual retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas. Everyone loves a success story and ours comes to you in the form of a fabulous informative infographic!  Our Thanksgiving-Cyber Monday results infographic was our favorite this year! We were blown away by our results and know you will be too! See infographic here!

 

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Best Blog Post- Our most beloved blog this year was our 10th Anniversary blog series! Schaaf-PartnerCentric started with 2 brothers and a dream and today is where meaningful relationships are built and everyone dreams of working. We are so fortunate to be members of the SPC family and so delighted you are too! Take a look at SPC’s 10th Anniversary series here!

 

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Best News– Our pick for the Best News of 2016 should come as no surprise. In May, Pinterest announced it would allow affiliate links again!  This is music to our ears and should be to yours too! If you aren’t sure why this is a game changer allow us to remind you here and here!

 

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Best Edition of ‘Meet the Team:SPC MVPs’ – One of the most special of monthly series we write here at SPC is ‘Meet the Team: SPC MVPs’ where we help you get to know some of the SPC family a little better! But our favorite edition was when we introduced you to two of the incredible women that lead us at SPC, Stephanie Harris and Julie Ávila!

 

We hope your year has been as unforgettable as ours has and we THANK YOU for all the love and support you’ve given us over the last 1o years.  We can’t wait to make more memories with you in 2017!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at Schaaf-PartnerCentric!




November 23, 2016

10 Things We’re Thankful For Our 10th Year In Business!

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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Schaaf-PartnerCentric is celebrating 10 years in business and we have so much to be thankful for! Here are just a few of the many blessings we give thanks for this holiday season!

1. Our Team- 

“I am thankful to you all that choose to work for SPC every day- I know each and every one of you has options and I do not take for granted that it’s a voluntary decision on your part every day to get up and recommit to excellent work and your team here at SPC. THANK YOU!”

– Stephanie Harris, CEO of Schaaf-PartnerCentric

“Our employees are truly some of the best in the industry. They go above and beyond every day and are a dream team to work with!” – Julie Àvila, VP of Client Services

“I am so thankful for our amazing team and this wonderful company. When I tell my friends about the perks I have, they are always jealous!” – Alexis Simek, Project Manager of Technology

 2. Our Clients! – Where would we be without our amazing and loyal clients?! We are especially thankful for those of you who’ve been with us from the start!

“I’m grateful for clients that view us as an extension of their team, not merely a service provider.” –Tom Rathbone, Head of Technology

“I’m thankful for our clients who trust us to grow their programs and hit their KPI’s.”

– Julie Stepkowski, Sr. Affiliate Program Manager

3. Our Partners, big and small!- We are grateful for our wonderful affiliate and technology partners who have joined with us in meeting countless client goals with quality products, technology and services.  Affiliate marketing truly is a relationship business and we couldn’t do what we do best without them!

4. Work/Life Flexibility- 

“I am thankful for being able to drop my little girls off at school in the morning since home is my office.” – Erinn Groh, Affiliate Program Manager

“I am thankful for the flexibility I have working for SPC. I can meet my family in South Korea while working!” – Gayoung Lee, Affiliate Marketing Analyst

5. Our Values-

“I am so thankful not only to work for a thriving company with brilliant individuals, but most of all that I work for a company to be PROUD of and who is proud of me.  Schaaf-PartnerCentric values and utilizes my gifts both personally and professionally. It is such a blessing to work for leaders who care for and genuinely appreciate their team members.”

– Dana Pezzin, Marketing Coordinator

6. A Thriving Industry- 

“I am thankful for the ever-changing and exciting industry we work in and the phenomenal network agency reps we get to partner with to help our clients meet their goals every day.”

– Dan Fink, Sr. Affiliate Program Manager

7. The Internet- The Internet has made it possible for even the smallest companies to sell their products and services around the world and to work with employees in remote locations like SPC.  And the rise of social media allows for a direct line to customers and clients which can create very targeted opportunities. Without the internet we wouldn’t thrive as a company and you wouldn’t be reading this post!

8. Mobile growth- Mobile growth has been outpacing other advertising sectors and is expected to remain on this trajectory because of the explosive growth of mobile devices. We are grateful for the added growth opportunities and marketing strategies this can translate to for our clients (like pay per call, geo targeting, online to offline, etc).

9. Team Bonding at DisneyWorld- SPC treated the team and their beloved families to an unforgettable trip to DisneyWorld this past September and it was an unbelievable opportunity to spend time together and bond with each other and our loved ones!

10. Passion- 10 years ago two brothers driven by passion and a dream, Brook & Forrest Schaaf, started Schaaf-PartnerCentric. Flash forward 10 years and their dream is now a reality driven by a dream team of very passionate employees!

“I am thankful for the most amazing team in the industry.”

– Forrest Schaaf, Partner & Co-Founder

Happy Thanksgiving!

from All of Us at Schaaf-PartnerCentric




October 07, 2016

Be Our Guest! Schaaf-PartnerCentric 10 Year Anniversary DisneyWorld Recap

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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Schaaf-PartnerCentric is celebrating 1O YEARS in business!  As ya’ll know, SPC is one big happy family and our team’s work makes the dream work!  We love our employees and when we work hard, we play hard! Where better to play together and reminisce on countless happy memories than the Happiest Place on Earth? This September we sent our team and their beautiful families to Orlando for fun in the sun at Disney World and we want to share our adventure with you! Beautiful meals, lip sync battles, penthouse dining partnered with Disney World firework displays and Magic Kingdom scavenger hunting are just a few of the unforgettable moments we will always cherish! We hope that you, our valued clients and partners, get a kick out of these memories and feel as though you were there with us!

 

Mickey & Minnie threw us a fabulous welcome party…

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We wined & dined at the top of the Disney Contemporary and had an unrivaled view of the beautiful fireworks show…

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We made new friends and amazing memories with dear old ones…

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And we scavenged all over the Magic Kingdom…

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Hakuna Matata, SPC Family! We hope you are celebrating 10 years with us wherever you are!!

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August 17, 2016

SPC Turns 10: Team Volunteer Day

Author : Morgan Simon

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You read that right folks, Schaaf-PartnerCentric is officially 10 years old! In celebration of our anniversary, we will be starting a monthly series for the rest of 2016 where we will share some of the SPC behind-the-scenes story. Our focus as a company is on building meaningful relationships, and we truly believe that is what has allowed us to reach this milestone. We are eternally grateful to you; our employees, clients, affiliates, technology partners, and industry supporters for helping us get here. 

Last month we shared the Top Reasons that Employees Love Working at SPC, and this month we wanted to thank both our employees and our community by having a Schaaf-PartnerCentric Gives Back Day in honor of our 10th Anniversary. All employees were given a half day on July 21st to volunteer for a cause that was near and dear to their hearts. Because of our remote work environment, we have employees across the country and our team was able to devote time to a variety of organizations. Here are just a few of our favorite pictures from the day…

Cleaning Up the Local Lakes and Beaches

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Serving at Animal Shelters

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Volunteering with CASA

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July 27, 2016

Top Reasons Employees Love Working at SPC!

Author : Morgan Simon

spc10_fireworks_blogimageYou read that right folks, Schaaf-PartnerCentric is officially 10 years old! In celebration of our anniversary, we will be starting a monthly series for the rest of 2016 where we will share some of the SPC behind-the-scenes story. Our focus as a company is on building meaningful relationships, and we truly believe that is what has allowed us to reach this milestone. We are eternally grateful to you; our employees, clients, affiliates, technology partners, and industry supporters for helping us get here. 

Last month we shared our 10 top client quotes, and this month we wanted to share a bit more about what motivates our employees to provide such great service to our clients. Here are the Top Reasons our employees love working at Schaaf-PartnerCentric…

Fun Personalities

“The helpfulness, fun personalities and incredible knowledge of all the employees at SPC is why I enjoy working here!” – Kristine Kirschke, Affiliate Program Manager/ REACH Team Lead

Eager to Help Out

“I love the team! Everyone is so wonderful to work with and eager to help one another out.” – Erinn Groh, Affiliate Program Manager

Work/ Life Balance

“I LOVE so many things about working here, the people, the autonomy to be trusted to do what I do best, ability to work remote, but most importantly I love that around lunch time or random times of the day I can take a quick break to go downstairs and give my little boys a quick kiss and play with them.  That will never get old!” – Lisette Howard, Director of Client Services, Performance

Constantly Learning

“I love working at SPC because I love our smart, hard working, fun team. I love that we are a small company and it’s pretty easy to get to know everyone and that I’m constantly learning! Everyday!” – Adrienne Erreca, Director of Client Services, Operations

Willing to Try New Things

“I love that our leadership team supports trying new techniques and strategies – both for our clients and our own company. We are able to have creative freedom as employees, which in turn, makes us more innovative as a company.” – Morgan Simon, Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager

Direct Results

” I love working at SPC because of  my fantastic, supportive colleagues with a great senses of humor! I also love seeing direct results from my tasks (i.e. recruiting and optimizing a certain affiliate in a client’s program that ends up being a top performer!)” – Megan Sabo, Affiliate Program Manager

We Get Results

“I love working at SPC because great people work here!  We have a supportive environment, positive culture and celebrate success. We provide the highest level of service, work hard and get results.” – Angela Stockman, Affiliate Program Manager

Productive, Fantastic Team

“First and foremost, this is a fantastic team.  We really try to protect the culture — if there’s a bully, if there’s someone who’s not up to snuff, or if they are just not aligned with our values, we take action.  What that creates is a really strong team of talented, productive, like-minded people who really respect and like each other.  A lot of this team has been with each other for years and years.  I myself have been here for years and years.  This is a company that wants to make this place so good that an A player wants to stay forever.  And to that end, it’s a great work/life balance, while still being dynamic and interesting and fun.  We do our team and family retreats and you can see  how excited people are to see each other and get closer with their families.  This is a special thing and I think it takes a special company to invest in that kind of bonding and rapport-building.” – Stephanie Harris, CEO

Now that you know why our team loves working here, we’d love to chat with you. If you are interested in experiencing our rock star team first hand click here to setup your complimentary program audit. We want to work our magic for your company, too! 




June 28, 2016

10 Favorite Client Quotes in Honor of SPC’s 10th Anniversary!

Author : Morgan Simon

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You read that right folks, Schaaf-PartnerCentric is officially 10 years old! In celebration of our anniversary, we will be starting a monthly series for the rest of 2016 where we will share some of the SPC behind-the-scenes story. Our focus as a company is on building meaningful relationships, and we truly believe that is what has allowed us to reach this milestone. We are eternally grateful to you; our employees, clients, affiliates, technology partners, and industry supporters for helping us get here. 

To kick off the celebrating, we’d love to share 10 of our very favorite client quotes from the past 10 years…

One Step Ahead

“The best part about working with Schaaf has been the day to day communication with our account manager.  She is always one step ahead of us in shaping goals for our affiliate program.  She’s always very responsive and doesn’t hesitate to look in to any issues that arise.  I also have gained full trust in her and Schaaf that they’re putting our best interests first and won’t do anything we’re not comfortable with.”

Going Above and Beyond

“I wanted to reach out and inform you about the outstanding job done by [your account managers] recently. We were are all collaborating on a large project recently, but then the [New York Office] was hit by Hurricane Sandy followed up by a major snow storm. When I was finally able to return back to work I was overjoyed to see that they took all responsibilities upon themselves to manage the entire project. They clearly went above and beyond to ensure the mission was completed. Having employees like these two ladies says a great deal about the quality of Schaaf-Partner Centric. I want to thank you and them for helping us out when we needed it most.”

Great Partnerships

“We really enjoy doing business with Schaaf-PartnerCentric and their clients. They consistently keep adding to their great portfolio of advertisers, and I have been extremely impressed with the knowledge and dedication of their account teams. We have great partnerships with many of their clients and are looking forward to expanding our business with them. We have a big presence in the software sector and Schaaf-PartnerCentric has played a key role in our growth.”

True Professionals

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with our Account Manager and Schaaf-PartnerCentric over the last several years. They are true professionals and understand what it takes to create win-win partnerships.”

Dedicated to Producing Results

“Schaaf-PartnerCentric has been one of the most responsive and data-driven agencies we’ve worked with. The Program Managers at Schaaf-PartnerCentric are always open to testing new strategies for optimization, and they’re dedicated to helping us grow our programs and producing results. We’re grateful for our relationship with Schaaf-PartnerCentric, and we’re excited to continue to grow our business with their help!”

Professional and Responsive

“Schaaf PC has been an amazing partner to work with for a number of merchants we have across our sites. They’re entire team is always very professional, very responsive, and always ensures that the relationships forged through affiliate benefit all parties involved. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any brand at any level that wishes to grow their business through the affiliate marketing channel.”

Impart Confidence

“Working with Schaaf-PartnerCentric gives me confidence while running marketing campaigns. Their expertise is undeniable! It’s great to have a partner that helps me help achieve goals and investigate new opportunities in a friendly and timely manner. I can depend on Schaaf-PartnerCentric to come through when I need it.”

Passionate about Performance Marketing

“Schaaf-PartnerCentric is always reliable with their passion, which makes you happy during work and their professional way of conducting business. They have such magic power to have you believe that you can count on them. And it always turns out you can indeed.”

Understands the Industry

“The Schaaf-PartnerCentric Team is communicative, flexible and understands the multi-channel options within affiliate marketing. The team is friendly and open to new ideas that benefit both the merchant and the publisher. Whether on the phone, via email or meeting face-to-face, their team instills pride in their merchants, partnerships and emphasis on relationship building.”

Overcome Barriers

“Schaaf-PartnerCentric has helped us overcome barriers in recruiting new categories of publishers. Through dedication and perseverance Schaaf-PartnerCentric has helped us tap into new categories to help expand our affiliate program and reach a wider audience.

The team at Schaaf-PartnerCentric has made our life easier as an advertiser in many ways. We can trust Schaaf-PartnerCentric to recruit the best publishers for our program on a daily basis. With their knowledge and network of affiliates they’re a key asset in growing the amount of active publishers in our different campaigns.”

Now that you know why our clients love us, we’d love to chat with you. If you are interested in experiencing our rock star team first hand click below to setup your complimentary program audit. We want to work our magic for your company, too! 

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