January 06, 2017

Schaaf-PartnerCentric is Hiring: We Want YOU!

Author : Morgan Simon

It’s 2017 and the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team is doing BIG things. Our client’s programs are growing, we’re innovating our strategies, and our team is expanding! We are looking for hardworking, smart, passionate team players ready to make their mark in the affiliate marketing industry.

Why SPC? We’re great if we do say so ourselves. Besides the great company, we also offer:

  • Remote Work Environment
  • Competitive Pay
  • Annual Company Retreat (In 2016 we took our employees AND their families to Disney World!)
  • Flexible Vacation Time
  • Paid Volunteer Time Every Quarter
  • Health/ Wellness Reimbursement

We currently have several positions available – take a look below at all of our current openings:

Senior Affiliate Program Manager

Associate Affiliate Marketing Specialist

Strategic Opportunities Specialist

Full-Time Marketing Analyst

Internal Support




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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February 18, 2016

How To Create A Successful Relationship with your OPM

Author : Kristine Kirschke

Schaaf-PartnerCentric OPM

With over 10 years offering outsourced program management services, and a collective experience of over 100 years amongst our seasoned team, we felt we might have a tip or two about what makes the client/agency relationship tick! Building meaningful relationships is a core value at Schaaf-PartnerCentric; so cultivating and nurturing the relationships we have with both advertisers and affiliate partners is at the heart of what we do, every day.

Communication
To ensure I was representing Schaaf-PartnerCentric as a whole, I decided to conduct a survey with our affiliate management team about what they felt makes a great relationship between an OPM and a client. The feedback had an underlying theme…communication. We often hear that good communication is the foundation of a healthy relationship, but typically associate it with what is needed for a romantic relationship to thrive. Turns out, it is equally important in the professional realm. But, what is it exactly that we should be sharing and how do we do it within the OPM and client setting?

An Open Book
We widely accept that honesty, sharing, and trust are needed for a healthy relationship. As an OPM, we consider being candid and forthcoming a necessity, so that issues, should they arise, can be laid out on the table before they fester.  For us, this is the only way to discuss real strategy and adjust accordingly. Along these same lines, transparency about the work an OPM is doing across a client’s company, especially with key decision makers, is critical. Regularly sharing the performance of the program including wins, losses, and how the affiliate channel stacks up against other marketing channels will proactively answer questions from ‘higher ups’. An OPM never wants to be in a position where decision makers begin questioning the value an agency offers their company. It’s also important to keep in mind that an OPM wants to be an expert on a client’s business. Tell them about new product launches, explain why your product or service is better, and send samples if you can.

Ultimately, the ongoing dialogue between a client and OPM should educate and create visibility, which creates trust, which leads to a deeper level of ‘professional’ intimacy where sharing is easy!

Attention, Please
Oh, how spectacular the courtship phase of a relationship is! We hang onto each others’ every last word and the rest of the world falls away with our full attention. We can’t wait to see each other again, and wouldn’t dare miss an opportunity to spend time together. While this analogy may be a bit over-the-top, the point is a client and agency need to continue to show up and stay engaged, even when the honeymoon phase is over. This is fairly straight forward in the affiliate world: respond to emails in a timely fashion, ask questions when you need further clarification, show up for weekly meetings and deliver the information and assets needed to move initiatives forward. Keep the spark alive! Otherwise, stagnation sets in and we become disillusioned with where the relationship is headed.

Heads Up
Change is inevitable, even in the best of relationships. Being notified of upcoming changes means being properly equipped to handle the change, and this translates into a smooth, seamless transition. Otherwise, it translates into a major strategy upset!

For example, no one wants to be faced with the dreaded D word….Down Tracking! It is critical that a client provide advance notification of web site or platform changes which can impact the tracking of affiliate transactions. Tracking tests will undoubtedly need to be placed to ensure there is no interruption. Equally important are changes to an advertiser’s discounts and offers, which requires lead time for an OPM to properly communicate to affiliate partners. Outside of technology and offer changes, personnel changes are never fun to hear about after the fact. Receiving a bounce-back to an email sent to your current point of contact happens more often than you’d think!

Better yet, is the company headed in a new direction? Have the goals of the affiliate channel changed? Every OPMhas been blind-sided by these types of big changes at one time or another…after the client has decided how it will play out in their affiliate program. While directional changes may be necessary and in the best interest of a client, it’s important to leverage your OPM to develop a strategy on how to best implement the changes before all the decisions have been made, instead of leaving the OPM on the sidelines.

The ultimate relationship between an OPM and client really comes down to being in-step and on the same page, so that you can work together toward a common goal. Communication is key! At Schaaf-PartnerCentric, our goal is to be your trusted advisor, and both the transfer of knowledge with full disclosure is needed on both sides to make this happen.