CX Digital Affiliate Advisory Board

So I’ve been up in Toronto for the CX Digital Affiliate Advisory Board all this week and well, that’s why I haven’t blogged lately.

So what is the AAB? Basically they flew 15 of the “top affiliates” in the industry with various backgrounds to discuss current issues in affiliate marketing and what we want from affiliate networks. I say “top affiliates” because realistically most of the wealthiest affiliates like staying under the radar and not going to anything. Needless to say there were some very smart PPC guys and mailers there. They also kept saying “this isn’t about CX”, but I mean comeon…yeah it is. Anywho, here’s what happened :

We woke up the first day and started the roundtable discussion at 10am. We talked about what’s hot now, emerging trends, and raised ethical questions in affiliate marketing (that was a long and interesting discussion). A lot of people were very open in sharing how they do things and what sort of niches they run. I was pretty open in saying a lot of what I promote and how I promote it because it doesn’t really matter if people know. Anyways it was more fun than anything for me, I just liked getting out of the office and talking about the industry with a lot of cool and young people (the mailers there were the oldest and by far the wealthiest hah).

Then they took us all out to dinner (they sent my gf to the spa at the hotel -really nice hotel btw- for the day) and it was another good time. There were 2 long tables and everybody divided pretty comically – all the affiliates were at 1 table discussing business and strategies and all the CX managers/owners/staff were at the other long table. My girlfriend and I were at the CX table and basically just goofed off True Tier 1 Gay style the whole time. Afterwards they took us out to a club and most of us got our groove on pretty hard. There ended up being a battle between me and Raj between 1 handed pushups and straight levitation. Good times for sure.

Next day we had the advisory board thing again at 10am…everybody was there on time…except for me. I kinda slept in until noon and got there when it was halfway over haha. We talked about building the “perfect affiliate network” and what we liked/disliked about networks. Then we went out to another really nice dinner, goofed off some more, and then most people were worn out from the first night so there wasn’t much dancing. The restaurant turned into a club and we stayed there for a bit and my g/f and I went back to the room.

Saturday comes along and we get to sleep in until noon again, and it basically was a free day. I went out shopping with my AM Fraser and g/f and CX bought me a really nice overcoat………..oh sh@t I have an urge to talk like Amit!!!

CX Digital took me out and bought me an AMAZING designer overcoat. The total cost with tax was around $1,500 and it was the absolute best designer coat on the market. I would not have been able earn such expensive things if I wasn’t the superest of affiliates!


Erm, anyways. So then we walked around the city with some other affiliates/CX people for a few hours before dinner. Then we went out to another nice dinner, and as everybody left for the club my girlfriend and I drove home because we had to be home on Sunday. So I just wanted to make this post saying thank you to CX for bringing us all in and I’m already en route to making money with one of the guys I met. Here’s a few pics from the time :

Night 1 dinner, me, Jen, and Fraser.

Night 1 dancing, Mike (CX affiliate manager) and I.

Night 3 dinner, a bunch of people.

Take note of the creep guy in the middle (that is NOT me).


  1. Tip Jar
    October 6, 2008

    Looks like a sweet trip, I wish my AM’s would buy me stuff

  2. October 6, 2008

    Hey Paul,

    nice post… ;)

    quick question… about the “wealthiest am’s” and mailers… u mean direct mail right? can u talk a little about that strategy? are they driving to a landing page and collecting opt ins first?


  3. October 6, 2008


  4. October 6, 2008

    Nope, mailing as in sending out millions of emails.

  5. Konrad
    October 6, 2008

    I applaud the choice of nicks picture.

  6. c0py
    October 6, 2008

    rather a polite word for spammers if you ask me.

  7. October 6, 2008

    ah gotcha lol

  8. October 6, 2008

    Nice photos & I like the sarcasm tone…
    I was brought to a similar meet up in Mauritius for a week last year & most of the guys there were also mailers, or should that be spamers…great time was had though.

  9. Brandon
    October 6, 2008

    “CX Digital took me out and bought me an AMAZING designer overcoat. The total cost with tax was around $1,500 and it was the absolute best designer coat on the market. I would not have been able earn such expensive things if I wasn’t the superest of affiliates!”

    LOL – So dead on, it’s kinda creepy! :P

  10. October 6, 2008

    WOW sounds like a fun fun time you had out there with your gf…hmmm:)

  11. October 6, 2008

    Cool, I finally get to see some pictures with you. glad to see you have fun and glad you’ve decided to share it with us in a post.

  12. October 6, 2008

    Oh i love the way you talked like Amit lol, sounds so funny!

  13. October 6, 2008

    you mentioned “I was pretty open in saying a lot of what I promote and how I promote it because it doesn’t really matter if people know” …


    You gonna tell us?

  14. JS
    October 6, 2008

    Damn, your gf is hot!! When I become the best affiliate do I get one of those too?

  15. October 6, 2008

    Man the “advisory board”?

    That’s big boy stuff, congrats.

    Great pics, You sure did have fun.


  16. October 7, 2008

    hey man fuck you if you got a problem with the way i post come down to boston for a spanking.

  17. Donk
    October 7, 2008

    It looks like you need to be the center of attention huh?

  18. October 7, 2008

    ha no way i guess he was only talking about the people out there in CX digital.

  19. October 7, 2008

    hahahahahahahahaaha that is so fucking funny. Amit how about some hand to hand man to man fight with paul hahahahahaha this is so funny.

  20. Konrad
    October 7, 2008

    Don’t listen to the haters, they are just jealous of your corduroy pants.

  21. October 7, 2008

    CX Digital rocks. I wish I’d found them sooner not knowing that they have their team do custom landing pages if I asked. Certainly would help me roll out new campaigns at a faster rate than my 1 per millennia.

  22. October 7, 2008

    Nice post. I love seeing the HQ pictures. The event looked like a blast. I would like to see some more videos up. Hopefully some video tutorials and such. I just got Camtasia Studio and started making videos, so I enjoy seeing the techniques that other marketers use in their videos. I just did my first video, it is posted on my blog.
    It is a tutorial on Tube Automator and how to use it to boost your YouTube videos to the main pages of YouTube to make money at YouTube video marketing. Click on my name if you want to see my video. Be sure to comment, I hope the video is good enough for you guys.

  23. October 8, 2008

    Konrad might as well live in the states, he comes over on affiliate trips like every week it seems, good stuff!

  24. October 8, 2008

    It’s cool that you were selected for that. It must have been great exchanging ideas with other industry leaders. Great photos!

  25. October 8, 2008

    Very nice post. I’ve been working with CX a bit lately and I definitely like some of their offers. I have never heard of anything like what you went to though. That’s a pretty cool idea, more of those should be done so you can go tell those affiliate networks what we want!

  26. Tob
    October 8, 2008

    Konrad buddy, you were in Canada and didn’t come visit me??

  27. October 10, 2008

    Cool pics. Would have loved to be there!

  28. Mike
    October 13, 2008

    Ha! Love the Amit joke!

  29. October 18, 2008

    You can now watch free tv on your pc! Check it out, this is totally rocking awesome!

  30. October 23, 2008

    Weren’t you just ripping on CX digital on a forum thread like 2 months ago? Did they buy you back?

  31. October 28, 2008

    I am sure that there are plenty of positives out there, but what have you seen for yourself? Are you tuned in to my adaptable proposal A joke for you peoples! What does a dog get when it finishes obedience school? A pet degree.

  32. November 2, 2008

    Hey Paul –

    That “straight up levitation” I was doing was a crow. Yes, I was doing yoga on a dance floor.

    But those one-handed push ups were unreal. I think you have more strength in your pinky than I have in both arms. :)

    Good times brother! See you again soon.


  33. November 28, 2008

    I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during those meetings!

  34. January 28, 2009

    Stop fucking stalkin this guy

Leave a Comment