What a year this week has been already, and it’s still young… We’ve got a ton of fun newZ lined up plus ABZs! I’m also still working on my forthcoming course and will share more on that soon — stay tuned! For Affiliate ABZs this week, I’m kind of digging my fundamentals streak, and I’m doling out a new Affiliate Marketing Checklist. Subscribe today to get this week’s Checklist, last week’s Affiliate Marketing 101… plus the other two dozen other posts, deep dives, and educational content I’ve made on this here newZletter!
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As Gisele said to Tom, here we go babe.
NBC has greenlit America’s Got Talent: All-Stars. The all-star cast will feature winners, finalists and fan favorites from previous seasons. Executive producer and everyone’s favorite dick Simon Cowell will judge with Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Because we’re all a bunch of sick, twisted psychos, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story officially ranks as Netflix’s second most popular English-language series of all time. Falling second only to a different sick, twisted series, Stranger Things 4.
RHOBH three-part reunion kicked off this week. Andy Cohen bravely stirs the pot with delight as the Housewives revisit Season 12 drama.
Fellow Bravoholics, Listen Up: Love Top Chef and Below Deck? Now you can spend more than your time on them! NBCUniversal announced a new metaverse shopping experience that brings Bravo fans “Top Chef” recipes, “Below Deck” destinations, and more.
Kim K launched a true crime podcast called The System: The Case of Kevin Keith. The cover still features her face, of course. 😉 But she’s laughing too. All the way to the bank. She took this week’s No. 1 slot on Spotify’s U.S. podcast chart, beating Joe Rogan and Meghan Markle.
Showtime’s The Man Who Fell to Earth in ending after its first season. After seeing what we’ve done with the place, I honestly don’t blame him for not wanting to stay.
The final chapter has come to a close for iconic Angela Lansbury, who had an epic career on Broadway, TV and film. She passed away on October 11 at age 96.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown comes to Apple TV+ this year, streaming free from October 28 to October 31.
In absolutely unsurprising and still terrifying newZ, a recent lawsuit alleges Amazon wrongly uses private voice recordings from its Alexa voice assistant to target ads. Amazon said “nuh uh” and is asking a federal judge to dismiss the suit.
Pinterest and food-themed studio and entertainment brand Chefclub have partnered up to create food content. The first episodes are live on the Chefclub page, featuring segments like Do It For the Pin.
Laughs on laughs.
ABZs: Affiliate Marketing Setup Checklist for Brands
Getting your or your client’s affiliate program up and running can sometimes be the biggest challenge of all. It’s not that it’s difficult…but there are a whole lot of moving parts and you’ve got to make sure they’re all marching to the same beat and primed to deliver the results you need. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by getting organized upfront. I’ve long talked about the importance of setup, and today I’m going to get you started in the right direction.
I’ve built a sample checklist that will not only help you get organized but also understand how to think about your program from all angles. Here’s what’s inside:
Brand Analysis & Competitive Landscape
Brand Asset Audit
Building Your Program
Planning the Pipeline
Avoiding Technical Kinks
Planning for Growth