Allison Matthews, Vice President of Membership and Community Development at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, wrote the following for the Partnership Newsletter about my recent “Affiliate of the Year” award.
Mike Allen, president of Shopping-Bargains.com, LLC received the “Affiliate of the Year” award at the third annual Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards Gala January 12 in Las Vegas.
Mike started his online business as a hobby in February 1999, but left MSU at the end of 2003 to work on the business full time. Shopping-Bargains.com now lists coupons and deals for about 2,000 online stores in the U.S. and U.K. markets. Mike has 6 part- time employees.
The Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards are affiliate marketing’s most prestigious, competitive honor. Award winners are recognized because they are innovative leaders with vision and influence.
More than 3,200 people attended the Affiliate Summit earlier this month. The Summit was founded in 2003 for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.
I am honored to have received this award and appreciate the hard work of my business partners and employees. I also appreciate the votes and support we received from the thousands of Affiliate Summit members and attendees. On a personal level, I am humbled to be recognized with this award. It is a privilege to be singled out among so many successful affiliates for this honor. I thank all, including our valuable customers, who made this possible.
Next month we will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Shopping-Bargains.com. Through all these years we are pleased to have been able to help individuals, families and businesses pay less when they shop online. We look forward to continued service and invite the feedback and suggestions of our customers and partners. I also thank all who have ever shopped with us.