Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Day-After-Christmas

I'm back in the office after a long weekend filled with family, good food, good drink, good gifts and good friends (one in particular). It's time to get ready for a quick start for 2007. I know, I know... we still have a few days left in 2006. But, in affiliate marketing, this week is usually used to catch our breathe after the hectic holiday shopping season.

I'll be working on the Q1 '07 Blair affiliate promotions calendar and will be sharing the January promotion with Blair.com Affiliates later this week, before I head out for another long weekend on Thursday afternoon. The January promotion will actually begin on January 2nd, because I won't be in the office on New Year's Day. My boys and I have other plans for the first day of 2007!

I'll be attending the Affiliate Summit taking January 21-23 in Las Vegas. The Summit is once again being held at Bally's on the strip. My flight doesn't get in until early evening on Sunday the 21st, but I'm hoping to see everyone later that evening at the Affiliate Jam Session being hosted by Shareasale!

To sum it up -- I'm looking forward to a big first month in 2007!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all Blair.com partners (and anyone else who happens upon this blog)! The Blair.com Affiliate Program has had another banner year (no pun intended) and I'd like to thank you for your hard work and commitment.

Celebrate, relax and enjoy time with family and/or friends. I'll have some great promotions available when we get back in 2007, so we can get an early start on another incredible year.

By the way... we included a few recipes in our Blair.com Newsletter. If you're interested in recipes for Irresistible Turtle Fudge and Santa's Favorite Peanut Butter Chip Cookies, click here.

Once again, enjoy the holidays!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Dang! I've been tagged by Kim!

OK. OK. I'm not usually one to post these goofy things, but Kim is a friend of mine and it's the holiday season, so, just this once...

The story goes like this --

I was blog tagged by Kim, who was tagged by Shmuly who was tagged by Kris who was tagged by shoemoney who was tagged by Andy who was tagged by Avinash...

According to the “blog tag rules”, I'm supposed to tell you five things about myself that most people don’t know and then tag 5 new people to be it. Unfortunately, I've been watching this game make the rounds for the past week or so, and now most of the people I know have already been "it".

Hmmm... what can I reveal about myself and still keep my job managing affiliates for Blair.com? Kim had some good ideas, so I'll stick with a few of hers!

1. I began my career at Blair Corp. sorting mail as a summer job, and also worked loading trucks during college semester breaks.

2. My first car was a 1983 Renault Alliance. Yep! That's the company who made the "Le Car". Are they even still in business? (Actually, before that I shared a 1978 Oldsmobile Omega with my brother that we got from my Grandfather when he passed away.)

3. I graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA with a major in English and dual minors in Economics and Religious Studies.

4. In my youth, several summers were spent at Pioneer Ranch Boys Camp in East Hickory, PA. One of my fellow campers was Phil Isaly, who's family had invented the Klondike Bar back in the early 1900's. Every summer Phil's dad would bring up a load of Klondike Bars for everyone at the camp.

5. If I make it to January, I'll have been employed by Blair Corporation for 18 years.

OK, Brad, Julia, Susan, Heather and Vinny... YOU'RE IT!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A reminder about shipping cut-offs for the holidays

Don't forget, folks! With only 11 days left until Christmas, and 2 weekends in-between, Blair.com is urging shoppers to use 2nd Day Air shipping to guarantee the arrival of the gift purchases before the big day. As I posted earlier, you can promote a free shipping upgrade at Blair.com to your site visitors. Shoppers must use 2nd Day Air shipping thru 3pm Eastern on 12/18 and Next Day Air shipping through 3pm Eastern on 12/19 for Christmas deliveries.

And one more thing! Blair.com Gift Cards make the perfect last-minute gift. Shoppers can select the e-gift card option and have their gift emailed to the recipient all the way through 12/22. E-gift cards are delivered within one business day!

Happy Holidays, and thanks for choosing to partner with Blair.com!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Free 2-Day Shipping Upgrade at Blair.com

Shoppers can get their holiday purchases from Blair.com a bit quicker if you place our last affiliate promotion of the year on your website. Place one of the banners or text link available at Performics and CJ on your website, and shoppers will receive a FREE 2-Day Shipping upgrade with EVERY purchase!

Happy Holidays!