The very first report came out in the spring of 2003 and I offered a presentation on it at the Affiliate Force conference, which took location April 24-28, 2003 aboard the Carnival Imagination cruise liner.
It was during this cruise conference that Missy Ward and I presented together in a session for the very first time.
Back in the early 2000s, there was not a lot of information on affiliate marketing, and I would like to know more about what was going on. I decided to make my own report of data on the industry and signed up AffStat.com on October 29, 2002.
At the time I was the ClubMom.com Affiliate Manager, as well as the President of the United States chapter of the Internet Affiliate Marketing Association.
It was likewise the time the 2 people became disenfranchised with Affiliate Force and the work we were doing to construct it up. So we made strategies to launch our own conference, which could have easily faded away as rubbish we spouted off about at one of the cruise bars.
We got on the phone a couple of weeks later on and AffiliateSummit.com was signed up on May 19, 2003.
Throughout the years AffStat was folded into Affiliate Summit.
Less than six months later on we had our first event, and there was never ever another Affiliate Force.