Interview with Jeannine Crooks from Awin about how destinations and travel brands can use affiliate marketing.
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As the Client Services Manager with Awin US, Jeannine Crooks works closely with many of their largest programs such as Viator, Etsy, eBags, and Lonely Planet. She is a frequent speaker at numerous events including Affiliate Management Days, TBEX and Affiliate Summit. Jeannine works with all types of publishers, especially bloggers, helping each to maximize their affiliate earnings. Jeannine, her photographer husband Brad, and their two Siberian Huskies live south of Denver.
Fun fact: Jeannine was the big winner on an episode of “Wheel of Fortune.”
Hosts: Leif Pettersen of Leif Pettersen PR and Chris Christensen of BloggerBridge.com and AmateurTraveler.com.
Last Summer my wife and I and planned a trip to Washington D.C. We bought our airline tickets and the next day I received an email from a BloggerBridge customer that wanted to know if I wanted to take a guided tour of the Air and Space Museum in exchange for a blog post. I am a huge (space) nerd so I did and we had a great time.
But… how did they know? I had not gone into BloggerBridge and added that trip to my schedule. Instead, my BloggerBridge account is connected to my account at TripIt.com. When I book a trip I just forward the confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt keeps track of my trips. This can work even with a free TripIt.com account. Every day in the wee hours of the morning BloggerBridge connects to TripIt and sees if I have new trips scheduled. If it finds some it updates my schedule and then sees if any company is looking for bloggers coming to that city.
Could we make it any easier?
To tie your BloggerBridge account to TripIt click on the schedule tab on your blogger profile and click on “Authorize TripIt”.