Holy Cow! What a fall. This past summer I wrote a blog reflecting on the industry changes that occurred during the middle of this year. Now, I am writing a blog reflecting on all the activity w/in Moss Affiliate Marketing this fall. This should be fun.
First of all- thank you affiliates. Quarter over quarter you over deliver. Keep on rocking rock stars. Great work.
Secondly, I am so proud of our team- you have all kicked some serious ass and have added so much value to our partners that will come to fruition in Q1, 2011. That means you Poppy, Wendy, Daniela, Brock, Brandon, Jenn, Brett, Jeff, Kate, Sunny, Kelly, and even ‘late to the party’ Brian! ☺
Personally, I was able to do some pretty cool things this fall- a quick jaunt to Mexico, a dip in the Playboy Mansion pool, and hanging with the NASCAR pit crews for a race were all a lot of fun… but, quite frankly paled in comparison to what we did with the company.
We added 3 high power executives to our company this fall. Many of you knew Jeff Coppock and Brett Moses from a past life. Through the BankRate acquisition we were able to add them to our team- that has been great. As with all things with a long sales cycle and technology integrations- the impact of what they have already accomplished won’t truly be felt until next year, but, trust me- from my view, the action behind the scenes at Moss is more exciting than I have ever seen in my career; a career that has witnessed tremendous innovation and success.
In November we added Brian Muskoff as our COO. I could not be happier about this move. He has come in and adapted to our quick pace, and complex business so quickly. I am so excited to see how he and Wendy (who so many of you have deservedly complimented throughout your integration processes) work together with our contractors to take technology/database/etc to the next level.
As a result we have been able to move Kate Budd out of day-to-day operation and back into Marketing where her experience is off the charts. She is looking forward to developing tools to help the affiliates market to maximize your profitability. Kate, thank you for all your efforts in operations these past two years- I can not thank you enough for what you have done. We would not have a company today without you.
And, of course, the lovely ladies in finance who work tirelessly to ensure you get paid the correct amount- and on time! Daniela, Sunny, and Kelly- you have all taken our databases, accounting, and payable area to a different level. Thank you for providing such a high level of service to our partners.
Last but not least- our account management team… the bread and butter of our entire business. Brandon, you have done a fantastic job of fearlessly leading that group and watching your evolution has been so much fun from my vantage point. Jenn, your communication strategy in providing actual value to our affiliates has been top of industry. And Brock- thank you for coming in and stepping up. Keep it up- your future has great things in store.
Friends, thanks for contributing to such a wonderful fall at MAM. I am so lucky to have such great people around me in every capacity of this business. As we go into the next year we aim to get bigger, better, and faster into your hands… stay tuned to see what that looks like. It will be a fun ride. Happy Holidays everyone. See you in 2011!!