Way back in 2003/2004 I worked with an awesome affiliate manager in Claire L., who worked at Partnerlogic, which has Intercasino, Interpoker etc. under that brand. She’s from the UK, and was just a phenomenal affiliate manager. I promoted them strongly mainly due to her, and even though I inadvertently sent a lot of bonus whores there and was costing them money some months, we still had a great relationship. Right from the beginning when I only had 3-4 players, to the end when I had over 3000 players there she was just phenomenal to work with.
She left them back in late 2006 I believe, and my relationship with Partnerlogic was never the same, although this was mainly due to the fact that whoever they hired to replace her was absolutely useless at responding to e-mails etc. Claire went to work with a new program Affiliate Club, but I was promoting too many casinos at the time already, and their poker room was on the boss network and I only promote Fortune Poker there.
So fast forward to London of January 2009, and I met up with Claire and we chatted, and I finally agreed to promote Affiliate Club. Well I was all set to do that this month when I got the bad news that they had recently sneaked in a change to their T&C. What it basically says is you can send them 12,000 casino players in January 2009 and make them $8 million dollars, yet if you don’t send them one new player in February 2009 they can cancel you as an affiliate, so you lose any future commission on those 12,000 players. Awesome, eh?
So I MSN’d Claire, and told her that unfortunately I wasn’t going to be working with her due to the new T&Cs. I was quite disappointed as I was looking forward to working with her again. Well then I got the good news from her – she was leaving there the end of this month, and told me where she is going next. I’m not sure if it’s public information yet so don’t want to write about it, but this is a place I already promote but have been asking them for a dedicated account manager so we can move forward, and BOOM, just like that, everything has worked out 🙂
Today’s a great fucking day.